Nothing can compare to the masterful marketing put out for Star Wars films by Lucasfilm. The premiere for last year’s The Force Awakens which saw the return of the Star Wars franchise after a ten-year absence from the cinemas was one of the biggest premieres in history, taking up four blocks of Hollywood blvd. with the red carpet. This year, Lucasfilm looks to be topping itself with the premiere for the upcoming Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Luke Skywalker has gone full Jack Bauer and landed an X-Wing at the red carpet in Hollywood. The film will premiere this Saturday, December 10th at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The event will be live streamed on starwars.com and the Star Wars Youtube channel at 5 p.m. PST. Hosting the premiere will be Andi Gutierrez, Peter Townley, Anthony Carboni, and David Collins.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Directed by Gareth Edwards.
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. In theaters December 2016.