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UPDATE 3! New The Rise of Skywalker Poster and Sizzle Reel Revealed at D23. Footage to be Released Publicly on Monday

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 24, 2019.

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    I don’t get it. What’s the problem with Palpatine looking like...em... Palpatine?
     
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    Yes, that is what I meant, thanks bferr1972! (and congrats on 30 posts!)

    I have no idea what I was thinking typing 'Firebird' lol. Maybe I was thinking how phoenix-like it was or something. No wonder I was getting quizzical replies... lol.

    I can actually see it a couple of ways because it's so wispy... but very roughly this might help some people see what I mean if they don't know what I'm going on about (wasn't able to easily concoct this until now):

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    It's kind of there on a smaller scale with Palpatine's cheeks too I think.

    It's not the first time they've done that kind of thing... it reminds me of this that I posted elsewhere a while back:

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    I don't mind people at D23 getting an exclusive look. However, I wish it wasn't something that kinda loses its impact once you read about it. And you can't avoid reading about it, because it's so clickbaity that it's eeeeverywhere. I mean, it's one thing to show - let's say - Rey and Kylo dueling, because you have to see it with your own eyes. The Rey thing, though... It's not about how it looks, but the fact that it's freaking Rey with a double-bladed red lightsaber. So I'm frustrated I'm not getting this "what the heck" factor when the video goes public.
     
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    Check out jeditemplearchives.com. Someone made a connection that the image of Palpy was taken from a Hot Toys 1/6th scale figure sculpt. The image is pretty convincing.

    If it’s legit, it’s pretty amazing that someone working directly for Lucasfilm (or a subsidiary) would lift something from a toy to create official one sheet artwork. It’s not unheard of, but surprising nonetheless.

    Why not use a production still? Even if it’s from the PT? Or even the OT?

    Again, check the post for yourselves. Sadly the guy that runs that website has a wide-ranging history of inflammatory comments, but the side-by-side pic speaks for itself.

    As someone who purchases both official posters and Hot Toys figures, it’s baffling that anyone would think that something like this wouldn’t get noticed. My first thought when I saw the poster was that Palpatine looked slightly cartoonish. Then there were YouTube videos saying the same. When I saw the image next to the toy sculpt, it just clicked. Crazy.

    Even crazier... I still dig the poster. SW truly is a big toy advertisement. Every time I look at that poster I’ll have that thought.
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    Sorry dude, you beat me to it and I didn’t bother to go back through previous posts.
     
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    Somehow I knew what you were getting at without realizing the error, myself! Cool find with the TLJ poster-- that one I hadn't noticed before.
     
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    I honestly don't see the big complaint about the poster. It's a teaser poster. It has Palpatine in one form or another. It did it's job for me.
     
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    Looks like they also use Hot Toys promo images as some kind of reference behind the scenes. :p Here's a shot from the TLJ documentary:

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    Well, kudos to Hot Toys I guess - looks like in this case even the film crew didn't notice they're looking at a toy when google-searching "Phasma". ;)
     
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    Here is another Starbird....

     
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    Using a Hot Toy for an official poster doesn't really feel professional.

    Pretty much this.
     
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    Proof that the fandom will find anything to complain about...
     
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    Exactly.

    The picture isn't the same.
    The nose is wider on the new poster as well as the shadows in the eyes.
    Of course it looks similar since it's the same character, but I am sure it's not the same picture.
     
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    GMA is 7am to 9am EST right? I'd image the footage would be towards the end of the show as well.
     
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    That and we act like we know what goes on behind the scenes; when we don't.
     
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    Film business is tricky and we all have the eyes stuck on every single detail.

    Palpatine from prequels looked different, so probably the promotional stills won't match IX's version.
    I don't think high res close ups of palpatine exist from the OT.
    Perhaps at this point Palpatine promo pictures from IX haven't been done yet, and McDiarmid wasn't available or contractually obliged to do them before D23.

    It can be many things, but it's not as simple as just a guy in LFL thinking: "may I give a call to McDiarmid to make a super picture or I just grab my toy from the bedroom?"

    In any case, instagram's picture of this poster is close to a million likes, which is a record to their account.
     
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    ...or perhaps made-up McDiarmid looks different now. (The Palpatine make-up sure was different in RotS from RotJ!). Who knows, and more important, who cares? Great stuff is comming and there's no reason to get in a whirl over this! :)
     
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    Haha, it became mine just as soon as some angel on twitter removed the text.
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    I LOVE the poster, obviously.
     
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    I usually agree with you on this forum but uh... not sure about that highlighted comment LOL
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    Wouldn't that be equally as "lazy"? I'm not a professional poster maker, but why copying a still is better than copying a hyper realistic toy? After all Palpatine's face is just a dude in a prosthetic mask that always has looked super cheesy, right?

    Why not thinking the Palpatine Hot Toy is so very good and dramatically pleasing it is worthy of being used in a poster? I don't know... perhaps my brain is wired to seeing the positive in everything :)
     
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