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One with the force: 'Star Wars' standalone hits right on target

They also add that Lucasfilm President was so happy with his work on Rogue One that director Gareth Edwards is being considered to helm it.

Now that of anything, is a surprise, as it appeared that the characters of Jyn Erso (Jones) and Cassian Andor (Luna) were largely blown to bits.

The Blu-ray edition of Rogue One is overflowing with extra features including character explorations into Jyn, Cassian, K-2SO, Baze and Chirrut, and Bohdi and Saw, as well as a look into how Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia was put into the film.

Meanwhile, the organisers of Star Wars Celebration revealed that Canadian actor and producer Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars films, will make an appearance in the annual event for the first time since 2002. Stormtrooper helmets in 1977 featured a grill on the side that was in fact just a sticker, and sometimes peeled away from the uniform.

Due to "an exciting slate of new adventures in the Galaxy Far, Far Away coming to fans in the coming years" Lucasfilm can't now confirm when the next Rogue will be on the big screen. As a major fan of Star Wars Rebels, and of the original trilogy in general, I'm fascinated by how the Rebel Alliance came to be, and how it grew from several small factions into one distinct, cohesive army ready to take on the tyranny of the Galactic Empire.

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This nearly assuredly is due to the direction by Gareth Edwards and the utterly gorgeous costume, set, and CGI design, because they do a lot to make the movie feel aesthetically like a Star Wars movie even if the story doesn't quite measure up.

It would be a drastic deviation from what you would expect from a Star Wars films, but Disney is not afraid to deviate from formula, as they showed with Rogue One and try new things with this franchise. That's never going to happen.

Disclosure: FanSided.com was provided with a complimentary copy of Rogue One on Blu-ray for the purposes of this review. While still very obviously a science fiction film, the lack of Jedi makes Rogue One feel a little more gritty and a little more grounded. That last part can't be overlooked, as even though it seems silly to think of it this way now, Rogue One was definitely a calculated risk on the part of Disney and Lucasfilm. And then, about 30 years later, you're at Lucasfilm trying to draw X-Wings and the Death Star and getting paid for it.

The other bonus piece runs 4.5 minutes and points out many, but not all, of the Easter eggs in the film, such as the cameo by the toughs who accosted Luke in the cantina.

Rogue One comes out on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand today. We can't wait to share more info with you.

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