Tag: Director Krennic

NOTHING!!

So, Star Wars Celebration was a huge success, surprise, surprise.
I enjoyed what I could live streaming.
I loved the Rogue One Panel and the appearance of Director Krennic.

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Yes, the bad boy is definately making an impact again!! Forget the rebels, I’m definateley @TeamEmpire!!!  Roll on December!

Anyway, aside from the first look at the glorious new poster for Rogue One and the 3 minute sizzle reel, we did not get the new trailer we were hoping for which is a little dissapointing.

We also didn’t get much in the way of news about Episode VIII, aside from Rian Johnson confirming that Ep VIII carries on directly from where Force Awakens ends, we didn’t even get an official title!!
What that does confirm though is that they are breaking with tradition by directly continuing a story and it also means that the wounds Kylo suffered at the end of Force Awakens are still going to be pretty raw!

My chest infection seems to have eased off quite a bit today. I actually feel a lot better than I thought I would after yesterday.
Hopefully on the mend so I won’t be coughing a lung up during Star Trek Beyond next weekend!!

I have just comitted a cardinal sin. I’ve mentioned Star Trek in the same blog as I’ve mentioned Star Wars!!  Oooops!

ALWAYS, ALWAYS THE BAD BOYS!

I’ve just finished watching the live stream of the Rogue One panel at Star Wars Celebration.
OMG! I didn’t think I could get any more excited for a film.

The first official post was revealed and is absolutely stunning!

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But for me, the star of the panel was Ben Mendelsohn who absolutely owned his entrance onto the stage dressed in full movie costume flanked by his Death Troopers!!

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Unfortunately as Krennic doesn’t appear in New Hope, Empire or Jedi, I think there could only be one ending for him in Rogue One.

Anyway, a wonderful short film was shown of scenes during filming along with a beautiful shot of the Cardington Sheds.
I had no idea any filming for this had been done there!!
These Sheds are virtually within walking distance and I grew up with them as a major part of my landscape. Totally unmissable and dominating.

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Now I’m going to go and have a little melt down as I wait for the new trailer!!

HERE WE GO!!

So, the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th of July sees this years Star Wars Celebration in London!
Just an hour down the road and I CAN’T GO!!!

I’m working the Saturday anyway but current finances also mean it’s a no go.
Right now, I have to concentrate on getting my ass to my Brother’s wedding in Tuscany next year.

It’s going to be a big weekend.
I found out today that we will be getting a new 3 minute trailer for Rogue One due out in December.

If it doesn’t show more of this guy I may just cry!!

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The information that comes out of this weekend is going to be pounced on by fans around the world and they are expecting a lot!!

Hopefully we will at least get an official title for Episode VIII and with most of the principle photography done, we could well have a teaser.

New images and character information will abound for both Rogue One and Ep VIII…. hopefully.

If the original Rogue One trailer is anything to go by, there could be an interesting influx of fanfiction and related artwork too.

It’s going to be a long week waiting for it all!

STAR WARS MUSINGS #8

I think I can safely say that I am a Star Wars fan.
Not that that is much of a surprise to ‘anyone’ who knows me.

As much as I hate having to wait so long for certain films to arrive, I also love the build up that comes with it.

I love all the internet hype and I absolutely love reading the theories that fans come up with.

However, I have noticed a change in my particular area of interest.
There seems to have been a definate swing to the dark side.

As a kid/teenager my interest was ALWAYS Han Solo.
Forget Luke Skywalker, I went with the scoundrel.

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Growing up my loyalty was with the rebels and the Jedi’s.
Then when the prequels came along, I slowly began to lose myself to the dark side.
Hayden Christensen couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag (IMO…sorry) but boy did he look good as Anakin Skywalker!!!

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I wasn’t exactly disappointed with the prequels, well actually maybe I was.
They simply didn’t feel like Star Wars.
They were bloated and arrogant and relied way to heavily on CGI specials effects.
They are OK as films but I can’t go back to them time and time again like I can with New Hope, Empire and Jedi.

Then we had a bit of a dry period before Disney took over.
Along came the first part in a new trilogy that promised so much.
And it delivered!!!

I completely lost myself to the dark side with this bad boy!! Kylo Ren.

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and a smattering of this bad boy…. General Hux, who became the most prolific killer in Star Wars history when he ordered the firing of Starkiller Base and took out 5 planets in the Hosnian System!!

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The Force Awakens. Set exactly 30 years after Return of the Jedi brought every fan to their knees!!
It was amazing.
They got it sooooo right. The whole feel was definately Star Wars. It felt like it ran smoothly from Return of the Jedi. They used practical special effects and enhanced them with CGI. It was sleek and beautiful.
Original fans were gobsmacked but ultimately pissed off when their ultimate hero from the original trilogy, Han Solo, was killed off by Kylo….. his own son!!

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As we eagerly await the next episode in the story I have been gently ‘pushed’ into reading some Star Wars fanfiction.
However, that push landed me right in the middle of the Kylux trash compactor!!

My two favourite bad boys being very BAAAD BOYS!!!!

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Anyway!! Not only are Disney delivering the new trilogy episode by episode every two years, they are giving us some stand alone movies.
The first of which is Rogue One due out this Xmas.
A Star Wars film every year for the foreseable future!!!

Rogue One is set directly before A New Hope and tells the story of the team that steals the plans for the first Death.
Entertainment Weekly released lots of new images and information this week.
They confirmed that Darth Vader does indeed appear in this movie, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as the commanding voice of Vader.

They also released more images of Director Krennic. The character that caught my eye in the first trailer played by Ben Mendelsohn.

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This smooth looking dude apparantly doesn’t get on particularly well with Darth Vader!!
I simply can’t wait to find out more about him.

They also released some stunning images of Stormtroopers and Deathtroopers.

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This film is looking more and more incredible by the day.
With the Star Wars Celebration event next month I’m desperately hoping they release a new trailer.
I am definately losing myself to the dark side and I really don’t care!!

MMMM ALWAYS THE BAD GUYS!!

I seem to have a thing for the bad guys.
Can’t help myself.

After seeing the Rogue One Trailer, one character stood out of the crowd.

Forget the heroes, forget the rebellion.
The guy in the white uniform and cloak was who caught my eye.
This rather cool looking dude.

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OMG!! Are we actually getting a Grand Admiral?
Turns out his character is called ‘Director Krennic’ and today, Entertainment Weekly announced a little more information about him.

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Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn)

On the opposing side, this villain is an ambitious Imperial apparatchik who intends to use his squad of Deathtroopers to pulverize the Rebel uprising and ascend into the Emperor’s graces – while hopefully avoiding the wrath of his enforcer, Darth Vader. “The bad guy is a lot more terrifying when he’s really smart, and really effective,” says Knoll. “There is a lot of palace intrigue going on in the Empire, with people conspiring to move up the ranks and sabotaging each other. There’s not a lot of loyalty there.”

So! He’s going to be one cool customer and hopefully a villain to get your teeth into!!

And we’ve still got 5 months to wait!!! ARRGH!!!