Star Wars Weekly Buzz! New Rogue One Concept Art, Rumors on the Episode VIII Trailer and More

After a brief hiatus, our Star Wars Social Buzz article is back. In these weekly recap pieces we share interesting posts regarding the galaxy far, far away, from Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, as well as some articles that we didn’t think deserved a separate article. This week we have a very cool exchange on Twitter with the involvement of Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, some interesting videos, including Felicity Jones hosting the SNL show, some new fantastic concept art images from Rogue One, an awesome new collection of posters for the prequel trilogy, the latest from Pablo Hidalgo and more…



We kick off the weekly buzz with this priceless exchange on Twitter between directors and friends Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright and Duncan Jones:




Next we have a few interesting videos posted on Youtube.


Felicity Jones hosted the latest episode of the Saturday Night Live show. She got some help from Saw Gerrera and Tina Fey.






In case you still hasn’t seen it, here’s the Unkar Plutt deleted scene from The Force Awakens in all its glory until the very end.






Back in 2013 Youtube user William Forsche posted an audio recording that was made in 1977 when he first saw Star Wars in the theater. Now using these recordings Youtube member Homer Thompson re-edited the original upload so the sound would match the picture. The result is really exciting:






Before Rogue One hit theaters in December we were hearing that Rian Johnson and company were already hard at work on an Episode VIII trailer. Many people assume that the first trailer will be shown during Celebration in April, but we are hearing rumors that we may actually see it earlier than that. We are still checking these rumors, and we can’t confirm them at this point.

Erik Davis from Fandango also shared that he knows the work on the trailer had started weeks ago.





Some Star Wars fans that also happen to be scientists, named a new primate species after Luke Skywalker!




And of course Mark Hamill is proud of this. 🙂






Artist and director Andree Wallin shared some of his exceptionally looking art pieces for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.



For the full Rogue One gallery make sure to visit Andree’s site here.





Things are ramping up for this year’s Superbowl. One team refers to their opponent as the EMPIRE!






Listen to an all-new excerpt from the junior novel for ‘Rogue One’ A Star Wars Story’. Courtesy of






Very cool Star Wars fan art was posted by Michael Maher depicting the young cast of the popular TV series Stranger Things as characters from the galaxy far, far away. For more Star Wars fan art by Maher click here.





IO9 exclusively shared Bottleneck Gallery’s new posters for The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. The art is really stunning.





Fashion designer, mixed artist, and cosplay model Kay Pike shows off her new time lapse video that features herself painting a Star Wars C-3PO costume on her body. You can check out more of her work on her Youtube page.






The latest from Pablo Hidalgo!


Some clarification on the letters on Rey’s X-Wing helmet:




Pablo explains on which of the new Star Wars movies, his involvement was bigger and why:



On why we don’t see Wedge in the battle over Scarif:




Another explanation on who is calling the storytelling shots, after Disney bought LFL:





Stay tuned for more next week.



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17 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz! New Rogue One Concept Art, Rumors on the Episode VIII Trailer and More

  • January 21, 2017 at 1:28 am


  • January 21, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Always nice to read what Pablo Hidalgo has to say!

  • January 21, 2017 at 2:32 am

    darth brady is going down on sunday.

    • January 21, 2017 at 4:24 am

      You wish. 😉

    • January 21, 2017 at 5:27 am

      The Resistance will not be intimidated by you.

      • January 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

        they will choke on their (super) aspirations.

    • January 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Leia: The more your tighten your grip, Brady, the more footballs will slip through your fingers…
      Brady: Not if I deflate them first , Princess!

  • January 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Hope Edgar Wright be involved in some SW project one day

  • January 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Interesting! So in terms of the trailer do you guys think we will be getting a teaser and title before celebration with the first full trailer debuting in April? Or do you think they are gonna play it really close to the vest and hold everything for SW celebration?

    • January 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      If i had to make a bet… i would say we will get a title before Aprile, but i’m not sure about a teaser… hmmm.

      I’m just upset that I have class on the 13th. Does anyone know what time the VIII panel will be, or what time the Rogue One and TFA panels were? (i might skip school that day lol)

      • January 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

        That’s the only information I need to buy my ticket..I just want to go the day of the Episode VIII panel.

  • January 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I really hope a trailer is close but I’d still be shocked if it comes before March. I think the first trailer will coincide with Beauty and the Beast.

    • January 22, 2017 at 12:48 am

      That would make sense. BatB is going to be a HUGE movie.

  • January 22, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Hah… that makes me want to root for the Packers. I don’t really follow football 😛

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