New ‘Rogue One’ Clip Features Krennic Retrieving Galen Erso

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Tonight at Disney’s after hours event for the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Epcot center transformed Spaceship Earth into the Death Star and Lucasfilm unveiled a new clip from the upcoming film. The clip offers a brief look at the opening scene of the film which features Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), director of the advanced weapons research division of the Empire as he goes to the planet of Lah’mu to coerce scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) into returning to his work on the development of the Death Star’s superlaser. Listen closely for the callback to Revenge of the Sith.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16th.

The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Directed by Gareth Edwards.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

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Ben Mendelsohn Talks Darth Vader and Krennic

In just three weeks the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be here. The first standalone feature film in the Star Wars franchise is a direct prequel to the original classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The film follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and a band of rebel spies as they defy the odds, managing to steal the Death Star plans out from the Empire just as construction on the superweapon is being completed.

Spearheading the development of the Death Star is Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Krennic is specifically the director of advanced weapons research for the Imperial military. Think of him like a sinister Steve Jobs. He’s the man with the vision, but not necessarily the brains to realize the vision itself.

Krennic is a very unorthodox Imperial officer. He wasn’t born on Coruscant (most are) and he carries a blaster (none do). He’s a “working class” officer, as described by the film’s director Garreth Edwards. Edwards recently revealed Krennic has managed to work his way up the ranks “through sheer force of personality and ideas”. But unfortunately for Krennic, he’s hit the glass ceiling in the Empire and he’s counting on the Death Star operating at full power to take him to the next level.

As smart as Krennic is, he’s rather ignorant to the force. His ideas have gotten him far, but he’s still considered to be a small minded person with a limited understanding of the universe by the sith lord Darth Vader. As we already know, Vader was never impressed with the Death Star. But Vader follows orders from Emperor Palpatine and in Rogue One, Vader is tasked with overseeing the completion of the galactic superweapon after Krennics lack of progress has left the Emperor most displeased.

While speaking with Empire Magazine, Mendelsohn spoke about the dynamic between his character Krennic and Darth Vader:

“It’s fair to say Lord Vader and he aren’t friendly. Darth is very much about the Force. Krennic is force. Not really down with the whole mystical thing.”

Mendelsohn went further:

“He is truly a man that has made his own way up the chain through his own abilities. His weapon, for instance, is a very old type of blaster, because he’s an old warrior dude. He’s been put in charge of making this thing happen. And it’s gonna get done!”

We know the Death Star will be fully operational by the time of A New Hope, but whether or not Krennic is still alive by then remains to be seen.

Empire has also released a new photo of Krennic from Rogue One. The picture has me a bit curious as Mendelsohn’s hair is slightly longer and styled differently from everything else we have seen of his character. Could this still be from the reshoots? Or is it more likely to be from the flashback in the film? The flashback is set 15 years prior to the main plot sees Krennic coerce Jyn Erso’s father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) into providing his talents to help him construct the Death Star.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, 2016.

Produced by Lucasfilm, the film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Directed by Garreth Edwards.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

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‘Rogue One’: International Trailer #3 Will Leave You Screaming

Take cover people! Lucasfilm just dropped another international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s essentially a mashup of the last few trailers but it contains some brief new footage including a hilarious bit between Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) as well as some shots from the climactic space battle over Scariff that will leave you screaming just like the X-wing pilot seen in previous trailers. If you don’t want to see any more footage from the film I would suggest not watching, but if you love Star Wars and can’t help yourself like me, enjoy!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, 2016.

Produced by Lucasfilm, the film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk,  Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker with a script penned by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Garreth Edwards.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

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‘Rogue One’: TV Spot “Together” Inspires Hope in Dark Times

Hold on to your butts. It’s finally November and with Doctor Strange out of the way, the marketing campaign for the first Star Wars spin-off feature film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now in full effect as we ramp up to the film’s release next month on December 16th. Today Lucasfilm released the first official TV spot for the film and it manages to inspire hope in all of us Star Wars fans , leaving us salivating for more. December can’t some soon enough.

Hold on to your butts. It’s finally November and with Doctor Strange out of the way, the marketing campaign for the first Star Wars spin-off feature film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now in full effect as we ramp up to the film’s release next month on December 16th. Today Lucasfilm released the first official TV spot for the film and it manages to inspire hope in all of us Star Wars fans , leaving us salivating for more. December can’t some soon enough.

The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk,  Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker with a script penned by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Garreth Edwards.

Don’t forget we will also get a sneak peek at the film during the Disney Holiday Celebration on November 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.
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New ‘Rogue One’ Footage To Air During Disney Holiday Celebration

Are you aching to see more footage from the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead of its release? You’ll have your chance on November 24, at 8 pm. ET/PT on ABC during the Disney Magical Holiday Celebration.

Are you aching to see more footage from the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead of its release? You’ll have your chance on November 24, at 8 pm. ET/PT on ABC during the Disney Magical Holiday Celebration which will feature appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood. The celebration will be hosted by Derek and Julianne Hough.

Sometime during the show, we will get an exclusive look at Rogue One in what will most likely be a very short featurette offering a few glimpses of new footage interlaced with interviews from the cast.

The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk,  Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker with a script penned by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, directed by Garreth Edwards.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

‘Rogue One’ Director Explains How Director Krennic Fits in With The Empire

Since the main antagonist for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) was revealed, fans have wondered just how the character would fit into the pre-existing hierarchy of the Empire first introduced in the original classic A New Hope back in 1977.

Since the main antagonist for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) was revealed, fans have wondered just how the character would fit into the pre-existing hierarchy of the Empire first introduced in the original classic A New Hope back in 1977.

In an interview with USA Today, director Garreth Edwards divulged just exactly where Krennic stands with the Empire.

[Krennic] hits a brick wall in the hierarchy where they won’t let him in the club and it’s going to turn into a them-or-us situation: either Krennic or Tarkin and the others.

Edwards also added that Krennic is a “working-class” Imperial officer who ascended to his position “through sheer force of personality and ideas”.

Krennic hitting the brick wall or glass ceiling means that the character was most likely born in the outer rim of the galaxy. Fans who read the books know the Empire is extremely prejudiced against non-human species or those born outside the inner rim of the galaxy. Where is this guy from, Jelucan? One thing is for sure, he wasn’t born on Coruscant.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, 2016.

Head on over to USA Today read more of the interview with Edwards including a brief account of what it like shooting a scene with Mendelsohn opposite Darth Vader.

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

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‘Rogue One’ Hits UK Early; Possible Runtime Revealed

Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America.

Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America. I would recommend downloading the Chrome extension “Force Block” which will automatically block pages that could potentially contain spoilers if you are that concerned.

A possible runtime for the film has also made its way onto the page of an Australian film exhibitor called Event Cinemas. The film is rumored to clock in at 133 minutes (2 hours and 13 minutes) which is pretty average for a Star Wars film so there is a high probability this rumor is accurate. The longest Star Wars film to date is currently Attack of the Clones which sits at 142 minutes (2 hours and 22 minutes).

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

SOURCE: MAKING STAR WARS