Comic-Con panels are known for their surprises, but even the most jaded attendees weren't prepared for what happened at the end of tonight's big Star Wars panel. "Who wants to go see a live Star Wars concert right now?" Abrams asked, after a fun Q&A session with the directors, crew, and cast members. After an appropriate series of whoops and cheers from the audience, Abrams continued. "We are literally all going to walk to a location together and experience a Star Wars concert tonight," he said. "We only have room for all of you."
Special Star Wars lanyards were distributed to the roughly 6,130 people who can fit into Comic-Con's massive Hall H at capacity. "There is room for everyone," panel moderator Chris Harwick told the crowd. "No murdering." With that, a group of Stormtroopers began leading the crowd to an undisclosed location for the concert. To most in attendance, the announcement was a fun surprise — but it was less fun for director Kevin Smith, who was set to lead the next panel in Hall H, and may find himself playing to a near-empty house.
From the looks of it, it's going to take quite some time to get everyone to the show.