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Jul 21, 2016

Meet Rogue One's Edrio Two Tubes

Meet Rogue One's Two Tubes

This version of the Rogue One character was put officially on display at a Star Wars convention. He looks pretty cool - so named for his breathing tubes he appears to be an X-Wing pilot of some kind.

His look is parts Darth Vader, part Mad Max.

This is what Two Tubes from Rogue One looks like
Two Tubes from Rogue One

Here's the official biography of Two Tubes from Starwars.com

Edrio 'Two Tubes' is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s home world Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera."

Have you met Bistan yet?

Meet Bistan from Rogue One

Bistan from Rogue One. He's a Lakaru.

He was the best moment from the Rogue One teaser trailer - meet Bistan.

Bistan is a species known as a Lakaru. In Rogue One he's plays a Rebel. We saw him as a gunner on a U-Wing.

We can imagine that he's a blink and you'll miss him moment in the film but now that he's got a bit of internet fame they will try and put as much of him as they can in the movie ! 

Bistan looks likely to become even more popular than The Force Awakens' Traitor! Stormtrooper....

Jul 18, 2016

The case for Bail Organa surviving the destruction of Alderaan and making an appearance in VIII

So, if our eyes are not deceiving us, it could well be that Bail Organa is set for a role of sorts in Rogue One. It's likely to be a brief cameo appearance. Will Jimmy Smits return to the character he played so effortlessly well in Revenge of the Sith?

This speculation is based on the most brief and obscure short from the Rogue One Celebration Reel:

A cameo for Bail Organa in Rogue One?

Is this Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa? If you're not clued up as to who he is, let's put this another way, is this Princess Leia Organa's adoptive father? He's got the same beard that Organa had in the prequels.

If so, that will be a pretty cool cameo as it was Organa who had a key role in forming the Rebel Alliance and helping out Yoda escape from the Jedi Temple in Revenge of the Sith.

It was previously thought that Bail died during A New Hope when his home planet of Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star to show Leia how serious Tarkin was about finding the Rebel Base.

We wonder though, given Rogue One and A New Hope are so close together in time frames (and we are picking the ending of Rogue One will be Vader heading off to chase Leia's ship) is Bail Organa actually on Alderaan when it is blown up? Is he perhaps still on the Rebel base? Is he perhaps travelling to Alderaan and never quite makes it?

How cool would it be if Bail Organa was alive and well and made it through the events of A New Hope. It has never been explicitly stated in a Star Wars movie that he's dead.

If so, there could be scope for him turning up in Star Wars VIII. It's just a fan boy hope and he's better placed to be in Rogue One so we'll see how it pans out.

Truth be told, the costume looks to be more of a military leader's outfit rather than a politician.

Jul 17, 2016

The best (and only) Ello Asty cosplay we've seen

He's Beastie Boy approved, it's Allo Asty - one of the pilots that accompanied Wexley and Dameron in the assault on the Star Killer base i The Force Awakens.

Fantastic costume by this cos player, full marks for going with a non mainstream character for Star Wars Celebration.

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The 4 key things to come out of Star Wars Celebration 2016

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Rogue One concept art released during Star Wars Celebration
Here's the key details from Star Wars Celebration 2016

Star Wars Celebration 2016 lit up the universe like a Katy Perry firework with a massive set of announcements and reveals. Let's not muck around, here's the 5 key pieces of Star Wars news that came out, including details on Rogue One.

A behind the scenes look at Rogue One was released

Ah yes, Rogue One's sizzle reel - some cool shots from the movie intercut with some loving bullshit from the film's director. They key take away's are it looks very different to any other Star Wars film, it basically looks like it was shot with a fancy Instagram filter. Jyn Erso blew everyone's mind when she said "May the Force be with us".

It looks like Bail Organa might have a sneaky cameo and everyone's favourite Star Wars little person (Kenny Baker doesn't count, we understand he's a grumpy old man), Warwick Davis has yet another Star Wars cameo. Awesome sauce.

Check out the behind the scenes teaser here.

Smurfs are taking over the universe!

We couldn't resist a jab but the big news is that Grand Admiral Thrawn is back into legit Star Wars canon by virtue of being revealed as the big blue bad guy (along with Maul) of season 3 of Star Wars: Rebels.

Thrawn is his anti-jedi friends
This was many a Star Wars fanboy or girl's wet dream come true. This mainstream introduction of Thrawn will probably cause many to back and read the original novels by Timothy Zahn  - but they should bear in mind that Zahn as written a new Thrawn novel, simply called Thrawn

Rogue One's Title Crawl might not be happening

Kathleen Kenedy let it be known that the Rogue One movie is likely to not have a Star Wars crawl. This seems a little odd given the tradition but this is a side story. I can't recall if the Ewok movies had a crawl but hey, who cares, it's Star Wars baby!

Oh, someone dies in Rogue One

During a panel discussion one of the actors who was speaking in English as his second language let slip a major spoiler that a certain character dies in the movie. We'll not name names here, go on Reddit and have a look if you need - we're not surprised, we think that everyone is going to die in Rogue One. We just have a feeling it's that kind of movie. Kind of like the classic Battle Beyond the Stars.

Well, that's a fair bit of news about Star Wars - can you believe at the time of writing this update, it was only 151 days until Rogue One is released!

The official Rogue One poster is here for you to download

Yep, Star Wars celebration saw the release of the official poster for Rogue One. It's unlike any other Star Wars poster that has been released. Dare we say it, it almost looks like a video game poster.

Here you go, right click to save and download:

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Here's the original Star Wars posters for comparison !

Thrawn is back and bluer than ever!

Simply this, Grand Admiral Thrawn is being introduced into Star Wars canon by way of Season 3 of Star Wars: Rebels! It's going to be smurftastic!

Grand Admiral Thraw Season Three of Star Wars Rebels
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Jul 16, 2016

Plant of Apes cosplay crossover with Star Wars

This is fantastic Planet of the Apes / Star Wars crossover cosplay was spotted at Star Wars Celebration 2016.

Planet of the Apes Star Wars cosplay

It shouldn't be lost on anyone that the apes in the original movie were a tyrannical order who enslaved those whom they believed to be an inferior species - which smacks of the Empire's overtones of specism.

So, a great move by the cosplay team to make this allusion.

Interested in the original Planet of the Apes movie? You should be, it's a cracker of a movie and well worth your time.

Jul 12, 2016

The best Rey cosplay from The Force Awakens

Rey cosplay from The Force Awakens
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While most of us were picking that BB-8 was going to be the break out character from The Force Awakens, it was actually Rey who stole the whole movie. Played with such believable enthusiasm by Daisy Ridley, the character has truly struck Star Wars cosplayers with a strong resonance. While it's possible to do BB8 cosplay, costumer players have come up with some awesome cosplay representations of their favourite character from The Force Awakens.

Here's some awesome photo's the feature players sharing their love of Rey. First up is a certain duel with Kylo Ren:

Jul 9, 2016

Where can I watch Rogue One online?

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Where can I watch Rogue One online for free?

Given my recent rant about how Star Wars movies are available to watch for free online, I had shower thoughts moment and wonder what about the other Star Wars movies and the forth coming Rogue One. That movie has the potential to be the most pirated film of the year. Probably even more so than the latest season of Game of Thrones!

I looked around and if you google, "where can I watch Rogue One online", you are immediately swamped with search engine results pages where presumptuous film pirates have already prepared pages which will eventually have Rogue One uploaded so it can be downloaded thousands of times. It's crazy. Even though no official announcement has been made, you can find pages that are already offering you the opportunity to watch Iron Man 4. We just hope that movie will be better than Iron Eagle 4.

So if you came to this page looking to watch Rogue One for free, we have a question for you.

Why are you asking Google "where can I watch Rogue One online"? You surely do know the film has not come out yet so there's no way that you can legally find it online just yet? Are you looking for some illegally copied film material, just in case Rogue One has already leaked?

We understand why you would want to watch Star Wars: Rogue One online because it's a clearly a pretty cool movie and with it being the first Star Wars stand alone movie, everyone is keen to see what Darth Vader said to Jyn Erso when they finally met.

These behaviours are just other examples of issues and challenges that the movie industry needs to face up to. It needs to have plans in place so that when new film content like Star Wars Rogue One is released it can be viewed by as many people as possible in a most consumer centric manner as possible.

The difference between film release dates and DVD / Blue Ray releases are getting closer and closer. We wonder how long it will be until there's a Star Wars movie that's released direct to legitimate online consumption platforms on day one.