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Jonathan Olley & Leah Evans - © 2015 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Rogue One Deleted Scenes Are Staying in Disney's Vault

Jonathan Olley & Leah Evans - © 2015 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Jonathan Olley & Leah Evans - © 2015 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Fans who pick up the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DVD or Blu-ray on April 4 might be surprised to find that the disc won’t come with a reel of deleted scenes that have become the custom for physical media releases. (Studios, eager to prop up their ailing disc sales, still like to pack in plenty of extras.)

The difference with Rogue One? You’ve already seen the cut scenes. Sort of.

Speaking with Fandango, director Gareth Edwards explained that the scenes glimpsed at in the film’s original trailers are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they were too fleeting to make sense on their own. “There's not an individual scene that you can drag and drop and put on a Blu-ray," Edwards said. "There are little things that would come and go during the process of post-production, but they're not scenes. They're more moments within the scenes or a single shot. So it's impossible to be able to do that, and that's why the decision was made."

If you’re wondering why a TIE Fighter was flying vertically to confront Jyn Erso, or why the team of rebels was racing down a beach following their acquisition of the plans for the Death Star, you won’t find the answers here. If that puts you off the DVD, there's good news for those who prefer the digital route: Disney will be releasing the film for purchase via streaming on March 24.

[h/t The Daily Dot]

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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Your $10 Donation Can Help an Underprivileged Child See A Wrinkle in Time for Free
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Theater chain AMC is teaming with the Give a Child the Universe initiative to help underprivileged kids see A Wrinkle in Time for free through ticket donations. The initiative was started by Color of Change, a nonprofit advocacy group that designs “campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.”

"Color of Change believes in the power of images and supports those working to change the rules in Hollywood so that inclusive, empathetic and human portrayals of black people and people of color are prominent on the screen,” the initiative’s executive director, Rashad Robinson, said in a statement:

Director Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time is the perfect subject for the group because, as Robinson puts it, “By casting a black teenage actress, Storm Reid, as the heroine at the center of this story, the filmmakers and the studio send a powerful message to millions of young people who will see someone like them embracing their individuality and strength to save the world.”

The movie touts a diverse cast that includes Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. The most important member of the cast, though, is 14-year-old Storm Reid, who plays the main character Meg Murry, a young girl who tries to save her father (Pine) who is trapped in another dimension. The movie is based on the acclaimed 1962 fantasy novel by author Madeleine L'Engle.

If you’d like to donate a ticket (or more), you can just head over to the Give a Child the Universe website and pledge an amount. AMC will provide one ticket to children and teens nationwide for every $10 given to the cause.

And if you’re interested in seeing the movie yourself, A Wrinkle in Time opens on March 9, 2018.

[h/t E! Online]

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