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November 29, 2016

Twitter will host a live Q&A with ‘Rogue One’ director and cast

by John_A

We’re just a few weeks out from Rogue One, the first in what will probably be a never-ending string of “stand-alone” Star Wars films. After last year’s successful revival of the franchise, fans are chomping at the bit for more on Rogue One, and they’ll get it this Friday. Twitter will be hosting a live Q&A and broadcast some unseen footage from the upcoming film.

It’s just the latest example of Twitter’s interest in live video — the company has already started hosting live NBA shows and it also broadcast all three presidential debates as they happened, just to name a few of its recent initiatives. Friday’s livestream will feature a Q&A session with director Gareth Edwards, producer Kathleen Kennedy and cast members Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudykand and Riz Ahmed. Naturally, you’ll need to tweet your questions using the hashtag #AskRogueOne.

It’s coming.

A Q&A with the cast of @starwars #RogueOne streaming LIVE on Twitter this Friday at 1pm ET. pic.twitter.com/Cp1O7zyemu

— Twitter (@twitter) November 29, 2016

The stream will kick off at 10AM PT with new, unspecified “content” from Rogue One before the Q&A gets underway; Twitter says the livestream will take place at a “surprise location” — perhaps the set of Episode VIII? If you’ve fled Twitter for greener pastures but still want to follow along, fear not: Twitter specifically says that the stream will be available for anyone checking it out at rogueone.twitter.com. But if you want to ask a question, you’ll need to have account.

Source: Twitter

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