A little while ago Disney purchased Lucasfilm and promised that not only would we get a new Star Wars trilogy, but we could even get Star Wars spin-off movies. After the first release of The Force Awakens, we learned that the next Star Wars movie was going to be one of the spin-offs, and it was going to be called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After endlessly speculating about what the heck Rogue One is, what would it be about, what timeline is it in, who the characters are, etc., we are now days away from the release of the film. Yesterday in Los Angeles, some critics attended the world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We here at PDC will have a review in the upcoming days for you. While there is an embargo until Tuesday for actual reviews of the movie, they couldn’t help but go to social media and talk about the film (in a non-spoiler way).
My last top 10 entry might change. Glad I didn't publish yet. #RogueOnepremiere— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) December 11, 2016
Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe! pic.twitter.com/Lb0vQ06ifh— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 11, 2016
Takes a bit to get going but #RogueOne turns out to be a kick-ass action pic. And it nails the ending.— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 11, 2016
I expected it to be funny. I didn't expect to be choked up. Moments of true bravery, and some speeches we need right now. #RogueOne— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 11, 2016
They are pretty much unanimous in their praise for the film. The movie is already racking to make anywhere between $280 and $350 million its opening weekend globally. Disney is trying hard to lower expectations for the film, but based on the praise it’s received from the world premiere, looks like we’re in for a treat!#StarWars #RogueOne is AWESOME!! SO GREAT!! LOVED it even MORE than #TheForceAwakens!! Fans are going to LOSE THEIR SHIT!!!!!— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) December 11, 2016
Lucasfilm isn’t slowing down near the finish line either. To get fans ready for this coming weekend’s opening, they have released 3 new clips for the upcoming Star Wars movie.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16th.