Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has been open at Disneyland for nearly two months now, and the Star Wars expansion at Disney World opens in just a few days. But that’s just the beginning of the Disney theme park efforts to whisk you off to a galaxy far, far away.
Coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Galactic Starcruiser hotel, allowing guests of Disney resorts the experience of staying in their very own Star Wars hotel room aboard a ship called the Halcyon, part of the Chandrila Star Line. Before the weekend, we got a look at the model depicting the ship that fans will be “aboard” for their Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge hotel experience, and now we have even more details on the continued expansion at Disney theme parks. Find out what we learned below. Read More »
With Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run as the only ride in Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so far, the new Star Wars-themed expansion has been impressive, but still feels a bit incomplete. But soon, guests will be able to step onto Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, a massive dark ride with action that’s set in between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
At this morning’s D23 presentation, Disney parks chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a new Galaxy’s Edge commercial that contains tons of new Rise of the Resistance footage, and the official video has been released online. Check it out below.
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Every Star Wars film – yes, even the Star Wars Holiday Special – has been leading to this moment. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will usher in the end of the Skywalker Saga, concluding what George Lucas started in 1977. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams returns to close things out, with new generation stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac all bringing their characters’ stories to a close. Also back: the late Carrie Fisher, who will appear here through unused footage from the previous two Star Wars films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage was revealed at D23, and our own Peter Sciretta was there. Needless to say, what they showed to the audience was pretty mind-blowing. Here’s what you need to know.
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This morning’s D23 Expo presentation featured lots of new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but while it doesn’t seem as if that footage is going to make its way online any time soon, here’s one new look at the movie that is online: a brand new poster, featuring a lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren. Check it out in full below. Read More »
Update 8/23: Ewan McGregor confirmed at D23 that he will be starring in the Obi-Wan series. The episode scripts are all finished and the show will begin shooting next year. See more below.
Update: Deadline has confirmed that Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series. Details are being kept under wraps.
Earlier this year there were rumblings of a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming together for Disney+. Word on the street was that the series came together from an idea that was originally intended to be a movie. But after Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a disappointment at the box office, Disney and Lucasfilm thought a streaming series was a little less risky. Now those rumors have circled back around with a new report indicating that Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which makes us think an announcement at The D23 Expo might be around the corner. Read More »
The first live-action Star Wars series is coming to Disney+ this fall, and thanks to the arrival of The D23 Expo, fans everywhere can finally see what Lucasfilm has to offer with The Mandalorian.
Created by Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man, the new Star Wars series focuses on Pedro Pascal as a Mandalorian bounty hunter whose reputation is so well known that he’s only referred to by his titular moniker. Taking us into the seedier side of the Star Wars universe, we watch as this lone gunfighter deals with the remnants of the Empire, some dangerous fellow bounty hunters, and a dangerous mission. Check out The Mandalorian trailer below for a taste of this epic new series. Read More »
Marvel Comics has had an impressive run of Star Wars comics since taking over the franchise. In fact, the first issue of the new series is the only comic book title in this century to sell over a million copies. But after 75 issues, the Star Wars comics from Marvel are coming to an end.
In the recent solicitations for the comics coming in November, the final issue of Star Wars comics is teased, and Marvel has confirmed that issue #75 will indeed be the end of the series and not just the end of the current story arc unfolding in the series. But is this really the end, or is it just an opportunity for Marvel Comics to relaunch Star Wars comics with a new debut issue, as they’ve been known to do with all their other properties? Read More »
We’re expecting to learn some new information about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker during tomorrow’s Disney movies panel at the D23 Expo, but Lucasfilm surprised attendees by unveiling a quick glimpse of new footage today. Here’s a breakdown of what was shown. Read More »
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In the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, there’s a brief flash of a skiff chase that revealed what appeared to be Stormtroopers flying through the air in pursuit of Poe, Finn, and C-3PO. Now we know a bit more about them: they’re called First Order Jet Troopers, Stormtroopers who have been outfitted with jet packs. Take a closer look at some new photos of the Jet Trooper costume from the D23 Expo show floor.
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Update: We have added some additional photos to the article. Enjoy.
We’ve been waiting for more details about the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge hotel for months, and the curtain was pulled back tonight during the D23 Expo. Bob Chapek, Disney’s head of parks, introduced attendees to the Halcyon, the name of the Star Wars galactic star cruiser that will serve as a lodging place for paying visitors at the Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando. Check out some new photos below. Read More »