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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) Permalink

The common link in all your failed conversations...

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

It's a one that has gone rogue

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

you mean a 7

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

A one with an combover

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

Man-bun One

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

is this Star Wars or a Lisa Frank lunchbox?

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

looks like mandalorian armor

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

the excitement coming from that picture is just too overwhelming

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

this is gonna be GREAT so stoked

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

haha, sorry, i'll stop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Οὖτις, Friday, 22 January 2016 17:37 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

also the other two prequels

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:09 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

a burning moisture vaporator? jesus fuck.

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

You a fan of moisture vaporators?

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

obv the Coens movie is the only think you belt-and-suspenders ppl have seen him in

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

didn't realize you were such a big fan of Supernatural

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you belt-and-suspenders ppl

i love this

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I find securing my pantaloons with a bungee cord to not be my thing personally but u do u Morbsy.

How does boy sound like? (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

obv the Coens movie is the only think you belt-and-suspenders ppl have seen him in

buddy i haven't even seen him in that

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just Tetro and Rules Don't Apply?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Only thing I've seen him in is **checks notes** a trailer for some Star Wars movie.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he was middling in that episode of supernatural iirc

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, woody harrelson is never the weak link

what a career that guy's had, man - we should do a woody poll (*snort*) sometime

― i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Monday, February 5, 2018 8:24 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i had a woody poll thread back in 2010

omar little, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*snort*

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he's still truckin'

mh, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'll see any flick that's sporting a Woody.

How does boy sound like? (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Woody hair? Ill, son!

Someone can have that for a dn. You're welcome.

How does boy sound like? (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*crickets*

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The best ideas are never appreciated in their own time. I'm used to it by now.

How does boy sound like? (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bill Pullman in Spaceballs vibe, especially the hair.

piscesx, Monday, 5 February 2018 20:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lone star, a spaceballs story

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 20:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he's definitely got a nice full head of hair which I can appreciate
hard to get a sense for much else character-wise

glover looks badass obv

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"i might be the only person... who knows... what you really are!"

"what's that?"

^^ these were the killer lines they pulled for the trailer

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm intrigued to know what he really is tho

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a bronie?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spoiler: his last name is actually Duet.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What’s the point at which a commodity becomes so mass-produced the rate of return begins to fall?

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp
can a live action Star Wars series be far behind?

Dominique, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also, just got back from Target, where Lion King 1 1/2 blu ray was on sale

Dominique, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

already in the works for Disney's streaming service xpost

Number None, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

less than shocking!

Dominique, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Just a few weeks ago, I was looking up The Lion King, assumed TLK 1 1/2 was some kind of home video rerelease of the original, but it turned out to be some half-baked spinoff. Was nonplussed.

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TLK 1-1/2 is basically the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern version of the original w/Timon and Pumbaa as the main characters. It's funny, if inessential.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gearing up on more fronts:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-wars-tv-series-disney-developing-a-few-streaming-service-1082523

And when the quote is directly from Bob Iger...

"We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct-to-consumer app. We've mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the entities that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn't completely closed, we can't be specific about that," he said during an earnings call Tuesday. "I think you'll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 01:59 (one week ago) Permalink

which app is this, really, because the disney channel app is all kid stuff

I guess it’s a new tier between disney/abc/movie

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

(meaning they have an internal “release channel” concept that isn’t related to tv/movie streams directly)

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I loves me some Star Wars but They’re gonna have to work some wit into these things bc I can’t imagine wanting to watch dour space operas for the rest of my life

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:39 (one week ago) Permalink

i think this is related to the fox deal? like acquiring enough beloved properties across various demographics that they pull out from all other streaming platforms, confident that you will subscribe to their equiv of netflix or whatever.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 04:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah they're pulling all their content from Netflix next year. It's a direct competitor

Number None, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 07:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Almost nobody is around to remember when the Supreme Court forced the studios to divest from their theater chains. Or that Disney was part of the SIMPP that helped the decision along. We never learn anything

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 08:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Meantime

http://ew.com/movies/2018/02/07/solo-star-wars-story-ew-cover/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:17 (one week ago) Permalink

ew indeed

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Woody's character is called Tobias Beckett?! What a bizarre name for a Star Wars character.

I hope Chewie has a long hand to hand combat scene - just beating folks up left right and centre.

nashwan, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

It seems to me an obvious but sadly unexploited gag to have a character in a SW movie with a totally normal present-day earth name that none of the other characters can pronounce.

'Hello, I'm Bill Jenkins.'
'I have no idea what you just said to me.'

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

O wait, Disney has just called, I will now be writing a Star War based on the strength of my previous post.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:21 (one week ago) Permalink

These days they're usually giving out trilogies to write, maybe that previous post could have been stronger

silverfish, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Last scene of SOLO? They land on Mos Eisley, head to the Cantina and neo-Han randomly bumps into a CGI Alec Guinness on the way "Oops sorry old man… " “Ah i may have a job for you…” FIN. Or something.

piscesx, Sunday, 11 February 2018 20:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Chewie: "I have a bad feeling about this."

FIN

jmm, Sunday, 11 February 2018 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

“Man I sure am tired of all these star wars.”

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 11 February 2018 22:03 (one week ago) Permalink

let's get the guy who made this redub the whole thing:

https://youtu.be/QCeg9AyFWVw

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:24 (one week ago) Permalink


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