Gareth Edwards On Why ‘Rogue One’ Is Like A War Film

Lucasfilms has allowed a select audience to see the first 28 minutes of Rogue One early, and feedback has been nothing but positive. Afterwards, director Gareth Edwards had an interview with Collider and talked about what provoked him to construct this film like a war movie.

“When we started, the studio was like, ‘Well, how do these movies differ from the saga films?’ One of the early experiments we did was taking real war photography, pictures of Vietnam, conflicts in the Middle East, and World War II. And we literally photoshopped rebel helmets on the tops of the real soldiers. We looked at this stuff and it was really effective and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I really feel for these guys’. There was something about the realism of that we showed it to [Disney] and everyone was like, ‘Go make that movie. That looks great.’”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones)..Ph: Film Frame ILM/Lucasfilm..©2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones)..Ph: Film Frame ILM/Lucasfilm..©2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

It is very interesting that something as small as photoshopping Rebel helmets onto actual soldiers in photographs could spawn the way in which an entire film is shaped. With all the preexisting hype for the movie and the positive early feedback this is certainly gearing up to be a thrilling Star Wars installment. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in just over two weeks.

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Source: Heroic Hollywood