If you’re a Star Wars fan aching to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and NOT in Los Angeles, it sucks to be you. There’s an exclusive poster only available in the City of Angels, according to the L.A. Times
The first 1,000 patrons at the El Capitan Theatre (home of Jimmy Kimmel Live) receive an exclusive Rogue One: A Star Wars Story “Hope” poster. It’s a simple, yet captivating image: The word “hope” in red set against a plain black background. The images of the Rebels, the film’s heroes, appear in the lettering, on their way to do battle with the insidious Empire. For those of you not in LA, you may as well stop reading now, fire up eBay, and throw a going-away party for your money. Check out the poster below.
Rogue One is a stand-on-its-own Star Wars film that bridges the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The story centers around Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) as she leads a consortium of Rebels to steal the blueprints for the Death Star. Erso and many of the other characters are brand new to the series. Sorry fanboys, but your theory that Jones and Daisy Ridley’s character from The Force Awakens are related because of their British accents is unsubstantiated.
Unless it’s an epic misdirect orchestrated by Disney and Lucasfilms. Wouldn’t put anything past ’em.
Other Rogue One cast members include Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Jimmy Smits, Genevieve O’Reilly, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, and the incomparable James Earl Jones back as the voice of Darth Vader.
Gareth Edwards directs from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16, 2016. Tickets are on sale – well, hot damn – right now.