On Friday, July 19, Netflix surprised in room fans with the never before seen first episode of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in Hall H at 2019 San Diego International Comic-Con.
On the panel, moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook, the crew talked abou the series and presented the first episode and a exclusive making of video. See below:
In a panel that pleased the fans, the cast commented on the joy of launching the series in the SDCC and its considerations on production.
“This is the thing I am most proud of that we have done. Being in Hall H with this show is the greatest moment of my professional life.” – said Lisa Henson.
“I never thought it would come back, when I saw the original. Funny that would never dream of going back to something that you were known for, so long before.” -confessed Mark Hamill. “To be able to do the things you loved as a kid…I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I’m so grateful.” – completed.
“Every shot was the most complicated shot of my career. But the true heroes are the puppeteers.” – commented Louis Leterrier
“The amount of craft that goes into the making of the puppets, the artistry that goes into those creatures, and then the guys who operate them. We arrive and it’s there. It’s inspiring in itself, the work that everyone else has done kind of feeds your performance.” – said Taron Egerton.
See some panel images:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.