As proven by previous interviews and and promo pieces for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this film is gearing up to be a war zone. An idea spawned by Photoshopping Rebel helmets and blasters into pictures of WWII and Vietnam soldiers, director Gareth Edwards has been promoting his entry in the Star Wars universe as war film.
“It’s very much true to the references that we looked at earlier in the film, like Saving Private Ryan and Apocalypse Now. It has a real kind of authenticity and it feels like you are in the action. As the audience you definitely go with them and you go on that journey as well.”
“For me, we could’ve just put this in one specific genre and said ‘that’s our movie.’ But George was always really good about mixing genres together, and creating this very emotional, mythological story that just happened to have robots and spaceships in it. There’s meaning behind it, and it took us a long time to crack that code. It’s not something you just do in a week. It’s a long process.”
Felicity Jones (portraying Jyn Erso in the film) has also stated how acting in the project felt like being in the army:
“It was like being in the army for seven months, I do have to say that.”
We are surely in for a treat if the cast feels as though they are actually at war on set. The film drops in just 3 days, so be sure to stay tuned for our review!
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Source: Heroic Hollywood