The highest profile panel at Comic Con this year was no doubt the Star Wars Episode VII panel. There was a lot of speculation about what might be unveiled by JJ Abrams and crew. The majority of the cast was there, including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. While all involved, including the normally curmudgeonly Ford, gushed over the December release, no new trailers or film announcements (including any mention of the picture leaked Wednesday was forthcoming) were shown to the rabid crowd.
Abrams did have a behind-the-scenes video to show off, which was no doubt cool, but I was surprised no big announcements (not even the Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One trailer shown earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration) were forthcoming. Maybe the biggest inadvertent revelation was that Domnhall Gleeson is playing a general in the Empire and is “thoroughly evil”. That pretty much just leaves Daisy Ridley as the only possibility of being a Solo/Skywalker legacy character.
Given the glut of Star Wars news we have gotten this week, it seems kind of petty to complain, and there are still two more days for announcements, but this Comic Con overall has been most remarkable for the lack of big announcements. In fact, there were so few promotional materials released today that I don’t really have enough to do the traditional daily summary. Comic Con is half over and I’m waiting for a signature moment. As far as Episode VII goes, though, I don’t think there’s any doubt that we’re in for a treat .