Star Wars Rogue One Countdown: It’s Finally Here! May the Force Be With Us!”



Emily Robertson, Staff Writer

GREER — The wait is finally gone. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” officially hits theaters on Friday and everyone is excited.

Those who are super excited about the movie will be attending Midnight showings and will also be participating Cosplay (Costume Role Playing).

This movie is different from the previous seven because it is considered a “spin-off” from the original films. The story takes place between Star Wars Episodes: 3 and 4. There will be some familiar characters in this film, but most of the major characters from the original films will not be seen in this movie.

After the events of Episode 3, the Empire has created the original “Death Star” and are threatening all planets to either join them or have their homes destroyed. Members of the Rebellion recruit individuals to steal plans to the Death Star in attempt to destroy it; leading to the events from Episode 4: A New Hope.

Familiar faces and ships that will be seen in this film are: Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, the famous AT-AT Walker, AT-ST Walker, the X-Wing and the Tie-Fighter.

The movie will be shown at all local movie theaters such as: Regal Hollywood, Cherrydale, Camelot and Regal Simpsonville.