At Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, new details were given about the “spin-off” movies of Star Wars. They are called Star Wars Anthology movies, not “spin-off” movies. The anthology movies will explore the characters and events beyond the main Star Wars movies.
The first of the Anthology movie, Rouge One, is set in the time between Episode 3 and 4. This is also the time that the animated show Star Wars Rebels is set. The film is about a rouge band of resistance fighters that are trying to steal the plans for the death star so they can bring hope to everyone.
Rogue One comes to theaters on December 16, 2016.