Star Wars Rogue One Getting IMAX Re-Release With New Footage from Andor

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Rogue One will be getting the IMAX treatment and re-released in select theaters, and features an exclusive look at the upcoming Andor series on 26th August. The first Star Wars anthology series film, Rogue One serves as a prequel to the original 1977 Star Wars film, A New Hope, and details the Rebel Alliance’s first real victory against the Empire that is referred to in the debut film’s opening crawl. Set a week before A New Hope, the film focuses on this group of rebels, who in their mission together, steal plans of the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s ultimate weapon.

IMAX Release for Star Wars Rogue One

About a month ahead of Andor’s premiere on Disney+, this re-release of Rogue One serves as a great refresher for Star Wars newbies and long-time fans alike, as the film segues into the upcoming series. The theatrical return also marks a historic first for Disney and Star Wars, as Rogue One‘s return marks the first time that Disney is re-releasing a film to promote an upcoming Disney+ series. While Star Wars spin-offs like The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi presented opportunities to bring a number of the Star Wars films back into theaters, the studios obviously decided against it.

With Andor hitting Disney+ on September 21, it will be exciting to see how this re-release of Rogue One fares, as well as how it will impact the anticipation and success of the upcoming series.

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