Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Mark Hamill Defends Jake Lloyd, Josh Gad Continues to Troll Daisy Ridley and More

Rogue One art by Matt Allsopp


This week in our Star Wars Weekly Buzz: it’s the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars Special Editions, Josh Gad continues to annoy Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill defends Jake Lloyd, Conan O’Brien explains the meaning of The Last Jedi, new Rogue One LEGO mini movie debuts, the latest from Pablo Hidalgo and more…



Twenty years ago Star Wars returned to a theater near you!

On January 31st 1997, audiences took a trip to a galaxy far far away like never before, when the Star Wars Trilogy returned to cinemas across the world in a brand new, digitally remastered version.






Part 3: Rogue One, ILM’s Digital Humans Sci-Tech Award winning pipeline

FXGuide shows you how John Knoll and the team at ILM used Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to push the boundaries of visual effects. Just how did Tarkin come to life? Find out!


You can read the entire article here.




Josh Gad continues to try to find out some The Last Jedi spoilers from Daisy Ridley.






Mark Hamill Defends Jake Lloyd

Mark Hamill spoke with Vulture about how he’s “still angry about the way people treated young Jake Lloyd” for Lloyd’s performance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He says Lloyd and the prequels got a bad wrap.


“He was only ten years old…[Lloyd] did exactly what George wanted him to do.”


You can see the entire Vulture interview below….







Conan O’Brien’s “exclusive” footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Conan O’Brien, the hilarious late night talk show host announced to the audience that the show was able to obtain some “exclusive” footage from upcoming “The Last Jedi” film. An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the footage and here is what they saw! Spoilers





New Rogue One LEGO Star Wars – Mini Movie Infiltration


An all-new Lego mini movie clip has hit the net. The clip features Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus fighting along side Jyn Erso and K-2SO as they infiltrate Scarif in search of the Death Star plans.






A better look at John Swartz’ character from Rogue One.





Time magazine has a new interview with Riz Ahmed.





Some pretty interesting and self explanatory tweets from












The Pablo Hidalgo Spot!


















Stay tuned for more next week.


With contribution by @starwarscomlink



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27 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Mark Hamill Defends Jake Lloyd, Josh Gad Continues to Troll Daisy Ridley and More

  • February 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Daisy is really cute, but I’m faithful to Felicity (love English women, Liz Hurley, Kate Beckinsale, Emma Watson…)

  • February 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    It’s hard to believe that twenty years ago we were all finding it hard to believe that Star Wars was 20 years old.

    Harder to believe that in that same span of time from now Star Wars will be 60!!!

    • February 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Dude. I know. It’s crazy. And it makes me feel old. Maybe because I’m getting old. For some reason, Star Wars being 40 I’m able to swallow, but the Special Editions being 20 years old boggles my mind.

  • February 3, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Did Daisy have Princess Leia buns in that video??

    • February 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Doubtful. It’s for Murder on the Orient Express

    • February 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Looks like buns to me!

    • February 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Buns… Buns… just fun to say.

  • February 3, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Pablo should just say this what happens when you make movies 40 years apart, not every little thing is going to link up and that’s fine.

    • February 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      That’s not really a valid defense if what you’re doing is selling a giant, interconnected universe of movies, and the question is about the actions of a main character over the span of a couple of weeks at most. That said, I’m perfectly content with “there are a LOT of blockade runners, Vader didn’t see Leia on board the ship that escaped Scarif, so he may not have had proof that it was the same ship”.

      • February 5, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        if you want to lose sleep over so trivial a problem be my guest.

  • February 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Got to love Hamill. Stand up guy for defending a kid, the faults for the PT are down to Lucas and people should never attack a kid IMO.

    • February 5, 2017 at 5:01 am

      Agreed. It wasn’t Jake’s fault for GL’s awful directing. He had no control over that. And besides; children actors good ones are a dime a dozen. It isn’t a slight on kids. They often lack of the awareness and are still developing.

      It is why Stranger Things was seen as so great as the children actors there were amazing. They had prior experience. But really, Stranger Things is the exception. Not the standard.

      • February 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

        They also weren’t ten. A couple of years makes an ENORMOUS difference at that age. As a side note, I think that you’ve got your metaphor confused – ‘a dime a dozen’ would imply that the thing you’re talking about is easy to come by, whereas I assume you’re meaning is that it’s not easy to find good child actors.

        • February 5, 2017 at 11:53 pm

          You are right about the confused metaphor. I was in a bit of a rush and when i posted it I realized it. Thanks, though for letting me know. And you are right. A couple of years is a big difference, along with some experience.

          I know those kids did star in stuff beforehand, whether it be in theater or small roles on TV. Jake Lloyd I know did Jingle All the Way which was a horrible movie and he was equally as bad. But your point stands: a lack of experience also did Jake in as well as horrible direction.

  • February 4, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I’m trying to figure out if the Gad/Ridley bits are staged.

    • February 4, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Either way we still don’t know more.

    • February 4, 2017 at 2:39 am

      who cares?

      • February 7, 2017 at 5:27 am

        Obviously, I do? Or I wouldn’t have asked.

        But you want to be passive aggressive in your shit talk.

        You’re welcome to piss right off.

    • February 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      If it’s not staged then I can’t see Gad ever working with Daisy again.

  • February 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Daaaamn! Daisy got buns son!

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