Ben Mendelsohn and wife Emma Forrest have called it quits after four and a half years of marriage.
E! News has learned she filed for divorce last week, a week after the release of the 47-year-old Australian actor’s latest film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Forrest, a writer, married Mendelsohn in June 2012. She lists Dec. 1 as the date they separated and irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. She is asking for physical custody of the couple’s only child, 3-year-old daughter Carolina, … read more
Dan Perri, the famous title designer who created the original 1977 crawl, isn’t too happy about the movie’s decision to omit the signature Star Wars intro in Rogue One. Considering the Star Wars opening crawl has been an iconic part of the film for over 40 years, it seems strange that they didn’t include it in the eighth movie from the franchise. However, the Rogue One creators decided against it because the film is a separate Star Wars story.
One thing is for sure, the movie’s opening … read more
I haven’t seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yet so please be mindful of spoilers for anyone who didn’t get there this weekend. To celebrate the opening of Rogue One, People magazine has issued a Star Wars: Secret of Rogue One special edition at newsstands currently. The movie was number one this weekend – no surprise there – with an estimated $155 million domestic box office after making $71 million opening day. It earned an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and all the buzz I’ve read on social media … read more
This weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is headed to theaters offering a new, dizzying adventure featuring Darth Vader and his nefarious Empire attempting to stop a small band of rebels with a covert mission to carry out. It’s got battles, stunning visuals and characters we’re betting you’ll be rooting for! Here’s the details on this new, highly anticipated flick.
Who’s in it?
Felicity Jones plays the film’s heroine. The stellar supporting cast includes Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, … read more
The Death Star blew up before I was born. Its pink-and-yellow cloud left a residue on the culture. We’ve inherited Luke Skywalker’s PTSD. Generations have witnessed that moment through rewinds and re-releases, and once mine grew old enough, we recreated it for ourselves with The Force Awakens’ supersize revamp and now Rogue One’s through-the-looking-glass reimagining of how it was done in the first place. Four decades after the damned thing first exploded, to see the killer ship’s blueprint onscreen … read more
For all the times it sucks to live in Los Angeles, there are a few times it’s a blast. Last Friday, a friend who was supposed to be dropping something off sent me a text that read, “Going to be late, blocked by an X-wing on Hollywood Bl.” I thought she was finding a clever way to cover up her general flakiness but no, Hollywood Boulevard was in fact closed off due to the Rogue One premiere at the Disney-owned Pantages Theater. For Saturday’s premiere, star Felicity Jones, above, was dressed … read more
Going rogue? A daily occurrence for the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. E News’ Erin Lim chatted with the stars of the highly-anticipated space flick at its world premiere in Los Angeles over the weekend, and as it turns out, they’re a pretty bold bunch! Felicity Jones, who plays outlaw Jyn Erso in the standalone prequel to the original Star Wars, told us she once had a wild side: “When did I go rogue? Probably when I was growing up and I was a teenager. At times I was a bit of a rebellious … read more
Dying to see Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her cadre of rebels take on Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) and Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) in order to steal the schematics to the first Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Perhaps these new characters posters from Entertainment Weekly will tide you over as you anxiously wait for Dec. 16, 2016 to arrive!
Besides Jones and Mendelsohn, the images feature Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed and Jiang Wen, all dressed to the … read more
Enjoy your last look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before its Dec. 16 release.
The film’s final trailer debuted on Good Morning America Thursday. The year’s most anticipated movie—in theaters in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D—was directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur and executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin.
The action-adventure movie stars Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Genevieve O’Reilly, … read more
The newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped Thursday night (August 11) during NBC’s Olympics coverage, and as promised, director Gareth Edwards has delivered a darker, more immersive, more realistic look at that galaxy far, far away — set to the harrowing sound of the Imperial March. Check out the thrilling new trailer below. At the start of the film, spiritual planet Jedha is seized by the Galactic Empire, which only further fuels the conflict between the Empire and the Resistance. … read more
Disney and Lucasfilm released an Olympic-sized Star Wars TV spot Thursday.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on Dec. 16, and the franchise’s fans are eager for something—anything!—that will tide them over until its release. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Donnie Yen make up the film’s cast, while Gareth Edwards serves as its director. A 15-second teaser hit the Internet Tuesday, which … read more
“Damn it feels good to be back.”
Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is back to reprise his xXx role in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The new action installment sees Diesel returning to his role as an extreme-sports enthusiast turned reluctant spy. He made his first appearance as Xander in the original film from 2002. Emerging from self-imposed exile, Xander must work to find a deadly weapon known as Pandora’s Box.
Also returning to the action franchise is Samuel L. Jackson, who reprises his role as Xander’s … read more
LONDON — For director Gareth Edwards, the most exciting part of making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had nothing to do with AT-ATs or Darth Vader. (Although, those were pretty cool too.) For Edwards, it was the chance to create his own world within the Star Wars universe — and that world is known as Jedha. During Friday’s star-studded Rogue One panel at Star Wars Celebration in London, Edwards revealed some tantalizing new information about the planet Jedha. It’s a desert planet that often … read more
LONDON — It’s no secret that many Bothans Rebels died to secure the plans for the Death Star. It’s part of the Star Wars mythology. But have you ever wondered how many died? Or how the entire Rebel mission materialized? Or who led the group of Resistance fighters to victory? (Her name is Jyn Erso, and she’s here to kick some Imperial ass.) If so, then Rogue One is the Star Wars story for you. Sure, we’ve heard all about their fateful mission, but we don’t exactly know how it all went … read more
Though he wasn’t in trailer, Darth Vader will appear in the upcoming Star Wars stand-alone movie.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Dark Side baddie is set to make in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which takes place before the events in A New Hope and focuses on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.
However, don’t expect the iconic villain to be the main threat. Apparently, there are other evil things reportedly … read more