Star Wars' Rogue One: A rebellion built on hope

ITS opening frames will give the most hardened and cynical Star Wars fans the chills.

The final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has landed on the internet.

Rogue One is the first in a new three-part series that takes place before A New Hope -- the first-ever Star Wars film from 1978, but after the disappointing prequels released a decade ago.

It will explore how the rebels laid the groundwork for the (40-year-old spoiler alert) ultimate destruction of the Death Star.

This year's Rogue One also marks the first in a new three-film arc running in parallel with the new set of sequels that began with The Force Awakens last year, although the Rogue series is set in the distant past.