‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Proves You’ve Got to Have ‘Trust’ (Video)

Extended teaser for first standalone film hints at formation of the Death Star

Last Updated: November 26, 2016 @ 7:59 AM

“Star Wars” fans were rewarded for surviving the Black Friday sales with a new trailer for “Rogue One” dropping late in the afternoon.

Titled “Trust,” the one minute, 34 second teaser drops hints about the formation of the Death Star and the growing Rebellion against the villainous Empire.

Earlier on Friday, Lucasfilm announced that tickets for the highly-anticipated film will go on sale Monday at midnight ET for most ticket-sellers, although the timing is up to the individual retailers.

According to the studio’s description, the first of the “Star Wars” standalone films is an all-new epic adventure set just before the events in the original “Star Wars” movie, “A New Hope.” In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.

This key event in the “Star Wars” timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on Dec. 16.

Watch the video above.