Edwards will be joined by Kennedy, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. They will be providing behind-the-scenes commentary during a live discussion, hopefully revealing some amusing stories from their time during production. Fans will be able to take part in the festivities by asking questions using the hashtag #AskRogueOne. With the event taking place so close to Rogue One‘s release, nobody is expected to be too candid, but there still should be some fun tidbits shared as moviegoers anxiously count down the days until the film hits theaters. It will be interesting to see what the sneak peek consists of, since plenty of footage has already been shared in the trailers and TV spots.
The Rogue One event is just the latest in a growing line of tentpoles using social media platforms to rev up excitement amongst viewers. Over the summer, the Suicide Squad red carpet was streamed on Twitter for all to enjoy, and last year Disney streamed the Force Awakens premiere. These are nice gestures from the studios, since not everyone who wants to attend these events can make it. Through the miracle of technology, the whole world can be included and take in all the sights and sounds, which only makes audiences’ connections to these properties stronger.