Looks like Star Wars has dissed San Diego Comic Con again this year.
Although Star Wars fans can expect to see much on the highly anticipated Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels, don’t expect to see much regarding Star Wars: Episode VII. Here’s a link to the schedule that was posted earlier this week on StarWars.com
This marks the second year in a row that SDCC attendees will leave feeling a bit empty on Star Wars news. Last year’s Comic-Con was the first since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and subsequent announcement of new Star Wars films. Fans had hoped for something at last year’s con, but left with nothing because it was still too early in development.
Production started on the latest Star Wars movie back in May but suffered a setback when part of the Millennium Falcon fell on actor Harrison Ford and injured him. The original plan was to reorder the shooting schedule to film other scenes not involving Ford’s character of Han Solo but it looks like things have changed again. Just a few days ago, Lucasfilm issued a statement regarding the changes in the production schedule:
In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury.
“Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.
So, while there won’t really be any representation on Star Wars VII at SDCC, fans might hold out hope that they’ll either get something at next year’s con, or maybe Disney will hold out until the D23 Expo 2015 which will take place in Anaheim August 14-16, 2015.