The Star Wars News Roundup for March 2, 2018

Star Wars news for the week of March 2, 2018

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of March 2, 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

Solo apparently takes place between the novels ‘Star Wars: Tarkin’ and ‘Star Wars: A New Dawn’ – ‘Tarkin’ is set 14 years before the original 1977 movie & ‘A New Dawn’ 11 years #HanSolo

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2018

The Last Jedi Director Praises Solo: A Star Wars Story

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) February 27, 2018

NEW: Official Japanese poster for #SoloAStarWarsStory

— sleemo (@sleemo_) February 28, 2018

textless version of that new solo poster for your phone or whatever

— heath (@heathdwilliams) February 28, 2018

It’s Han (and Ben) Solo in‘s exclusive excerpt from the upcoming novel, Last Shot.

— Star Wars (@starwars) March 1, 2018

**SPOILER** Solo: A Star Wars Story “Nemesis” Name Revealed? | #soloastarwarsstory #lucasfilm #disney

— Yakface (@yak_face) March 2, 2018

Star Wars: Episode IX News and Rumors

Daisy Ridley Says J. J. Abrams Wrote Story Drafts For Star Wars Episodes VIII & IX – #EpisodeIX #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) March 1, 2018

Television News and Rumors

First Look at deleted scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 2, 2018

Director Dave Filoni on ‘Star Wars Rebels’: The Journey and the Legacy…

— Animation Magazine (@animag) February 24, 2018

Prepare yourself with a new Star Wars Rebels series finale promo

— (@comingsoonnet) February 28, 2018

The #StarWarsShow takes you to a special screening of #StarWarsRebels Lucasfilm, talk with #TheLastJedi sound designer Ren Klyce, and more!

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 28, 2018

Dave Filoni Says We’ll Learn What His Next Star Wars Project Is “Soon”

— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) March 1, 2018

Around the Web

Michael Kaplan Talks Costume Designs in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 24, 2018

Lucasfilm Sued Over ‘Failed’ Darth Vader Film – #StarWars @BBCNews @Lucasfilm

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 24, 2018

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ named Best Movie at @AARP‘s #Movies4Grownups awards

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 24, 2018

#StarWars fan-made video proposes hilarious ‘Solo’ intro over traditional crawl

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 24, 2018

Skywalker Sound’s supervising editor on what @RianJohnson wanted to convey to audiences between Kylo Ren and Rey: “It’s not just the internet. It’s something spiritual; it’s the Force” #LastJedi

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 26, 2018

James Gunn and Mark Hamill Are Down for a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ 3 Team-up

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) February 26, 2018

We speak to @JohnBoyega about filming #PacificRimUprising in Australia, one of the best pieces of advice Robert Downey Jr. gave him and how he feels about discussions surrounding #StarWars! #TheProjectTV

— The Project (@theprojecttv) February 26, 2018

#Repost @jakeluntdavies with @get_repost
French magazine SFX have run a feature on the TLJ Creature department. Here’s a behind the scenes pic of the Thala Siren puppet in situ on location. Tom Wilton and Derek Arnold are sealed inside whilst Rob…

— Fantha Tracks: Star Wars News In A Single File (@FanthaTracks) February 26, 2018

One man’s trash is another man’s fantastic Star Wars art exhibit

— io9 (@io9) February 26, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: #StarWars sensation @JohnBoyega on his time filming in Australia and what it’s like to star in one of the biggest EVER movie franchises! 👏🏻

— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) February 26, 2018

The men of @falloutboy (sans jetpack) share their Rogue One story and other Star Wars tales with

— Star Wars (@starwars) March 1, 2018

“How John Boyega Went From ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper to Sci-Fi Producer”– Thank You to the @nytimes for this awesome piece dropping today! by: Charlie Gates.

Check it out here

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 1, 2018

A very special thank you to @MensHealthUK for having me on the cover of their April issue! Find out some fundamental life lessons I learned along the way, on shelves today. by: Patrik Giardino

Check it out here:

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 1, 2018

‘The Last Jedi’ Star Kelly Marie Tran Joins Elizabeth Olsen Facebook Series (EXCLUSIVE)

— Variety (@Variety) March 1, 2018


A big challenge for the TLJ novelization: “translating” storytelling from the visual language of film. The toughest scene was the voiceover reveal after the mirror cave. How do you replicate that surprise in print? You’ll see what I did March 6!

— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) February 23, 2018

Book trailer for Star Wars #TheLastJedi Junior Novel with a new clip of Rey being sized up by one of the Caretakers on Ahch-To.

— sleemo (@sleemo_) February 23, 2018

One week till the TLJ novelization! I loved writing Rose and Finn: what’s Star Wars without rat-a-tat exchanges between feuding friends? As a bonus, look for a Legends reference that definitely qualifies as a deep cut.

— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) February 27, 2018


MARVEL’s STAR WARS Line Editor JORDAN D. WHITE Plots a Bold Course Forward – Into & Through A NEW HOPE and FORCE AWAKENS

— Newsarama (@Newsarama) February 23, 2018

My cover for Star Wars Forces of Destiny’s trade has been revealed! Beautiful colors by @COLORnMATT! So happy I was able to work on this series!

— Elsa Charretier (@e_charretier) February 25, 2018 speaks to the creative forces behind the landmark series Dark Empire.

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 27, 2018


Glimpse Of Millennium Falcon Attraction Coming To ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ – #StarWars #GalaxysEdge

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 24, 2018

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes to see how the fan-built Star Wars vehicles on display at Disneyland Paris were made:

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 26, 2018

Video Games

#StarWarsBattlefront II’s latest update brings new maps, a new mode, and more.

— Star Wars (@starwars) February 28, 2018


This cozy Death Star pet cave is no moon: #StarWars

— Nerdist (@nerdist) February 25, 2018

Star Wars Toybox Darth Vader Now Available | #shopdisney #starwars #starwarstoybox

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 26, 2018

The #DisneyStore exclusive Toybox #BobaFett, which recycles the #DisneyInfinity aesthetic, is coming out very soon

Photo: @FanthaTracks

— Boba Fett Fan Club (@bobafettfanclub) February 28, 2018

Fully operational (and comfy) new #StarWars #Furniture for your home or fan cave. Coming to #RegalRobot on 3/1. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about this and other new creations! #Emperor #Returnofthejedi #darkside

— Regal Robot (@RegalRobot) February 26, 2018

Star Wars Toybox Luke Skywalker Hitting Disneyland | #starwarstoybox #shopdisney #disneyland #starwars

— Yakface (@yak_face) February 27, 2018

The long-awaited Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey and Kylo Ren Adventure Doll 2-Pack is also in stock at Entertainment Earth.

— (@GalacticHunter) February 27, 2018

Regal Robot Reveal New Director Chairs & Cafe Tables – Available … – #StarWars @RegalRobot #Furniture @StarWars

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 28, 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

Funko POP! ‘The Last Jedi’ Wave 2 Products Revealed – #StarWars @OriginalFunko #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) March 1, 2018

6″ Black Series Porgs Preorder at DorksideToys | #blackseries #hasbro #porgs #thelastjedi #Sponsor

— Yakface (@yak_face) March 1, 2018

Anovos announces Sabine Wren Helmet (Season 4 Deco) #starwarsrebels #anovos

— Yakface (@yak_face) March 1, 2018