Rogue One animators on that character: 'Realism had to trump likeness'

However, if you're not a massive fan of Star Wars but have seen some of the films and think it's ok, then I would urge you to go and see Rogue One in the cinemas because it's a great film on its own, that happens to have links to the Star Wars universe. The villainous character appeared in 1977's Star Wars (otherwise known as A New Hope), and was played by the British actor Peter Cushing, who died in 1994. Rogue One's filmmakers defended their decision and denied that the precedent would open floodgates.

Lucasfilm cast English actor Guy Henry to play Tarkin during principal photography of "Rogue One".

"If he's not in the movie, we're going to have to explain why he's not in the movie", said Lucasfilm's Kiri Hart in an interview with The New York Times.

While the first Star Wars was a gamble and an experiment, it did have an interesting mix of known and unknown actors on board, with the famous ones definitely bringing some class to the proceedings. There's very little acknowledgment (aside for some jabs) of the prequels in Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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The effects specialists at Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic combined live action with digital wizardry for both Tarkin and Leia. He doesn't believe this practice will become commonplace, in part because "i$3 t is extremely labor-intensive and expensive to do". As for the possible negative implications references by The Guardian, Huffington Post and others displeased with Cushing's digital revival, only time will tell if Knoll's quips about the technique's financial burdens remain accurate. "I don't imagine anybody engaging in this kind of thing in a casual matter", says Knoll.

"We're not planning on doing this digital recreation extensively from now on", he said. By the end of its run, Rogue One will likely dethrone fellow Disney release Finding Dory ($486.3 million) as the year's top-grossing picture. But watching the assemblage of uninteresting characters be shuttled from asteroid to planetoid over the course of two and a half hours while only serving to fill in the story gaps of previous films left me far from entertained and without much hope for future anthology installments.

Perhaps one of the reasons I really enjoyed watching this film was that the acting was excellent, which it hasn't always been in Star Wars ~I'm looking at you Mark Hamill~. The concept of the movie is based around stealing the plans to the Death Star - which Tarkin commands - and the weapon fires upon multiple planets during the film.

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