Everything we’re hearing about Disney’s upcoming Star Wars theme park sounds awesome. Galaxy’s Edge was announced with the intention of immersing guests in a galaxy far, far away, and since then, we’ve learned that you’ll have the opportunity to pilot the Millennium Falcon, drink blue milk at a Cantina Bar, infiltrate a First Order base and interact with all manner of Star Wars characters.
Now, it seems that later today we’ll get the opportunity to see what some of these characters look like, with the official Twitter account teasing a reveal tonight at 10pm PT:
#SWGalaxysEdge "First Look" costume reveal at #SWGECA (Disneyland) – Cast members have been invited to see the new costumes for the Galaxy's Edge cast! The public will see them soon afterwards! pic.twitter.com/LDh6zrgFG2
— SWGalaxysEdge (@sw_edge) February 25, 2019
This reveal should certainly help to clear up some confusions about what cast members will be like in the park. Since Disney’s acquisition of the franchise, guests have been able to meet Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Rey and various Stormtroopers in the park. Exciting as that sounds (who wouldn’t want a selfie with Vader?), it seems likely that most of the iconic characters from the Original Trilogy and prequels might not appear in Galaxy’s Edge.
That’s a result of the park being designed with immersion in mind. Taking the form of the planet Batuu, it’ll be chronologically set during the Sequel Trilogy. This would mean that by the time the story in the park takes place, Darth Vader will be dead and other heroes like Luke and Leia might be their older Sequel Trilogy versions. Now, there’s a decent chance that the clamor to see the iconic characters will be so great that Disney will fudge the timeline or claim that these are in-universe impersonators, but we should get a better idea of how it’ll all work later tonight.
We’ll also see the costumes for the typical Batuu residents (those working in bars and gift shops), which will clue us in to a little more knowledge about the planet itself, which is said to be a lawless town right on the edge of the Outer Rim territories.
In any case, be sure to check back here in a few hours as we’ll have all the latest Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge updates for you as soon as they’re available.