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Star Wars
Release date: December 20.

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o.
Why you need to see it: It’s the final film in the trilogy, Force Awakens director JJ Abrams is back, and Carrie Fisher makes her final appearance as Leia Organa. Oh, and you can see why John Boyega described it as “all out war”.

Disneyland’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks are set to be unveiled in a special Marvel comic, it has been revealed.

One new Star Wars attraction is scheduled to open at Disneyland in Anaheim, California this summer – with another coming to Disneyworld Orlando in autumn.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that a special Marvel comic book based on the parks will be released before the gates open to the public. It’s said that the mini-series – penned by Ethan Sacks – will offer fans an insight into the mythology of Galaxy’s Edge locations.

Speaking on StarWars.com, Sacks said of the project: “Our series will give fans the chance to visit Black Spire Outpost months ahead of voyaging to Batuu in person. Armed with top-secret sketches and information from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm, we are keeping this authentic to the spirit of this rich new setting.

“I’d tell you more, but I already have the death sentence on 12 systems…”

Artwork will be provided by Will Sliney, who illustrated Marvel’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Meanwhile, Disney recently shared a new behind-the-scenes video of Galaxy’s Edge, which revealed more details about the forthcoming theme parks.

During the clip, Walt Disney Imagineering’s Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge said visitors would be able to “give themselves over to the story and play with us in the world of Star Wars.”

What’s more, The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride will allow fans to pilot the iconic ship, or act as its gunners or flights engineers.

 

 

 

 

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