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
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.
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.
Rancho Obi-Wan continue their fundraising efforts with more Ebay Auctions – get bidding…
TUESDAY 8TH APRIL 2014
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.
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…
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
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.
Dark Horse Comics teases the upcoming final Dark Horse original comic series for Star Wars, in Rebel Heist, with some stunning images.
The Hollywood Reporter continue their rumours around Episode VII. This time revealing plans to “re-build” Tatooine outwith Tunisia, with Morocco a suggested local.
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
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.
In his latest blog for The Metro, Mark dissects the latest news linking relative unknown Brit actress, Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
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.
Dan Curto brings us the news on Jakks Pacific Star Wars figures.
FRIDAY – 11TH APRIL 2014
A sneak peak will be shown on May 4th at a special ABC TV Event of Star Wars Rebels. I can’t wait…
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?
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…
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!
Get the weekend started with some Star Wars music from Glen Nelson – The Trials of Obi-Wan.
Our very own James Burns recounts the experience from his recent BB2 programme Collectaholics over on the Official Site blog.
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.
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
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!
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.
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…