LIVE from Star Wars Celebration, take a look at all the pictures and photos from Star Wars Episode IX panel AND my LIVE reaction of the teaser trailer!
I am LIVE at Star Wars Celebration and attended the Star Wars Episode IX panel hosted by Stephen Cobert. We got some amazing information but one of the most amazing things was being one of the FIRST to watch the new teaser trailer and get the name of the title!! Behold my reaction to the teaser trailer of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker!!
It was loud here in the arena, it was dark but it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had! Check out some of the fun pictures I got from the day as well!
Warwick Davis brought the fun before the big event started, even going out into the audience for a “Ask Warwick” segment. Yes, he was asked about a Willow 2 movie. Spoiler: It doesn’t look like that is going to happen. He even brought the fun over to Twitter declaring the hashtag #AskWD
Hosted By Stephen Cobert
Stephen Cobert is apparently such good friends with J.J. Abrams, he had not only visited the Star Wars set while they were filming Episode IX but he also hosted the events of the day. He asked the hard questions and at one point stated he was there for us, the fans.
Anthony Daniels AKA C3PO
Anthony Daniels was a hoot to watch and definitely captured the audiences attention, not like anyone had their eyes OFF the the stage!! Fun fact to think about, he is the only actor that has been in ALL the Star Wars movies.
Lando Is Back!
Billy Dee Williams came walking out on stage was the cool swagger that is Lando and when asked how he channeled Lando once again he answers. “Lando never left me,”
A New Character Is Introduced
“Janna” played by Naomi Ackie was asked (In a Maury Povich type of way) by Stephen Colbert if she was Lando’s daughter. and her reply was priceless, “Lando is a very charming man, so he could have children all over the universe.”
Happy Birthday Daisy Ridley
The arena erupted with a Birthday song for Daisy in a sweet moment to wish her a very Happy Birthday. Daisy had much to say about her co-star Adam Driver but unfortunately we also find out we will not see any shirtless scenes of him from this film.
Daisy DOES reveal however, that Luke’s lightsaber lives!
Kelly Marie Tran AKA Rose
Kelly Marie Tran was bullied so much after Episode VIII, she quit all social medias and had to go into counseling. While the excitement for the new trailer, title and any little piece of Episode IX information we could get is what was on everyones mind, the star of the show was Kelly Marie Tran. The audience ERUPTED and gave her a standing ovation as she made her way to the stage. If this was not enough to bring her to tears, J.J. Abrams declaring her casting was the best thing that came from Episode VIII definitely did it. It was a sweet heart warming moment.
Completing The Film Without Carrie Fisher
J.J. Abrams made it clear he did not want Princess Leia CGIed into the film now did he want to recast. So old (real) footage of Carrie Fisher was used and incorporated into Episode IX. I can not wait to see how they used her.
Meet Some Of The New Monsters
Chewie’s infant son often visited the set while filming and was loved by many of the cast…
But Daisy definitely took the biggest liking to him.
NEW Droid Alert
Last but not least, there is a new Droid to fall in love with. D-O is a friend of BB-8’s and just the cutest little thing you will ever see. Today’s panel was EVERYTHING but the highlist was the trailer and Emperor Palpatine making an entrance at the end to “PLAY (the trailer) again!”
The entire experience was very surreal and also a roller coaster of emotions. But the time the trailer rolled, I was in tears. It was truly an unforgettable experience.