Recently many online news sources such as Star Wars News Net, Screen Rant, and the Unofficial San Diego Comic Con blog have all reported the same thing, "Star Wars The Last Jedi" will not have a panel at this year's event. More than that, there will likely not be a trailer for it a D23 either. This news comes directly from i09's Germain Lussier on the Unofficial San Diego Comic Con's podcast last week. When they reached out to Lucasfilm Publicity, the news was conformed, "our presence at SDCC 2017 will be focused on our booth on the convention floor, so there will be no press events or interview opportunities this year".

What this means

With "Rogue One" not having attended last year and "The Last Jedi" coming out this December, it is a surprising move. One can only assume that part of the reason is due to being busy making up for time lost on the still untitled "Han Solo" movie, due out in May of next year. Despite this, fans can still interact with the "Star Wars" universe through their various booths such as Del Rey Books and Her Universe.

Starting with the Del Rey booth, fans can expect to buy a copy of the new "Battlefront II: Inferno Squad" novel by Christie Golden, for $40.

While that price might sound expensive for many for a book, it also comes with some fun extras. These include: having it autographed, a unique sports cover featuring the video game's deluxe edition box art and a case stamp with printed end papers emblazoned with the Inferno Squad symbol. For $40, that is practically a steal. This is practically a must buy for any fan of the novelization and the video game.

Moving on to the Her Universe booth, fans can expect to see the AT-AT raincoat, classic athletic pull over, Star Wars classic Skywalker long sleeved ringer tee and more. All will be available to buy starting at $40. For anyone unfamiliar with this brand, it is essentially a line of Star Wars clothing who's main goal was to target the female fans of the franchise. Until this was begun by Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano in both "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Rebels") back in 2010, girls and women had few places if any, where they could buy clothing from this brand made specifically for them.

From here, it has rapidly expanded into a brand that includes clothing from "Alice in Wonderland", "Dr. Who", DC Comics, "Guardians of the Galaxy", Marvel, "Star Trek" and Studio Ghibli. Basically, if you're a female fan of any of the above series and want a way to show it, this is your place.

Star Wars at D23

Due to Star Wars skipping out on Comic Con this year, all eyes are now turned to D23 in Anaheim, California, which is set to run from July 14-16. For now, many sources such as Screenrant, Jedi News UK, and the Unofficial Star Wars blogs are all reporting the same thing, there will be no new trailer for the highly anticipated "Episode VIII".

Instead, fans can expect to see a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for the film.

Considering how "The Force Awakens" dropped its first trailer more a year before the film premiered and the first for this film didn't come out until roughly seven months before, it is a surprising move. With them skipping Comic Con this year, it only made logical sense for them to show the next trailer at D23. In the meantime, fans will simply have to sate themselves with watching the only trailer that has been released and whatever behind-the-scenes footage gets released at the event.

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