The Star Wars News Roundup for February 23, 2018

Star Wars news for the week of February 23, 2018

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of February 23, 2018 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!

Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors

Hasbro Announces FurReal Friends Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie | #hasbro #furrealfriends #starwars #toyfair2018

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 15, 2018

Here’s how a galaxy of new books will connect to Solo: A Star Wars Story

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 16, 2018

Thrilled to showcase the incredible artistry behind Lucasfilm’s latest with @ABRAMSbooks’ The Art of #SoloAStarWarsStory!

— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) February 16, 2018

Take a better look at a couple of new, super cool characters from #StarWars #SoloAStarWarsStory

— Paul Bateman (@PaulRMQ) February 17, 2018

We’re building a crew. The best in the galaxy! @starwars #HanSolo

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) February 18, 2018

Two New Starships from #Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed. Meet the Imperial Hauler and the Arrestor Cruiser! – #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 18, 2018

A galaxy’s worth of #HanSolo stories and books are on their way.

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 19, 2018

#HotWheels #Solo leak.#starwars #starwarstoys

— Star Wars TOYS 360 (@SWtoys360) February 19, 2018

Here you go #StarWars fam:
Donald Glover says #Solo is just straight up FUN

— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2018

Gamemaker Tells Court Lucasfilm Doesn’t Own “Sabacc” in ‘Star Wars’ Trademark Dispute

— THR Esq. (@THREsq) February 20, 2018

We take a look at the #HanSolo books and comics heading our way, talk with #StarWarsRebels@TiyaSircar, check out ALL THE STAR WARS TOYS at New York Toy Fair 2018, and more, on The #StarWarsShow!

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 21, 2018

Some WIP of the Kessel Run super short animation I’m working on as part of my #Solo fan project. @starwars @RealRonHoward #starwarsfanart

— Darren Tibbles (@daztibbles) February 21, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Sabotage Trailer Re-Cut

Episode IX News and Rumors

What can you tell us about #StarWars Episode IX? – @StephenAtHome

We have a script. – #JJAbrams #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 22, 2018

JJ Abrams Goes on Colbert and Claims that ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ Has a Script (Video)

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) February 22, 2018

In-Home and Television News and Rumors

The rebellion is reborn. #TheLastJedi will be available on Digital Download, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on April 9th! Available for pre-order here:

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) February 20, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming to Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD in March! #StarWarsTheLastJedi #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) February 20, 2018

What do Grand Moff Tarkin, Admiral Raddus, and Ben Kenobi have in common? They all speak with @Stephen_Stanton‘s voice. The actor looks back over his career at

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 16, 2018

The end #StarWarsRebels has begun. Venture deeper into “Jedi Night” and “DUME” with #RebelsRecon.

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 20, 2018

Around the Web

The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson Changed Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer After Seeing One of the Toys – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 16, 2018

#StarWars meets the #DisneyPrincess world when @jhaletweets‘ Cinderella subs in for Grand Moff Tarkin on #TalkinToons with @yakkopinky

— Nerdist (@nerdist) February 16, 2018

I’m honored to be reading Carrie’s Letter to Princess Leia, her touching, twisted & hilarious tribute to herself! #BeThere via @thr

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 16, 2018

I asked J.J. Abrams about STAR WARS fans who didn’t like all those LADIEZZZZ in THE LAST JEDI, and he had kind of the perfect answer:

— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) February 16, 2018

“The Force Of Sound” Streaming Feature Coming From ABC News – #StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 16, 2018

Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Claims ‘The Last Jedi’ Proves Rey is Just a “Cog in the Machine” via @ComicBook #StarWars

— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) February 17, 2018

Ron Perlman Joins Mark Hamill in Transformers: Power of the Primes

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) February 17, 2018

— i’m a star wars (@tolkienianjedi) February 17, 2018

.@HamillHimself jump-started a few hearts with a Twitter post reassuring fans he was not dead

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 17, 2018

#StarWars doc goes behind-the-scenes of Skywalker Sound

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 19, 2018

#BlackPanther tops #StarWarsTheLastJedi in historic opening

— Variety (@Variety) February 20, 2018

I don’t know how you got this footage but Lucasfilm security is on their way to your home.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 20, 2018

this one nearly made the cut #Bespin

— jock (@Jock4twenty) February 20, 2018

Oscar Isaac talks ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and the most turbulent year of his life in our exclusive cover story

— GQ Style (@GQStyle) February 20, 2018

#Oscars2018: @HamillHimself, @GalGadot, @Zendaya added to presenters list

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 21, 2018

Rian Johnson on Steven Spielberg #SpielbergTakeover

— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) February 21, 2018

Note to self: 1) Talk fast enough so the orchestra doesn’t try to play me off.
2) No “R2-Me Too” jokes.
3) After opening the envelope, don’t say “La La Land”#Oscars2018

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 21, 2018

Streaming now! Check out “The Force of Sound”, an ABC News Features inside look at the sound design of #TheLastJedi with @rianjohnson, @matthewood & the @skywalkersound team! @ABC

— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) February 20, 2018

Exclusive: Mark @HamillHimself will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8 | Via @wofstargirl

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2018

#StarWars Has Abandoned the Iconic Wilhelm Scream

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) February 21, 2018

Can’t say this is a dream come true because I was never foolish enough to think something like this could ever happen. When part of me doubts I deserve such an honor, I remind myself that someone got a “Star” for just one crappy reality show. #BeyondGr8ful

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 22, 2018

FUN FACT: In 1976, when Harrison Ford told me he already had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I laughed & thought he was joking. He wasn’t. Broadway & silent film star Harrison Ford had one for decades before #StarWars#HarrisonsAlwaysRight

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 22, 2018

William Shatner Busts Mark Hamill’s Chops Over Upcoming Hollywood Star

— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) February 22, 2018

Steal from the best!

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 22, 2018

YESSSS! We had @anthonywonke & his crew on set every day, we were always radio mic’d up. This isn’t talking heads & b-roll, it really gets into process & captures what the shoot felt like. Excited to see it with a crowd…

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 22, 2018

Really looking forward to this @92Y. I’m so honored @TheFrankOzJam agreed to do this! There is no one on the planet I’d rather be probed by than Frank, as long as The Pope remains unavailable.
Counting down the days- mh

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 22, 2018

Behind the Magic – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Bombing Run


.@EW is showing off your first look at the newest cover reveals coming from IDW Publishing’s @starwars: Adventures in celebration of Solo! Including the reveal of IDW’s official @Freecomicbook #StarWars cover! –

— IDW Publishing (@IDWPublishing) February 16, 2018

Marvel’s New Lando Miniseries Will Tie Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) February 16, 2018

Free Comic Book Day Delivers Star Wars’ Solo Ahead Of Movie

— PREVIEWSworld (@PREVIEWSworld) February 20, 2018

LOTS of Han Solo coming from @cavanscott and I in May 😉

— Derek Charm (@derek_charm) February 16, 2018

Marvel Publishes Tag And Bink Star Wars Comics Again, Ahead of Solo Movie

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) February 22, 2018


A new look at Disney World’s Star Wars resort #StarWars

— (@comingsoonnet) February 22, 2018

VIDEO: Millennium Falcon Set Installation in Disneyland

— (@Blog_Mickey) February 20, 2018

First Look: See new images of the #StarWars inspired resort planned for @WaltDisneyWorld: #DisneySMMC

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 22, 2018

Video Games

An update for your Rise to Power in the Star Wars galaxy.

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 19, 2018

Luke’s compass, the Otomok System, Operation Yellow Moon.​ explores those and more #StarWars universe easter eggs found in @EAStarWars #BattlefrontII.

— Star Wars Games (@StarWarsGames) February 21, 2018

New Lucasfilm Trademark Filing for “Star Wars Resistance” #lucasfilm #starwars #resistance

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 21, 2018


Toy Fair New York Reveals: Star Wars – The Last Jedi! #FunkoTFNY

— Funko (@OriginalFunko) February 16, 2018

Here’s some fun stuff for a great cause – bid on @IfOnly for a screen-used stormtrooper helmet or Porg maquette that I defaced with my signature! You’ll help raise money for the Northern California fire victims.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 16, 2018

Hasbro’s #StarWars Toy Fair gallery with Solo: A Star Wars Story, the crowdfunded Jabba’s Sail Barge, Rogue One and The Last Jedi #ToyFair #Solo

— (@comingsoonnet) February 18, 2018

Better shot 1 of 2 of the new Star Wars 3.75″ Vintage Collection.
Mostly re-releases here but great to see the line return.
H/T @thetoyinsider #starwars #toyfair #hasbro #vintagecollection #toystagram #toys #toycrew #FLYGUY #FLYGUYtoys #Googleplus

— FLYGUY™ (@FLYGUY) February 17, 2018

Better shot 2 of 2 of the new Star Wars 3.75″ Vintage Collection.
Some re-releases here but still great to see the line return and that cardback!
H/T @thetoyinsider #starwars #toyfair #hasbro #vintagecollection #toystagram #toys #toycrew #FLYGUY #FLYGUY

— FLYGUY™ (@FLYGUY) February 17, 2018

Better shot 2 of 2 of the new Star Wars 3.75″ Vintage Collection.
Some re-releases here but still great to see the line return and that cardback!
H/T @thetoyinsider #starwars #toyfair #hasbro #vintagecollection #toystagram #toys #toycrew #FLYGUY #FLYGUY

— FLYGUY™ (@FLYGUY) February 17, 2018

Release dates for the upcoming films and their related products – confirming #Solo street date. #NYTF

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 17, 2018

A dream come true… Jabba’s Skiff with Jabba. Docking Spring 2018 at – back it by April 3rd!! @starwars #TFNY @HasbroNews #HasbroToyFair

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 17, 2018

Here’s a minute video of the Jabba’s Skiff prototype. Go fund it at now! @starwars #TFNY @HasbroNews #HasbroToyFair

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 17, 2018

Playskool heroes series #StarWars #HasbroToyFair

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 17, 2018

Playskool heroes! Poe’s X-Wing, thr Falcon, Rancor, and more! #StarWars  #HasbroToyFair

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 17, 2018

The 12 inch and 3.75 inch Qi’ra figures say “Corellia” and the outfit is hers from the beginning of the teaser, which confirms she and Han are speeding around Corellia in #SoloAStarWarsStory #StarWars  #HasbroToyFair

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 17, 2018

Yup Black Series Holdo is coming in 2019 if I heard correctly. #StarWars  #HasbroToyFair

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 17, 2018

VIDEO: The Falcon in action! So Lando basically put a body kit over the true exterior to dress it up, but the rumble feature causes them to blow off revealing its true self! #StarWars #HasbroToyFair

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 17, 2018

Celebrate the legacy of #StarWars w/ the return of these highly detailed Star Wars Vintage Collection 3.75 in figures! Avail Spring ’18 #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 18, 2018

Leaked Hot Wheels for #SoloAStarWarsStory have turned up on Instagram interesting designs and actual names for a couple that we leaked here: #hotwheels

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 18, 2018

#2018InternationalToyFair #LEGO showroom #StarWars display including the #SoloAStarWarsStory #millenniumfalcon, #Yoda‘s Hut, #Jedi & #CloneTrooper #BattlePack, and the #DarthMaul Buildable Figure. #WeAreAllRebelScum

— (@rebelscumnews) February 18, 2018

#Hasbro shows off #TheVintageCollection #ActionFigures in their showroom @ #2018InternationalToyFair #StarWars #WeAreAllRebelScum

— (@rebelscumnews) February 18, 2018

#HasbroToyFair introduces #Haslab with #TheVintageCollection 3.75″ scale #JabbasSailBarge @ #2018InternationalToyFair #StarWars #WeAreAllRebelScum

— (@rebelscumnews) February 18, 2018

HASLAB Announcement Video from Hasbro.

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 18, 2018

Put on this deluxe helmet from #StarWars: The Black Series & reign as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader w/ movie-accurate sound effects! Avail Spring ’18 #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 18, 2018

Showcase the galaxy’s most iconic #StarWars scenes & characters w/ The Black Series Kylo Ren Centerpiece! Avail April ’18 #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 18, 2018

Take your #StarWars collection to the next level w/ these incredibly detailed figures from Solo: A Star Wars Story in the Star Wars: The Black Series 6-in Figure Assortment! Avail Spring 2018 #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 18, 2018

Han Solo and friends join @Mattel‘s #StarWars #BattleRollers collection. Get an exclusive look:

— Nerdist (@nerdist) February 18, 2018

Prepare to embark on a galactic adventure! Introducing the #StarWars 2-in-1 Millennium Falcon playset – an action-packed set built for exploring the galaxy. (Avail. Spring ’18) #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 18, 2018

The Khetanna—Jabba the Hutt’s famed sail barge—could come to life with your help! If we reach 5000 pre-orders, Jabba’s vehicle of choice for will become a reality – and the largest #StarWars vehicle ever created by Hasbro! Visit for info! #HasbroToyFair

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 19, 2018

.@GearDiarySite’s awards have been announced and our #StarWars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie made their Best of 2018 #ToyFair list! #HasbroToyFair #TFNY

— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) February 19, 2018

TFNY 2018: Jelly Belly & Hallmark – #StarWars @JellyBellyUK @Hallmark #TFNY

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 21, 2018

TFNY 2018: Schylling Toys – #StarWars @Schylling #TFNY

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 21, 2018

TFNY 2018: IncrediBuilds Freestanding Models – #StarWars @Incredi_Builds #TFNY

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 21, 2018

‘Wookiee Weekend’ Begins April 20th For ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – #StarWars #Solo #WookieeWeekend

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 21, 2018

Hasbro Reveals TVC Klaatu (Skiff Guard) Coming in 2019 | #hasbro #vintagecollection #TVC #hasbropulse

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 22, 2018

Hasbro is literally changing the face of their popular Black Series. Learn more at

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 22, 2018

Here’s a first look at Target exclusive 10 inch Porg! More info coming soon.

— Nick M. (@sw_up_wir20) February 22, 2018