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Star Wars: Rogue One will bridge the gap between Episodes III and IV – watch the first trailer

Updated Apr 21st, 2015 11:23AM EDT
Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

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Believe it or not, the release of the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was not the finale of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last week. In fact, that was just the highlight of the first day. In the succeeding days, there were more announcements, more interviews and more trailers, including an early teaser for Rogue One, the first film of the Star Wars Anthology Series.

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Over the weekend, director Gareth Edwards revealed that Rogue One “will revolve around a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.”

The spinoff film will take place in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and will have a darker tone than the numbered entries in the Star Wars series.

“I couldn’t sit in a cinema and know that someone else made this film,” Edwards said during the panel.

Edwards and the Lucasfilm executives at the panel then unveiled a short, one-minute teaser for the film featuring a voice-over from Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. Unfortunately, the trailer hasn’t been officially released yet, but as you’d expect from a crowd of thousands, more than one fan decided to risk recording the screen.

It’s not the best quality, but it’s all we’ve got until the studio releases the official video:

Star Wars: Rogue One will hit theaters on December 16th, 2016.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.