Today, Lucasfilm announced that they will be showcasing the feature film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and exclusive, special footage from "Andor," Lucasfilm's newest, upcoming series for Disney+, in 150 IMAX theaters across the U.S. and Canada for one week beginning on August 26.
This release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
"Andor", which will be released on September 21, takes place five years before the events of "Rogue One," when the seeds of rebellion against the Empire were germinating. The special footage from "Andor" offers audiences a look at the story, which explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor's journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It is an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into the rebel hero that we see in "Rogue One."
Diego Luna, Genevieve O'Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Fiona Shaw, and Faye Marsay will star in the Disney+ exclusive series.
Lucasfilm's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", released in 2016, has earned over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. The story follows a group of unlikely heroes, who, in a time of conflict, 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.