The Star Wars News Roundup for December 22, 2017

Star Wars news for the week of December 22, 2017

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of December 22, 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 galaxy has spoken. #TheLastJedi is the #1 movie in the world. Get tickets:

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 22, 2017

Go inside The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with these exclusive photos

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 15, 2017

What happened when Mark Hamill @HamillHimself met @LEGO_Group Luke Skywalker? This is not going to go the way you think… #TheLastJedi is in cinemas NOW. Book tickets:

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

Happy #TheLastJedi Day! Here’s part 1 of my interview series with creature concept designer Jake Lunt Davies on designing the film. In this installment, we talk #porgs!

— Dan Brooks (@dan_brooks) December 15, 2017

Rian Johnson & Ram Bergman Talk ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scenes And Finding Light In The Dark Of Episode VIII

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 16, 2017

The @ElvisCostello “Don’t Join” poster I mention in The Art of Star Wars: #TheLastJedi as @rianjohnson’s source of inspiration for DJ’s name/philosophy. Snuck it on Twitter months ago to see if anyone would pick up what I was laying down.

— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) December 16, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Concept Art Reveals Multicolored Porgs – (via @screenrant)

— Raised on Star Wars (@TheStarWarsBlog) December 15, 2017

#TheLastJedi power duo @RianJohnson & Ram Bergman on the key to tackling a new trilogy and Carrie Fisher’s performance

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 16, 2017

What makes me happy? This cheerful gang on an elevator ride before taking the stage at the @RoyalAlbertHall #thelastjedi #premiere

— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) December 16, 2017

The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Mark Hamill discusses the secrets of Luke Skywalker’s return

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 16, 2017

The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Carrie Fisher’s breathtakingly powerful scene as Leia

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 16, 2017

Rian Johnson confirms the dorkiest reference in ‘The Last Jedi’

— HitFix on UPROXX (@HitFixUPROXX) December 16, 2017

.@rianjohnson on #TheLastJedi: “The big thing I’m thankful for looking back is I wrote the script before ‘Force Awakens’ was even really made” (Listen)

— Variety (@Variety) December 16, 2017

Star Wars: Is a Clue to Snoke’s Origin Found in His … Jewelry?

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

My character, Saile Minnau, in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary (you can see me alongside my brother and sister, @GriffinHamill and @chelseahamill , in the film). One step closer to getting an action figure… (hint hint @starwars ) This guy shares a last…

— Hammy Holidays (@NathanHamill) December 17, 2017

The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Rian Johnson on Supreme Leader Snoke’s startling scenes

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 17, 2017

#TheLastJedi post-screening Q&A (#6): The filmmakers discuss Captain Phasma’s ruthless battle: @EW

— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 17, 2017

The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Mark Hamill plays a secret second role — and other Easter eggs

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 17, 2017

Last Jedi: [SPOILER]’s Last Prank On Luke Explained

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 17, 2017

Digital artists studied videos of the elderly and bald people to bring the Snoke character alive in #TheLastJedi

— WIRED (@WIRED) December 18, 2017

“Let’s strike out on new ground, a blank canvas, one big amazing emotionally resonant Star Wars story told over three movies where we go to new places, meet new people, tell a new tale.” —@RianJohnson

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) December 18, 2017

.@LauraDern relished playing Admiral Holdo, “a complicated, powerful woman in a position of power—with a gray area.”

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) December 18, 2017

You sucked it in admirably. Been holding onto this one for awhile – one day way back in post production I got bored during an effects review

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 18, 2017

Writer and director @RianJohnson discusses completing #TheLastJedi‘s journey.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 18, 2017

The Last Jedi’s Flashbacks Were a ‘Late Addition’ to the Film

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 18, 2017

Experience #TheLastJedi in @IMAX at @AMCTheatres every Sunday through January 7 & receive a new exclusive poster! Check out the poster for this Sunday and get tickets now:

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 18, 2017

Discover the origin of the Caretakers, Ahch-To’s ancient keepers from #TheLastJedi.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 19, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director @rianjohnson has revealed deleted scenes and has responded to some of the fan criticism #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— (@comingsoonnet) December 19, 2017

So this was fun. In 2016, Rian Johnson said there were six films that he had the Lucasfilm Story Group all watch before he wrote THE LAST JEDI. Here, Rian goes through all six and explains how each actually influenced THE LAST JEDI.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 19, 2017

Concept art for a bald Kylo Ren in #TheLastJedi

— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) December 17, 2017

Congrats to the insanely talented @rianjohnson – king of the box office! In case you didn’t know, before he was writing and directing The Last Jedi, he was KILLING IT at karaoke…

— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) December 17, 2017

Did Audiences Enjoy ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’? Deciphering Online User Reviews From Exit Polls

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 17, 2017

.@rianjohnson on Carrie Fisher’s death: “We have a fantastic storyteller in J.J. Abrams who is going to figure out a way to bring it home in the end, that’s going to be satisfying…With this movie I just wanted audiences to have this performance”

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 18, 2017


— Des (@kyleauxren) December 17, 2017


— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 18, 2017

#StarWars costume designer @glyn_dillon discusses Rey’s second outfit, as seen at the end of The Force Awakens and featured in #TheLastJedi, and its initial source of inspiration, Han Solo.

— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) December 18, 2017

If you are looking for my cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ this is my grubby Resistance costume. With big brother Oscar, Joe Cornish & Leo Thompson. Shot this cameo on June 23rd, 2016. Thanks to @rianjohnson for making it happen.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 18, 2017

Rian Johnson: Over 20 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes On ‘The Last Jedi’ Blu-ray – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 18, 2017

Last year I spoke to The Last Jedi DP @steveyedlin about color science, spoilers, and taking on a well-established property with @rianjohnson:

— Nick Newman (@Nick_Newman) December 18, 2017

Director Rian Johnson talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers!

— (@comingsoonnet) December 18, 2017

[SPOILERS] Those Characters at the End of Star Wars: The Last Jedi are Named

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) December 19, 2017

Rian Johnson on Terry Gilliam references, the state of his forthcoming standalone Star Wars trilogy, and what he hopes J.J. Abrams does with the next episode

— WIRED (@WIRED) December 19, 2017

Star Wars The Last Jedi by hafizdetroit

— PosterSpy (@PosterSpy) December 19, 2017

#StarWarsTheLastJedi‘s @rianjohnson compares movie sets to marriages: ‘If you’re judging them from the outside, you’re probably wrong’

— Variety (@Variety) December 19, 2017

Tom Hardy Reveals His Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cameo

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 19, 2017

The Story Behind Luke Skywalker’s Compass From ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 19, 2017

Watch Kelly Marie Tran eavesdrop on fans discussing The Last Jedi

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 18, 2017

Thank you to the best fans in the galaxy! Star Wars: #TheLastJedi is in cinemas now

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 18, 2017

— TheForce.Net (@theforcenet) December 19, 2017

I interviewed Neal Scanlan, head of the creature shop, about one of #TheLastJedi‘s weirder moments.

— Max Scoville (@MaxScoville) December 19, 2017

The Force is strong with the soundtrack to @starwars: #TheLastJedi Listen now on @Spotify: #StarWars

— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) December 19, 2017

Sorry I’m spamming y’all w galactic content today, but @rianjohnson reenacting his favorite #LastJedi joke was almost as good as watching it in theaters.

— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) December 19, 2017

Rian Johnson On Expanding Force Powers In ‘The Last Jedi’ – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 20, 2017

I spent a good deal of time squinting at Poe’s necklace in #TheLastJedi trying to determine what it is. The answer, LADIES (or DUDES), is even better than you think.

— Joanna Is Confident in Her Star Wars Opinions Okay (@jowrotethis) December 20, 2017

Rian Johnson on Setting Up Episode IX, Plans for His New Star Wars Trilogy, Mark Hamill’s Mo-Cap Role, and More – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) December 20, 2017

Rian Johnson Adds More To Lando’s Exclusion From ‘The Last Jedi’ – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 20, 2017

Experience Kelly Marie Tran’s incredible journey to become Rose Tico, hero of the Resistance, in #TheLastJedi.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 20, 2017

Here’s the final part of my chat with #TheLastJedi creature concept designer Jake Lunt Davies. We talk all about BB-9E — and Jake reveals the sweetest Easter egg ever.

— Dan Brooks (@dan_brooks) December 20, 2017

This photo just saved my life

— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) December 20, 2017

This was a really lovely conversation. And the podcast itself is highly recommended, been listening to back episodes lately.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 21, 2017

Action figure accuracy. Wookiee impressions. We tackle these important issues (and YOUR questions) as The #StarWarsShow sits down with the cast and crew of #TheLastJedi. Presented by @Walmart. #ad

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 21, 2017

Mark Hamill on The Last Jedi: ‘He’s Not My Luke Skywalker’

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 21, 2017

They used more of this than you might think.

— Birth.Movies.Death. (@bmoviesd) December 21, 2017

#StarWars: #TheLastJedi director @rianjohnson describes how his production designer brought that massive casino to life

— Variety (@Variety) December 21, 2017

The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward and stay vital.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 21, 2017

Part of me wants to believe this is fake. But then, another, smarter part of me remembers that most people are morons.

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) December 22, 2017

John Boyega sat down with @LEGO_Group Finn to talk about #TheLastJedi… and try some extreme hair makeovers. In cinemas now, book tickets:

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 22, 2017

Adam Driver And Stephen Act Out A ‘Star Wars’ Scene Using Dolls

Daisy Ridley Couldn’t Handle It When She Got the Star Wars Part | The Graham Norton Show

Mark Hamill Didn’t Tell Carrie Fisher the Big Star Wars Secret | The Graham Norton Show

Mark Hamill USES The Force! | The Graham Norton Show

Han Solo News and Rumors

Solo: A Star Wars story is like a gangster movie, says new recruit Paul Bettany

— Total Film (@totalfilm) December 19, 2017

Took a break from editing #Solo to see #LastJedi Great job @rianjohnson cast & crew. The paying crowd our family saw it with cheered & applauded

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) December 20, 2017

#Solo: Ron Howard Reshot ‘a Lot More’ Than Originally Intended

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 21, 2017

Disney files trademark suit to protect #StarWars card game

— Variety (@Variety) December 22, 2017

Episode IX News and Rumors

J.J. Abrams has pitched Star Wars: Episode IX to Disney, and what might the working title be? #StarWars #EpisodeIX

— (@comingsoonnet) December 18, 2017

Spinoff News and Rumors

.@RianJohnson on his own #StarWars trilogy: “I’m mostly excited by the potential and just starting to form little clusters of ideas of what it might become”

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 18, 2017

Around the Web

EXCLUSIVE: The Internet gets its wish, as #TheLastJedi star OSCAR ISAAC is in negotiations to voice Gomez Addams in MGM’s animated ADDAMS FAMILY movie!

— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) December 15, 2017

Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy Form Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Commission Chaired by Anita Hill

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) December 16, 2017

Athena Film Festival: J.J. Abrams to receive the 2018 leading man award

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 18, 2017

Watch: Carrie Fisher used fluent French in a 1977 France interview to note the lack of strong film female characters, especially in America cinema #lastjedi #starwars

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 19, 2017

ICYMI, 300 Jedi decimate 60,000 medieval footmen in this battle simulator:

— Nerdist (@nerdist) December 20, 2017

2017 Star Wars Christmas Light Show – A Dubstep EDM Cover of Darth Vader’s Imperial March

“HOSTILES ON THE HILL” — A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back

Video Games

In episode 4 of Behind the Cosplay, IGN’s own Alanah Pearce(@Charalanahzard)​ talks to the very first Iden Versio cosplayer and reveals the one she’s built to Iden Versio herself, @Janina Gavankar​.

Presented by @EAStarWars

— IGN (@IGN) December 20, 2017

Gwendoline Christie brings the unyielding Captain Phasma to life in Star Wars Battlefront II.

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 15, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – Porg Invasion Available Now – #StarWars @PorgInvasion #PorgInvasion #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 15, 2017

Take your first steps into a world of coding.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 18, 2017

‘Star Wars’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Las Vegas, Glendale

— Variety (@Variety) December 19, 2017


For the #RoseTico #PaigeTico stans, out January 31, 2018 from @IDWPublishing:

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Rose & Paige

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 17, 2017

STORMS OF CRAIT Revisits STAR WARS’ Original Trilogy to Fill in LAST JEDI Blanks

— Newsarama (@Newsarama) December 18, 2017

LEIA First Visit To LAST JEDI’s Salt Planet In STAR WARS: STORMS OF CRAIT Preview

— Newsarama (@Newsarama) December 21, 2017


Exclusive: Rian Johnson’s Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Photos Will Be Released As A Book

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 15, 2017

#TheLastJedi‘s Kelly Marie Tran narrates Star Wars: Cobalt Squadron in this audiobook excerpt of the novel featuring Rose and Paige Tico.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 18, 2017


Not so far, far away….Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, filming locations of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Just saw the #GalaxysEdge presentation at @WaltDisneyWorld‘s #StarWarsGalacticNights! Expect to ride the Falcon, buy exclusive in-world toys, see a real fleet of X-Wings and drink BLUE MILK(!) when #Batuu opens in 2019!!!

— Max Evry (@maxevry) December 17, 2017

Exclusive: Photos from @WaltDisneyWorld’s @starwars Galactic Nights, including new details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new lands coming to @Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) December 19, 2017

14 new experiences coming to @DisneyParks:

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) December 19, 2017

Some Skellig Michael #StarWars #TheLastJedi trivia: The rock that Rey practices her lightsaber skills on is known as the Wailing Woman rock because of its supposed resemblance to a woman who is… wailing. Frankly, the only woman we see wailing is Rey with that lightsaber.

— (@SkelligMichael_) December 20, 2017

PHOTOS: More than two weeks ahead of its public release in China, Star Wars: #TheLastJedi made its debut at the Walt Disney Grand Theater at Shanghai Disney Resort:

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) December 21, 2017


Tomorrow, at @WaltDisneyWorld‘s Galactic Nights, present a ticket stub from #TheLastJedi dated December 14-17, and get a free holiday ornament while supplies last!

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 16, 2017

Exclusive #StarWarsTheLastJedi poster handed out at #GalacticNights

— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) December 17, 2017

Calling all rebels! Last chance to bid on the limited edition #StarWarsNote, celebrating the launch of #TheLastJedi! Exclusively available via auction on @eBay_UK, all money raised goes to @Tog4ShortLives:

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 17, 2017

Plushie of the Vulptex from Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Lee Duckworth. She cast the ears in clear resin to cut down on the weight. While rest of the crystals are real quartz spires. #StarWars #TheLastJedi #Creature #Vulptex #CraftYourFandom

— the RPF (@therpf) December 11, 2017

New Force Link “Solo” Figure 2 Packs | #forcelink #hasbro #SoloAStarWarsStory

— Yakface (@yak_face) December 19, 2017

Look for source material costume fabric relic cards in Topps Star Wars #TheLastJedi trading cards out now!

— Darth Von Ohlen (@DarthVonOhlen) December 19, 2017

Look for autographs from Resistance hero Crystal Clarke in Topps Star Wars #TheLastJedi trading cards out now! #Resist

— Darth Von Ohlen (@DarthVonOhlen) December 17, 2017

Hot Toys has revealed its Leia Organa collectible figure for Star Wars: The Last Jedi #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— (@comingsoonnet) December 20, 2017

EXCLUSIVE Details on a Dozen ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scenes

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 20, 2017

Anovos announces Rey (Crait Ensemble) Preorder – available Spring 2018 #anovos #thelastjedi

— Yakface (@yak_face) December 21, 2017

We took pictures of some adorable LEGO Porg statues traveling across London. Enough said. #LEGOStarWars #TheLastJedi @starwars

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) December 21, 2017

Images Of New ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ Merchandise – #StarWars #GalaxysEdge

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 22, 2017

Beep boop beep! Fancy getting your hands on a platinum R2-D2 Minifigure? Enter our competition for your chance! #StarWars

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) December 22, 2017