Here’s more trivia about Rogue One (opens 12/16):
- The Rebel base at Yavin IV features several full sized card board cut-outs of X-Wings and Y-Wing fighters, using the same technique of filling out the hangar as in the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
- Cinematographer Greig Fraiser is using Ultra Panavision 70 anamorphic lenses on the Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- This is the first Star Wars film ever made without involving C-3PO.
- The original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) features one shot of the main heroes standing outside the Yavin IV temple. Although the temple itself was a matte painting, the actors in the foreground, including various Rebels and their transports, were filmed at Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire, England. The Rogue One crew returned to the same location to film not only exteriors, but this time also recreated the interior of the Rebel base there.
- Alan Tudyk is playing a droid character named K-2SO, through motion capture technology. Tudyk also previously played the robot character Sonny in I, Robot (2004).
- The idea for this film came from ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. He received a story credit and served as an executive producer of the film.
- Is Jar Jar Binks in Rogue one? Maybe.
More trivia for Star Wars fans:
Rogue One opens on 12/16!
In anticipation of the new movie opening on December 16, here’s some trivia::
Save the date! It’s Star Wars time again. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open on December 16th, just in time for the holiday movie season. The movie is set some time after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and shortly before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and centers on a group of Rebel spies tasked with stealing the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.
Will Darth Vader return in Rogue One? Yes! He’s back. Will James Earl Jones be the voice of Darth Vader once again? Yes!. He will. Will Rogue One be the #1 blockbuster of the holiday season? Stay tuned.
In the coming weeks we will feature more facts and trivia about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movies that were overlooked by the Oscars this year. Leave a comment below if you have a favorite movie that you think should have been nominated for an Academy Award.
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With Star Wars Episode VII opening in just a few days, let’s take a look at the movie that started it all, Star Wars (1977). It’s a great movie but it’s not without its faults. Here’s a few bloopers you may not have noticed in the movie.
- At the beginning of the movie when R2-D2 is in the escape pod and C3PO is arguing with him there is a shot of 3PO from the side and you can see the reflection of the camera in his head.
- When Darth Vader and Ben are fighting, Darth’s chestplate is on backwards and the belt “buckle” is as well. It appears that the entire shot was reversed.
- After Luke gets pulled underwater in the trash compactor, he is shown with a piece of garbage on his forehead in one shot. In the next shot his forehead is clean, but in the following shot, the piece of garbage is back again.
- The first interior shot of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit shows small hanging dice. In every other shot, however, the dice are gone.
- When Leia shoots a hole in the detention area wall for their escape, the hole is not big enough to jump through, but when they all jump in, the hole is much bigger.
- If you watch carefully before Han Solo shoots Greedo, you can see that Greedo has been replaced with a fake-looking goofy dummy just before he explodes.
- When the walls of the trash compactor start moving, the bar Leia uses to brace them is easily obtainable, but in the previous shots, it was partly buried in garbage.
The Force is upon us. It is strong. But who is the new Dark Lord? Jar Jar (an undercover spy and Jedi)? Luke (like father, like son)? The Sith’s laws say there can only be two Sith at a time: a master and an apprentice. There’s food for thought. What about Snoke and Kylo Ren? Is Princess Leia, a Jedi now? Has everyone turned to the Dark Side? How many Wilhelm Screams will be in the movie?? These questions and more will all be answered on December 18th. Or will they?
See you at the movie!
Will Yoda make a cameo in Star Wars 7? In a few days we will know for sure. Meanwhile, enjoy this Star Wars trivia:
- While filming the lightsaber fight scenes, Ewan McGregor kept getting carried away and making the sounds of the weapon himself, which had to be removed in post-production.
- Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Mace Windu.
- An early draft of the Star Wars saga began with “This is the story of Mace Windu, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi who was related to Usby C.J. Thape, a padawan learner of the famed Jedi.” It wasn’t until Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace that Mace Windu and Padawans first made an appearance.
- The waterfalls cascading around the capital city of Naboo was actually salt.
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was labelled as “Cue Ball” when it shipped to theaters.
- The cow-like creature seen grazing in the fields behind Anakin and Padmé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones can be seen again as an asteroid later in the film.
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