The idea is you watch the show and you forget you’re watching puppets.” Fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 were given a glimpse of the artistry behind the scenes of the resistance by director Louis Leterrier and executive producer Lisa Henson. Darkness rises on August 30.
In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
Behind The Scenes Making Of Sneak Peek.
QUOTES FROM THE PANEL:
“Only at Comic Con do you get a Kermit impersonation in front of Jim Henson’s daughter and Rocketman sitting next to Skywalker.” -Damian Holbrook, TV Guide (moderator)
“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.” -Lisa Henson
“To be able to do the things you loved as a kid…I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I’m so grateful.” -Mark Hamill
“Every shot was the most complicated shot of my career. But the true heroes are the puppeteers.” -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.”-Taron Egerton
“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.”-Mark Hamill
About The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance:
Netflix presents an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated fantasy series, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, 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.
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(Featured Photo: Taron Egerton, Lisa Henson, Executive Producer, Mark Hamill, Louis Leterrier, Director/Executive producer)