The Verge has put together the highlights of the Star Wars panel from San Diego Comic Con. While the night did not feature any trailers or posters, it did a lot for fandom. The night featured Abrams saying he paid due respect to the fandom and the previous films. His comments went a long way to help assure fans of a quality new film, and a give us a solid idea for the new direction of Star Wars. The panel also put the new heroes and villains of the The Force Awakens along side the Legendary Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford! Fans were especially ecstatic to see Ford as he was absent from Celebration Anaheim. Also revealed was a stunning behind the scenes video, which can be viewed on the official website of Star Wars.
To top it all off, a Star Wars concert was held after the panel, for everyone who attended.
Some great SW fan events are kicking off today at The Topps booth SDCC. If you are lucky enough to be there be sure to check them out.
At 1pm we’ll be giving away our new Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect.
Next up – Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at our booth at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.
EW has just reported the Chuck Wendig will write the two books following Star Wars: Aftermath in a trilogy. The books will help stitch together Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens. It seems like it will be the biggest new addition to the literary side of continuity when the first book gets released September fourth.
Heroic Hollywood has just announced that they got wind that at the Star Wars panel at SDCC, Colin Trevorrow will be brought on stage and announced as the director for Star WarsEpisode Nine. Trevorrow previously directed Jurassic World.