It looks like the Force is with those fans at CinemaCon this year. The pop culture convention is underway down in Las Vegas, and some of Hollywood’s biggest studios have gathered there to give updates on their upcoming projects. Of course, Disney is there in full-force as the studio just started its annual panel at the event. With films like Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming up, fans have wondered if the studio would bring either of those projects to the fans at the event. ComicBook wanted to find out ourselves, so our very own Brandon Davis is down in Nevada to check out the panel. And, thanks to him, we know that Star Wars footage was brought to the event.
While the footage was super-short, Brandon noted that it showed Rey wielding a lightsaber. Given the description, it seems that the footage was taken from the sizzle reel shown to investors at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Plenty of press sites were able to listen into the footage, but a few sources were able to get an eye on the footage. The reel was said to feature Rey as she trained with Luke’s lightsaber.
The footage may not be much, but it is enough to get fans ready for what Lucasfilm has in store for them. The studio has not given an official date for when Star Wars: The Last Jedi will release a trailer, but all signs point to it being next month. Star Wars Celebration will take place in Orlando in April, and the president of Lucasfilm has said the studio hoped to debut the trailer in the spring.
During CinemaCon, an executive from Disney did speak about Star Wars briefly, giving fans further confirmation of its timeline.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi will pick up right where The Force Awakens left off,” Dave Hollis said. “Virtually all of our cast are back.”
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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