‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Is A Heist Movie About The Death Star — And 7 Other Surprising Secrets

Despite the lack of simulcast, the “Rogue One” presentation turned out to be a pretty huge one. In addition to screening a teaser for the film — which hasn’t even started shooting yet — the panel also gave us insight into what the movie will actually be about, as well as what role star Felicity Jones will play in the movie.

1. “Star Wars” Spinoffs Are Called “Anthology Films”

One of the more interesting announcements that came out of the panel was how non-“Episode” “Star Wars” movies (like “The Force Awakens”) are now referred to as “Anthology films,” rather than “spinoffs” or “standalones.”

2. The “Rogue One” Teaser Shows The Death Star

While production hasn’t yet begun on “Rogue One,” Edwards did bring a teaser to show fans and give them a sense of what the movie will be like. The footage shows a TIE Fighter soaring over a forest/jungle planet, as Obi-Wan Kenobi narrates the scene, talking about the Jedi and the Dark Times.

3. Official Plot Synopsis Revealed

 After the teaser, Hidalgo offered up the official “Rogue One” logline, which was then echoed by the official “Star Wars” Twitter account moments later. We also learned that the film will take place between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.”