As Hollywood awaits the weekend’s premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the iconic ‘X-Wing Fighter’ is being set up in the street for the event. See photos and footage below.
The legendary space fighter jet is being installed on Hollywood Boulevard for the opening to the spin-off from the legendary sci-fi series, as road closures and excited fans let the secret slip.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will premiere on Saturday (10 December), before it hits cinemas worldwide on 16 December.
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Speaking to Empire, the director joked that “[a] sequel will be directed by George Lucas,” referring to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being a direct prequel to Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
The filmmaker recently explained that Rogue One won’t have Star Wars’ traditional opening crawl because the whole movie is basically A New Hope’s own opening text.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s planned “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.