UPDATE! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Home Video Release Date Set for April 4th?

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A recently-announced hardcover book/magazine serving as an in-depth overview of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story suggests that the movie will be arriving on Blu-Ray/DVD in early April… or possibly even late March.



Yesterday SWBooks.Net found out about a new book ready for publication: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The Official Mission Debrief.




The Amazon page for this product can be found here. It is scheduled for a March 28 release date. In any case, if the book is meant to coincide with the release of the movie, then it’s likely that it will arrive just before Star Wars Celebration Orlando gets the ball rolling with the ad campaign on The Last Jedi.






The guys over at StarWarsJunk made an interesting discovery giving a more concrete day for the home release:


April 4th is just less than 10 days before Star Wars Celebration 2017, and makes perfect sense. Perhaps a digital release will happen a few days before that day. Still, this remains only a rumor for now, until any official word is spread.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

39 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Home Video Release Date Set for April 4th?

  • January 31, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Awesome! Sooner than I’d hoped. Third act on a loop for days! 😛

  • January 31, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    `Sooner the better!! 🙂

  • January 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Similar timeline to last year’s The Force Awakens home video release/Rogue One ad campaign.

    • January 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Looking at my Amazon order history for TFA, it looks like I ordered my copy February 9th. Unsure when this will go for preorder but I’ll get it as soon as I can for sure.

      • January 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        Will be interesting if the Rogue One pre-order date is also around that time.

  • January 31, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    if its just the bare bones dvd again i’ll pass. no more double dips.

  • January 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Interesting that they release this in book format, and not as behind the scenes extras on the Bluray or DVD. I’m holding out for the 4K release for their 40th Anniversary this year. I know I’ll probably have to eat my words, but that’s my plan (read – “hope”) and I’m sticking to it !

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Fingers crossed that there is a 3D Blu Ray on release!

    • February 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      According to the Australian JB Hi-Fi site, there WILL be a 3D release.

      • February 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        Hopefully it will come out with an initial release and not make people wait for a “deluxe edition”

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    If there is no audio commentary, I’ll wait. I feel like they cheated us last time with TFA.

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I hope they won’t be cheap and hold the 3D copy back on us again. They don’t do that for the MCU and Animated films so why do it for Star Wars?

  • January 31, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Early April please. No double dips please Disney.

    • January 31, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      I recall JJ had not even recorded the commentary by last April when TFA was first released on Blu. I know this because JJ references Eric Baursfield’s death which happened in early April. (Around the release date of the first TFA blu-ray release)

      • February 1, 2017 at 3:26 am

        I think that’s his fault. The movie’s only 2 hours long, drag JJ into a dark room and have him record a fucking commentary. It should be simple for a company as big as Lucasfilm.

  • January 31, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Hurry up I need to put this movie on replay

  • January 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I wonder what it will come with in the way of special features. I usually only care about the commentary and deleted scenes, so I might get it if it has at least one of those

  • January 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    they could make an entire new cut with all the footage they ripped off

    • February 1, 2017 at 3:25 am

      But why would they? I bet the final cut was the best version.

  • January 31, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I’ll go wherever the steelbook is.

  • February 1, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I wanna see that final cover.

  • February 1, 2017 at 1:06 am

    4K release? 🙁

    • February 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Later I’d say. If they’re going to double dip with 3D, why not triple dip with 4K. I’ve said this before on here, but my personal opinion is that they will release the Original Star Wars in 4K as part of the Star Wars 40th Anniversary this year. Then TFA, Rogue One etc should follow. Or even at the same time ! That would be epic !

      • February 3, 2017 at 7:02 am

        I don’t want to.. but i may wait for the 4K?… we will see T_T
        And yeah, i am awaiting an un-altered Original Trilogy. It’s why i still haven’t bought it lol

        I would be fine if it weren’t for a few things…

        1. ANH:
        -Greedo shooting (i don’t care if they added him shooting…. it’s the damn head jerk that bugs me)
        -Jabba Scene (The tail walk is so bad
        – Krayt Dragon Scene and R2 rock are so dumb
        Unless i am blanking.. that’s it for ANH that i hate

        2. ESB:
        -Re-dubbed Boba Fett
        Other than that.. i love it. Wampa scene is cool

        3. ROTJ:
        -Hayden at the end
        – Jabba Palace Song
        – Ewok song

        I WOULD like them to fix the brown boxes around the TIEs in ANH. and if possible, maybe make Luke’s saber a bit more blue too. other than that. leave it alone.

  • February 1, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I hope they at release them all at once instead of what they did last year, holding back the commentary+ some of the other deleted scenes/special features for the collectors edition.
    There was no excuse that those features couldnt be added into the orginal 2D release.
    The wait wasnt even worth it. With the hobbit/Lotr extended editions its undertsanble why we have to wait so much longer after the orginal bluray release becasue they have to finish effects on the extended scenes + they have to edit the 10hrs of bheind the scenes material. And they even make clear that it will be released later.
    With the Force Awkens they never stated there would be a “collectors” edition released later. From what we could guess, the orginal release was all we could get

    • February 1, 2017 at 3:25 am

      TO be fair, they did say that a 3D version would be released later.

      • February 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

        Again there is no excuse as to why they held back the extra deleted scenes or the two featurettes. Or why there was no commentary.

        It is pure greed. They knew the fans would buy it again in order to have the Full Set behind the scenes for the Force Awakens.

        • February 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm

          Some fans have restraint. Don’t be a sheep. Resist.

          • February 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

            BUT I WANT IT NOW!!!!

  • February 1, 2017 at 2:01 am

    JJ was reluctant to do a commentary for TFA but I have a feeling that Gareth will be laying waste to whole cities in an effort to do a commentary for R1.

  • February 1, 2017 at 3:24 am


  • February 1, 2017 at 3:56 am

    I wish the marketing powers would be would read this page, I think I’m going to share it now in hopes that they do just to prove that I’m not the only person who listens to commentaries.

  • February 1, 2017 at 8:04 am

    April 4th, starwarsjunk.net info from walmart

  • February 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

    uhhhh looking at that list………….no 3D release then??? LOL. Here we go again with Disney/Lucasfilm.

    • February 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm


    • February 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      That was my first thought. SO ANNOYING that Disney is doing the “corporate thing” and waiting on the 3D release until Christmas so they can reap cheap-ass profits from people who bought it in April. I will not buy the first release for that reason.

  • February 1, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    It’s gonna be the first week of April, same as TFA. This isn’t science.

    • February 2, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Digitally released a week before. Hopefully they follow suit.

  • February 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

    i’m already going to double dip on the 4K version of The Force Awakens.. would rather not do that with Rogue One….

    I won’t double dip on any bluray i already own, except Star Wars (i only own TFA on bluray), Hobbit, and perhaps Blade Runner and Interstellar.

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