The Star Wars News Roundup for January 26, 2018

Star Wars news for the week of January 26, 2018

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of January 26 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!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi News and Rumors

Of course Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill have thoughts on what happened to Luke’s hand.

— io9 (@io9) January 21, 2018

John Williams Earns 51st Oscar Nomination for ‘Star War: The Last Jedi’ Score

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) January 23, 2018

Congrats to our Sound Mixing nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018

Congrats to our Sound Editing nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018

Congrats to our Original Score nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018

Congrats to our Visual Effects nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018

I can’t remember the last time all the nominations lists made me this happy. SO many good folks, SO much good stuff.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 23, 2018

Rian Johnson Talks About The Holdo Maneuver, One of ‘The Last Jedi’s Most Breathtaking …

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 24, 2018

Veteran whose dying wish was to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi has died

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 24, 2018

#TheLastJedi‘s director, @RianJohnson, reveals new details about @DelReyStarWars‘ upcoming novelization with author @JasonCFry, we set sail on a @DisneyCruise, and more, on The #StarWarsShow!

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 24, 2018

Here’s the first footage from The Last Jedi deleted scene of Luke’s third lesson

— io9 (@io9) January 25, 2018

A memorable scene in #StarWars: #TheLastJedi was rewritten by Rian Johnson based on a suggestion from Hux actor Domnhall Gleeson

— HitFix on UPROXX (@HitFixUPROXX) January 25, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors

A tragic loss. My heart goes out to Alli’s family whom she adored. Alli was an important colleague & friend over many years who never backed away from any challenge but at all times was both powerfully effective & graciously humanistic. RIP #AlliShearmur

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 20, 2018

Had the inexpressible privilege this year of getting to know and work with Alli every day. She was a dynamic, feisty, shrewd, HILARIOUS, generous, warm, affectionate and gloriously crazy person, and it’s not fair she won’t be here to see the finished film she worked so hard on.

— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) January 20, 2018

@StarWarsNewsNet The #IMAX release of #SoloAStarWarsStory Trailer to include expanded IMAX Shots! Select scenes captured with IMAX Cameras!

— Vahn (@ImAFilmEditor) January 22, 2018

Only a single ‘Solo’ image to share from the London Toy Fair – courtesy of @RevellUK and their advent calendar for 2018. Not final artwork. #LondonToyFair #Solo @starwars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 23, 2018

Always great to catch up with my pal @WarwickADavis #SoloAStarWarsStory we’re doing some post production sound work

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 24, 2018

#StarWars producer Allison Shearmur mourned by Natalie Portman, Kathleen Kennedy as “brilliant mind and generous spirit”

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 25, 2018

Star Wars: Episode IX News and Rumors

Domhnall Gleeson gives us an update on #StarWars Episode IX. | #VarietyStudio presented by @att #Sundance

— Variety (@Variety) January 22, 2018

Spinoff News and Rumors

Is #HandmaidsTale filmmaker Reed Morano the next #StarWars director?

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 19, 2018

Television News and Rumors

The end begins when #StarWarsRebels returns for its final episodes Monday, February 19 at 9pm EDT on @DisneyXD.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 19, 2018

The trailer, poster and schedule for the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels! #StarWarsRebels

— (@comingsoonnet) January 19, 2018

It is with *extreme fanboy glee* that I will answer the question–

Am I voicing Palpatine in Rebels Season 4?

No, I am not

See, they found this guy who does it juuust a fair bit better than I do, by any estimation.

An actor I greatly admire.#caretoguess?!!!!!!

— Sam Witwer (@SamWitwer) January 19, 2018

Around the Web

‘Star Wars’ and ‘Hunger Games’ producer Allison Shearmur dies at 53

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 20, 2018

More WIP of #GuardiansOfTheWhills @starwars #tamposla

— Darren Tibbles (@daztibbles) January 19, 2018

Hey Rian. I remember when we shot that. It was Jim’s idea. If you think about it those characters looked no-where near how the rest of the Muppets looked on the show. Jim loved experimenting with new looks. He always pushed the envelope. (So you can”t blame me for being scared)

— Frank Oz (@TheFrankOzJam) January 23, 2018

With no plans to run, punch or point in 2018 we can only assume the Ford is beefing up for Indy V filming in…

— Indymag (@TIJArchive) January 25, 2018


Far too kind … oh who am I kidding I’m totally getting a screenshot of this turned into a really big poster for my office.

— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) January 24, 2018


A Day In The Life of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’s DJ In New Marvel One-Shot

— Newsarama (@Newsarama) January 25, 2018

Marvel Editor Heather Antos Tweets About Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Comic Releases – #StarWars @HeatherAntos @Marvel

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 20, 2018

Return of the Comics Scribe! On April 4, I fly back to the Galaxy Far, Far Away with @IDWPublishing‘s STAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2018 — a showcase for my first story ever starring Luke, Leia, and the droids! Drawn by @JonSommariva!

— John Jackson Miller (@jjmfaraway) January 24, 2018

Chums! I’ve been sitting on this for ages but I’m so happy to announce that I’ve written and drawn a @StarWars story for @IDWPublishing‘s #StarWarsAdventures Issue 9. #IG88 #DreamComeTrue

— Nick Brokenshire (@NickBrokenshire) January 24, 2018

Del Rey ‘Star Wars’ Convention Exclusive For Emerald City Comic-Con … – #StarWars @DelReyStarWars @DelReyBooks

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 24, 2018

“Star Wars: Poe Dameron” writer @charlessoule teases the Resistance pilot’s latest adventure! More on

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 25, 2018 speaks with the team behind the #ForcesOfDestiny: Ahsoka & Padmé comic.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 25, 2018

Star Wars: Thrawn Dominates Advance Reorders

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) January 25, 2018

Luke Skywalker Action Figure Variant From John Tyler … – #StarWars @johntylerchris @HamillHimself @Marvel

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 26, 2018

Video Games

The war is just beginning. News on what the next few months have in store for #StarWarsBattlefrontII players awaits:

— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) January 24, 2018

Lenovo Announces New Content for ‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ … – #StarWars @lenovo #JediChallenges @StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 26, 2018


Bird is the word with these new porgtastic sneakers.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 24, 2018

Target Exclusive POP! Resistance BB Unit | #target #funko #thelastjedi #exclusives

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 24, 2018

ANOVOS Han Solo Ensembles & Accessories In Stock And Shipping! – #StarWars @ANOVOS #HanSolo #HappyHunting

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 25, 2018