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It's said that behind every successful man is a great woman, and true to form, we're seeing some fantastic female leads in the new Star Wars movies. Just as Daisy Ridley took the spotlight in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey, it looks as though Disney's forthcoming Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story will also focus much attention on a capable female character. The first trailer for Rogue One surfaced today and it doesn't take long to figure out that there's no 'damsel in distress' storyline taking place. Instead, we're introduced to Jyn Erso, a rebel in need of a cause and a bit of a spark plug played by Felicity Jones. She gets her cause—to investigate a major weapons test by the Galactic Empire... Read more...
Star Wars has a new villain who wears a mask, that of Kylo Ren who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy of sequels that Disney plans to release two years apart from one another. But what of Darth Vader? Rumor has it he'll appear as his old self in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of three planned spin offs.The spin offs are standalone films that flesh out subplots in the main series. Rogue One will kick things off by focusing on events that occurred shortly before Star Wars: A New Hope, otherwise known as Episode IV (the original Star Wars movie released in 1977), focusing on the Rebels' mission to steal plans for the Death Star.Such a plot presents an opportunity... Read more...