The next installment in the "Star Wars" franchise focuses on the rebellion and the female rebel Jyn Erso. It is said to take place before the events of "The Force Awakens."

Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) returns, and Forest Whitaker also has a dramatic cameo.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," directed by Gareth Edwards, will be in theaters Dec. 16, 2016.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was released in December. The seventh installment, directed by J.J. Abrams, grossed more than $2 billion to date at the box office.