The Star Wars News Roundup for June 30, 2017

Star Wars news for the week of June 30, 2017

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of June 30, 2017 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

MIKE ZEROH EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Super Star Destroyer and Finn’s curious outfit via @MakingStarWars

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) June 24, 2017

See Kathleen Kennedy’s behind-the-scenes #TheLastJedi photos

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 26, 2017

#AdamDriver on @rianjohnson‘s #TheLastJedi… can’t wait!

Via @HuffPost

— Steele Wars Podcast (@SteeleWars) June 27, 2017

Adam Driver: Rian Johnson Created “New Rules” With ‘The Last Jedi’ – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 28, 2017

This is damn impressive. Also, as a IIe guy the phosphorescent green glow of the IIc was always exotic and alluring.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 28, 2017

New Last Jedi and Han Solo behind-the-scenes footage #StarWars #TheLastJedi #HanSolo

— (@comingsoonnet) June 29, 2017

Watch BFI Film Academy trainees discuss their working roles on the new #StarWars films

— BFI (@BFI) June 28, 2017

Episode IX News and Rumors

Colin Trevorrow Talks About the Loss of Carrie Fisher and Filming in Ireland – #EpisodeIX #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 23, 2017

Han Solo News and Rumors

Jar Jar Binks Makes Incognito Plea to Ron Howard For Han Solo Movie Role

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 24, 2017

Great letter written by @RealRonHoward from 1999 where he defended Jake Lloyd & The Phantom Menace against an article published in Newsweek

— Thomas Storaï (@ThomasStorai) June 23, 2017

Bob Iger Talks Ron Howard And Star Wars: Han Solo Reshoots. – #StarWars #HanSolo

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 24, 2017

#Repost @steelewars (@get_repost)
・・・#HanSolo writer #LawrenceKasdan just landed at London’s Heathrow airport


— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 24, 2017

‘Star Wars’ firing reveals a disturbance in the franchise

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 26, 2017

UPDATE to Han Solo shakeup – new sources say comedy was *not* the source of dispute, “improvisation ≠ humor.” @EW

— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) June 27, 2017

A month ago a #HanSolo sizzle reel was shown to Disney licensees and we hear people were very impressed with it. That’s a fact. 1/2

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 27, 2017

They were especially impressed with Glover and Ehrenreich. That’s why we think Alden will do just fine as young Han. 🙂 #excited 2/2

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 27, 2017

#HanSolo movie rumored to have Jabba the Hutt in an “integral” role: #StarWars

— Nerdist (@nerdist) June 28, 2017

#solo movie shirt #Repost @woodyharrelson (@get_repost)
・・・#amalfi coast

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 27, 2017

Here is our exclusive #HanSolo “insider” news on the whole “Acting Coach” story.

— (@StarWarsJunk) June 29, 2017

Cool scene today but I’m afraid this is the most revealing image I dare share from my 1st day on the set of the Untitled Han Solo movie

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 29, 2017

Situation normal

— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) June 27, 2017

Television News and Rumors

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 29 #StarWarsRebels

— (@comingsoonnet) June 28, 2017

The latest adventures of the Ghost crew come home with tons of bonus features. #StarWarsRebels

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 28, 2017

Congratulations, #StarWarsRebels!

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 29, 2017

Rogue One and Star Wars: #Rebels Notch 3 Wins at The Saturn Awards! – #RogueOne

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 29, 2017

Find your hope. Find your courage. Find your destiny. #ForcesOfDestiny premieres July 3 on @Disney YouTube & July 9 on @DisneyChannel.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 27, 2017

Fluent in over 6 million languages… plus he knows the password #StarWarsBlips

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) June 28, 2017

#AhsokaLives in #ForcesOfDestiny! We chat with @HerUniverse about the new series, see some great Star Wars art, & more on The #StarWarsShow.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 28, 2017

Around The Web

Early SW connections and a strange encounter with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson:

— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) June 23, 2017

Rise & Fall SW blog #3 is up; remembering Universal Studios:

— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) June 26, 2017

New post is up, Rise & Fall of SW. In effort to move story along a bit, I made this one longer.

— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) June 28, 2017

.@HamillHimself, Minnie Mouse, @Lin_Manuel, and More Will Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

— Disney (@Disney) June 22, 2017

I adore the story you told about Jack Purvis and Sir Alec on the Tonight Show, and the way you tell it just cracks me up!

— MarkHamill&Friends (@HamillFriends) June 26, 2017

Watch Adam Driver surprise a military family with a scholarship

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 27, 2017

Watch George Lucas tell autograph seekers to get a job

— HuffPost Weird News (@HuffPostWeird) June 27, 2017

“Mark” Your Calendar-(I see what you did there @chrisjcate)Thank you #Clairemont-you can take the boy out of #SanDiego but never vice versa!

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 28, 2017

TMZ: Mr. Lucas, what do you think of Mark Hamill getting a Star on the walk of fame?

George: That’s fine.

I love George.

— Noah Outlaw (@OutlawNoah) June 27, 2017

George Lucas On Great Form – #StarWars @Hamill_Himself @TMZ @RealRonHoward

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 28, 2017

George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art (@lucasmuseum) gets greenlight from Los Angeles City Council

— Variety (@Variety) June 27, 2017

Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Drama

— Variety (@Variety) June 27, 2017

Darth Vader Almost Appeared in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – No, Really#StarWars

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) June 28, 2017

Alec Guinness Once Played a Hilarious Joke on a ‘Star Wars’ Extra

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) June 30, 2017


So excited to have the awesome Wil Wheaton joining us for Star Wars:From A Certain Point of View #OperationBlueMilk

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) June 27, 2017

Writer Jennifer Muro Talks ‘Forces Of Destiny’ – #StarWars #ForcesOfDestiny @jennifermuro

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 25, 2017

Barnes & Noble to release exclusive leather-bound hc of #SWLegends Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin on 25th Sept. (via @JediBibliothek)

— Star Wars Books (@swbooks) June 24, 2017

#Repost @delreystarwars (@get_repost)
Available at #SDCC a special edition of #infernosquad . Featuring an exc…

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 27, 2017


Darth Maul #5 (cover variant) | by @kaareandrews #StarWars #comics #art

— StarWars Art Gallery (@SW_ArtGallery) June 23, 2017

@marvel announce second print to #darthvader 1 the new post ROTS era comic book. STAR WARS DARTH VADER #1 2ND PTG…

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 23, 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars: Droids Unplugged #1 by @ChrisEliopoulos

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) June 25, 2017

A ‘Star Wars’ Comic #6: Wild Space – #StarWars @astarwarscomic

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 25, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Young Reader Graphic Novel To Be Published This Summer (Exclusive)

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) June 26, 2017

Video Game

Rumor: Viceral’s Star Wars Game has a heroic new partner in crime with Robie Mattox!…

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) June 27, 2017

New Info On Visceral’s Star Wars Game. – #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) June 27, 2017


PG Member Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini Bust Update | #gentlegiantltd #minibusts #pgmember

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 23, 2017

SDCC 2017: Gentle Giant Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster Figure Returns – #StarWars @GentleGiantLTD #SDCC2017 #SDCC

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 26, 2017

Sideshow Exclusive In A Galaxy Far, Far Away… Art Print | #sideshowtoy #acmearchives

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 26, 2017

These Star Wars #SDCC exclusives are calling to you.

— Star Wars (@starwars) June 26, 2017

You’ll be doing the Imperial March to @eFXCollectibles‘s booth for this #SDCC exclusive Darth Vader helmet:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 26, 2017

Hallmark will have an adorable #StarWars pin set at #SDCC (plus some free swag at their booth!). More:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 26, 2017

.@stance will have a new pair of “pop art” #BobaFett socks to unveil at #SDCC.

More in our guide to the convention:

— Boba Fett Fan Club (@bobafettfanclub) June 26, 2017

The new #BB8 #Disney Parks exclusive figure is at Star Trader

— Parks And Cons (@ParksAndCons) June 27, 2017

Even More Forces of Destiny Images | #hasbro #forcesofdestiny

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 27, 2017

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: It’s my final convention appearance..THIS YEAR, not “like ever”(hopefully)! #JustSayinNYCC #NoFondFarewells #IllBeBack

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 27, 2017

You’ll look stylish at #SDCC with this @Loungefly_ #SDCC exclusive #StarWars backpack:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 28, 2017

Bluefin Tamashii wins #SDCC with these #StarWars and #DragonBall #SDCC exclusives:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 28, 2017

@disneyd23 @originalfunko EXCLUSIVES D23 Expo 2017 is July 14-16 in Anaheim, and FUNKO are so excited to attend fo…

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 28, 2017

Star Wars Rebels/Rogue One “Thrawn Wave” Hitting Target Again | #starwarsrebels #rogueone

— Yakface (@yak_face) June 28, 2017

@wdfichtel Thanks for reaching out to us. The Forces of Destiny toys will be located in the Star Wars section of the toy aisle.

— AskTarget (@AskTarget) June 29, 2017

Our friend Shannon McRandle needs your help. Check out the signing page for more info & please share with everyone you know. #cancersucks

— Official Pix (@officialpix) June 29, 2017

Not much is known about this Jakks Pacific #SDCC exclusive Darth Vader – but it sure looks amazing: #StarWars

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 29, 2017

ICYMI: You’ll go barking mad for these @Petco #SDCC exclusives and swag:

— SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) June 29, 2017

#StarWars R2-D2 droid sells for $2.76M at auction

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 28, 2017

Hallmark PopMinded Video Focuses On ‘Star Wars’ Storytellers Ornaments – #StarWars @Hallmark

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 29, 2017

New @walmart @originalfunko #popvinyl exclusive sets arriving in august #lobot #ugnaught #bespinguard #teebo #chie

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) June 30, 2017