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Resistance fighters join together on a daring mission to steal plans for the Empire's Death Star. VPC

Just as soon as most folks are getting used to the new kids Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron, Star Wars is going back to a time before Han, Luke and Leia became galactic stars. Here is the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (in theaters Dec. 16), which stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen and more in a plot revolving around Rebel spies on a secret mission to steal the plans for the Empire's Death Star. (You'll remember Luke Skywalker blowing that up back in the day.)

So that was cool, right? Lots of war, for sure — it's right there in the title, guys — but also some neato stuff for old-school Star Wars fans. The Death Star getting put together! Jones, as Rebel spy Jyn Erso, getting recruited because she's a hellion! Young Mon Mothma! Dudes in X-Wing fighter suits! Jones kicking Stormtrooper butt! Donnie Yen kicking Stormtrooper butt! Imperial Walkers! Jones in an Imperial wardrobe (whether she's undercover or turned, well, you'll have to wait till Christmas)!

Now let's break down all the awesome in GIF form:

Meet Jyn, who's currently in shackles.

Jones' heroine is a bit of a ne'er-do-well, but boy, do the Rebels have an offer she can't refuse.

Mon Mothma's back, y'all!

We keep getting older, and the Rebel leader keeps getting younger.

Jyn means business.

Obviously.

The Death Star is rad, even under construction.

Hopefully contractors are doing their job and making sure there's needed protection around the thermal exhaust port.

PREPARE FOR WAR!

Rebel pilots scramble to their ships. (Maybe Poe's parents are in there somewhere?)

Donnie Yen just ended some dudes.

Don't know who he's playing yet, but really, if he's doing this the whole movie, does it matter?

Mon Mothma vs. ... is that Darth Vader?! (Or maybe it's Grand Admiral Ben Mendelsohn in the white!)

Whoever these two are, one probably spends more on dry cleaning than the other.

AT-ATs!

'Nuff said.

Jyn wearing the Imperial cog sigil.

We're gonna need this action figure like RIGHT NOW.

You can scroll through first-look images from the film below.

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