The promotional machine behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially jumped to Hyperspace as we draw incredibly close to the premiere of the film. On Friday, several press events were held at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco, including Q & A's on Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, it appears select members of the media were given the opportunity to watch 28 minutes of the film at Skywalker Ranch. Soon after the screening, many of the attendees took to Twitter to share their impressions of what they saw, giving us our first batch of public discourse about the film. Thankfully, all the opinions shared seemed very positive and excited to see the rest of the film. You can check out a collection of tweets regarding the 28 minutes of footage below:
Just watched 28 minutes of #RogueOne at Skywalker Ranch. Violent, thrilling, explosive, and tense. Can't wait to see the rest of the film! pic.twitter.com/a0wCRp86l4— Dan Casey (@osteoferocious) December 3, 2016
Wow! We just saw 28 minutes of #RogueOne here at Skywalker Ranch & it blew us away. Terrific action; K-2SO is going to steal all the scenes! pic.twitter.com/aKAuTdWbl0— Fandango (@Fandango) December 3, 2016
We just saw 28 minutes of sneak peek footage of #RogueOne at Skywalker Ranch! Fans will find plenty that is familiar and fresh.— IMDb (@IMDb) December 3, 2016
Just watched 28 minutes of #RogueOne and I absolutely loved every second. Fierce, relentless action. K-2SO is my new favorite droid— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 3, 2016
I just watched 28 minutes of #RogueOne and it's so goooooooooood— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 3, 2016
I saw intro of young Jyn, Galen and wife; Cassian's intro, Rebels recruiting Jyn, intro of Chirrut & Baze, longer version of Fallon clip— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 3, 2016
Oh and also Bodhi's intro— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 3, 2016
And I know the answer to Forest Whitaker's changing hair!— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 3, 2016
Saw 28 minutes of #RogueOne. So far, so very good. Gritty as hell. K-2SO is hilarious. And the emotion is going to be strong with this one.— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) December 3, 2016
Just watched 28 minutes of Rogue One. This movie puts the WAR in Star Wars. Wowsers!— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) December 3, 2016
ROGUE ONE footage we saw was opening 10 min or so plus a few more complete scenes and a montage of other stuff from 2nd and 3rd act.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 3, 2016
With all the talk of ROGUE ONE reshoots and troubled production...Doesn't matter...footage was really awesome and can't wait to see more— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 3, 2016
I would also like to direct your attention to a new article by Brian Truitt over at USA Today who offers a detailed, and spoilery analysis of the footage shown. You can check that out by clicking here.
Overall, it's really awesome to hear some very positive feedback about Rogue One this early. Even though they only saw 28 minutes, I think this is still a good indication of what we can expect to see when the film hits theaters on December 16th!
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