‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ will open in UK before US

Last year's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' also opened in the UK 24 hours before the US

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in the UK before the US.

The spin-off film, which stars Felicity Jones as mercenary Jyn Erso, will open in the UK on December 15. It will then hit US screens a day later on December 16.

Last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens also opened in the UK 24 hours before the US.

Rogue One‘s latest trailer offers a greater look into the backstory of Jyn Erso, plus an introduction to Mads Mikkelsen’s character, Galen Erso. We also get a bigger glimpse of Darth Vader’s role in the film. Read more here.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also stars Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. It has recently been revealed that the film will end 10 minutes before the original 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope begins.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.

It was announced in July that rising star Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as a younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. A third Anthology Series film will follow in 2020, Disney confirmed earlier this month.

In May, it was reported that Disney had ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood” as right now Rogue One has the “feel of a war movie”.