Despite not having a panel at SDCC, there is some Star Wars presence there with a display of props and costumes of the Resistance. The official site has some photos of them. The most interesting one is the new Abednedo pilot named C’ai Threnalli as the others are costumes we already saw in The Force Awakens. If you remember, we first saw C’ai Threnalli in the Force For Change video with Daisy Ridley walking in the background. There isn’t much difference with Ello Asty, the Abednedo pilot who died in The Force Awakens except the helmet it has different markings.
A skillful fighter pilot of Abednedo descent, C’ai Threnalli flies as Poe Dameron’s wingman following the evacuation of D’Qar.
The description mentions the evacuation of D’Qar, which suggests that the space battle we saw in the trailer was above D’Qar.
The other costumes feature Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Nien Nunb.
The Star Wars show revealed today our first look at Kylo Ren’s new ship – the Tie Silencer. Its full technical name is the Sienar Jaemus Tie/VN Space Superiority Fighter. The wings are very much reminiscent of the Imperial Tie Interceptor and the cockpit a mix of Darth Vader’s Advanced Tie Fighter and something new. The cockpit interior also reminds me a lot of the Jedi Interceptor from Revenge of the Sith and with Kylo Ren in it, it just feels like Anakin, which is awesome. I think it’s a great design that fits with the character and also with what we have seen of the First Order ships so far.
It’s Making Star Wars who got the news from the D23 press release. We finally have a synopsis for The Last Jedi and it sounds highly intriguing, promising to delve into some mysteries of the Force! The Japanese pamphlet for the movie was already teasing shocking revelations and the synopsis mentions that as well. It seems it’s going to be a part of the promotion for the movie but who/what exactly will these revelations be about? It could be about the Skywalker family or Rey’s origins, but anyway to get answers, We just have to be a bit more patient! We have to trust the Force.
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.”
After the Behind the Scenes Reel, Lucasfilm has now released character teaser posters! They are very interesting, it’s a white background with the character outfits colored in red and they don’t show their face entirely, just up to the nose.
Posters for Leia, Poe, Rey, Finn, Luke and Kylo Ren have been released.
Click on the gallery below to see them full size:
Rian Johnson brought a behind the scenes reel of The Last Jedi during the live action panel at D23, giving us a brand new look at the movie. Lots of exciting things coming this December!
Great news for Star Wars fans, Star Wars Rebels has been nominated for “Outstanding Children’s Program”! Congrats to the incredible cast and crew!
The Star Wars Show has also been nominated an Emmy as “Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.”
The final shorts of Forces of Destiny for this Summer have been released. “The Stranger” and “Bounty of Trouble” both take place on Garei. In the first one, Jyn Erso helps a girl and her tooka who are bullied by stormtroopers. And in the second one, Leia gives an imperial data tape to Sabine while the two are attacked by the bounty hunter IG-88.
Forces of Destiny will be back this October with 8 more episodes that will be released the same way. One of the new shorts will feature an adventure with Rey and Finn. We also know that there will be at least a short featuring Hera Syndulla and another featuring Ketsu Onyo.