We have our first look at the future of the Star Wars franchise’s standalone titles tomorrow morning, and it’s plenty dark and menacing. A ten-second teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One came out today, giving fans the first taste of a full trailer that comes out during Good Morning America tomorrow morning.
The teaser doesn’t have much more than some BRAAAHHHM sound effects, but we do get a glossy shot of a new, fearsome-looking black stormtrooper standing in front of a burning building. Rogue One has been marketed as a grittier, less-Jedi-intensive side of the Star Wars universe, following a group of pilots and mercenaries (with real military extras) as they attempt to steal the plans for the original Death Star before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope. Like The Force Awakens, the film will focus on practical effects, and the short clip we have seems clear and CGI-free, which bodes well for the living, breathing world of the Star Wars universe we know.
Rogue One is still set to debut on December 16, 2016, so we’re less than a year away. It’ll be followed by standalone films about Han Solo and Episode 8 in 2017.
Check out the teaser below, and get stoked for the full trailer tomorrow.