Late last night we began to see large crowds assembling for passes for the Future Filmmakers panel. These crowds were much larger in attendance than even the lines present for the Rogue One reveal on Friday. There could be a host of reasons of why that is however, could it be that the appetite for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just isn’t as strong as it is for Star Wars: Episode VIII? We have known for some time that the Future Filmmakers panel might have some big news and it is the only show not being live streamed on the official site. The event start soon and we will do our best to bring you today’s news. Enjoy everyone.
10:05 A.M. 7/17/2016
Future Filmmakers Panel.
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Boyega confirms that Finn gets out of his coma. “We joked it would be great to keep him in a coma and keep cutting back to him.”
“I feel like I’m coming off a ride and I’m seeing you guys about to get on it.” – Rian to Lord & Miller.
They’re shooting Han Solo in January February, for six months of prep.
Alden Ehrenreich screen-tested with Chewbacca on the Falcon. “I never acted with a wookie. It was pretty awesome.”
“It was a waste of time because the first person to audition got the part.” It’s Alden Erenreich, and he’s here!
But the person who got the part was the first person who walked in the door. They apologize to Kathy for spending all the money.
“We saw over 3,000 people all across the world … cowboy bars … everything you can imagine” for casting Han Solo — Phil and Chris
Lord and Miller almost had a cameo in Rogue One.
“Batman in the Falcon is cannon in Star Wars (laughs)” Chris Miller on the LEGO movie.
Han Solo is grouchy and cynical with the biggest heart in the galaxy. And that’s a great thing to make a movie about. – Lord
Kiri: Lawrence Kasdan was quite vocal about getting Lord and Miller to direct the Han Solo movie!
Rian Johnson confirms he’ll be in Orlando next year, and that it’ll be Episode VIII’s big showcase — as well as the 40th anniversary of SW
“The amount of sets that we’ve built for this movie [Ep VIII] has been outrageous!” Rian Johnson
“For the first time, this movie is going to start where the last one left off.”
Rian references Twelve O’clock High as a film with a big influence on VII
“Watching Rian Johnson on Episode VIII, he moves the camera as well as Spielberg” – Kathleen Kennedy[pp_gallery gallery_id=”7042″ width=”100″ height=”238″]
9:30 A.M. 7/17/2016
The Art of Storytelling Panel.
Rian Johnson lived in San Francisco for several months to immerse himself in the culture at Lucasfilm.
“We have plotted out our multiple stories across many platforms for many years in advance”.
VR was being used as a tool by Gareth Edwards to help him visualize the design of set for a new ship.
John Knoll “The most exciting projects are the one they don’t know how they will do”.