On this month’s episode of Hyperspace Theories, Tricia, B.J., and Kay delve into the Star Wars news revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. We begin with our reactions to the Behind the Scenes reel for The Last Jedi shown during the Star Wars segment of the Live Action Movies panel, then break down our highlights and favorite moments from the video. As usual, we also speculate about what the reel might reveal about the film, its story, and the character arcs.
Next we turn to the teaser posters revealed online shortly after the panel presentation ended. The color red is certainly a noticeable theme in the art, along with the obscured faces.
After talking about The Last Jedi, we talk about the other big Star Wars news from D23: the Disney Parks announcements of the official name for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” at Disneyland and Hollywood Studios, as well as a luxury resort hotel in Florida. Star Wars entertainment will be part of our real world sooner than we think. The Battlefront II videogame and Star Wars fiction publishing also were included in the D23 presentations.
Finally, since our last episode the new director for the untitled Han Solo movie, Ron Howard, was officially announced by Lucasfilm. We share our thoughts on Howard as a director and his role in bringing the movie to its culmination.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes on YouTube
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser posters via @starwars on Twitter: set one and set two
- Gallery of panel presentation images via Star Wars on Facebook
- GMA clips: Rian Johnson on Luke, Leia, the movie’s title, Benicio Del Toro’s DJ, ; Daisy Ridley on gray themes; Gwendoline Christie on Phasma
- Variety clips: Rian Johnson; Benicio Del Toro; Laura Dern; Daisy Ridley; John Boyega; Gwendoline Christie; Kelly Marie Tran
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge announcement at Disney Parks Blog
- Star Wars luxury resort hotel immersive experience at Disney Parks Blog
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Behind the Story on YouTube
- kid performing shouting Hux on Rian Johnson’s Instagram
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- Kay: Twitter @Geek_Kay; email Kay@fangirlblog.com
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.