The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: I am one with the Force
Greetings, fellow fangirls and fanboys! This week we continue with the Rogue One theme because I have seen it a couple of times and now I can talk spoilers. I mean I should. It’s been over a week guys! Anyway, we also have some new pictures and first looks, and even a what if. Here’s how the week started~
Did you know that Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards, was nervous about bringing back Tarkin? Well, he damn should have been since necromancy is a dangerous business! As we all know Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin (Governor Tarkin in Rogue One) in the original Star Wars, died in 1994.
We were all very nervous about it and kind of, ‘Can we do this? Is this crazy? Because we can’t get it wrong. It has to be spot on.’ And John Knoll, who pitched the original idea to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] and is also one of the geniuses at ILM was like, ‘No, no, no. We can do this, and it will be a milestone.’ So they spent a long time doing that.
Yep. We are getting a Naruto live-action film made in Hollywood, and I am quite worried. I care not that the mangaka Masashi Kishimoto is involved in the production. I mean at least it cannot be worse than that Dragon Ball movie that shall not be named, right? I can’t even imagine the people Lionsgate would cast for this film! And even if they have the best of intentions, I doubt this would have better casting than the Naruto musical:
I’m sure using all the unused footage from the original Star Wars movie didn’t make Rogue One have such great box office numbers (almost $300 million worldwide already!), but it sure as hell didn’t hurt! Yep, the space battle in Rogue One included some of the original Rebel Alliance pilots who flew in the Battle of Yavin to destroy the original Death Star. When director Gareth Edwards and his team went to play to Skywalker ranch, they found cans with several unused shots.
We got the neg documents and found the clips from A New Hope that hadn’t been used. And there’s pilot photography and lines that were never featured in A New Hope. Through the magic of [Industrial Light and Magic], they cut round them and manipulated them and stuck them into our cockpits.
Showing there’s no accounting for taste, Suicide Squad has become the Most Popular Movie of 2016 on IMDB. The rest of the top 5 are also comicbook movies. And then we have remakes, reboots and a videogame movie.
In 2017, the Star Wars franchise celebrates its 40th Anniversary, and so Marvel Comics will give us 48 lovely variant covers all year long to mark the ocasion. These variant covers will start shipping in January 2017, which also marks the two year anniversary of Marvel publishing Star Wars canon comics. The first batch of cover was revealed and here are my favs: