UPDATE! Rumor: New Details on the Rogue One Filming


It appears that 3 days ago the guys from StarWarsAficionado posted a very interesting report matching with the one reported today, but with a few more details. Read on for the full story…



From  StarWarsAficionado:


There’s been no official confirmation word yet from LUCASFILM because of their prior “Gentleman’s Agreement” with PARAMOUNT PICTURES over publicity for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- Rogue Nation, but the first in the new series of STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY movies, directed by Gareth Edwards, has apparently been shooting for at least three weeks at STAR WARS new filming home at Pinewood Studios, London.


STAR WARS AFICIONADO’s version of the Bothan Spies have informed us that some new jungle exterior sequences, involving a massive air/ground bombardment, have been filmed at the studio (inside and out), including one key part of an action sequence involving star Felicity Jones (fresh from weeks in and out of the gym in preparation for the action heavy role), plus some kind of scene-setting on board the original Death Star, with sets for The Force Awakens re-dressed alongside some familiar and new areas of the Battle Station specifically designed to have fans agog.


Pinewood Studios legendary water tank facility looks set to be used, too, but not necessarily in the way you think. Beyond the UK, prior location scouting in America (Florida) and Venezuela for specific types of land mass and plantations has also been indicated.



We’re not sure how accurate this report is, especially since Felicity Jones was filming Ron Howard’s latest movie Inferno from April 27. Still there are some interesting bits about the famous water tank in Pinewood and some possible location scouting in Florida and Venezuela.





As we mentioned above Felicity Jones has been busy filming Ron Howard’s Inferno. Here is a proof that the actress has just wrapped her part in the movie, giving some doubts to the Rogue One report. Thanks to DaisyRidleyUpdates for the heads up.


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162 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rumor: New Details on the Rogue One Filming

  • July 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Can’t wait for Rogue Nation to come out so we can get some real news for Rogue One

    • July 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

      If there are no death star sets in Rogue Nation, then I think Paramount’s legal team should be let go.

  • July 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I hope the second anthology film is called ROGUE TWO.

    • July 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

      Gross no

      • July 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

        I don’t get it. How is it gross?

    • July 5, 2015 at 12:18 am

      I hope the sequel to this is called rogue two, but I hope it’s not the VERY next anthology film. They should do three anthologies as a “phase one” before they make any sequels

      • July 6, 2015 at 2:28 am

        They better not make any sequels. Anthology means ‘one’. It makes no sense if an anthology film has a sequel.

  • July 3, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Great! But please no Diego Luna…worst actor ever.

    • July 3, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Jai Courtney begs to differ

    • July 3, 2015 at 6:10 am

      *cough*Nicholas Cage*cough*

      • July 3, 2015 at 7:49 am

        Obligatory: THE BEES!

      • July 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        Ever seen Adaptation? Nicholas Cage is actually pretty great in some roles, when he doesn’t overact.

  • July 3, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I can’t wait for 6-inch Black Series figures from Rogue One 🙂 Felicity Jones in an X-Wing flight suit would look great on my shelf. lol

  • July 3, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Bothans? I thought they were only involved with stealing the plans for the 2nd Death Star??

    • July 3, 2015 at 1:48 am

      That was merely a reference to the fact that the source had spies telling them information. “Our Bothan spies tell us” as opposed to “there are Bothans in the movie.”

      • July 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

        Misread have I.

        • July 3, 2015 at 4:35 am

          “Misread, I have”.

          • July 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

            Have I misread?

          • July 3, 2015 at 5:37 am

            I’m SO confused

          • July 3, 2015 at 5:39 am

            I misread have

          • July 3, 2015 at 6:02 am

            Have misread I

          • July 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

            Misread might have been.

          • July 4, 2015 at 11:57 pm

            Read, or read not, there is no misread!

    • July 5, 2015 at 12:03 am

      The Bothans never stole anything. They informed the Rebels that the Emporer himself was overseeing the construction of the new Death Star.

  • July 3, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Next anthology film should be a crossover of rebooted Star Trek and Star Wars. Like the enterprise goes through a wormhole and ends up on jakku. We are likely to see this if Batman V Superman does well.

    Star Trek Into Star Wars

    • July 3, 2015 at 2:29 am

      There won’t be any need for Star Trek in an anthology movie telling a story in the years between Luke Skywalker and Leia’s age between EP III ROS and EP IV ANH! I heard the scoundrels Han Solo and Lando Calrisian (? Spelling) adventures should be neat along with IG-88, Bossk, 4-Lom, Dengar and Zuckuss to work with Boba Fett’s economics of being the Empire’s bounty collectors. Meantime, with those rebel star system nations trying to flee warring against Palpatine it should be good PRE-ANH Star Wars movie material. We can also get more “scum and villainy” that is in Coruscant, Tattoine, etc that interfere with the rebels, including Jabba the Hutt (we need more story there)!

      • July 3, 2015 at 2:35 am


      • July 3, 2015 at 4:56 am

        this makes my eyes bleed

    • July 3, 2015 at 4:36 am

      If Star Wars could be connected with our Galaxy in any way then I want Mass Effect franchise to be the universe that makes this bridge, not Star Trek.

      • July 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

        Star Wars already connected to our galaxy, didn’t Phantom M. have E.T. in the senate building?

        • July 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

          Yes, it was an ode to Steven Spielberg from George

      • July 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        All I’ll say regarding crossovers is that if they ever do one it would be “in house” (Marvel) and Patton Oswalt should do the first treatment.

    • July 4, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Please ****ing no.
      No Star Trek and Star Wars crossovers, Disney. Please!!!

  • July 3, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Don’t get me wrong, but I gonna start to hate this Tribute of Panem trend.
    First Daisy Ridley then Felicity Jones who is next?
    It looks like Star Wars is targeted to girls these days.
    I don’t need a strong female main cast shoe-horned in every movie now.
    It’s a stupid annoying trend!!!

    • July 3, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Calm down dear. Who cares, besides you? No reason not to have lead female characters unless you’re sexist. End of story. Why can’t you enjoy some female characters finally having fun in this universe?

      • July 3, 2015 at 4:10 am

        There’s some truth to what he’s stating. Though I’m not sexist by any means, this kind of tacting that movie studios are utilizing nowadays (if there even is one to begin with) seems to be viewed with comparison with racial affirmative action which some see as something being forced onto the masses.

        • July 7, 2015 at 2:46 am

          It’s being “forced” on “the masses” because female starring action films like Hunger Games and Mad Max: Fury Road are making a fortune at the box office. Nobody is being “forced” to go and spend that money. You’re just one of the holdovers who is deathly afraid of boobies.

      • July 3, 2015 at 4:23 am

        It’s already a tiresome trend that feels forced.
        It has nothing to do with being sexist.
        By the way your allegation about me being sexist is a discrimination in my opinion.
        Who is the bad boy/girl now?
        Me for telling the truth?

        • July 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

          “It’s already a tiresome trend that feels forced.”

          You know what’s really tiresome? Decades of overwhelming male dominance in Hollywood. It’s not enough that men have ruled Star Wars for almost 40 years. You want to bitch and moan about women leading two movies.

          God forbid. -_-

          • July 3, 2015 at 11:37 am

            So first the weak willed collective identity that is feminism infiltrated the gaming industry and caused some serious damage. Now they’re infiltrating Star Wars. The last sanctuary of men.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

            Star Wars is just as every bit woman’s domain as it is man’s.

            The new era of Star Wars will go a long way to rid its fanbase of sexism, racism and homophobia.

            Tolerance is king. Diversity is coming.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:34 pm

            O Yeah !

          • July 4, 2015 at 10:25 pm

            It has nothing to do with being “sexist”,
            it’s the obvious shoehorning of strong female characters into not two movies but near every movie that comes out. I’m fine with it if it happens every now and then, but it doesn’t. It happens constantly, continuously, and it’s becoming an annoying trend. The first Anonymous of this chain has a point.

          • July 5, 2015 at 12:07 am

            And everyone’s lack of tolerance is disturbing…….to a more sensitive and progressively liberal Darth Vader. You don’t know the power of the dark side!!!!!

          • July 5, 2015 at 5:07 am

            Directors will cast the right talented person for the right role, its as simple as that.

            I am a male feminist – feminism stands for equality. Since hollywood was founded, women have been cast as damsels in distress. This still happens. Now yes, there is a trend at the moment of casting strong female leads in action/adventure films – but what the fuck is wrong with that? These people are showing a whole generation of boys and girls, and young adults, that it is cool to be female and badass.

            For a century men have been seeing themselves this way on screen, and seeing women portrayed as weak. This is important, its not industry wide so stop your bitching.

            I would rather see a hot powerful woman than a sweaty, muscular, homoerotic arrogant cock. But hey, this is why we live in a semi market economy – vote with your wallet and stay home jacking it to Arnie.

          • July 5, 2015 at 12:25 am

            I think daisy Ridley is gonna end up like a Hayden and not be as great as everyone thinks. She’s a young outta nowhere actress and if she fucks this up no one will forgive her.

      • July 3, 2015 at 11:29 am

        Actually quite a lot of people care. If the movies are going to star women they should atleast make it less obvious that it’s about politics and “gender equality”. Remember Tauriel from Hobbit? She stuck out like a sore thumb.

        • July 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

          Maybe she would stick out less if she wasn’t surrounded by all those men. Ridiculously imbalanced.

          • July 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

            Or that she was a terribly written character that felt forced into the plot precisely because they need variety. I certainly don’t care what gender, skin color or social status a character has as long as it has human qualities, vices and virtues. Someone you can, in some way, relate to. Tauriel was just…nothing.

          • July 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm

            If your real complaint is Tauriel’s portrayal, why even bring up her gender? She would’ve sucked just as much as a man.

            Boring, empty characters aren’t limited to women.

          • July 5, 2015 at 12:38 am

            Talk about forced characters …. you read any of the new Star Wars comics? Han Solo has a wife (and she’s black). Darth Vadar has a young female (disney channel-esque) sidekick who stands with a perpetual hip swag and makes snarky comments better fit for an episode of New Girl than SW. I’m sure transgender and homosexual characters are just a few issues away.

          • July 5, 2015 at 5:24 am

            Wait wait wait – “(and she’s black)”. WTF does that have to do with anything?

            You’re the guy that was hating on John Boyega – because he’s a black man. So not only is it awful having strong women in Star Wars, but anyone who is black, brown, caramel, yellow, orange, red, purple, green, blue, gay, trans, inter, or in any way different to your archetypal, archaic, white male lead?

            You smell of troll, Jar Jar.

    • July 3, 2015 at 4:38 am

      As a 25 years old man I prefer to look at women in the movies.

      Also nobody complained for 90 years of cinema history that white males always played leading roles. Get over it.

      • July 3, 2015 at 5:26 am

        You really think your generation is the first to complain about it? LOL! Feminists and other SJWs have been whining and complaining about white men in media (not just movies) for a lot longer then 25 years.

        • July 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

          “Whining” and “complaining” as if our accusations of Hollywood being overwhelmingly white male-dominated since day 1 are somehow overblown.

          Sexist mentalities, like the one above, need to be firmly uprooted from Star Wars’ fanbase. This won’t go away until it is confronted and dealt with.

          The diversity is coming.

          • July 5, 2015 at 12:17 am

            Geez…this is getting serious…Who wants to see a GREAT movie, with a GREAT story and with GREAT acting by artists despite their race, gender, home planet, etc….I still wanna see a Chiss!!!!!! Benedict Cumberbatch/Grand Admiral Thrawn!!!! Helen Bohnam Carter/Grand Admiral Thrawn!!!!! Who cares….just puttem in blue skin and red eyes!!!!!!

      • July 3, 2015 at 5:30 am

        Keep your SJW bullshit in your pants, please sweetie.

        • July 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

          No. Love, tolerance and unity will win, not sexism.

          • July 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

            Keep fighting those windmills.

          • July 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm

            Wow, how did Cervantes get mixed up in this fight?

          • July 5, 2015 at 5:30 am

            It is not quixotic to be sane. The day it is I will run to the hills.

    • July 3, 2015 at 5:48 am

      “I don’t think I have a lot of choices [as to what type of Star Wars character to be]. Originally. But I’m gonna say that’s gonna change. As you can see. [Kennedy looks to Daisy Ridley.]” -Kathleen Kennedy, Celebration 2015

      “Really strong women. Not only in Episode VII but the conversations we’re having moving forward. There are going to be a lot of wonderful new characters.” -Kennedy, Celebration 2015

      “We’re putting women in strong roles. We’re just changing things up a bit so that the characters inside the Star Wars universe reflect the audience. And that’s what I think in general most movies should do, and why not Star Wars.” -Kennedy, BBC interview, April 20, 2015

      “I’m sure many of you who have seen the Star Wars saga know that there have not been many female characters and that is something that we are working very hard to change in the new movies.” -Kennedy, Japan, April 30, 2015

      • July 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

        I think that is a key indicative of what “Star Wars for a new generation” really means. Before, the belief was that in order to connect with your audience best, one needed to look to the past and capture that timeless spirit that made such stories classics. Sex and Race didn’t factor into it. Now the belief is in order to connect with your audience you need to play to political conventions of the present.

        Or to put it another way, before, under a younger Lucas, it was about the spirit of the story; now, under Kathleen Kennedy, it seems to be about sales and propaganda. The future of Star Wars will suffer for it when the conventions of the day change once again sad to say. But time will tell if I am right. Hope I’m wrong and we get awesome stories but reading between the lines, I don’t see much to be excited about yet.

        • July 3, 2015 at 10:16 am

          Hahaha you’re delusional. No offense, but do you reallllly believe back when Lucas first made Star Wars they didn’t even once converse about what the “masses” want to see as their hero?!? That’s BS because every movie ever wants to give audiences what they want. Because the “masses” make or break a movie. So hell yes Lucas and anyone involved in storyboarding had a discussion of what they believed people wanted to see. And back then, a white male HAD to be the hero.

          I for one have zero shits if they put a female heroine as the lead in every movie. Maybe we can finally get more girls into liking Star Wars. There’s not many in case ya hadn’t noticed. Times are changing, so get over it, or be a grumpy ass old sexist that no one likes. As someone stated above, if ya just can’t believe a female can do what a male can for the sake of the story…remember it’s fucking fantasy anyways. You should be glad Star Wars is finally adhering to the times, because If they didn’t, the shit would die off. I for one wouldn’t mind a Star Wars movie releases every year for the rest of my life.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

            So what you’re saying is, books and movies should be more about selling to the masses, rather than telling a unique and good story?

            Quality vs industry. Humanity is doomed.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm

            Shit would die off? Yeah I guess that explains why the original trilogy and the old bond movies are still so popular after 30 years.

          • July 5, 2015 at 9:38 pm

            It’s embarrassing I even have to break this down, while surely Star Wars turned out to be extremely successful it was truly unexpected, it was an anomaly, it wasn’t a case of figuring out what the people want and delivering that, it was informing audiences what they want and Hollywood has been trying to duplicate the success every since then.

            When Star Wars was produced Hollywood did not have population statistics and even more up to the minute data to base these type of decisions on, in fact Hollywood was struggling to even make a hit.

            The fact the main character turned out to be male is purely a product of the culture at the time, it was certainly not a well calculated decision, it was a no-brainer.

      • July 3, 2015 at 12:50 pm

        Not to sound like a feminist, but it is pretty funny to read how they are working “very hard” to put more women in star wars.

        All they have to do to implement female characters is to write a part for a male character and then change the sex. Voila! A badass charming female character is born.

        The only thing I would hate to see would be for female characters to be killed off like they were men. “Oh, her head was cut off. Oops, that girl stepped on a mine”.

        Females are not expendable like men are. And I would hate it if they were.

        • July 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm

          Females in Star Wars have already died violently, like Aunt Beru being burned alive or Oola being eaten alive by a rancor. We’re going to get women soldiers. I imagine at least some of them will die.

          I say bring it on!

        • July 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm

          huh? equality means females can get killed off just the same, and why wouldnt they? im fine with strong female leads but they should be just as at risk in the story as if they were male, alien, whtvr. im not calling for excessive destruction, but why would a female not be at the same risk as a male if shes a lead or major character?

      • July 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm

        So she’s admitting there’s a political agenda

    • July 3, 2015 at 6:02 am

      The far vast majority of movies feature men, disproportionately so. The Star Wars episodic films of the past take the cake in being the ultimate galactic sausage festival.

      In particular the population of the United States is about 51% female and the U.K. population is about 52% female. You’d never know it looking at the film industry and how they behave. Having the main characters be women is just a way of finally catching up with reality and evening things out even if they are still outnumbered by men.

      Hopefully Felicity Jones will portray a well-written character.

      • July 3, 2015 at 8:07 am

        I would love to see Star Wars’ overall cast in each film be much closer to 50% women. Why can’t that part reflect reality instead of fantasy?

        • July 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

          You get Captain Phasma played by Gwendoline Christie. Be happy.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

            No. I refuse to compromise for your crumbs. Women deserve equal representation as the men in Star Wars, not merely a handful of exceptional roles.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm

            Well, maybe if more women went out to die for their nations and people in pointless wars and risked their expendable lives hunting for gold and new lands, then maybe it would be more relevant to portray half of the characters as women, seeing as it would match reality better. I would welcome it if women were more like men that way. Would make life much more interesting.

            But as it is, women are still very comfortable within their socially allowed roles and remain scared of discovering new areas for themselves. It’s very sad to see.
            They have to wait for politicians to force them into new working areas, even though there were no legal hindrances to stop them to begin with. They rarely ever follow their genuine interests like men do. Only what is trendy in a society.

          • July 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm

            What’s sad is that you insist that women die in combat just to get equal representation in a MAKE-BELIEVE space fantasy.

            A dozen or more henchmen shooting at a guy repeatedly and missing is perfectly fine, but showing half the soldiers on the battlefield as women is pushing it!

          • July 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm

            Isn’t that what equality is about? Why should only the men die all the time?

            It’s getting pretty damn tiresome to see men getting treated like trash in every movie. We get blown up, cut to pieces, tortured and massacred. No one bats an eye. It makes me question the whole fabric of society. What kind of sick society allows an entire gender to be treated like objects for target practise and violence?

            I demand death equality in movies. I want more women to die in movies to show that we truly are equals.

          • July 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

            Wait. Are you talking about women dying in real life or in movies?

            I’m all for women soldiers in Star Wars dying as much as the men. No special treatment.

          • July 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

            Anon @ July 03, 2015 at 12:29 PM

            Wow. Talk about painting women with a broad (and stupidly sexist) brushstroke!

            For your information, plenty of women challenge themselves with all kinds of careers, from lawyers to doctors to paramedics, police officers and the military.

            Look how society goes out of its way to assign biased preconceptions to both girls and boys through highly gendered toy commercials. Girls are repeatedly taught to focus on their looks while boys get to fight, build, rescue and so on.

            Ironically, Star Wars beefing up its female representation on the battlefield would go a long way to encouraging men and women to see such a situation as normal and accepted. First, you imagine it; then you see it in real life.

          • July 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

            Yes. Women certainly are challanging themselves, walking into already walked on areas. But where are the 50%?

            If you print catalogues showing girls playing with Lego and boys playing with Barbies, then maybe girls will play more with Lego. But in what way will they play with it? Probably a lot of family dramas will play out.

            And the boys will probably not play with barbies in the intended way either.
            They will make them fist fight, put rifles in their hands and throw them off cliffs with parachutes. I know because I’ve seen it.

            Toy commercials are formed after the genetically inherent interests of children. If it was the other way around, the toys would not be selling.

            It’s all about nature.
            Girls want to look good to attract mates. Men wish to be good fighters so to be able to protect their group and families.

            My rant about women dying in war to make it more equal was to make a point about natural gender inequality. In natures eyes, men are worth much much less than women.

            If women risked their lives and died as much as men, there would be no one left to give birth to children and humanity would decline severely.

          • July 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm

            Your argument is ridiculous. 50%+ of the total population of men don’t have to fight and die in combat in order to have overwhelming representation in a space fantasy.

            Women love Star Wars in growing numbers. That alone will be enough to justify their increasing numbers in the franchise.

            Plus, how many men over the years have resisted the idea of women taking on traditionally male-only roles in order to keep them in line and maintain the status quo?

            People like you like to believe that genders are the way they are simply because of nature, but you conveniently ignore all the highly gendered messages society tells people every day.

            And what do you have to say about girls and women who play with action figures and enjoy superhero movies, like Iron Man and The Dark Knight? Or how about boys and men who like dolls and romantic comedies? Must be nature at work again, huh?

            Nature has assigned the role of childbirth and human preservation to women, but it is up to the individual and collective free will of humanity to decide what value, if any, to place on that. Women are not inherently more valuable than men simply because they can reproduce.

            Humanity is not on the brink of annihilation. Far from it. Women have the luxury not to have children if they wish.

          • July 5, 2015 at 6:06 am

            In terms of story, the Alliance would need every advantage it can get to fight the Imperial war machine. Allowing women onto the front line would beef up troop numbers. We saw Leia fight on Endor, so we know they aren’t totally against it.

            If you want real world examples, the French and Polish resistances both allowed equal representation cause they needed the numbers and women had a lot to offer – namely that the nazis weren’t (initially) expecting it.

            Israel has has frontline female troops for decades, although their compulsory service is less than the mens. Thats because Israel is small and strategically needs the troops, but they’ve learnt women are just as good.

            The western militaries are bastions of conservatism, but nothing if not pragmatic – even they are starting to realise that women can be just as effective on the front line (aus, us, uk). So really, Star Wars, as a fantasy, is just following real world cues.

            Now, personally I don’t believe ability has anything to do with whether you were born with this or that – its up to the individual to become whatever they need or want to be. Star Wars has always been about that. Leia born a royal/diplomat became a soldier, because the galaxy needed it, Luke became a jedi though raised as a moisture farmer, and anakin became vader becMe anakin. And let’s not forget Jar Jar – inept outcast to inept senator.

            Does anyone know why naboo scored two senators?

        • July 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm

          Because they’re trying to sell toys to little boys.

          Notice how 2/3 of the new female characters in TFA are not easily gendered. An alien and a baddie who wears a full suit of armor. It will be interesting to see if the toy packaging for these two characters uses pronouns.

      • July 3, 2015 at 9:04 am

        *my correction: 51%

    • July 3, 2015 at 8:40 am

      There are also plenty of male characters in these new movies if that’s all that you care about. The main narrative may not be about them or not mostly about them but they do exist in big roles.

      You know the prequel trilogy’s Obi-Wan and the original trilogy’s Han Solo are popular and well-liked despite not being the focus of the trilogy stories.

    • July 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      “I don’t need a strong female main cast shoe-horned in every movie now. It’s a stupid annoying trend!!!”

      1. Grow up. Star Wars isn’t just about you.
      2. By using the word “shoe-horned”, you’re assuming strong females leads don’t belong in Star Wars and most other places. You are incorrect.
      3. Trends come and go. While they won’t always be the main hero, women aren’t going anywhere. In fact, expect them to keep increasing until women eventually make up about half the total cast in each film.
      4. “Get used to it.” All of it.

    • July 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      I hate men being in the leads, it’s a stupid annoying trend that’s been going on for the past 100+ years of filming.

      • July 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

        You’re probably a gay guy. Golly, this Supreme Court celebration over that case needs to stop already and we as a society need to move on with more pressing matters than two people of the same gender marrying each other.

        • July 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm

          Evolve already… -_-

          • July 4, 2015 at 1:22 am

            No, let his lineage end with him. His primitive mind doesn’t deserve to evolve beyond single-cell intelligence. If we must, find him, end his lineage personally, burn his crops and salt his earth…. And nuke his home from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure

          • July 4, 2015 at 6:08 pm

            Be warned.

            The kind you wish to rid from the world have often said the same thing about people in the Middle East: “Just nuke ’em.”

  • July 3, 2015 at 4:35 am

    I think a Rebellion-Era Coruscant underworld setting would make a great spin-off.

    Also, maybe the smartest way to separate the Spin-offs from the Episodes is to limit the number of planets per movie.

    SW Episodes can have the classic 2 1/2 planets per movie,

    Anthology should have ONE planet per movie, keep it small-scale, more in-depth,
    I think a Sam Spade investigation caper on rebellion depression Coruscant [with a few bounty-hunter cameos] would make a good spinoff. I know they already got plans now, but I’m just talking down the road, it would be cool to see them try something like that.

    • July 3, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Good intention – bad idea. Standalones shouldn’t be limited to one planet each. You won’t likely see much of space then.

      I only want them to be limited to a single planet *IF* it fits the story.

    • July 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      One of the movies should be, “The Daily Life of a Nerf herding Moisture Farmer”. And they could probably fit in some plot about a birthday cake.

      • July 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        I’d like to point out that Die Hard, Godfather, Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Bond movies, Bourne, and Usual Suspects all take place on one planet, and you may notice they don’t have much trouble making an interesting story out of their restrictions.
        Star Wars doesn’t need 3 or 7 planets to be interesting, there are so many other things to enjoy other than location,
        so WHY NOT focus on one planet at least once?
        Blade Runner focused on a single city, and that’s arguably a good movie, why can’t star wars give it a go?

        In my mind, Spin Offs are a PERFECT opprotunity to break the mold a little and try new things, because they’re not supposed to be tentpoles, they [hopefully] aren’t giving Rogue One the burden of setting up an ENTIRE trilogy, so why not do something more intimate, more focused, less grandoise?

        • July 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

          “so many other things to enjoy other than location,
          so WHY NOT focus on one planet at least once?”

          You didn’t say once or from time to time. You wanted all the Anthology films to be single planet-only. That’s too restrictive, particularly since it would limit the need to have scenes in space.

          You don’t need a trilogy to feature multiple planets.

  • July 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I think you have to be a special kind o moron if u can’t get into a movie because the main character (or even all the characters) have a different skin complexion Or sex than you. I don’t care if the main character looks like me talks like me or acts like me I just want well written interesting, compelling characters.

    • July 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Well like it or not, gender and race are indeed a big part of how human beings identify themselves and with each other whether we want to admit it to ourselves or not. I wish we all were more like you claim to be. Then none of these divisive arguments would be happening.

      • July 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm


        “I wish we all were more like you claim to be. Then none of these divisive arguments would be happening.”

        In time, we shall be. Diversity is coming.

        America will continue to learn to tolerate and -gasp!- even identify with those who are different.

        • July 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

          You do understand that there can be no diversity without different races and cultures, right?

          The modern concept of diversity is the idea of mixing all races and cultures into one big messy identity.

          So after a while there will obviously no longer be any diversity left to celebrate.

          That doesn’t sound very tolerant and diverse to me.

          It sounds more like an idea of, rather than learning to get along, let’s just completely destroy race and culture all together.

          True diversity is to have a planet full of different cultures and races. Recognizing other peoples worth as well as ones own, while living in peace, That is True tolerance.

          • July 3, 2015 at 2:28 pm

            Segregation of races and cultures is not tolerance. People from different walks of life joining together in love is not genocide.

            Don’t forget which century you’re in.

          • July 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

            He didn’t say segregation.

            It’s OK to be proud of you’re country, so long as you tolerate others as well.

            Before WWI gave rise to “choose a side or die” mentality, plenty of cultures peacefully co-existed.

            You see a long time ago, empires were much harder to run, which means that no one could AFFORD to be segregatory.
            The Romans were evil for the most part, but they DID allow Jews into their cities without automatically killing them.

            Race pride is not the same as racial intolerance.
            To say “I like the Ancient Germanic cultural identity” is not the same as saying “I am a Nazi, die.”

            In my childhood, I lived in the outskirts of China, called Xinjiang, which housed a large variety of Uyghurs, Kyrgs, Turkmens, and even a few Chinese Russians [yes it’s a thing]. Xinjiang was not Communist or Bhuddist, it was mostly Muslim, but they were cool. They didn’t shun us Westerners, they thought we were cool and were friendly to us.
            Soon thereafter, the Chinese Communist Government “modernized” Xinjiang: e.i, they tore down every old building and shut down local businesses and made it a tourist trap. If you ask a Government Official what’s up with that, they’ll say “We have to Unify this nation if we hope to move forward.”

            Unify my ass. Kashgar, one of the oldest cities in the world [and possibly the original setting for the story of “Alladin”] is now a tourist trap / war-zone.
            Seriously, it’s a war-zone, there are terrorists there now.

            On the bright side! now every is working together with the Han Chinese and cultural identity are on the way out! Soon everyone will be the same!

            Also, correct me if I’m wrong, New Orleans is famous for having everyone act perfectly predictably and everyone hides their culture so as not to offend anyone. Right?

            And there’s a really good book called “1984” where everyone is passionate and imbraces their little cultural differences and tolerates those who are different, toleration to the point where there’s enough trust to not have camera’s all over the place. what a great book!

          • July 4, 2015 at 6:32 pm

            “He didn’t say segregation.”

            He didn’t have to. He was clearly against the idea of races and cultures mixing. He preferred that they remained separated.

            Free and tolerant people from all walks of life should be able to mix if they want to. If, at some point down the road, the human race ends up as a homogeneous group of brown-skinned people, then so be it.

            “It’s OK to be proud of you’re country, so long as you tolerate others as well.”

            Why would this even be an issue?

            Funny how people automatically jump to race mixing and “white genocide” when diversity is mentioned. I sense a deep-seated fear among many white men that becoming too friendly and inclusive to minorities will result in the end of the white race. So they prefer that minorities continue to be marginalized in mostly supporting roles while they remain dominant.

          • July 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm

            I do not believe you are actually paying attention here,

            Both me and the guy I was originally defending were talking in terms of everyone supporting their own cultures and living peacefully.
            Africans should be proud of their ancestry, Chinese should be proud of their ancestry, the Japanese should be proud of their ancestry, and yes, even white guys can be proud of our history too.
            Every culture has skeletons in their closet, and every culture has kick-ass heroes. these skeletons AND heroes should be remembered.
            The vikings were murderers, but they also created the oldest currently functioning democratic state [Iceland], and Beowulf was a badass, THAT’S worth being proud of.
            I’m proud that my ancestors cousin was Mel Gibson in blue paint.

            The Japanese have permission to feel cool that they at some point had the Samurai,

            I for one am slightly perplexed that every single nation is learning English, English is a pretty boring, confusing, inconsistent pathetic excuse for a language, but we enslaved more countries, and so now everyone needs to know our language. THIS SUCKS. I AM NOT proud of my ancestors putting the rest of the worlds education programs through that.

            Eradicating cultures is totally lame, did we learn nothing from WWII?

            Every day, I’m weirded out that everyone else is trying to be more white, being more white is not the same thing as freedom.
            I think the main thing with this is culture and language more than anything else.
            Language and culture changes how we think [that one guy that speaks 9 languages can back me up on this].
            Africans are intrinsically different from Europeans, their grandparents had different childhoods and different perspectives – which is a good thing.
            The problem is that my grandparents had better technology and pulled the ultimate dick-move of conquering the world, and the world rightfully has had a chip on it’s shoulder ever since.
            The problem is, the world STILL is answering to Europe [America by extension] when they should be more worried about they’re own stuff, so you got China and Japan and a bunch of other places that are “modernizing” by pretending to be american.
            Racism is not a one-way deal, you can be racist against yourself, or reverse-racist to another race, my point is, white guys didn’t invent racism, and we are not the only ones using it, and for the most part we’re bored with racism anyways, hence all the thousands of people that live over-seas specifically BECAUSE of the people.

            Does this have to do with star wars, not really, but my point is, this is an issue that can’t and MUST NEVER be simplified to a single “You suck! PERIOD”
            Racism does have causes, some of which are at some point just, e.i, African-american’s still present resentment against whites, which has a viable cause, but is mostly an obsolete fear that really is on the phase out.

            But to have NO culture is not the same as having NO racism, quite the opposite, having everyone live in complete lack of diversity or difference is to be racist against EVERY race. I for one to not want to give in to the Marxist “utopia” just yet.

            And no, none of this has anything to do with Star Wars, I apologize.

          • July 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm

            UUUUMMMMM hello. People. We ARRRRE talking star wars? Remember? Star wars?

    • July 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

      It takes a bigger moron to fall for every single new trend behavior that media and society makes up. In the 19th century it was about colonialism, in the 40’s it was about racism, in the 60’s it was about peace and in the 90’s and early 2000 it was about war.

      Now it’s about gender and race equality. Already the worshippers of equality are turning fanatic, looking down on those not agreeing with their superiour mindset.

      • July 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm

        You’re against gender and race equality because you see it as a trend? ^_-

        Aww, are you mad because America switched its Confederate flag with a rainbow one?

        • July 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

          I am against standards being forced on humanity. You can push the gender and race equality agenda how much you want. But it goes against nature, and in the end you will only end up with chaos and destruction, after which nature will once again claim its place, leaving room for those smart enough to have survived. Then we’re back to square one again.

          You can’t win.

          • July 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

            Watch us.

          • July 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm

            I understand it can be difficult to understand now when you’re young and inexperienced.
            But let me sum it up like this.

            The day you Win, is the day you Lose.

          • July 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

            Brilliant summation. They don’t realize they are bringing about the ends which they are working so hard to avoid.

          • July 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm

            Amazing how many bigoted and closed-minded Star Wars fans are out there.

          • July 3, 2015 at 4:24 pm

            Nah! “Only a feminist deals in absolutes”. We as a society allow for trends to influence us, and watch how the world will turn out to be in the future (and it won’t be a pretty scene).

          • July 4, 2015 at 1:27 am

            “Only a feminist deals in absolutes” is in itself an absolute….. Sooo the sexist male homo sapien sapien that just said that would be classifying himself as a feminist x)

          • July 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm

            Actually you uneducated simpleton, this make patriarchal society of ours is not natural, nor is the rule of an elite caste over others. It continues only because ignorant people like you have sold out to the idea that this is natural.

            What is natural is chaos, there’s nothing natural about society at all.

        • July 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

          The rainbow flag is a direct celebration of homosexuality,
          the confederate flag is an old variant of the US flag that was used by the south simply to differentiate.

          I see no switch,
          there is no connection,
          they are two distinct flags made for different purposes on different playing fields.

          How about… we just use… BOTH flags? o_O

          • July 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm

            Actually the Confederate flag was not the official flag of the Confederate States, and the person who made it announced his intention that it is a symbol of his racism. So much fucking ignorance here.

            How about you quit talking about shit you know nothing about? You’re probably one of those people that actually buys into the argument that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, well it was. Racism was a part of how those people lived, it was a fundamental part of their culture. This is not disputed by anyone who isn’t ignorant, or their self a racist.

            Know your history, the Confederate flag was neither the official flag of the Confederacy, and it was intended as a symbol of white supremacy according to the man who designed it. >.>


          • July 6, 2015 at 10:18 am

            Well if that’s the case, they did a piss-poor job depicting slavery, all i see are red white blue, and some stars. maybe the X represents slavery? idk, to me the flag obviously points toward the whole “we’re american too” thing, which is incorrect, but that’s what they were thinking in terms of.

            The Real reason the south fought the north was because they threw a hissy fit that Abe Lincoln got elected.
            Slavery was on the way out for decades and the Union had compromised a lot to keep the south happy.
            When the South called it quits over something as mundane as some bearded guy getting elected, the North was finally like “screw this bullshit” and let the south separate.

            However, most of the civilians – including blacks – were ill informed [not much has changed] and legitimately thought that the north was the dick of the situation and fought back, holding their own american flag to defend their southern way of life.
            My point: The flag isn’t the evil one here, that flag was born and raised to celebrate the united states, unfortunately, the united states as a rule has a LOT of ill-informed people.

            Honestly, I thought the Confederate flag was a done issue by now, seriously, IT’S BEEN 150 YEARS and we’re choosing NOW to go over this?
            We won the war, the flag never really stood for slavery anyways, let’s PLEASE move on.
            Slavery is dead, this flag has lost half of it’s perceived meaning, let the dukes of hazzard be, I don’t even like the flag, and am basically qualified to be a new yorker, but even I can see that this whole issue is retarded.

  • July 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

    will Darth Revan be in this movie??

    • July 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      No,apparently it will be darth-ess now

  • July 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Sorry, i thought this was a thread about Star wars, not a race relations and diversity conference for 9 year olds?

    Stay on targets folks!

    • July 3, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      True, but some people here feel the need to make the conversations topics about societal matters of today so they needed to be put in their place by us true level-headed folks.

    • July 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      “Sorry, i thought this was a thread about Star wars, not a race relations and diversity conference for 9 year olds?”

      If you’re bothered by race, gender, diversity and other social-related conversations entering into the subject of Star Wars fandom, you’ll be in for a shock this December. A big one.

      Anyone thinking these topics won’t be hugely debated across the Internet for years to come is fooling himself.

  • July 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    It’s unfortunate that filmmakers today cannot express their original creativity and imaginations full on because there is a subset of the population that will create controversy about it, and be very vocal and loud about it (that it had THIS and/or it didn’t have THAT); so unfortunate that filmmakers have no choice but to cave in to these societal trends and notions of present time all because this small subset of the population is demanding it (thus putting pressure on said filmmakers). It’s sad that these filmmakers’ creativity and imagination get stifled because of this. DAMMIT PEOPLE, ALL THEY WANT IS TO MAKE MOVIES BASED ON THEIR IMAGINATIONS; YOU STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIKE THEM OR NOT BY CHOOSING OR NOT CHOOSING TO WATH THEM!!! Smh

    Wake up people, there’s too much PC conforming these days. It needs to stop!!!

    • July 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      You’re assuming these creators didn’t decide to diversify the cast on their own.

      But I get it. It’s only creatively fresh and original when the cast is all- or overwhelmingly-white and male. Anything else is automatically “PC pandering” and stifling to the creative spirit.

      You poor soul. Clearly Finn should’ve been white and the guaranteed lead! Abrams’ vision is forever ruined! <8'C

    • July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Actually, there are quite a few directors who want desperately to be MORE progressive but are restrained by producers and marketing advisors.

      I heard some comment from the director of GotG that he wants to include more female characters as the series goes on.

      Joss Whedon has also been big on female leads, putting strong female characters literally wherever he legally can.

  • July 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I can’t believe that people are actually jumping on board with this anthology shit? This has got to be one of the worst ideas from the new SW era. I mean, steal the DS plans? Seriously? Well we know how this movie ends up, so what is the point of this movie?

    Then talk of a Boba Fett film? OMG! These ideas just get lamer by the second. Oh yeah, watching him collect bounties for 2 and a half hours is riveting cinema! All this just because he looks “kewl” And last but not least is Obi Wan. Actually I mean Ben. Who in their right mind would want a trilogy no less of the town hermit on Tatooine? So we could see him get into bar fights at the OK cantina?

    Seriously, to LFL/Disney just focus on the episodic portions of the films right now. That is where all the creative juices need to flow. These anthology movies may look like a great idea on the surface, but in the long run they won’t appeal to a large portion of the movie going public. They are niche films for a niche audience. These should be straight to DVD films at best. Because I personally think that these films will struggle to break even financially. Just my thoughts.

    • July 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      You haven’t even seen a single anthology film yet, but you’re already writing them off. Foolish.

      I didn’t like the Prequels, but that had nothing to do with knowing the end result. It was about enjoying the ride, bonding with the characters and looking on with wonder as the OT’s backstory unfolded.

      That’s where the Prequels failed me, but that’s also where these new films can succeed.

      • July 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        I wasn’t complaining about the films themselves, I was talking about the concept these films will most likely be about. And the characters they are rumored to be about I personally don’t think these stories of these characters should be made into feature length films. They carry no weight as characters that could have their own films.

        Again, this is just how I feel. I ain’t trying to convince anyone otherwise. I feel it would be a waste for any company to sink however much millions into a project that will most likely be a risky move. I see people say they want a SW film without any force users. Well the force, Jedi/Sith are the element that separates this from any sci fi franchise. Take the force out of SW and you have Battlestar Gallactica.

        Like this Rogue One film. As I stated earlier this is going to be about stealing the DS plans? I feel that is just not too much to have a single film for. You say you don’t like the PT, but look forward to these. That is cool. But unlike you I wanted to see the rise of Vader, fall of the Republic, rise of the Empire and fall of the Jedi. Like these anthology films, I am not interested in how the DS plans were obtained, what Fett was doing between episodes 3 and 4 and how Ben was spending his days in the dune sea.

  • July 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Cant wait to see Stallone and the gang in this one!

  • July 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Water Tanks can he used for special effect shots although allot of explosions and effects of this nature can be done with CGI.

  • July 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Anthology films have to be filmed in a epic scale and in a style that commands the respect of the original Star Wars. If the are look m feel like the modern crap that’s out, then they won’t be worth bothering with. I’m assuming major care will be taken down scaling CGI working on top notch script and useing great casts and practical effects.

    • July 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      It’s honestly depressing. I can’t go anywhere anymore without these stupid debates cropping up. If you can even call them debates. Most of the BS they bring up never even crosses my mind. I just think… Star Wars news! YES!

      I miss the days when ill informed idiots didn’t have so easily accessible platforms for their rhetoric.

      • July 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        They were always around on here but just not to the magnitude that it seems to have now escalated to at this time.
        And yeah it sucks when i’m trying to get pizza recipes and tips and i see politics and agenda wars in the comments on food websites.

        • July 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

          my bad! debates follow me… i need pills.

    • July 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      You should talk

  • July 4, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Women, men, black, white….who cares!!!
    I just want START WARS!!! I made the Kessel Run in 8 parsecs…You hear that, Solo? 8!!!

    • July 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Is this ‘START WARS’ a new franchise of movies? They sound quite familiar??

      • July 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        I meant Star Wars– sorry about the typo…just got back from Malestar and I was a little beat up after a rough jump through hyper space.

    • July 5, 2015 at 1:41 am

      A parsec is a measure of distance, not time. It’s like saying you did a marathon in less than 26.2 miles. If that’s the case, you cheated.

      • July 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        EXACTLY ^^classic han solo

      • July 5, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        I did cheat, just like everyone else….

      • July 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm

        Ya but Han’s line makes sense, if he’s a time traveler.

        • July 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

          And since the Falcon can supposedly go faster than the speed of light, that would make it a time machine.

  • July 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Remember in the film “This is Spinal Tap” where the guitarist explains how their amps go to 11?

    Well, this is precisely what Disney’s done with political correctness in TFA and now Rogue One.

    In every category, feminism, black power, the wonders of multiculturalism, and so on….all the usual suspects are included in these “films” and all are jacked up to 11.

    • July 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm


    • July 6, 2015 at 7:01 am

      How’s it feel to have such a pathetic life that you have to belittle those different than you to feel good about yourself?

      I detect small penis syndrome.

  • July 4, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    She’s cute!
    Hey, is that the guy in Jurassic World??

  • July 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Weird, when I was 10, Return of the Jedi came out. I still get goosebumps if I see pictures of Luke Skywalker holding a green lightsaber. That was soooo special in those days. Seeing the lame, stupid discussion above about race and gender makes me wonder where the true wholehearted starwars fan are. Aren’t you afraid that beating stupid subjects like this to death will also kill your spirit for the movie? Why debate trivial things to the extreme, it’s a movie intend to make you feel good.

    • July 5, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Fair point. This distracts us all from the most imprtant issue of all – droid slavery.

      I totally agree with you and think people should never discuss any controveraial subjects. Other than droid slavery.

      • July 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        Somehow when you mentioned “droid slavery” I got the image of C3PO in a women’s bikini

    • July 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

      But what else do you do in an anonymous comments section? Troll…

  • July 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Would you please, please, please, please SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT GENDER AND RACE!!!!

    • July 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

      yes! DROID SLAVERY!

    • July 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

      “Finn deflecting lasers with a blue lightsaber.”

      It’s official, then. The ST will suck.

      • July 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

        ^^ WOW

        like, just, no, I won’t even right now.

  • July 6, 2015 at 6:45 am

    The only thing I care about is if these new characters (male/female) are well written/developed characters…everything else takes a back seat. You can have the most diverse cast on earth, but that doesn’t guarantee a good film.

    So more female roles? Go for it. Homosexual roles? Sure; as long as it isn’t blatantly stereotypical or forced. My only qualm…don’t fuck around with the main movies too much; they have a good formula (for the most part) and don’t need any added shock factors or pandering. The Anthology movies can be made however anyone wants, just don’t mess up the main movies…that is all I ask for.

    • July 6, 2015 at 10:25 am

      I second this, Jeffrey

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