Updated with YouTube Video from the Event! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Conference. No Ewoks, Jar Jar and Post Credits Scene in the Movie, and More.

Star_Wars_The_Force_Awakens_trimA global press conference for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was held today in LA at 2 pm PST. Here are some of the highlights from the event…

 

Transcript via ComicBook.com:

 

Kasdan on Kylo Ren:

“There’s never been a character like Kylo in the saga,” Kasdan said. “He doesn’t have his shit together. When you see him, you get the conflict that people feel, that any one of us can have at any moment.”

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J.J. Abrams asked if Maz and Yoda crossed paths in the past:

“I do believe that Maz and Yoda at one point crossed paths,” JJ chimed in, “but of course do the events of the past films, that’s not something we’ll see in this one.”

Carrie Fisher comparing the filming of the Original Trilogy with the Sequel Trilogy:

“I am the beginning of Girl Power. Deal with it!” Carrie Fisher said after a question. “I got to be the only girl on a set with all boys on the original trilogy. Put stuff in their drinks. We drank all the time on the originals, this one was a sober set.”

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J.J. Abrams on the character names:

Kasdan and JJ’s criteria for names was just, “Did we like it?” Abrams said, “A lot of names came and went, and some stuck. I remember when we put down BB-8, it was the first and only name that droid had. Rey, Finn, and Poe went through many iterations. Kylo Ren and Maz Kanata were there very early on.”

J.J. Abrams asked if there are Ewoks in the movie:

“No, there are no ewoks in this film. But there are a lot of them in Return of the Jedi,” Abrams answered.

Abrams asked if any easter egg or extra scene will be featured after the credits:

“No there’s not,” Abrams said.

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Abrams on Kylo Ren’s costume:

Abrams said that Michael Kaplan’s costume designs are “extraordinary. The most difficult one was Kylo Ren. I don’t know how many hundreds, probably thousands of iterations. During the process, the costume for Captain Phasma was designed, pitched as one for Kylo Ren! For story reasons that didn’t work, but she became one of my favorite characters in the movie.

“When we finally saw the mask and this design, it really quickly became the one.”

Are we going to see Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary in the film?

“I wish, I begged JJ. Gary was willing to sleep with him to be in the film. He didn’t like having him on the set!” Fisher said. “No I loved him!”he said.

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Kathleen Kennedy asked what’s not in the movie:

“Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie. Ewoks are not in the movie – that was because Harrison insisted,” Kennedy joked.

Kennedy Confirms they start filming Episode VIII in January:

Kennedy said that “not every single moment” of the trilogy is mapped out but “there’s great collaboration. Rian is ready, these guys are going to be heading over in January to start on Episode VIII”

Any romance in the movie?

“Mostly with BB-8,” Isaac said. “There’s a real warmth there, there’s a give and take, and that’s who has his back in the X-wing. So if there’s any romance for Poe, it’s with those two little balls.”
“Hasn’t it always been like that?” Ford deadpanned.

 

Special thanks toย ComicBook.com for the exceptional live coverage of the event. Make sure to check out their full report.

 

 

UPDATE!

 

Here’s the video coverage of the event via Flick and the City:

 

 

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176 thoughts on “Updated with YouTube Video from the Event! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Conference. No Ewoks, Jar Jar and Post Credits Scene in the Movie, and More.

  • December 7, 2015 at 1:55 am
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    Viral, any details on the set up? Who was there exactly? We know Carrie, JJ, LK, but Harrison? Mark? I guess Oscar Isaac. Where was it held? How long? Etc. Thanks!

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm
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      I’d like to know if the event was filmed and if it will be put on youtube.

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:01 am
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    i feel like it is a bit of a missed opportunity not having an end credit scene because of how these films are staggered(rogue one is only a year away). us sweaty fanboys and girls of course will be pumped to see rogue one, but the rest of the normal folks probably have never even heard of it. so going the marvel route and slipping in these scenes to grab the audience’s attention while you have them for your future projects would seem like the best play. but then again, the lucasfilm brain trust has looked pretty smart so far, so maybe they no something i don’t(which wouldn’t be the first time).

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:04 am
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      All they said is that there aren’t any Easter eggs mid- or post-credits. One would assume that such Easter eggs would deal with this movie. It’s still possible (but unlikely) that a Rogue One trailer will happen after the credits, since Rogue One doesn’t have to do with this movie, or the Star Wars story arc overall.

      • December 7, 2015 at 2:05 am
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        They could throw us a total curve ball and drop a Rogue One trailer before the movie.

        • December 7, 2015 at 2:06 am
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          True, they could. And I wouldn’t complain. But that feels like a bad marketing decision; it will get the audience sidetracked into thinking (and, for some of them, wondering) about what they just saw, which means they couldn’t enjoy Episode VII as much.

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:28 am
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            It makes complete sense. A trailer for ROne [which we’ll very likely get before TFA] would be the first exposure of the Anthology films to general audiences.

        • December 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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          A total curve ball would be to stop the movie halfway through and show us a Rogue One trailer!

      • December 7, 2015 at 2:09 am
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        that’s fair, it just feels like a missed opportunity not to plug a lesser known property while your recording breaking film has the world’s attention.

        • December 7, 2015 at 3:29 am
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          I’m guessing they’ll just drop a teaser before the movie. Property teased.

      • December 7, 2015 at 2:37 am
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        What about the batmobile underneath the Falcon?

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:27 am
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      My got just not this ๐Ÿ™‚ enought with end credits scenes – I personally never liked this idea and Iยดm very glad that Marvel is Marvel and Star Wars remains Star Wars

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:33 am
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      It would be a much better marketing scheme to include a Rouge One teaser at the beginning with the other trailers as opposed to tacking it onto the end, post-credits. Most people don’t stay for those anyway (even at Marvel screenings, I see most of the audience leave before the inevitable post-credits scene(s)), whereas everyone would see it before the film.

      • December 7, 2015 at 7:33 am
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        ^ This

        And you’re right about the audience remaining thing. I don’t know if it’s the results of an increasingly impatient generation or what, but people don’t seem to stay after credits anymore. Or maybe it’s post opening day audiences, who’ve already found out via text or the Internet that there are no aftercredit sequences.

      • December 7, 2015 at 7:56 am
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        Oh Dear Onimi666, next time try to remember to put the g before the u, that way you won’t be left red faced.

        • December 7, 2015 at 9:35 am
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          I see what you did there.

        • December 8, 2015 at 3:21 am
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          My bad :/. “Rouge” is a word I never use, and it looks so much better than “Rogue” to my eyes.

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:01 am
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    “We don’t need ewoks…or camels.”
    “But Harrison…”
    “No camels.”

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:44 am
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      “I said no ewoks!”
      “Payment for my brother in law’s speeder!”

      • December 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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        Runner-up for quote of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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      I’m calling this… quote of the week!

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:25 am
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    I am glad there is no after credit scene. It has not been in 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 and I don’t want to see it in seven. I am sad I won’t get the 20th century fox before the star wars crawl too though. I want it to blend and feel the same.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:29 am
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      expect that 1-3 already don’t feel like 4-6.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:29 am
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      I hope its silent, until STAR WARS bursts onto the screen.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:33 am
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      True. But, and this is a stupid technicality, there are some out there that believe that the partial Darth Vader breathe moment at the end of the Ep. 1 credits is a bit of a post-credit “something”. I’d be fine with something along those lines.

      But yeah, we are all gonna miss the old 20th Century bit, but that era is gone.

    • December 7, 2015 at 3:20 am
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      they actually took it out for the digital release, so…

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:30 am
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    I was never too worried about a “Jar Jar”-esque character or the improbable return of the Ewoks, but it’s a relief to get confirmation that there will be no post-credits stinger attached to the movie. Those work well for Marvel, but they don’t fit the aesthetic of Star Wars. If they want to put a trailer for Rouge One before the movie, that’s one thing; in fact, it would be better marketing to include it at the beginning and not the end. Unless you show up late, everyone in attendance will see the trailers before the movie, but the only people who will stay to the end are fans who likely already know about Rouge One to begin with. Aye, I’m done beating this dead bantha.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:35 am
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      I wouldn’t mind seeing a Rogue One trailer at the end of the film, in the grand old tradition of why trailers got that name in the first place…as they used to be shown after the film was done, and the credits had rolled. Hence the name “Trailer”.

      • December 7, 2015 at 2:46 am
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        I would stay to watch it, but I’d much rather have it at the beginning than the end. You have a point, but trailers aren’t what they used to be; most people see them on You Tube than in theaters. I think including it at the end would ruin the aesthetic of the film; it’d be like putting opening credits at the beginning instead of the crawl, just because that’s how most movies work. Obviously, a Star Wars film will never have opening credits because of the traditional aesthetic, which includes not tacking-on an additional scene or trailer just to keep people around through the end credits.

        • December 7, 2015 at 2:51 am
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          Yeah, I know. I was merely saying that I wouldn’t be opposed to such a thing, personally. It would be a nice one-off throw back to a long forgotten time…much like the very idea of the Star Wars films were in the first place.

          What can I say…I’m a nostalgic SOB. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • December 7, 2015 at 3:14 am
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        I suspect we’ll see a Rogue One trailer before the film.

        • December 7, 2015 at 3:47 am
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          I don’t think they’ll show a Rogue One trailer. It would throw off the vibe of Force Awakens. This film has been 32 years in the making essentially. All of us fans have been fed this Force Awakens movie and tone. And they’re gonna disrupt it by taking us to a galaxy even further away? Can’t see it happening, nor would I want it to.

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:08 am
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      Well stated, Omni666. While I love good promotional content, the post credit scene doesn’t make sense to me in this case.

    • December 7, 2015 at 5:04 am
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      Why can’t anyone spell “Rogue”? R-O-G-U-E. Rogue. Not the color.

      • December 7, 2015 at 6:22 am
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        Settle down, Beavis ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • December 7, 2015 at 7:00 am
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        Colour.

        • December 7, 2015 at 7:01 am
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          Not even everyone speaks British ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • December 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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            I think “color” is only accepted in the US (like “lite” and “thru” and other such abominations of the English language). In Canada for example it is “colour” as well

  • December 7, 2015 at 3:40 am
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    Hope we get a link to watch it soon. I love watching press conferences for movies.

  • December 7, 2015 at 3:41 am
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    If theres any romance for Poe, it’s with those two little balls.. “Hasn’t it always been like that?” LOL. Love Ford.

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:48 am
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      To be honest, I don’t get it.

      • December 7, 2015 at 6:21 am
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        You must not be a guy ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • December 7, 2015 at 6:50 am
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          Oh wait, that was a BALL joke? It seemed to obvious for me, lol.

          • December 7, 2015 at 9:10 am
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            LOL

  • December 7, 2015 at 3:49 am
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    KK says “…these guys are going to be heading over in January to start on Episode VIII.”

    I wonder which guys she was talking about?

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:45 am
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      The cast and crew and stuff.

      • December 7, 2015 at 5:05 am
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        So, all the characters survive episode 7.

        • December 7, 2015 at 6:49 am
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          Not necessarily.

    • December 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm
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      She was talking about the people who with he for that part of the interview…so Harrison Ford Han Solo…He does not die. They may make it look like it but even the spoilers do not give concrete evidence he’ll get badly injured and presumably die off screen and the new cast will think he’s dead!!

  • December 7, 2015 at 3:55 am
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    The lack of an oxford comma in the title scared me for a moment.

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:06 am
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      I always use the oxford.

    • December 7, 2015 at 5:18 am
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      … Panic moment thinking about Jar Jar …

    • December 7, 2015 at 5:57 am
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      And it should also be OR, rather than AND.

  • December 7, 2015 at 4:00 am
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    Nobody ever asks if JJ used the wipes and dissolves scene transitions as all the other films have.

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:05 am
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      Kicker2,

      Excellent question. I have wondered the same thing since hearing someone in the interviews commented on how much JJ likes to keep the camera moving. I’m very curious whether the old wipes will make an appearance. I think the full trailer indicates one.

    • December 7, 2015 at 4:16 am
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      no one also asks why in the world they hired Colin Trevorrow. Kennedy and Abrams have to know how bad Jurassic World is.

      • December 7, 2015 at 4:26 am
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        They knew how bad Into Darkness was, and they still went with JJ.

        • December 7, 2015 at 4:31 am
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          obviously your comment ha some weight but Star Trek 09 is very solid. And JJ has plenty of other films that show his skill-set.

          Into Darkness isn’t very good but the directing was solid- 99% of Into Darkness projects rest on the script. JW on the other hand is a mess through and through and shows that Colin Trevorrow was out of his depth. The film generally looks like it was directed by video game animators. Which makes sense- most movie previz artist come from the video game world so they did they thing and it was CT job to direct them… He failed. Robert Zemeckis talks about this quite a bit on the TV show “The Director’s Chair” – worth a watch.

          • December 7, 2015 at 4:53 am
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            Why do you guys keep saying those were bad films when they were mostly well received? They got mostly good reviews. Just because your opinions weren’t favorable doesn’t mean they should have to go with youropinions.

          • December 7, 2015 at 4:56 am
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            Lots of really bad films have been generally received favorable reviews. There are also a lot of really really unintelligent people in the world too.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:05 am
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            Who decides they are bad? Your opinion? That’s all opinion, we’re talking art here, not science. Just about any well known film you can find people on a message board somewhere that think it’s bad. Nobody’s opinion is end all be all. Some people just wanna enjoy a couple of hours or so and don’t nitpick everything. Now you are implying comes down to you’re more intelligent and better than everyone else therefore your opinion decides what’s good and bad over everyone elses. I’m sure there are some people in the world even smarter than you that think JW was a good film. Some the opposite, but to each their own.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:06 am
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            well and here you are stating your opinion- and you are allowed – and honestly I don’t care. have a great night.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:13 am
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            You keep cramming some amatuer hour article down my throat that was most likely created by fanboys who perpetuate bad movies being made- If you like Jurassic World that is wonderful for you. I don’t. Thats my opinion as you already stated. I am accepting your opinion but you seem to have a hard time accepting mine… whose ego is getting in the way here?

            as I said, have a great night.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:17 am
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            I’m just saying you pretty much think the studios should decide who directs films based on what you think is good. There is no objective way. I’d love to know what makes you more qualified than anyone else.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:18 am
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            “and that is why you fail.”

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:55 am
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            Well said. So many people here are trying to like only movies that will start some sort of cultural movement; they only think that movies that’ll sound like they’re going to cure cancer are good. They don’t realize that most aren’t wanting to be armchair filmmakers and his want to be entertained.

            As for those that act like they’re more intelligent than others, they’re really just pompous asses who carry with them a sense of entitlement and have condescending attitudes and overall come off as pretentious d-bags.

            And the end, these people will probably not end up liking TFA because of their judgements like behavior and egotism.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:08 am
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            I would go further and say most bad films are well received. Lol.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:35 am
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            Agreed, but there is (sometimes) a difference between poorly made films and “bad” films. If a film was just a big dumb action movie made to entertain the masses and it highly entertained the masses, then it did its job exceptionally well. All film is subjective so you can really only measure a film either by its artistic quality, or how many people enjoyed the film. Most people love the Fast & Furious movies a ton even if most admit they are not “good” movies.

          • December 7, 2015 at 5:38 am
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            definitely-good point- JW was a big dumb action movie but in my head I had the expectation that it should be a tense sci-fi action thriller like the first one- JW is basically just a fast and furious movie.

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:48 am
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            Some people just want to be entertaine. Not everyone has time and patience to be sitting there playing armchair filmmaker and be overly critical and negative and nitpicky. Maybe that’s not good enough for but for many others it’s fine. Movies are meant to be enjoyed as entertainment, not to start life-changing movements like if they’re cures for cancer.

          • December 7, 2015 at 10:01 am
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            That’s not necessarily true- I know plenty of people that have been brainwashed by Docs.

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:37 am
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            Well, someone here has a condescending attitude and thinks he’s superior to others. Sounds like and inflated ego and self-entitlement. Eat some humble pie and enjoy life for once.

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:39 am
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            Thank Heavens- I was worried about you- It sounds like you were able to self diagnose- Best Wishes!

        • December 7, 2015 at 11:32 am
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          Super 8 was amazing. Lost was crazy. Star Trek was good. It’d be enough for me to give him a shot.

      • December 7, 2015 at 5:45 am
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        Trevorrow did Safety Not Guaranteed which is a fantastic film.

        • December 7, 2015 at 5:46 am
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          i’ll have to give it another shot. He was simply out of his depth with JW.

          • December 7, 2015 at 6:04 am
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            Or the studio may have been.

      • December 7, 2015 at 6:55 am
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        THANK YOU! Watched Jurassic World on Blu-ray last night….omg it was just awful. When i saw it in the cinema i was caught up in the hype, but watching it on blu-ray really showed how horrible the CGI looked, and how terrible the story and acting was. (Except chris pratt). Like seriously, you can actually SEE how much make up chris pratt is wearing in some scenes! AWFUL!

        • December 7, 2015 at 7:33 am
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          I hate to break it to you but this is probably how you’re going to feel about TFA too once it comes out on blu-ray because guess what?

          1. CGI is going to be utilized in TFA as well (just like in JW).

          2. ILM was also utilized in JW and both that film & TFA were made in about the same time so the technology and film techniques used in both films are about the same.

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:39 am
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            You could very well be right dude! Effects don’t need to look like that tho. Take Jurassic Park…the combination of animatronics and CGI were amazing for their time, and still hold up…you can pop that blu-ray in today and when the t-rex breaks out of her paddock I swear its like looking at a REAL dino. I just wish there was more of that in movies in general. SW being laden with CGI i am more willing to accept, but it will be nice to see the practical effects where they have used them ๐Ÿ™‚

          • December 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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            i know not everyone is nuts for 3d (i am :P) but man, the original jurassic park that was released on 3d blu ray has to be the best 3d conversion from an older movie ive ever seen. it actually makes the cgi look even better, and the clarity of the picture overall is outstanding. they did a fantastic job on it.

          • December 8, 2015 at 3:23 am
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            I havent actually watched it in 3D yet man!! And i dig 3D too when its done right!! Cant wait to watch it now! Thanks Kylo, your not the evil son of a bitch i thought you were! lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • December 9, 2015 at 5:07 am
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          CGI wasn’t the reason why Jurassic World was bland.

          • December 9, 2015 at 5:45 am
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            It was one of the contributing factors, but i agree there were multiple issues with the film, not JUST the CGI.

      • December 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm
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        I think it’s because very few “visionary” directors would take on the third installment of a trilogy. I suppose they went for Trevorrow because he’s the best* journeyman they could hire.

        *Not actually the best.

      • December 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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        Agreed. People here can talk about how “well recieved JW” was. Blah blah blah, the movie was bad. I loved JP, it had good acting, a good script, and believable CGI. JW had little of that. Now that may or may not have been the fault of the director.

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:34 am
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      Most of this is hardcore cinephile talk. Sorry but your average Star Wars fan isn’t really going to care for this type of thing (much less your average moviegoer especially nowadays with today’s young generation).

      • December 7, 2015 at 8:00 am
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        JJ is a hardcore cinephile. He is obsessed with classic Hollywood. So We will definately get wipes and dissoves. The average moviegoer doesn’t actively care, but there will be a subconscious “this feels like star wars” in them if they’ve seen the other 6. The average moviegoer doesn’t care much about practical effects but they sure were excited to share that this movie has them.

        • December 7, 2015 at 8:08 am
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          As long as the movie looks decent aesthetically it’ll be fine for the average moviegoer. They’re not going to come out of the theaters having the following types of conversations:

          “That movie looked great! I love that they used a practical effect here and the CGI placement here was well done. They blended things so well and it’s good that it was this effect her and this other effect over there.”

          • December 7, 2015 at 8:31 am
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            exactly. You don’t have to understand WHY something works great to appreciate how awesome it is. I can appreciate that van gogh’s paintings look beautiful without having any knowledge of painting of brushwork or use of space. So when people come out of the movie and say “That was awesome! It looked fantastic and I cried at the end” , they don’t realize all the thousands of scriptwriters, art designers and painstaking skill that went on behind the magic onscreen. Unless you are in the industry or a cinephile you won’t care WHY its good, but that dosn’t change the fact that professionals need to use all the tools available to actually make a movie that looks decent aesthetically.
            Using wipes will not make or break this movie by any means, but it will be one of ten thousand little decisions that will each make this movie better or worse as a whole- which in the end is the only thing an average moviegoer will notice.

  • December 7, 2015 at 5:23 am
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    I am weirdly relieved there is no post-credit sting. I know a lot of people want star wars to turn into a marvel-esque continuing series, but I just really feel like star wars dosn’t need that. Star Wars is its own thing. (and NO darth vader breathing dosn’t count as a “post-credits scene”). I am glad they are just letting this story stand by itself. I mean its pretty minor and really important at all, but this decision feels right to me.

    • December 9, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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      Yes, the further apart they keep Star Wars and Marvel the better. I love Star Wars but Marvel sucks my ass.

  • December 7, 2015 at 5:29 am
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    I never once worried about Ewoks, Jar Jar is NOT Snoke (seriously, will this fan theory die already?), and they aren’t altering Star Wars tradition by adding a post credit scene. To be honest, only that last one did I take seriously before and the only thing I would have accepted is the following:
    A teaser for Rogue One that isn’t permanently attached (i.e., it won’t be on the Blu-Ray for all eternity).

    I still wouldn’t mind a teaser for it attached to The Force Awakens. That is the target audience.

  • December 7, 2015 at 5:54 am
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    I have two burning questions. Why they are burning? I don’t know

    #1 Will the words Episode VII be in the crawl?

    #2 Is the movie going to have a lot the traditional wipes and dissolves that was so prevalent in the past films?

    • December 7, 2015 at 6:45 am
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      1. No shit. JJ wouldn’t ruin continuity like that and remove the proper subtitle from the movie.

      2. I don’t know. As much as I think that that would be cool for visual continuity, it’s kind of cheesy, and it’s really just a product of the poor editing of the first edit of A New Hope.

      • December 7, 2015 at 7:27 am
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        Point #2 is just hardcore cinephile talk. Sorry but your average Star Wars fan isn’t really going to care for this type of thing (much less your average moviegoer).

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:56 am
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      #1. Yes. JJ confirmed that when people were upset that VII wasn’t on the poster that “Episode VII” would be in the crawl.

      #2. VERY VERY likely, JJ loves to immitate classic hollywood driectors. We have already heard the willhelm scream so I can promise there will be at LEAST a handful of screen-wipes in this film. Much less than say Attack of the Clones, but you will get all the SW tropes including wipes. (I feel like we have seen one in the marketing but I can’t recall where)

      • December 7, 2015 at 11:50 am
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        As many others have already pointed out, there will be loads of shots that “rhyme” with the previous movies, particularly the original trilogy. The shot of Finn firing the lasers in the Falcon (in the international tv spot that came out today) is identical to Luke blowing up a TIE fighter after escaping the Death Star in A New Hope. It looks good though, and I’m sure JJ won’t overdo the references back to the OT.

  • December 7, 2015 at 6:27 am
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    So if there are no ewoks does that mean there will not be a scene where kylo ren visits endor to go to vaders funeral pyre and retrieve his mask.Big mistake,that scene would have been awsome.

    • December 7, 2015 at 6:28 am
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      The helmet may be in the star wars equivalent of the black market…

  • December 7, 2015 at 6:27 am
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    They should at least wipe out half the ewoks. Please keep Wicket. He was the only cool Ewok.

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:27 am
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      I liked the Ewok who ran off with the speeder bike as well.

      • December 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm
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        Paploo

  • December 7, 2015 at 6:28 am
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    I would like to ask JJ why Daisy remain English accent ? It doesn’t sit well with the character in my opinion.

    • December 7, 2015 at 6:31 am
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      But you don’t even know the character lol.. Daisy Ridley alluded to this aswell when she reacted to people getting her face tattooed on them. Early casting rumors were that the main female lead was to be Kenobi’s descendant. If that were to be true however unlikely, it would make perfect sense to have her accent as it is. We just dont know…yet.

      • December 7, 2015 at 6:47 am
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        Well, you have a point, but if we are to believe current rumor , she will be the first Skywalker family with Brit accent.

        • December 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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          Am i the only one who doesn’t believe she’s a skywalker?

    • December 7, 2015 at 6:43 am
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      During the Battle of Jakku, a lot of Empire people with Coruscanti (British) accents survived, so most people on Jakku would have that accent.

    • December 7, 2015 at 8:11 am
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      Well they have a accent coach for her. I was wondering if they wanted her to have a Posh accent because of the said Empire people on Jakku? I hoped they asked this question.

      • December 7, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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        They’ll replace her voice with Jango Fetts in the special edition

        • December 7, 2015 at 12:37 pm
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          I will look forward to that! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • December 7, 2015 at 6:58 am
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      Freaking Finn. The more I see of him the more I’m just convinced. Thanks for the footage man was a nice treat. I can’t wait for this. I’ve never been this excited for a film. I was 10 when the prequels came out and never used the internet so I had no anticipation for any Star Wars movies till now. It’s crazy.

      • December 7, 2015 at 9:18 am
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        agreed. finns personality just seems to be very star warsy. very OT. i can feel it

      • December 7, 2015 at 9:31 am
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        yeh he has that star warsy vibe about him

        • December 7, 2015 at 9:48 am
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          He just has IT imo. I feel the same way about Poe. I just happen to think Finn will be the fan favorite. I’m also glad to know hes confirmed for Episode 8 and that we will be getting more of his story in the other movies.

      • December 7, 2015 at 10:26 am
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        Well John did said that Finn mirrors Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. So he better be good! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:13 am
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      Poe & Finn!

      “I’m getting pretty good at this.” ๐Ÿ™‚

      • December 7, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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        Sounds very much like a line of 3PO’s in Episode 3, where he says he has got the hang of flying spaceships, or something to that effect.

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:07 am
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      Thank you! That was amazing, especially Rey beating those guys. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 7, 2015 at 8:07 am
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      ha finn looking at rey like “wooah she can kick ass”

  • December 7, 2015 at 7:10 am
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    Still no mention of the premiere location, hmmm.

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:11 am
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      Deez nuts. Too soon?

      • December 7, 2015 at 7:22 am
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        I snorted lol

  • December 7, 2015 at 7:31 am
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    On the Ewoks… The problem was they should not have been able to defeat the best legion of the Empires Storm Troopers. I’ve done re-edits of Return of the Jedi, and if you remove the Ewok battle but otherwise leave them in tact they are interesting & add a unique flavor to the story. It works surprisingly well.

    • December 7, 2015 at 8:35 am
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      I would really like to see your re-edits! Do you have them posted anywhere?

      • December 9, 2015 at 1:45 am
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        Do you own a personal copy of Return of the Jedi?

        • December 9, 2015 at 7:32 am
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          Of course! I still have my original VHS copies ๐Ÿ™‚

          • December 11, 2015 at 10:37 pm
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            pm me via gmail – doredormir

  • December 7, 2015 at 7:45 am
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    Does no ewoks mean we wont see the scene with kylo on endor retrieving vaders mask.That would have been awesome

    • December 7, 2015 at 7:49 am
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      Its likely that we won’t see that scene (I agree it would be pretty cool!) but its not impossible, after all we spent bit of time on endor before we ever met the ewoks so they obviously know how to keep hidden when they want. Either that or they all perished in the fallout of the death star explosion cataclysm, but that seems a bit too dark ๐Ÿ˜›

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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      I never expected we would see that scene. It’s unnecessary and outside the scope of the film. I’m sure however Kylo got the helmet, it will be revealed eventually in some form of canon media, either the novels or the comics.

  • December 7, 2015 at 8:46 am
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    WHAT!… what no, no Ewoks! That Is IT! I’m burning my tickets. ( JK ) = )

    Jokes aside, only 10 days left and I can hardly wait. = )

  • December 7, 2015 at 9:55 am
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    Oh Mr Harrison you crazy joker you.

  • December 7, 2015 at 11:28 am
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    they still didn’t confirm opening crawls…

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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      But… do we need a confirmation? It’s a Star Wars saga film. I feel this is just a given that need not be confirmed. It’s like confirming there will be space and planets in the film.

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        Exactly. I think some fans mistakenly believe the original films have the Episode number in the titles of the movies. That’s wrong as the original films had no such thing.

    • December 8, 2015 at 11:14 pm
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      They did indirectly. Can’t remember which interview, but when people complained that the poster for this movie said “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” not “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens”, he responded by saying he wanted to go back to the original marketing style without the numeration, but that “Episode VII” would still appear in the opening text. Its one of the MOST iconic things about star wars, no way they ditch it for any of the episodic films.

  • December 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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    But Poe… You also have a Black R0 series droid too! don’t forget about him her it too!

  • December 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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    Well I hope the Ewoks return at some point because I like them so there.

  • December 7, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    i like the ewoks , years spent building traps , looking for secret entrances and formulating how to take their planet back only to have it jump started by more stupid humans that they had to help . they easily captured our heroes and nearly ate them , wicket (a child) got so close to leia he could have cut her throat and she would be non the wiser , and then they are happily tearing the heads off stormtroopers and using them as drums ….. primitive they may be , incapable of defending themselves they aint.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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      *applauds* wow, a rare star wars fan who actually pays attention and gets it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • December 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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      The flaw with the Ewoks is the tonal dissonance between Luke’s confrontation with the Emperor and the Ewok battle. But like andychrist infers, there is historical pertinence to the idea of the Empire falling prey to guerrilla warfare from an indigenous tribe. If the Force Awakens is as good as Return of the Jedi, I’ll be more than satisfied.

      • December 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm
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        THIS.

    • December 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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      Definitely. As I mention above, the Ewoks definitely represent the ‘nature vs. man’ motif that Lucas was going for.

      The Gungans…fail that motif, and fail it hard.

      • December 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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        I’m not one of those Prequel Trilogy revisionist historians – BUT at least Jar Jar and the Gunguns have story arc. Which is more than you can say about Anakin, Obi Wan, Qui Gon or Padme did in the Phantom Menace.

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm
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    Never understood why Gungans could have massive ray shields, underwater living technology, ion bombs, personal shields and transports….but couldn’t use blasters against the droid army.

    That’s why the Ewoks pull off the motif better.

    • December 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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      Let’s also not forget that magic technology that allows people to pass from the water into the air-breathable atmosphere and become dry.

      • December 7, 2015 at 5:36 pm
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        Yep.

        But blasters?? Nooooooo way.

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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      I can theorize it was because of their fighting style… or they simply couldn’t get that many weapons for that battle.

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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    “Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie”….Kennedy joked.

    Sith Jar Jar confirmed!!!!! Says it right there!

  • December 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm
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    “He doesnโ€™t have his shit together” – so does it mean that Kylo defecated all over the floor?

  • December 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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    does no ewoks mean no scene with kylo retrieving vaders mask on endor.Someone please tell me otherwise,would have been awesome.

  • December 8, 2015 at 2:01 am
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    I was actually wondering if they put Gary in the movie, somehow. ^^

  • December 8, 2015 at 4:56 pm
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    I don’t believe him. He was lying all along. We will know for sure at December 14th.

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:53 pm
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      What was he lying about so far, that we know (of THIS movie)?

  • December 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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    So the name “Kylo Ren” was there early on? Any family ties to Kybo Ren from the STAR WARS DROIDS animated series? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • December 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    No “extra scene” after the credits. But doesn’t this mean there could be a Rogue One trailer? Taken literally, it’s not an extra scene. What do you all think?

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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      too early for that…

      • December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm
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        For a trailer, yes, but not for a teaser. Hell, they ALREADY showed a Rogue One teaser at Celebration in April, loooong before they even began filming. A teaser is a definite possibility.

        • December 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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          That’s what I meant. I didn’t mean a full trailer. Thanks for clarifying. I am seeing it on the 18th. I will be very afraid of the internet between the night of the 17th and the 4:45 time the next day, when I’ll see it.
          But I’ll stay until after the credits to be sure.

    • December 8, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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      I never believed in the mid- or post-credits scene rumor because it’s not a Star Wars thing, it’s a Marvel thing. By all accounts J.J. is trying to be as faithful to the OT as possible. A teaser trailer, on the other hand, I think is a definite possibility. It’s not a scene, which would make it part of the film, but just a trailer that doesn’t have to be attached to subsequent screenings in the future.

  • December 8, 2015 at 7:12 pm
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    OK, Kathleen Kennedy indicating to her right “these guys” will be heading over to start VIII in January… Harrison sitting to her left swigs the water and gives a strange look. Oops.

    • December 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm
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      Looks like Finn makes it through the movie

    • December 9, 2015 at 6:05 am
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      i wonder if that look was because harrison is in ep. 8, or is that harrison caught kathleen giving away that he dies in ep 7.????

  • December 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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    Love the answer to the science question. It’s fantasy, people! The moment Star Wars tries to become realistic is the moment it ceases to be Star Wars.

  • December 9, 2015 at 3:58 am
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    Watched the whole thing.

    Love Daisy. Love Carrie. Daisy is going to shine.

    Can’t wait.

  • December 9, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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    Has there been any confirmation if there are force ghosts in this movie?

    • December 10, 2015 at 12:28 am
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      Yes, according to MSW. There is a scene where Luke is talking to Obi Wan in the first act.

      • December 10, 2015 at 3:37 am
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        Spoilers…

      • December 10, 2015 at 8:33 am
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        I’d be surprised if that is true. I don’t expect to see Luke until near the end of the movie.

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