This December, we are treated to another Star Wars movie! For that movie, we got the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which debuted on Thursday, April 7, on Good Morning America. The standalone film, starring Felicity Jones and martial arts legend Donnie Yen, is set to premiere on December 16, where we will finally get to see the Rebels steal the first Death Star plans. And if the rumors are true, a pre Star Wars: A New Hope Darth Vader!
Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, and takes place in the Stars Wars universe. However, it’s a spinoff/prequel of sorts – rather than a continuation of the saga of the Skywalker family. The film will follow a band of Rebels who are plotting to steal the Death Star plans, and it’s set just before the events of the very first 1977 film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Production is also currently taking place for the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is being directed by Rian Johnson. Disney has announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill for the eighth installment. That film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 2017.