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Monday, 12 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: BLUE'S IN BATTLE!


The brave X-wing fighter pilots of Blue Squadron continue their skills-hardened battle against Imperial craft large and small above Scarif, in this terrific shot from one of the recent ROGUE ONE trailers.

Its nice to see the reference to Blue Squadron, who were originally that designation for the original STAR WARS X-wings attacking the Death Star, before they changed to Red Squadron, due to blue screen bleeding/optical compositing concerns by ILM with the colour on the fighter's wings and siding, hence the paint scheme alteration. Some pilots at the Shepperton Studios live-action Yavin IV filming have helmets with blue Rebel insignia. By the later cockpit filming at Elstree, however, some of the blue insignias were painted red- you can see the quick painting-over clearly on the Blu-ray version of the film. Only in the medium of the Marvel comic adaptation and Alan Dean Foster's late 1976 book, did Red Squadron stay as Blue Squadron.

Original Blue Squadron 1976 model at ILM.

ROGUE ONE material updates:

New TV spot: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Chance - TV Spot | In cinemas December 16 - YouTube

Rogue One World Premiere Featurette New Footage - Rogue One A Star Wars Story - YouTube

New clip: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Jyn is Rescued Movie Clip - YouTube

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Filmmakers Full Press Conference - YouTube

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