I woke up today to the link to download the trailer in my inbox, (thank you LucasFilm and Disney!) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the standalone film series. While this film isn’t a part of the main storyline in the episode films, it is still a part of the over arching canon, and tells the story of the plans being stolen for the first Death Star. No, this is not when the many Bothans died, but still we have Mon Mothma taking her place as the de facto leader of the Rebel Alliance.
The film stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, with Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to arrive in theaters December 2016. So we should just rename December Star Wars month, with the Disney release schedule of a Star Wars themed film every year. As a Star Wars nerd, I support this!
Also check out the official teaser for yourself below, and may the force be with you!
Not one, but two brand new TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakenswere recently released. Well, okay, one of them is the Japanese version, but the two are surprisingly completely different.
Check the two out below and compare:
American TV Spot
Japanese TV Spot
There’s a lot of familiar scenes from the full trailer shown once again, but scattered throughout them is a plethora of new footage, the most drastic of which is found in the Japanese spot.
And with new footage comes the over analyzation! Here are some main highlights from the spots that fans are sure to debate over:
Rey apparently is waiting for her family, which means that she may have no clue who she really is (which is probably a Skywalker), or if she does, then her family may be estranged and she is longing to be back with them.
We see Kylo Renn in the same scene as Rey for the first time ever, and with a lightsaber at her throat to beat. Is he attempting to execute her?
C3PO has a red arm, people.
Millennium Falcon being smooth as fuck, per usual. Nothing to really debate, but definitely something to be in awe over.
Sadly, we won’t be getting any more trailers for the film to analyze to death (as confirmed by J.J. Abrams), but we still do have new footage to look forward to.
ABC announced today that they will be showing a sneak peak of Force Awakens Thursday night in a special Star Wars event hosted by the cast of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away with Murder, the preview of which you can see below:
All this footage is incredible and all, but December 18 still feels lightyears away. So while we all wait impatiently, take a moment to let us know your theories about The Force Awakens in the comments!
Ashley Eckstein is a wonderfully talented actress and entrepreneur. Not only is she synonymous with being the voice of the popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano, she is also the founder of the groundbreaking geek fashion line Her Universe. GeekGirl World was thrilled to be invited to a round table interview with her during Star Wars Celebration. Here is part 1 of the interview where Ashley talks about her character, Ahsoka, and her return in Star Wars Rebels, as well as her experience with Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars Celebration
Get ready, because yet another version of the Star Wars saga is going to be released. For the first time in the entire galaxy, The Star Wars Digital Collection will be released on Digital HD. That means all six films from the original trilogy and prequels combined will be available on Digital HD beginning Friday, April 10.
“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation. It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.” – Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios.
“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go. These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.” – Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
This release means that for those of us who have refrained from pirating the movies digitally, we will now be able to watch our favorite tale from a long time ago and a galaxy far away on any device we like, any where we like. So whether you are traveling on a plane or a star destroyer, you can watch two droids save the universe over and over again.
This release will come with never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside, classic extras from each film, and interviews with key contributors from the entire film franchise.