This Week in Star Wars: George Lucas' Vision for Episode VII, Rogue One Title Meaning Revealed, and More

Sunday, 02 October 2016 - 5:44PM
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Sunday, 02 October 2016 - 5:44PM
This Week in Star Wars: George Lucas' Vision for Episode VII, Rogue One Title Meaning Revealed, and More
Before J.J. Abrams directed The Force Awakens, which is essentially a retread of A New Hope (for better and for worse), George Lucas wanted to make an entirely new trilogy centered on an Obi-Wan-like Luke Skywalker and younger characters. In a new video, Mr. Sunday Movies pieced together what that movie would have looked like. 

It was announced on Wednesday that a new Rogue One trailer will be attached to Doctor Strange

Lots of other Rogue One news came out this week, including casting info for Jyn's mother, Lyra Erso, as well as new types of Stormtroopers and the real meaning behind the title. According to a new report, Rogue One is not just a figurative name, as Gareth Edwards has previously stated, but is actually the name of Jyn's group of Rebels.

Also, a new international poster suggests that Rogue One will have a PG-13 rating, which would make sense, considering the subject matter, tone, and audience. 

Episode VIII news was quiet this week, but Warwick Davis has confirmed his appearance and revealed a few other tantalizing tidbits about the film. 

An essay by Chad Stevens at Star Wars News Net explored the chances that we'll see the unaltered original trilogy come out on Blu-ray.

In a new Reddit AMA, influential artist Colin Cantwell discusses the process of designing the Death Star, as well as other Star Wars starships like the A-Wing, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, and X-Wing (which was apparently based on a dart).

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


Last night on Star Wars Rebels, the Holocron gave Ezra a vision of "twin suns," which may have been a reference to Tatooine. Dave Filoni remained coy on the subject, but it's probably safe to say that Rebels will tangentially reference Luke Skywalker. 

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"You never know," he told io9. "It's so subject to interpretation. I would say that in the Star Wars universe, a planet with twin suns is almost the most common kind of planet. Wherever you see expanded universe material there are tons of planets with twin suns. You can't see an illustration from Star Wars without someone sticking two suns in the sky."
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A new hashtag, #AltRightStarWars, used famous references from the franchise to skewer Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Our favorites are "Princess Leia just doesn't have the stamina for a rebel victory" and questioning Han Solo's qualifications because "I like people who weren't frozen."

A new fan theory claims that Kylo Ren is not actually Han and Leia's son. The evidence seems pretty tenuous, but we always welcome outlandish theories. Another theory claims that Kylo is working for Luke to infiltrate the Dark Side, which seems slightly more possible, but still highly unlikely.
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