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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' first teaser trailer released

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Wade Sheridan
Felicity Jones in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars spinoff film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Photo courtesy of Star Wars/Youtube
Felicity Jones in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars" spinoff film, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Photo courtesy of Star Wars/Youtube

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The footage released Thursday, features a group of Rebel fighters, led by actress Felicity Jones, who set their sights on obtaining the plans to the iconic, planet destroying space station known as the Death Star.

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"This is a rebellion, isn't it?" Jones asks in the trailer after a list a crimes she's committed is read out loud. "I rebel."

Directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is the first of several planned Star Wars spinoff films set to be released in between mainline entries in the series such as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Taking place before the events of A New Hope and depicting the war between the Empire and Rebel Alliance, Jones is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Jonathan Aris.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters December 16.

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