Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

George Gives Green Light; Rogue One Director Says He Can Now Die a Happy Man

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

George Gives Green Light; Rogue One Director Says He Can Now Die a Happy Man

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Stars: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna.

Director: Gareth Edwards

Rating: TBA

Reviewer's last word: Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star in this highly anticipated Star Wars spin-off co-written by franchise creator George Lucas.

Star profile: Felicity Jones

Quirky fact: For many years she played the voice of Emma Carter in the long-running BBC radio series The Archers.

Best known for: The Theory of Everything, Inferno, Like Crazy.

If you like this movie you'll like these: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Westworld, Godzilla.

Quote: "You have to take risks. I realised in doing Like Crazy, if you don't take risks, a true risk, then you're never going to produce something interesting."


with Seanna Cronin

GEORGE Lucas has given his verdict on the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. Despite Lucas selling the rights to Star Wars to Disney years ago, the creator remains integrally linked to the series.

According to Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, Lucas has now seen the upcoming spin-off and, much to everyone's relief, thoroughly enjoyed the film.

Speaking to an audience of journalists, Edwards told of how Lucas's opinion was the "most important'' one, and his reaction meant he could "die a happy man''.

According to Sunday World, Edwards said: "Two days ago we got to show George the movie, and we all had a phone call and I got to speak with him yesterday, and I don't want to put words into his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can die happy now.

"He really liked the movie. It meant a lot. To be honest, and no offence to anyone here, it was the most important review to me.

"You know, you guys are important too, but he's kind of God... I will take that conversation to my grave. His opinion means the world to me."

Despite being the creator of Star Wars, Lucas has not always spoken favourably about how Disney has treated the series.

On JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens, Lucas said: "They wanted to do a retro movie. …

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