It’s all Lothal on Rebels’‘The Occupation’ and ”Flight of the Defender.’ Andi Gutierrez talks to Taylor Gray, Henry Gilroy, Dave Filoni, Kilian Plunkett, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Keith Kellogg, Caroline Robinson Kermel and Joel Aron. Pablo Hidalgo answers questions about death troopers.
The International (aka Japanese) trailer for The Last Jedi is here, and it’s not all that markedly different from the domestic version. It features a handful of new shots (Rey, Threepio, Kylo’s mask) and incorporates some things from the Celebration trailer.
Another Forces of Destiny special is expected tonight on the Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. EDT) and Disney has already put out one of the episodes. ‘Accidental Allies’ features Rogue One’s Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Rebels’ Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar) and Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall.)
The Last Jedi commercial that aired last night during the World Series is mostly a cut-down version of the trailer, but it does feature a brief bit of new footage from the scene of Rey with the misty tree. See the GIFs below the cut.
USA Today has a great behind-the-scenes video of The Last Jedi, and they also talk to Rian Johnson about Luke – complete with a new still, above. Here’s what Johnson had to say about it:
Luke Skywalker has been in exile for years when Rey finds him on the island of Ahch-To, but the Jedi’s ancient tomes don’t look like easy reading. “It would be funny if you zoom in on that bookshelf and it’s all Robert Ludlum thrillers,” says Johnson, whose first duty was figuring out why Luke was there. “So when you see it in totality you’re like, ‘Oh, OK, this is why the galaxy’s greatest optimist and hero would be doing this.’ ” Johnson promises that Luke’s still strong and the years of isolation haven’t dulled his mind at all. “(Hamill’s) always been handsome and he’s just in this place now where he’s got so much gravity: You point a camera at his face and you feel depth and wisdom. He’s seen some stuff.”
But the video is the real star here, complete with a very quotable Carrie Fisher line about the director. Watch it at USA Today or below the cut.