Rogue One: Here's The First Standalone Star Wars Movie

Not hyped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Try this: the good people at Disney have just announced the title for the first standalone Star Wars universe titled Rogue One. And we all know what that means: X-WINGS!

*makes starship sounds*

Ahem.

Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards who has credits including Godzilla and Monsters, and will "explore the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga," according to Disney. Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) is the first actor attached to the project.

Disney wrote in a release today that the idea for Rogue One came from the head of Industrial Light and Magic, John Knoll, which can only mean one thing: X-Wings and explosions!

Rogue One will hit screens on December 16, 2016. [Star Wars]