The First Star Wars News Roundup of 2018

The first Star Wars News Roundup of 2018

The purpose of the first Star Wars News Roundup of 2018 is to put all the Star Wars updates 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

You’ve probably heard Porgs=Puffins. Well, there’s still a Puffin in the #TheLastJedi. Luke leads Rey to train, as they walk up steps, you see a #Porg behind Rey, but when camera pans there’s a #Puffin next to Luke. #StarWars #HardToSee

— Jovial Jay (@JovialJay) December 28, 2017

Soundtracking: Edith Bowman Talks To Rian Johnson – #StarWars @soundtrackinguk @edibow @rianjohnson #thelastjedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) December 29, 2017

#StarWars franchise crosses $4 billion, eclipsing Disney’s Lucasfilm price

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 29, 2017

I’m really enjoying the conversations about #TheLastJedi both Pro AND Con. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion-but let me make one thing perfectly clear: Neither @Disney or #Lucasfilm has complained or told me what to say- EVER. #PeriodEndOfStory -mh

— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 29, 2017


— luna (@poesdameron) December 26, 2017

#TheLastJedi‘s concept designer talks developing a droid fit for the First Order.

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 31, 2017

WATCH: #TheLastJedi‘s Throne Room Scene Recreated with LEGO

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 31, 2017

(L) Me at the beginning of 2017
(R) Me at the end of 2017#HappyNewYear2018

— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 31, 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) January 1, 2018

Feast your eyes on our final exclusive @StarWars #TheLastJedi giveaway print by @Danmumforddraws. Available at @AMCTheatres this Sunday!

— IMAX (@IMAX) January 1, 2018

Since it seems like the #TheLastJedi spoiler moratorium is up for most folks, I really like the fact that the tree library on Ahch-To echoes the shape of the Starbird symbol and was burned to motivate the rebirth of the Jedi

— Ben Hower (@bhower1138) January 3, 2018

Crafting Crait: @ILMVFX‘s vfx supe on how Rian Johnson wanted to go ‘redder, redder, redder’ – a new @vfxblog story

— Ian Failes (@vfxblog) January 2, 2018

Will the Force Be With ‘The Last Jedi’ in China?

— Variety (@Variety) January 4, 2018

Pablo Hidalgo Sheds More Light On George Lucas’s Influence On The Sequel Trilogy – #EpisodeIX #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 4, 2018

How #TheLastJedi‘s team created the fathiers (a.k.a. dog-horses) and vulptices (a.k.a. crystal foxes)

— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 4, 2018

Alex Ross writing about John Williams by way of Wagner? YES.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 4, 2018

Han Solo News and Rumors

Happy New Year from Team #Solo. We’re pretty pumped for 2018

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 1, 2018

John Williams will write the theme music for Solo: A Star Wars Story #SoloAStarWarsStory #Solo #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) December 30, 2017

‘Solo’ Locks In Key ‘Star Wars’ Veteran (EXCLUSIVE)

— Variety (@Variety) December 30, 2017

#Solo‘ Will be Called ‘Han #Solo: A Star Wars Story’ in Certain International Markets – #HanSolo #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 2, 2018

Christian Bale Says He Was Considered For A Role In ‘Solo’ Film – #StarWars #Solo

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 3, 2018

LEGO Solo Leak: Range Trooper Minifigure | #soloastarwarsstory #rangetrooper #lego #legostarwars #minifigures

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 4, 2018

6 New LEGO Star Wars Solo Sets Leak | #soloastarwarsstory #lego #legostarwars #rebelscum

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 5, 2018

Is April 20 The “Force Friday” Date For ‘Solo’ Standalone Film? – #StarWars #Solo #ForceFriday

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 5, 2018

Episode IX News and Rumors

Possible Star Wars: Episode IX filming locations, plus more on Rey’s parentage #StarWarsEpisodeIX #StarWars #EpisodeIX

— (@comingsoonnet) January 2, 2018

Around the Web

Brian Herring, BB-8 Puppeteer, Launches Own Website – #StarWars @BrianHezza #BB8 #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 4, 2018

Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher once tried to sneak into a #StarWars showing

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 4, 2018


See Leia learning to ride a tauntaun with Hera and Han (!!) in this preview of #ForcesofDestiny: #StarWars

— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) December 31, 2017


Whether you’re in a galaxy near or far, far away, join us starting NOW for the first-ever @starwars Virtual Half Marathon! Click to learn details on the all-new #runDisney event:

— runDisney (@runDisney) January 3, 2018

Run YOUR galaxy in @runDisney’s Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 4, 2018

The new hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: #SecretsoftheEmpire by @ILMxLAB and The VOID, has debuted to guests at Disney Springs!

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) January 4, 2018


Turn heads with the latest Star Wars Mighty Muggs.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 3, 2018