Disney has revealed the home release details for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The latest entry in the “Star Wars” franchise will see an early digital release on March 24, while a physical bundle containing both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the film will follow shortly after on April 4. Both versions will include numerous extras that flesh out the story and production of the film.
The “A Rogue Idea” extra reveals how Industrial Light & Magic’s John Knoll came up with the idea for the movie’s concept, and why he considers it to be the perfect film to launch the forthcoming string of “Star Wars” side stories, the next of which will be “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
The “Jyn: The Rebel” extra will delve into the backstory and personality of the film’s star character, Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. In this interview, Jones talks about how she brought the character to life onscreen. Similarly, the “Cassian: The Spy” extra sees Diego Luna reflecting on the motivations of his would-be betrayer character, Cassian Andor.
“K-2SO: The Droid” looks behind-the-scenes into the development of the reprogrammed Imperial drone that is at once endearing and completely ambivalent to human life. The featurette will drill down to the most minute details—even the audio tuning in the drone’s voice, as performed by Alan Tudyk.
“Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills” sees action movie superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen talk about the relationship between their two completely different characters who are never far from each other in the film. In the same vein, “Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary” sees Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed talking about their characters, the Rebel leader and the Imperial defector, respectively.
“The Empire” takes a broad look at the monolithic force consuming the galaxy during the Galactic Empire’s heyday, and briefly delves into the story behind one of the film’s most sinister cameos. “Visions of Hope: The Look of Rogue One” sees the filmmakers exploring the trials and tribulations of fitting “Rogue One” into the greater canon of the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
“The Princess & The Governor” featurette explores how the filmmakers brought a young Princess Leia to the big screen at the film’s conclusion, while “Epilogue: The Story Continues” looks to the future of “Star Wars,” providing a sneak peek at tales to come.
Finally, “Rogue Connection” runs down the Easter eggs hidden in “Rogue One,” both the playful and the ones that connect to the greater “Star Wars” story in play.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” releases digitally on March 24, while the Blu-ray and DVD combination bundle will be available April 4.