Keri Russell reveals she was all-in to play a helmeted character in The Rise of Skywalker, and that she cried when she first read the script.Continue reading “Keri Russell cried reading J.J. Abrams’ script, and other Rise of Skywalker bits”
The Star Wars Show devoted the entirety of today’s episode to Galaxy’s Edge. Pablo’s role in the park revealed!
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The first Star Wars land opened this week in California. Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland only has one ride running, but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. (Though at least one review did mention it. More reviews: StarWars.com, EW, /Film, Polygon and Hypable.)
But maybe the neatest was seeing the reaction of some of the first fans allowed into the land:Continue reading “Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland is open, mostly: Here are the reviews, the details, and the nerdiest question answered”
Galaxy’s Edge is opening soon, and we’re starting to get some details. The build-your-own lightsabers will cost you about $200 (which isn’t that shocking – that’s just a little more than a standard ForceFX lightsaber, which is – or was – the highest quality mass-produced lightsaber toy.)
You’ll also have the option to build your own droid. It’s $100 for a custom droid, and $150 for the DJ R-3X. To be fair, he is really neat:
Now that we’ve addressed the price tags, here’s a nice piece on the design process for the staff – err, cast member – uniforms.
That John Williams theme? You’ll probably not heard it-as is. Instead, it serves as “the musical foundation” for what you’ll hear in the park.
John Williams will start recording The Rise of Skywalker in June, per an interview with orchestra contractor Sandy DeCrescent (via) DeCrescent is in the process of selecting the musicians for Wiliams, but the interview is also about her own history in the industry – she’s the the first woman contractor in the industry.
In the meantime, here’s Williams’ theme for Galaxy’s Edge, which was released back on the 4th:
Composer John Williams has seen an early cut of The Rise of Skywalker, likes it “very much” and has written about 25 minutes of the score, he tells The Times. The original article is behind a paywall, but head to /Film for the relevant quote.
Several new stills from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi have surfaced via an interview with with still photographer David James.
As the opening of the first Galaxy’s Edge park grows closer, there are new photos of the land and details on how they’ll be enforcing the initial four hour limit. Of course, if you have the connections, there’s always a personal tour with Bob Iger.
Fans without hotel reservations will be able to make reservations for Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland on May 2. The reservations are free, but you will need a park ticket or be a passholder to get one. The system only applies in California – when the Florida version is up in August it’ll be open to all immediately. Speaking of Disney World, here’s some rumored name and theming details for the Star Wars hotel that’s still in the planning stages.Continue reading “The catchup: Galaxy’s Edge reservations, is Rise of Skywalker going to SDCC?”
What did we learn from today’s Galaxy’s Edge panel here at Celebration Chicago that we didn’t already hear in February?
Yeah, okay, there was some stuff about Yoda (Frank Oz!), the Modal Nodes finally getting a second song, Millennium Falcon damage and winning a trip to the park, but mostly?
Delilah S. Dawson’s next Star Wars novel, Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, isn’t just a theme-park tie-in – it’s also a follow-up to her first, Phasma. As widely hinted and speculated when the book was first revealed, the novel’s lead is Resistance spy Vi Moradi, who was an important part of the first book. Here’s the blurb:
After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.
A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.
To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and
misfits,and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.
I wouldn’t expect Phasma herself, given the book’s time frame, but there is another character hinted at up there. (Ssh, it’s a spoiler for those who haven’t read Phasma.)
Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire is due out on August 27 (up just a tad from the first
The full cover, with art from GFFA regular Darren Tan, is under the cut.Continue reading “Dawson’s Black Spire is a not-so-stealthy Phasma sequel”
And just like that, Galaxy’s Edge now has a pair of opening dates: May 31 at Disneyland in California, and August 29 at Hollywood Studios in Florida. Disneyland’s will open with only the Millennium Falcon attraction running, and will require a reservation that’s free with park admission; The second attraction, Rise of the Resistance, will open for “phase two,” whenever that ends up being.