I'm sorry Ewoks ruined your Very Serious Drama about space magic and laser swords #FISTFIGHTFRIDAY
— Ken Lowery (@kenlowery) March 21, 2014
Tweets are back, and spoiling for a fight! Or not. Whatever.
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) January 5, 2014
No, I haven’t forgotten about the Twitter roundups, I was just busy freezing, falling and not being able to sit in a desk chair for several days. It was fantastic! In any case, the roundup is back, and it’s been busy. This installment covers the latest rumors, Marvel/Dark Horse and, of course, the ever-present freaking out whenever anyone mentions the Lucasfilm Story Group. Brace yourselves.
I love Star Wars as much as the next nerd. But let's be real, how high was George Lucas when he was coming up with character names? So high.
— Superhero & 00Negro (@MarcusTheToken) December 22, 2013
In under the gun, as another new year commences and we get back to our regular weekly schedule…
Disney just needs to buy loneliness and alienation and they'll own my entire childhood!
— John Barber (@TheJohnBarber) December 6, 2013
Due to the insidious influence of Santa Maul, among other things, the tweet roundup has had to go bi-weekly for the holiday season. Despite all that it was a productive couple of weeks, with the movies airing on Spike, Disney and Paramount sorting out the rights to Indiana Jones and the usual array of news, rumors and snarkage. Onward!
— Isaac Peralez (@IzzyTheWizard) November 18, 2013
Last week, Artoo was confirmed for Episode VII, some people were jerks, but seriously, screw them. If you’re not down with Artoo, we have no use for you. Onward!
— Chris Gore (@ThatChrisGore) November 14, 2013
We’re not going to pretend that Artoo didn’t win the week on Twitter, but… been there, done that. Here are our runners-up… And a cunning imposter. Sort of.
wow the opening text of episode vii literally just says “chewbacca is dead” and that’s it
— adam (@burgerkrang) November 7, 2013
Last week was bonkers for Star Wars fans. We got the Episode VII release date, open call auditions and all the attendant gloating, freaking out and Holiday Special jokes. So many Holiday Special jokes
Dudes. I know it’s a Star Wars ref, but that “Judge me by my size, do you?” tee kind of sends the wrong message.
— Sarah Kuhn (@sarahkuhn) November 1, 2013
Last week we celebrated both Halloween and the one-year part of the Episode VII announcement, and the celebrations were wide and varied. Head under the cut to see how Jimmy Fallon bonded with Harrison Ford, the most important lingering question of Lost and quite possibly the cutest little Luke Skywalker ever
"The new Star Wars comes out in two years". (Luke 20:15).
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) October 26, 2013
In addition to the big dude himself weighing in, last week brought us Glee’s Chris Colfer with a new sexy spin on a key character, important questions about C-3PO, the internet’s thoughts on Lawrence Kasdan, conspiracy theories and crazy rumors for The Empire Strikes Back. No, really
Also, ditched Storify in light of what a pain-in-the-butt it’s been lately. Not saying we’ll never use it again, but maybe only for breaking news. As usual, the remaining tweets are under the cut. (Let’s just hope that Twitter doesn’t start pooping out next…)
Mary Franklin: Last seen in China, vicinity of toy expo. Believed to be keeping company with infamous smuggler, modified YT-1300f light freighter. Reward offered. Please inform your nearest Lucasfilm representative of any sightings directly.