There has been a ton of fun (and some mildly confusing) info coming out of San Diego this week. One of the most highly anticipated panels was Star Wars and excited fans were hoping for a new trailer or some other useful information about the upcoming film, The Force Awakens. What we got was a pleasant surprise, followed by a rocking after party, complete with light sabers and fireworks.
Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans.
At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire Hall H audience of more than 6,000 fans were all invited to continue the celebration and join cast and filmmakers at a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert. The San Diego Symphony performed the classic Star Wars music from John Williams at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.
If you missed it, here’s the video from the official Star Wars YouTube account:
What do you think? Did the video bring back a lot of the Star Wars nostalgia for you, as it did for so many others? Most fans seem really excited about the practical effects.
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Fanboy Nation’s Steve Sievers was there and ready to experience it all firsthand:
My friend Calvin was also there and I was living vicariously through his Facebook profile for much of the evening. 🙂
Check out these pics from the afterparty concert:
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