Thursday, 22 December 2016

New Rogue One featurette and other Star Wars updates...(potential spoilers)

So what we have here is a new Rogue One featurette and a few snippets of other Star Wars updates (Rebels, Episode VIII and Han Solo)....  The Rogue One video appears before the **POTENTIAL SPOILERS** section.........

First off here's the Rogue One featurette called Locations

...and now you are about to enter the SPOILER ZONE

Saw Gerrera (from The Clone Wars and more recently Rogue One) will be making an appearance in Rebels . It is believed that Forest Whitaker will be doing the voice rather than the usual Andrew Kishino (who voiced him in The Clone Wars).

..and here's a clip:

Billie Lourd (Carrie Fisher's daughter) will be reprising her role from The Force Awakens as Lieutenant Connix in Episode VIII. She's said that she should be getting more than one line this time and has more to do. Here's a video of her from a promotional tour for Scream Queens where she mentions the Star Wars stuff around the 17:20 mark. If you haven't seen Scream Queens it is well worth checking out.

In other Episode VIII news it appears that there will be some new furry friends coming on board in the form of inhabitants of Ahch-To (the place were The Force Awakens ends). It is being reported that creatures have razor sharp teeth and are a mixture of the terrifying and the adorable (the Episode VIII version of Ewoks perhaps?).  Luke has a rapport with them but Rey does not, these creatures don't think Rey has a right to be there but Luke does. There is also a strong rumour that, as part of her training with Luke, Rey will do battle with a large sea creature and defeating it will get her the approval of the new creatures.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Donald Glover about his upcoming role as Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo standalone movie which is due out in 2018. He talked about how he was approaching playing the part, "I remember Lando really well. He was like the only black guy in space. And he was the cool one. I just realized, he still has to be cool. And cool is an interesting thing. It changes(...) I was watching Black Mirror, and there's an episode where they go through time and in the '50s, there's a nerd, and by the time he gets to the 2000s, he's just a hipster. He's not a nerd anymore. Cool changes depending on the perspective. Also, it's fun because [the Han Solo movie is set] before [Empire Strikes Back], so he's still figuring it out a little bit, which is fun."

The Han Solo movie also stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han and Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in as yet unknown role.

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