The Star Wars News Roundup for August 18, 2017

Star Wars news for the week of August 18, 2017

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 18, 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

The Last Jedi: Rey takes her first steps toward uncovering her family history

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 11, 2017

The Last Jedi: Kylo Ren’s humiliation — and other tales from the Star Wars dark side

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 11, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Opening Scenes Details Revealed

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 14, 2017

Laura Dern drops Star Wars plot twists that definitely won’t happen

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 14, 2017

George Lucas still offers the Star Wars films suggestions on the Jedi

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 14, 2017

We talked to Adam Driver about #LoganLucky, making martinis while wearing a prosthetic arm and what he does for fun

— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) August 15, 2017

#TheLastJedi‘s director talks with @HamiltonMusical‘s director, creating BB-8’s sounds for #TheForceAwakens, & more on The #StarWarsShow!

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 16, 2017

Han Solo News and Rumors

The Empire Looms Large

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017

Behind the scenes @PinewoodStudios btw,I see I just reached 2 mil Followers. Wow! Thanks all

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017

Looks like I was clearly enjoying this close up performance today on the set. #UntitledHanSoloMovie #chewbacca

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 17, 2017

Spinoff News and Rumors

Exclusive: ‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi film in the works, ‘Billy Elliot’ director in talks

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) August 17, 2017

BREAKING: A standalone Obi-Wan movie is in development with director Stephen Daldry #ObiWan #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) August 17, 2017

I’d probably still watch it.

— Darth Dangle (@Darth_Dangle) August 18, 2017

Television News and Rumors

Netflix is in talks with Disney to keep the Star Wars and Marvel Studios films

— (@comingsoonnet) August 11, 2017

Dave Filoni Considered Putting Starkiller In ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – #StarWars #StarWarsRebels

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 13, 2017

Leia and Chewie encounter a wampa in Star Wars #ForcesOfDestiny: “Beasts of Echo Base.”

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 14, 2017

Around The Web

The lead guitarist of @TheVampsband talks about his Star Wars fandom — including a certain Gungan.

— Star Wars (@starwars) August 12, 2017

Camerimage to honor ‘Star Wars’ editor Paul Hirsch

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 16, 2017


On FORCE FRIDAY there will be 3 editions of PHASMA each w/ an exclusive double-sided character poster. One side features Captain Phasma

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) August 11, 2017

Grab this exclusive First Order character poster in the BARNES AND NOBLE edition of #Phasma

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) August 11, 2017

Grab this exclusive new character poster in the WALMART edition of Phasma. What’s his connection to Captain Phasma? Find out Sept 1st

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) August 11, 2017

Grab an exclusive Resistance character poster in the TARGET edition of #Phasma

— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) August 11, 2017

Blurb For New ‘Phasma’ Novel Has Been Posted Online – #StarWars #Phasma @DelReyStarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 14, 2017

Author Daniel Wallace Takes Fans ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Epic ‘Star Wars’ Battles – #StarWars @starwars @danwall88

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 16, 2017


I might as well use this hour to tweet something about #StarWars. Here’s @Rahzzah‘s variant cover for #CaptainPhasma from @sadlemoncomics.

— Porgian (@germanjedi) August 12, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY from CAPTAIN PHASMA! Check out @MahmudAsrar ‘s #FriedPieVariant !

— Fried Pie Comics (@friedpiecomics) August 14, 2017

INTERVIEW: @kierongillen‘s #StarWars Ushers in a Dark Time for the Post-Rogue One Rebellion

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

Black Krrsantan’s dark history exposed! Find out why this #Wookie is feared! Order #StarWars #DoctorAphra Annual:

— Midtown Comics (@MidtownComics) August 17, 2017

Video Games

Strap in! Your first look at space combat is coming on August 21. Learn more:

— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) August 11, 2017

New ‘Rise To Power’ Mobile Game Announced – #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 15, 2017

Battle with new original + prequel trilogy content in Star Wars: Force Arena. Apple: Google:

— Star Wars Games (@StarWarsGames) August 17, 2017


New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Helmets Coming To DeAgostini’s Star Wars Helmets Collection – #StarWars @DeAgostiniUK

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) August 11, 2017

@yak_face found today at small y town Wal-Mart in Florida

— brad edgin (@theedge60) August 11, 2017

@yak_face reverse side

— brad edgin (@theedge60) August 11, 2017

📷 More New Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Figure Image Leaks; Luke, Rey, Finn & Kylo Ren… Nothing too…

— FLYGUYâ„¢ (@FLYGUY) August 12, 2017

Now, who doesn’t want this? 🙂 Source: Heroes & Villains Facebook page

— Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) August 12, 2017

@yak_face @Corey_WolfPack Found these on Instagram:

— Jordan (@Jord3217) August 14, 2017

This is the Star Wars BB-8 set Lego needs to give us

— io9 (@io9) August 14, 2017

Found at Walmart in Michigan @yak_face @Corey_WolfPack

— clone command (@clonecustoms) August 14, 2017

Indiana Jones’s bullwhip goes under the hammer for £70,000

— IJ Adventure Outpost (@IndianaJones_ch) August 17, 2017

Two packs and a couple more singles @CollectCantina @justinlasalata @ImpHolocron @FLYGUY @StarWarsSeries #hotwheels #starwars

— garret morris (@halolvr27) August 17, 2017

I grabbed #Chewbacca WITH #Porg!!!
heheh. Takes BEST #PoP! EVER win!
-& believe it or not, I didn’t have a Chew yet.#StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SuperAwesomeGeekShow (@AwesomeGeekShow) August 17, 2017