Earlier today, the international theatrical trailer and poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed. The trailer for overseas fans of the franchise came to a tad earlier this time around compared the trailer release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This new trailer is very much in line with the U.S. release a couple of weeks ago. A departure from previous international trailers, where they always seemed to be different footage and feel. To be honest the international trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One were my favorites. This time around, I’m wrapping myself in the stars and stripes. The new poster (written in Japanese) showcases Rey top and center instead of Luke.
The last of new Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny episodes released on the Disney channel Sunday night, finally made its way to YouTube today. The new animated short entitled “An Imperial Feast” showcases what we have known all along-Ewoks eat people. That’s right, these “tiny murder bears” as so succinctly put by writer Chuck Wendig, are making dinner-an Imperial dinner. This, of course, brings out the hilarious response from Han-Solo, and Chewie as they watch on. This spurs the scorn of Leia, who believes the enemy should be treated fairly. It’s a funny episode that has a bit of big reveal as Hera Syndulla, Chopper, and the Ghost is present on Endor.
Sunday night’s the Disney channel showcased three new Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny animated shorts. The first released on YouTube was the episode entitled “Accidental Allies” which brings together two of our fantastic heroine’s Sabine and Jyn Erso. In this nighttime dash, Sabine is being pursued by Imperial Stormtroopers after stealing vital information for the Rebellion. In her parkour style, she loses her datapad into the hands of Jyn Erso. The two square off to an agreeable solution.
Yesterday’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi BTS reel from USA Today was a welcomed surprise. Many of the images shown were of existing scenes and sets, albeit with different angles. There were some new ones in there as well. From Finn, Rose and DJ infiltrating the First Order, to Poe sliding out of his Ski-Speeder.
One image in particular, however, raised plenty of eyebrows. There, in Supreme Leader, Snoke’s stark red blood throne room behind Rey and Director Rian Johnson, lay this mirror-esk contraption.
What makes this mirrored set piece interesting is its inclusion in the Hasbro BB-8 Mega-Play set. For just some random piece of gear to be present predominately, in both isn’t a coincidence. So far as we have seen, Snoke’s throne room is quite stark regarding furniture and just about anything else. This particular set piece stands out and maybe, plays a role in the story.
Well isn’t this a welcomed surprise! USA Today released a new behind-the-scenes reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Many of the shots we have all seen before, albeit with new angles. However, there are some new shots here. From Poe, Rose and DJ on a First Order ship to Poe sliding out of his Ski-Speeder, they all look lovely. There is one shot in particular that has raised some eyebrows, however, and that is of Rey and Director Johnson standing in front a device in Snoke’s throne room.