It’s official! Rogue One will be released for multiple re-viewings this spring! Rumor had been circulating that it would come out on April 4th and it’s been confirmed. Lucasfilm has announced that they will release on Digital HD on March 24th and Bluray will be released April 4th!
Rogue One was the first spinoff story from the saga films. Set in between Episode III and Episode IV, the film tells the story of a few Rebels that do the impossible. Their story starts the original trilogy events into motion. While the Skywalker family does make an appearance, this is not their story. It’s a condensed, action packed adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Released on December 10th, the film hit 1 billion in the box office before it left theaters.
The film was directed by Gareth Edwards and starred Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen. Also starring Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelson and Forrest Whitaker. The release is set to contain interviews from the set, Easter eggs and featurettes. StarWars.com has released images of all the exclusive US packaging plus we’ll share the details of the featurettes.
- A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
- Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
- Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
- K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
- Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
- Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
- The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
- Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
- The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
- Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
- Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
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What did you think of Rogue One? Will you be buying it when it comes out? Let us know and be sure to see Rogue One on your devices on April 4th!
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