Star Wars Anthology shit talk (Rogue One, Young Solo, TBD)

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We have less than a year to figure out everything that happens in Rogue One, folks. To reiterate:

Felicity Jones
Mads Mikkelsen
Ben Mendelsohn
Alan Tudyk
Donnie Yen
Forest Whitaker
Diego Luna

Directed by the Monsters + Godzilla guy.

I'm piling the Lord & Miller Young Solo film in here too because no kidding, Rogue One is only eleven months away. That's crazy! As stated elsewhere I predict Franco the Younger gets the part.

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 January 2016 02:12 (three years ago) Permalink

I have been all about Ben Mendelsohn in pretty much everything he's ever been in, I see no reason to stop now

Monsters/Godzilla director has cornered visually-stunning-yet-disappointing like no other though, so I have ~concerns~

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 January 2016 02:17 (three years ago) Permalink

The screenplay looks to be a terrible hodgepodge. Story by an ILM technician, first draft by the guy behind Book of Eli and After Earth, second draft by the guy behind About A Boy and The Golden Compass. Then Christopher McQuarrie, who writes Tom Cruise movies, was brought in at the last minute to rewrite all of it. Yikes, people. Also, score by Not John Williams (Alexandre Desplat, whom I only know because of Wes Anderson movies).

Apparently they filmed in the Maldives (!?!) and Mads Mikkelsen is playing Felicity Jones' dad, who is also the Death Star's Oppenheimer.

Now, is Alan Tudyk going to be playing some sadistic lickspittle of an Imperial officer, or a cantina buffoon with a silly accent?

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 January 2016 05:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Rumors of Vader being cast for this as well with J E Jones returning to add the voice.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 22 January 2016 13:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Every attempt I've made to explain this movie's existence to non-hardcore fans has been a disaster. "What do you mean it has nothing to do with the last Star Wars? And nothing to do with the originals either? That's stupid. Why would they do that?"

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 January 2016 13:12 (three years ago) Permalink

And I mean that literally. Literally every single person I've talked to about this who doesn't identify as a Star Wars fan is confused.

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 January 2016 13:14 (three years ago) Permalink

The common link in all your failed conversations...

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 January 2016 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

TBH, I'm a bit confused too why this is set in the timeline of the original trilogy and not somewhere between RotJ and TFA...? What's the point of going over things on which we already know how they happened, instead of fleshing out some of the unknown events in the 30 year gap between episodes VI and VII?

Tuomas, Friday, 22 January 2016 13:37 (three years ago) Permalink

We don't know HOW they happened though, just broadly what happened. I don't care when they set it really, as long as they come up with an interesting story and some cool new characters. But that's the hard bit.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 22 January 2016 13:45 (three years ago) Permalink

non-hardcore fans OTM

Christopher McQuarrie did write a Tom Cruise movie that had a very good first 40 minutes (Edge of Tomorrow) and, a long time ago in a Hollywood far far away, the overcelebrated but cute The Usual Suspects. What the hell is a Rogue One?

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 January 2016 15:25 (three years ago) Permalink

It's a one that has gone rogue

latebloomer, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:46 (three years ago) Permalink

you mean a 7

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 January 2016 16:49 (three years ago) Permalink

A one with an combover

latebloomer, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Man-bun One

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 January 2016 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I did like that promo cast pic they put out.

http://cdn.idigitaltimes.com/sites/idigitaltimes.com/files/2016/01/06/star-wars-rogue-one.jpg

Where my reactions were:

1. Whoa, this looks different. This looks cool. Okay, I can dig this.

2. Alright, Donnie Yen in a SW flick. Let's do this.

3. Man, Felicity Jones is...very, very attractive.

Really not looking forward to the two months of "they don't look like bothans!"/"they're not bothans, idiot; that was the 2nd one" exchanges tho.

Darkest Cosmologist junk (kingfish), Friday, 22 January 2016 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

I wonder how much Rogue One was either pitched or constructed years ago as the studio(s) hedging their bets against a new SW flick bombing out? "Ok, folks might not dig the new chapter, so let's play it extra-safe and set it back in OT times"

Darkest Cosmologist junk (kingfish), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

what's with that gaudy red plate that guy is wearing? clashing so sharply with the nice dull palette of brown and grey they have going on. tone it down, buddy!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

is this Star Wars or a Lisa Frank lunchbox?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

looks like mandalorian armor

﷽ (diamonddave85), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:18 (three years ago) Permalink

the excitement coming from that picture is just too overwhelming

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:20 (three years ago) Permalink

this is gonna be GREAT so stoked

Οὖτις, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:23 (three years ago) Permalink

haha, sorry, i'll stop

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd like to think the movie will just be that photograph Clutch Cargo-ed for two hours.

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:25 (three years ago) Permalink

they should really carry this idea through to other franchises. imagine a Harry Potter without magic and without Harry Potter or any of his friends. GOLD!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:30 (three years ago) Permalink

is that a promo still for the new USA series Stargate: Alderaan?

nomar, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:30 (three years ago) Permalink

xpost I don't know if you're being ironical but there's a Harry Potterless Harry Potter movie coming out later this year.

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Star Wars: Redecorating the Kitchen in a Subleased Ranch House in Newport, CT

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:34 (three years ago) Permalink

xpost i was not being ironic, lol i must have forgot that is actually happening

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:36 (three years ago) Permalink

lol what is this Harry Potterless movie, Dudley Goes to Camp?

Οὖτις, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Star Wars: Weekend Shift Workers Pausing To Watch the Chiefs Lose Thanks To Andy Reid's Clock Management

nomar, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:37 (three years ago) Permalink

cast photo looks like another sw w women/minority characters driving the action, so that's a point in its favor already

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:41 (three years ago) Permalink

lol what is this Harry Potterless movie, Dudley Goes to Camp?

― Οὖτις, Friday, January 22, 2016 11:37 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Eddie Redmayne in magical early-20th Century NYC!

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 January 2016 17:43 (three years ago) Permalink

a shed full of set photos and such for Rogue One

http://imgur.com/a/N75pb

Donnie Yen apparently tweeted some new helmets, get excited

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:58 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-rogue-one-is-as-important-to-star-wars-as-episode-v-1761067899

(maybe onus is a better word)

Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Thursday, 25 February 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Presumably, this will also be the first Star Wars movie not to include a Jedi (or possibly even anyone with Force sensitivity). Perhaps most importantly, it’s going to be the first Star Wars film without a Skywalker at its center.

I guess the writer hasn't seen the two Ewok movies?

Tuomas, Thursday, 25 February 2016 15:57 (two years ago) Permalink

rob fuckin' bricken

980 words to say 'disney will make more movies like this if this one makes money'

Butt here is always time for the John Mayer Trio or Sting. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 February 2016 15:59 (two years ago) Permalink

I have a piece in the pipeline offering the counterpoint that if the movie underperforms it may affect Disney's willingness to take similar chances in the future. It's a lid blower.

Lisa Welchel's Madcap Macrame Adventure for Windows 2000 (Old Lunch), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Rogue One has the opportunity (maybe onus is a better word) to realize this fundamental quality of the Star Wars universe on screen—to attempt to see if the depth that has always seemed a part of the franchise is in fact real, or merely an illusion.

fyi: nothing about star wars is real

also this is a horribly formed 'sentence'

The answer depends entirely on the fate of this first stand-alone film, and thus it will shape the future of the Star Wars movies far more than the Force itself. Are the pilots of Rogue One up for this integral mission? I’m sure they’re standing by.

srs q: is english rob bricken's first language

Butt here is always time for the John Mayer Trio or Sting. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:06 (two years ago) Permalink

his entire premise is flawed bc The Phantom Menace proved you could make an absolute crap Star Wars and people will still want more

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

also the other two prequels

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Rogue One: Integral Mission, winter 2018.

Lisa Welchel's Madcap Macrame Adventure for Windows 2000 (Old Lunch), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:10 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah but will people see an absolute crap star wars that doesn't have a skywalker in it

people love skywalkers dude

Butt here is always time for the John Mayer Trio or Sting. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:13 (two years ago) Permalink

you're right people unanimously think Anakin is the best part of the prequel trilogy

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:14 (two years ago) Permalink

People were very into the character of Anakin but iirc the unanimous praise was actually directed towards the actors who portrayed him.

Lisa Welchel's Madcap Macrame Adventure for Windows 2000 (Old Lunch), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Someone saw Rogue One footage at a Disney shereholder meeting:

Most of it was very quick. A shot of the black stormtrooper, possibly called Death Troopers as previously reported, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color. And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity’s character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her. I wish I could remember what she said as part of the sizzle but it went by too fast. The new stormtroopers looked great. …

It all looked great, had a classic Star Wars/A New Hope look & feel. Bob Iger said that they didn’t have footage but that it & Episode VIII had been filming as previously stated. I’m definitely more excited for the film since it will be set close to the classic trilogy time & like I said it definitely had a similar look/feel.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Saturday, 5 March 2016 14:34 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

a burning moisture vaporator? jesus fuck.

how's life, Thursday, 7 April 2016 01:20 (two years ago) Permalink

You a fan of moisture vaporators?

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 7 April 2016 03:07 (two years ago) Permalink

the first TV series based entirely on a cool helmet design

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 5 October 2018 14:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Is this going to be like a Boba Fett improv show filmed at Disney World?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 5 October 2018 14:51 (four months ago) Permalink

“We can’t justify an entire Fett movie after the Solo failure, team.”
“But the helmet is SO COOL.”
“I know, let’s do a TV series just about the helmet. Pretend it was never meant to be about Bobba.”

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 5 October 2018 15:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I wish they hadn’t desaturates the hell out of Solo.

Wothisface might have been dressed like Harrison Ford and tutored on some of his mannerisms but he’s got approximately 0% of his charm.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 5 October 2018 15:54 (four months ago) Permalink

It’s an ok Star Wars universe caper movie though. I enjoyed it. Just didn’t think it was amazing.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 5 October 2018 15:55 (four months ago) Permalink

I feel like the way to do a Boba spin-off is to tell it mainly from the point of view of a group of people being hunted, who are ostensibly the protagonists although we're really watching to see them get disintegrated. Just like how the killer is the real star in slasher movies. Play up the mystery and fearsomeness of the relentless pursuer.

jmm, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:59 (four months ago) Permalink

So basically another Predator sequel

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 October 2018 16:08 (four months ago) Permalink

They have never addressed the pred ship visible in the Battle of Endor

Number None, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:10 (four months ago) Permalink

i've come around to thinking SOLO would have been a pleasantly forgettable, occasionally incompetent, B minus/C plus level space adventure set in the star wars universeb if ehrenreich's character had just been designated as some previously unheard-of nobody. "San Holo," say. so maybe a more generic kind of TV show, just slightly further away from the established characters, is actually the right way to go.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 5 October 2018 16:16 (four months ago) Permalink

problem is so much of that movie is (sold on) callbacks. Lando! Chewie! Kessel Run!

Nhex, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:36 (four months ago) Permalink

a more generic kind of TV show, just slightly further away from the established characters, is actually the right way to go.

This was the best aspect of Clone Wars and Rebels (and hey, Rogue One) so yes, it is definitely the right way to go.

El Tomboto, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Also the mandalorian character is the coolest one on Rebels

El Tomboto, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Unfortunately whenever a plot starts veering into mandalore’s culture and politics I tend to tune out so hopefully they avoid that nonsense

El Tomboto, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:44 (four months ago) Permalink

i saw solo on the plane on monday, first of the new star wars movies id seen. would've been the worst movie id seen in years if i hadn't watched life of the party and father figures on the same flight

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 October 2018 16:47 (four months ago) Permalink

fwiw it's definitely the weakest of the new ones.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:03 (four months ago) Permalink

I watched Solo on a plane two weeks ago and liked it much more than I thought I would. A lot of this probably has to do with the fact that it was a shiny newly refurbished plane with movies on a flight that normally is old shitty planes with no movies.

Also my kid is almost four and for the first time ever played quietly on the ipad and watched the first fifteen minutes of a dozen movies during a flight instead of needing constant attention, so I was shocked and amazed that I got to watch an entire movie uninterrupted.

joygoat, Friday, 5 October 2018 17:07 (four months ago) Permalink

as someone who got off the star wars train after going to see episode 1 as a teenager just after it opened i somehow still got really canon-geek why-did-you-ruin-this about things like his surname, the kessel run, darth maul's reappearance, han having essentially helped create the rebellion despite the most important fact about him at the start of a new hope being that he is a mercenary who wants no part in that shit blaah

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:17 (four months ago) Permalink

So glad I skipped this

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:18 (four months ago) Permalink

jim, have i got a thread for you!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

good thread

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 October 2018 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Cringed so hard and so fast at the ".. equal rights?" 'joke' that i almost did myself a mischief.

piscesx, Monday, 15 October 2018 08:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Diff'rent Snokes: A Star Wars Story

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 15 October 2018 12:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Finally got round to watching the rest of this while recovering from food poisoning. It was mildly better than the food poisoning, but less exciting.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I also watched a little over an hour of it on a plane and hated almost everything about it, aside from some production design that was wasted.

Chris L, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:57 (four months ago) Permalink

this is actually pretty cool - machine learning inserts harrison ford into solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXucrz7Hjs

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:26 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Rogue One on UK netflix, thought I'd watch it again (second time only) as a comfort movie, it totally hit the spot. The plot and editing niggles were largely ignorable, some great set pieces and no significant longueurs; the emotional depth was provided more by the horrors-of-war-lite theme than individual characters but that's fine, it still had the heart and soul (and looks of course) of a Star Wars film; k2-s0 was a+ comic relief. Cushing looked terrible though, really stood out as a videogame character in a live action film. Carrie Fisher not so much.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:35 (three months ago) Permalink

i wonder if they'll be able to resist that videogame character trick if they make another movie set in the classic era

twin sinema (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 13:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Diego Luna reprising his Rogue One role in a live-action series for Disney's new streaming service: https://www.starwars.com/news/cassian-andor-live-action-series-announced

Pedro Pascal taking the lead role in the The Mandalorian TV series: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/star-wars-pedro-pascal-mandalorian-series-1203023818/

Fuck yeah SW POC!

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:17 (three months ago) Permalink

The CGI Cushing is a weird case. I knew at once watching it that it was a recreation, but several people I know who didn't know who Cushing was had no idea he wasn't a real actor in the film. The uncanniness does seem to depend on prior knowledge.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 02:11 (three months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

OK, this show is going to be . . . something.

https://www.starwars.com/news/pedro-pascal-revealed-as-the-mandalorian

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

wtf

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:07 (two months ago) Permalink

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN

EXT. MANDALORE - DAY

CARL WEATHERS fires a blaster at WERNER HERZOG’s hip.

WERNER HERZOG
It was not a significant blast; I am not afraid.

— hikikomori povich (@SarahSahim) December 12, 2018

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

already more interesting that solo

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

that’s an... electic cast

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

No less notable, though this news had already appeared:

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I will definitely be interested to see how Filoni handles live action, since he's done a very good job with animation.

I also can't wait to hear Giancarlo tell Boba Fett he'll fuck him up quick, two times.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

pic.twitter.com/LyzbK7v7dL

— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) December 12, 2018

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Okay, I've just discovered that I can instantly make myself laugh by imagining any line of SW dialogue as uttered by Werner Herzog.

We don't like hearing stories of a melted thermos. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:16 (two months ago) Permalink

have zero faith in Favreau (so weird that this is where his career went) and I can't imagine Werner's role will be enough to make this interesting tbh

but it is intriguing

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I want Herzog to narrate the opening crawl.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Hell maybe the whole project should be like one of his documentaries and he's just narrating the action as it happens.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

"from...my point of view...it is the...Jedi...who are evil"

Number None, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

"I ask one of the Jedis if it is possible for a droid to go insane"

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:19 (two months ago) Permalink

If you had told me back in the day that Monica's chubby, MMA-obsessed boyfriend on Friends would be shepherding part of the future of the Star Wars franchise 20-odd years later, I'd have laughed in your face.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:22 (two months ago) Permalink

“The Force is not with you. Nothing in this broken universe is with you. The sound of a TIE fighter’s ion engines are a mournful scream sent into an uncaring void. We are all chained to Jabba.” https://t.co/Z10KpZiOsA

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 12, 2018

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

The internet is totally going to ruin this in like a day's time, but I'm enjoying it while it continues to be enjoyable.

We don't like hearing stories of a melted thermos. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink

whoops missed it, too late for me

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates)

read that as (Dolemite)

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

lol at Dolemite

So, This Leaked (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Would watch

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:02 (two months ago) Permalink


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