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'Rogue One' Is Coming Back to Theaters, Plus 'Andor' Sneak Peek

Andor, a TV prequel to the Star Wars movie prequel Rogue One, hits Disney Plus next month.

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Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One, with robot companion K-2SO

Rogue One was released in 2016.


Star Wars prequel Rogue One is coming back to movie theaters briefly alongside a preview of Andor. 

Set just before the events of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, Rogue One was first released in December 2016 and grossed over $1 billion at the box office. Now a digitally remastered version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be back on 150 Imax screens across the US and Canada for a week beginning Aug. 26.

Why is Rogue One coming back to screens? Because the film introduced morally questionable rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. And he's the star of the next Star Wars series to hit Disney's streaming service, which is set five years before Rogue One and follows the title character as he's recruited into the rebellion against the Galactic Empire.

The first three episodes will be released on Disney Plus Sept. 21. There are 12 episodes in the first season, followed by a confirmed second season of 12 episodes that will lead directly into the events of Rogue One.

You can buy tickets to see Rogue One in Imax now.

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