Friday, July 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It: June 28th - July 5th

By: Benjamin Hart

Here we are again with another edition of ICYMI, where we catch you up on all the Star Wars news and awesomeness from the past week! This week, Harrison Ford walks, Kevin Smith cries and Princess Leia's real daughter may be in Episode VII!


Harrison Ford Almost Back On Two Feet With Prosthetic Leg
Don't believe all the rumored horror stories coming the Episode VII set! Harrison seems to be doing just fine. He was spotted outside a restaurant in London standing on his own... well, sort of. Read more...

Positive Vibe on Episode VII Set
Despite Harrison Ford's injury and the apparent setback the crew experienced because of it, emotions are still positive for those working on the film. Read more...

Andy Serkis Confirms His Imaginarium is Being Used for Star Wars
The Episode VII star confirms that his motion capture studio The Imaginarium is working on Episode VII and he will indeed be playing mo-cap character. Read more...

Kevin Smith Visits Episode VII Set
The Filmmaker and Podcasting extraordinaire had the oportunity to visit Pinewood Studios in London. Not only was he moved to tears by the experience, but he let some details about the film slip. Read more here and here...

Star Wars Battlefront Update
Developers describe the production of the highly anticipated game as "advancing" and " positive". Read more...

'Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars' Trailer
The popular Disney cartoon is getting a Star Wars trailer, and a full length trailer was dropped for it this week. Read more...

6'' Black Series Prototype Boba Fett Figure Revealed
Looks like Star Wars collectors everywhere will be converging on Walgreens to get this exclusive, all white figure. Read more...

Star Wars Insider Teams Up With Nerd Block
Look for two awesome Star Wars items in July's Nerd BlockRead more...

A New Look For
A renewed Databank and community page featuring tons of Star Wars fan sites(including the SWU) are just a couple of the major changes to the official Star Wars site. Read more...

Fresh Star Wars Content Reaches The Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace
You can now dress your Xbox Live avatars like Luke, Han, Leia or Vader thanks to these new additions to the marketplace. Read more...

Star Wars: Commander Soft-Launched In Australia
It seems the mobile strategy game is already available for download in certain parts of the world, and we've got more info and gameplay from it. Read more...


Billie Lourd to Play Young Leia In Flashbacks In Episode VII
Read more here and here...

Details About the First Two Episodes of 'Rebels'
Major spoilers ahead: A breakdown of all (possible) plot points in the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels has leaked! Click on at your own risk.  Read more...

Also check out:


  • While we anxiously await Star Wars Battlefront, check out this cool little montage of all the various ways the Battle Of Hoth has been made playable in past video games.
  • The latest Star Wars Geeks Unite Podcast was guest-hosted by Jake Lloyd. In it, he gave some fascinating insight into his life before, during and after playing Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace.

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