The instant news of the Rogue One Blu-ray dropped, we all had the same question: would the disc contain some of the many, many scenes from the trailers that aren’t in the movie? The answer is no, and now the director of the film has explained why—but his answer isn’t totally satisfying.
If there’s anything Star Wars fans know about Gareth Edwards, it’s that he’s a very hands-on director. A recent demonstration shows how Industrial Light and Magic found a way to bring Edwards’ physical camerawork to the digital stage for Rogue One, using virtual reality.
In the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pinball table, a ragtag band of shiny silver balls attempt to simulate obtaining the plans to the Empire’s planet-killing super-weapon. Will they survive to be featured in the Star Wars Episode IV pinball table?
Hello, apocalypteers! Reality is a nightmare, so let’s head immediately into the sweet embrace of pop culture. This week, I explain the many reasons why video games movies don’t work, the difference between Iron Fist and Rogue One’s Chirrut Imwe, what the hell the Super Friends cartoon is in the Arrowverse, and more.…
If you were asked to point to the trench that housed the first Death Star’s exhaust port, where would you point? If you pointed at the big obvious seam running along the Death Star’s equator, I am sorry, but you are wrong. But don’t feel too bad—it turns out even the people at Industrial Light & Magic thought that was…
Yup, that’s right. Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Star Wars Rebels in his final form, Alec Guinness. But that’s just one of many face-melting things in this new mid-season trailer for Star Wars Rebels season three.
Almost two weeks since the release of the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One, but much of the talk surrounding the movie is about characters from 40 years ago. Now, in an interview with The New York Times, several of Rogue One’s most prominent contributors have given their accounts of the film’s controversial decisions.
The reviews for Rogue One are in, and they’re near-universally positive—including our own. Less the broad caper of The Force Awakens and more a ground-level exploration of some known Star Wars landmarks, the film delivers a careful balance of freshness and nostalgia—but I don’t believe it’s flawless.
Inspired by the space battles of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I’ve decided to take a stab at model building. And though Bandai Hobby’s Red Squadron X-Wing Starfighter set is a simple snap and sticker affair, I’m really worried about screwing it up. Got any pointers?
Part of what makes the Star Wars series great is all the attention paid to the details of the long, long ago, far far away galaxy everything resides in. I saw Rogue One this weekend, and I’m happy to say it’s crammed full of all sorts of exciting technical stuff, and now you and I are going to scrutinize the crap out…
We’ve discussed this already, but just so you can see it all laid out, here’s a video by Vashi Nedomansky showing all 46 shots shown in Rogue One’s trailers that didn’t make it into the actual movie.
With the opening weekend of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finally behind us, there are a great many things to talk about. On the internet, though, one conversation has seemingly risen above them all: the movie’s CG characters.
The Star Wars universe expanded in a whole new way with the release of Rogue One, the first in a series of live-action films exploring the bits between the main episodes. We assembled a ragtag band of Kotaku writers to talk about this very different sort of Star Wars movie.
Rogue One is billed as a standalone Star Wars movie, but it’s far more entrenched in the story of the saga than many of us had thought. That’s not just in terms of its setting, though—it’s because it’s jam-packed with references and hints to the Star Wars stories that came before it. Here are all the major ones we…
In movies, there’s usually a moment where everything clicks. Where the image, emotion, and sound meet in perfect harmony and no matter what happens before or after, you realize you are in love with this moment. The cinema of 2016 had plenty of these moments, and we picked our 16 favorites.
Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It’s full of incredible vistas, strange aliens, and wonderful locales—and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we’ve got an exclusive glimpse at some of that…
Think your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toy shopping adventure is over? Have you been to Kohl’s yet? How about Walgreens? Entertainment Earth? Here are six sets of retailer-exclusive Hasbro Star Wars toys to add to your shopping list.
Tomorrow’s the big day for fans of Star Wars looking to lighten their wallets—starting at midnight tonight, a bunch of new toys for the upcoming Rogue One will hit shelves, months before we actually get to see the movie. Looking to pick up something? Here’s what you need to know to be prepared to weather the…
Just think of all the fingerprint smudges that will soon make this very fancy soldier suddenly look a lot less fancy.