Assorted New “Star Wars” To Shoot On Film

With J.J. Abrams shooting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on 35mm film, just like the original trilogy, it has begged the question – will the subsequent films also take that approach?

Filmmaker Rian Johnson, who will helm “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” has answered that question on Twitter this week when someone recently asked him about the possibility of shooting on larger scale 65mm. Johnson replied: “I really wanted to, but for some specific logistical reasons we’re sticking with 35mm.”

In between the two films comes Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” and word from the trades is that cinematographer Greig Fraser will shoot some sequences (how many is unclear) with the new 6K resolution Arri Alexa 65 camera.

The talk follows in the wake of a photo a few days ago on social media that suggests C-3PO sports a red arm in the new films. In other “Star Wars” news this week, CBC reported that a just-discovered fourth draft or so of the screenplay for the original “Star Wars” DOES feature Han Solo shooting first in his argument with Greedo.