Stars War: Rogue One recently got a rerelease in theaters to welcome the Star Wars: Andor premiere. Diego Luno plays the title role in this prequel to Rogue One. The movie adorned the IMAX for the first time since its first release in 2016. The screening also showed some Andor glimpses. All in all, evidently, Rogue One’s popularity is still strong. Because the movie has become the top-grossing IMAX film on its rerelease.
Collider reported Rogue One hit screens in 250 US IMAX theaters this weekend. The movie earned $1 million against ticket sales. The total boosted the overall IMAX income to $105 million. As a result, now Rogue One is among the 10 highest-grossing IMAX releases.
Tony Gilroy, the co-author of Rogue One, will serve as Andor’s showrunner. Gilroy spoke to Variety about his original ideas and why there won’t ever be “fan service.” Gilroy explained to Variety that viewers don’t have to be Star Wars fans to enjoy the show.
“You should be able to watch the show and not give a shit about Star Wars ever, or [have ever] seen any Star Wars,” Gilroy explained. “This show should work on its own.” He added, “The hope, the dream, is that the really hardcore Star Wars community will embrace the show in a new way — that they’ll be thrilled to have someone come in and completely uncynically get down molecularly in their world and treat it like a real thing.”
“I wanted to do it about real people.” “They’ve made all this IP about the royal family, in essence. It’s been great. But there’s a billion, billion, billion other beings in the galaxy. There are plumbers and cosmeticians. Journalists! What are their lives like? The revolution is affecting them just as much as anybody else. Why not use the Star Wars canon as a host organism for absolutely realistic, passionate, dramatic storytelling?”
The Rogue One rerelease has fumed viewers’ enthusiasm for the upcoming Andor. Fans are eagerly waiting for the premiere. The Good news is that the wait is almost over. Star Wars: Andor is set to hit Disney Plus on September 21st. We wish the show the best of luck!