SW Weekly Buzz: Edwards on Directing the Iconic Vader Scene; Hera Talks Rebels Finale; Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Photo and More

This week on our Star Wars weekly buzz: Mark Hamill shares probably the first ever Luke photo from the ANH set; Gareth Edwards shares even more details about how they filmed the iconic Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One – the Walk of Death! Vanessa Marshall talks Rebels season 3 finale and Sam Witwer discusses Darth Maul’s final journey; Woody Harrelson praises the Han Solo film and more.



Mark Hamill shares the very first Luke Skywalker photo in Star Wars:




And then he gave a brief explanation why LFL wouldn’t release it. 🙂





Speaking about Hamill, here’s a funny exchange he had with John Boyega (click on the arrows to read the whole thing):


Luke is Finn’s father pass it on





In another Rogue One Digital HD release promo, Gareth Edwards talks in details how they made the iconic Vader scene at the end of Rogue One (via Wired). Enjoy:







Moviefone reveals an exclusive clip about the Death Troopers:






Amazon shares an exclusive clip with Felicity Jones sharing her first Star Wars memory:







Woody Harrelson say’s he really likes the direction of the new Han Solo spin-off


Collider’s Aubrey Page caught up with Woody Harrelson this week to discuss his recent role in the Daniel Clowes adaptation “Wilson”. During the conversation, he dropped his early thoughts about Lord and Miller, directors of the new Han Solo spin-off.

“They’re great. You know, any movie’s only as good as the director or in this case directors, and so I have a suspicion, because if you look at the whole, all the movies, the backlog of every one of these movies, there’s a lot of great stuff, but one might not be not as good with the writing in this or the acting in that or the directing in that, this has great actors, great directors, great script, and I really feel like we’re gonna make the best one.”


Check out the full interview here





StarWars.com’s Bryan Young got to speak with Vanessa Marshal about her Rebels character Hera and the highly anticipated Rebels season 3 finale coming tomorrow.





Also StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks posted a very cool interview with Darth Maul himself Saw Witwer discussing “Twin Suns” and Darth Maul’s journey:





‘Star Wars’ Celebration Orlando 2017: Malcolm Tween Print Available For Pre-Order



Take a look at this fantastic classic X-wing flying art by British artist Malcolm Tween.


Star Wars artist Malcolm Tween has an exclusive new print coming to Star Wars Celebration Orlando. The British artist who recently illustrated the award winning set of official Royal Mail Star Wars character stamps, has created the new print especially for the show.

Officially licensed by Lucasfilm and limited to only 250 signed and numbered copies, ‘Yavin 4’ will be available exclusively at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, April 13th -16th at the Orange County Convention Center.

It can be pre-ordered online until April 7th via the link below, for pickup at the show. The print is likely to sell out, so pre-orders are recommended!


Malcolm will be attending his 7th Celebration and as well as being in the Celebration Art Show area, he will be signing Royal Mail Star Wars stamps and some brand new SWCO exclusives at the Royal Mail booth (2722) across the weekend.

For up to date SWCO information you can follow his twitter account @malcolmtween




Watch ‘Rogue One’ Lead directly into the original Star Wars 1977′ opening.A  fan has edited a seamless transition between the ending of Rogue One and the beginning of A New Hope. You’ve got to see this!





Star Wars 100 Interviews: JACK McKENZIE – Director yells ‘you’ll never work again!’

Sci Fi Central has posted and interview of Jack McKenzie, who played Hoth rebel Officer Cal Alder. Jack talks about how Irvin Kershner’s attitude after messing up a major film take.

Check it out!







TSWS Extended – More On Tarkn! Star Wars ILM Rouge One.

Andi interview’s Industrial Light and Magic’s Brian Cantwell and Paige Warner about the creation of Tarkin and Princess Leia.






Kurt Russell says he walked away from ‘Star Wars’


Kurt Russell recently told Access Hollywood that he had to walk away from the chance to lead the cast of Star Wars because filmmaker George Lucas couldn’t make up his mind.

“I said to George one day… ‘Do you know if you’re gonna use me or not… because I’ve got this other show,” Kurt tells Access Hollywood.
“I finally came down to the Friday and I had to answer and I said, ‘George, I gotta know and he said, ‘I just don’t know’. And I said, ‘I gotta go and do this television show, this western; I’ve gotta go to work’.”


Also, you can view his complete audition below!




The complete interview can be seen here.




And now some pretty self explanatory tweets from the last few days:























Stay tuned for more next week.



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7 thoughts on “SW Weekly Buzz: Edwards on Directing the Iconic Vader Scene; Hera Talks Rebels Finale; Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Photo and More

  • March 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    They should make a Chewbacca airliner, cover it all in fur (synthetic, of course)

  • March 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Pablo getting the week off.

  • March 24, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    The person they got to stand in for Leia looks really close to carrie fisher, I feel like they could have thrown some makeup on her and it would have been fine

    • March 25, 2017 at 2:00 am

      She looks more like Daisy Ridley, to me. Creepy.

  • March 25, 2017 at 12:16 am

    wow, they actually got freddie prinze to leave southern california for a star wars event? they must have promised him and sarah a paid family vacation. lol.

  • March 25, 2017 at 1:52 am

    That Rogue OneANH transition video is cool.

    If I’m crazy does 3PO call R2 an overweight tub of grease? I Don’t recall that.

    • March 25, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Never mind, he does.

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