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Finally, we can stop talking about Batman v Superman. The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted this morning via Good Morning America—you can watch it above. This (thankfully not laughably brief) first look at Rogue One arrives ahead of next week's sneak preview at Disney's CinemaCon presentation. The most exciting part of this early look at Disney's next giant bag of money? That honor belongs to what may easily go down as one of the best lines in the entire Star Wars canon: "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel." Indeed.
This is the first standalone story in Disney's Star Wars universe, meant to build out the cinematic galaxy and keep our withdrawals at bay while we wait for the follow-up to The Force Awakens. Rogue One specifically is a callback to A New Hope, telling the story of a group of Rebel fighters who set out to steal the plans to the Death Star. It's helmed by Godzilla (the Bryan Cranston one, not the Matthew Broderick one) director Gareth Edwards, and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, and many more. Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta penned the script, with Deadline reporting it was "from an idea hatched by" John Knoll.
Whitaker, however, cautions against going all-in on this whole rebellion thing: "If you continue to fight, what will you become?" Interesting question, of course, especially given the fact that the Death Star is naively referred to in this early Rogue One glimpse as a simple "weapons test" in need of exploring. Though plot details have remained predictably scarce, this trailer does reveal a loose idea of the shape of Star Wars to come. Also, as your timeline has surely already excitedly informed you, we also get a look at this guy:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters for some Festivus action on Dec. 16, with the supposedly "darker" Star Wars: Episode VIII hitting one year later on Dec. 15, 2017. What a time. Still want to keep talking about Batman v Superman?