Yesterday The Force Awakens landed on Blu-ray and DVD, so it's time to start up the hype machine for this year's Star Wars: Rogue One. According to this brief clip posted today, the first teaser for the film will be featured tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th, on Good Morning America — after which we assume it will spread to the internet and every single website known to humanity.
Rogue One is the first of several planned Star Wars spin-offs that take place outside the normal serialized films, each of which will be dubbed "A Star Wars story." Directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards, Rogue One follows the adventures of a group of spies out to steal the plans for the original Death Star — the same plans that end up in the memory banks of R2-D2 in the first film. This new installment has been described as having a darker, grittier tone than the usual Star Wars films, and this brief glimpse of a black-armored trooper with a fire blazing in the background would seem to indicate just that. We'll have more when the teaser lands tomorrow, and Rogue One itself will arrive in theaters on December 16th.