The Disney-operated Star Wars Universe is going full speed, with a whole set of new films and TV series announced in the pipeline, plus an origin film on Han Solo coming out this year.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff would be writing and directing a Star Wars film series that would be different from the Luke Skywalker series.
As if that wasn’t already a big announcement, just this past week, it was also revealed that Iron Man actor and director Jon Favreau will be executive producing and writing a live-action Star Wars series to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. No details about the storyline have been released as of yet, but a whole series is a wealth of content, the likes of which fans have not seen before.
With all these projects on the horizon, Star Wars fans are as excited as ever to continue their journeys in a galaxy far, far away. Back in 2015, Disney announced the massive undertaking of the construction of a Star Wars themed land, first in Disneyland and eventually Walt Disney World, called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”
The new land is set to open at Disneyland in 2019, but guests are already able to catch a glimpse of the progress from behind the trees at the park, this year.
According to Disney Parks Blog, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” will take place in “Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes.”
The land will feature two new attractions, one of which will have guests piloting the legendary ship, the Millennium Falcon, like Han Solo and the other famous Star Wars characters. There will also be a cantina, just like in the movies, and of course, character meet and greets from all over the galaxy.
Although the only completed artwork available is concept art, there is a small model available to view at Walt Disney World. A video of the progress of the project has been released, to give fans a little bit of news, as the open date gets closer.