Oh…oh, that’s what Hope begins with? Gotcha.
So, scuttlebutt has it that Disney is worried about what they’ve got on their hands in Rogue One. If you believe the internet detritus, the movie is “not up” to The Force Awakens. Me? I’m wondering: in what sense? It looks pretty cool. Is it too tonally disparate? Too dark? Not funny enough? Hmm.
A Prequel Comic Book series for a Prequel Movie installment in the Star Wars movie series. Boxes within boxes within boxes. An infinitely receding horizon of tie-ins and stories about stories about stories already told.
Back in October it was reported that Christopher McQuarrie had been brought in to “punch-up” the script for Star Wars: Rogue One. Now Birth Douche Movies has corroborated that report, and doubled down on the extent to which McQuarrie engaged with the script. Hey — fucking McQuarrie rules, I’m glad they brought him in if the script needed it. I remain fanboyishly optimistic.
One of the most disappointing things about the Grand Resurrection of the StarWars Capitalist Big Rig is that the movies that have been revealed don’t seem to be tilling much new ground. Disney owns an entire universe, but they have seemed comfortable enough sitting in the same sandbox. I get it. Established iconography, easily marketable properties. I get it. But, I cannot imagine myself the only one who wants to see Lucasfilm and the Mouse spread their wings and expand, as opposed to masturbate, the StarWars Mythos. And while nothing is confirmed, or revealed, or certain, it seems that some of those standalone movies will (maybe) give me those new stories I hanker for.
Well. I suppose it makes sense. Star Wars isn’t just returning. No ma’am. No sir. It’s becoming its own cinematic universe. And with a cinematic universe comes continuous movies. And with continuous movies comes teasers. Stingers. Post-credits sequences to keep us nerds’ seminal fluids sloshing about.
Star Wars: Rogue One cast member Donnie Yen has fucked up. Dude Sir posted a picture from his Insta-Space with a glorious, Force-heavy quote. The picture accompanying his quote? Some Stormtrooper helmets. Pic since deleted, but it’s the Internet. And so they shall live Eternal.
Man. Look at this fucking picture, yo. Gritty. Grimy. Dirty. Failed Future. A pack of filthy, degenerate bastards, and they’re the Rebellion’s best shot. Love it. If this picture is an accurate portrayal of what Gareth Edwards is going for, I’m picking up everything that he is putting down. And goddamn, the fucking cast! Sign me up.