Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an upcoming live-action Star Wars stand-alone film and first in the new Star Wars Anthology Series. Rogue One, which is being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), will tell the story of the brave band of rebels who worked together to steal the plans to the Death Star, which later played a major part in helping Luke Skywalker destroy the Empire’s deadly moon-sized space station.
It will star Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Jonathan Aris as Senator Jebel, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, and Mads Mikkelsen. The movie is currently scheduled to release in theaters on December 16th, 2016.
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.