Friday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live was devoted to the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and pretty much all things Star Wars, including a few jabs at fans. We’ve seen this plenty of times with Kimmel in the past, inviting the cast of Civil War on the show over the course of two nights and using a night with The Monuments Men cast to make fun of Matt Damon.
Given the connection with ABC and Disney, the devotion to Star Wars gets the access it deserves and allows KImmel to have a bit of fun with the property. He gets to bring out real Stormtroopers to protect the set and he gets to make fun of Star Wars fans with the real characters and toys, not just some sort of knockoff parody you might see on late night TV. Likely a double-edged sword, though, since you can’t really make fun of too much. The fans do get it pretty brutal in the small opening skit, so they’re fair game.