Mark Hamill reveals that droid in Star Wars trailer is a practical effect, NOT CG.

Very cool.  I’m not anti-CG in movies, but it needs to be done tastefully, unlike the Star Wars prequels.

“And when they were demonstrating how they did this thing, live on set — because it’s not CGI, that’s a live prop — I was just amazed. They let me play around with it. [Laughs] I was running it all around at the creature shop up in Pinewood. I’m telling you, it’s an absolute delight. And not having thought that I’d ever go back there, to go back into that world, is just – I get the chills. It’s just so much fun.”

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/12/7385691/star-wars-droid-force-awakens

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George Lucas hasn’t seen the new Star Wars trailer.

When we further asked Lucas why he hasn’t seen the clip, he explained, “Because it’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there.

“I plan to see it when it’s released.”

I’m not sure what to make of this.  Waiting to see it in the theater?  I’m wondering if Lucas is starting to get seller’s remorse.

http://pagesix.com/2014/12/07/george-lucas-hasnt-seen-new-star-wars-trailer/