If you want some analysis on the trailer as a marketing move,
Devin Faraci at Birth Movies Death has it down: “What we’re seeing is a major blockbuster hitting the standard checkpoints of movie marketing with great reluctance.”
Meredith Woerner at the L.A. Times has pieced together stuff from the trailers with convention-season cast interviews and is, if nothing else, a good refresher for those who aren’t spending 99% of their time in “the bubble.”
→ In China, the trailer
debuted on the Great Wall, because why not.
you may need. The Force Awakens trailer numbers
→ AMC will be giving out
a cool poster to folks who go see the film in IMAX 3D.
→ Relevant! There’s
a new interview with Pablo Hidalgo (plus Dave Filoni, Shelly Shapiro, Chuck Wendig and Kieron Gillen) about Lucasfilm’s Story Group.
→ Spoilers! Someone let slip some interesting info on Pip Anderson’s character to the
Making Star Wars folks last night.
a music-only version of the trailer. On that note, Ali Arikan at Slate writes about the brand-new John Williams score.
Today, Vanity Fair has an interview with , which actually feels surprising revealing for this point in the process. Namely, the stormtrooper uniforms are sturdier and The Force Awakens costume designer Michael Kaplan Empire and Rebels First Order and Resistance are more color-coded. On that note, a new photo of Oscar Isaac in his base jumpsuit has emerged.
Pip Andersen talked a little bit about his role.
A few more tidbits from the Japanese interviews: Kathleen Kennedy said Daisy Ridley was trained in the bōjutsu fighting style, which means she’ll actually be fighting with the staff we’ve seen the trailers.
→ Hasbro has announced
a Star Wars panel for SDCC. Maybe they’ll finally show some stuff for The Force Awakens?
→ Rumor corner, take 1: There’s something floating around
a third trailer for TFA may be on Pixar’s , and that it’s already been shown at a “Disney blogging conference.” However, Inside Out another attendee has denied it.
→ Rumor corner, take 2: A Youtube video that supposedly shows
an effects scene being filmed has popped up.
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→There’s another concept art description from Making Star Wars today, perhaps one from the same sequence as the battle art we saw a few weeks ago.
Pip Anderson was at the Imaginarium. Make of that what you will.
→ A report from a talk with editor
Mary Jo Markey. She doesn’t talk about Episode VII, but you don’t really expect her to, do you?
Tosche Station staffer Shoshana writes about diversity, race and Episode VII.
Oh, look who’s being adorable again. Every week with these two!
Last week had parties, pictures, and a blonde Carrie Fisher, for some reason.
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StarWars.com interrupts this holiday weekend to bring us… “Thomas” and “Rachel.” For real, this time: Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke have won the coveted open call parts.
The update also contains some brief production information, including a two-week hiatus coming in August. Meanwhile, Harrison Ford is “doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon” as shooting – and the release date – remain “on track.”