Star Wars also released TWO preview teasers ahead of the trailer premiere!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an upcoming American space opera film directed by Godzilla helm Gareth Edwards. Rogue One is the first stand-alone Star Wars Anthology film, and the ninth overall film in the series. Set in the Star Wars universe shortly before the events of A New Hope, the story will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, theDeath Star. Edwards has said his desire was to make a war drama in the galaxy far, far away, and the footage shown thus far has proven that. Rogue One stars Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Elysium), Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) , Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last Kind of Scotland), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball) and Jonathan Aris (The Night Manager).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, and the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.