The UK Will See Rogue One a Full Day Before the US


Great news, Dork Siders in the United Kingdom! You will be able to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a full day before Star Wars fans in the U.S.

Star Wars fans in the U.K. will get to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story one full day earlier than fans in the U.S. (via Screenrant).

According to the official Star Wars U.K. Twitter account, Rogue One will premiere  in theaters on December 15th in the U.K. The U.S.’s Rogue One premiere date remains December 16th.

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The U.K. getting to see new Star Wars movies before the U.S. is nothing new; The Force Awakens had its London theater premiere on December 17th, reaching stateside a day later.

The earlier premiere does present some potential problems, however. With fans on one side of the globe seeing Rogue One a full twenty-four hours before fans on the other side of the globe, there is a good chance of spoilers flooding the internet while U.S. moviegoers are lining up to buy their tickets. To prevent yourself from being spoiled during the hours before you get to see Rogue One yourself, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Avoid social media. Social media is the biggest culprit behind spoilers. At the very least, if you have friends on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Reddit who live in the U.K. or who you know have no scruples with regard to posting spoilers, mute them for a day or two until you see Rogue One yourself.
  2. If you must get on social media, avoid the comment section of anything remotely Star Wars-related. I was “spoiled” (honestly, I already had a feeling it was going to happen) about Han Solo’s death in The Force Awakens by unintentionally glimpsing a screenshot of his murder in the comments of a Facebook post. Don’t let this happen to you. Avoid the comments!
  3. Wear earbuds or talk to a friend or family member while you wait in line to see the movie. There are some people who just don’t care about spoiling a movie. Some of them may not even realize they are spoiling a movie for someone else; they’re just chatting away in their own little world. This kind of spoiling can even happen in the ticket line for the movie (Rogue One, for example) you’re all about to see. To avoid this horrible situation, take a buddy or talk on your phone to keep your mind occupied. If all else fails, wear earbuds and listen to John Williams while you wait.

If you think of any more spoiler-avoiding tips, post them in the comments below.

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Congratulations, U.K. Star Wars fans! Enjoy the movie, and don’t spoil anything for the rest of us.