ROGUE ONE SEQUEL IS ON

Star Wars stand alone Rogue One gets a sequel. 

If you thought we’d seen the last of Jyn Erso, K2 and Cassian Andor, think again! Rogue One – the first Star Wars Story anthology film – is to get a sequel by popular demand. Felicity Jones who played the plucky rebel Jyn Erso in the original explained to The Studio Exec – in an EXCLUSIVE interview – the news. 

So Felicity, Rogue Two?

Yes, we’re so excited. No one more so than me. At the end of Rogue One, without giving anything away, we thought, that’s it. There really isn’t much we can do after that. But then Gareth Edwards came back to us with this new story and before you know it we were back on the roller-coaster ride once more. 

But you all died in Rogue One?

Spoiler!

Sorry.

It’s okay. I imagine everyone has seen it by now. Yes, that was the reason why we all thought there wouldn’t be a sequel, but then Gareth saw City Slickers 2 and was really impressed with the way that film seamlessly managed to write Jack Palance into the movie even though he was killed in the first. 

But didn’t they just use a weak twin brother plot?

Exactly. So I play Fyn Erso, Jyn’s twin sister, who gets together with Rope Andor, Cassian’s twin brother, played again by Diego Luna and with the help of K2-2, they go in search of Miles Krennic, played by Ben Mendelshon, Krennic’s twin brother.

Isn’t that too many twins?

The Skywalkers are twins, so I guess Star Wars is just a twins friendly environment

Right. 

The twist is that Miles Krennic’s twin brother is actually really cool. But I don’t want to give anything away. Suffice it to say we all team up and head off to steal the plans to the Death Star 2, thus setting up the end of Return of the Jedi.

Rogue Two will be in theatres 2022.

NO DARTH VADER IN ROGUE ONE TRAILER

HOLLYWOOD – The new Star Wars anthology film Rogue One released a trailer, but fans were shocked that there was no appearance of Darth Vader.

The release of Star Wars: Rogue One in December is possibly the most widely anticipated movie of the Winter. And the release of a new trailer was greeted at first with excitement and anticipation. The Studio Exec sat down in front of the computer to scrutinize the new trailer and was left aghast:

There’s no Darth Vader, no Death Star, no Stormtroopers, no one mentions the Force or talks about the rebellion. It’s a complete failure. It’s just the guy from Whiplash, boxing and pretending to be Hilary Swank from Million Dollar Baby. It’s a complete joke. Gareth Edwards has totally dropped the ball on this one. It’s bullshit.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in December.

5 FACTS WE LEARNED FROM ROGUE ONE TRAILER

HOLLYWOOD – Following the trailer from Rogue One what do we know so far about the new Star Wars story?

We sent the Studio Exec FACT squad deep into the forest planet of Endor to bring us their best Rogue One FACTS. Many Bothans died to bring us this information.

1 It seems to have something to do with Star Wars, but there’s still no sign of Captain Kirk.

2 There’s a girl in it. Yeah. A. Girl!

3 Darth Vader will appear in the new film but will perhaps be turned to the good side of the Force before quickly switching back to the dark side right at the end.

4 Ben Mendelson is cast against type playing the honorable and heroic…. nah we’re shitting you. He’s a villain again.

5 Forest Whitaker needs a lozenge.

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STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE RESHOOT NOTES LEAK ONLINE

HOLLYWOOD – Star Wars Rogue One is to have reshoots this Summer and the Studio Exec has received a copy of the notes that are to guide the director and his crew.

The Studio Exec has received a copy of the production notes that were given by top Disney Executives to Gareth Edwards, the director of the first Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One, as he heads back onto location and to the studio for some reshoots. Here they are in full.

FAO: Gareth Edwards.

RE: RESHOOTS – “STAR WARS ROGUE ONE”                                             May 25th, 2016

MEMO following screening attended by DL & ST & RR. This document is to serve as a record of the ensuing conversation between Disney Execs and an initial guide for the reshoots. 

DL: First thing to do is obviously congratulate Gareth on the film. There are problems and more of these anon, but the film itself is a great piece of film making and something to be proud of. 

ST: Absolutely. 

RR: The problem is tone and fortunately this is something the reshoots should be able to redress without too much expense in money or time. So let’s get down to brass tacks. I think we need to lose the singing and dancing.

ST: Totally agree. The singing and dancing must go. I mean they’re great in themselves but they don’t really fit in with the overall thematic tone of the STAR WARS universe.

DL: We had the Cantina scene in NEW HOPE…

ST: Yeah, but that was like three minutes. Here we have seven separate song and dance routines, none of which are really moving the story forward.  

RR: I could live with the music if it was at least original, but they’re all songs from the 1980s and most of them are by Lionel Richie. 

DL: Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling…

RR: Sweet Dreams is by the Eurythmics I think.

ST: But the point is still valid. Where in the STAR WARS universe do the Eurythmics even exist? 

DL: But that leaves us with a fifty minute movie. So we’re going to need some filler. We’ve talked about having the Gungans turn up and do something else but I think we already got burned on that before so maybe we should avoid it. 

ST: Can we talk about the violence?

RR: It is too violent. Too gory. That scene in the torture cell with Mads Mikklesen. I wanted to go home and take a bath after I watched that. It was like something out of an Eli Roth film. I don’t know those Gungans are looking pretty good now.

ST: We really need young Han Solo.

DL: It doesn’t make any sense. Young Han Solo is literally a couple of weeks younger than the Han Solo we see in New Hope.

RR: Then it’s Gungans. It has to be Gungans.

ST: Gungans it is then.

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HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN WILL ALSO APPEAR IN STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

HOLLYWOOD – Former Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen will not only appear in Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens, but will also star in spin off movie Rogue One.

Hayden Christensen – the star of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith – will appear in Gareth Edwards’ anthology Star Wars movie Rogue One, it was revealed today. Although very little is known about the movie, beyond the basic concept, Hayden Christensen’s participation came as a complete surprise.  Hayden Christensen will join the cast which includes Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna in a space opera epic which relates the stealing of the plans of the Empire’s new planet destroying battle station: the Death Star.

The Studio Exec had the opportunity to talk to Gareth Edwards at the bathrooms of the Disney D23 conference at Anaheim this weekend.

The Godzilla director said:

Morning one, Hayden turns up and says J.J. sent him. I was quite nervous but I couldn’t send him back. I mean I couldn’t risk alienating anyone. Not after what happened with Josh Trank.

Does he play Anakin Skywalker?

No. You see, there wasn’t actually a role for him, but he would just sneak into the background of the scenes and try to strangle people with his mind grip.

That can’t have been fun.

No, but in the cafeteria one day, Forest Whitaker was choking on a taco and Hayden freed his airway with a mind Heimlich maneuver. So he was very popular after that.

Hayden Christensen will also appear in The Force Awakens, as reported earlier this weekend.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be released in December, 2016.

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