Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Footage of Rey From 'The Last Jedi' Shown at CinemaCon

By: Dominic Jones

While the rest of the world waits for Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month for our first look at Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, attendees of CinemaCon got their first look tonight during Disney's presentation.  Disney screened a special sizzle reel promoting their upcoming films for the members of the film industry and members of the press in attendance.  While there was certainly not as much footage from The Last Jedi screened at CinemaCon as there was at the Disney shareholders meeting a few weeks ago, there were at least two shots of interest.  iO9's Germain Lussier was in attendance at the event and tweeted what he saw,

While seeing Rey with a lightsaber is hardly groundbreaking, we can certainly understand Lussier's excitement at seeing anything from Rian Johnson's hotly anticipated sequel to The Force Awakens.

Also during the presentation, Disney used this slide featuring the cast of The Last Jedi.  While it doesn't feature any new information, one actor is conspicuous by their absence: Benicio Del Toro.  See below,

It's especially interesting considering Del Toro was the first of the new cast we heard about (he was rumored to be a part of the film as far back as July 2015).  While there is no doubt he is in the film, his exclusion from the slide makes it tempting to raise some questions about the size and nature of his role.  However, it is worth keept in mind that also missing is Andy Serkis, who played Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens.  Given that Snoke called Kylo back at the end of Episode VII, it seems likely that he will have a larger role to play in the next film.  The most likely reason behind their exclusion is that there simply wasn't enough room on the slide.

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.  The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, and Laura Dern.

Follow The Star Wars Underworld on Twitter @TheSWU for more updates about this story and other breaking Star Wars news.


Post a Comment

This site is not endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney and is intended for entertainment and information purposes only. The official Star Wars site can be found at Star Wars, the Star Wars logo, all names and pictures of Star Wars characters, vehicles and any other Star Wars related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of Lucasfilm Ltd., or their respective trademark and copyright holders. All original content of this site, both graphical and textual, is the intellectual property of The Star Wars Underworld - unless otherwise indicated.
Site template © 2011 Supported by PsPrint Emeryville and