The story takes place just before the events of the original 1977 Star Wars film, now referred to as Episode IV: A New Hope.
It focuses on the early days of the Death Star and the Rebel Alliance efforts to steal the plans for the Empire's deadly space station.
Darth Vader makes a brief, chilling appearance at the end of the trailer. In the film he is voiced once again by James Earl Jones.
Rogue One blasts onto the big screen on Dec. 16.
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