With the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con rapidly approaching, we finally have confirmation there whill be no Star Wars: The Last Jedi presence there…
When Disney announced its D23 Disney Expo would be running a full week before the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we had serious doubts there would be any Star Wars film presence at the massive convention. Well, thanks to SDCC Blog, our doubts have been confirmed, as the site is reporting there will be no presence from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
According to the blog, Lucasfilm confirmed that its “presence at SDCC 2017 will be focused on our booth on the convention floor, so there will be no press events or interview opportunities this year.”
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Friday at SDCC will still be considered “Star Wars day,” only it will focus on books, toys, and other non-film items.
This is the second year in a row that Disney has decided against showcasing a new film at SDCC, as 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was absent in everything but a few props and costumes from the film.
However, D23 was on hiatus last year, so, introducing a new alien, as well as the armor and ships from the film, was the very least Disney could get away with at the 2016 SDCC. Now, with D23 taking place a full week before Comic-Con, we expect there to be plenty of Star Wars film material there.
As far as The Last Jedi material that might be shown at D23, there has been no indication from Disney, on that front. However, I would not be surprised if we get a behind the scenes sizzle reel for the film, rather than a full second official trailer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters worldwide on December 15.