"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", set for release in December,
follows "resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to
the dreaded Death Star", according to starwars.com.
It stars "The Theory of Everything" actress Felicity Jones as
lead character Jyn Erso, whose rogue streak is introduced in the
short trailer when a authoritative voice lists her various
"This is a rebellion isn't it?" she says. "I rebel."
The story is set before the original films, which began with
1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" and there are plenty
of explosions and Stormtroopers on display in the teaser.
The movie, directed by Gareth Edwards, also stars Oscar winner
Forest Whitaker and "Casino Royale" actor Mads Mikkelson.
The release of "Rogue One" follows the hugely successful
blockbuster "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens", which
came out in December and has stormed box offices worldwide
taking more than $2 billion.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; editing by Andrew Roche)
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