Yeah, I know, I know, Andor is a prequel to Rogue One, which is itself a prequel to Star Wars, I know. But you also know the reason Rogue One is getting a theatrical re-release is to remind us who the heck Cassian Andor is and why we might want to get invested in the terrible things he did for the Rebellion.
There are reasons to get excited for this re-release, though: You can watch Rogue One—which has the prettiest space battles of just about any Star War*—in IMAX! And with sneak-peek Andor footage!
The latest trailer for Andor is very promising: it looks moody and dark (but not so dark you can’t see what’s happening) and the cast is spectacular. Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Adria Arjona, and Stellan Skarsgård join the returning Diego Luna as the title character, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, who may finally get some time in the spotlight.
Rogue One’s IMAX screenings begin August 26th at 150 theaters across the U.S. Fandango hasn’t yet posted the list of theaters showing the movie, but you can sign up for updates here. Or, of course, you could just watch it at home, on Disney+.
* One mustn’t discount the Holdo maneuver. That was at least as pretty.