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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' first trailer arrives

"This is a rebellion, isn't it?" Watch the full trailer for the new prequel here.


Prepare your dancing Poe Dameron GIFs, because the full trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has arrived, and not a single Bothan had to die to bring you this information. In case the title didn't give it away, "Rogue One" is a Star Wars movie -- and the trailer is packed with classic Star Wars imagery including Stormtroopers, Imperial AT-ATs and Star Destroyers.

Specifically, it's a prequel set who-knows-how-many years before "Episode IV: A New Hope" that centres on a plucky band of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Empire's galactic superweapon, the Death Star. The film stars Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), "Hannibal" cannibal Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk of "Firefly" fame, as well as Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker.

Gareth Edwards, the director behind the 2014 "Godzilla" reboot, helms the standalone Star Wars movie. It's the first in a new series of spin-offs that step outside the episodic Skywalker-centric saga we've seen so far. Two more spin-offs, focused on a younger version of alleged nerf herder Han Solo and Sarlacc-fodder/bounty hunter Boba Fett, have also been announced since Disney took ownership of the franchise.

"Rogue One" is due to hit theatres on 16 December 2016. If nothing else, it'll tide over the long wait between now and the delayed follow-up to "The Force Awakens".