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Homecoming for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Following the World Premiere this weekend in LA, British director, Gareth Edwards, The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm will today bring the new Star Wars epic adventure Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to audiences all across the UK in a series of special exclusive fan screenings up and down the country, ahead of the release of the film’s midnight release in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The film has already begun delighting audiences with many celebrity fans and media taking to social media to express their delight at the latest instalment in the Star Wars canon.

“Utterly wonderful” – Kevin Smith, filmmaker

“The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved Rogue One, it was 1977” – Wil Wheaton, actor

“Some of the best action in any Star Wars movie” – Steve Weintraub, Collider

“I had high hopes. It exceeded them” – Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

Filmed in the UK Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the Star Wars standalone films and is about a group of unlikely heroes who 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.

Fans have been invited to these special screenings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham. Joining it’s British director, the film has a strong UK cast including the Academy Award® nominated Felicity Jones, and the newly Golden Globe nominated Riz Ahmed.

Director, Gareth Edwards said, “Not only is the UK my home, but it has always been the true home of Star Wars, and so I am thrilled and proud to introduce Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with the UK fans”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open in UK cinemas on Thursday December 15, 2016.

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    • Ha! That is an excellent point.

      • In fairness though I do like Kev and his films!

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