Jonathan Kasdan confirms connection between Solo and Rogue One

Yes, we realize they’re both Star Wars movies. That’s not the connection we’re talking about. As Slashfilm recently pointed out, Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan confirmed an intended direct link between the two films that was meant to add subtle detail to the ever-growing Star Wars cinematic universe. Fair warning: You…

It's Rumor Time: Lucasfilm might be putting future Star Wars spin-offs on hold

According to a rumor dug up by Collider, Lucasfilm might not be making any more standalone Star Wars spin-offs like Rogue One and Solo, despite the fact that James Mangold was attached to make a Boba Fett movie just last month and The Hours’ Stephen Daldry was in “early talks” last year for an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off.…

The time has come to pit Rogue One and The Force Awakens against each other

Star Wars movies are so mythic and overexposed it’s hard to find a nice, quiet, sober critical analysis of them—away from the hubbub of their release spectacles or the weight of the vast lore bearing down on them. Lessons From The Screenplay attempts to do just that in a new video, applying classic screenwriting…

A screen print artist, an adorable supercut, and a new album from an old favorite

While the world is jam-packed full of illustrators better than myself, few really hit me in the face with that knowledge like Erica Williams and her screen prints. Her work is so intricate, beautiful, and wild that it makes me mad. Mad at myself mostly, for the toddler’s doodles I produce compared to her phenomenal…

Tiny Jyn Erso gives Death Star plans to every Princess Leia she can find

The real Jyn Erso—or at least the one in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—got vaporized by the Death Star before she could personally hand the battle station’s plans to Princess Leia, but a little Jyn Erso cosplayer at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention in Florida made up for that by handing Death Star plans to…

The Godzilla and Rogue One director has ideas beyond making things look “fucking cool”

Gareth Edwards has become known somewhat for the use of scale in his films. The creatures and machines from Edwards’ films like Monsters, Godzilla, and Rogue One are all made to look like massive juggernauts from the perspective of the audience. At SXSW, The A.V. Club sat down with the writer-director to get a better…

Rogue One fulfills its destiny, is spliced with beginning of A New Hope

Since Rogue One was announced as an interstitial movie, settling between not just movies but also trilogies and acting as a preamble to A New Hope, its fate has been sealed: Someday, someone would cut the two films together. That day has come. Video editor Barre Fong has done god’s work, and you can now watch as the …

Meet the actress tasked with playing Princess Leia in Rogue One

Rogue One was always designed as a movie that leads directly into the original Star Wars trilogy, so it’s appropriate that it ends with Princess Leia. The young princess receives the Death Star plans stolen by the film’s central characters, intones a message of hope, then takes off to begin the plot of Star Wars IV: A…

Let’s compare this year’s Best Visual Effects nominees with every other winner ever

The Oscars are this Sunday, which means there are only a few days to catch up on the nominees, hone your predictions, figure out more reasons why you hate La La Land, and pre-write snarky tweets about Andrew Garfield’s hair. (You can catch our own takes on at least a couple of those items here.) The Best Visual…

This breakneck supercut breaks down the many mysteries of Rogue One

Despite still being pretty good, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story upset a good chunk of fans by presenting a final product that didn’t really sync with what was in the trailers. Sure, footage is always getting cut as a film’s opening approaches, but why would it remain in the marketing? This new supercut from the website Looper

Even Rogue One’s soundtrack contained weird allusions to other Star Wars movies

Star Wars’ “Imperial March” is one of the most recognizable pieces of music in cinema, at this point a shorthand for anything ominous and evil. Your dad has probably prefaced the arrival of a visiting in-law with it, to no one’s delight. You only need to hear the march’s opening notes to immediately know it’s coming.

Even with two whole parts and one big guest character, Star Wars Rebels is mostly a shrug

I was pretty excited for this episode of Star Wars Rebels. After the previous two, both of which were quite good, I was really looking forward to this mid-season two-parter. It would be forty (or so) minutes and it would bring in a younger Saw Gerrera, who would be voiced by Forest Whitaker, who plays him in Rogue One…

The best version of the Star Wars prequels is still the legendarily bad Chinese dub

Rogue One has been called a lot of things—“A Star Wars Story,” an anthology film, a stand-alone adventure—many of which are synonyms for “prequel.” Prequels are an inherently bad idea, and they are generally executed in a manner that makes them even worse, retreading imagery from the movies ostensibly “after” them as…

Weekend Box Office: Rogue One continues to soar as Assassin’s Creed falls flat

The only surprises this holiday weekend probably came in the form of your family’s gift exchanges, as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story handily beat the box-office competition. Gareth Edwards’ standalone film continued to dominate in what was only its second weekend in wide release, raking in $64,377,000. That 3-day take…

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