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Kimmel Books a Big ‘Star Wars’ Night for His ABC Show

Dec 2, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An upcoming installment of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” could create a disturbance in the Force, or not, with the director and key cast members from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” set to convene on the show Dec. 9.

ABC announced that director Gareth Edwards will be on hand, along with most of the key cast members: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen and Ben Mendelsohn.

The movie opens in theaters one week later, on Friday, Dec. 16.

The film is being billed as the first installment in what is planned as the “Star Wars Anthology” series. The series is generally described as consisting of origin stories.

Kimmel would appear to have a leg up on his late-night competition in gaining access to any key players in the “Star Wars” universe, as Disney owns both Lucasfilm and ABC.

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