Twitter, Disney and People Magazine are teaming up to live stream a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. Hosted by People, the event will feature new footage from Rogue One, followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members of the film.
The live coverage starts on Friday, December 2nd at 10:00am PT and will be streaming from a “surprise location.” I’m hoping for rebel base, but that’s just me. Whether you’re logged in or not, you can follow along on RogueOne.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments and through @StarWars and @people. They are trying to make it easy on you.
The experience will give Star Wars fans a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film ahead of its December 16 release date, and will include behind-the-scenes commentary during a live discussion with Director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The Q&A will be hosted by People’s Deputy Editor, JD Heyman. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne.
They had me at Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk.
“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world, and the conversation about movies, especially Star Wars, is constant on Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Our collaboration with Disney and People will give fans fresh and exciting live Star Wars content that they can view and Tweet about all on the same platform.”
People is also set to release a special newstand edition on November 30th called Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One. It will feature a VR bonus with goggles.
Rogue One is in theaters November 16th.