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Pick up PEOPLE’s special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, on newsstands now — including a special Star Wars virtual-reality bonus with goggles included! And watch People Special: Star Wars Rogue One on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is right around the corner, but there’s lots to learn about the highly anticipated Star Wars standalone movie before returning to that galaxy far, far away.

Fans can get an exclusive, deep dive into the world of Rogue One with People Special: Star Wars Rogue One, available only on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) — click here to watch the special.

A digital extension of PEOPLE’s special issue, the PEN special gets the inside scoop straight from the source, including interviews with the film’s director Gareth Edwards and its star-studded cast.

Fans will also get a sneak peek at the newest characters in the Star Wars universe, including Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Ben Mendelsohn (Director Orson Krennic), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor) and Alan Tudyk (K-2SO).

The newcomers dish on their careers pre-Star Wars, what it means to be a part of the legendary franchise and the impact the films have had on them personally over the years. They also reminisce about their favorite characters, talk about the upcoming big-screen release and take questions from inquisitive young Padawans.

PEOPLE contributors are also on-hand to offer insight into the cultural phenomenon. To watch the People Special: Star Wars Rogue One exclusively on PEN, go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on your mobile and connected devices.

In addition, the creators of the new Star Wars movie are giving PEOPLE readers the opportunity to dive into the beloved galaxy with fully immersive virtual-reality experiences using VR goggles. Download the LIFE VR app for iOS and Android or visit time.com/lifevr to try it out. (Don’t have goggles? They’re included in the issue! Click here for an easy guide on how to assemble them). If you don’t have goggles yet, check out 360° video versions of the experiences on PEOPLE.com — below, an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Rogue One set during a battle scene.

Come back to People.com every day until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters Dec. 16 for more exclusive videos, photos and secrets from the year’s most anticipated movie. Check out all our coverage at PEOPLE.com/starwars.