Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had more question marks hovering over it than one would typically expect from a Star Wars movie, being the first feature film set outside the continuity of the main series and taking on a different tone and aesthetic in order to differentiate itself. Although Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens revived the beloved sci-fi adventure franchise by continuing the main saga, Rogue One is the first of Disney and Lucasfilm’s spinoff films.
Considering Rogue One will likely set the tone for the Star Wars spinoff movies, plenty of pressure was placed on the film to perform well with critics and fans, as well as at the box office. But, now months of speculation about Rogue One are over since the film has held its world premiere tonight — and reactions from the lucky attendees are beginning to roll in.
On the whole, the first reactions to Rogue One appear to be extremely positive, with star Felicity Jones (who portrays Jyn Erso) receiving praise, in addition to the new droid K-2SO (played by Alan Tudyk) gaining attention as a potential new fan-favorite. Check out the first reactions to Rogue One below: