The Star Wars News Roundup – 6.23.17

Star Wars news for the week of June 23, 2017

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars 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 Last Jedi News and Rumors

#TheLastJedi crew shot a piece for #EpisodeIX at the request of #ColinTrevorrow: #StarWars

— Nerdist (@nerdist) June 19, 2017

Mark Hamill clarifies his ‘fundamental disagreements’ with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director

— SFX magazine (@SFXmagazine) June 19, 2017

Report: New Trailer for #StarWars #TheLastJedi Set to Drop at D23 or SDCC

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) June 20, 2017

Does New ‘Darth Vader’ Comic Explain Luke Skywalker’s Exile? – #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 22, 2017

Rian Johnson tells The Talkhouse Podcast at that post-production for #TheLastJedi will finish in August. #StarWars

— John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) June 22, 2017

Han Solo News and Rumors

‘Star Wars’: Han Solo Film Loses Directors

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) June 20, 2017

BREAKING: Phil Lord and Chris Miller exit the #HanSolo movie!

— (@comingsoonnet) June 20, 2017

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Met With DC About ‘The Flash’ During Han Solo Hiatus (Exclusive)

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) June 21, 2017

This crew T-shirt for the Han Solo movie feels eerily prescient now:

— Brett Gallman (@brettgallman) June 21, 2017

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff: Lord & Miller Fired After Clashing With Kathleen Kennedy (EXCLUSIVE)

— Variety (@Variety) June 21, 2017

Why Lord & Miller got fired from HAN SOLO: they clashed with legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. The story:

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) June 21, 2017

Han Solo film firing may force Directors Guild to make tough choices

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 21, 2017

Ron Howard Steps In to Direct Han Solo Movie

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) June 22, 2017

Han Solo filming to resume July 10 and release May 25, 2018

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 22, 2017

New Han Solo director Ron Howard “will pore over a rough edit to see what the project has and still needs”

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 22, 2017

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will assume directorial duties on the untitled Han Solo film.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 22, 2017

It’s official! Ron Howard takes over as Han Solo director

— (@comingsoonnet) June 22, 2017

Here’s how the Han Solo film broke apart – with Ron Howard picking up the pieces:

— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) June 22, 2017

It should also be noted Ron Howard’s character helps save Ford’s character from a fiery wreck in this film…

— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) June 22, 2017

There are no bad guys in the #HanSoloMovie debacle, writes @anyacrittenton, but there are rules

— Tracking Board (@MyTrackingBoard) June 22, 2017

I’m beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77.

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

Finally, the world will get to see the twist George told us he always wanted to tell during Grafitti!

— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) June 23, 2017

Don’t be giving away any secrets, Richard! and on behalf of all of us at #ImagineEntertainment thanks 4 the gr8 work on @ShotsFiredFOX

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2017

Television News and Rumors

Ashley Eckstein & Matt Lanter Record New Material For Star Wars Mystery Project. – #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 20, 2017

For the first time *ever* a “Star Wars” movie will be available to stream on @Netflix next month

— (@hellogiggles) June 20, 2017

Around The Web

WATCH: #GuardiansoftheGalaxy‘s Star-Lord Faces Off Against Boba Fett in Super Power Beat Down

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) June 16, 2017

Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and a cheeky Mark Hamill

— thebeardedtrio (@thebeardedtrio) June 16, 2017

Coroner says Carrie Fisher suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease and “drug use,” but no specifics were given.

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 17, 2017

Billie Lourd addresses Coroner report: “She’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles”:

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 17, 2017

Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin and Ecstasy in Her System, Autopsy Finds

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) June 19, 2017

The Metro: Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Memorabilia Goes Up For Auction – #StarWars @MetroUK

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 17, 2017

So How Do You Tell Your Daughter Her Dad Is Darth Vader? – #StarWars @PEOPLEbabies

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 18, 2017

George Lucas and the real Darth Vader: a #StarWars story for #FathersDay:

— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) June 19, 2017

Looks like not everybody made it out of Echo Base in David Wentworth’s entry into the @ILMVFX Art Challenge.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 19, 2017

A Postage Stamp, a Pez Dispenser & now..THIS? I’m so honored! Hope this isn’t #FakeNews @fox5sandiego, in which case, I’m so trolled! #SDGuy

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 20, 2017

I’m going to be blogging about my time at Lucasfilm up to Disney & release of TFA. First one is up now:

— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) June 21, 2017


“The Rebellion has hope. The Empire has Inferno Squad.” Finished jackets have arrived. @ChristieGolden #StarWars #Battlefront2 #InfernoSquad

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) June 19, 2017

Can’t wait until July 25th? Here’s the first excerpt from @ChristieGolden Star Wars Battlefront2: #InfernoSquad

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) June 21, 2017


Here’s the cover for A Star Wars Comic #6 – “Wild Space” out next Sunday! RT if you’re excited. #starwars #comics

— A Star Wars Comic (@astarwarscomic) June 18, 2017

#ICYMI @TheRealRothman goes Inside @Marvel‘s #DarthVader comics with @WaltHickey, @kierongillen and @CharlesSoule

— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 22, 2017

GEMS OF THE MONTH: An exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics begins at @IDWPublishing!


— PREVIEWSworld (@PREVIEWSworld) June 23, 2017

Video Games

We speak with @EAStarWars #BattlefrontII‘s @Janina Gavankar about Iden Versio’s backstory in this #StarWarsShow extended interview.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 16, 2017

Rumor: The Main Character of Visceral’s Star Wars Game, plot and more!

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) June 20, 2017

Rumor: The Importance of Alderaan to Visceral’s Star Wars Game! #StarWars

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) June 21, 2017


#starwars #breakfastcereal from #kelloggs spotted in Denmark. Strange this version hasn’t hit the uk. Love the #…

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 17, 2017

Star Wars D23 / Disney Store Exclusives | #d23 #disneystore #exclusive #premiumeliteseries

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 20, 2017

PG Member Exclusive Lobot Mini Bust Update | #gentlegiantltd #minibusts #premierguild

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 21, 2017

The force is strong with these @GentleGiantLTD #StarWars #SDCC exclusive busts:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 21, 2017

We reveal @GentleGiantLTD‘s #SDCC exclusives, do some mo-cap work at @ILMVFX, talk with @TomSpinaDesigns, and more on The #StarWarsShow.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 21, 2017

New #forcesofdestiny Product Images | Yakface.con #hasbro

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 22, 2017

Too many to choose just 1- but the Luke that could be removed from a disemboweled Tauntaun certainly comes to mind. #GoofyGutsyGrossLuke #SW

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 22, 2017


— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 23, 2017