Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reportedly Getting Behind-The-Scenes Reel At Disney D23?

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be a no-show at SDCC, things are looking better for Disney D23, as a behind-the-scenes look at the movie is rumored to be arriving at the convention. However, probably you shouldn’t expect a full-blown teaser for now, or for a while for that matter.



A while ago, we had heard that the BTS reel for the next big Star Wars movie was going to be the very first footage of the movie that we’d ever see, and that it would arrive just ahead of the film’s teaser in April. Now, obviously, the first half of that didn’t pan out – but shortly after it didn’t happen at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, we were told that they had still completed it and were looking for a better place to release the footage. Well, now it looks like that place is in sight: according to Collider‘s Steven Weintraub, we’re going to be seeing the long-awaited BTS reel at Disney D23.




This BTS reel ought to hit on July 15, which is when the panel for Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios (Disney’s two biggest cash-cows) is being held. Since this thing’s been ready for a while, don’t expect to see too much that’s completely new, but we’ll likely get more things to speculate about – pretty much the same as it was with the BTS reel for The Force Awakens relative to what we saw in the movie’s first two teasers. As my boss (Viral Hide) put it on Twitter yesterday:




Don’t expect massive spoilers, in other words, but we’ll probably get a better idea of the conceptual direction they’re going to take The Last Jedi in, along with a few glimpses at the new sets and aliens. It might also be possible that D23 attendees could get a look at an exclusive scene or two, since the panel is not a livestreamed event, but don’t hold your breath.


In other news, the Lucasfilm panel will still have content outside of The Last Jedi to get excited about. We were previously told that Disney would be upping their Star Wars presence at the convention, as Han Solo was going to be a big focus there in addition to what they had planned for this year’s movie, but it’s looking as though that’s unlikely that they’ll dwell on that project too much in light of recent events. That being said, the initial plan was to drop a teaser poster and the film’s official title at D23, which is something that might not actually change even with the change in creative leadership on the project. (In any case, there weren’t actually plans to show a Han Solo teaser at D23 even if the project didn’t have a creative shake-up.) Since Lucasfilm came to the decision about what Star Wars Anthology #3 is going to be about last month, we’ll probably get an idea of what it’s going to be about. Bear in mind that they came to this decision around the same time that Han Solo switched directors, so I think they’ll not have any problems saying anything about it. If they’re willing to at least talk about the 2020 movie, then there might also be a chance that they’ll give a quick status update on the development of Star Wars Episode IX (even though filming won’t begin until January of next year). Still, I wouldn’t expect announcements for anything set for release in 2021 or beyond.



Lastly, let’s shift gears for a moment. What do we make of that Star Wars trailer that was classified recently, just in time for D23? Well, as the people at Trailer-Track pointed out in the article that I just linked to, it’s most likely a shorter cut of the teaser we already got at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, and that it won’t actually be hitting with D23. If we’re lucky, then they’ll slip some new footage into the teaser to make it an actual “International Variant”, and I certainly hope that they do this as it will guarantee that the modified teaser gets more buzz than if it were a condensed and repackaged version of the first one. Expect this version of the teaser to screen with the critically-acclaimed Spider-Man: Homecoming, which comes out in a few days depending on where you live. Disney is not distributing that film, but they want to be a big hit in order to ensure their continued partnership with Sony Pictures in keeping the web-head where he belongs – in the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. (If Spider-Man isn’t your thing, then it’ll probably also hit with War for the Planet of the Apes and/or Dunkirk, but definitely expect it with the superhero movie.)


Regardless of whether or not the Spider-Man-tailored teaser will have any new content to it, the next trailer for The Last Jedi will most likely be months away – which only makes sense, given that Disney don’t have any major releases until November (although the trailer will hit earlier than that). Bear in mind, however, that this doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing the film be promoted in other ways before the trailer arrives (*COUGH* Force Friday *COUGH*). There’s a rhyme and a reason to the way that Lucasfilm is playing the long game with The Last Jedi, just like there was with the unconventional promotional campaign that The Force Awakens had (although there won’t be the same level of plot-related secrecy this time around). That’s all we know right now, but be sure to stay on target with Star Wars News Net for the latest and greatest stories about the Galaxy Far, Far Away.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

23 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reportedly Getting Behind-The-Scenes Reel At Disney D23?

  • July 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I never really expected a second teaser trailer. I don’t think we will get another trailer of any kind until the full trailer in October or November.

    • July 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      @disqus_pdCitHSs9h Yes, I and I think that the official trailer for be released in Mid October when the tickets will likely go on pre sale.

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    The second The Last Jedi teaser trailer will drop around August 11th. It’s pretty much the same as the Rogue One marketing campaign. By that time all the big summer blockbusters would have been shown.

    • July 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      I highly doubt that this next teaser trailer we’re getting will have a lot of new footage. It will mostly be of footage already released from the teaser trailer that was released back in April 2017 with tiny bit of new footage.

    • July 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-Ray – April the 4th
      Rogue One DVD and Blu-Ray – April the 5th

      Rouge One trailer teaser #1 – April the 11th
      The Last Jedi teaser trailer #1 – April the 14th

      Rogue One BTS – July 15th (SW Celebration London)
      The Last Jedi BTS – July 15th (D23)

      Rogue One trailer teaser #2 – August the 11th
      The Last Jedi teaser trailer #2 – ???

      • July 4, 2017 at 8:04 am

        I think the 2nd teaser trailer will be released with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Also, The Force Awakens came out on blu-ray on April 5th 2016 and Rogue One came out on blu-ray on April 4th 2017.

        • July 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

          I think there could be two teaser trailers in play here. The re-packaged #1, covered in this article and possibly as you stated, be shown in cinemas before the Spiderman: Homecoming main feature. The other one is teaser trailer #2, which if Lucasfilm follow the Rogue One timeline, which they have pretty much adhered to so far, then we’ll see drop next month.

          • July 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm

            This is what I think could possibly happen…
            July 7th 2017- Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer 2 with Spider-Man: Homecoming(?)

            July 15th 2017- Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel at the Disney D23 Expo Event(?)

            October 16th 2017- Star Wars: The Last Jedi official trailer when the tickets are expected to go on pre-sale(?)

          • July 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

            Both Rogue One and The Last Jedi’s had their teaser trailers released in April, so a sizzle reel at the Disney D23 Expo event in July, a 2nd teaser trailer in August, and a final trailer in October is also a possibility.‬

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Stay away from anything Star Wars until December, that’s what I’m trying to do. I hope they don’t release anything else until the movie. One trailer a week before release would be perfect.

    • July 4, 2017 at 2:11 am

      That is unlikely, given that Force Friday, etc. will be release dates for merch and such.

    • July 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      I’m staying away from all things Star Wars as well. That’s why I’m on this site… =)

    • July 4, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Starting tomorrow right?

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    i wish they should save stuff like this for the DVD.

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I hope they would give a 2nd teaser (that does not give too much) at D23 and full trailer in October. In fact a lot of things in the Rogue One trailers didn’t appear in the film, so they could do the same with the last Jedi.

    • July 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      The second teaser trailer will likely only have new snippets of new footage with footage already released in the previous trailer. I just hope that none of the trailers for this movie will have footage that won’t be in the movie.

  • July 4, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Behind-the-scenes definitely makes the most sense in that it follows the schedule of the previous two SW movies (1-2 teasers, BTS in summer, then a trailer or two). Besides, I much prefer the BTS, as its doesn’t give away much plot, and rather than it being a business-first hype-generator for mass audiences, it’s more a love-letter to fans that already know the actors/directors/locations and the story at a more sophisticated level.

  • July 4, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Without a trace of Irony, I’m more interested in the Ace Solo footage.

  • July 4, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I’m little sick of BTS stuff. Show us some real content :/

  • July 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Would mentioning Han&Leia’s prerecorded hologram message to their “lost child” be considered a spoiler?

    • July 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      What are you talking about ?

      • July 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        he’s just trying to be funny

  • July 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    so same pattern as rogue one than

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