WATCH: First trailer for 'Rogue One' debuts

Posted at 5:02 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 08:02:27-04

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming "Star Wars" standalone film "Rogue One" debuted Thursday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The movie takes place prior to the events of "A New Hope" and focuses on a group of rebels tasked with stealing plans for the Empire's Death Star battle station.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set to hit theaters in December.