The Star Wars News Roundup – 8.29.14

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



Harrison Ford ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge – Peter Mayhew Chewbacca





Episode VIII News and Rumors



From Badass Digest reports on how Lucasfilm plans to weave their story across all media:

Marvel Studios has shown that multiple franchises can work together to tell one story, and they’ve even played with a bit of transmedia by having Agents of SHIELD peripherally involved. But Star Wars is about to blow that out of the water; there have been big meetings setting the future of the Star Wars universe, and these meetings are going to impact everything we see from Star Wars moving forward. Everything.

“We’re going to redefine longform storytelling,” a Lucasfilm employee boasted to me, and I believe it. For the first time in franchise history, the arc of the new trilogy is planned out in advance. They’re taking this story someplace, not just picking up the loose ends and figuring out where to go next with each new film. Even with the Prequels, which had a predetermined ending, Lucas was kind of making it up as he went along.

That longform vision alone is exciting. But what’s more, they’re going to weave this story through cartoons and books and comics, making every piece of side story count. Star Wars has too long been a central series of movies surrounded by absolutely disposable books, comics and games. No more. You won’t have to know that stuff to follow the main story, but if you do know that stuff you’re going to be rewarded. As a nerd I like knowing that stuff, and I like knowing it counts.

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Television



Star Wars Rebels “Tough Guy” TV Spot

Star Wars Rebels “Tyranny of the Empire” TV Spot

Star Wars Rebels “Something Big” TV Spot





Around The Web



R2 D2 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lucasfilm Ice Bucket Challenge

Frank Oz – George Lucas rejected his voice for Yoda.

Star Wars Medley (Harp Twins electric) Camille and Kennerly




Video Games





Books and Comics





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From Around the Web

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