Many Bothans died to bring us this teaser trailer.
The teaser trailer for the upcoming Gareth Edwards film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been released, giving Star Wars fans their first good look at the first movie set outside the main saga.
Set close to the events in the original 1977 film by creator George Lucas, the one-minute, 40-second trailer begins with a sad piano version of Luke Skywalker's theme as we see Felicity Jones' character, Jyn Erso, being brought in to the Rebel Base on Yavin 4.
Someone runs down Jyn's criminal record, which includes "forgery of Imperial documents, possession of stolen property, aggravated assault, resisting arrest..."
"On your own from the age of fifteen," begins a young Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly), the former Republic senator, now co-founder and leader of the Rebel Alliance, "reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined."
"This is a rebellion, isn't it?" replies Jyn as we see Jyn fighting and blasting a group of Imperial Stormtroopers. "I rebel."
"We have a mission for you," continues Mon Mothma as we see a key piece to the first Death Star being installed. "A major weapons test is imminent. We need to know what it is, and how to destroy it."
As an alarm klaxon sounds, we see Jyn and Diego Luna's character readying for battle along with a squadron of X-Wing pilots. We then see Ben Mendelsohn's character, who looks like an Imperial Admiral. Forest Whitaker's character asks Jyn "What will you do when they catch you? What will you do is they break you?"
We then see Donnie Yen's character, using a staff to take out a Stormtrooper.
"If you continue to fight," continues Whitaker's character as we see several AT-AT Imperial Walkers firing a bunch of Rebels, followed by a shot of Jyn in a black Imperial uniform, "what will you become?"
If you'd like to check out the teaser trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Star Wars account on YouTube...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 16, 2016.