STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Teaser Trailer Shown

Star Wars Celebration Panel

Yeah, we are entering a whole new era of Star Wars! Today, a teaser for the first Star Wars anthology film, Star Wars: Rogue One was shown during the Star Wars Celebration panel, as well as the new official details for the pic.

It’s probably going to get taken down so watch the bootleg embed while you can!

And here’s a description of the Rogue One teaser (via SlashFilm):

A card with “December 2016″ fades in and out, with a sound that is somewhere between a slow Inception horn and a lightsaber. Then a familiar voice: Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi, saying “For more than a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.”

As he speaks, the teaser fades in on a tracking shot, high up through a forested canyon. We hear a TIE Fighter pass overhead, and see the ship move forward into frame as the camera continues to push forward. We see, dominating the sky, the outline of what could be a moon. But that’s no moon, it’s a… well, you know what it is. The Death Star, under construction. Music swells and the screen goes black. The Rogue One logo comes up, and we hear radio voices, like troops communicating during combat. The chatter gets more frantic and loud as light strobes on the logo, which finally breaks up as the sound cuts out.

What a smart idea for a spin-off. This could be excellent.You can also check out the first concept art from the film below. It’s still in pre-production and hasn’t started shooting yet.

Star Wars Celebration Panel

Penned by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards and is scheduled for release on December 16, 2016. Felicity Jones is confirmed to star and Ben Mendelsohn is eyed for a key role in the first of several planned stand-alone films, not connected to the new official trilogy.