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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Costumes & Panel.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, and it’s only natural that the movie is going to serve as the centerpiece for Star Wars Celebration Europe. Take a look ahead at some of the movie’s costumes on display and learn what they revealed at the panel.

 

Rogue One Costumes and Models

Rogue One Costumes and Models Part 2

 

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That last batch of images came from here.

 

With all of that out of the way, let’s get to the presentation.

  • 10:06 AM CST – The panel begins. The opening crawl from A New Hope is displayed. The crawl stops at the second paragraph as the message is distorted, rebels screaming are heard, and an image of the Death Star appears.
  • 10:07 – Gwendoline Christie arrives to host the panel, very excited.
  • 10:09 – Christie offers condolences to the people affected by the recent tragedy in France, along with a powerful moment of silence followed by a the chorus of the French national anthem.
  • 10:10 – Kathleen Kennedy, Gareth Edwards, Kiri Hart, and John Knoll all arrive at the panel.
  • 10:11 – Kennedy notes that this is the 40th anniversary of the production of A New Hope and thanks the producers who have allowed the A Star Wars Story line to be possible. She explains what these “Anthology Films” are to the uninitiated.
  • 10:13 – Kennedy notes that Gareth Edwards was hired for his style of filming – specifically, for shouldering a camera in every single shot to make for a more immersive cinematic experience.
  • 10:14 – Edwards describes his experience as being surreal in a very good way. He’s noted that he’s many memorable moments, including a brief meeting with Mark Hamill on the set.
  • 10:16 – Knoll came up with the concept of Rogue One 13 years ago (during filming of Revenge Of The Sith) after being inspired by the plans to make a live-action television series. The idea didn’t fit within the context of the planned show, but it did stick around as an idea. When Kennedy got the greenlight to allow for standalone films, Knoll didn’t hesitate to let Kennedy know about his idea, which was then used as a basis for the first planned spin-off.
  • 10:18 – Early concept art for the movie is shown, featuring a vastly different cast.
  • 10:19 – Hart claims that this is a good starting point for a standalone film, as it’s based on a story alluded to in the existing films.
  • 10:20 – Gareth Edwards explains the “nightmare” of shooting in the Maldives, but he appreciated the beauty of the location.
  • 10:22 – A new poster is unveiled showing the battle in the Maldives location.
  • 10:23 – Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, Foest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn walk onstage. Mendelsohn appears in costume as Diretor Krennic, escorted by Death Troopers. A menacing drumbeat, which is presumably part of the soundtrack is played.
  • 10:26 – A behind-the-scenes reel is shown.
  • 10:30 – Christie presents Jones her Jyn Erso action figure.
  • 10:31 – Jones says that Jyn knows who she is and where she comes from, which sets her apart from previous Star Wars protagonists, and she is more seasoned as a character.
  • 10:32 -Luna’s character, Cassian Andor, is the second member of the “Rogue” team and the de facto leader. His only friend, K2-SO, is a reprogrammed Imperial Battle Droid.
  • 10:33 – Tudyk shows K2-SO as the comic relief of the film, and notes that the motion-capture process was important to bring his character to life. He’s described as being “not all there” and brutally honest due to his imperfect reprogramming.
  • 10:37 – Edwards explains that he wanted to film a scene in a subway station due to its futuristic look. The sequence was filmed in its entirety in the four hours that the station was closed.
  • 10:39 – Ahmed wanted to “change things up” by doing a more commercial film, and because hey, it’s a Star Wars movie. Ahmed explains that Bodhi Rook’s Imperial patch signifies that he has worked as an Imperial pilot for non-military purposes. He changes sides after witnessing the atrocities of the Empire.
  • 10:41 – Yen’s Chirrut Imwe is a blind warrior that believes in the Force in spite of Baze’s protests.
  • 10:43 – Wen’s Baze Malbus is defined as having “a huge gun” and weapons of all kinds. He doesn’t believe in the Force, but he protects Chirrut.
  • 10:45 – Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera is an extremist guerilla fighter. Whitaker notes that he has seen the episodes of The Clone Wars that feature his character.
  • 10:47 – George Lucas visited the set of Rogue One, to the surprise of Edwards. Edwards described Lucas as being one of the nicest people, making criticism known while still being supportive of the project.
  • 10:49 – Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Erso is Jyn’s father and “a person of interest”. He was a scientist that invented something so beautiful that would change the world.
  • 10:50 – Ben Mendelsohn appears on-stage, now out of costume. He explains that his dramatic entrance was to prepare for a repeat of the sizzle reel.
  • 10:54 – Mendelsohn explains that Krennic is a different kind of villain in the sense that he’s smarter than many of his predecessors and more inventive.
  • 10:56 – Darth Vader is confirmed to be in Rogue One yet again. James Earl Jones is reprising his role.
  • 10:58 – Group photos of the cast are taken. The sizzle reel is shown yet again.

And that’s a wrap on the presentation! We’ll be sure to cover more information as it come out of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, stay tuned to Star Wars News Net.

 

 

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  • Love the new ship and vehicle designs! That shuttle looks badass!

  • SonOfConstantDiligence

    Amazing, I thought the TIE striker was going to have three wings, but two is cool too, I guess. Kind of like the opposite to the rebel airspeeder.

  • Tervlon

    The Shore Trooper is right up there with the Scout Trooper and Ep 7 Snowtrooper as favorite trooper designs. Totally amazing.

    The ships look pretty good, but I am trying to wrap my head around the awkward wings on Krennic’s shuttle.

    • Mr_Crankypants

      Yep, not loving either the shuttle or the Striker to be honest. Neither has a great silhouette.

  • Phil Kloc

    Only new material we really get is that the Kylo Ren-looking shuttle belongs to Krennic. And if I’m not mistaken we see that shuttle getting blown up in the first trailer. Let the dot-connecting commence!

  • system1988

    WE DID NOT GET ROGUE ONE TRAILER!!!!

    Only behind the scenes…

    • BarryManilow

      Official trailer two is tonight!!!!

  • Dennis Achterberg

    That spoiler……

    • system1988

      lol my internet went down on “when he di..”

      • Dennis Achterberg

        the faces of everyone on stage.. “yeah, that’s enough, big gun, big gun, that’s enough!”

        • system1988

          I smell more reshoots lol

  • system1988

    Still cannot believe thay didn’t give us a trailer… such a ripoff…. i hope we get something on episode 8

  • Chris Creveling

    Really disappointing stuff from that panel. I feel horrible for people who waited in line to get into that. We didn’t even get an actual trailer, and the entire panel was a glorified press conference. They should apologize to the people that were in attendence because that was really, really horrible stuff. “Lets put everyone up on stage and not have them say anything. And then we won’t give them a trailer, but we’ll play the sizzle reel 3 times to make up for it.”

    What are they thinking?

  • Chris Creveling

    Really disappointing stuff from that panel. I feel horrible for people who waited in line to get into that. We didn’t even get an actual trailer, and the entire panel was a glorified press conference. They should apologize to the people that were in attendence because that was really, really horrible stuff. “Lets put everyone up on stage and not have them say anything. And then we won’t give them a trailer, but we’ll play the sizzle reel 3 times to make up for it.”

    What are they thinking?

    • system1988

      And we also got spoiled on Yang’s death…

    • Valderon

      there was a trailer just only for the people who attended if u watched
      the stream u got the BTS footage again

      • Qui-GON29

        WHAT?! How did you know? Doesn’t make sense. Why not share it with the rest of the world? Oh, unless THAT is the promised trailer to be released on tv, right?

        • Chris Creveling

          It’s true. Tons of reporters that were at the panel have begun tweeting it out. The trailer was definitely played for those in attendance. Most outlets are also reporting that the “trailer” that is supposed to play tonight on ABC is the same BTS footage that the viewers on the livestream got.

        • Because ABC has an exclusive showing of it tonight. It’ll be online later.

      • vincanss

        Not so much a trailer as a ‘convention only’ minute long teaser. There was no ‘trailer’ trailer.

    • vincanss

      I was there, and the sizzle was played 3 times for people watching the stream in Galaxy stage, and the stream outside Galaxy stage.. but those who got into the ‘Celebration’ stage where the actual panel happened got to watch the trailer… agreed in everything you said. Aside from a few nuggets, and the excellent sizzle reel it was disappointing.

  • So Jiang Wen accidentally revealed that Donnie Yen’s character dies. What an awkward moment that was! Gareth and Kathy must’ve been livid.

    • brian

      don’t write it here, maybe someone didn’t watch the stream, don’t spoil it for them!

    • Smullie_1138

      And yet he said it with the best intentions. Kind of adorable, he had no idea what he just did.

    • Phil Kloc

      When you think about it though, most of them have to die.

    • Josiah Johnson

      Screw you. No spoiler alert?!

    • Trailmix

      Spoilers dude

    • Melike

      I kinda felt bad for him. Imagine being in that situation.

    • BarryManilow

      Someone ALWAYS has to ruin it for everyone. Thanks dude. Congrats on being an asshole.

  • John Mackay

    Was Gwendoline Christie wearing those electric shock pads on her arris,” WOOOOOHW !!”

  • The MacGuffin Guy

    Nice! These designs are the perfect mix of old and new (even more so than Force Awakens IMO) Hope some of these designs are Incorporated into the sequel trilogy despite being “old” ships

  • origonalname112

    Why is it still impossible to watch the stream after it’s finished? This happens everytime something happens live. How hard would it be to just put it on youtube?