The First Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Is Here

The Rebellion rises

Her name is Jyn Erso, and she's here to kick some Imperial ass in the first official trailer from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

With the arrival of Disney and Lucasfilm's first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards promises a darker, grittier, more realistic look at the galaxy we all know and love, and we certainly get that sense of foreboding in the trailer. Felicity Jones's antihero Jyn is a rebel without a cause (much like some other guy we used to know), and that's exactly the kind of attitude the struggling Rebellion needs. So our heroine is tasked with a mission from Mon Mothma: steal the Galactic Empire's plans for their shiny new weapon of mass destruction, a.k.a. the Death Star.

Sure, we all know the outcome of Jyn and her fellow resistance fighters's mission, but we don't exactly how it all went down. At least now we know it involved explosions, Shadow Troopers, infiltrating the Imperial Army (!), and plenty of Forest Whitaker. Oh, and this incredible line of dialogue: "This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel." Yes, Jyn Erso. Yes you do.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.