Questions about ‘Rogue One’? Ask the director on Twitter Friday

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May the force be with Twitter. 

The microblogging site that has turned into a hub of live video content is hosting a live event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The event, hosted by People, takes place on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. EST and will include exclusive behind-the-scenes clips and a live discussion with the director and cast members. 

Twitter users will have the opportunity to ask questions to the cast with the hashtag #AskRogueOne. Live discussion participants include director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. Read more…

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Diego Luna lookin’ sharp as an Imperial officer in this ‘Rogue One’ featurette

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At least no one’s going to accuse Diego Luna of being a little short for a Stormtrooper.

Luna — who at 5’10” is only an inch taller than Mark Hamill — plays Rebel scum Cassian Andor in Rogue One. And as any Star Wars character doing all this sneakin’ around knows, the time will come to go incognito.

See Luna talk about his journey to Rogue One — as well as more than a few behind-the-scenes shots — in this featurette shared exclusively with Mashable

And as far as new-ishf footage here, watch carefully for that moment when Cassian casually strolls through an Imperial stronghold wearing an officer’s uniform: Read more…

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Yoda warns about the dangers of seagulls in a new ‘Star Wars’ Bad Lip Reading

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Yoda first told those pesky Dagobah seagulls to knock it off in the Bad Lip Reading for The Empire Strikes Back.

But now, Yoda is back with a full version of the song. Which is great timing, because now the single can still make some best of 2016 lists.

Because, (a little shockingly), the song is extremely catchy.

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Hyped cinema staff can’t resist a ‘Rogue One’ Mannequin Challenge

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Most #MannequinChallenge videos want to draw your attention to something. A good cause, or your dog’s ingenuity, perhaps. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the other hand, doesn’t need much help publicity-wise. But that won’t stop the Australians from standing completely still, while Rae Sremmurd plays in the background. Nothing will.

Event Cinemas, George Street in Sydney has played host to a Star Wars-themed #MannequinChallenge that sees storm troopers, Yoda, and an Australian flag-emblazoned Darth Vadar frozen in time, battling hapless humans.

Hey, at least this installation injects a healthy amount of pop culture into the endless trend. Read more…

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Murderous K-2SO droid is our hero in new ‘Rogue One’ trailer

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C-3PO just clutched his pearls.

A new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story released late Friday night shows us more of the K-2SO droid that will apparently aid our heroes — and he’s definitely got a bit more bloodlust than his companions from the original trilogy.

Case in point: This moment where he immolates a number of Imperial stormtroopers…

He’s also kind of sassy. “I’ll be there for you — the captain said I had to,” he says in response to a rallying cry from the assassin Baze Malbus.

Charming!

Rogue One is out Dec. 16, and tickets go on sale this Monday. Read more…

BONUS: No special effects—except the Force—in this homemade ‘Force Awakens’ trailer

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‘Rogue One’ tickets go on sale very, very soon

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This is even better than a Tosche Station sale on power converters: Tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will go on sale Monday, Nov. 28, the official Star Wars Twitter account announced Friday.

The movie releases Dec. 16, but if last year’s record-breaking pre-sale for The Force Awakens is anything to go by, you’ll want to snag your tickets nice and early. Theaters added showtimes to meet demand for Star Wars last year, but opening day tickets still sold out in many locations.

Granted, Rogue One isn’t expected to be quite as big of a deal as The Force Awakens — which was the first new, live-action Star Wars movie since 2005. Disney told investors to manage their expectations back in September.  Read more…

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These ‘Star Wars’ phones are the Androids you’re looking for

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there were no smartphones. But if there were, they probably would’ve looked something like this.

SoftBank, a Japanese telecom, debuted a slick duo of Star Wars-themed Android phones Friday. They come in “Dark Side” and “Light Side” flavors (of course)…

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… with Imperial and Rebel icons emblazoned on the back of each device:

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They’re loaded with Star Wars wallpapers referencing the original trilogy, with a nifty starship overlay depending on the phone (the black “Dark Side” version shows the lock screen through a TIE fighter window, while the white “Light Side” variant goes with an X-Wing cockpit): Read more…

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