Welcome to our weekly update on Rogue One and Episode VIII! And, surprise, surprise – we’ve even got a couple of updates for you about Episode IX, too. Here are the links to the stories we mentioned in the podcast – have a look, but do so at your own spoiler-iffic level of tolerance. And enjoy!
Episode IV crawl reminder, suggesting a set piece for Rogue One (Wookieepedia)
A “dream team” to make this character return for Rogue One? (Making Star Wars)
Set leak: TMZ posts alleged X-wing photos from Rogue One (TMZ)
Episode VIII and Episode IX
A change in actresses for Episode VIII? (Club Jade)
John Boyega on Episode VIII (Vogue UK)
Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow working together to “evolve” Episodes VIII and IX (Collider)
Colin Trevorrow’s response to the online petition to fire him from Episode IX (Cinema Blend)
Early news on Episode IX from Colin Trevorrow, including potential spoilers about appearing characters (Entertainment Tonight)
And to save you from those potential spoilers in the ET piece, here’s what Trevorrow said in the same interview (non-spoiler) about Rey’s parentage:
We’re going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying. Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it. We’ll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we’re just telling you what happened.
Now THAT would be cool.
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Charging cable
Today’s question: What doesn’t a stormtrooper’s mask screen out?