It comes as no surprise that people waited out in lines and even crashed Fandango to get their hands on early tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film is still one of the most highly anticipated films of the year as many are interested in seeing how Disney and Lucasfilm’s first spinoff will pan out.
While the film is still a few weeks away from release, fans will be able to get an exclusive look at the film this Friday. No, you don’t need to buy an IMAX ticket or be part of a lottery, you can just head over to Twitter to get a look at never-before-scene content followed by a Q&A session with the director, Gareth Edwards, and the cast of the film. Check out the full details below.
According to the press release, live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to watch the live streaming event, but you might want to have one if you want to participate in the Q&A with Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Using #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars, and #StarWarsRogueOne will also make specially made emojis appear on the tweets. The Q&A will be hosted by People’s Deputy Editor, JD Heyman.
Of the event, Twitter COO Anthony Noto said:
“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world, and the conversation about movies, especially Star Wars, is constant on Twitter. Our collaboration with Disney and People will give fans fresh and exciting live Star Wars content that they can view and Tweet about all on the same platform.”
Walt Disney Studios president of marketing Ricky Strauss added:
“Disney and Lucasfilm are always seeking out innovative ways to tell great stories and engage with fans around the world. We’re thrilled to join forces with Twitter and People to create this can’t-miss Rogue One event that gives Star Wars fans a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the most talked-about movies of the year.”
And just in case the Twitter event isn’t enough for your Star Wars fix, People is also releasing a special newsstand edition on Nov. 30 called “Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One,” featuring a VR bonus including goggles, in addition to the original “People Special — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which is premiering Nov. 30 on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.