Last night, the world converged on the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California for the world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm and Disney brought out the big guns, putting a real life-sized X-Wing in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. as they closed-off the street for the big event. For those unable to attend the party, we have video from everything that happened, including interviews with the cast and crew behind the first ever Star Wars spin-off.
On Saturday, December 10, Verizon brought the best of the digital world to Star Wars fans by sponsoring a live stream of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story World Premiere. The cast, headlined by Diego Luna and Felicity Jones, along with the filmmakers, gathered for a live stream that provided fans with an insider's view of the red carpet. Now, we have more from the event, along with plenty of photos from the night as it played out. The movie brought plenty of applause, especially with its rousing final moments that had those in attendance on their feet.
After everything was done, the cast, crew and audience all stormed the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, where Darth Vader was waiting for photo ops alongside his new Death Troopers. There was plenty of food and music to partake in, as the Stormtroopers danced the night away.
Nissan sponsored of the world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Select talent arrived in 2017 Nissan Rogue vehicles as the event got underway. Two other Nissan Rogue vehicles were put on display down the red carpet, including the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicle. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos moving audio provided by Dolby at the Pantages Theatre. Gillette, a world premiere sponsor of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, helped cast members and filmmakers tell their story by inviting them to stop by its video booth for one last look. Fans can check out these videos on Gillette's social media channels and join the conversation using #WhatsYourStory.
Rogue One cast and crew members such as Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, along with director Gareth Edwards, producers Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel, executive producers John Knoll and Jason McGatlin and composer Michael Giacchino were all there to have fun. Special guests also included J.J. Abrams, Elizabeth Banks, Mayim Bialik, Donald Faison, Nathan Fillion, Topher Grace, Seth Green, Moby, Chris Hardwick, Laurie Hernandez, Simon Kinberg, Jaime King, Rachael Leigh Cook, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Ewan McGregor, Breckin Meyer, Rene Russo, Ty Simpkins, Kevin Smith, Milo Ventimiglia, Wil Wheaton, Rainn Wilson, Steve Yedlin, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, Ariel Winter, Miles Brown, Carly Hughes and Marcus Scribner.
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 directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016, and is rated PG-13.
Thanks to StarWars.com, Disney and Lucasfilm, we have highlights from the live stream of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story world premiere. Along with some very intimate photos that put you directly on the red carpet. The Rogue One premiere was one that will be remember for a long time to come, and it truly ushered in a new age of Star Wars.