You don’t have to wait until the December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to get a peek at the Gareth Edwards‘ film; all you have to do is tune in for a live-stream event this Friday. Twitter, Disney, and People announced their collaboration today for the upcoming event that will unveil never-before-seen content from Rogue One followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members from the film.
Live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. The live stream will be available worldwide on Twitter at RogueOne.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments and through the related accounts @StarWars and @people.
The experience will give Star Wars fans a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film ahead of its December 16th release date, and will include behind-the-scenes commentary during a live discussion with director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The Q&A will be hosted by People’s Deputy Editor, JD Heyman. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne.
“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world, and the conversation about movies, especially Star Wars, is constant on Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Our collaboration with Disney and People will give fans fresh and exciting live Star Wars content that they can view and Tweet about all on the same platform.”
People is also releasing a special newsstand edition on November 30th called Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, featuring a VR bonus including goggles, in addition to the original People Special — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is premiering Novembert 30th on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).
For more on Rogue One, be sure to take a look at our recent coverage below:
- New ‘Rogue One’ Featurette Sees Diego Luna in the Heat of Battle
- Movie Talk: ‘Rogue One’ Extended Sneak Peek; First ‘Alien: Covenant’ Poster
- ‘Rogue One’ Tickets Now on Sale; New TV Spot Features Darth Vader
- New ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Assembles a Diverse Team of Rebels
- ‘Rogue One’: Michael Giacchino Only Had Four and a Half Weeks to Write the Score