Rogue One Press Conference: George Lucas Liked Rogue One and More. Full Video from the Event


Gareth Edwards, John Knoll, Kathleen Kennedy and the Rogue One cast are all gathered together at Lucasfilm headquarters for a special press conference. Hit the jump for the full videos from the event.


Probably the most interesting bit from the press conference was the news that George Lucas saw Rogue One 2 days ago. Gareth Edwards shared that he can die happy now, without revealing what exactly Lucas told him after that. It seems that he really liked the movie. 🙂


Also it was interesting when Kathleen Kennedy said that we won’t see Rogue One characters in any other Star Wars movies.


You can watch the 2  parts of the press conference below, thanks to Collider:








Here are some interesting tweets with some of the highlights:













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31 thoughts on “Rogue One Press Conference: George Lucas Liked Rogue One and More. Full Video from the Event

  • December 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Man, Diego Luna is freaking awesome.

    • December 5, 2016 at 12:17 am

      When he was cast as a “militar” I had lots of doubts, but everything I’ve seen so far is great. He’s a truly talented actor. The cast of this movie is terrific.

  • December 5, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I haven’t seen the clips (yes, I can’t believe it either) but there seemed to be a bit of dislike on M.G.’s score. I didn’t know he was such a fan of Star Wars until after reading this article, which is a really good thing.

    • December 5, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Nah, from what I’ve seen, the score will be great. The music in the action clip sounds surprisingly like something John Williams could have done, and the rest sounds both like a war movie and a Star Wars movie.

      • December 5, 2016 at 1:10 am

        Goddamn it. I appreciate the words but now my determination not to watch those clips is yet again, in jeopardy. Thank you, kind sir.

        • December 5, 2016 at 2:38 am

          i’m right there with you. stay strong. 😉

          • December 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm

            I’ve actually found that even without watching the clips, my anticipation is building.

            I think I’m glad I waited… 🙂

          • December 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm

            “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

      • December 5, 2016 at 3:30 am

        When have you heard the score??? The people who produce trailers typically score their own music and seldom use the actual music from the movie.

        • December 5, 2016 at 5:59 am

          There are a couple of clips with score; on youtube, for example 😉

    • December 5, 2016 at 3:37 am

      Going by what is said at AICN, the score doesn’t rely on the Saga music hardly at all and the movie doesn’t start with the Star Wars theme. I think the fact that it may not include many Williams cues will lead to some being disappointed.

      • December 5, 2016 at 3:43 am

        How can one be disappointed with so much X-Wing and Stormtrooper porn?

      • December 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm

        Oh dear…another Harry Know(sNothing)les(s) ‘exclusive’ ???

        (insert raspberry sound)

    • December 5, 2016 at 3:42 am

      The score is different, but the same? It fits what was going in the shots. None of them just had familiar themes which will probably come towards the end of the movie with the climactic battle sequences.

      You should watch the clips. They’re like 2 minutes of the film, and aside from spoiling a laugh in each, they’re pretty tight and will only serve to stoke your excitement.

      They’re very good.

  • December 5, 2016 at 2:39 am

    someone has to have audio of mendelsohn singing. we need to hear that!

  • December 5, 2016 at 8:22 am

    George Lucas seems a lot more enthusiastic about Rogue One than he did about The Force Awakens, which to me is a positive.

    • December 5, 2016 at 11:53 am

      I think he balked at how derivative and retro TFA was, in effect a stealth remake of his own original 1977 film. Also, he would still be sore that they didn’t take his own ideas as a basis, as he thought was part of the deal but apparently failed to write into the contract.

      Rogue One can be, and apparently is, original in a quite different way, and they didn’t scrap any Lucas ideas to make it.

      • December 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        Let’s not put words in his mouth. He simply said the fans would love TFA. He didn’t say anything about being derivative. He likes to rhyme the movies with reoccurring themes and elements too.

        • December 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

          I think George made very clear that didn’t like The Force Awakens in many ways. The only prize he gave to that movie is “very talented actors”. Out of that, his comments with Disney were quite clear and K Kennedy said the process of getting out of SW was very difficult for George. They even took out the screenwriter he chose for that movie.

          Man, I don’t like the prequels but Lucas has this aim to innovate in every movie he does, which is so great. The Force Awakens was a fan service all along. I have watched the BluRay just once. I enjoy it being character driven and it’s well written, but the lack of originality comes to surface as the time goes by, and the Starkiller plot is such a waste of time revisiting that for a third time.

          Here you have Gareth Edwards. Young director who did Monsters with a very tight budget. A passioned genius. He wasn’t doing saga chapter, so he was more free than Abrams probably. As far as we have seen, even revisiting a very known period of the saga, it’s much more original and contemporary than The Force Awakens.

          Besides, he has this documentary style that George Lucas loves so much. I can see why Lucas loved this film even without having seen R1 yet.

          • December 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm

            Will you please tell me your sources for George saying that stuff?

          • December 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

            GL “Great actors. I think this is a movie that fans will gonna love.” >>

            GL “Disney, who was a little nervous, you know? The first three movies had all kind of issues. They looked at the stories and decided to do something for the fans. I said all I wanna do is to tell a story. (…) It’s a space opera, it’s not about spaceships. They decided they didn’t want to do that story, they decided they were going to the wrong direction.” >>

            I won’t quote the white slavers sentence cause he just said it as he was talking and then he regretted. But isn’t GL himself a good source?

            KK “George has gone through his own personal process of trying to find his own way of letting go of something that has a huge amount to do with his entire adult life. (…) it’s been tough, watching this go on without his direct involvement”

      • December 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        “remake” haha. Ok.

      • December 5, 2016 at 11:24 pm

        I agree with your comments on TFA. I can imagine George, who had spent much of his career taking big risks with his film making, would have rolled his eyes when he saw TFA.

        George had been told “nope, we don’t like your ideas, we’re going to go with our own”, only to then see that they had indeed gone with many of George’s ideas – just George’s ideas from 1977… of course he wouldn’t have been impressed.

        Rogue One certainly looks original and different. And awesome, too!

        • December 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm

          Exactly. They betrayed him in someway, because instead of making a clear Episode VII they did a remake from the first film.

          Guess what? As much as a prequel basher I’ve been, I start to like those movies a little bit more as I watch TFA again.

    • December 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Probably because it’s a prequel to his work. But I also have to think if GL liked it, then it probably has a nice smooth and tidy lead-in to A New Hope. Which is exactly what I want to see from Rogue One.

    • December 5, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Or on the other hand, it may be the first true sign of a “meh” movie…or (god forbid) worse. Don’t forget, this is the man who thought Jar Jar was a good idea.

      • December 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        Regarding Jar Jar – George said he was going for something like a Roger Rabbit character – clumsy but
        lovable. Not his finest invention, granted, but not every character you
        create is going to be as popular as Darth Vader or Han Solo.

        I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith, George’s last Star Wars movie (live action) more than The Force Awakens, despite ROTS’s imperfections at times, so George’s seemingly positive comments here are exciting for me.

        Here’s hoping Rogue One is amazing!

  • December 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    You have to love Felicity Jones! She’s a Trooper! Punn insteneded! Seriously, after seeing her on Jimmy Fallon, she really is a cool person!

  • December 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Blatant lie in the title, Edwards only said he was happy to meet Lucas. We don’t know what Lucas thought about Rogue One and certainly never will, but what he did say last year about retro-movies should be enough of a clue.

  • December 6, 2016 at 4:29 am

    I guess the white slavers did a good job.

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