‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Won’t Be Promoted Until After ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ Debuts

Mar 23, 2015

Yesterday, it was officially announced that the title for Paramount’s Mission Impossible 5 will be named Rogue Nation. This of course sounds all to familiar to Disney’s Star Wars: Rogue One announced several weeks ago. Apparently the two studios have come to an agreement that Disney won’t promote Star Wars: Rogue One until after Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation debuts except at Star Wars Celebration next month. The Hollywood Reporter has the full report:

Sources say Disney didn’t clear its title, meaning Paramount could have fought to block Disney and Lucasfilm from using it at all, even though Rogue One won’t open until Dec. 16, 2016, long after Rogue Nation has come and gone.

Instead, the two studios quickly worked out a deal whereby Disney will refrain from referring to Rogue One this summer in any promotional materials aimed at the general consumer (an exception is a Star Wars fan event in April).

Star Wars: Rogue One stars Felicity Jones and will be directed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. It has been rumored that it will follow a group of bounty hunters as they try to steal plans to the first Death Star alongside a young Han Solo.

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