Disney‘s D23 Expo took us behind-the-scenes of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie, and gave us a beautiful tribute to Carrie Fisher as well as a special announcement.
It also gave us some simply stunning new character posters for the six main characters of the new film – Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren.
Rian Johnson, the Director of the new movie, debuted the behind-the-scenes trailor and it is… FANTASTIC.
The trailer is something fans will rewatch and dissect for weeks to come, and it really builds anticipation for the next saga entry. Fittingly, it’s Carrie Fisher who has the last word in the trailer, as she gives us a little insight into the soul and motivation at the core of the eighth feature: “It’s about family. And that’s what’s so powerful about it.”
To watch the trailer, visit the official Star Wars YouTube channel here.
Out of all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi news that broke at D23, one of the most moving and poignant was the announcement that Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher had been made Disney Legends, and that Carrie was now a Disney Princess.
Thanks to Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, we learned that that had always been a dream of Carrie’s.
Billie wasn’t able to attend the event due to filming commitments on American Horror Story, but did send a letter thanking them for honouring her mum, in that letter she wrote:
“Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney Legend would have been her ultimate dream.”
For more information on everything Star Wars at D23, visit the Official Star Wars website here.
For more information on Mark and Carrie becoming Disney Legends, visit the official site, again, here.
Thank you, Disney, for making this fan very happy. I never thought my favourite Princess would be a Disney Princess, but now she is, and knowing that it would have meant the world to her, makes it a special thing indeed.