The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released on Thursday. Watch below!
The film, set between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, tells the story of resistance fighters who have joined forces to steal plans for the Death Star. The movie marks the first feature in the new standalone Star Wars story series. It’s directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards.
Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything in 2015. Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, and Forest Whitaker are also in the much anticipated movie, as is Hong Kong action star and martial artist Donnie Yen.
In April 2015, Edwards shared some very early concept footage with fans and press at the “Star Wars Celebration,” and spoke about how his film would differ from other projects in the George Lucas-created universe. “[It’s about] a group of individuals who don’t have magical powers, who have to bring hope to the galaxy… in an era when there is no Jedi,” the filmmaker explained at the time.
Rogue One follows in the massive footsteps of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which has made more than $2 billion at the box office since its release last December. Rogue One is set hit theaters on December 16. Check out the first teaser trailer below!