Alan Tudyk Says Star Wars Rogue One Uses Mostly Practical Effects

Friday, 16 October 2015 - 11:07AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Rogue One
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 11:07AM
Alan Tudyk Says Star Wars Rogue One Uses Mostly Practical Effects
Although we haven't seen the movie yet, Star Wars fans are already relieved that J.J. Abrams is using practical effects in The Force Awakens wherever possible, if only to avoid another CGI Yoda debacle. Now, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Alan Tudyk is claiming that the first anthology will have a similar emphasis on practical effects:

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"You are amazed at what you can look at, because it is a physical world," Tudyk told THR. "If there are creatures, then there are creatures; if there are spaceships, then there are spaceships. It's not huge swaths of green hung from the rafters. You have it all there, and if you don't have it there then you go fly some place that does."
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This is extremely encouraging, as the worldbuilding of Star Wars, or any movie for that matter, is always better if there are more practical effects, with a little CGI to supplement. If it wasn't agreed upon before, the runaway success of Mad Max: Fury Road, which almost entirely relied on practical effects, clinched it. Of course, there has to be some CGI in a huge space opera blockbuster, and there's a chance that Tudyk just wasn't there for the bulk of filming, but he reportedly has a significant role, so it bodes well that he didn't see much green screen.

Rogue One follows a group of rebels as they try to steal the plans to the Death Star. We know that Felicity Jones stars as one of the rebels, but other than that, plot details have been kept tightly under wraps, including the nature of Tudyk's role. There are, of course, rumors, such as Jones's character being connected to Boba Fett, but nothing confirmed so far.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out in theaters on December 16, 2016.

Via Comicbook.com.
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