While fans are loving getting a new Star Wars trilogy, they're most excited for the spin-off films that have been promised and the first one coming to them in late 2016 is called Rogue One. At Star Wars Celebration, in Anaheim, CA, on the final day of the convention, a panel was held for the film.
Director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy were a part of this panel as they discusses what fans can expect from the film and as some concept art, which no one was supposed to take pictures of... but of course some shots are going to hit the net.
The film will start shooting this summer and those in attendance did get to witness something similar to a sizzle reel where they got to see a jungle and the Death Star up in the sky. Afterwards, the logline for the films was revealed:
"A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans."
The film is set after Episode III but before Episode IV. It's really going to be a war film as well. In addition, it was announced Felicity Jones was cast as a Rebel in the film. This is going to be a time where there are no Jedi at all and the resistance to the Empire is growing.
You can check out a blurry shot video of the trailer if you'd like.
Star Wars: Rogue One is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2016.