Inside the Rogue One Panel at Celebration Europe

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If there’s one takeaway I have from the Rogue One Panel, it’s the fact that Gareth Edwards’ film is going putting the “war” in Star Wars.

Let’s jump in.

The panel was hosted by the ever exuberant and delightful Gwendoline Christie.

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Director Gareth Edwards shared some behind the scenes photos including some visits by VIP guests Mark Hamill and George LucasDSC_0047

The film is more or less the brainchild of ILM’s CCO John Knoll DSC_0048The Poster Revealed! I love the visual style of the poster showcasing the contrast between the threat of the death troopers and the beautiful beach.
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The big takeaways from the panel:

  • The “beach planet” where a major battle takes place is Scarif.
  • Ben Mendelssohn is awesome.
  • Felicity Jones was presented with her very own “Star Wars doll.”
  • Kaytoo played by Alan Tudyk was once an Imperial droid before he was “reprogrammed.”
  • Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Eros is a sort of genius who invented “something so fantastic, so beautiful that it might change the universe.” (Daddy issues anyone?)

Check out our photos here:

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Ben Mendelson arrived in costume with a full escort of death troopers!DSC_0063

We really got to see the war aesthetic driven home with some of the new shots shown off on stage.DSC_0069 DSC_0070 DSC_0071

Alan Tudyk is the man. DSC_0073

Showing off a local train stop used for filming in Rogue One:DSC_0075 DSC_0076

The Jedha are a sort of Force worshipping sect who play a integral role in the film.DSC_0078 DSC_0080 DSC_0081

Forest Whitaker shed some light on his character Saw Gerrera. Saw is a truely extreme “guerilla fighter.”DSC_0084 DSC_0088

Has father lost daughter? We know almost nothing about Jyn’s relationship with her father, but if Rogue One follows the tradition of the other SW films, I bet family drama will play a big role.DSC_0096 DSC_0103

Final photo-op!DSC_0106

And that’s a wrap. Folks, we’re getting a war movie. I couldn’t be more excited for the next Star Wars film. Rogue One hits theaters in December.

@TheRileyGuy

 

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