The Star Wars News Roundup – 12.5.14



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!

The Force Awakens News and Rumors

Of course, the big news of the week was that the first trailer for “The Force Awakens” was released. Along with it, some additional information was released about what we saw in it:

What exactly did we see in the trailer? Check out a few informative breakdowns:

New Movie Secrets REVEALED on GMA:

Oscar Isaac reveals what it’s like to fly an X-Wing:

Alamo Drafthouse – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Teaser Watching Party:

Kevin Smith Reacts to “The Force Awakens” Teaser!

Apparently some online trolls made comments about there being a black stormtrooper. John Boyega responded with grace and class:


With love xxx

A photo posted by @jboyega on

And with the trailer came a whole host of new fan art:

And, of course, the video parodies hit as well:

LEGO Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer – George Lucas Version

The Force Awakens Teaser – Crazy Lens Flare Edition – Star Wars Episode VII


Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Trailer – Spaceballs Version

Wes Anderson Presents: Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer

Stephen Colbert defends the Sith lightsaber

Spoilers continue to appear over at MakingStarWars.Net and Jedi News:

Meanwhile, other bits of Star Wars info popped up:

Episode VIII and Spinoff News and Rumors

Star Wars Underworld reports that the code name for the spinoff film is:

The first was of a new droid from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the second one deals with the mysterious 2016 Star Wars Stand Alone film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta. This information was given to us by a source close to the production. We’re not going to issue a spoiler alert because this code name likely has little to do with the plot (though that won’t stop us from speculating).

The code name is: Los Alamos.


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