The Rogue One A Star Wars Story event kicked off with an amazing trip to Skywalker Ranch. There is something magical about being at Skywalker Ranch knowing how much movie history has been made there.
George Lucas watched the original Star Wars movies in the Stag theater. We had the chance to watch footage from Rogue One A Star Wars Story in the same theater. Director Gareth Edwards said he felt like our being at Skywalker Ranch was hallowed ground. He talked a bit about the movie and how it was the best Star Wars movie made in his opinion.
We then had the chance to watch the first 15 minutes of the film and an additional 13 minutes of footage. WOW! The entire theater groaned when the first 15 minutes was over, and the footage changed. We were all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what happened.
This movie pulls you in from the beginning…A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
I was pretty sure the entire theater was going to beg to see more footage. Trust me when I say you are going to want to be there opening day and most likely will want to buy at least two sets of tickets. There is so much action and beautiful film work you will want to go a 2nd time to see if you missed anything.
Check out some of the amazing costumes used in the film. The details that go into the costumes is amazing!
A trip to Skywalker Ranch wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Skywalker Ranch Store. I picked up a new bottle of Skywalker Vineyards Pinot Noir as a gift for John. Maybe now that we have two bottles, I should let him open the one from the last time I was on the ranch. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a chance to visit again, so I told him we needed to save it for a special occasion.
Its hard to believe that after an evening at Skywalker Ranch the event could keep getting better. We kicked off day two at Lucasfilm LTD in the Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge. As you walk towards the entrance, the first thing you see is this amazing Yoda statue.
I have seen photos of the Yoda statue for years and have had it on my travel to-do list for a while.
The morning continued to amaze as we had time exploring the front lobby of Lucasfilm LTD. As you can imagine there are Star Wars and other movie characters all over the place. From BB-8 holding up books to Darth Vader looking over the lobby, there is so much to see.
Plus they had an entire display of Rogue One a Star Wars Story merchandise that was fantastic. I can see lots of Rogue One products under Christmas trees this year.
You can find Jyn Erso products on Amazon
Check out all the Roque One Legos on Amazon
So many cool Stormtrooper products on Amazon
Behind every corner, there is a surprise and more movie props and photos. There was even a Star Wars themed Christmas tree which was fun to see.
I am pretty sure this is the only place that it is not unusual to see Storm Troopers walking down the hallway as you walk to lunch. We didn’t even blink as they walked right past us.
There is a store in LucasFilm that has Star Wars merchandise and products only available in the store. Here a few things that I thought were so much fun!
I do have to say I am not sure how I feel about eating off of Yoda’s face. 🙂
Check out some of the amazing movie props and more that we saw during our tour of LucasFilm LTD!
After our amazing tour we weren’t done for the day! We were surprised with the chance to check out the technology that was used to create Rogue One’s K-2SO Droid.
Trust me when I saw this droid has a mind of his own and is quite funny!
We also had the chance to learn about the prop/modeling shop. It was so cool hearing how they use model airplanes, tanks, and other kits to create the iconic spaceships we know and love.
I had such an amazing time visiting LucasFilm and Skywalker Ranch! Tomorrow I will be sharing our interview with Felicity Jones who plays Jyn Erso in Rogue One a Star Wars Story!!!!!
Check out this look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY follows a group of unlikely heroes in a time of conflict who 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.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th in 3D, Real D 3D, and IMAX 3D!
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!
I was a guest of Disney for the #RogueOneEvent. All opinions expressed are my own.