The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.
Let’s get to it!
Episode VII News and Rumors
STAR WARS: What Llewyn Davis Is Inside…http://t.co/AFCvtyFNNx
— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) August 1, 2014
From Latino Review:
When Mark Hamill said his beard was “contractually obligated” I looked at Jedi Beards throughout the previous six films. Jedi, somehow, keep really clean beards. Mark Hamill’s beard is a wild mess. Why? Well Luke’s a CAPTIVE, silly, not a nomad.
Who has Luke? I have no idea…
The bad news is that Han Solo and Chewie lost the Millennium Falcon and Oscar Isaac’s character owns it now. I don’t know if Han’s new position as wife of a princess and man with kids made him want to settle down or if the Falcon is this universe’s most gambled ship (sorry Lando!), but Han and Chewbacca don’t have the Falcon because Oscar Isaacs has it.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 1, 2014
— John Whitelaw (@JMdoubleU) August 1, 2014
— The Beatles Story (@beatlesstory) August 1, 2014
Mark Hamill has returned to the UK, I sense for something 'STAR WARS: EPISODE VII' related! pic.twitter.com/HWH9NOgUeZ
— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) August 3, 2014
— Blastr (@blastr) August 3, 2014
— Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers) August 3, 2014
— Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers) August 3, 2014
Yes, Mayhew said Episode VII will be the best one yet. But when I asked him what's the best so far, he said "the one whut with the whales."
— Star Wars Character (@swcharacter) August 5, 2014
— ComingSoon.net (@comingsoonnet) August 5, 2014
— Rancho Obi-Wan (@RanchoObiWan) August 6, 2014
UTA Signs Star Wars’ Lead Daisy Ridley http://t.co/iX3X00jMn1
— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline) August 7, 2014
— ComingSoon.net (@comingsoonnet) August 7, 2014
— Dunc (@clubjade) August 8, 2014
Spinoff News and Rumors
@garywhitta Haha I have faith!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 3, 2014
Star Wars spin-off movie script is underway http://t.co/96r2JkYHZw
— Yakface.com (@yak_face) August 8, 2014
Dave Filoni Says He'd Like To Direct A Star Wars Film http://t.co/umlQj9z7dI
— TheForce.Net (@theforcenet) August 2, 2014
Slashfilm – Simon Kinberg Helped Josh Trank Get ‘Star Wars’ Job; Pair Will Work Together Again
/Film: Josh Trank was recently announced as a spin-off director. You’re working with him now on Fantastic Four. Did you have a hand in making that happen?
Simon Kinberg: Yeah, I did. I spoke very highly of Josh to the Lucasfilm guys. They were interested in him because he, like Rian [Johnson, director of Episode VIII] and like Gareth [Edwards, director of a 2016 spin-off], is very much that next generation filmmaker. He comes from a background of making a big movie without a big budget. Which I think is also, not that these movies they’ll have huge budgets, but the sort of the tradition that George [Lucas] started was somebody that came from making American Graffiti to making a huge science fiction movie. And so there was some of that sort of vibe I know Lucasfilm likes about these new filmmakers. But yeah, I definitely was involved in that process.
Do you think you guys will be working again?
Me and Josh?
[Smiles] I think we will, in one form or another, be working together again.
Star Wars Rebels: Extended Preview
Star Wars Rebels- Behind the Force
Star Wars Rebels 60 sec Intro Trailer
Star Wars Rebels – The Machine and the Ghost Clip
— Star Wars 7 News (@starwars7news) August 2, 2014
— Rebels Report (@RebelsReport) August 7, 2014
Around The Web
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) August 8, 2014
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) August 7, 2014
— Star Wars 1977-1983 (@StarWars7783) August 4, 2014
— Star Wars 1977-1983 (@StarWars7783) August 1, 2014
— Kingsman (@KingsmanMovie) August 2, 2014
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) August 4, 2014
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) August 2, 2014
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) August 2, 2014
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) August 4, 2014
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 4, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch Does A Mean Jar Jar Binks Imitation http://t.co/uTZTLKmIEL
— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) August 6, 2014
Jabba the Hutt was based on a renowned film noir actor. 5 Characters You Won't Believe Are Based on Real People – http://t.co/j8LVSwVdDH
— Cracked.com (@cracked) August 5, 2014
— Cracked.com (@cracked) August 7, 2014
— Matt Martin (@missingwords) August 6, 2014
— Timon Singh (@TimonSingh) August 7, 2014
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 5, 2014
Disney will announce plans to add more #StarWars in its theme parks next year.
— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) August 5, 2014
Disney CEO Says 'Star Wars' Theme Park Details Will Come In 2015 http://t.co/AZNubVyjo1
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 5, 2014
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 7, 2014
Books and Comics
John Jackson Miller Talks Star Wars: A New Dawn And The New Canon At San Diego Comic Con http://t.co/tRzbq76ula
— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) August 4, 2014
— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 5, 2014
— Star Wars Books (@swbooks) August 5, 2014
I know this will come as a surprise, but it is an awful lot of fun to write Star Wars. Good God, I love this job.
— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) August 7, 2014
— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) August 7, 2014
Star Wars Undergoes a Calendar Crisis http://t.co/7LSjGJbhis
— io9 (@io9) August 8, 2014
Unproduced Outfits for the Luke & Leia large size action figures. pic.twitter.com/ZeCVVl07o2
— Kenner Toys (@KennerToys) August 2, 2014