“Star Wars: Rogue One” is finally happening. This is one of the most hyped-up movies of the last few years. This is so much of a new take on such a classic series. This will be the first spin-off movie of the Star Wars series.
Gareth Edwards is the director of the upcoming spin-off. Edwards is best known for directing movies such as Monsters, Factory Formed, and most recently Godzilla (2014). In all these movies, he is known for adding a scene of scale.
Edwards has described the plot of the movie as an elaborate heist to steal the plans for a secret military weapon. Already, this movie is drawing similarities to past heist movies such as Oceans’ 11.
This will also be the first in the series with a leading lady as opposed to having a leading male. Actress Felicity Jones will be leading a cast of already highly regarded Oscar winners and action stars like Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, and Donnie Yen.
Actress Daisy Ridley has already crushed a lot of the rumors floating around that this could be how viewers learn about The Force Awakens character Rey and her missing family. Ridley, in an interview with The Guardian, said, “I’m not being funny you guys, but just because [Erso’s] white and got brown hair … it doesn’t mean she’s my mom.”
This is a spin-off movie with a lot of potential. Local movie guru Adam Osborn said, “It will definitely work; people love theses kinds of popcorn dramas.”
In regard to the casting of Felicity Jones as the lead actress, he was very confident in the decision. “She will be okay; Disney knows what they are doing. The supporting cast will build up her character,” said Osborn.
Mr. Osborn believes “You will absolutely see more spin offs. There are so many ideas from the source material, they could make years worth of content from.”
Mr. Osborn also said that this film could bring in more fans. “Probably not as many as The Force Awakens did, but people will definitely go see it. And a lot of the older, much more hard core fans will jump on it as well.”
A lot of people are definitely looking forward to this on a classic series. It will be much grittier on a series that’s so light hearted and joyful. “Rouge One” is set to come out on December 16th.
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