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The First Trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is Here

Welcome back, Death Star.

BY MEGAN FRIEDMAN | Apr 8, 2016 | Film & TV

Think you'd get to go a year without a Star Wars franchise movie after Disney took over? Nope. The eagerly anticipated first look at the newest prequel of sorts, Rogue One, has just been released, and it brings back the Death Star we all know and love.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place before Star Wars: A New Hope, and it's reportedly the first in the franchise without any Jedi. The movie features a group of resistance fighters who are trying to get the plans to the Death Star. It's a standalone movie within the Star Wars universe, and it may or may not play into the previous movies' linear plot.

Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso is definitely reminiscent of Rey from The Force Awakens, since they're both petite brunettes playing orphaned loners who are great at fighting. But Jyn is definitely more rebellious and troublemaking than the idealistic Rey—she's a petty criminal, after all. The movie also stars Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, and Mads Mikkelsen, with a motion-capture performance by Alan Tudyk.

Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards, hits theatres December 16.

From: Esquire US.