Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

Gareth Edwards and Rian Johnson on the Rogue One Set


Check out the latest social buzz from the past week from a galaxy far, far away, including some bits about Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley and more…



Rian Johnson reveals even more movies that inspired him during the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII.




Rian found a curious note he did 2 years ago while speaking with Kathleen Kennedy over the phone.





It’s curious that even after the end of the Episode VIII principle photography Mark Hamill is still keeping his beard. He was very clear in the past that he hates the beard and he keeps it only because he has to. Perhaps there are some reshoots on the horizon? 🙂





Good news for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt. The second novel from the Aftermath trilogy set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, debuted at #9 on the NY Times Bestseller list!




And a very cool interview with Wendig via io9:





The U.S. toy industry might be having its best year since 1999 thanks to Star Wars!

Toy sales rose 7.5 percent in the first half of 2016, pointing to the fastest growth since 1999. Star Wars is already at $300 million for the year!




Young Han Solo! There is something in this guy that makes me really calm for the upcoming second Anthology movie, written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.





Alan Tudyk speaks about his character in Rogue One K-2SO:




The Rogue One panel from Celebration Europe has been finally uploaded by the official site, but one particular spoiler has been edited out. 😉




Some trenchcoats spotted in Rogue One:




Rogue One is still not released, but there is already a fan made VHS of the movie!





Harrison Ford is a busy man even when he is not filming:

A curious teenager accompanied the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star when he flew his DeHavilland Beaver on Thursday at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show in Wisconsin. His passenger, 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop, won the trip in a national contest through the Young Eagles program, which uses pilot and ground volunteers to introduce children to flying.





Really an incredible story about two big John Williams fans:

This is what happened when 2 guys with horns made a spontaneous decision to set up and play the Star Wars theme in front of John Williams’ house on 7/11/2016! With the high part played by 13 yr. old trumpeter, Bryce Hayashi, and the lower flugelhorn part played by Michael Miller (“Mickle”), John Williams, the master himself, comes out to greet us at 01:24!





Two funny videos from Team Coco and CONAN!

Before Alden Ehrenreich nabbed the part, every actor worth their salt tried out to play the “Star Wars” smuggler. You were THIS CLOSE, Jeff Goldblum.




Conan proves his comic nerd bonafides by passing the Star Wars’ director’s geeky quiz.





Some Instagram shares by Daisy Ridley. It seems that she will be “employed again soon”! Curious to find out more about her new role.


Happiest holiday sausage 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

A photo posted by @daisyridley on




And last but not least, several interesting tweets from Pablo Hidalgo:


On lightsaber chrystals:




On Captain Rex’s age in Rebels:




On Leia and her memories of her mother:



On the Dark Side:

Dark Side


On why Lando wore Han’s clothes at the end on The Empire Strikes Back:




Stay tuned for more next week.



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93 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

  • July 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Rian Johnson looked for inspiration by watching Spielberg’s movies, that’s very bad. Force Awakens already looked like an Indiana Jones parody, with all these jokes and independent woman tropes from the 80s, it’s extremely dated.

    • July 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Let’s not get anything over blown here “inspired by” is one thing, which doesn’t mean anything is actually borrowed from Spielberg’s films. For argument’s sake let’s say anything from Spielberg was borrowed, that can only be a good thing — Speilberg rarely does anything bad. I can’t think of anything of his that I think is actually “bad”.

      • July 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        Are you serious? Spielberg hasn’t made a good movie since Jurassic Park.

        • July 29, 2016 at 10:06 pm

          You haven’t made a good comment since dinosaurs actually existed.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

            Have to admit that I agree on Spielberg being over-rated & his “best days” far behind him. Like FF Coppola & Lucas himself.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

            I’m not a big fan of Spielberg myself, but I respect the guy. I think he’s very talented, I just don’t like his style. Anyway, Rian Johnson is not going to make a Spielberg movie. He’s going to make his own thing and it’s going to be very different. But it’s only logical to get inspiration from one of the most successful directors of all time when you’re doing the next movie in the Star Wars franchise.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:25 pm

            Understand what you’re saying.
            I’m also not a fan of Spielberg, but understand he does have skill/talent & isn’t a *hack*.

            JJ –
            On a related not, for *hacks*, well before JJ was ever announced as director of TFA I always considered him a bit of a hack – that he seemed to just copy/channel Spielberg/others, including style from the 80s. He never seemed original to me.
            I’ve never seen “Lost” so I realize that there’s some following for that who really likes his work.
            I think that a part of JJ’s success is that he mimicked Spielberg as best he could. I imagine he spent way more time studying Raiders & other films than Rian ever did whilst seeking inspiration.

            Rian – Raiders
            Also, agree it’s probably not relevant what films Rian watched for inspiration….but if it did have an impact, watching Raiders wouldn’t have been a *bad* thing. 🙂

            [Note: Not trying to troll her on JJ, as I do realize that a great many love him & his works – just stating my opinion & interpretation of his talent/body of works, as it relates to Spielberg]

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

            100% agree on J.J. Abrams. You don’t hire J.J. Abrams to make something new, you hire him not to fuck it up. Kathleen Kennedy did a smart move. TFA reminded me a lot of Indiana Jones and Spielberg at parts. I liked the movie, but I was already prepared to not seeing a lot of novelty. With Rian in charge however, I am now hyper hyped! 🙂

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

            Agree 100% with what you wrote!
            [ Side note: glad I wasn’t bashed for expressing my opinion on JJ, as I have been before when I’d expressed concerns pre-release of TFA & he being director ]

            He was definitely about to “not muck it up.”
            That was what I was hoping for with TFA & he delivered.
            Even before it came out I was stating such – “just hope JJ makes a decent film & then can move on to other directors who can do something interesting/different”.

            I’ve been a fan of Rian since Brick – so am super stoked that he’ll surprise us.
            Maybe harken back to when ESB surprised us as a follow-up to ANH.

          • July 30, 2016 at 4:10 am

            I’m going to make a prediction on the ranking of three films released by December 2017.

            1. Episode 8
            2. Episode 7
            3. Rogue One

            I know that sounds crazy, and I want Rogue One to be amazing. However, I feel like too many Star Wars fans are going to go into Rogue One with higher expectations than even Episode 7 and are going to come out bummed. You’ll hear the usual complaints like “Not enough Vader.” “Too similar to other heist movies.” “Not dark enough.” “Too silly and it didn’t have that Star Wars feeling.” Peoplewill go see that film mainly for nostalgia and curiosity because it will take place in the same time period as Ep. 4. I just can’t imagine them having too many great ideas on a mission to steal the Death Star plans. It won’t do nearly as well in the box office and will be lucky to pass 1 billion. The only reason Rogue One will do well, is if they have a quality script and the actors perform well.
            Episode 8 I think will be the highest quality film of the three and will surprise everyone, because the people that saw Episode 7 and didn’t like will come around and end up liking Episode 8 more.

            It will be funny if this prediction is way off and people end up liking Rogue One the most, then Episode 8 or 7 next.

          • July 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

            If JJ wasn’t friend with Spielberg and Kennedy since the age of 15, he would have never been allowed near a camera. Nobody else than JJ was considered for TFA, he refused KK’s proposal, then she sent Spielberg to convince him, he met again with her and accepted. Apparently they want to keep it in the family.

          • July 31, 2016 at 12:58 am

            I know it’s difficult for you to grasp, but no one here cares about your outlandish opinions if they’re real.

            You’re just here to stir the pot, anyways. I’m sorry people still respond to you so you keep coming back.

          • July 31, 2016 at 2:42 am

            I blocked that troll.

        • July 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm

          His hayday films – Jaws, Raiders, Jurassic.

          I think that Spielberg’s one of the most over-rated directors of all time.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm

            I think you misunderstand what I was trying to say. I specifically said Raiders was a great movie. I’m happy Rian watched it for inspiration/whatever.
            As well the list of movies he put out.
            My comment was about Spielberg, replying to @PlatinumStar:disqus point.

          • July 29, 2016 at 11:14 pm

            I was actually talking to him. (I’m stupid for feeding trolls) Sorry.

          • July 30, 2016 at 9:39 am

            There was a rumour about Brazil (1985) aswell.

          • July 30, 2016 at 12:36 pm

            This article showed Rian Johnson response on twitter, he only talked about Spielberg. Besides, he’s tarting off with JJ Abrams fucked up script so he’s input is seriously limited.

          • July 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm

            Lawrence Kasdan co wrote it and most people disagree with you. You are putting Cranky to shame.

          • July 30, 2016 at 10:31 pm

            What has Kasdan done without Lucas? His most famous work is Bodyguard and it took 10 years to make a movie, it was a success thanks to Kevin Kostner and Whitney Houston both were at the top of their fame. But the script is absolutely ridiculous, a joke that wouldn’t pass as TV movie. I believe Lucas hired Kasdan only after Spielberg’s advice who has the tendency of pushing forward the career of his incompetent friends, the list is huge. Can you explain how this “great writer” pulled Force Awakens script?

          • July 31, 2016 at 12:56 am


          • July 31, 2016 at 3:28 am

            That guy makes Mr Cranky looks like an optimist. And I never thought I’d say that.

          • July 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

            Cranky is a troll, but sometimes he forgets that and he acts a decent person which probably means he is a decent person when he isn’t coming to these discussions to belittle peoples opinions to make himself feel better about his life.

            Platinum’s a Trump level Troll. Just let him be. If you don’t feed it, he starves and goes back under his bridge to eat goats.

          • July 31, 2016 at 11:03 am

            I learned how to use the block feature.

          • July 31, 2016 at 2:58 pm

            I come here exclusively to engage him and people like him.

        • July 29, 2016 at 10:25 pm

          Bullshit, I loved LINCOLN

        • July 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

          Sure… Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Munich… several others that weren’t bad… several others I haven’t seen so I won’t judge.

          I don’t love everything he does but nothing good since Jurassic Park is ridiculous.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

            Great points. Plenty of good movies since Raiders.
            Too much hyperbole in original post.

            I’m not a big fan of Spielberg, find him too hit-of-miss for my tastes (liked most you mentioned) & consider him over-rated (comments such as “greatest director ever” are common)…. but to say nothing good since Raiders is silly.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm

            He’s far from my favorite — he has a tendency to lean too hard on sentimentality — but when he’s good he’s very good.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm


          • July 30, 2016 at 1:04 am

            Spielberg’s movies are always on the side of the empire’s military (Private Ryan) or the empire’s police (Minority Report). George Lucas Star Wars is from the side of the rebels, that is very daring and that’s a fundamental difference between them.

            “Catch me if you can” is dreadful by the way.

          • July 30, 2016 at 1:12 am

            Right. In Saving Private Ryan — a WW2 movie — the allies are the equivalent to the Empire. Sounds legit.

          • July 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm

            Allies who allied who allied with madman Stalin and who anihilated 2 cities with nuclear bombs, killing 200 000 civilians in a flash. Looks awfully like the Empire.

          • July 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm

            two aspects of the war that are completely divorced from the events in SPR. Meanwhile the Empire’s entire aesthetic was modeled on Nazi Germany.

          • July 30, 2016 at 10:44 pm

            Some of the Empire’s aesthetics, yes, but it’s more than just the nazis, the DeathStar is the american nuke, and their army could be any army. JJ Abrams on the other hand went to great length to tell us that an evil empire can only be something like nazi germany. That Adolf Ginger Hux and those long red flags were caricatural, I’m surprised the stormtrooper didn’t make the nazi salute.
            I suspect the new Star Wars will turn into a propaganda for the military. Have you noticed that Adam Driver is touring military base to read stuff…while advertising Star Wars. That would have been unimaginable under George Lucas, but with Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg in her shadow it has become natural.

          • July 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

            Why exactly does that matter?

          • July 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

            It matters because obviously, Spielberg has taken over Lucasfilm without admitting it, he placed his pawns who owe him everything, Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Kasdan, so that he can have control on Star Wars. Spielberg always wanted to make a Star Wars but Lucas refused and told him he already had Indiana Jones but SW was his baby.
            I don’t like Spielberg’s style, it’s the antithesis of Lucas’.

          • August 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

            No, it’s more like Spielberg has people in Lucasfilm who are inspired by him.

            They all know each other or have heard of each other since that’s their job and they are all in the entertainment industry.

            Spielberg has always said he doesn’t want to do a Star Wars movie. Indiana Jones is more his style, and Spielberg always said that Star Wars was Lucas’s baby not his to play with. Which doesn’t indicate that Spielberg wants to take over Lucasfilm.

            I guarantee if Spielberg “Wanted” to make a Star Wars film, then Kathleen would be okay with that, assuming it would be after the currently planned ones.

            Kasdan isn’t a Spielberg pawn he’s always done his own thing, JJ is just inspired by Spielberg but doesn’t really owe him anything, Kathleen is just the wife of Frank Marshall and is a big time producer turned executive. I’m sure they all have admiration for Spielberg but they aren’t being controlled or owe him anything.

          • July 31, 2016 at 6:41 pm

            Adam Driver is a veteran helping other veterans get introduced to theater as a way to deal with psychological trauma.

            Please leave.

          • July 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

            Yeah a veteran who was lucky enough to get medically discharged after a mountain bike “accident” before going to Iraq. It reminds me of Trump’s sore feet.

          • August 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

            Except he signed up voluntarily showing more courage than you would if Kathleen Kennedy chided you in front of a bunch of kids.

          • August 1, 2016 at 11:02 pm

            No, he was forced into the military by his parents then obviously chickened out when he was about to be deployed. I would have respect for him if he objected for moral reasons, but he actually says it broke his heart not going to Iraq which means he’s just like Bush and Trump, a war monger and a coward at the same time.
            And unlike you and celebration fanboys, I’m not impressed by Kathleen Kennedy at all.

          • August 2, 2016 at 12:42 am

            So you contradicted yourself. You said he chickened out….but before you said he got hurt. So you’re making wild assumptions without any factual basis to back it up.

            It broke his heart because he can’t be there to run his mortar squad, but I wouldn’t expect an anti-social commentator to understand that.

          • July 30, 2016 at 3:09 am

            Because your “Opinion” is absolute gospel.

        • July 30, 2016 at 3:37 am

          Spielberg hasn’t made a bad movie since Hook is what you were trying to say,

          • July 31, 2016 at 12:54 am

            Pffft. Hook was awesome. STFU.

        • July 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

          Saving Private Ryan isnt classic enough for you?

          • July 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

            I haven’t watched Schindler’s list or Munich, I’d rather watch a documentary. I watched his sci-fi and popular movies. I don’t like Saving Private Ryan, beside the intro scene, the movie is just military propaganda for the US. There is a scene that is a bit sickening and gives away Spielberg’s ideology. When the americans capture a german soldier but they have no mean to keep him hostage. They decide to let him alive and continue their mission. Later in the movie they found that same soldier back in his unit and shooting at them killing americans. The message here is that they should have killed him on the spot when they captured him. That’s the kind of ideology Spielberg likes to push forward. Like I said he’s on the Empire’s side. He is grateful to the US for “saving the jews”, therefore they get a free pass for doing whatever they want.

          • July 30, 2016 at 5:48 pm

            See I read that as far more an exploration of the horror of war where a simple act of mercy can come back to haunt you and where ruthlessness becomes a virtue of necessity.

            That’s not to say I think SPR is entirely unproblematic — the scene of the officers back in the US learning about the Ryan brothers is flag-wavy and pious.

          • July 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm

            The whole movie is an US army propaganda, probably produced with a lot of CIA money. To think that the military would care about one insignificant soldier and send a special unit only to retrieve him so that he doesn’t di is absolutely ridiculous. It’s only about praising the military.

          • July 31, 2016 at 12:45 am

            If I recall correctly it’s clear the army’s motive in doing so is the propaganda value.

            That movie sure as fuck didn’t encourage me to want to sign up & storm a beach. It is morally straightforward, yes. I think it’s more about lionizing the greatest generation than driving recruitment though. Look to Top Gun or American Sniper for that.

          • July 31, 2016 at 1:06 am

            Im not really sure that was his ideology though it can be interpreted in that way aswell I guess. SPR pretty much criticises the US’s military’s actions many times. Like when they killed the two unarmed ,,german” (czech) guys at the beginning.

            However, this isnt about whos side is Spielberg on ffs. You were talking about how Spielberg didnt make a good movie since JP, which is obviously untrue. Both SPR and S’L are classics. Lincoln or Catch Me If You Can were also good imo (though not as good as his 80s-90s stuff).

    • July 31, 2016 at 6:55 am

      PlatinumStar, you need to be a little more accepting instead of acting like a stubborn bigot who dislikes everything because it’s not “cool” enough for you or like your opinion is all that matters.

      While you are welcome to your opinions. Your comments have continuously been negative and antagonistic. The whole point of these comments are to discuss what we like as well as what we dislike but in a constructive manner instead of a baseless critical or adverse manner.

      Saying you think something sucks, or is outdated without backing up your opinion is not a valid reason. As social media is a highly visible, public forum. Commenting to the effect that something is wrong, dumb, stupid, outdated, awful, horrible, or just plain bad needs to have solid facts and/or decent to well thought out reasoning to be taken seriously.

      Otherwise, you are trolling which is disruptive behavior and I’m sure many of us here, including the mods, are tired of it. Please, think about what you are posting before you follow through with it, is all we ask. Instead of commenting in a derogatory manner which does nobody any good. Thank you.

  • July 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    The “crystals” are now called Kyber Crystals. That’s all I’ve ever known them to be called. What were they called before?

  • July 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Re: Leia’s memory of her *real* mother
    Why not just be just be honest about it – retcon for George to try to create an emotional end to a newly envisioned character?

    • July 29, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      What Leia said “Just images really, feelings. She was very beautiful, kind but sad.” George Lucas: “The part that I never really developed is the death of Luke and Leia’s mother. I had a backstory for her in earlier drafts, but it basically didn’t survive. When I got to Jedi, I wanted one of the kids to have some kind of memory of her because she will be a key figure in the new episodes I’m writing. But I really debated on whether or not Leia should remember her.”
      Star Wars – The Annotated Screenplays, page 291

      • July 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        I understand it wasn’t clear for George, the entire backstory, during Jedi.
        But just calling this what it is – having Leia say she had “images/feelings” implies she had some direct contact with her at an age where she’d have seen her. Even if that was just very young, a toddler, it’s what’s implied.

        Leia also answered:
        “Just a little bit. She died when I was very


        When she asked Luke why he was asking, Luke’s reply:
        “I have no memory of my mother”

        It doesn’t add-up that Leia, saying her mother died when she was young & recalls images of her (“very beautiful”!) …. & Luke had no memory, that those images/feelings coudl’ve come from a minute after birth while Padme was alive.
        It was retcon.

        • July 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

          Yes, but to me “Just images and feelings” gives it an out. It was lucky it was worded that way.

          • July 30, 2016 at 12:14 am

            Agreed. And force visions help smooth this highway.

        • August 1, 2016 at 9:19 pm

          Retcon? I agree. That said, that whole scene felt pretty open-ended that could be interpreted in various ways. With the explanation we got after all, that part in ROTJ can essentially be explained away as the Force giving her memories. After all, the Force works in mysterious ways, and Yoda even said “Through the Force we can see old friends long gone” (I’m paraphrasing here but he essentially says something like that in the OT).

          • August 2, 2016 at 2:05 am

            I understand what you’re saying but still believe they made it a point of Leia saying she had the images/feelings, whilst the informing us that (meant to feel bad for him) that Luke “had no memory” of his mother.
            Why would Luke, possibly/arguably stronger in the Force than Leia would have zippo memory while Leia did.

  • July 29, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    New canon regarding crystals is cringeworthy.

    • July 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      That whole changing colors depending on the Force user part seems highly questionable to me.
      I’d rather they either “have no choice” if they just find/are given a crystal to build with….or, better still, pick/find (guided by the Force) a special type (color/characteristics) of crystal which may match what they’ll build. The latter I suppose would require different characteristics of the blades (thus related to fighting style?) & could explain Dark Side/Sith choosing/using red crystals.

      Any which way…. the “it’s really like a mood ring” seems a bit weak of an explanation of crystal colors.

      • July 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        Trying to explain stuff like that is a mistake. It always just turns cool and mysterious into silly.

        • July 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

          Echoes of Midi-chlorians.
          Leave the mystery alone & focus on story/characters.

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

            Negative mention of midichlorians… Bossman Chunk jumps in with “blocked” in 3… 2… 1…

          • July 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm

            I felt bad even mentioning the “M-word”. Only for sake of comparison to “explanations we don’t need”.
            Particularly as I actually enjoyed much/most of the prequels & often defend them.
            “M-word” – not defensible. 😉

          • July 30, 2016 at 3:51 am

            The only time where we see any jedi put together their sabers in the new canon is in the episodes of The Clone Wars where they go to Ilum and have to find their lightsaber crystals based on their personality/fears. Unless you want to count that deleted scene in RoTJ where Luke is tuning/making his lightsaber.

            If the crystals were already colored before they grabbed them as kids. Each one would be picky about what color they wanted and stuff. The whole idea is that when they pass their test(s) they know which crystal is theirs through guidance by the force. Then through the force the crystal turns into the color that reflects themselves the most. Obviously, if Sith or any dark side user were to make their sabers, most of them would be be red or even purple. Most of the jedi are selfless and live by a higher moral code hence their color affinity to blue and green.

            While this is subjective, I actually like this idea more than the crystals already being colored and they just grab a random crystal to build their saber. It makes the lightsabers more personable and a part of them. It also makes sense it would be a pain to have top keep going to the cave to grab another one, or having to use someone else’s saber that isn’t truly theirs. Hence why Obi-Wan says to Anakin “A Jedi’s saber is his most precious possession.” “This weapon is your life!”

          • July 30, 2016 at 4:58 am

            I need to watch the Clone Wars. I’ve only watched like the 1st season & episode or 2 from 2nd season.
            Heard it gets better as it goes.
            I have been watching Rebels.
            Read most all of the new canon books….So hoping to catch up on all that’s considered canon now, going back to Clone Wars.

            Re: crystals turning color to match user
            That part seems weird weird – explaining the likes of the jedi who built the saber.
            Sounds too much like a “mood ring”.

            I imagine a baby Ben building a saber & Leia & Han are all proud until he fires it up & it’s RED – “omg… turn that off [takes away] let’s get him to uncle Luke to see if we can straighten this boy out!”

            Or Luke nervously watching Rey build her own 1st saber, waiting to see what color it turns out to be.

          • July 30, 2016 at 6:24 am

            Well it doesn’t match based off your mood, plus mood rings change in real life. The crystal matches based off your connection with the force. Kylo’s saber is different because it could be somebody else’s kyber crystal that he used and then he built the hilt himself, based off the ancient saber design. Hence why he wants Anakin’s saber so bad.

            It doesn’t seem weird once you get used to the idea.

          • July 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

            It may not even be mentioned in the context of the movies, just the books. Guides and such.

        • July 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

          It may not even be mentioned in the context of the movies, just the books. Guides and such.

        • July 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

          I feel like you can still explain things in a way that’s more compelling – but it is risky admittedly. Red crystals (or at least some percentage of them being that way) being synthetic had a lot of meaningful symbolism in regards to Jedi vs Sith ideology.

          • July 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

            It’s never been explained in the movies how sabers are put together anyway. So why care what external materials tell you?

  • July 30, 2016 at 2:24 am

    10 Things you may not have known about Episode Vlll.

    [Spoiler Caution]

    -It will be the first film to continue directly where the previous left off.

    -It will be the first film in the saga to feature a single title.

    -Rey is not a Skywalker. Nor is she related to any character[s] in prior/present SW narrative.

    -In addition to the main fight coordinator/choreographer, 6 additional
    choreographers were hired to pull off one of the vital scenes in the film.

    -It was said scene that was one of the major factors in the hiring of director Rian Johnson, due to his adeptness with similar material in his prior work.

    -No major characters die in the movie.

    -Rian’s decision to have Kylo fall for Rey was another major factor in his getting the job. Lawrence Kasdan thought it was very bold and suggested Rian as his first choice for writing/directing.

    – A limb is lost.

    -Kylo Ren’s personal ship is a custom variation on the Sith Infiltrator flown by Darth Maul.

    -Supreme Leader Snoke is not present in this episode.


    Bonus – Lightsabers do not work underwater.

    • July 30, 2016 at 2:28 am

      10 things I may not believe about episode 8…
      Still intriguing though.

    • July 30, 2016 at 3:38 am

      While interesting, none of this is actually confirmed. That I’m aware of.

    • July 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

      According to TCW, lightsabers are able to be used underwater though.

    • July 30, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Lol…just your opinions, nothing more.

    • July 30, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      I don’t know where you’re getting this stuff from, but if it’s Reddit then you should know that a lot of that stuff is said to be untrue.

    • July 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      The Snoke one alone is enough to get you laughed out of the room, I’m afraid:

      They’d HARDLY go to the effort of paving a new character who has so far:
      – Paved the way for Ben Solo’s fall to the dark side, trained him up in the dark arts & would ultimately orchestrate the death of his own father Han
      – Using this pawn previously to crush the rebirth of the nascent Jedi Order under Luke, and send the Grandmaster into obscurity
      – Been revealed as the puppetmaster of the First Order
      – Been strongly conjectured as older & more powerful in the dark side than Palps/Sidious; this ties in w/ former Palpatine advisor Yupe Tashu’s statements in the 1st Aftermath novel: “Palpatine felt that the universe beyond the edges of our maps was where his power came from. Over the many years he, with our aid, sent men and women beyond known space. They built labs and communication stations on distant moons, asteroids, out there in the wilds. We must follow them. Retreat from the galaxy. Go out beyond the veil of stars. We must seek the source of the dark side like a man looking for a wellspring of water.”
      – Based on last the bullet-point, shown himself to be not simply an adherent of the Sith ideology, but that of the holistic Dark Side, of which the Sith were only a fraction…

      So yeah, maybe cut back on the Star Wars Leaks Reddit page 🙂

  • July 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Although I’m sure they meant well, that video of the kids playing outside of John Williams’ house was awful. You don’t turn up to someone’s private residence and harrass them in that manner, irrespective of whether or not Williams took it in good humour.

    • July 31, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      It was all just in good fun. Plus, it made their year that John came out to greet them. They were actually pretty good too, I’ve heard much worse.

      I don’t think most people care unless you’re being obnoxious. The kids weren’t purposefully trying to be obnoxious.

  • July 31, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I’ve not seen anyone mention the rubbed out pencil on Rain Johnsons note.
    Under Rey, you can make out Rosie in faint markings

    • July 31, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Looks like Rosic to me, which makes no Rosie is prob it. Wonder what it is.

  • July 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Looks like Rian Johnson has a cameo in Rogue one?

    • July 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Yes it was confirmed during the Celebration. Also, Gareth Edwards has a cameo in VIII.

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