Jyn Erso, played by British actress Felicity Jones, is a criminal with a mysterious past.
Resistance fighter Saw Gerrera (played by veteran character actor Forest Whitaker) was first seen in "The Clone Wars" animated series. In "Rogue One," he's game to help a team that seeks to steal plans to the Death Star.
A Star Destroyer looms over a mesa in Jedha, the sacred place where Jedi padawans gather Kyber Crystals for their first lightsabers.
Disney may have bought all things Star Wars from George Lucas, but the shiny Lucasfilm logo still welcomes fans like an old friend at the beginning of the trailer.
Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) makes Jyn an offer she can't refuse. "A major weapons test is imminent," the Rebel general says. "We need to know how to destroy it."
Captain Cassian Andor, played by Mexican star Diego Luna, will be Jyn's right-hand man on her dangerous mission. But what will the movie reveal about his past?
Jyn may be a former criminal, but the Rebel Alliance needs her help.
The last time we saw the Death Star it was busy being blown up by those pesky Rebels. Here the finishing touches are being applied, with its giant laser being lifted into place.
Actor Alistair Petrie (who plays an unnamed Rebel officer) looks on as Jyn and Cassian take off in their U-Wing fighter to recruit a team.
When Darth Vader is calling the shots, it's no surprise that Rebel pilots are considered criminals.
Is this a darkened corner of Jedha or another mysterious world altogether? Either way, watch out for those bolts of lightning.
"They destroyed our home!" Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) wails while he fires at Stormtroopers.
Baze Malbus is the perfect fighter to join this team of fearless Rebels.
Tanks full of Stormtroopers take over the streets as martial law is declared.
Chirrut Imwe, played by Hong Kong martial arts star Donnie Yen, is a blind warrior who lives on the planet of Jedha.
"I fear nothing. All is as the Force wills it," Chirrut says, after wiping out a whole crowd of Stormtroopers with nothing more than a sturdy stick.
"The captain says you are a friend. I will not kill you," the very tall droid K-2SO (voiced by "Firefly" star Alan Tudyk) tells Jyn.
Even though the Death Star is a weapon of mass destruction, the battle station still looks beautiful in this shot. Let's hope it's not being lined up to destroy the planet below.
Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) doesn't look too happy. But when you're the chap responsible for overseeing the construction of the Death Star, you're probably going to get irritated when a bunch of "terrorists" try to ruin your pet project.
During their strike on the beach world of Scarif, Jyn and her team of recruits make a run for it.
Stormtrooper armor doesn't protect much in a massive explosion.
K-2SO tells Cassian Andor that there's a "97.6 percent chance of failure." Where have we heard that before?
The beach battle on Scarif looks like a scene out of "Apocalypse Now."
Former Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook (British actor Riz Ahmed) doesn't look so convinced about the plan to take on the Empire.
You can't shoot down an AT-AT with a bazooka! You need to go in Luke Skywalker-style and tie their legs up with sturdy metal cords.
Jyn and Cassian's U-Wing looks like it could be in for a very close call.
Looks like the U-Wing can make the jump to Hyperspace. But can it make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
Jyn stares down an Imperial TIE Fighter in what we can only image is one heck of a showdown. Good thing she's armed with a blaster.
This rag-tag team of warriors -- Saw Gerrera, Bodhi Rook, blind warrior Chirrut Imwe, assassin Baze Malbus and enforcer droid K-2SO -- will take on the Empire.
Jyn looks over the team she's just recruited to help her fight the mighty Darth Vader.
The Dark Lord of the Sith, voiced by James Earl Jones, makes a surprise appearance at the end of the trailer.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15 in Australia and December 16 in the US and UK.