Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Hayden Christensen Returns To Celebration, Lost Han Vs Greedo Shoot-Out? and More!

This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz:

Hayden Christensen returns to Star Wars Celebration; Mark Hamill has second thoughts about a key “The Force Awakens” scene; Rian Johnson stands behind a change he made to Kylo Ren in “The Last Jedi”; John Boyega hints at Royal cameos in Episode VIII; Lost Greedo Vs Han Solo Shoot-Out?; Dave Filoni talks about directing future Star Wars films and much, much more!


Alright, let’s get to the BUZZ!


Paul Blake talks about another Greedo vs Han Solo shootout



Paul Blake, who played Greedo in Star Wars, spoke with DJ from SciFi Central, and commented about another scene between Greedo and Han Solo at Docking Bay 94.

“It was a brilliant little sequence in which I love doing with Harrison (Ford), where we were shooting at each other like cowboys and indians. We had this big gun battle where we were shooting at each other all morning”


This is one lost scene I’ve never heard about. According to Blake,  the shoot-out takes place right before the Stormtroopers enter Docking Bay 94. Jabba’s crew and Solo fire at the Stormtroopers ? Very interesting indeed.


Check out the interview below:


Perhaps we can ask ILM’s John Knoll to look in the original film cans (one more time) for this lost footage? John?




Hayden Christensen returns to Star Wars Celebration



Many years have gone by since Hayden Christensen took part in the excitement of Star Wars Celebration. Christensen, the actor behind Anakin in both Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith spent an enormous time last week interacting with fans and signing a ton of autographs. In a interview with The Star Wars Show co-host Andi Gutierrez, the actor spoke a little bit about his return to Celebration and his connection with Star Wars.

“It’s awesome. It’s great to be back,” but was just talking about the convention.


Christensen was also asked about his ongoing connection to the films:

“My relationship with the films is still very much, sort of, very present in my life.” he said “My life is still very Star Wars-centric.”


In the end it was Darth Vader himself who brought balance back to the force by fighting back the darkside and ending the Emperor’s evil reign of terror. Is it possible that Anakin will be the one to show Kylo Ren the path back to the lightside via a force ghost?


We shall see!


You can view the entire interview below:




Mark Hamill says he was wrong about Star Wars: The Force Awakens potential



Mark Hamill revealed a previously unknown secret in a recent interview with ABC News. The veteran actor said he wasn’t sure how one scene in “The Force Awakens” would be received by its fanbase.

“I was really wrong about [The Force Awakens]. I said, ‘When I turn around, the audience is going to hoot and holler because it’s such an obvious cheat.'” Hamill explained, referencing Luke’s appearance in the final scene of the film. “I didn’t foresee John Williams’s incredible music and the shots of Daisy [Ridley] or the build-up to it all. I was never happier to be wrong.”


Hamill’s next appearance as Luke – in December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi – is sure to have the same level of fan anticipation.


You can check out the complete interview below:




Rian Johnson Tweets a response to someone asking about Kylo’s scar



At the end of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren gets a deep gash on his face from Rey’s lightsaber in their duel on Starkiller base.  The gash previously had gone between his eyebrows and down his nose. Fast Forward to the present, where the teaser trailer release for “The Last Jedi” showed Kylo wielding his saber with a face injury that has his scar in the wrong place.


Fans immediately called out the placement of Kylo’s scar, and took to Twitter in droves for answers. Suddenly, director Rian Johnson chimed in on his Twitter account to set the record straight. Here’s what he had to say.


Personally I would say I agree with the directors change. How about you?




Royal and Pop Star Cameos in “The Last Jedi”?



Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured its fair share of cameos for it’s theatrical release, and apparently the sequel looks to continue that trend. Recently, cast member John Boyega hinted at the cameos of Prince William, Prince Harry and British pop star Gary Barlow in “The Last Jedi”

 “I have no comment, but he does look good in a Star Wars suit.” On Harry and William, he said “No comment on that but they look good too.”




Filoni talks about his interest in directing a future LIVE action Star Wars film



With Star Wars Rebels set to finish its fourth and final season on DisneyXD, executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni recently spoke about his interest in directing a future live-action Star Wars film with Filoni was asked if he would be interested in directing a live-action film and he had this to say:

“I’d be crazy to say I’m not interested in that,” said Filoni. “I don’t want to say that would be the ultimate, because I really enjoy the stories I’m telling now and I would never undercut them by saying they’re something less. I think the craft we do and the work we do in these series is tremendous and the artists we have working on them are amazing. But I can’t help but be curious about this live-action world and what I see there and the tremendous opportunities that are around me. It is very interesting to me, I respect the craft that it is, it’s a different style. “I’ve been observing and learning a lot about it to see how I would do it and if it fits with my creative vision for things or would I encumber the process,” Filoni continued. “I don’t do things like that unless I feel like I do have a real ownership and mastery of it, I just think it’s disrespectful to the crew that you would work with, who would obviously been tremendous professionals and I wouldn’t want to hinder them in any way. You know, we’ll see. In some circles you find you’re a master and in some circles you’re still a Padawan, we should always be learning, all of us. Always be learning.”


Do you think Filoni should be considered as a director to take on a Star Wars film?



Pablo attempts to clear up some press and blog reports coming out of Celebration Orlando 2017









And the most talked about film on social media is?



Chris Miller and Philip Lord Tweet about why they weren’t at Celebration Orlando 2017



Ewan McGregor is still waiting for his phone to ring (officially) Fingers crossed folk!



What we learned from Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo at Celebration Orlando.



Rogue One: A Star Wars Story remains #1



How about some fantastic art?



Iam McDiarmid’s unlimited power



The Last Jedi’s Resistance Skimmer from @BrickBrains




Before we go!


Check out this cool “Lightsaber Theory” regarding Rey’s heritage. This guy puts up a pretty good case. We warn you that it could end up being an actual spoiler.



Darryl James talks about coming close to killing Mark Hamill


DJ from SciFi Central caught up with Ron Hone who worked on Special Effects for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. It seems that they came very close to killing Mark Hamill in one of the special effects sequences.


Check it out!



Star Crash and Rogue One: Star Wars Story Musical Score Comparisons



Honestly, it’s really just the first two notes. Star Crash and Rogue One share a similar Star Wars theme. Other than that, they are pretty different. Chalk it up as a hilarious coincidence.




May the force be with you!




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46 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Hayden Christensen Returns To Celebration, Lost Han Vs Greedo Shoot-Out? and More!

  • April 24, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I really like the Rey’s parentage theory. It’s the most logical sounding explanation. Although I don’t agree 100% with the analysis, as the leaked TFA’s synopsis had a character called Naka, who sold the lightsaber to some businessmen, where it ends up at the village we see massacred in the force back. Maz happens to be there, and escapes with it. Not having Rey related to any of the OT characters’ is a more interesting premise in my opinion.

    • April 25, 2017 at 4:07 am

      I do like the guy’s explaination via his use of inductive reasoning to get to the conclusion he made. It is actually very refreshing, as a lot of theories I tend to find are using superfical elements and in turn have the theorists doing so many mental gymnastics in order to make it sound.

      His theory works fairly well with what the New Canon has given us with the sparse material during the TFA era. Though, that is not factoring good old Pablo.

      But I agree with Rey not being related to everyone would be a smart move. If this ST was to introduce SWs to a new generation, let that character be someone new. Luke when we first met him wasn’t related to anyone we knew. And when ESB came out, it changed everything.

      Let SWs, Saga films borrow on the thematic structure, of each films. But also, let it forge its own path. If TFA is supposed to be the mirror that reflects everything good, via history repeats itself. Let TLJ be the hammer that smashes that image so as it can be reforged into something really cool and unexpected.

  • April 24, 2017 at 8:34 am

    If the big plot twist is that Ray’s parents were Jedi under Luke or Kylo killed them, I going to be rolling my eyes in the theater. I think half of the fandom has already guessed that at least one of her parents was a Jedi so that’s not really a twist and revealing that the bad guys killed your parents isn’t much better.

    If her parents are not existing characters it will lack the shock factor and any kind of emotional weight.

    • April 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      If it is presented as a twist, then yes. If it’s just revealed, then no.

      • April 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

        Maybe but they specifically say twist in the video. It wouldn’t be a twist it would be as straight as they could play it.

    • April 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      And if it’s going to be a climactic reveal, than you’ll complain about how it copied the reveal from ESB.

      • April 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

        There’s no way you could possible know that about me.

        • April 25, 2017 at 12:59 am

          It’s obvious. You’re clearly one of those people.

          • April 25, 2017 at 1:42 am

            There’s no way you could possible know that about me.

          • April 25, 2017 at 4:33 am

            You’re right, I made an inference. Forgive me for wounding you so.

          • April 25, 2017 at 8:05 am

            A inference based a few comments I’ve made here. There’s no way you could possible know that about me. You don’t know me at all.

          • April 25, 2017 at 8:55 pm

            Honestly, you will deal with many people will make inferences. Had to deal with one dude who kept harassing me via blocking him. A piece of crap if you ask me.

            As for your view, I’d politely disagree. Really, I do want Rey to be her own character and be someone new.

            While I do trust Rian to make the revelation and twist work(frankly, I’m hoping he makes Rey a much better character), a part of me will feel let down as it represents LucasFilm not really taking any risks.

            When GL, too so many risks when making this franchise. And yeah, some like the PT, didn’t payoff. If anything, the emotional weight I can see is that you find out that Rey is connected to the First Jedi.

            If TLJ is anything like Legend of Korra Season two, we are going to have a storyline that will hopefully enhance the mythos of SWs, but also tie into the rest of the ST.

          • April 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

            Yeah honestly the fan boy in me wants her to be a Skywalker to keep with the tradition of the Skywalker always being the Hero of the films.

            But they could still do something awesome if she’s not. Its a lot of fun to guess at the future of Star Wars.

            It just gets old when people try to tell you what opinions you hold. I mean at that point you aren’t even really talking about Star Wars anymore. And I’m hear to talk about Star Wars. That’s what’s fun!

          • April 25, 2017 at 11:04 pm

            That’s fine. I did like Luke and Han and Leia’s children in Legends, because that was the natural bookend for SWs I felt. But given how LucasFilm wanted to take this in a new direction, they should go full route.

            The PT is history. Stop looking back. I say this to even the OT. Every great franchise has moments where it falters. But it should strive ahead. It needs to.

            TFA, I just found it was pandering to a lot of nostalgia. And I like the OT, but really it rubbed me and a lot of fans the wrong way. I’m optimistic as they got a truly amazing director and the wool of nostalgia isn’t covering everyone’s eyes this time around.

            As for Rey, aside from fleshing her out, I think having her not related would set a precedent that this is the next generation. I want to love, Rey, Poe and Finn as much as I loved Luke, Leia and Han.

            And having them not repeat the exact same journey as Luke and company is a great start.My only hope is that this conflict in the ST is fleshed out and can feel different even though it isn’t.

          • April 25, 2017 at 11:17 pm

            Oh man I am right there with you with TFA. I mean I liked the film a lot. And that’s saying something because I cannot think of anything else JJ Abrams has done that I liked.

            But that said I would still rather have her be a Skywalker and keep with them for the Episodes.

            But that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to expand. Why not start another thread of episodic stories set in the Star Wars Universe that just follow different characters. The most obvious candidate I can think to do this with would be KOTOR.

            Kotor Episode 1
            Kotor Episdoe 2
            so on… into as many trilogies as they want.
            The fan boy in me just wants them to keep the original numbered films with the Skywalkers as the heroes.

            But even if that isn’t the case I am still optimistic as hell about 8 much more than I ever was about 7 (and I was pumped and like it). Rian makes crazy films and I want him to tell me the secrets of the force which sounds like what we may be getting!

          • April 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm

            Personally, I find TFA as dull as everything else Abrams has done. But really, I find the movie is incomplete. Even if one can accept it copying elements from ANH, Abrams missed the point of that movie and really I am glad he is not directing.

            Rian Johnson is a good director so I am fine with being patient and seeing what he wil ldo. As for the episodes being Skywalker, I disagree. I felt like the six movies were the Skywalker Saga: the fall of Anakin and the rise of Luke.

            A bet the PT was horribly executed. For me, personally; I think for this movie to stand on its own, it should have the Skywalkers, but it should be how the next generation handles the problems of old.

            The best way I view this is compare SWs OT and the ST to Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Both take place in the same universe, but are different. Aang and Korra are different.

            I want that with Rey and Luke. Similiar, but very diffierent. And I want Rey to shine on her own without the Skywalker name. Let her just be a powerful Force Sensitive. Legends did this so well. Erin Leenir a TOR character who was just insanely powerful.

            Let the ST forge its own path. Have the Skywalkers be a part, but do not let it be another Skywalker centric story.

          • April 26, 2017 at 12:20 am

            We will have to see what happens but like I said even if she’s not a Skywalker I’m with it I just didn’t really care for “The Lightsaber theory” as described in that video.

            But I have have to say I am pleased you find Abrams as dull as I. I find him not great with action scenes and his films lack substance.

          • April 25, 2017 at 8:15 am

            Your comments used to be nice and I used to like reading them. Now for like the past 2 month you just purposely take the opposite position of me. (which I don’t mind at all fandoms should debate things)

            But now proceed to insist I would hold some hypothetical opinion if hypothetically a movie turns out a certain way.

            What gives?

          • April 25, 2017 at 8:17 am

            You know what I’m just going to block you. I don’t need this.

  • April 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The Lightsaber Theory is great, and makes perfect sense. As such, it is likely to be better than what the actual movie will give us.

    I do have a particular dislke to the term “force-back” though which seems to be a term invented to over-explain the meaning of what Rey experienced.

    The simple term “vision” suffices in this case – Rey had a “vision”.

    • April 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      It was just a jokey term they used on set.

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I usually don’t care about the silly fan- theories, but this “lightsaber theory” is actually pretty convincing and it would even “improve” TFA. Considering the pre-release rumours about the importance of that lightsaber, the theory might solved the “big question”.

    Although I think there is a timeline issue though. I haven’t read Bloodline, but if I’m not mistaken it’s revealed there that the attack on the new Jedi Temple took place a mere 6 years before TFA.

    • April 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      I was thinking the same. She would have to be dropped at Jakku before Kylo’s conversion to the dark side, so unless Luke had a vision and dropped her off some 6 years before he killed everyone (if we say Rey is 18).

    • April 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      I’m with you on the theory part, but the Lightsaber theory is really dam convincing. Good use of inductive reasoning on the part of the presenter. And really, Bloodline, I need to reread it, but it wouldn’t contradict a lot of the ST era canon. Plus, as he stated; it would be simple enough for movie fans to follow which should be LucasFIlm’s goal.

      I loved Legends, but I know it is hard for a lot of people to get into it. And it is why I was so hard on TFA’s lack of world building. Because, if LucasFilm’s intent was to simplify the canon and tell new stories via having their movies be the center to which stories and tales can emerge from that; then TFA I find fails.

      And besides, why force movie fans who want to know this stuff to check out the new canon. They should be able to watch the movies and get everything they need to know. I apologize for a bit of a rant, but really I just find TFA a mixed bag and an incomplete movie.

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I was thinking about the ‘Rey is a Luke clone’ theory. Logan had the same plot point. Could that explain why they shifted TLJ from May to December – to get a more comfortable distance from Logan? Possibly. Could also explain why Kylo specifically mentions clones in TFA – to keep the concept fresh in the mind of the general movie going audience member.

    • April 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      ……or not. Probably not. Yeah, gonna say not.

    • April 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      From what I have heard, they had Kylo mention “clones” so the audience would know that Finn is UNIQUE because the StormTroopers are no longer clones.

  • April 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    “NO…I am NOT your father!”

    Rey: “That’s not true! That’s Impossible!”

    • April 25, 2017 at 4:54 am

      I hope Mark and Daisy do a skit about this some day

  • April 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I certainly hope that Pieces of Shit Price Harry and William aren’t in the movies. The British Royalty is garbage and anyone who bows to a King or Queen should have their heads examined.

    • April 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      I fully agree. How can we live in a true democracy when the British Head of State is an inherited position. Any child of any background should have the right to that position.

  • April 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I know its really minor, but would it of really hurt to of had the scar in the same position. I think I would rather it was a mistake than the comment that we moved it to look better, makes you wonder what else can be adjusted to fit the story or look.

    • April 25, 2017 at 12:58 am

      Anything. Lucas did it all the time.

      • April 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm

        So true, kinda hoped we would be moving beyond that now though and being a bit more consistent.

      • April 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

        Interesting question off the wife. If the blade now comes over the eye, without scoring it, wouldn’t it still of blinded Kylo in the one eye akin to Kanan?

        • April 26, 2017 at 12:32 am

          I guess not. Anakin’s scar was probably inflicted by a lightsaber, and he didn’t go blind. I guess Kylo was just really REALLY liucky.

  • April 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    the first two notes of Rogue One and Starcrash are an interval of a fifth…. erm, just like the Star Wars theme 😉

  • April 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Having Rey be the offspring of two Jedi that we do not know is SO boring and non-engaging. Unless she’s related to Luke or someone we ALREADY KNOW, this “reveal” will be a snoozefest. Maybe I should bring blankets to the Theater on Premiere Night.

    • April 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      I’d personally rather have her be a new character, but given TFA’s derivative nature I wouldn’t be surprised if Rian was forced to take the safe route. My concern is that Rey needs to be more interesting. While I didn’t hate her, I didn’t find her all that more compelling.

      Heck, I found her a lot more likable in Before the Awakening if anything. How sad is that? Still, I trust Rian Johnson will handle this revelation quite well. I hope it is something we will not see coming. Perhaps, a clone? That could be cool. Especially, if the first Jedi is involved.

    • April 25, 2017 at 1:10 am

      Notwithstanding that I haven’t read this new ‘lightsaber’ theory, but narratively speaking, surely the so-called ‘Episodes’ series of SW stories must follow in a familial fashion, surely Rey must be from the Skywalker line ? If she was a non-Skywalker, then her story would be tagged under the ‘Anthology’ series. If we only have Ben Solo as the Skywalker descendent, then, narratively, we must see his story resolve in some sort of salvation, since I’d be very surprised if any story writer would promote the main protagonist as the villain all the way through to the story’s conclusion – either Ben remains as the villain (and Rey is our classical Hero), or Ben ‘returns to the Light’ and becomes our classical Hero ; I’d be very surprised if Ben Solo-Skywalker remained the villain, and Rey is revealed to *not* be a Skywalker.

    • April 25, 2017 at 2:05 am

      I agree. Really all the “forceback” showed was the history of Luke (give it was his blade).
      The theroy still doesnt explain why Rey is inherently strong in the force. There have been many Jedi, why Is Rey stronger than say Kit Fisto or Aayla Secura?

      I prefer the theory that Rey is Anakin reincanated. The universe is again unbalnced with the Darkside (snoke +first order) and thus the Chosen One is reborn. This to me is an easy way to explain why Anakins Force ghost hasnt appeared to Kylo and explained the path he has chosen is wrong. + it is a great twist the general audience wont see coming.

      I dont believe she is a Kenobi. The only reasonable person Obi-wan would have a child with would be Satine. The only time period she could reasonably have had a child would have been when they were younger.But then there is no mention of Satine having a child in the clone wars.
      Even if Obiwan fathered a child on tattoine, wouldnt he want to protect the child just as much as Luke?

  • April 24, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    OMG, that lightsaber theory video is so convoluted. I can’t wait for TLG to come out just so we can stop getting all these wacky theories, especially the ones that pronounce themselves as so accurate that they are “spoilers”. *eyeroll*

    • April 25, 2017 at 5:02 am

      I, too, look forward to The Last…Gedi. 😉

      • April 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        lol, can’t believe I did that. My acronyms are phonetically spelled!

  • April 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    The theory is well thought out, but the fact that its only been 6 years since Ben Solo turned on Luke, Rey would have to be old enough to remember what happened and I think timeline wise, this ends that theory

  • April 25, 2017 at 4:03 am

    I’ll be very upfront; I do not like a lot of theories in regards to TFA. I know some may find joy in that and cool. Really, it reminds me of how incomplete the movie I found was and is really capitalizing on it. Now, with all of that aside, I’ll say this: IF the Lightsaber theory is true, man I may have to actually rethink my view on TFA. That isn’t to say; I’ll love it. But going off the premise that TLJ will go this fact, it will make most of the movie a lot better.

    Minus Starkiller base.

    The guy’s use of reasoning via using TFA as evidence actually does manage to create a very cohesive, well put out theory. And really, when put against the New Canon as some people have mentioned, like Bloodline; this actually makes a ton of sense.

    And really, it would be LucasFIlm delivering on its promise to tell new stories. Now, this theory isn’t perfect. Rey’s strength in the Force is something that will be need to be addressed, and Rey’s overall development will need to be addressed. Something I have faith Rian will address both.

    Because, really if Rey is a Skywalker, I’ll find that to be really boring. And honestly, them not wanting to take risks. If the ST is about these new characters, it should be about them rising/failing due to their own merits. And having the universe bottlenecked into a game of “oh your his/her’s daughter” is a cheap way of trying to recreate that with barely any effort.

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