Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Episode VIII’s Vibe, Jyn and Rey Are Not Related, Celebration 2017 Teaser and More!


This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz:
We have a brief hint on the vibe of Episode VIII, Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 has a new cool looking teaser;  Ewan McGregor shares some Star Wars prequel moments; Kylo Ren is back with a reaction video to the final trailer of ‘Rogue One’; Riz Ahmed talks his childhood Star Wars memories; E.K. Johnston’s “Ahsoka’ is a New York Times #1 best seller; Star Wars Tauntaun kid steals Halloween; Pablo Hidalgo reveals the relation between Jyn Erso and Rey, and more!



This week we start with a very curious tweet from HitFix’s Drew McWeeny regarding the vibe of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Here’s what he heard:



I really like the sound of this. Rian Johnson can definitely pull this off perfectly.




Star Wars Celebration Orlando is coming closer and closer!

Tickets for Star Wars Celebration Orlando have been on sale from a few months now. If you still haven’t got one head over to! Yesterday the official Celebration site released a brief teaser promoting the event. Check it out:





Riz Ahmed tells you what actor can take down Darth Vader.


Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed, who plays Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, recently answered questions with People Movies about his introduction to the world of Star Wars at an early age.


“I just remember kind of surreal flicker book of imagery, you know Jabba the Hutt and a beautiful lady in a gold bikini, Ewoks and AT-AT’s – so it formed some of my earliest memories,” Ahmed says. “It’s just the images and the iconic situations and worlds that really stayed with me and really spurred on my own imagination.”


Ahmed also was asked what cast member would have the best chance taking down Darth Vader. The actor  hilariously answered with a ‘Rogue One’ co-star.


“I don’t want to mess with Forest Whitaker,” he says. “Do you?”


You can see the entire People Q&A video below.






Ewan McGregor shares some Star Wars: The Phantom Menace memories.


Qui-Gon And Obi-Wan


Ewan McGregor, currently out promoting his new movie “American Pastoral” (opening on Friday), which is the actor’s first directorial debut, found a few moments to chat about his work on the “Star Wars” prequels.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, McGregor shared his most embarrassing moment during the filming of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.


“I remember going there, meeting George, and being allowed to read the script,” McGregor said, referring to his first visit to the north London studio where they’d shoot “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.” “I had to read it in the producer’s office — like, literally, being almost locked in with the script, so that it doesn’t get leaked — and then being shown around the sets with George. There was a great big submarine thing that I end up in with Liam [Neeson] and Jar Jar Binks.  And I remember looking at this huge polystyrene thing [that had been made to look like a] submarine, and there was a cockpit. And I looked at it and I went, ‘Will we go under?’ He looked at me and went, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Will we go underwater with it?’ And he looked at me like I was insane. He said, ‘None of that is real, you know.’ And I went, ‘Oh. Yeah.’”


He also shared his thoughts on working with Frank Oz and Yoda as a puppet.


“I worked with Yoda, like it was on set,” he said. “Frank Oz I think was operating him with his team of people… It was amazing. You’d be really in the moment with Yoda and then they would go cut and all the puppeteers would stop… And then by episode two and three, he was, and R2D2 was the same way. It was computer-generated. It was a shame not to be sort of working with the real thing.”


You can check out the complete interview below.





The Star Wars After Show

On this episode: Andi Gutierrez sits down with Lucasfilm employees and Star Wars Fans Matt Martin, Justin Bolger, and Clay Brown to talk about their favorite Star Wars concept art, designs, and much, much more.





TFA’s Kylo Ren reacts to the Final ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer.

Cool Quote:

“You know what? How did the Empire blow this? They had it all…They had that thing…what is that?…the “Chicken Walkers”…they had Grandfather…Hope?!…It wasn’t hope! It was a critical design flaw that you were lucky enough to find out about before a team of welders could get out there and fix it!”





E.K Johnston’s ‘Ahsoka’ Book is now a #1 New York Times Bestseller






Electronic Arts will release Battlefront Ultimate Edition this Holiday Season



“To celebrate the one year anniversary of the game’s launch, today we’re excited to announce Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Ultimate Edition, available in November. This special edition of the game includes everything you need to expand your galaxy and live out your ultimate Star Wars™ battle fantasies. The Ultimate Edition includes Star Wars Battlefront, as well as the Season Pass and its four expansion packs: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star and Rogue One: Scarif. Combined, that’s over 30 maps, 14 heroes and 14 game modes.”


Read the official statement here.




A cool video has gone viral, showing a little boy with his Halloween costume.





Writer Gary Whitta has noticed that the old Haynes technical manual is used for the new ‘Rogue One’ Death Star posters. Nice Catch!





Check out this awesome fan poster. WoW! The colors are incredible!





Funny Stuff

“We told you to be careful” – AT-ST Driver

“Sorry Sir!” – Imperial Walker Pilot





The Pablo Hidalgo Spot.


Pablo finally sets the record straight about the ridiculous speculations that Jyn Erso is Rey’s mother!




On if Disney is going to change bad guy lightsaber colors.




Why Luke Skywalker has a green saber in ROTJ!




And more on the crystals:

crystal crystal-2



Doug Chaing praise.




Pablo offers insight and direction on the Han and Kylo reunion




On the actor who plays the Clan Leader in the Forceback vision, killed by Kylo Ren.




Have you spotted the Aqualish creature from the final Rogue One trailer?




On what kind of war the Rebels and the Empire are fighting in the TV series.




Clarification on Krennic’s age:




Clarification on Hobbie and Biggs defecting.




On the Montross two suns.




No comment!




On if Kylo destroyed Luke’s Jedi Temple.




Who was Captain Antilles from the Ahsoka novel?




On the Kalikori reference in Rebels.




Pablo’s thoughts on a possible Obi-Wan spin-off movie.





On why there are no clones in the Ahsoka novel.





Some explanation from Pablo on, what some of his answers could mean.






Stay tuned for more next Friday!



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19 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Episode VIII’s Vibe, Jyn and Rey Are Not Related, Celebration 2017 Teaser and More!

  • October 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    You spelled bikini “bakini”. 😛

  • October 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    The Battlefront ultimate edition sounds good. Finally got a PS4, so I’ll be getting the game soon. Hopefully it’s a reasonable price.

  • October 22, 2016 at 12:15 am

    sweet the internets is working again. i thought we were going to have a mass panic on our hands just because people couldn’t tweet for a few hours.

  • October 22, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I really need an Obi Wan movie with Ewan, much more needed than a Lando recast, for sure

  • October 22, 2016 at 12:48 am
    Permalink she’s not Rey’s mother after all huh? Welp, she’s Plagueis for sure then!!

    • October 22, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Ahem, I think you mean she’s Mace Windu.

      • October 22, 2016 at 3:07 am

        How silly of me! Of course! Just like Rey is the reincarnation of Padme. I am soooo ready for Ep VIII.

    • October 22, 2016 at 4:12 am


    • October 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

      What a stupid theory. it’s clear to me that she is Snoke, AKA the reincarnation of Obi-Wan.

      • October 23, 2016 at 12:22 am

        Can you stop?! Clearly you know nothing about Star Wars! Snoke is clearly Ahsoka..

        • October 23, 2016 at 12:26 am

          Shit, you’re right. HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO BLIND!!?!

          • October 23, 2016 at 12:48 am


  • October 22, 2016 at 2:26 am

    I always love it when Pablo lets loose little nuggets of information. Sure it’s nothing we can’t know from being uber fans, but sometimes I learn a little something here and there.

  • October 22, 2016 at 3:11 am

    So much news!!!

  • October 22, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I thought Luke’s lightsaber was green in ROTJ because George wanted to make sure people knew it was a new lightsaber, and not his original one?

    • October 22, 2016 at 3:27 am

      These two reasons don’t exclude each other.

    • October 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      The main reason was b/c the sky was blue and made it hard to see. He might have given the other reason also.

  • October 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    RE: Jyn Erso’s relation to Rey –
    Come on, Pablo, ya don’t have to be a jerk about it.

    Naturally people are going to be speculating about who Rey’s mother is. The timeline of Rogue One and Jyn’s age would make her around Luke’s age. Add to that the fact that she’s the main character, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect she has some other ties to the Star Wars galaxy. Then of course you do have her slightly similar appearance (though I think Jyn’s mom actually looks a lot more like Rey, which kind of reinforced the theory for me).

    So of course there’s going to be people that will run with any similarity in appearance (Cassian being Biggs’ father was ridiculous and kind of reaching, I thought). But I don’t think the Rey/Jyn theory is one of those examples.

    But thank you, Pablo, for debunking this theory so we can spend our time and energy on more productive theories, like the possibility that, hey, who said her father had to be strong in the Force? What if Leia was her mother? That could explain in part her split with Han. In any case, at least now we know, so that’s one off the list.

    • October 23, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Not really off the list. He’s lying.

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