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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – SDCC Hall H Panel.

Comic ConThe big moment is finally here: Star Wars taking center stage at the center of the San Diego Comic Con. While the panel won’t be streamed, it will be liveblogged by Entertainment Weekly and the official Star Wars website. With the assistance of one of our own staff members, ZebroGodilla, we’ll be able to paint an even clearer picture of what goes on at this presentation. Keep refreshing this page for updates as we learn of them.


As a prelude, there’s this tweet released from Bad Robot:


  For those of you that don’t use Twitter, tagging #TheForceAwakens right now will net you with an emoticon of a crossguard lightsaber. Right after this post was unveiled, tagging #KyloRen will give you an emoticon of the character’s face. If this is sounding familiar, that’s because Lucasfilm did the same thing at Celebration Anaheim with C-3PO, BB-8, and the new Stormtrooper design.     Furthermore, a tweet from the host himself seems to be a good indicator of what’s to come…  

This, along with the Kylo Ren emoticon, definitely seems like a hint that Kylo Ren will be a focus of the event, and that Adam Driver might be one of the “special guests” at the panel. Speaking of special guests…



It looks as though John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are going to be among those special guests. Not a huge shocker, but hey! It’s news. They’ll be joined by Carrie Fisher…




Who, of course, brought her adorable dog Gary along for the ride.


And now, the event has begun. What better way than to start it off with this?


  (On a less important note, Captain Phasma has her own emoticon.)    


Greg Gunberg is present at the event… Might he be speaking onstage?   J. J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and Lawrence Kasdan have all arrived onstage. J. J. just brought the puppet from the Omaze video in.     Burn Bobba Joe  





Peter Mayhew is apparently in the question line waiting to ask something.


Gareth Edwards is going to begin filming for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One in three weeks.


  Downed TIE   John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac are now on-stage.  




  Simon Pegg does indeed cameo in an alien costume.   Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) walks onstage! As do Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)!  


  J. J. Abrams has confirmed that “Darth Vegas” will not be in the movie. A fan was asking about Darth Plagueis and why they would or wouldn’t use him in the movie, so they sort of dodged the question. On a surface level, though, don’t count on Palpatine’s old master showing up.   General Hux’s superweapon is called Starkiller Base.   Hux   Carrie Fisher walks onstage! As does Mark Hamill! And Harrison Ford!  


A live Star Wars concert was shown near the panel.


Han Goes Home



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