‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ gets plot details and teaser

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Though we’ve now seen two incredible trailers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we know little more about that film’s plot than we did a few months ago. But at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this past weekend, fans got a taste of what the first Star Wars spinoff movie would entail.

Rogue One, as directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and to star Felicity Jones and Ben Mendehlson, was confirmed during a panel discussion to be the story of how the Rebels, without the help of any Jedi Knights, stole the plans to the Death Star, placing this film right before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. Kind of makes me suspect Jones is playing Princess Leia.

Edwards said to the panel via Deadline that Rogue One is about the ordinary men and women, “that don’t have magic powers, that have to bring hope to the galaxy.”

The trailer features the voice of Alec Guinness’s Obi Wan from the first film as the Death Star looms large over a likely doomed planet. You can watch the bootleg teaser below until it gets pulled or until Disney releases the teaser officially. Rogue One is expected to shoot this summer and will be released December 16, 2016.

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