The Star Wars News Roundup for August 4, 2017

Star Wars news for the week of August 4, 2017

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 4, 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

Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: #TheLastJedi. In theaters December 15.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 15, 2017

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega (hi Gwendoline Christie) reunited at #D23Expo (via johnboyega). #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Daisy Ridley Source (@daisyridleynet) July 15, 2017

It’s that time of the year

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) July 15, 2017

POSTERS. Source links at the site momentarily. #TheLastJedi

— Dunc (@clubjade) July 15, 2017

Which word do you find more provocative: “Jedi” or… “Last”? #TheLastJedi #StarWars

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 15, 2017

Kylo Ren!! I love these posters! #TheLastJedi

— JediRey (@knowlove22) July 15, 2017

Finally, Kylo Ren’s #TheLastJedi teaser poster is here. In UK cinemas December 14

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) July 15, 2017

The General. #TheLastJedi

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 15, 2017

Teaser posters for #StarWars: #TheLastJedi. Arriving in our galaxy December 15.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 15, 2017

@rianjohnson I did this in about 5 minutes… I figured you deserved a TLJ character poster of your own!!!

— Bored Luke Skywalker (@LukeBored) July 17, 2017

“It changed my world” – @LauraDern on seeing “Star Wars” at the Cinerama Dome #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

.@lovegwendoline recalls her first “Star Wars” memory #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

.@HamillHimself remembers auditioning for “American Graffiti” and “Star Wars” #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director @rianjohnson‘s favorite part of working on the film was scoring it #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

.@JohnBoyega on the Finn and Poe bromance in “Star Wars” #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

Daisy Ridley remembers her audition for Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 15, 2017

“Why is [Luke Skywalker] on that island?” – @rianjohnson‘s big question for @HamillHimself‘s character in #TheLastJedi. #D23expo

— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017

“The last DJ I remember was the son on ‘Roseanne.'” – @HamillHimself on Benicio del Toro @StarWars character “DJ” in #TheLastJedi. #D23expo

— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017

How did @lovegwendoline‘s Captain Phasma escape the trash compactor in @StarWars? Well, it’s a funny story…#TheLastJedi #D23expo

— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017

“It’s like a senior citizen coping with uninvited guests.” – @HamillHimself on Luke not being welcoming to Rey in #TheLastJedi. #D23expo

— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017

When Rey is off Kumbaya-ing with Luke Skywalker, and you’re stuck waiting for her return… #TheLastJedi #D23

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 16, 2017

So proud to be on the cover of GQ magazine! In this issue I’m talking Detroit, Star Wars 8 and Pacific Rim Uprising.#AspiretoInspire

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) July 17, 2017

Andy Serkis promises Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be ‘an awesome movie’

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 17, 2017

Proud to have withstood the penetrating probing of @IAMGUILLERMO#DaisyRidley wasn’t so lucky & dropped a massive #Exclusivo spoiler. #Sad!

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 18, 2017

“[George] Lucas said, ‘It’s like writing a haiku.’” #TheLastJedi

— Dunc (@clubjade) July 18, 2017

.@JohnBoyega discusses Finn and Poe #StarWars fan fiction at #D23Expo

— Variety (@Variety) July 18, 2017

Daisy Ridley remembers her audition for Rey in #StarWars: The Force Awakens

— Variety (@Variety) July 18, 2017

At #D23Expo, I asked @rianjohnson how he’d compare #TheLastJedi to the other #StarWars movies. Here’s what he said…

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 18, 2017

#StarWars heroine Rey finally gets place in Monopoly sets sold in the U.S.

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 19, 2017

See Kylo Ren’s new ship from #TheLastJedi & hear from the cast, go inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge @DisneyD23 & more on The #StarWarsShow!

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 19, 2017

He’ll take them himself, like his grandfather. Get the specs on Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer from #TheLastJedi.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 19, 2017

I would do another SW movie in a heartbeat. I’ve had the time of my life.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) July 20, 2017

This one’s going to be a stunner – so much gorgeous design from our entire team, and real insight into the process from Phil.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) July 22, 2017

Luke Skywalker’s Walking Stick from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Our sketch!

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) July 24, 2017

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing?#StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) July 23, 2017

Supreme Leader Snoke’s Pretty Blue Eyes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi! #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) July 24, 2017

John Boyega Probably Appeared in Your College Brochure

Star Wars’ Gwendoline Christie: Last Jedi goes ‘deeper,’ ‘further’ than previous film

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 30, 2017

This is some of the most brilliant #TheLastJedi fan art we’ve seen, by @realJBurns! Tweet us your art and we’ll RT!

— The Last Jedi News (@TheLastJedi2017) July 30, 2017

Star Wars Jakks figures #TheLastJedi

— SWJ Guy (@StarWarsJunk) July 30, 2017

#StarWars: #TheLastJedi fan poster created by Preedee Thinnakorn Na Ayudhya: -B-

— Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU) July 31, 2017

Here’s another amazing fan poster for #StarWars: #TheLastJedi. Via: -B-

— Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU) August 2, 2017

‘Last Jedi’ sends Carrie Fisher off “in an amazing way,” @JohnBoyega says #StarWars

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 1, 2017

John Boyega Talks Going Undercover In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) August 2, 2017

Our sketch of two Star Wars: The Last Jedi theatrical posters that may come this October!…

— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) August 3, 2017

John Boyega compares #TheLastJedi director Rian Johnson to… Santa Claus?

— Dunc (@clubjade) August 3, 2017

You’re the sitcom family I never had! ??

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) August 4, 2017

Episode IX News and Rumors

“I think that the values of #StarWars are values that I hold very close and very dear in my life.”

— Ariston Anderson (@Aristonla) July 15, 2017

Excl: STAR WARS: EPISODE IX gets a new writer…Brit Jack Thorne (upcoming WONDER) tapped to work on script

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) August 1, 2017

Star Wars: Episode IX has a new writer & @JohnBoyega has talked more about Carrie Fisher in The Last Jedi #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) August 1, 2017

Han Solo News and Rumors

#Chewie checking the shot. #UntitledHanSoloMovie

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 17, 2017

Just had to see if we nailed it. And oohh yes we did @RealRonHoward

— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) July 17, 2017

lining up a shot today from my director’s monitor

A post shared by RealRonHoward (@realronhoward) on

Is this our first look Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in the #HanSolo #StarWars Story?!

— (@comingsoonnet) July 18, 2017

Hyperspace is real. My first experience. Wow.

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 19, 2017

Lando makes the jump to hyperspace in a new Han Solo set photo #HanSolo #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) July 19, 2017

From the halls of famous #PinewoodStudios Check this out

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 24, 2017

ATTN #StarWars fans: Warwick Davis (from the original trilogy, prequels & new films) has joined the #HanSolo movie

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 26, 2017

Reminded me what a wonderful experience #Willow was, made so by your expert direction & friendship. After 30yrs, you’ve still got the magic!

— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) July 26, 2017

As revealed on The #StarWarsShow, composer John Powell is settling the score for the untitled Han Solo movie.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 27, 2017

Congrats John P! I know the music will be great in your hands!

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Enlists Composer John Powell

— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) July 26, 2017

We reveal the man behind the upcoming Han Solo movie’s music, take a trip to @Comic_Con, and more on The #StarWarsShow. #Porgs!

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 26, 2017

Arrested Rebellion: Ron Howard’s Han Solo (Nerdist Presents)

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 27, 2017

Working out a shot w/cinematographer Bradford Young for #UntitledHanSoloMovie

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 28, 2017

Emilia Clarke shares new Chewbacca video from the Han Solo movie set

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 29, 2017

Will ‘Han Solo’ Reveal a Hidden Motive Behind the ‘Star Wars’ Spin-offs?

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) July 31, 2017


— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 31, 2017

.@RealRonHoward reassures fans the #HanSolo film is “coming along great” #StarWars

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 1, 2017

Droids help make the Galaxy go round but I find they don’t always listen to the director!#UntitledHanSoloMovie

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

These droids can be so damn intractable. But we’ll go until we get it right! #UntitledHanSoloMovie

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Just left @RealRonHoward on the set of #UntitledHanSoloMovie and arrive home to find #Willow is on TV. Is this a sign?

— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) August 2, 2017

This is why the word awesomesauce was invented. I made the Star Wars news and Ron Howard answered my question. ??

— Andylove (@Andylov123) August 2, 2017

Spinoff News and Rumors

With the young Han Solo movie out next year, would @HamillHimself be down for a young Luke Skywalker movie? #D23Expo #StarWars

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 14, 2017

Television News and Rumors

That nightwatcher worm wasn’t the only desert dweller interested in BB-8. #ForcesOfDestiny

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 24, 2017

Leia gets the jump on some stormtroopers with help from a new friend in Star Wars #ForcesOfDestiny: “Ewok Escape.” #YubNub

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 31, 2017

We read YOUR Porg Poetry, chat with @PreacherAMC‘s @julieannemery about her fandom, make a Jar Jar pancake, and more on The #StarWarsShow!

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 2, 2017

Around The Web

Star Wars Sound Effects Remix

Mark YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A LEGEND!!!!!!!!! I’m sooo happy for you You always have been a legend!. Love you @HamillHimself

— Mark Hamill/Spain (@markskywalker_) July 14, 2017

.@HamillHimself pays tribute to Carrie Fisher at #D23Expo Legends Award ceremony: “We loved each other”

— Variety (@Variety) July 14, 2017

Mark looking great on the red carpet for the #D23Expo2017 @HamillHimself

— Hamsters for life (@hamillhere) July 14, 2017

Ahmed Best has made peace with the reviled ‘Star Wars’ character that once defined his past

— WIRED (@WIRED) July 15, 2017

George Lucas Once Again Slams The Autograph Seekers! [Video]

— IJ Adventure Outpost (@IndianaJones_ch) July 18, 2017

Sorry, everyone. I’m discontinuing my blog rise/fall of SW. Thanks for all the questions and support, as always.

— J. W. Rinzler (@jwrinzler) July 18, 2017

New teaser for Pacific Rim Uprising! Join up fast. @PacificRim #PacificRimUprising

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) July 21, 2017

Exclusive video: Oscar Isaac has a meltdown with a paper bag in ‘Lightningface’ short

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 23, 2017

Multiple publishers accept a fake Star Wars-themed paper on “midi-chlorians” from @Neuro_Skeptic:

— Discover Magazine (@DiscoverMag) July 24, 2017

The force is strong with @Nightcap. Don’t miss the season finale featuring J.J. Abrams and @HamillHimself.

— Pop (@PopTV) July 29, 2017

J.J. Abrams Reunites with Mark Hamill in Nightcap’s Season 2 Finale

— People (@people) August 1, 2017

@HamillHimself was absolutely mesmerizing in tonight’s season finale of “NightCap”. Oh, and J.J. Abrams was good too @PopTV @Nightcap

— Lady Hamster Debra?? (@ponygal1986) August 3, 2017

You CAN go home again-Great 2 be welcomed home 2 my old neighborhood by the best fans EVER! Thanks @CityofSanDiego @chrisjcate Love U ALL-mh

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 31, 2017

Luke Starkiller. Ralph McQuarrie inspired animation. @starwars

— Darren Tibbles (@daztibbles) July 30, 2017

Billie Lourd opens up about life after deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 1, 2017

This Billie Lourd interview is pretty great.

— Dunc (@clubjade) August 1, 2017

George Lucas and Mark Bradford to share stage at LACMA’s Art + Film Gala

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 2, 2017

John Boyega says Pacific Rim: Uprising is ‘larger than life’

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 2, 2017

“Life seems so much simpler when you’re fixing things.” -Anakin Skywalker
Art by Guillem H. Pongiluppi for the @ILMVFX Challenge

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 3, 2017

“Rebel”, “Princess” & “Scavenger” (art prints) | by Jacob Sparks ( #StarWars #RogueOne #originaltrilogy #TFA #art

— StarWars Art Gallery (@SW_ArtGallery) August 2, 2017

Upcoming 3D Slide Show On The Making Of ‘Star Wars’ – #StarWars #chriscasady

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 3, 2017

Phil Tippett Takes Us On A Trip – #StarWars @PhilTippett

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 3, 2017


KIDS COMICS: Embark on the journey to STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI with the KEEPSAKE COLORING BOOK. In comic shops 9/6:

— Free Comic Book Day (@Freecomicbook) July 14, 2017

Author of Star Wars Super Graphic, @timleong, talks explaining the galaxy far, far away through infographics.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 18, 2017

Coming this December. Spend one night in Canto Bight before The Last Jedi. #TLJ #CantoBight

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) July 20, 2017

Here’s my roundup of today’s #TheLastJedi book announcements (plus Thrawn.) #sdcc #starwars

— Dunc (@clubjade) July 21, 2017

Lucasfilm announced and unveiled tons of new books and comics @Comic_Con today. #SDCC 👀

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2017

Word’s out. I’m writing The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary.

— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) July 21, 2017

Lucasfilm announced my book! Still pinching myself that I got to write for ALL of these ladies of Star Wars–and in Maz’s snarktastic voice.

— Elizabeth Schaefer (@eschaefer) July 22, 2017

Author @ChristieGolden talks all things #StarWarsBattlefrontII: Inferno Squad with @jamesjawa.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 25, 2017

Have I mentioned I’m writing a story for @DelReyStarWars‘ FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW? I don’t believe I have. I am. #OperationBlueMilk

— Kieron Gillen (@kierongillen) July 28, 2017

A few PHASMA facts:
1. Y’all are gonna love it.
2. Some will hate it.
3. Her actions will make SO MUCH MORE SENSE
4. Launch = DragonCon!

— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) August 1, 2017

An exclusive look at some gorgeous artwork.

— Birth.Movies.Death. (@bmoviesd) August 4, 2017



— Newsarama (@Newsarama) July 18, 2017

#Marvel unveils the next variant cover from artist @johntylerchris #Hoth #HanSolo will appear on issue 34 thanks to @theHallofComics

— CollectorsCantina (@CollectCantina) July 21, 2017


— Newsarama (@Newsarama) July 21, 2017

#Marvel‘s ongoing Star Wars comic book series has new masters now.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 29, 2017

Mace Windu #1 Exclusive John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Variant – #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 31, 2017

INTERVIEW: @79SemiFinalist Leads @Marvel’s #CaptainPhasma Into #TheLastJedi

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) August 2, 2017

IDW’s Star Wars Adventures To Have US & Canada Only Release – #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 3, 2017

This is so cool: @kierongillen says ‘Rogue One’ and original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy intersect in upcoming Marvel series

— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) August 3, 2017


Did you see me at Comic Con?! #SDCC2017

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 26, 2017

Undercover #Day2. Thank you, #SDCC2017, for allowing me to let the little one inside me drive again! #FBF #BlackPanther #StarWars

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 28, 2017

Disney reveals a detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World at #D23Expo

— (@comingsoonnet) July 14, 2017

Whoa, Disney princesses and Stormtroopers in #WreckItRalph2! #D23Expo

— (@comingsoonnet) July 14, 2017

Every magical moment from the Disney Legends ceremony and more in our #D23Expo recap:

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 14, 2017

Billie Lourd’s letter accepting Carrie Fisher’s Disney Legends award: “May the Force be with you always” #D23Expo

— Seth Kelley (@SethMKelley) July 14, 2017

Kelly: “[when my History teacher showed us the Star Wars movies], I was in a Harry Potter phase so I was busy reading XD” I. Love. Her.

— Angel (@angelcwrites) July 15, 2017

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open in Anaheim before Orlando.

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 15, 2017

#StarWars: Galaxy’s Edge lands will open at Disneyland & Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019! #D23Expo

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017

A groundbreaking, “100% immersive” #StarWars-themed resort is coming to Walt Disney World Resort! #D23Expo

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017


— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 15, 2017


— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) July 16, 2017

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the name of the Disney Parks lands, plus see a fly-through and the new #StarWars resort!

— (@comingsoonnet) July 15, 2017

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is coming to @Disneyland in 2019. #D23Expo

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2017

You’re home. Get a glimpse of #StarWars: Galaxy’s Edge. Coming to @DisneyParks in 2019. #D23Expo

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2017

Get a glimpse of @StarWars: Galaxy’s Edge. Coming to Disney Parks in 2019.

— Disney (@Disney) July 16, 2017

I love this @HamillHimself

— Mark Hamill/Spain (@markskywalker_) July 17, 2017

Mark Hamill gamely handles ‘I am your father’ joke

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 17, 2017

ILM Shares ‘Star Wars Stories’ At Gnomon – #StarWars @ILMVFX @starwars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 25, 2017

So this happened today #jeremybulloch & #benedictcumberbatch @officialshowmasters #londonfilmandcomiccon I helped …

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 30, 2017

Video Game

Get to know Iden Versio, loyal special forces operative and hero of the Empire in #StarWarsBattlefrontII.

— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) July 15, 2017

Watch the Star Wars Battlefront II behind the story trailer #starwars #d23expo

— (@comingsoonnet) July 15, 2017

You’re only as good as the troopers at your side. For Inferno Squad, that means you’re pretty good. Meet the roster:

— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) July 17, 2017

Missed the excitement of #D23Expo? Relive it w/ this highlights recap of the games panel. #StarWars #BattlefrontII

— Star Wars Games (@StarWarsGames) July 24, 2017

Soon you will be able to step into the @starwars universe like never before.

— ILMxLAB (@ILMxLAB) August 3, 2017

Get the first details on a new collaboration between @ILMxLAB and @voidvr… Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 3, 2017

The Heavy’s focus is on firepower because, sometimes, you just need it to rain blaster bolts. #StarWarsBattlefrontII

— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) August 3, 2017


Check Out This Real-Life Star Wars Speeder Bike via @thedrive #starwars

— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) July 14, 2017

— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 14, 2017

Rumor Report: The Last Jedi SWU Figure Assortment | #thelastjedi

— Yakface (@yak_face) July 15, 2017

Luke Skywalker’s ride-on Landspeeder from @RadioFlyer exclusive to @ToysRUs Pre-order $499.99, due 9/5 #StarWars

— Imperial Holocron (@ImpHolocron) July 20, 2017

Jaina is going to be coming out in the late fall. No specific date yet, regular release. The flight suit vest comes off!

— The Wookiee Gunner (@TWGsite) July 20, 2017

New Leia Boushh & Boba Fett 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments – #StarWars @Hallmark

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 26, 2017

The Last Jedi Products Leak To Retail | #thelastjedi #hasbro #jakkspacific #toysrus

— Yakface (@yak_face) July 27, 2017

S.T. Dupont’s ‘Star Wars’ Collection Surfaces Online at the Disney Store – #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) July 28, 2017

Go inside a collection fit for an Emperor. @STDupont_off’s luxury Star Wars products.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 28, 2017

Las figuras están a la venta actualmente en Panamá! RT por favor para que todos se enteren! #StarWars #TheLastJedi #LosUltimosJedi

— Prensa Imperial (@PrensaImperial) July 30, 2017

9 Basic Figures from The Last Jedi Leak Online | #hasbro #thelastjedi

— Yakface (@yak_face) July 30, 2017

Go inside a collection fit for an Emperor. @STDupont_off’s luxury Star Wars products.

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 30, 2017

The new Star Wars @StateBags blend fashion, function, and the Force.

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 1, 2017