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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's first teaser trailer drops April 7

Get a peek at the first Star Wars spinoff

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Our first official look at the next Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, hits this Thursday. Lucasfilm announced today on its social media channels that the first teaser will air during Good Morning America on ABC the morning of April 7.

And how do you tease a teaser? With another teaser. Our first look at Rogue One is just a couple seconds long, showing a group of black Stormtroopers standing in front of a burning structure. You can watch it above.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first live-action Star Wars film that will exist outside of the normal episodic structure. Rogue One is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV, and will tell the story of a group of resistance fighters and their efforts to steal the plans for the original Death Star.

Directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The movie is set to premiere Dec. 16, 2016.

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