Advance tickets go on sale for ‘Rogue One’

FILE - The Los Angeles premiere of the film "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" is reflected in the eyeglasses of a Darth Vader portrayer on Thursday, May 12, 2005. The film is the last episode in the "Star Wars" saga. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - The Los Angeles premiere of the film "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" is reflected in the eyeglasses of a Darth Vader portrayer on Thursday, May 12, 2005. The film is the last episode in the "Star Wars" saga. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – You can buy tickets for the next Star Wars movie, two-and-a-half weeks before it hits theaters. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be released Dec. 16.

The movie is the first spin-off from the main story arc in the Star Wars universe. It features a group of rebels targeting the plans for the death star before it was constructed.

The website Fandango has seen so much traffic from those pre-sale tickets, it’s been forced to activate a “wait room.” The site tweeted out overnight it was because of an overwhelming amount of traffic.