Our very own JJ – JawaJames – is at San Diego Comic-Con, and he’s now shared his pictures from Thursday, including the con floor, the Rebels panel, and a few things pre-screening. Amy Ratcliffe had a few thoughts on the screening for IGN, but all I’m seeing on Twitter this morning is praise – even from folks who couldn’t get into The Clone Wars.
Also last night was the Her Universe fashion show – of course, it happened at the same time as the Rebels panel. Tricia collected some tweets and things, and here’s our own Caitlin in her Padme dress. The winners were the ladies of the Back to the Future and Once Upon a Time dresses. And the new Her Universe licensee is Studio Ghibli, which I admit I never would have guessed. A Totoro dress is coming. I expect we’ll hear more today.
The big ticket for Star Wars today – for our purposes, anyway – is the Del Rey book panel (2 p.m. PDT, 5 p.m. EDT) but Hasbro is up at noon PDT/3:00 EDT so there’ll be a lot of toy news coming up as well.
Karen Gillan tells the BBC that while her wig was made by the Star Wars people, and was thus present among their things, it won’t actually be in Episode VII.
They also caught up with Joss Whedon, who has been to the set and was impressed.
The Rebels panel at SDCC just wrapped up, and while there wasn’t really anything I’d consider huge news, they did debut a brand new trailer with quite a bit of new footage – and a few surprises.
Several clips were shown – here’s one:
Another is up on Entertainment Weekly.
The panel was live-blogged by Dan Brooks at StarWars.com, and the swag (first tweeted by James!) did reveal an Imperial Propaganda site, Holonet News. TFN has full audio.
There’s also another pre-panel video interview with Filoni, Prinze and Marshall on IGN.
And finally, tweets from the panel below the cut! Although there was a moment when someone questioned Tiya Sircar’s ‘geek cred’ (really, dudes?) it seems to have gone rather well.
Rebels cast speaks at Comic-Con. It’s not panel time yet (6pm PDT/9pm EDT) but Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steve Blum, and Taylor Gray answered a few fan questions live a little bit ago – and you can catch up at the link!
With just over a day left to enter A Force for Change, Kathleen Kennedy has upped the ante – the official Star Wars documentary team (!!!) will film the winner’s behind-the-scenes experience… If fans can raise another $100k before the contest closes on Friday.
Mark Hamill is looking very scruffy right now, according to pics from the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. He even talks a bit about Star Wars to the BBC.
Skellig Michael, the World Heritage island off southwest Ireland is reportedly a shooting location for Episode VII, according to local news site Kerry’s Eye:
The Office of Public Works (OPW) confirmed to Kerry’s Eye this week that “Skellig Michael is being made available for a film production shoot on the island… this production is being fully supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board”.
The island is certainly quite picturesque, and there have been rumblings about Ireland before. Head below the cut for a locator map.
Last night’s SDCC preview and Hitfix/Rebels party seems to have been big hits – at right, our first look at the Sabine and Hera figures from none other than Dave Filoni himself. Yakface and Jedi Temple Archives have Hasbro booth pics for you toy die-hards.
Hitfix themselves and The Daily Dot have writeups of the party and TFN collected preview night and party tweets. And for those who want to look beyond Star Wars, /Film has nice roundup of some other things on the floor.
It’s preview night at SDCC. None of us are there (though James is) so we get this instead. Yay?
Before SDCC trulty takes over the internet, let’s journey back… To the last couple days. Rumors! Rebels! X-wings! A DOGGIE! Continue reading