The Week That Wars…

Welcome to our weekly look back at the highlights of the news from the past week – from the irrelevant, to the best of fan content / media, the latest official news, rumours and reviews…

MONDAY 7TH APRIL 2014

NEWS: New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Books Coming Later This Year

Eddie van der Heijden of Star Wars Timeline has the full list of Star Wars Rebels books coming to us later this year. Rebels certainly looks to be getting the total package push.

RUMOR: Peter Mayhew Returning as Chewbacca For Episode VII

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting last week’s news regarding Peter Mayhew possibly being back as Chewbacca in Episode VII. Once again, nothing official as yet, but I certainly applaud this decision, if true.

NEWS: Rancho Obi-Wan Adds New eBay Items – April 7, 2014

Rancho Obi-Wan continue their fundraising efforts with more Ebay Auctions – get bidding…

TUESDAY 8TH APRIL 2014

NEWS: Meet Fangirl of the Day: Teresa

Team Jedi News very own Teresa was spotlighted over at Her Universe as the Fangirl of the Day. Congratulations from everyone at Jedi News. – richly deserved.

NEWS: A Darth Maul Video Game Was Cancelled By LucasArts

The exciting and equally disappointing news that Lucasfilm was working on a Clone Wars centric Darth Maul game – which has been since cancelled hit the web, complete with demo reel. For those with glasses half full, its worth noting that EA got access to work in progress as part of their games deal… maybe, just maybe…

NEWS: Obi-Wan Kenobi Wins 2014 ‘Star Wars This Is Madness’ Tournament

In a complete act of… well madness, the voting public has voted Obi-Wan as champion of the This is Madness character tournament on the Official Site. Next year Team Hondo…

WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 2014

NEWS: George Lucas Inspirational Speech

In eleven minutes and ten seconds, The Maker George Lucas inspires the next generation into building a $4 billion global business. In all seriousness he gives some great direct, and valuable advice for ALL entrepreneurs.

NEWS: Dark Horse Preview: Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 By Matt Kindt

Dark Horse Comics teases the upcoming final Dark Horse original comic series for Star Wars, in Rebel Heist, with some stunning images.

RUMOUR: Tatooine To Be Re-Created For Episode VII

The Hollywood Reporter continue their rumours around Episode VII. This time revealing plans to “re-build” Tatooine outwith Tunisia, with Morocco a suggested local.

NEWS: ROW Blog: How I Was Almost the ‘Cover Girl’ Of a ‘Star Wars’ Book

The fantastic new blog series over at Rancho Obi-Wan continues, this time with former Executive Editor for LucasBooks, Sue Rostoni.

THURSDAY – 10TH APRIL 2014

NEWS: Star Wars: Episode VII: Speculation Centers on Unknown Oxford Actress

The Hollywood Reporter continue the roll of Star Wars Episode VII news with word on Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers being in the running for an Episode VII role, possibly the previously rumoured descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

BLOG: Insect Politics

Adam brings us his latest blog looking at the politics of Star Wars surrounding the Geonosians.

NEWS: The Metro: Star Wars Episode 7: Maisie Richardson-Sellers To Play Kenobi Descendant?

In his latest blog for The Metro, Mark dissects the latest news linking relative unknown Brit actress, Maisie Richardson-Sellers.

NEWS: Karen Gillan Talks Donating Her Hair to Star Wars

Being from the home of the Ginger, and living close to Karen Gillan’s home town of Inverness, I am proud to announce Karen’s flowing red locks will grace the scenes of Episode VII.

NEWS: New Jakks Pacific Star Wars Figures Revealed

Dan Curto brings us the news on Jakks Pacific Star Wars figures.

FRIDAY – 11TH APRIL 2014

NEWS: Early Look at ‘Star Wars Rebels’ at Disney ABC TV Event on May 4

A sneak peak will be shown on May 4th at a special ABC TV Event of Star Wars Rebels. I can’t wait…

NEWS: E3 2014: Electronic Arts Press Conference June 9

Electronic Arts press conference during this years E3 event will be held on June 9th. Star Wars is sure to be amongst the news… but what can we expect?

NEWS: Star Wars Episode VII: Abu Dhabi To Be New Tatooine?

The Hollywood Reporter appear to back up our rumour from last week of Star Wars Episode VII shooting in Abu Dhabi. Shooting is edging closer…

NEWS: 4-Year Old Boy Receives ‘Star Wars’ Themed Funeral

The heartbreaking story of little Jack Robinson form Hampshire, England who passed away at age 4 was reported in this week s Daily Mail. Per his wished there was a Star Wars theme to the funeral ceremony. May the Force By With You Jack.

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND!

NEWS: The Trials of Obi-Wan By High Adventure

Get the weekend started with some Star Wars music from Glen Nelson – The Trials of Obi-Wan.

BLOG: Official Blog: Collecting the Galaxy: BBC2’s Collectaholics and Building The X-Wing

Our very own James Burns recounts the experience from his recent BB2 programme Collectaholics over on the Official Site blog.

NEWS: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: Insider Reveals Hosts Of Behind The Scenes Stage

Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac are revealed as the Behind The Scenes Stage at Celebration Anaheim. Pablo Hidalgo will be sadly missed, but Jason and Jimmy will bring their own style and flavour to Celebration.

And finally…a very special mention for the continuing work in the name of R2-KT.

BLOG: Official Blog: Remembering Katie, Inspiring Hope with R2-KT Art, Part 1

Albin Johnson brings us a touching art tribute to his daughter Katie as he looks back at the art inspired by her in his latest entry over at The Official Star Wars Blog.

together with a way to continue the fundraising

NEWS: KT and Pinky Pie to the Rescue!

A very special mention for R2-KT’s man servant Albin Johnson , and the work he doing in fundraising with some very special patches that are available helping a wide range of amazingly deserving charities. At only $7 each, please take the time out to support this fundraising effort.

THE WEEKS BEST PODCASTS

Whether commuting, relaxing or out running. You cannot beat some Star Wars audio entertainment in your eardrums, here’s my pick of the weeks best podcasts!

PODCAST: Clone Wars Declassified: 610 – 613 The Yoda Arc

Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac breakdown the final four episodes of the Clone Wars, together with guests Kyle Newman, Paul Bateman, Jamie King, and Sam Witwer – not to be missed.

PODCAST: Fangirls Going Rogue #6

On April’s episode, Teresa and Tricia recap an exciting month that included trips to Lucasfilm, SXSW, and Disney World.

PODCAST: Coffee With Kenobi Show # 16: The Impact of Star Wars on Culture

Rancho Obi-Wan and Star Wars fan favourite Consetta Parker joins the show to discuss the impact of Star Wars on culture.

PODCAST: RebelForce Radio:April 11, 2014

Christian Taylor, head writer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars joins Jimmy and Jason to talk about the Lost Missions Yoda arc.

That Was the Week That Wars…

Brian Cameron
Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.