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Lucasfilm Confirms Rogue One Getting Theatrical Re-Release on August 26

Lucasfilm Confirms Rogue One Getting Theatrical Re Release on August 26

Starting off as filler between films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story became one of the better-received films in the new slate of Star Wars productions. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film starred Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.

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Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso was originally supposed to be a Jedi, but it was later scrapped to follow the life of normal inhabitants.

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The movie followed a rag-tag team led by Jyn Erso, who aid the rebel in giving the Empire its first effective defeat. The film departed from the usual tone and style of other Star Wars films, even omitting the opening crawl and the screen wipe transitions.

The success of the Rogue One

The film was mostly praised for its story and acting, by critics and audience alike and was nominated for an Oscar for Visual Effects and Sound Mixing. The film went on to cross the $1 Billion mark.

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After the film was screened for him, George Lucas loved the film.

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The film was far better received compared to the sequels, which went on to become extremely controversial with its changing directors and changing scripts because of fan pressure. The franchise has seen more support for its independent projects such as The Mandalorian.

The Rogue One strikes back

The prequel to the original Star Wars: A New Hope will see a re-release in select theatres according to official reports by Fandango. Lucasfilm also announced that the showing will also include an exclusive look at Andor, the much-anticipated prequel series.

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Andor series will follow the titular character’s progress into a rebel hero.

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Set to release on September 21 of this year, the 12-episode feature is expected to tackle some interesting plots left unexplored in other installments, including Cassian Andor’s origin and the Rebellion’s politics and its formative years.

The re-release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit select IMAX theatres on August 26, 2022.

Source: The Direct

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.