The Star Wars Roundup for January 15, 2016

Star Wars roundup for the week of January 15, 2016

The purpose of this Star Wars roundup is to put all the news 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 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

The Force Awakens VFX Reel

Congrats to Lucasfilm, @ILMVFX & @skywalkersound for their #OscarNoms, including 5 nominations for #TheForceAwakens!

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 14, 2016

‘Force Awakens’ Had More CG Visual Effects Shots Than ‘The Phantom Menace’ [Interview]

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 14, 2016

John Williams on his 50th #Oscars nom: “It’s been a privilege and a joy to revisit the Star Wars galaxy”

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 14, 2016

#StarWars misses the cut for Oscar best picture

— Variety (@Variety) January 14, 2016

‘Star Wars’ now ties ‘Lord of the Rings’ for this Oscars record

— HitFix (@HitFix) January 14, 2016

J.J. Abrams discusses #TheForceAwakens box office records:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 9, 2016

J.J. Abrams responds to the “rip-off” criticism about #TheForceAwakens

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 8, 2016

J.J. Abrams on how he collaborated with Rian Johnson on the end of ‘The Force Awakens’:

— Collider News (@ColliderNews) January 8, 2016

#StarWars: #TheForceAwakens DVD will have deleted scenes, but no extended cut, Abrams says:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 9, 2016

JJ Abrams addresses the “preposterous” lack of Rey toys for #StarWarsTheForceAwakens

— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) January 9, 2016

John Williams On The Force Awakens And The Legacy Of Star Wars #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 9, 2016

#ParksandRec star Ben Schwartz talks playing #BB8 in #TheForceAwakens

— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 9, 2016

#StarWars: Rey’s instant bread wasn’t CG. It was totally real!

— MTV News (@MTVNews) January 14, 2016

Deleted ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Scene Would’ve Shown Maz Kanata In Action

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) January 14, 2016

The #AFIAwards honored #StarWars, #GameOfThrones and more at a relaxed bash today:

— Variety (@Variety) January 9, 2016

How “Star Wars” is trying to rule China’s tough box office

— WIRED (@WIRED) January 8, 2016

China Box Office: ‘#StarWars: #ForceAwakens‘ Rockets to Record $33M Opening Day

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9, 2016

Of course, Finn is at the #GoldenGlobes. He’s kind of a Big Deal.

— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 11, 2016

I knew BB-8 would be at the #GoldenGlobes. But I didn’t know he was dating Jennifer Lawrence.

— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 11, 2016

Big thumbs up for Oscar Isaac at the #GoldenGlobes!

— NBC (@nbc) January 11, 2016

#GoldenGlobes: #ShowMeAHero star Oscar Isaac wins Best Actor in a Limited Series

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 11, 2016

Oscar Isaac wins best actor in TV miniseries or movie for ‘Show Me A Hero’

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 11, 2016

Oscar Isaac may have won for #ShowMeAHero, but his first question was inevitably about #StarWars backstage

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) January 11, 2016

Oscar Isaac says his #StarWars character Poe is not Latino but instead “from a galaxy far, far away” #GoldenGlobes

— Bryn Elise Sandberg (@brynsandberg) January 11, 2016

Oscar Isaac offers up his phone number to discuss @StarWars spoilers #GoldenGlobes

— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016

oh no oh no Oscar Isaac and Jacob Tremblay had a Jedi battle at the #GoldenGlobes after-party. dreams do come true.

— A24 (@A24) January 11, 2016

#Room star Jacob Tremblay recalls adorable meeting with Oscar Isaac:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 13, 2016

John Boyega On the First Time He Held a Lightsaber – via @Disney #StarWars

— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) January 13, 2016

I’m Listening to This Cover of Rey’s Theme All Day Forever and There’s No One Here to Stop Me

— Michelle Jaworski (@michejaw) January 13, 2016

they look like a boyband

— trashbag kesh (@dagobahluke) January 10, 2016

”So who hugs first? you hug first? I hug first?”

— alan rickman! emm (@CAPTAINKYLO) January 10, 2016

I mean look at these

— Kevin Konrad Hanna (@frogchildren) January 9, 2016

— Kevin Konrad Hanna (@frogchildren) January 9, 2016

*star wars spoilers* I drew a little comic about Chewy and one of his best friends.

— Tyson Murphy (@Tysmurph) January 9, 2016

I love these! #StarWars #TheForceAwakens #KyloRen #Finn #Poe #Rey

— Elaine E (@DarkAhsokaTano) January 10, 2016

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the life & legend of the best new #StarWars character: INFRABLUE ZEDBEDDY COGGINS

— NEW PHONE, WHO THIS? (@zacksoto) December 22, 2015

#TheForceAwakens goes Calvin and Hobbes in this adorable art by @briankesinger:

— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 8, 2016

LOL @Burnt_Out_Darth @StarWarsJunk @stardust1006 @FinnTFA @ADarkNewHope @CAPTAINKYLO @Sithfans1 @Starwarsgirl75

— KJM ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@Floridamommyof2) January 8, 2016

.@LEGO_Group meets #TheForceAwakens. Will you be adding to your collection?

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) January 8, 2016

Adam Driver hosts the first #SNL of 2016 this weekend!

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 13, 2016

SNL Host Adam Driver & Kate McKinnon Grab a Bite at The Diner

Episode VIII News and Rumors

CS Interview: Benicio Del Toro on A Perfect Day, #StarWars and more

— (@comingsoonnet) January 15, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII has Mbatha-Raw out and Bel Powley in the mix? #StarWars #StarWarsVIII

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 9, 2016

J.J. Abrams shares his thoughts on the next #StarWars director:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 9, 2016

J.J. Abrams gives a tease about Rey’s identity and what he knows about Episode 8 #StarWars

— Variety (@Variety) January 13, 2016

#StarWars: Episode VIII is ‘much darker’ in tone, says @JohnBoyega

— (@comingsoonnet) January 11, 2016

4 things I learned from Benicio Del Toro about his ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ role @HitFix

— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) January 12, 2016

Episode IX News and Rumors

Colin Trevorrow speaks about Episode IX! #StarWars #EpisodeIX

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 12, 2016

Colin Trevorrow says Rey’s family lineage will be answered either by or in ‘Star Wars IX’.

— Collider News (@ColliderNews) January 12, 2016

Rogue One News and Rumors

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story X-wing photos from TMZ! #StarWars #RogueOne

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 11, 2016

Rumor: Darth Vader “dream team” assembled for Star Wars spin-off film? #StarWars

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 14, 2016

Han Solo News and Rumors

#StarWars Han Solo spinoff: Actor shortlist revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016

Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Offers Advice For Young Han Solo Actor –

— Screen Rant (@screenrant) January 13, 2016

Television News and Rumors

EXCLUSIVE! Princess Leia Set to Appear on the @DisneyXD‘s #StarWars Rebels

— TV Insider (@tvinsider) January 11, 2016

Princess Leia Arrives – A Princess on Lothal Preview | Star Wars Rebels

#mcquarriemonday #starwarsrebels

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 11, 2016

Five New Star Wars Rebels Episode Titles Revealed! #StarWars #StarWarsRebels

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 13, 2016

— Dave Filoni (@dave_filoni) January 15, 2016

Around The Web

‘Star Wars’ fan film ‘Rebel Scum’ takes us back to Hoth –

— Robot6 (@Robot6) January 13, 2016

Loving these cool pics gang @Starwarsgirl75 @StarWarsJunk @Gavmanlowe @TheStarWarsMom @psdavies @Neil_B_Art

— Phil Roberts (@philthecool) January 13, 2016

Exclusive: Unauthorized ‘Star Wars’ doc #Elstree1976 nabbed by FilmRise

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 8, 2016

ft. a turtle, Space mom is the cutest

— low quality carrie (@lowqcarrie) January 9, 2016

Carrie’s thoughs about another #starwars film (1983) She talks about Leia & Han having a child…

— Cony (@deneuvely) January 4, 2016

This interview with Ahmed Best, the man behind Jar Jar Binks, is tragic

— io9 (@io9) January 12, 2016

See the Jar Jar Binks actor do Liam Neeson’s #Taken monologue in the Jar Jar voice:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 13, 2016

‘Star Wars’ meets Pooh Bear in charming ‘Wookiee the Chew’ –

— Robot6 (@Robot6) January 14, 2016


Happy to announce that THE FORCE AWAKENS by Alan Dean Foster has hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! Thank you everyone!

— Jennifer Heddle (@jenheddle) January 13, 2016

Did you know a book exists about Star Wars street art? Cc @GermainLussier

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 13, 2016


Exclusive: #PoeDameron #StarWars comic book by @CharlesSoule & @philnoto debuts in April

— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 14, 2016

Head to a galaxy far, far away with the new #StarWars Spotlight series:

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 12, 2016

Explore the early days of Luke and Obi-Wan in @Marvel‘s #StarWars # 15

— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 15, 2016

Video Games & Internet

Set coordinates for the Sullust system! Learn how Doug Chiang brought the planet to life in #StarWars #Battlefront

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 14, 2016

Attractions and Events

Breakfast ✓ Battle the Dark Lord ✓ The inaugural #StarWars Day at Sea is underway! #DisneyCruise

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 13, 2016

VOTD: Secret Cinema Presents ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 13, 2016


Behold @Sphero‘s new Jakku variant BB-8, and the Force Band in action: #CES2016 #StarWars

— Dan Casey (@osteoferocious) January 9, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios now carries Preen by Thorton Bregazzi. Kathleen Kennedy wore the green top at SDCC.

— Savanna Kiefer (@WolfpackFangirl) January 9, 2016

The wait is over: the Ultimate collector’s editions of #StarWars soundtracks are finally available!

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 8, 2016

Disney Releases ‘The Force Awakens’ Oscar Promo Album with +13 minutes of Previously Unreleased Music

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 13, 2016

Epic Battles, #LEGO #StarWars style! Watch the Tatooine video then play for a FREE medal!

— ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) January 11, 2016 reveals new Star Wars basic #TheForceAwakens figures

— Star Wars Junk (@StarWarsJunk) January 12, 2016

Gallery of new #StarWars toys – lots of Rey, a Lego Leia, & graying Black Series Han Solo:

— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) January 12, 2016

Hot Toys’ ‘Star Wars’ Rey figure gets an upgrade (with a lightsaber) –

— Robot6 (@Robot6) January 14, 2016

Woohoo #ActionFigure #TasuLeech #StarWars #TheForceAwakens #KanjiKlub @YayanRuhian @starwars @HasbroNews

— A. Hanief AN (@bahasa_hanief) January 14, 2016

.@elhofferdesign‘s gorgeous #TheForceAwakens dresses belong in your closet:

— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 14, 2016

PHOTOS: Check out the #StarWars products you can pick up during your visit to Disney Parks:

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) January 14, 2016

Watch a life-size LEGO BB-8 get built in this timelapse –

— Robot6 (@Robot6) January 15, 2016