Have you seen the behind the scenes reel of The Lest Jedi? Disney and Lucasfilm released it at DIsney's D23 expo, a show celebrating film and fans, and it certainly has people talking and speculating!
Set against a gripping score, this different sort of a trailer gives fans a behind the scenes look at the actors and crew members of the movie, so we can get to hear their take on things. The trailer features snippets from folks like Daisey Ridley, Mark Hamill, Gwendolyn Christie, and even Carrie Fisher. We see characters Kylo Ren, Hux, Poe Damoren, Finn, and more, as well as some new characters. There are explosions and emotional scenes, space ships and new scenery. We get a glimpse at costumes and props in progress, as well as some new creatures that will be made possible via puppetry and CGI.
It sounds like audiences will be in for quite a trip come December 15, with cast and crew alike saying that the film is surprising, shocking at times, and keeps Star Wars fresh. At the same time, from what we can see from the reel, we can also take comfort in knowing that there will be plenty of the Star Wars we know and love in there as well.
Until then...May the Force be with you!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author of fantasy where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She has edited two upcoming genre anthologies, MECH: Age of Steel and HATH NO FURY, and is the science and pop culture blogger at The Once and Future Podcast. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.