Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Mon Calamari Cruiser in Rogue One, New Scarif Buildings, Saw Gerrera and the Partisans, John Boyega on GQ and More


This Week on our Star Wars Social Buzz:
John Boyega is on the cover of GQ magazine, the department store “Target” launches a new promotional campaign for Star Wars, a closer look at the ‘Rogue One’ partisan fighter, a Mon Calamari Cruiser and a different look at Scarif. ILM announces the winners from their art challenge and more.



John Boyega is on the cover of the October issue of the UK GQ magazine. The Star Wars star posted some excerpts from the interview on his Instagram account:


I couldn’t be there tonight to collect this but I’m truly grateful! @britishgq #crazytimes

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on

Aspire to Inspire Thank you to @britishgq for this x #Whenworkisnoticed

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on



And here’s a video with Boyega’s acceptance speech:





Yakface has a photo of Mattel’s all-new Hot Wheels Rogue One X-Wing Fighter. Although, we have seen some photos of the fighter earlier in production, and in the ‘Rogue One’ trailer crashed on Jedha, it looks that this is the first time we get a full look at the entire ship’s paint job up-close.


This little toy is actually giving us a very interesting info about Rogue One. If you’re not familiar with the Partisans, here is Wookieepedia’s entry on the topic:

The Partisans were a group allied to the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, led by the Onderonian Saw Gerrera. The campaigns of the Partisans were later mentioned by New Republic Senator Ransolm Casterfo as an example of the Rebels’ so-called terrorist tactics during the war.


As you can see below this entry on Wookiepedia, there is a text confirming that Partisans will appear in Rogue One, and some of them will surely be piloting black X-Wings.


Another Rogue One toy image hints at another popular starship potentially making an appearance in the movie. These Star Wars Micromachines image was posted on Imgur:


As you can see among all the familiar ships we also have a first look at a Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. It is not clear how big the role of the Mon Calamari will be in the movie. We might only catch a quick glimpse of their Cruisers, but it’s nice to know that they will probably be in the movie.


Yet another Micromachinces toy image shows us a somewhat unexpected setting on Scarif:



Notice the buildings in the background? This is the first time we see these. Pretty cool:


Special thanks to Rieekan for the cool finds.





With ‘Rogue One’ on the horizon, marketing has been targeting the Death Star, Vader as well as a lot of old-school things to capitalize on the action. A really cool vinyl of John Williams’ original ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack is available in a cool pair of double-sided picture disc-pressed vinyl records. The set is available on September 30th, however, you can pre-order it here – [] Thanks to I09 for the heads up.





Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been added to the all new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition


Directed by JJ Abrams, the resounding worldwide success of the sci-fi epic has seen it break new world records for the Fastest movie to gross $500 million at the US box office, Largest box-office weekend with $247.9 million generated, and Most views on YouTube, movie trailer (official) with 91,512,152 views.



Star Wars Art
Art by Morgan Yon

The official Star Wars site announced the winners from the ILM Art Department Challenge. There are really some outstanding pieces of art. You can check them all HERE.




Target gets in on the Star Wars promotional action early with an all-new video entitled “There’s a Rebel in All of Us”. The video shows that all of us are touched somehow by the “Force”.






William Shatner (Star Trek) chimes in a hilarious photo and message of Mark Hamill and a Wookiee at the Fan Expo in Canada.




Mark recently caught up with former co-star Linda Blair (The Exorcist) at a convention.





The Star Wars After Show

This week on The Star Wars After Show Andi Gutierrez sits down with Lucasfilm employees and Star Wars fans Pete Vimur, Matt Martin, and Tony Sherg to talk about the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia at Rancho Obi-Wan, and more!





“My Baby Girl!” debunk?

A comedic Star Wars fan Jenny Nicholson hilariously attempts to tear apart the “Rey is a Skywalker” theory.





Part of the bonus material on a recent DVD documentary entitled “Trek Nation,” includes and interview with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas. Lucas talks about how important “Star Trek” was to “Star Wars” success.

“’Star Trek’ softened up the entertainment arena so that ‘Star Wars’ could come along and stand on its shoulders.”
— George Lucas

George Lucas



One more thing. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to Amazon Prime Video on Saturday, September 10. For those members who have the Starz add-on to your Amazon Prime Video subscription, you will be able to stream the film on Prime Video. If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you can still try a seven-day Starz free trial through Amazon Prime Video to see if you like the streaming service. Amazon will also be giving away free Star Wars: The Force Awakens gear through their Amazon Video Instagram account. Simply, follow Amazon Video’s Instagram from 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, Sept. 8, through 11:59 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 10, to participate with the giveaway. Amazon will give more instructions on Instagram. via – Amazonadvisor




The Pablo Hildago Spot


The tank driver recently scene in the ‘Rogue One’ trailer is revealed to be named the “Imperial Combat Driver/ Tank Commander by Pablo.




Pablo explains how the desert sun most likely aged Obi-Wan.




According to Pablo, Director Krennic is older than Obi-Wan Kenobi? This opens up the possibility that you could see the rise of Krennic sooner than later in the new Star Wars EU canon.




The following tweets are pretty self explanatory:










Stay tuned for more next week.



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22 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Mon Calamari Cruiser in Rogue One, New Scarif Buildings, Saw Gerrera and the Partisans, John Boyega on GQ and More

  • September 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo.Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo.

    • September 9, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Rambo Commando! Rambo Commando! Rambo Commando! Rambo Commando!

      • September 9, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        I don’t know man. I’ll have to check with… Pablo Hidalgo first.

  • September 9, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    So, anyone else notice the “attack positioned” U-wing? Hyper-cool. (Has it already been pointed out and discussed somewhere?).

  • September 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Krennic is older than Obi-Wan. Wow.

    • September 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

      That sun adds SEVERAL years. How convenient.

    • September 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

      I think that is a mistake by Pablo. There is no way that can be correct,

      • September 12, 2016 at 5:29 am

        Krennic actor is 47, I know that.

  • September 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    My randomnascar tweet made it on this website yay I’m mildly famous not lol. Still didn’t figure out what colors are used on the Shoretrooper 🙁 or who to bug about it

    • September 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      If you are worried about the colors, try the 501st sites. They will have an official color that is necessary for approval.

      • September 10, 2016 at 2:59 am

        But if you want to know the ACTUAL color as opposed to ‘what the 501st thinks at any given moment’ about a costume, probably need to wait until after the film comes out and we start getting a look at some screen used pieces and/or high end replicas.

        • September 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

          Until then, we can only guess.

  • September 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Well that sucks..I always thought Luke popped up at Dagobah a couple of times between empire and Jedi.

    • September 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      That doesn’t fully gel with the dialogue though.
      ESB: “I’ll return, I promise.”
      ROTJ: “I have a promise to keep, to an old friend.”

      • September 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Ahh, yep you’re right! I totally forgot about that line.

      • September 11, 2016 at 6:46 am

        Wait so how does that not exactly gel? Seems pretty cut and dry. Are you suggesting that the “old friend” bit, is what doesn’t gel? If ya haven’t seen a friend in a year that you grew real close within a short amount of hardcore life altering training, and were about to fulfill said promise…I could see someone calling them an old friend. And perhaps Luke just meant, yoda is old, and a friend.

        • September 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm

          You completely misunderstood me. I was saying that the idea of Luke visiting Yoda between Empire and Jedi doesn’t gel with the dialogue in those films.

    • September 10, 2016 at 2:39 am

      Yeah, I always figured from the dialogue that RotJ was his first time back. But I always wondered WHY. There is almost a full year in canon from ESB to RotJ. I get that he most likely need physical therepy after loosing his hand and that han needed saving, but what was he doing all that time to build a new lightsaber and master the force that wouldn’t have been made faster and easier by a stopover in Dagobah. Maybe he communed with yoda through the force a la Rebels? Honestly that’s the gap I want explored more than all this ANH – ESB material we have.

      • September 10, 2016 at 2:44 am

        Exactly! I’m not quite sure how he managed to become so powerful, and have enough knowledge of the force his own lightsaber for example..that’s not an easy thing to do! They’ll probably explore that gap a little more in the comics hopefully.

      • September 10, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Definitely want to see the ESB – ROTJ gap explored more in comics. There could be a whole slew of reasons why Luke didn’t go back to Dagobah in nearly a year. I mean, finding out your father is not the revered hero you’ve been told but rather the most evil man in the Universe could be pretty traumatizing…perhaps a lot of the post-ESB stories involve some serious inner turmoil for Luke, like serious psychological battles within himself that drag on for long periods and probably even endanger others…that could be pretty compelling if written well.

  • September 9, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Having a single mon calamari in rogu one is an increase by 100% respect the amount of resistance cruisers in TFA.

  • September 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Guiness was 62 when he made star wars.
    Mendelsohn is 47.
    That’s one hell of an insult.

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