As we all know, SDCC is the dream con for any and every geek – the biggest guests from your favorite movies/shows/etc., the best panels on your favorite geek related topics, and, of course, the most droolworthy and exclusive con merch to ever exist.
SDCC is also known for always revealing the newest information about the most anticipated projects – from the new Suicide Squad trailer to the Supergirl villains unveiling, a geek never knows what to expect. However, one of the best reveals from the past weekend was a behind the scenes reel of the upcoming box office Death Star, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, shown by director J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday. The video centers on the importance of practical effects within the franchise, while also showing just enough bits of the new movie to get Star Wars fans SUPER PUMPED. Watch it here!
It’s fascinating to see different takes from the set – with small glimpses at the new characters, shots from the different settings and different special effects (what ship is that burning?!) and different thoughts from the cast and crew (Simon Pegg, I am so jealous of you), the video is a must watch. Not to mention the best part – SEEING CARRIE FISHER IN COSTUME AS LEIA. That is clearly the face of a woman who has seen it all and is definitely not impressed by the new Sith.
The message of the video is also heartening. While I am a fan of the prequels (burn me if you wish), they were missing the magic of the original trilogy’s special effects. Hopefully, with a return to practical effects including a touch of new technology, the saga can unfold into a new, beautiful continuing of the story we all adore. Mark Hamill said it best in the video – “Nothing’s changed really. I mean everything’s changed, but nothing’s changed.”
What are your thoughts on the new trailer? The screencaps? The new movie in general? Let me know in the comments! (For now I’ll be off in the corner, joyfully crying at the return of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2).
Story via The Mary Sue; featured image via Flixist