Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

SetIn this week’s Social Buzz we have more on the Rogue One re-shoots, new Episode VIII image from Rian Johnson, the latest from John Boyega and of course Pablo Hidalgo…



Yesterday some new reports on the Rogue One re-shoots hit the web mentioning 40% of the movie being reshoot for 8 weeks, supervised by writer Christopher McQuarrie.

Today McQuarrie took to Twitter revealing that he will not be involved with the re-shoots:




McQuarrie clarified with /Film:

If there are any reshoots on Rogue One, I’m not supervising them. For any outlet to say so is not only wrong, it’s irresponsible. Gareth Edwards is a talented filmmaker who deserves the benefit of the doubt. Making a film – let alone a Star Wars chapter – is hard enough without the internet trying to deliberately downgrade one’s years of hard work. Who does that even serve? Let him make his movie in peace.


So again, calm down everyone and let the filmmakers do what they do best.


Rogue One costumes are coming to Celebration Europe. We had a chance to get a sneak peek at some of the costumes during Toy Fair in Germany a few months ago.




Next, Rian Johnson posted new interesting picture on his Instagram. This is probably at Pinewood Studios, and the rocky set is perhaps a stand in for Ahch-to.





During the Episode VIII filming in Ireland, John Boyega was spending his time in LA and Nigeria:


Love coming across gems like this. Thankful to be a part of history in this way

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on

Nigeria love! Day well spent in Ibadan and Abeokuta ❤️

A video posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on



Daisy Ridley getting ready for the new week:




An interesting read by Devin Faraci that all fans should read:
 has a first look at Marvel’s The Force Awakes comic book adaptation:




Carrie Fisher having fun at Madame Taussauds:




Now that’s some coincidence:


Arggrgrgghghrgrgrrgr! I came out of a movie this afternoon and the Toyota was parked next to me, I have no idea who he/she is, but it made my day. from pics



J.J. Abrams shares more The Force Awakens screen tests for Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Lawrence (Vanessa Bayer), Shia LaBeouf (Kyle Mooney), Matthew McConaughey, John Boyega, Emma Stone, Janelle Monae (Sasheer Zamata), Jon Hamm and more.





Ian Durrant, an extra from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, on Harrison Ford’s hair:




Curious tweet by Leland Chee from LFL’s Story Group:




EW’s Anthony Breznican on re-shoots:




Funny but true comment by Breznican:




Pablo Hidalgo on re-shoots:



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Stay tuned for more next week.




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42 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

  • June 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I assume from Pablo’s answers that really, there’s nothing true about the “reshoots-being-done-because-disney-wants-a-funny-movie” news

    • June 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      At the same time, he does not flatly deny anything. He can or won’t simply answer yes or no on a direct question. He gets asked the same thing 3 times and gives a different answer. I am not one for conspiracy theories but some stuff is going down.

      • June 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm


      • June 3, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        “Credulous” is a key word here. If you don’t know its meaning, check it out. After you do so, you’ll get what Pablo has in mind. 😉

    • June 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Funny, because I read that and thought – “cute, he says uncategorically, and listen up you primitive screwheads! that LFL is totally in control of story and creative, but when asked to simply SAY that Disney’s exec isn’t where the call for reshoots came from, he starts dancing madly around the question, finally refusing to answer at all and instead has some non-sequitur about unsourced stories. Clearly, Disney called for the reshoots.”

      • June 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

        Agreed, why should anyone believe him is beyond me, he’s part of the system.

        • June 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm

          Uh, because he is the head of LFL Storygroup. What is this “system” that you refer to? Are they like the Stone Mason’s or more like the Illuminati?

          • June 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm

            He’s obviously a Reptilian. 😛

          • June 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

            “Masons”. Stop pretending you know how English works.

          • June 4, 2016 at 1:25 am

            What is that supposed to mean?

          • June 4, 2016 at 1:27 am

            Dude, autocorrect added an apostrophe. Chill out with your constant condescending posts on here. Seriously what is your problem?

      • June 3, 2016 at 11:41 pm

        Stop pretending that you know how Hollywood works. Btw, how do you have time for over 10,000 posts? Get a life…

        • June 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

          Right, because I’ve only posted HERE, and only for as long as you’ve had hair on your testicles…so, what, a week and a half now? Go away annoying little person.

          • June 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

            dat roast doe

        • June 5, 2016 at 8:18 am

          He claims to work in film/television, rendering CGI scenes. He does appear to have a working knowledge of the industry and there’s no reason for him to lie about it. It’s not exactly that impressive of a job to pretend to have.

          However, he’s a complete ass and he’ll jump down your throat if you contradict him or call him out for being a blow hard and a pompous ass. He’s all for people having a right to share an opinion in these forums, just so long as they reflect his own.

          Otherwise he doesn’t want to hear them.

          It’s why I don’t post here anymore. He started stalking all my posts because he was mad I was stealing what little thunder he found for himself on the internet at a Star Wars fan site because my posting habits reflected his own; but were routinely opposite of what he felt/saw/or believed.

      • June 4, 2016 at 1:40 am

        I thought that was just the way Hidalgo is, and enjoys toying with people on twitter. I’ve seen him do it countless times, and I thoroughly enjoy it, but really, nobody knows what’s going on officially except for the people involved and even Hidalgo might not even know what’s going on with the filming situation. He’s only a Lucasfilm Story group employee, he surely has more inside information than the rest of us but I don’t believe he’s privy to every single little thing that happens on the sets of the films or what goes on behind the scenes.

    • June 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      All those answers were dodges. He makes it seem (maybe unintentionally) like Disney execs are in control.

      • June 4, 2016 at 2:03 am

        I’ve been following his Twitter and that’s just is style. He tries to get people to actually think. It took him months before he finally broke down and spelled it out that Snoke isn’t Plagueis.

  • June 3, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Leland Chee, you tease! I fixed your tweet for you, btw:

    Was watching Guardians of the Galaxy when I instantly recognized the voice of Benicio del Toro who plays Vice Admiral Thrawn in Rebels Season 3.

    • June 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      More like “Was watching Happy Gilmore when I instantly recognized the voice of Adam Sandler who plays Jar Jar Binks in Rebels Season 3.”

  • June 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Re Faraci’s article – there’s truth in what he’s saying; fans have this bizarre entitlement issue over what the story ‘should be’ according to them, and yet clearly have, on average, no clue what makes good storytelling. At the same time, I find this:
    “if you don’t give it to me you’re anti-Semitic/ripping off the consumer/a dead man.”
    more than slightly ironic given Faraci frequently wields the terms “MISOGYNIST!” and “RACIST!” like a freaking club to try and shut down discussion. Oh, and, Devin? “It’s why my name is like Voldemort’s at the DC Movies subreddit”. No, it’s actually because you’re a pompous ass in love with the smell of your own farts.

  • June 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    When I was a kid we didn’t know shit about a movie that was coming out. We got an occasional trailer on TV or at the theater, or you might catch a blurb about it on Entertainment Tonight or the Johnny Carson. That was it. Little to no information at all. Now we are so spoiled with instant information coming from all over the world. Some is trustworthy and most is not. Don’t get me wrong, I like “now” better than then, but where do these creeps get off on manufacturing false stories and purposely trying to sabotage a movie before it even comes out? Especially people who call themselves “fans”. What sad little people.

    • June 4, 2016 at 2:01 am

      Because some people get off on freaking other people out? And it acts as click bait, getting them ad revenue.

    • June 4, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Reminds me of Mark Hamill’s comment about how when he was a kid he would watch movies while living overseas, and all he’d have to go on was the movie’s name. No trailers, no prior knowledge, and he was happy.

      I suppose if we wanted to stay committed to true impartiality come release-time, we could completely avoid watching trailers or visiting this website. Yeah, GOOD LUCK with that, me…

  • June 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    People need to start seriously questioning Kathleen Kennedy’s judgement when it comes to hiring directors…

    • June 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Why? JJ Abrams, Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson… I see no problem there, all very talented directors

      • June 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        I was going to say “why, apart from JJ Abrams, literally LFLs LAST choice when everyone else they asked turned them down, no one has turned in a completed film yet.”

        • June 3, 2016 at 11:38 pm

          Last choice? Yeah, lots of directors are turning down SW gigs…

          • June 4, 2016 at 12:26 am

            Ummm…were you not paying attention during the run up to episode 7? They asked an enormous list of directors who all turned KK down. So…yes, actually.

          • June 4, 2016 at 1:36 am

            Cranky is right, even Abrams didn’t want to do The Force Awakens initially but Kathleen managed to persuade him to do it, by asking him who is Luke Skywalker, funnier in retrospect because Luke is hardly in the movie, but regardless there were plenty of directors who didn’t want to do it for whatever reason but the biggest is probably because it’s a huge responsibility and they know how passionate/critical a lot of the Star Wars fans are.

          • June 4, 2016 at 3:54 am

            I don’t blame them for turning it down. You have the most popular franchise on your shoulders with enraging fans constantly on your back.

          • June 5, 2016 at 6:14 am

            Hey, I never said I blamed them. Still “Directed by Guillermo Del Toro” has an…intriguing ring to it, doesn’t it 🙂

          • June 7, 2016 at 9:07 am

            I would personally love to see what creatures we could see on screen and story Guillermo Del Toro could do with a spin off Star Wars film in the future. I mean Hellboy 2 already seemed like a Star Wars film, just Dark Fantasy instead hahaa

            Hellboy = Han Solo/Luke

            Abe Sapien = C-3PO

            Johann Krauss = R2-D2

            Liz = Leia

            Professor Broom = Obi-Wan/Yoda

            Prince Nuada = Darth Maul

          • June 5, 2016 at 6:17 am

            Huge pressure, expectation of (whether deserved or not) the pressure of two studios (LFL and Disney) wanting to control the final product, the assumed limited creative control for the same reason, the career suicide if it bombed…yes, there are a bazillion valid reasons a good director would and did turn SW down.

    • June 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Can we see this and decide if it’s crap before making this determination?

      • June 4, 2016 at 12:29 am


        • June 4, 2016 at 2:16 am

          nearly spat out my coffee

          • June 5, 2016 at 6:18 am

            Channeling my inner Zim 🙂

        • June 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm


  • June 4, 2016 at 2:23 am

    I love how pissed off Chris McQuarrie is about this. That guy ain’t taking NO ONE’S shit.

  • June 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Nigeria would make for some cool locations and it’s definitely not overused far as location shooting goes for big budget films.

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