New hints from Walt Disney Co. illuminate that fan favorites like Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca the Wookiee might soon be joining the Star Wars cast that already entertain parkgoers at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, and it’s all thanks to Disney’s acquisition of “Star Wars” maker Lucasfilm Ltd. last year. Following the wrap-up of Disney’s annual D23 Expo Sunday, fans are now walking away with new “Star Wars” anticipation, according to Wall Street Cheat.
Disney placed crates with “Star Wars” references in an area of the D23 Expo highlighting new attractions. One was labeled “lightsaber assortment.” Another sported a cutout of R2-D2, giving the appearance the robot character had escaped from the box, according to Bloomberg. Continue reading
At the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe’s closing ceremonies this weekend, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next official convention: Star Wars Celebration 2015 will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. Timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, this promises to be a Star Wars Celebration like no other.
The move to Anaheim makes perfect sense because the Convention Center is all but attached to Disneyland. It’s also the site of the D23 Expo. Being that Disney now owns Lucasfilm, it would be surprising to see these events anywhere but Anaheim and Orlando when they take place in the U.S., according to IFilm. Continue reading
May 4: Celebrate “May the Fourth Be With You” at the Disneyland Resort and stop by D Street in the Downtown Disney District, where artist Mike Kungl will be on hand for an appearance and signing from 1-6 p.m. as we debut some of the newest ACME Archives Limited Star Wars inspired pieces. Continue reading
Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC., on December 21, according to a company press release.
So what role will Star Wars creator George Lucas play now? “When Lucas passed the torch, so to speak, by selling his company to Disney, he really meant it when he said he was moving on. He’ll be there as a source of canonical information, as someone who may know the details or relationships of certain characters that perhaps were only briefly touched on in the six films so far, but the new scripts will tell a new story and the new director will direct without answering to Lucas,” according to Screenrant. Continue reading
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