In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got a brand new international trailer, confirmation on whether or not there will be a post-credits scene, what George Lucas thinks of The Force Awakens and much, much more…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nearly here. Four days away from the opening crawl. Unless you’re in China, that is. In which case, you either have to wait until early January, or have several knock-off DVD copies already.Han Solo is big in China. The average height is 5’5″.
With the film so close to release, Disney’s marketing department has shifted into Ludicrous Speed. There was a new TV spot and Rey Featurette, four Chinese character posters, a BB-8 specific poster (he’s so cute!), a ‘Made Great in Britain’ trailer (with bonus other TV spot), a Kylo Ren motion poster, an IMAX featurette (just to rub it in for those with standard tickets) and a brand new, rousing international trailer.Cheeky droid.
Yet, with all that material, we still know very little about the movie’s actual plot. One thing we can confirm (thankfully) is that neither Jar Jar Binks or the Ewoks will feature in the film, as producer Kathleen Kennedy reassured this week. Deputy Editor Luke Owen has since reminisced about the former’s Prequel Trilogy, explaining why Attack of the Clones is by far the worst Star Wars movie.ME-SAH SO ANNOYING!
J.J. Abrams confirmed something else that definitely won’t be in the final movie…a post-credits scene. Because Star Wars is now under the Disney umbrella (which also contains Marvel), many thought a sequence after the film’s conclusion could be used to promote next years spin-off Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. Myself (Oli Davis) and staff writer Scott Davis (no relation) debated whether or not that’s a good thing on this week’s Flickering Myth Podcast.
With no post-credit scene, you might want to make the most of the stuff that happens before The Force Awakens’ opening crawl – namely the first Star Trek Beyond trailer being attached before the movie’s screenings. It’s like Microsoft buying adspace at an Apple conference.
Head to the next page to read what George Lucas thinks of The Force Awakens, why J.J. Abrams won’t be returning to direct Episode VIII, why Leia isn’t a Jedi and more…