Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

Nissan R1This week on the Star Wars Social Buzz, Mark Hamill’s receives a very cool looking art piece from Jim Lee, we check out one of George Lucas’s original film he created as a student in college, the car company Nissan goes ‘Rogue’, Billionaire Bill Gates agrees that Star Wars can be used as a learning tool, Pablo Hidalgo sets the record straight on a fan remembering of Bothans, an extended version of Kevin Smith’s interview on ‘The Star Wars Show’, and more…



This week we start with Daisy Ridley and her appearance on the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast that we mentioned yesterday. Here’s a selection from the podcast in which Daisy talks Episode VIII and gave a few tine hints about the movie:




Mark Hamill receiving the piece that artist Jim Lee created just for him (as we shared on a previous Buzz).





New art book titled Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy will be released on October 25.




Next up! IndieWire recently uncovered a student film from George Lucas before he built his Star Wars empire. Back in those days, George was a simple a student at the University of Southern California film school where he made a very cool three-minute short called “Freiheit,”!

Check out this rarely seen student film below.




Nissan goes Rogue.

The automaker begins its partnership with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign in support of the Rogue One film. Much like Duracell and others did with their marketing campaign last year for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, General Mills, Gillette and Verizon also have joined the Rebellion for the marketing campaign of the spin-off film. Note: Notice the Death Star’s reflection in the cars windshield? Very Cool!


Nissan R1


More on the Lucasfilm announcement of its Rogue One promotional campaign sponsors can be seen here…




Bill Gates agrees that ‘Star Wars’ can get kids excited to learn. He talks about it in a recently released Forbes magazine article. Gates wrote about Nate Bowling on his Gatenotes blogspot, Nate was 2016’s Teacher of the Year in Washington state. The teacher uses Star Wars to get kids excited about education. Gates even admit he has been a long time Star Wars fan… Bravo! Mr. Gates!

Check out the video here!




Disney’s Star Wars Land Update!

Concrete walls are being built at an amazing speed at Disneyland for its “Star Wars Land” project. Recently, construction crews have built the first walls around the new channel for the Rivers of America in Frontierland. You can check out the progress being made in this video courtesy of the


Photo by: Mark Eades, The Orange County Register



An extended clip from Kevin Smith’s interview, which aired on Episode 15 of the ‘The Star Wars Show’, was released this week on the official StarWars youtube channel. Smith talks more about how Star Wars has created a generation of dreamers and filmmakers. Check it out!




The latest episode of the Star Wars After Show is here. This week Andi and her guests talk about the history of Star Wars and Disneyland, the new Stormtroomers in Marvel Star Wars, and more!
 via Collider has posted a series pop cultural imagery that takes classic shots of Star Wars characters and meshes them with similar poses and aesthetics from some of music’s most timeless album covers. Artist Steven Lear, a.k.a. WhyTheLongPlayFace, has meshed images that include Harrison Ford’s Solo replacing David Bowie’s on the Heroes album cover, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon essentially becoming Dark Side of the Death Star, and several more. You have got to check the entire collection out. Very cool indeed!




And last but not least, here’s a different take on the Rogue One trailer…





The Pablo Hidalgo Spot


Pablo posted a few interesting Tweets via his Twitter page about fans misremembering the cold hard facts about Bothans.




On the Story Group involvement with the Marvel comics:




On Luke, Leia and Han’s agein TFA:




On the conflicting info from TPM and AOTC novels:




This one doesn’t need comment:




On who came up with Snoke’s name:




On if Kylo is a Sith:


On Rey’s Force-Back:Screenshot-2


On padawans:Screenshot-1


On the guidelines and limits for new stories in comics and books:



Stay tuned for more next week.



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35 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz!

  • August 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, someone phoned in the Photoshop of that Nissan Rogue. The windshield is convex and yet the Death Star reflection is completely flat. Amateur hour.

    • August 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Possibly the effort reflects the bottom line value of this marketing team up. I mean, seriously, what is in this for Nissan?

      • August 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        Nerd dollars? I dunno. I never understood these kind of marketing deals.

  • August 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    “Never knew Han’s age”? That’s new, and I’m sure it fits their plans for the new Han Solo spinoff…

    • August 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      They used to list it as 29 in ANH but Harrison was 34, so I guess it will be within that.

      • August 26, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        Yes, I have always heard 29 as Han’s age as well. Maybe they now prefer him to be more like Ford’s actual age of 34 so as to make room for a slightly older Han in the “young Han Solo” movie they are planning. They can then set it comfortably before A New Hope, say ten years before, and still have a mid-twenties Han instead of making Alden Ehrenreich (26) play a 19-year-old.

        It is however well established that Leia was 19 in A New Hope, and the age gap between her and her future boyfriend/husband would grow even more, from a full decade to more like a decade and a half. (Mysteriously, nobody ever complains about this, but it is often portrayed as incredibly creepy, weird and unnatural that Padmé was a mere five years older than Anakin. Different rules for boys and girls, hm?)

        • August 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm

          I say split hairs and make him 31.5. But if Larry Kasdan was correct he said the Han Solo movie takes place 10 years before ANH, Alden will be 27 when he starts filming the Solo movie.

        • August 26, 2016 at 9:57 pm

          I don’t get the “creepiness” if both people are adults and consent. Regardless of the age gap.

        • August 28, 2016 at 1:36 am

          Nice point – though getting rid of this sort of bias seems just like the thing they would do in the new canon (with more racial variety, strong female leads, rumoured homosexual characters,…). Seems just about time!

          Interesting to see you here, btw., mellon nín!
          This is ex-’s Lothenon 😉

    • August 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      I asked the question to Pablo on twitter around a year ago and he gave me the same answer that Han probably never knew exactly how old he was.

    • August 26, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      I would like to see the anthology film where Han Solo gets facial plastic surgery, which will explain why he doesn’t look like Harrison Ford in later movies.

      • August 27, 2016 at 4:40 am

        I’m thinking they will do the best they can to make Alden look more like Ford, haircut, make-up, etc. This is 2016, they can do things like that a lot better than they used to.

        • August 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm

          And also, it’s a movie and parts get recast so let’s chill

        • August 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

          Yeah, and when they start shooting the movie, it will be … 2017! Imagine all the cool stuff they will be able to do THEN!

          • August 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

            In the FUTURE!

          • August 30, 2016 at 10:55 pm

            Yes. Alden will probably look so much like a young Harrison Ford that Harrison will be completely confused: “Why, I can’t remember playing in this movie around 1970!”

    • August 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      It’s not new. Even in an EU book, Han wasn’t sure about his age.

      • August 28, 2016 at 6:08 am

        His character bio in Super Star Wars said 28.

        • August 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm

          Right, but other sources were unclear on his age or implied he didn’t know how exact age. And Super Star Wars is FAR from the most definitive source.

          • August 29, 2016 at 3:20 am

            I know. I was just throwing this out there because it was the first time I ever remember ages for the characters published in any format.

          • August 29, 2016 at 5:19 am

            Yeah, same here.

  • August 26, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    That’s not a reflection of the Death Star on the windshield of that car. It is a Death Star cosplayer sitting in the passenger seat while waiting for his mom to get her butt out there and drive him to Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 before he has a hissy fit.

    • August 27, 2016 at 12:20 am

      That’s no moon… it’s my son.

  • August 26, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Snoke – the worst new character name in new canon – discuss

  • August 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Wait a tic, Pablo. If the bothans didnt steel the plans to the DS part deux, how did the rebels know both what it looked like and that they could fly into the main reactor? That seems like a hell of gamble to just assume they could.

    • August 27, 2016 at 3:47 am

      To be fair, if they didn’t think it was operational and brought in a few cruisers like they did, maybe they thought they could just shoot the heck out of it?

      • August 27, 2016 at 3:58 am

        It was designed to stop a large scale assault. I doubt even the entire rebel fleet could destroy it.

        • August 27, 2016 at 4:37 am

          It was all one big death trap planned by the Emperor too. As he said.

    • August 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Scout ships spying and it’s obvious it would have a power source at the center.

      • August 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

        i’m saying how did they know they could fly into the reactor, not that it existed. they built their whole plan around that assumption. scout ships are a possibility, but if they got all the intel plus were able to case the place without the empire stopping them and they still didn’t realize it was a trap?

        • August 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

          Obviously, they got that intel somehow or another. You usually confirm information like that, so they did. They just didn’t explain it.

        • August 28, 2016 at 6:07 am

          Lando says to lock onto the strongest power source. They did at least have an image of the Death Star’s current state of construction.


          • August 28, 2016 at 7:33 am


    • August 29, 2016 at 3:07 am

      They used the same technology as Starkiller Base, which allowed them to see something 100,000 light years away in real-time, magnified as if it was as close as a moon.

  • August 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    “Pablo, can you just say in plain words that Snoke isn’t plagueis?” “If I did that I would be feeding the click-bait! Soooooo….no. no I will not. ”

    Sigh. I’ve got a new conspiracy theory – Pablo doesn’t really work for LFL, he’s really Supershadow.

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