Jul 13, 2015

Star Wars at SDCC | #MagicalMickey

This past week was the geek-fest known as San Diego Comic Con. It is a time when you'll see lots of information flowing about anything geeky. TV shows, movies, comics, web... they're all there. Many save some big announcements, they'll have Q&A sessions, panels and plenty of exclusive merchandise. One very geeky, and Disney related thing I'm excited for is set to release December 18, 2015, so you know they're going to be represented at SDCC. That's right, I'm talking Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars at SDCC

I thought now would be a good time to share with you some of the happenings and going ons (there's a phrase) around the new Star Wars film from SDCC, in case you missed it. But first, let's rewatch that trailer.

Ok, now we can move on. First, one of the biggest surprises was the appearance of the legendary Harrison Ford at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel. It was his first public appearance since that thing involving the plane and the golf course you may have heard about. And don't worry, he started with "I'm fine. I walked here."

photo from StarWars.com
Of course, Han Solo wasn't the only cast member on the panel. It also included the three new stars: John Boyega "Finn", Daisy Ridley "Rey", and Oscar Isaac "Poe Dameron". A lot happened in the panel, so I won't go into the full details. Instead I'll share a link and then move onto something I really loved from the panel.

They released some additional footage. It wasn't another trailer, but some behind-the-scenes footage. What I love most about this footage is the demonstration of practical effects. To me, this is what made the original films so fantastic. Using the physical models or developing the full costumes first, and then adding the special effects after makes for such a better experience, in my opinion. I love the advancements of CGI, but it can't compare to that real texture to me. Seeing this footage only builds that excitement.

Are you excited of the next movie? Do you plan to go opening night?

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