Star Wars fans have been anxiously awaiting the moment they can get their hands on tickets for Rogue One, and now we know when that moment will arrive.
Tickets for the highly anticipated spin-off tale will be available beginning Nov. 28. For those forgetting where they put their calendar, that’s Monday.
The announcement came from the official Star Wars Twitter feed.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 25, 2016
While the tweet itself has no mention of an on-sale time, multiple sources have said fans will be able to purchase tickets beginning just after midnight on the east coast through Fandango and other online outlets.
Moviegoers who attempted to purchase tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during last year’s pre-sale will no doubt remember the frustration of nearly every major ticketing website crashing, unable to withstand the surging traffic. No word yet on whether any of these sites have taken precautions to prevent a similar experience this year.
Even without ticket pre-sale numbers to examine, box office tracking shows a colossal opening predicated for Rogue One, with The Hollywood Reporter saying most analysts have it pegged in the $130 million range. If these numbers hold true, this would make Rogue One the second-biggest December opening of all time behind The Force Awakens.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film stars Felicity Jones as the leader of a rebel group plotting to steal the plans for the Empire’s fearsome new weapon, the Death Star.
Rogue One is the first in a planned series of standalone films that will flesh out the Star Wars universe, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming Han Solo anthology movie also on the horizon.
Rogue One hits theaters Dec. 16.
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