Ahsoka-rama, new Rogue One trailer, and other shenanigans drop all weekend at SWCE! Are you at the con? Are you watching stream video when you really should be working? Are you following along on social media? Do you even care? Chat about it here (but read the Rules of the House).
Update 7/15: It was all about Ahsoka and Rogue One today. For some reason Lucasfilm showed a short new trailer only to the audience at SWCE that apparently has Vader in it; there’s no SDCC panel and there’s no D23 this year (tickets just went on sale for 2017). So I have no idea what they are saving it for. But a sizzle reel was shown to the audience and online and folks claim to have spotted Bail Organa in the background. As for Ahsoka, there’s lots of news about her! Aside from the exclusive Funko Pop figure for Hot Topic coming this fall (her “Rebels” incarnation), the cover art for the upcoming YA novel was revealed as well as some digital cards for the Topps Star Wars Trading Card app. The Ahsoka Untold Tales panel is posted in its entirety here. Some of it is stuff I’d heard before from last year’s Clone Wars panel at Celebration Anaheim but a lot is new, including lots of new sketch art and Dave Filoni’s plans for her fate on the show. Watch and pull your hair out that such a cool ending never got to be used! And could we see her return on “Rebels?”
Meanwhile TPM concept artist Doug Chiang and visual effects supervisor John Knoll along with Kevin Jenkins appeared at the ILM Archaeology Panel that live streamed (I didn’t watch, I actually had to work, heh heh). Apparently Chiang spent a lot of time talking about how many miniatures were used in TPM ;). And Chiang managed to bump into fellow TPM alum Ray Park:
And here’s Dave Filoni and Sam Witwer (Maul’s other alter ego) with a cosplayer:
Update 7/16: It was mostly about Thrawn today but not much news prequels-wise. Maul will be back on “Rebels” and there’s going to be a TPM read-along book for kids coming out in January.
Update 7/17: Aaand, show’s over.
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