Tonight we are attending the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event at Hollywood Studios and I am excited to share some new details that we just learned about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! During the panel discussion Disney’s story editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared for the first time that the name of the village is called Black Spire Outpost.
Here is Disney’s description:
“The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once-towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.”
We also learned that two full sized AT-ATs are coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Although not officially confirmed by Disney previously we did see them being constructed last year. You can see them in my previous article HERE.
Another big announcement is that a new adoptable animal called a Loth-Cat will available for guests visiting Batuu. This is apparently one of many Star Wars creatures that will be available. I am assuming this will be a similar set up to the banshees in Pandora.
Here is the Wookiepedia description: “Loth-cats are a feline species native to the planet Lothal, and are related to the Tooka species. They are known to be apprehensive and hostile against strangers, but can warm up to them if their trust is gained.”
Here is our first look at the storefront where the Loth-Cats will be adopted from. It is being called a “creature stall” for now where Star Wars creatures will come to life and will be available to bring home with you.
There will also be a second we’ll get to explore! It’s a Resistance Troop Transport ship that‘ll take us on some amazing adventures, just like the Millennium Falcon. The first picture above is the full-scale version of the ship at a factory in Asia. The second picture below it is the concept artwork of when it will be completed.
Last but not least we have learned that Nien Nunb, a pilot for the rebel alliance, will be playing a key role in Galaxy’s Edge. Apparently the original Kenyan voice actor for Nien Nunb was recorded for new land too.
Who else is excited for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?! The new land opens at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019.
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