Saturday, June 14, 2014

In Case You Missed It: June 7th - 14th, 2014

By: Benjamin Hart

Here we are back with another edition of In Case You Missed it, our weekly run down of all the news, rumors and awesomeness from this past week! This time we've got some big Battlefront news, Harrison Ford takes one for the team, who might -or might not- have been cast in upcoming films, Clone Wars, Lego & much more! So read on, in case you missed it...


Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Revealed At E3
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo(E3) gave us even more reason to be excited about the upcoming Battlefront game with a brand new trailer. Although it mostly focused on the ongoing development behind the game, the small amount of game footage that was revealed looked spectacular! Read more...

Episode VII:

Harrison Ford Injured On Set
Thursday Disney released a statement saying that Harrison Ford had been hospitalized after a hydraulic door fell on his ankle. Lucasfilm later confirmed that his ankle had been broken. Filming will still continue as planned without Harrison.  Read more here and here...

Social Media Updates From John Boyega
Join Boyega has been very active on Twitter an Instagram since filming for Episode VII began. On Monday he tweeted a photo of himself in a makeup chair and on Wednesday he confirmed his father would be "joining the fun" on the set of Episode VII. Read more here and here...

TMZ Asks George Lucas About Episode VII Leaks
TMZ, the Celebrity gossip site that leaked all those Episode VII set photos, caught up with the Maker himself, George Lucas, and inquired about his thoughts on the leaks. His response? "I'm retired!" Read more...

Domhnall Gleeson Keeps Episode VII Secrets From Family
It seems the Sequel Trilogy star has been especially tight lipped about his new job, even keeping details about the film a secret from close family. Read more...

Rumor: Simon Pegg Cast in Episode VII
IGN reports that Simon Pegg, know for his roles in Star Trek, Mission Impossible and The Clone Wars,  may have been cast in a secret role in Episode VII. Read more...

Stand-Alone Films:

2016 Stand-Alone Film To Be Shot In London
U.K Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Pinewood Studios, where Episode VII is being filmed, and posed for a picture alongside director J.J. Abrams, Producer Kathleen Kennedy and a certain blue Astromech. He also announced that the first Stand-Alone film, due for release in 2016, is set to go infront of cameras at Pinewood as well after Episode VII is complete. Read more...

Robert Pattinson Could Play Han Solo In A Stand-Alone Film reports that Robert Pattison is not going to be playing Indiana Jones, as he was previously rumored, but instead he is now in the running to play a young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars stand-alone film. Read more...


Stephen Scaia Talks About Writing For Star Wars Live Action Series
In a Kickstarter video to promote his latest project, Army Of The Lost Horizon, an Indiana Jones fan film, Stephen Scaia talked about working with George Lucas on the infamous Star Wars live action TV series. Read more...

Clone Wars 'Lost Missions' Released On Seven New Platforms
Earlier this year the final season(six) of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released on Netflix, titled "The Lost Missions". Now the season has been made available for download from various sites, including Apple (US & Canada), Amazon, Google (US & Canada), Microsoft (US & Canada), Sony (US & Canada), Verizon and VUDU. Read more...

New Clip From LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles "Race for the Holocrons"
The next chapter in the ongoing "Yoda Chronicles" saga is headed to TV screens this Sunday! A clip from the upcoming episode was released, featuring Darth Vader entering the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina, hilarity ensues. Read more...

Phineas And Ferb: Star Wars To Air On July 26th
Disney's very popular cartoon series Phineas and Ferb is getting it's own Star Wars themed episode! It will feature guest stars Simon Pegg as C-3PO and an Imperial Officer, as well as Mythbusters stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as members of the Empire. The story finds the Phineas and Ferb characters in a parallel universe during the events of A New HopeRead more...


Star Wars Insider #150 On Sale
Congratulations to the team at Insider on releasing their 150 issue! In it, they look back at the last 15 years of Lego Star Wars,  the episode guides for season six of The Clone Wars and the very first Star Wars Hot Wheels car. Read more...

Also check out:

  • We break down and discuss all the latest news and more on the latest SWU Podcast!
  • Dominic, Ciaran and special guest Jeff sit down to discuss the Mandalore trilogy of season two on the latest episode of The Clone Wars Strikes Back.
  • David Gremillion compares Star Wars fans to Basketball star Lebron James in his latest opinion piece.
  • Darth Daddy's newest customizing corner focuses on the works of Tony "The Mad Jawa" Deida.


  • This awesome video allows you to watch A New Hope intercut with scenes from other films, serials, ect. that directly inspired what is seen in the original film.
  • Simon Pegg discusses his expectations for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • DICE's Design Director Niklas Fegraeus gives us some brief thoughts on the development of Star Wars Battlefront.
  • This great article from Slashfilm brings attention to the amazing, and often overlooked, practical effects of the Prequel Trilogy.

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