Mere months after the release of one of the most highly anticipated films in recent movie history – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – the first trailer for its spinoff film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now out. The new movie is the first in a planned series that tells the backstory of the rebellion and the fight against the empire.

Watch the trailer, which shows the protagonist Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, joining the rebellion — albeit, not by choice. Other highlights from the trailer include a fight scene involving martial arts superstar Donnie Yen as well as appearances by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for release in December 2016.