Oh hey, did you have plans this weekend? Cancel them.
The trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has landed and you’ll need to watch it at least five times before taking your inevitable deep dive into obscure Star Wars fan theories and getting into a Twitter fight with a troll who just can’t deal with Another Strong Female Lead.
Seriously, clear your schedule.
The news spin-off film will première on December 17, this year. It’s a stand alone film, but time-wise it slots in somewhere before A New Hope and after young-Darth Vader is left for dead in that volcano.
The plot centres around a group of rebel fighters on a mission to steal plans for the Death Star, aptly led by criminal Jyn Erso, played by British actress Felicity Jones.
It’s the second consecutive Star Wars film with woman in charge after Rey stole the show in Force Awakens — a fact not gone unnoticed by the angry men of the Twitterverse.