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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Roundup: Star Wars Celebration Day 2

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Here’s a roundup of Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

Mark Hamill performs dialogue from ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’:

Hamill is brilliant!!

An Hour with Mark Hamill Panel:

Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards Tease ‘Rogue One’ Opening Crawl:

“You know, we’re in the midst of talking about it, but I don’t think these films will have an opening crawl,” Kathleen Kennedy said of the possibility that ‘Rogue One’ would include the familiar Star Wars trope. “I think that’s what we kind of telegraphed at the beginning of the event today.”  – Read more about it here.

Possible Opening Crawl For ‘Rogue One’:

BTS Photos From’Star Wars Celebration Europe’:

See more photos at THR.

‘Rogue One’ Cast Interviews:

Includes: Felecity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, and director Gareth Edwards.

Droids of The Force Awakens Panel:

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Books:

  • Luke and Lost Jedi Temple, written by Jason Fry and adapted from one of his earlier books.
  • Ralph McQuarrie book, with never-before-seen concept art, and more.
  • Sticker books for the original trilogy and The Force Awakens, filled with over 100 stickers, all made from new illustrations.
  • Complete Locations, Year by Year, Darth Vader Rebel Hunter, and Star Wars Vile Villains from DK.
  • Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
  • Complete Locations will debut new cross-section illustrations for The Force Awakens, include Maz’s castle and Rey’s AT-AT home.
  • Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter is a Star Wars Rebels book for young readers. Vile Villains is a sticker book (includes over 1,000!), and you create the book by placing the stickers.
  • The Ahsoka book, Jedi Academy: A New Class, Topps Return of the Jedi cards, and more!

Star Wars Archaeology Panel:

John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, Doug Chiang, Vice President Executive Creative Director and Kevin Jenkins, Supervising Art Director take attendees on a journey through amazing stories and rarely seen imagery from the Star Wars films.

Cosplay Photos:

See more awesome cosplays over at ComingSoon.net

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” says producer Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”

According to Lucasfilm, ‘Rogue One’ “tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.”

The movie stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man and Blade II), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly and Devils on the Doorstep), Forest Whitaker (The Butler and The Last King of Scotland), Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt and Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Con Man, Trumbo), who plays a performance-capture character in the film, and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler and Four Lions).

ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll originated the idea for the movie, with Chris Weitz penning the script. Allison Shearmur, Knoll, Simon Emanuel and Jason McGatlin are executive producers. Kiri Hart and John Swartz are co-producers.

Greig Fraser (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Foxcatcher”) serves as director of photography and Neil Corbould (“Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “Saving Private Ryan”) is special effects supervisor. Doug Chiang (“Star Wars: Episodes I-II,” “Forrest Gump”) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the “Harry Potter” series, “Edge of Tomorrow”) will be the production designers. Additional crew members include stunt coordinator Rob Inch (“World War Z,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (“Prometheus”) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the “Harry Potter” series, “Saving Private Ryan”) and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist for “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Jupiter Ascending”).

‘Rogue One’ is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

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