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It’s fitting that the debut trailer for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lands this week. After all, the revival of the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – aka the film with the Black Stormtrooper that dominated, actually, obliterated the box office last December – released in stores and online retailers earlier this week.

Rogue One ultimately introduces viewers to the actual Rebel crew responsible for infiltrating the Death Star before it was blown up. Pretty much, it gives an in-depth view of the events leading up to the conclusion of the original Star Wars: Episode IV.

So, what’s your reasoning for watching it if you aren’t a die-hard Star Wars fan? Well, consider the fact that it’s the second film in the new wave of Star Wars flicks to have a woman lead. Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) is the very definition of a rebel – she’s skilled in combat, has a hell of a rap sheet and she’s not even 18 yet. That makes her the perfect candidate to join the Rebel Alliance in their sneak attack on the Death Star. Oscar Isaac is on hand reprising his The Force Awakens role as a pilot, and Forrest Whittaker co-stars, as well.

Watch the debut trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story up top, via IGN. Rogue One lands in theaters this December.