Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 DAPs Magic Liveblog

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While this is the end of Star Wars Rebels, there will be more animated Star Wars coming Filoni says.

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Now it’s time for season four footage of Star Wars Rebels.

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“Season four is the final season of Star Wars Rebels… it’s different, it’s dark; it’s fun” – Dave Filoni

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“I know what it’s like when I don’t get to end an series… it wasn’t as fun.” – Dave Filoni

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“Believe me, I know what it’s like when I DON’T get to end a series” – Dave Filoni

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Season Four will be the final season of Star Wars Rebels

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Warwick Davis will play Rukh from Heir to the Empire!

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Saw Gerrera will be returning in season four.

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Mon Mothma is back for Season Four and Filoni says “You might see Mon Mothma get a little fiery for once.”

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Ezra will also go back and help his people.

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Taylor Gray now talking about Ezra season four saying that he will have to decide what kind of a Jedi and person he is going to be.

“I think he makes some great decisions in season four,” Gray says.

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Looks like Ezra gets a jet pack in season four!

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“The good guys don’t always win” – FPJ on Star Wars Rebels Season 4. Compares it to the death of Obi-Wan in A New Hope.

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“Kanan is still blind but he sees a lot more.” – FPJ

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Trials defined who Kanan was and needs to be. He was “the cool uncle” and flipped to more of a Jedi

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Tiya Sicar is talking about Sabine and the depth that will be added to her character this next season.

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“If there are any Mandalorian fans… you might be surprised where we end up or who might show up in season four” Tiya on Star Wars Rebels Season 4

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Mandalorian fans will be especially happy about certain episodes in season 4, where Sabine may end up – and who may show up!?!? Will we see the Galaxy’s most famous Mandalorian?

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Chopper will care more about the crew in Season 4.

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Chopper was difficult to work with during his “big debut” in Rogue One Dave Filoni visited the set to set him straight.

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Chopper was jealous of the fame surrounding R2 on set of Rogue One. “The thing about Chopper is that he doesn’t have an arc” – Dave Filoni

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Kallus has become a phenomenon… he’s referred to as “Hot Kallus” amongst the cast.

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“He gets 20% better at not losing Chopper in bets” and “he’ll star a family with Kallus” -Steve Blum on Season 4

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Vanessa Marshall says Hera is “impacted by the losses the group experienced in Season 3.”

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Now talking about season four and Hera, “It’s now time to really get it done.”

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Dave Filoni says was in the mix from the very beginning of Star Wars Rebels but waited until the time was right!

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The Bendu was ‘s “Force Moose” Also favorite character in the whole series.

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Actual take of Aunt Beru used in Twin Suns episode

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Admiral Thrawn was at the beginning of the discussion for #StarWarsRebels says Dave Filoni

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Star Wars is about the struggle between selfishness and selflessness and Obi-Wan and Maul embody both.

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Obi-Wan pities Maul and doesn’t want to destroy him but is forced to.

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Obi-Wan defeating Maul was one of the most satisfying results for the character Filoni said.

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Filoni said that when Darth Maul returned Obi Wan Kenobi was brought up as returning.

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Crowd goes wild for Dave Filoni and crew!

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It’s time for the Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek panel!

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And with that, Day Two of Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 wraps up!

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Mark Hamill is now thanking the audience “this is part of the process I need to move on. I tried very hard but you know, we lost Kenny Baker and Carrie in such a close period of time. You know, but she loved you and I certainly love you and I need your support and we all need each other’s support to make sure that we honor her legacy in a way that she earned and in a way that she deserves. And I’m thinking one last quote for you and that is for as long as we live, so too will she live, because she has become a part of us all and we’ll never stop missing her. Thank you so much. Thank you Carrie. Carrie thanks you and I thank you.”

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Now a tribute video of Rian Johnson sharing about directing Carrie Fisher and giving her elaborate direction and then Carrie asking “so faster and more intense?” “Yea, faster and more intense”

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“It’s impossible to think of her in the past tense because she made such an impression on us.” – Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher

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What a charming video of Carrie Fisher and Warwick Davis. Absolutely beautiful.

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Now for a highlight reel of Carrie Fisher at Celebration.

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Davis now sharing that many of his favorite memories more recently was on stage at the Star Wars Celebrations and with the fans.

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Carrie Fisher would always be making sure he was ok when he took his Ewok head off, Warwick Davis shared.

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Davis now sharing about meeting Fisher at 11 years old on the set of Return of the Jedi. She just made it fun he said.

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Absolutely wonderful to get such a personal insight into your relationship and working with Carrie. – Warwick Davis

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Warwick Davis now joining Mark Hamill to share about his introduction to Carrie Fisher.

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Hamill now sharing about putting her Empire Strikes Back space jumpsuit on during a lunch break with a clown head/hair/nose on and being paraded around the studio by Fisher.

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“Carrie was always getting me to do crazy things.” – Mark Hamill and then shared about putting on floral robe in the dessert that was hers because she said “you put it on.”

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“Little did we know how this would take hold and go on and on and on and on!” – Mark Hamill on Star Wars

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“The great gift of coming back to these movies was the fact that I could re-establish my relationship with her.” – Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher

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“Carrie will always be with us, probably stronger than ever before.” – Mark Hamill

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Kathleen Kennedy in a video now sharing about the last time she saw Carrie Fisher and showing her the Princess Leia shot in Rogue One. Carrie responded by saying she dropped the F bomb several times saying she couldn’t believe it. She gave an autograph of her Princess Diarist book to Kennedy. When Kennedy read what was written once she was in the car it said:

“You are my only boss, thank you for not firing me.”

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“There’s nobody like Carrie. Very few women could carry off the particular strength that she had.” – George Lucas in video about Carrie Fisher.

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“For all the bravado, it was almost a defense mechanism you know? That she wore this toughness like armor but down deep there was the vulnerability of a little girl and it was enormously appealing.”

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Hamill is tearing up as he reads his statement to the press about Carrie Fisher’s passing right after her death. “She was our princess damnit!”

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“we both really had a love of the absurd” – Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher

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After showing the tribute video to Carrie Fisher, Hamill is now sharing about beginning filming with her and adventures in the Death Star.

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“Today is a day where it would be very easy to be consumed by grief. But let me tell you, when I go tot sleep at night. There is never a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. And when I think of her she is looking down from the celestial stratosphere with those big brown eyes and that sly smile on her face as she lovingly extends me the middle finger. And that’s how I want you to think of her. That was Carrie. She would be having a great old time!” – Mark Hamill

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“There was something about the original film that will always be special because we were babes in the woods. We didn’t know WHAT would happen.” – Mark Hamill

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“She had you under her spell” – Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher and how every guy fell for her.

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As much as Hamill loved having Carrie Fisher to himself he also recognized that he couldn’t handle her as a girlfriend.

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“She made you feel, when you were in her presence, like you were her best friend.” – Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher

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Hamill is now sharing about the first time he met Carrie Fisher. They had dinner together in London. He decided to switch roles with Peter Cohen when meeting Fisher as a joke. He then continued to share about how much Fisher shared about herself and then the guys forgot to play their roles and then switched back. She barely noticed and just continued on. His point? “She was much more entertaining than our lame joke.”

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Mark Hamill is now sharing about when he and Fisher were told that Luke and Leia were twins separated at birth.

“I was stunned, I’m five years older than Carrie.” – Mark Hamill

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Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher can be watched here:

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“Carrie would want us to be happy!” – Mark Hamill

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“wait til you see her in Last Jedi, you’re going to love her.” – Mark Hamill

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Hamill says that they are here today to celebrate the treasure that was Carrie Frances Fisher.

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Warwick Davis is welcoming Mark Hamill to the stage.

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Time for Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher!

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Time to watch the trailer again.

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“I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.” And the crowd is cheering as Rian Johnson returns to the stage. This will be watched and rewatched and picked apart in the coming days, weeks, and months!

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Luke says “believe”

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Trailer begins with Rey right after where we left off apparently.

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Crowd is going crazy hoping for a trailer and Rian Johnson just shouted “Of course there is a trailer!” This will also be the first time the cast sees the trailer.

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The poster is Rey with a Lightsaber with Luke and Kylo Ren above with a red background. It looks incredible!

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Rian Johnson is saying there is a teaser poster for the fans… the fans weren’t so happy and they are saying there is more coming.

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Now Josh Gad asking Rian if he has anything he brought for the fans.

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Hamill is sharing how much of a difference Star Wars makes and sharing about what a gift it is. Mentioned a little boy who lost his arm to TB and said “I knew I would be ok because Luke lost his hand.”

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On 40 years of Star Wars and the fans: “If it weren’t for you people, I wouldn’t be sitting here now. You have been so supportive and you are there for us all the time.” – Mark Hamill

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Mark Hamill thought that in the forest when the light saber jiggled Luke Skywalker would appear to save the day.

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“let me break in there, he is SO significantly important to the next film.” – Kathleen Kennedy on Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker.

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“To a certain extent, it’s not Luke’s story anymore” – Mark Hamill talking about what it is like to revisit the character and how it fits into the bigger picture of Star Wars.

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Gad is now asking what it is like getting back into the character of Luke Skywalker again.

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“If Rian’s happy, I’m happy. I totally turned over my performance to Rian and sort of knew that if he was satisfied we got it right.” – Mark Hamill

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Hamill is talking about how terrified he was to revisit these movies and how Rian Johnson was as so. “And that’s a director I can get behind.” – Mark Hamill

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“Does Luke Skywalker finally get to speak in this film?” – Josh Gad

“Thanks to short term memory loss, I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast so… I dont’ remember.” – Mark Hamill

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Mark Hamill is coming to the stage and owning the crowd.

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According to Rian Johnson, Rose is going to be an unlikely hero that gets pulled into the adventures of this movie.

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Tran’s character name is Rose and she is part of the Resistance. She works in maintenance.

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Tran is sharing how she had to hide her participation in Star Wars from even her family for four months.

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Kelly Marie Tran is now being introduced by Rian Johnson.

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Rian Johnson is now sharing about some new characters in The Last Jedi.

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The loss of the Starkiller Base hurt the First Order but they also took out the seed of the Republic so the beginning of The Last Jedi will be a lot of chaos and things will be dire. – Rian Johnson

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The Last Jedi is all a test for the characters. Will Finn be a part of the Resistance or will he keep running away?

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Finn and Poe’s relationship will continue to blossom on The Last Jedi. – Boyega

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“It’s good to be home” – Boyega on filming other things and returning for The Last Jedi.

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“He will be back in The Last Jedi and he’s not playing this time.” – John Boyega on Finn

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Everyone’s favorite former Storm Trooper, John Boyega, is now on stage.

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“The best advice I got from JJ’s editors was ‘you can’t have enough BB-8′” – Rian Johnson

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Josh Gad has now asked BB-8 who The Last Jedi is and clearly making the little droid uncomfortable. He didn’t give it a way and then rolled off the stage.

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BB-8 has now been introduced and is being interviewed by Josh Gad.

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Rian Johnson is credited Daisy Ridley with so much of what kids and people look up to and admire in Rey.

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“In the last Jedi we go deeper into Rey’s Story,” said Daisy Ridley. Apparently she has an expectation for Luke and she might not get what she expects.

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“Do you know I actually can tell you some things.” – Daisy Ridley

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“Are you like the Madonna of Jakku?” – Josh Gad when Daisy won’t answer her lineage.

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Josh Gad is now asking if Luke and Rey are related, if she is a Skywalker, and now Kenobi. swco

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Josh Gad is now introducing Daisy Ridley. swco

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Rian Johnson just shared how he first connected with Carrie Fisher as a writer. swco

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Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy are sharing about what it was like to continue the character of Leia in The Last Jedi. swco

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Rian Johnson is talking about filming The Last Jedi and now sharing photos from the filming! swco

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John Williams conducts Star Wars music this morning at Star Wars Celebration Orlando:



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Did you hear about Star Wars Forces of Destiny yet?

http://dapsmagic.com/2017/04/12/star-wars-forces-destiny-coming-summer/

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Watch this tribute to Carrie Fisher from 40 Years of Star Wars this morning at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017!

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This morning things got started with the 40 years of Star Wars panel. Read all about it here: http://dapsmagic.com/2017/04/13/star-wars-celebration-orlando-2017-kicks-off-40-years-star-wars/

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Welcome to DAPs Magic’s continuing coverage of Star Wars Celebration Orlando! We hope you enjoy this very special weekend!

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