People Magazine Reveals The Secrets of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


People Magazine has released its special issue today, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, and we’ve got some of the highlights…

Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One is People Magazine’s special issue dedicated to all things Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and is available on newsstands today. The issue comes is apparently filled with everything a Star Wars fan needs to know about the first-ever standalone Star Wars movie. There are exclusive photos, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes details, and a virtual-reality bonus feature that comes complete with goggles!

People talked to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, John Knoll, who had this to say about how he came up with the idea for Rogue One:

"“The opening crawl in A New Hope, about rebel spies managing to steal plans to the ultimate battle station — I just kept thinking, ‘That’d be a really good movie by itself,’ ”"

As it turns out, that was a really great idea, and on December 16, we will see Knoll’s idea come to fruition on the big screen.

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The special issue of People Magazine features exclusive interviews with the cast of Rogue One, including:

  • Capt. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna)
  • Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)
  • Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn)
  • Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker)
  • Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen)
  • Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen)
  • Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen)
  • K-2SO (Alan Tudyk).

There’s an amazing 360° video of Gareth Edwards taking fans through the filming of a scene where an Imperial tank gets attacked on the streets of Jedha. Along with the video, if you purchase the special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, you will get a set of goggles and instructions on how to use them with the video.

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Finally, there is a fantastic special to watch: People Special: Star Wars Rogue Oneon the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network — PEN. I highly suggest watching the special as it offers a closer and in-depth look into Rogue One, not previously seen.

People Magazine will be offering all-new looks at Rogue One every day until the film hits theaters on December 16, so make sure to stay tuned as we will keep you posted with all the new content as it comes.