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STAR WARS EPISODE VII Update: An Original Crew Member Returns, Scene Descriptions, and More!

They say that Star Wars rumors are like rabbits: they have short life-spans, they won’t stop multiplying, and they’re super-cute. This particular batch of Star Wars rumors, however, stands apart from the pack: it’s got Chewbacca news.

On today’s episode of Nerdist News join Jessica Chobot as she reveals details on the return of a beloved crew-member from the original trilogy, some surprising new specifics on Daisy Ridley’s character, a major correction to the much-discussed “Luke is Missing” storyline, and some straight-up scene breakdowns that paint a clearer picture of Episode VII then ever before. Plus, Chewbacca news, you guys! CHEWBACCA NEWS.

When you’re done cruising through a galaxy far, far away, be sure to take a scenic tour over to The Dan Cave, where our very own Dan Casey is counting down the Top 5 Best Westerns, then fly on over to Nerdist: Play to hear why Malik Forte thinks Shadows of Mordor might be a serious Game of the Year contender. And finally, who even are you if you don’t have one of the awesome Nerdist shirts up for sale in the all-new merch store? Drop on by and get yourself a spooktacular Halloween shirt while they’re still seasonally relevant!

Thanks for watching today’s show, check back for a fresh ‘sode tomorrow, and let us know in the comments below whether you’re excited by these latest tidbits or if they give you a very bad feeling!

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  1. Xyon says:

    what is that ghost is doing at the very end of the vid? I’m not sure we really want to know…

  2. Alex M. says:


  3. I Am Wookie says:

    “We will see Chewbacca rip someone’s arms off once again…” If he does rip off any arms, I believe it’ll actually be the first time it happens in any of the movies. Prove me wrong internet.

  4. mark says:

    All it plays is a 15 second ad over and over. Hate ads.

  5. A Modal Node says:

    Yay! They fixed it! The Force works in mysterious ways.

  6. A Modal Node says:

    I can’t stop focusing on the fact that somebody made Vader’s saber hilt have a green blade in the thumbnail image. Unless this is a veiled nod to Lucas’ alterations of the films it could just be an oversight. I better continue with my exercises.   

  7. Scruffy Nerf Herder says:

    That ghost haunts my dreams, thanks Jessica. Who needs sleep, right?

  8. I love all star wars movies they are awesome can’t wait to see episode VII 

  9. MichaelSacal says:

    The more I know about the movie, the less excited I am about it. I’m not one of those fans who needs to be pandered to with all this fanwanking callbacks to the original movies. I want the narrative to move forward, not backwards. I don’t need to see the alien chess game, I already saw it. I don’t need to see the heroine looking hopefully into the desert, I already saw that. Etc, etc, etc. Too much fanwanking, too much pandering.

    • Daniel says:

      OMG thank you. When will they realize that no matter what you do we’ll talk shit. We’ll go see it and spend the money but we’ll always talk shit. Just move forward create a great story and the wonderful world.

  10. Chris Brocco says:

    OK thats 3 weeks in a row with no PULL LIST WTF CHOBOT!! Hardwick must be working you like dogs…bad boy

  11. Paladins says:

    I was too distracted by the ghost in the background the first time I watched this episode…
    Side note: Jessica’s modeling of the grey Nerdist shirt… if you hover over it, it’s an unintentional STARE AT MY BOOBS moment… just an FYI.

  12. Brad says:

    Links don’t work from the video. Your embed code is broken!

  13. Was Jessica trying to sing Dual of the Fates or do her chihuahua impression

  14. Kyle says:

    Jessica Chobot is my favourite.