Star Wars: Rogue One Force Friday Coming September 2016

Merchandise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be unveiled during Force Friday 2016 in September.

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In the buildup to the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, one of the most prominent events was Force Friday. Taking place on September 4, 2015, the day saw the debut of brand new Star Wars merchandise in stores across the world. Everything from toys to books to apparel to anything in between hit shelves, resulting in huge sales figures as fans ran out to buy the products. Even though the movie was still more than three months away, Force Friday 2015 projections believed it would turn $1 billion in revenue just in the United States.

With another new Star Wars film coming out this December - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - it shouldn't come as any surprise that Disney and Lucasfilm are keen on making Force Friday an annual event as well. That's apparently what's going to happen, with the unveiling of Rogue One merchandise taking place in September 2016.

JediNewsLIVE (via Star Wars Underworld) is reporting that Force Friday 2016 will be held on September 30, 2016. That date has been confirmed by three different licensees, so it would appear that it's set in stone: