Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

Rey and Finn

It’s been another great week with lots of interesting stories from the galaxy far, far away. Check out the latest cool posts from John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Pablo Hidalgo and many more…


First some great news. It seems that the book The Making of Star Wars Thr Force Awakens is not cancelled after all:




NASA has a very cool article titled “Worlds that will make you believe Star Wars is real”.



You can read the full story HERE.



Check out the first sentence from Chuck Wendig’s Life Debt:




Rogue One teaser poster is already in theaters:


Hype #RogueOne

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens as told by Emoji:




Dave Filoni teases Star Wars: Rebels season 3 for May 4:




Tom Hiddleston and Carrie Fisher with her dog Gary attend the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC:




The original Star Wars action figures are on exhibition:




A closer look at the progress of Disney’s Star Wars Land construction:





Obama dances with R2-D2 and two Stormtroopers for May 4:




And now some posts from our favorite screen duo.


John Boyega joins the voice cast of a four-part animated drama based on Richard Adams’ novel “Watership Down”. The miniseries is produced by Netflix and BBC:



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John is again proving that he is so down to earth. He is on his way to the Sunday church with his mom. 🙂


Church run with mama #westunting

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John will appear on the theater stage in London once again, where it all started:




And now some cool posts by Daisy.


It’s nice to see that Daisy loves reading. Here’s what she is at now:




Daisy Ridley with her father…., her real father 😉




And this is just too funny:








And a few BTS photos from Daisy for May 4:




And now some tweets from Pablo Hidalgo from LFL’s Story Group:


The Plagueis saga continues:




If you wonder whether a Sith could become Force ghost:




If you were wondering why Yoda doesn’t seem to recognize R2-D2 in the prequel trilogy, here’s a possible explanation and more:




On Rey’s age when she was left on Jakku:




On some helmet writings:




This is not the real Neil deGrasse Tyson, but the conversations is too good to pass:




Stay tuned for more next weeks…



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47 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

  • May 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    “Lot’s of interesting stories”

    Who is Lot and why does he have interesting stories?

    • May 7, 2016 at 12:51 am

      His wife turned into a pillar of salt. That makes for a pretty good story.

      • May 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        The Force works in mysterious ways.

  • May 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Snoke is Plagueis is still alive. Pablo even corrected someone who said that the theory had just been crushed. He only said that Plagueis is dead. He never said anything about Plagueis reincarnating as Snoke, etc.

  • May 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    The question about Rey being on Jakku and the Bloodline novel was something that has had me wondering as well. I’ve always thought that Rey is Luke’s daughter but now I’m not so sure. If she has been on Jakku for sometime during Bloodline and Kylo is still Ben and still with Luke, this throws doubt on her being Luke’s daughter and her being part of the Jedi academy. What does everyone else think?

    • May 6, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      I was never convinced she was his daughter (although I acknowledged it as a possibility). This basically rules it out altogether. The only way it would make any sense is if he didn’t know about her and that would just take too much backstory explanation in the next movie(s).

      • May 7, 2016 at 10:24 pm

        It could be explained in a couple lines of dialogue. Luke could express how he thought her mother had died, it could be one of the reasons he is searching for the specific knowledge that he is, maybe Ben was jealous of HIS teacher loving someone else and having a child and killed the mom in secret, who knows. But there’s a lot that can be explained through dialogue even through peripheral characters. Personally, if she’s Lukes, my money is on her mother having not told Luke about her, or him thinking her mother died before having her.

    • May 6, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      That actually makes me really happy. Rey being Luke’s daughter is stupidly obvious, and if there’s anything we need to avoid going forward, it’s the stupidly obvious.

    • May 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Felt for a while that Rey is not a Skywalker. Her parents hid her on Jakku as she is so strong in the force, and didn’t want the First Order taking her away. Recall Kennedy said before TFA’s release that the movie deals with “orphans”.

    • May 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Could’ve been Han leaving her on Jakku then?? Would explain the Falcon on Jakku…

  • May 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    “Because he doesn’t have the console to read R2’s speech”? Nuh uh. Not gonna fly, Pablo. While they’re on the planet, they clearly converse. “Ready for some power?”

    You can argue that Luke was just ASSUMING what R2 was saying, sure, but let’s just stick with “George didn’t fucking think about his other movies before wanting to see R2 and 3PO in the prequels”.

    • May 6, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Retcon-based contextualization is the key here. Besides, you’re not the storyteller here and the Creator had the right to do such things 😉 (and are you really questioning canon kings Pablo and Chee? Lol)

      Also, I don’t really recall Yoda and R2 meeting in the PT (maybe in TCW but I don’t remember exactly).

      In any case, I look at R2 holding all this memory as a running joke type of thing. Also, R2 seems to be a command-based type of droid, in the sense that he’s not going to give information unless he is commanded to do so (but the commander has to know what to say make R2 spill things, if they want to)).

      This type of quirky stuff is no different than R2 all of a sudden waking up at the end of TFA and revealing that he had a other part of the map to help in finding Luke (deuce ex machina).

      • May 7, 2016 at 12:19 am

        The real question is: Why dosent Obi-wan recognise R2 in ANH?
        Or why didnt R2 tell Luke all the backstory he needed?
        Or why does R2 have rockets and or those gadgets in the prequels which were never used later?
        Having R2 and C3PO in the prequels was a terrible idea. I dont know how others feel, but imo Anakin building C3PO is the stupiest fan service ever in any movie. How can an 8 years old slave have the required knowledge, time, and money to build a droid? And why a protocol droid? How does translating help her mom?
        Imo except for maybe a cameo neither should’ve been in the prequels at all.
        Continuity>Fan service.

        • May 7, 2016 at 2:08 am

          1) I guess either Obi-Wan recognized him but kept it for himself, or, as the fact that he looks at astromechs as just astromechs, he never really cared about artoo and hence didn’t consider him much.
          2) Well he knew half of what was going on, and maybe just didn’t want to say it. Or, as kind of is officially stated, Luke can’t speak binary, wich makes sense when we think about the fact that all the conversations they have could have been made with pets the same way
          3) simply because in 1977-1983 they still haven’t thought of it or couldn’t vfx it properly.
          I personally disagree on R2 and 3P0 being in the prequels as a bad idea. They’re the characters that effectively bond together all the three trilogies, and their appearance in III was minimal. 3P0, isn’t just a translator, as the films suggest a protocol droid solely is. My guess is that in IV we hear him saying that he’s been programmed for other stuff than etiquette and protocol in order to be used in tatooinish environments, but is interrupted before getting into detail. Ultimately, Anakin, the 8 years old kid who drives in podraces and built one all alone, couldn’t know how to build a protocol droid? I guess he found the components without needing too much money or time, because he works in a components reseller shop?

        • May 7, 2016 at 2:35 am

          You’re not suppose to being applying 100% real-world logic to a sci-fi fantasy movie…


        • May 7, 2016 at 3:27 am

          In YA novelization of ANH it looks as if Obi-Wan did recognize R2 and C3PO but chose not say anything. There are a ton of inconsistencies and contradictions in the prequel trilogy, that is why most fans wish they never existed. There were some fun moments to watch but there was so much bad in it as well. I wish they could go back and redo them.

        • May 7, 2016 at 4:55 am

          Because R2 was cleverly concealed behind some truly shittily composited and duped rocks. CLEARLY this was always George’s intention…technology just hadn’t arrived at a point where he could unconvincingly convey rocks in 1976.

        • May 7, 2016 at 10:41 am

          Which is the more unrealistic, an 8 year old slave building a droid, or a girl defeating a dark jedi with Skywalker blood the very first time she picks up a saber, only hours after discovering that she can use the force?

          I disliked both, to be honest, but have come to accept it and just let it go. There’s too much I love about Star Wars to spend time worrying about the few small things that annoy me about it from time to time.

          • May 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm

            I think, and what Filoni, Abrams, the designers of TFA and Kasdan have said – regarding discussions on what the Force is and how it may ‘act’ with volition – that the Force as used in TFA, and as you say, TPM, does ‘act’ and ‘decide’ to act in certain ways (also hinted at in Darth Plageuis).

            So I guess we’re really going with the interpretation of the Force being willing to act through a person like Anakin/Shmi and Rey when deemed necessary.

    • May 7, 2016 at 12:55 am

      “Ready for some power?” I say stuff like that to my cats all the time. (“Is it dinner time? Are you hungry?”) That doesn’t mean I understand them when they meow back at me.

      • May 7, 2016 at 4:54 am

        Said the same thing last time this came up. “IF you’re saying coming here…” clinches it.

  • May 6, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    People still think Snoke is Plagueis? In a series of movies that barely pauses for breath I really can’t imagine they’re going to make the 20 minute detour into Sith history it would take to set that up as a “big” reveal. A big reveal that would have the vast majority of the audience shrugging and saying “so what”.

  • May 7, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Poor Pablo. 🙂 He’s awesome by the way.

  • May 7, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Kinda surprised this hasn’t gotten more attention:

    ELSTREE 1976

    A documentary about ten very different lives connected by having appeared onscreen wearing masks or helmets in Star Wars.

    Created by

    Jon Spira

    Now available to watch on VOD in the U.S. This means you can go to iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, VUDU or any other VOD service to watch the movie now!

  • May 7, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I guess my theory that it was Ben that left Rey on Jakku is done. So it looks more and more like that Rey is just Rey if you are to connect the dots from aftermath. Luke is traveling with Ben 6 years before TFA. There is no way he abandons his daughter when everything was going well in the galaxy.

    • May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Would be kind of a cop out after all the set ups they put in TFA not to mention the trailer was kind of centered around it. The entire saga is about the Skywalker family as well.

      • May 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

        Didn’t J.J. say TFA was all about what had happened to Luke Skywalker after all those years?

        Rey not being a Skywalker would be a smart move for Disney, move away from that bloodline otherwise the franchise will become too soapy.

        • May 9, 2016 at 11:18 am

          Yeah Abrams totally lied (one of many) about that one but SW has always been a space oprea since the 70’s. Even the EU is no different which is where the saga term comes from.

          • May 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

            And the EU was based on having characters coming right out of the Endor party. But those characters are old as frak right now lol.

            It doesn’t necessarily have to always involve a Skywalker at the heart of the story for it to be a space opera, and it would actually be nice to see if Disney has the balls to go with that.

          • May 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

            It’s still a fantasy though if it were Star Trek then that would be fine but it’s based more in mythology than anything else.

    • May 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      to be honest, it all seems to head towards Rey just being Rey and Snoke just being some guy Snoke. i think Bloodline if anything, shatters the notion that Rey’s related to either Solos or Skywalkers.. having said that, if that turns out to be true, its gonna be another wasted opportunity for Lucasfilm/Disney in the last couple of years. they went so hard on rebooting SW with all “new” characters that they even discarded possibility of reuniting the Big 3 on screen one last time. such a shame

    • May 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Ever thought about Luke not even knowing that he has a child? There could be much more to this. Maybe Rey was hidden from Luke. Maybe Rey was hidden from the Force, e.g. from becoming a Force User.
      Maybe Lukes wife left him while she was pregnant because something happened between her and Luke. Maybe she found out the Luke was the son of Vader and didn’t want to risk her child to succumb to the Dark Side…
      I think that there is still a possibility for Rey to be Lukes daughter.

  • May 7, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Damn! Woyzeck? Dude’s got some balls on him – that’s some heavy material to tackle right there.

  • May 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Wait, Does Artoo even have any scenes with Yoda in the PT? I can’t ever remember being them together alone. I highly doubt he’s the only blue Astromech in the galaxy too and it’s not Threepio where they have original voices.

      • May 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

        Someone should ask Pablo how canon that episode is. Clearly Ashoka, Rex, and Hondo are but it’s never been clear on the rest of TCW.

        • May 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

          oh I think they confirmed on numerous occasions that all TCW are canon.. but who knows, theres just so much stuff in ther

          • May 10, 2016 at 3:04 pm

            It shouldn’t be since it all happened before the merger but they probably made an exception since it was the closest thing Lucas made to a seventh episode and seeing as how he is so sensitive, I doubt he would have sold had they crapped all over it.

        • May 10, 2016 at 2:09 am

          TCw is 100% canon.

          • May 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

            I never seen any word on it aside from the characters who make an appearnce in Rebels.

          • May 11, 2016 at 2:29 am

            Well I have, from Pablo Hidalgo. TCW was straight from the mind of Lucas, so it’s here to stay.

          • May 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

            The whole series though? Where did he say that?

  • May 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Sometimes the obvious answer is the correct one. In this case Occam’s razor applies. Rey is Luke’s daughter. Not sure why anyone would have any angst over that. This is about the Skywalker family and Ben is a solo. You need a Skywalker from Luke’s line.

    • May 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      So why did he abandon her on Jakku around 10 years before Ben Solo betrayed him? It’s far from the simplest explanation.

      • May 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        That’s a very good question. I don’t know. That doesn’t mean she’s not his daughter. Obviously, this will all be explained in Ep. 8. One could speculate. That’s all we have at the moment. Maybe he, for some reason, didn’t know she was his daughter. Could be several reasons the writers could come with. I’m just surprised some fans don’t want her to be a Skywalker. That’s makes no sense to me. But, we’ll see. If she isn’t, I’m sure her lineage will still be interesting.

      • May 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

        Maybe Luke had a relationship with a woman, she got pregnant, and something separated them before the birth. Maybe Luke doesn’t know he has a daughter at all or he could be under the impression that the baby died when the mother died. Maybe the mother started raising her with someone else and something happened that they couldn’t take care of her so she was taken from them. It leaves a lot of questions but makes more sense than Luke abandoning her.

  • May 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Pablo is like the patient baby-sitter that has to tend to the quibbles that more important folk don’t have time for.

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