I woke up today to the link to download the trailer in my inbox, (thank you LucasFilm and Disney!) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the standalone film series. While this film isn’t a part of the main storyline in the episode films, it is still a part of the over arching canon, and tells the story of the plans being stolen for the first Death Star. No, this is not when the many Bothans died, but still we have Mon Mothma taking her place as the de facto leader of the Rebel Alliance.
The film stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, with Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to arrive in theaters December 2016. So we should just rename December Star Wars month, with the Disney release schedule of a Star Wars themed film every year. As a Star Wars nerd, I support this!
Also check out the official teaser for yourself below, and may the force be with you!