The Star Wars News Roundup for January 12, 2018

The Star Wars News Roundup for January 12, 2018

The Star Wars News Roundup for January 12, 2018

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of January 12 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Let’s get to it!

The Last Jedi News and Rumors

Yesterday I did my first @Reddit_AMA. It was great, but frustrating that I couldn’t answer every question. One I did answer was from Paul in Vancouver, who asked who came up with the “page-turner” line in #TheLastJedi. The answer’s in the transcript:

— Frank Oz (@TheFrankOzJam) January 6, 2018

Dive deeper into the people, places, and things of #TheLastJedi in the updated Databank.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 5, 2018

oscar isaac saying ‘hello i’m a porg’ in a british accent is all that’s needed to make life whole

— eleanor saw tlj (@tomhollandx) January 1, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: How Adam Driver Went the Distance for Daisy Ridley During Filming

— People (@people) January 6, 2018

‘The Last Jedi’ Coming To Blu-ray, DVD, & 4K Ultra HD March 27? – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 6, 2018

A thing of beauty!!!#StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 7, 2018

Rian Johnson Talks Logistics of Kylo and Rey’s Force Connections – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 8, 2018

When this man talks about illegal parking, you’d better listen. Learn more about Slowen Lo and other characters from #TheLastJedi in the Databank.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 8, 2018

How the #LastJedi costume designer gave Leia a “regal” makeover:

— Pret-a-Reporter (@pretareporter) January 8, 2018

Daisy Ridley also had concerns about Rian Johnson’s #StarWars #TheLastJedi script

— HitFix on UPROXX (@HitFixUPROXX) January 8, 2018

Rian Johnson pointed out a line in #TheLastJedi that helps explain what happened to Luke Skywalker

— HitFix on UPROXX (@HitFixUPROXX) January 8, 2018

Best Buy Has An Exclusive ‘The Last Jedi’ Blu-ray Steelbook – #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 9, 2018

HUGE congrats to our amazing visual effects team on their @BAFTA nom! Our on set fx team, creature department and @ILMVFX are all (no exaggeration) magical wizard rock star unicorns.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 9, 2018

John Williams’s score for “The Last Jedi” is one of the most compelling of his “Star Wars” career, with intricate variations on his canon of melodies.

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 6, 2018

I finally saw The Last Jedi. My thoughts are, everyone should listen to CHEWBACCA. He’s been pimp slappin’ the Empire since before it was the Empire. #thelastwookie #thelastjedi #starwars #darthjarajar

— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) January 9, 2018

Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Pitch Moved Daisy Ridley to Tears

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 10, 2018

Could a Rey and Poe Romance Happen in ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’? Daisy Ridley Hopes Not

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 10, 2018

7 Things We Learned About THE LAST JEDI’s Sound Design via @nerdist #StarWars

— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) January 10, 2018

Learn all about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter eggs and secrets! #StarWars #StarWarsTheLastJedi #TheLastJedi

— (@comingsoonnet) January 10, 2018

Your cameo in #TheLastJedi has been revealed @NathanHamill @GriffinHamill @chelseahamill

— Migo Abuel Will Join Korg’s Revolution (@MigoTheGamer) January 11, 2018

O. M. God.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 11, 2018

Mark Hamill Hails ‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams: ‘He Elevates Every Scene’

— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2018

Rian Johnson: “I typed Episode VIII out on a MacBook Air. For security it was “air-gapped”—never connected to the internet. I carried it around and used it for nothing except writing the script. I kept it in a safe at Pinewood Studios.” #TheLastJedi

— sleemo (@sleemo_) January 11, 2018

Inventions ranked by usefulness, 2018
3. The telephone
2. The wheel
1. This gif

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 12, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors

Calling all @StarWars fans! Pick up your exclusive #Solo: A #StarWars Story logo t-shirt @DisneyParks through May 25th and be a #ForceForChange, 25% of all proceeds benefit @UnicefKidPower

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) January 12, 2018

Hang in there :-). Now that ep 8 is out there it won’t be long

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 8, 2018

Donald Glover On The Change-Up In Directors On Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff – TCA

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 5, 2018

Deciphered names for #SoloAStarWarsStory thus far: Zeus (Han), Athena (Qi’Ra), Vesta (Villains “Imperial”), Hercules (Chewbacca), Hermes (Lando), Minotaur (Mimban), Pegasus (Millennium Falcon), and Cronus (Moloch)

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 5, 2018

More LEGO Star Wars: #Solo Toys Arrive, Revealing Closer Look At New Cast – #HanSolo #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 7, 2018

#Solo: A Star Wars Story Expected To Film Pick-Up Shots In The Next Few Weeks – #StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 9, 2018

Episode IX News and Rumors

John Williams wants to score Star Wars: Episode IX #StarWars #StarWarsEpisodeIX

— (@comingsoonnet) January 11, 2018

John Williams confirms he’ll compose the score for Star Wars: Episode IX:

— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) January 11, 2018

Television News and Rumors

Kevin Kiner Has Finished Scoring The Last Few Episodes Of Star Wars #Rebels#StarWars

— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) January 7, 2018

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Second Half Premiere Date and Episode Descriptions

— Rebels Report (@RebelsReport) January 11, 2018

Around the Web

#goldenglobes winner Ewan McGrgeor on reprising his role as Obi Wan Kenobi in future Star Wars films: “I would be happy to play him again but I don’t know anything more than you do.”

— Mia Galuppo (@miagaluppo) January 8, 2018

Ewan McGregor talked more about the possible Obi-Wan Kenobi movie at the #GoldenGlobes #ObiWan

— (@comingsoonnet) January 8, 2018

.@HamillHimself and @perlmutations have joined Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy #Transformers

— (@comingsoonnet) January 9, 2018


Take a break from your day and learn about porglets (seriously, you will thank us): #StarWars #TheLastJedi #porgs

— DK Books US (@dkpublishing) January 10, 2018

Wookiees are always hungry… but they have hearts of gold. Chewie and the Porgs is available now from @DisneyHyperion. #TheLastJedi

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 11, 2018


EXCL. PREVIEW: #StarWars: Forces of Destiny – Rey

— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) January 6, 2018

My cover for Star Wars Forces of Destiny- Rey has finally been revealed! Wonderful colors by @COLORnMATT! Story by @Jody_Houser, interior art by Arianna Florean.

— Elsa Charretier (@e_charretier) January 6, 2018

Tune in to @CBR for a sneak peek of the first five pages of Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rey, available at your local comic shop this Wednesday! –

— IDW Publishing (@IDWPublishing) January 8, 2018

Creative duo @CharlesSoule and @PhilNoto hand Poe Dameron a dangerous mission in our latest #StarWars Spotlight:

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 10, 2018

LEIA Out to Save The Force Holy Site JEDHA In STAR WARS #42 Preview

— Newsarama (@Newsarama) January 11, 2018


— Yen Press (@yenpress) January 11, 2018

Video Games

New mobile game Star Wars: Rivals celebrates the iconic rivalries of a galaxy far, far away.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 11, 2018

Time is running out to experience Star Destroyer 360 in the Star Wars app. Bring the First Order Dreadnought from #TheLastJedi to life while you still can!

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 12, 2018


We checked out @ILMxLAB and @voidvr’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire #StarWars #SecretsoftheEmpire

— (@comingsoonnet) January 5, 2018


Want General Leia’s ring from #TheForceAwakens/#TheLastJedi? You can get an (official) replica now.

— Dunc (@clubjade) January 5, 2018

The combined strength of Star Wars and tiki.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 5, 2018

New Disney Star Wars Toybox Figures Revealed | #starwarstoybox #disney #disneyinfinity

— Yakface (@yak_face) January 10, 2018

ANOVOS is excited to offer the Star Wars: The Last Jedi First Order Stormtrooper Executioner Premier helmet accessory! This helmet features sturdy fiberglass construction and a fully lined interior for comfort. Pre-order yours now: #StarWars #TheLastJedi

— ANOVOS (@ANOVOS) January 11, 2018

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