For all of you that have been holding your breath since December 18, 2015 you can finally exhale and smell the frozen carbonite. This morning Star Wars’ official YouTube channel released the first trailer for the next movie to take place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The movie will be focused on how the plans for the Death Star were stolen by the Rebel Alliance before the start of A New Hope. The movie is set to come out on December 16, 2016.
While this movie is not a direct follow up to last year’s Episode VII, it is the first foray into the Star Wars expanded cinematic universe, so don’t expect to pick up where we left off. Instead, this is a look into one of the more interesting untold stories of Star Wars lore. New characters, new locals and vistas, and a good way to keep our appetites satisfied until Episode 8 hits the big screen in 2017.
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