Star Wars Weekly Buzz!


This week on our Star Wars weekly buzz:

William Shatner talks Star Trek and Star Wars, Chewie and Maz Kanata’s romantic connection, Carrie Fisher’s alternate view of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s relationship problems, Daisy Ridley is cast in the new “Peter Rabbit’ film, Prowse talks Vader, latest from Pablo Hidalgo and more.




David Prowse says he wants more Vader in future films!

The Daily Independent caught up with David Prowse at the Ashland Town Center in Kentucky recently. The actor, who played the villainous Darth Vader in the Star Wars original trilogy of films, said the popularity of the character really surprises him:

“Everyone loves Vader,” Prowse said. “He has a very great and long-lasting effect on the public. He’s the evil villain of the film and he should be hated, but everyone loves him.”


He also went on to talk about the appeal of Vader in the Star Wars universe, and how he would like to see more of the famous bad guy in future films:

“It’s been 30 years and the appeal of Darth Vader just seems to be getting stronger. It’s just amazing, really, and it shows no sign of stopping.” He said. “I just wish that they would do more movies to include Vader,”



Check out his Tweet:



Director Who?

There’s just over two months until the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in cinemas all over the world. On that day, the first of the Star Wars spin-off films from Lucasfilm will be revealed with an entirely all-new, all different adventure. Today, Animation/FX Supervisor at ILM, Mark Austin posted and interesting Tweet on his Twitter page. Probably just fan art since he is known for posting them, however, wouldn’t this look be and an exciting way to introduce a cross-over with the two Rebels (Star Wars: Rebels and ‘Rogue One’ cells.





A Chewbacca-Maz Kanata Romance?

Yahoo Movies caught up with Lupita Nyong’o from Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ this week and asked her if there was any hope for a Maz Kanata and Chewbacca romance, she said told our Kevin Polowy:

“That is a brilliant question. As the representation for Maz, I would say, I certainly hope so.” She said. “So you’re saying there’s a chance,” said Polowy. “I think that is in Maz’s hopes and dreams, yeah,” Nyong’o said, laughing.




Rian Johnson congratulates Mark Hamill for his birthday and revealed the breaking news that Luke will have dialogue in Star Wars: Episode VIII. 🙂





Check out this cool share from Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams’ production company involved with Episode VIII, but not with Rogue One:






That’s some really cool and realistic looking Tarkin, don’t you think?

Saw Gerrera’s Funko Pop figure reveals that he will have a robotic foot in Rogue One. We also know that his costume is a life supporting system. That’s one badass rebel veteran!

And here’s an even better look at Saw (via THR):



Also here are some cool images from Rogue One from Topps (via Screenrant):

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Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa: Years of love on the Rocks!

Carrie Fisher has a alternate view of why Han and Leia separated all those years. The actress offered a hilariously answer to the official explanation at the The Saskatoon Comic & Entertainer Expo.


Han and Leia


From Collider:

“He smuggled way too much,” Fisher said during a panel at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo. “And girls, I know you don’t want your husband smuggling, do you? [And] hanging out with the hairy guy too often. I think there are a lot of problems with that. He wouldn’t take me on that hyperspace thing enough… [that’s a] euphemism.”




Variety has dropped the news of Daisy Ridley’s casting in Sony’s live-action/animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit,” starring Rose Byrne and James Corden. The film, directed by Will Gluck will bring Beatrix Potter’s beloved character Peter Rabbit to a new family audience. Production on the film is set to begin in early January 2017 through Screen Australia and Screen NSW collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. Daisy’s role is unknown at this time.




The Star Wars After Show: Breaking Down the Star Wars Rebels Premiere!

This week on The Star Wars After Show:

Andi Gutierrez sits down with Lucasfilm employees and Star Wars fans Dana Jennings, Ian Bucknole, and Alex Castillo break down the season opener of Star Wars Rebels, and discuss what they look forward to seeing this year.





Shatner on Star Wars and Star Trek!

star wars vs. star trek

William Shatner discussed Star Wars and Star Trek on the Tiki and Tierney radio show over at CBS SportsRadio recently. The actor, best know for his role as ‘Captain Kirk’ in the original ‘Star Trek’ TV and Film series had this to say about the differences in the two mega franchises.

“I think it’s a matter of taste,” he said. “Star Wars is like grand opera. Star Wars is big and a big story and, like opera, the heroes and heroines and big. Star Trek, on the other hand, deals – (or) should be dealing – with stories that are human and small and here’s what a human being is like and human failings and the great things about human beings. That’s what Star Trek is about. So given your appetite for grandiose operas and big opportunities to have large battles, as against human failing, you could do both and be there.”




The Pablo Hidalgo Spot

The original Star Wars Death Star explosion -Courtesy of 20th Century Fox


Pablo say’s he once thought the 2nd Death Star was the remains of the first? Hmmmmmm…… see the original Star Wars film!




You probably remember the controversy that in some of the Rogue One toy images Darth Vader is wearing his cloak differently from A New Hope. Here’s a comparison:


The image on the left is Vader from A New Hope. On the right is the new Rogue One Vader (via Sideshow Collectibles). You see that in A News Hope he was wearing his inner cloak over his shoulder plate, unlike the one from Rogue One. But don’t worry. This is just a toy and according to Pablo, Vader will look as he should in the movie.




There can only be one first!




More revelations on Plagueis:




On the latest development around Filoni and the new animation shows:



The difference between LFL before the Disney deal and now:lfl



Star Wars Related News

Alan Tudyk has married choreographer Charissa Barton.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor, 45, and the choreographer reportedly tied the knot Saturday in Los Angeles, California according to People.

On Thursday he tweeted:

‘Getting married saturday. any tips?’


Congrats Alan! 🙂



And since it’s Force Friday, here are some cool tweets from today:




Stay tuned for more next week.



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38 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz!

  • September 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Chewbacca already has a family, we met them in the SWHS, canon to me

    • October 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

      Your canon is not THE canon…

      • October 6, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        I only take canon from one person: me

        • October 7, 2016 at 12:33 am

          Giordano Bruni thought so. And he was burned at the stake.

          • October 7, 2016 at 6:40 am

            Well, the Internet sometimes feels like an Inquisition, indeed.

    • October 1, 2016 at 1:54 am

      We also know that at least chewie’s wife exists in actual canon. Han mentions that chewie is married to malla. So I don’t see a budding romance in the futrue unless she passed away or something in the interim from episode 4 to episode 7

      • October 1, 2016 at 1:56 am

        Thankfully there has never been any SW media which includes such a silly word. “Malla”. What an imagination you have.

      • October 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        Where in the world did you pull that one from, anyways?

        • October 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

          The Han Solo comic.

        • October 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

          Han: “Hey, you’re the married one. Find me a human girl with Malla’s brains and silky hair and maybe I’ll consider it.”
          from The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy. Which Pablo confirmed to be canon.

          • October 2, 2016 at 3:12 am

            Wow, I completely forgot. There was so much literature coming out when I read that, I must have missed it.

    • October 1, 2016 at 1:54 am

      Met them in the what? All I see is this:
      “Chewbacca already has a family, we met them in the , canon to me”

        • October 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

          Oh, what a shame. I’m at work and cannot see the video you have posted. Which I am comfortable imagining is a quiet, pastoral scene of a meadow of flowers in a light spring rain, and certainly not some abomination where I find Mark Hammil’s deeply disturbing foundation and lipstick makes me run screaming from the room long before Harvey Corman is pouring shit into the top of his skull whenever I try to watch it. Which doesn’t exist.

        • October 2, 2016 at 6:41 am

          HAHAHAHAHA Thank god this isn’t canon.

  • September 30, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Some of the tops cards bug me because they use the exact same shot of K2SO in every one he appears in

  • October 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

    The Saw Gerrera POP looks kinda like Will Smith. lol

  • October 1, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Funny how in italian dubbing Maz refers to Chewie as his “boyfriend”

    • October 1, 2016 at 1:50 am

      As ‘his’ boyfriend? Funny indeed.

      • October 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm

        Sorry, *her. Haha. Wanna see you folks writing in Italian and hungarian.

    • October 1, 2016 at 3:04 am

      She actually says that, it isn’t just in dubbing

      • October 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        Oh… I remembered she didn’t. I saw TFA in english a few times, but I don’t remember it anymore… maybe I got confused with the Hungarian dub NOT specifying “boyfriend”, just saying “friend”.

    • October 7, 2016 at 2:06 am

      That’s not dubbing, that’s the actual English line.

  • October 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

    ugh, no Force Friday mechandise-selling stores near me….

  • October 1, 2016 at 1:50 am

    “This is just a toy and according to Pablo, Vader will look as he should in the movie.”
    Right? I mean, it’s just a toy…from a company that specializes in hyper-accurate scale figures. And in typical Pablo fashion, he didn’t actually say that at all. Still, under, over, who gives a shit? So her dressed in a hurry the morning Devastator captured the T4 and did the equivalent of putting his pants on backward. Big deal.

    • October 1, 2016 at 2:33 am

      Maybe after his injury in the film his suit changes.

      • October 1, 2016 at 5:38 am

        The froo-fra in this case is that he literally just either put the chest armor on before or after his inner robes. Sure it’d be neat to see the same arrangement as SW, but honestly? Who cares?

        • October 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

          Continuity would demand that he has the same arrangement if the movie ends immediately before A New Hope, but that is all.

          • October 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm

            Continuity would demand that the suit be identical to the SW suit. It’s already not in many, many ways, so I can’t work up too much outrage over his inner cape arrangement 🙂

    • October 1, 2016 at 10:58 am

      For serious. This is the biggest non-issue of all time. He wears different suits/helmets in literally every movie. To me, that indicates that he doesn’t dress exactly the same way every day.

      • October 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

        He does have a pretty limited wardrobe, so perhaps he enjoys exploiting the tiny variations that are after all possible!

  • October 1, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Wait – what the hell is that Tarkin bust?! It’s gorgeous!! You know, for a skeletally-creepy pale english old guy.

  • October 1, 2016 at 3:20 am

    “He’s the evil villain of the film and he should be hated, but everyone loves him.”

    So true!

  • October 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Just Like Pablo H., at first I thought the under-construction Death Star was the remains of the original. But I also remember thinking that seemed silly since we saw it blow up at the end of the movie.

    • October 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Yeah, this was me too… but in my defence, I was an impressionable 9yr old at the time 🙂

  • October 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hot Take: Darth Plagueis was also de-canonized because it’s miserably awful.

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