My mind is still reeling from all the revelations at D23 but I’m going to try and process some of my thoughts, starting with the Epic trailer for the new live action Star Wars tv series.
The opening scene set the tone well, emphasising a time after the Empire, though Imperials are still a clear threat. I really liked the Music, it felt fresh but still seemed to fit in the Star Wars setting.
I’m liking the Razorcrest more and more every time I see it. This background ship looks cool, it seems to be a bit like a U-Wing but I’m pretty sure it’s a new design.
I really like this planet design. It’s such a simple idea to take something small like cracked sand on a hot day and blow it up to create a new environment. Also the sun glinting on the Razorcrest is sweet!!
Looks like we’re getting a while host of alien side characters, which is great!!
Moff Gideon just looks scary. Maybe it’s the Death Troopers flanked by him. I’m guessing Werner Herzog’s character is a lower down the food chain leader under the Moff’s command.
Quite a few shots of people in danger. I’m guessing these people are the Mandalorian’s target who he then saves. A lot of this trailer had a Rogue One Jedha conflict-vibe to it, which isn’t a bad thing but I hope it stands on its own in terms of style.
This fight is epic!! I was a little disappointed that we weren’t getting IG-88 in the show, but hearing Taika Waititi (who is directing and also voicing this character) say that IG-11 has to deal with being mistaken for the more famous bounty hunter looks to be a potentially hilarious plot line. I also really like that he’s an ally not an antagonist as I’d initially presumed.
Ok those were the main standouts for me. Let me know what caught your eye and what you think of my takes.
The series looks polished and if movie quality and I can’t wait to get into it in November!!!