Saturday, June 7, 2014

In Case You Missed It: May 31st - June 7th, 2014

By: Benjamin Hart

Here at the Star Wars Underworld work hard to bring you all the latest Star Wars news. But we know that it's sometimes hard to keep up with the massive amount of information that surfaces each week.  That is why we are introducing a brand new feature here on In Case You Missed It will be your weekly guide to all the recent Star Wars news, as well as other awesomeness from across the web.

Star Wars Episode VII

Lupita Nyong'o & Gwendoline Christie Join The Cast
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o of 12 Years A Slave and Gwendoline Christie of Games Of Thrones have officially been cast in Episode VII. Read more...

Set Pictures Leaked
TMZ dropped a ton of photos from the set of Episode VII, featuring extras on the Abu Dhabi set surrounded by props, buildings and a strange pig-creature. Also check out the full scale models of the Millennium Falcon and an upgraded X-Wing. See them here and here.

J.J. Abrams Responds To Leaked Photos
Director J.J. Abrams found a clever way to respond to the recently leaked set photos from Episode VII, while at the same time confirming a certain bucket of bolts will appear in the film. Read more...

Filming Finished In Abu Dhabi
Various social media posts from cast and crew suggests that filming in Abu Dhabi has finished and they are back in London. Read more...

Healer Twins Discuss Their Time on Set
The duo, who are Abu Dhabi locals, discuss there time on the Episode VII set. Read more...

Mark Hamill Talks Episode VII
Luke Skywalker himself spoke with the Orlando Sentinel about how he has been preparing for his returning to a Galaxy far, far away, as well as his experiences on set and his thoughts on spoilers. Read more...

Mark Hamill At Star Wars Weekends
The Jedi returns at Disney World in Orlando, Florida wielding a Lightsaber and showing off a new beard, which he confirms is for Episode VII. Read more here and here.

Rumor: Female Villain, No New Republic, and Mandalorians in Episode VII
A collection of interesting rumors surfaced this week. Are they real? That's for you to decide. Read more...

Spin-Off Films

Josh Trank To Direct Stand-Alone Film
The director behind 2012's Chronicle and 2015's Fantastic Four has signed on to direct a yet unnamed Star Wars stand-alone/spin-off film. Read more...

Star Wars Rebels

Report: 'Star Wars Rebels' To Premiere In October
A BookCon attendee confirmed that Star Wars Rebels will premiere in October. Read more...

New Footage Revealed
Videos released by the Disney Parks YouTube channel show off some on cool footage of the cast and fans at Disney's Star Wars Weekends, as well as some brand new clips from the series. Read more...

Billy Dee Williams Confirms His Involvement
Lando Calrissian himself let it be know at Star Wars Weekends that he is enjoying is time working on Rebels. Read more...


Star Wars Insider Fiction Part of Official Canon
Star Wars Insider confirmed that fiction stories in their magazines will be part of the new official canon. Read more...

'The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight' Book Trailer
The trailer for the upcoming children's picture book "The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, written by Toni DiTerlizzi and featuring the art of Ralph McQuarrie, was released. Read more...

'Heir to the Jedi' Excerpt
The Star Wars Books Facebook page released an excerpt from the upcoming novel Heir To The Jedi written by Kevin Hearne, which is due for release in January of next year. Read more...

'Goodnight Darth Vader' Book Trailer
Jeffery Brown, who previously brought us Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, is releasing a brand new book courtesy of Chronicle Books. Check out the trailer here.


First Star Wars Hot Wheels Car Revealed
Star Wars Insider gives us our first look at first of many Hot Wheels cars based on characters and ships in a Galaxy far, far away. Read more...

Disney Promises Leia Merchandise Is Coming Soon
Some very vocal fans brought attention to the absence of Princess Leia collectibles in the Disney store. Disney swiftly responded. Read more...

Tony To Joins Lucasfilm as Head of Production and Development
The former executive VP of production at Walt Disney Studios has now moved to Lucasfilm, and appears to have several Star Wars television productions on his hands, along with the six new films. Read more...


  • Someone with obviously with too much time on their hands took every word in A New Hope and placed it alphabetized them in a 43 minute video. The result is something pointlessly fascinating to watch. 

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