Entertainment 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer released 'Rouge One: A Star Wars Story' will be released in theaters in December 2016. Photo Credit: Star Wars via YouTube By Georgia Kral Updated April 7, 2016 9:23 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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. By Georgia Kral Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.