Also appearing were the film’s “villains”, Adam Driver (who plays Kylo Ren), Domhnall Gleeson (who plays General Hux) and Gwendoline Christie (who stars as Captain Phasma).
Director J.J. Abrams told devotees they could expect a new trailer in the autumn, adding that one of his most important tasks was ensuring he did not let his love of the franchise interfere with the film-making.
Carrie Fisher returns as Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ This shot is from a behind-the-scenes video released at San Diego Comic-Con.
People were lining up as early as late Wednesday/early Thursday for the Star Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, which was held at 5:30PM PST Friday evening. It turns out that the character is named Bobbajo.
The surprises didn’t end with Ford’s appearance, as fans were “escorted” by Stormtroopers to a live concert of composer John Williams’ “Star Wars” score at a nearby venue. Fisher equated the experience to working on the original films.
Fans were treated to the “concert for the fans” to celebrate Star Wars outside the convention centre, and according to Cinema Blend everyone was given a free light saber.
“The Force Awakens“, which hits theaters on December 18, picks up about 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi“.
Ford just said, “It’s fake”.
“I think you’ll be happy to see there are Asians in this film”, he responded, thanking them for their “hugely important question”. He also said another trailer will come out in the fall. A lot? And yes, there is video evidence of this phenomenon because the whole hour-long panel has made its way online (and it’s all nice and official, too). “That’s the way you want it to be”. All 6,500 Hall H attendees were invited. It drives home the message that the new movie is going back to its Star Wars roots, eschewing CG effects for animatronic creatures and droids, and it offers a peek into the sets and costumes.