The first trailer for the Star Wars standalone Rogue One will arrive this Thursday on Good Morning America.
As part of the announcement Lucasfilm released a short teaser with a glimpse of a new kind of Stormtrooper, with black armor and what appears to be a burning moisture farm in the background.
The film will be set before the events of 1977’s A New Hope and chronicles the Rebel Alliance’s efforts to steal the Death Star plans.
Last August at Disney’s D23 Expo, Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy revealed the full cast and also gave a short description.
“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” she said in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know.”
We will get a better sense of what that means tomorrow morning. Episode 7 is now available on Blu-Ray and digital, so if you have yet to see it, be sure to pick it up!