The Star Wars News Roundup – 8.8.14


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

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.

Spinoff News and Rumors

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

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