Star Wars fans who missed Rogue One in theaters are getting another chance at seeing the anthology film on the big screen. As confirmed by a poster tweeted by Star Wars Holocron, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is returning to IMAX cinemas later this month, apparently to prep viewers for Andor, which begins streaming on Disney+ September 21. The new release of Rogue One, which introduced Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, will include an exclusive look at the new series, although it’s unclear yet how widespread this re-release will be or what theaters will feature the film.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is returning to theaters later this month in anticipation for ANDOR! ✨ pic.twitter.com/ObryEAjipm— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) August 13, 2022
Here’s Star Wars’ official synopsis for the film, which is the first of Disney’s Star Wars anthology series, preceding 2018’s Solo:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes 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.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is regarded as one of the stronger Disney-era Star Wars films, with notable scenes that include Darth Vader slicing up a bunch of rebels near the end as part of a sequence that seems fit for a horror movie.
The movie has made over $1 billion worldwide since its release in December 2016, according to Box Office Mojo.
Source: Star Wars Holocron