12 Facts About Rogue One


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards.

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Rogue One premiered in Los Angeles on December 10, 2016, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 16.

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Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars anthology series, a series of standalone spin-off films in the Star Wars franchise.

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Promotion of Rogue One was initially delayed by the release of the film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in July 2015, because the titles are similar.

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Teaser trailer for Rogue One, released by Lucasfilm on April 7, 2016, was praised by reviewers for its portrayal of strong female characters.

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In June 2016, Rogue One was promoted at the Star Wars Celebration Europe III event in London.

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Vanity Fair commented on the emphasis given to Jyn's relationship with her father, suggesting that Rogue One was drawing on "the Star Wars franchise's greatest natural resource: daddy issues".

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Downloadable expansion pack for the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront game, titled Rogue One: Scarif, was released in December 2016, and added content based on the film, including new game modes, a map based on the planet Scarif, and Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic as playable characters.

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Rogue One premiered at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on December 10, 2016.

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Rogue One was released on Digital HD on March 24, 2017, and by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD on April 4, 2017.

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PopMatters wrote, "Rogue One seems to enjoy spending time on a whole new batch of moons and planets we haven't seen before, reveling in the clutter and clamor of far-flung settlements where anti-Imperial sentiments fester.

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Rogue One pointed to aspects beyond the film's production design, like Septa's muzzle discipline, the "bitter stoicism" predominant among characters who "spend most of their time wet, uncomfortable, afraid, and bickering" even as they work diligently to complete their mission, and the moral ambiguity of some of the Rebels' actions.

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