The galaxy is about to get a lot less far, far away.
The world was just given new hope with the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer, and now we also know details of the first stand-alone film, "Star Wars: Rogue One." The info came courtesy of Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy and director Gareth Edwards on Sunday at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.
The film will reportedly be a prequel to "New Hope" and involve a rebel plot to steal plans for the Death Star, which the "Star Wars" Twitter account confirmed:
A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One #RogueOne.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 19, 2015
Edwards also revealed that the plot would follow ordinary people who don't necessarily have the ability to use The Force.
Another "Star Wars" film, which will be directed by Josh Trank, remains untitled; however, it is set for release in 2018.