Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

Screenshot-4It’s another week with the most interesting Star Wars posts from the social networks. Read on for the latest from Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Pablo Hidalgo and many more.



It appears that Jabba’s palace is in the new novel Bloodline. Stay tuned for our review on May 3.




This is the first shot ILM has completed in their long and fruitful career.




And some more bits revealed from this year’s NAB event by Co-Producer Ben Rosenblatt:




A fantastic Indian music tribute to Star Wars:




Mark Hamill continues with his trickster role:




You can see a much higher quality images from the Royal visit HERE.



Some cool posts by Daisy Ridley on her Instagram:




Rehearsal plus burger, happy MOI #sunday #SUNday #workworkworkworkworksamidabadoobee

A photo posted by @daisyridley on




The full talk between J.J. Abrams and Chris Rock at the Tribeca Film Festival:




The latest from Pablo Hidalgo.


On the possibility of extended edition for TFA:




On who the hooded figure in the Rogue One teaser is not:




On the AT-ATs in the Rogue One teaser:




On Lucasfilm’s involvement with the publishers:




On the petition to bring Lucas back for Episode IX:




On the gun Solo gave to Finn:




On why the Republic helps the Resistance:




On the term Jedi Academy:




On Rey, and how everyone has a theory:




Oh who is the Skywalker type in TFA:



On the EU board that recently appeared:




Kathleen Kennedy among the top 100 influential people in the world:




Stay tuned for more next week.



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26 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

  • April 23, 2016 at 12:55 am

    An EU billboard???

    • April 23, 2016 at 1:37 am

      BEHOLD!!! IN ALL IT’S GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • April 23, 2016 at 2:33 am

        Oh dear, that’s just pathetic.

        • April 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm


    • April 23, 2016 at 2:17 am

      tl;dr fans rented out a billboard in some US city as a petition. It just says “Lucasfilm needs to make the EU canon again!!1!” in Star Wars-y font with a starry background.

    • April 23, 2016 at 3:28 am

      That’s fake!

      SWNN even tweeted out last night that it’s 100% fake

      • April 23, 2016 at 3:32 am

        Thank the Maker! It’s not that bad but they could do better, so i hope they do!

  • April 23, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I’m glad those aren’t AT-AT’s per se since they sure move/look different than the ones in Empire. Minor plothole averted.

    • April 23, 2016 at 2:20 am

      I’m pretty interested to know what exactly they are, though. What purpose do they serve, if the AT-AT can clearly handle extreme cold and dense foliage? What do you need one of these variants for that an AT-AT can’t handle? Or maybe they’re just an older model that got replaced after the Battle of Yavin?

      So many questions.

      • April 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        I’m going with Nick’s aquatic theory since they technically already exist. It’s still three years from Empire too, So these could be the earliest prototypes.

        • April 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

          That kinda stinks that at ats are featured in Rogue One, especially for those who plan on watching all Star Wars films in chronological order; the walkers’ appearance in Rogue One will take away from the dramatic “wow” moment when they first appear in the distance at Echo Base.

          • April 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm

            Like Anakin already being known as Vader before Empire. Though the fact that these are CG and the ones in V are practical is going to be the most jarring thing.

          • April 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm

            It’s simple. Don’t watch in chronological order. This movie was made with the knowledge that everyone has seen the OT. Therefore, you should see the OT before you watch it.

    • April 23, 2016 at 2:45 am

      My guess is that they are some sort of aquatic-oriented variant, given the location. That would explain Hidalgo’s coyness, as well as the need for an entirely new variant.

      • April 23, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        Those did exist in the old EU but I think it was more for the RPG’s and I can’t ever remember them being in any novels or comics.

        • April 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

          Yeah, me neither. The rumors about Rouge One concept art (regarding how these AT-whatevers get to the beach) seems to lend itself to this theory, though.
          As you said below, they also might simply be another prototype. I seem to remember Hidalgo also saying somewhere that these are not the Rebels prototypes , so they might simply be a ‘Phase II’ prototype (albeit a kinda boring theory…)

          • April 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

            Good point though I think of all the EU they’d disregard, Rebels would probably be the first as it’s just so different from the OT especially compared with the novels and comics.

  • April 23, 2016 at 3:54 am

    That Indian Jam was actually pretty awesome, though I wish they didn’t use the synthesized “String Ensemble” setting on the keyboard. Just the 3-piece indian band w/out the keyboard would have been perfect and more special. My favorite parts were “Cantina Band” and “Dual of Fates”.

    I wish I knew the name of that first string-instrument, the one with the bow that opened with “Leia’s Theme”.

  • April 23, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Well, that shoots down another “IT HAS TO DEAL WITH SNOKE!!!!!!” theory. I feel bad for poor Pablo since that must be about 3/4s of what he has to deal with.

  • April 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I don’t understand the purpose of Pablo Hidalgo’s that tweet, in which he says Kylo is the Skywalker in TFA. Does that mean Rey isn’t a Skywalker? Even though he was not, why would he cut through such a heated and hugely believed theory?

    Or was it just a simple telling to those who keep refusing to take Kylo as a Skywalker?

    • April 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      It’s the same kind of answer JJ gave to Rey’s parenthood: “the parents of Rey aren’t in the Force Awakens”. He clarified that we don’t know who they are in the film. I think Hidalgo plays the same game. The Skywalker is Kylo because for the audience, this is the only confirmation.

  • April 23, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Did Han Solo not say that Luke started an academy in the Force Awakens?

    • April 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      He said ,,He was training a new generation of jedi”. No mention about an ,,academy”.

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