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A New Hyper-Reality Experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Coming to Downtown Disney and Disney Springs

We have exciting news today for Star Wars fans! The VOID’s new, groundbreaking hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland® Resort and Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World®Resort.

Beginning this holiday season, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport your Clients to a galaxy far, far away where they’ll be able to engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It’ll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback – melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, guests don’t just see the Star Wars universe, they’re part of it at Disney Parks.

Plans for this first-of-its-kind experience were just unveiled by THE VOID, an entertainment company that combines the magic of illusions and advanced technology to create immersive social experiences that take visitors to new worlds. Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaborating to help develop this one-of-a-kind experience at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs.

We’ll have many more details to share in the future. Stay tuned for more details as work begins on Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

Photos & Details – Star Wars The Last Jedi Cast at D23 Expo 2017

Take a look at Photos & Details from Star Wars The Last Jedi Cast at D23 Expo 2017.


GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE, JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, MARK HAMILL, RIAN JOHNSON, KELLY MARIE TRAN, LAURA DERN, BENICIO DEL TORO


GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE, JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, RIAN JOHNSON, KELLY MARIE TRAN, LAURA DERN, BENICIO DEL TORO


ALAN HORN (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY CO)

Photos courtesy of D23

Photos – Star Wars Movie Banners near Star Wars Launch Bay

We all love Star Wars and now the iconic movies are displayed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios near Star Wars Launch Bay.  Which banner is your favorite?

STAR WARS REBELS ADVENTURE IN-ROOM GIFTING EXPERIENCE NOW AVAILABLE

Are you longing to defeat the Empire? Now you can embark on a rebel adventure by including the Star Wars Rebels Adventure In-Room Gifting Experience with select Walt Disney Travel Company-Florida Packages.

This interactive role-playing mission starts in your Resort room and continues at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Through an augmented reality feature with a Star Wars app on your Client’s smartphone, Ezra Bridger (from the hit TV series, Star Wars Rebels) guides them on an undercover mission to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction. Once the mission is complete, you will be directed to your resort room to unlock a mysterious box holding a rebel medal of honor.

To learn more about this experience, visit disneyfloralandgifts.com/celebrate.

BB-8 NOW GREETING GUESTS AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now greeting Guests at Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

BB-8 appears in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who guests regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to character greetings, the location also offers guests the chance to explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including some from the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away….with Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity”

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“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars.”

Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will remain true to the Star Wars canon, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters. Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans will be delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator).

Star Wars Forces of Destiny will also be supported by global product extensions, such as books, apparel, bedding, and toys – including the new line of ‘Adventure Figures’ created by Hasbro, which bridges the gap between traditional action figures and dolls. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action, like Rey swinging her lightsaber, along with multiple points of articulation to help recreate the characters’ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.

“From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The result is the creation of our new ‘Adventure Figures’ that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home.”

The 11-inch figures will depict characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, plus loveable sidekicks and epic villains like BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and many more. Hasbro is also rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny role play and accessories—from Rey’s Extendable Staff, to a new, electronic Jedi Power Lightsaber toy, which are part of the Star WarsBladebuilders system.

Adds John Frascotti, President of Hasbro: “As the Star Wars fan base has broadened over the last 40 years, we have continued to add new and exciting play experiences to the Star Wars brand, to engage fans across generations. We’ve worked closely with Disney to bring the storytelling from Star Wars Forces of Destiny to life through this innovative toy line to help connect with new audiences as well as appeal to existing fans.”

Fans attending Star Wars Celebration in Orlando will see a sneak peek of Star Wars Forces of Destiny during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel on Friday, April 14. The panel, moderated by Amy Ratcliffe – host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast, will feature Carrie Beck – vice president of animation at Lucasfilm and Dave Filoni – executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, as well as Ashley Eckstein, Tiya Sircar and other surprise guests. For a first look at the new Star Wars Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures, stop by Hasbro booth #2744.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details.

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE – Final Bonus Clips

We have some final bonus clips to share with you today from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The below clips feature some of the hidden easter eggs in the film as well as a inside glimpse at the “darker side” of the film. Have a great weekend and as always, May the Force Be With You!

ROGUE ONE | Easter Eggs: Connections Clip 1

ROGUE ONE | Easter Eggs: Connections Clip 2

ROGUE ONE | Vader

ROGUE ONE | Death Troopers

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Bonus Clips: “K2SO: The Droid”

We’ve got some great bonus material to share with you today from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The clips below are from the “K2SO: The Droid” bonus feature on the Blu-ray and highlights everything from K2SO’s design to how Alan Tudky brought him to life on set. Also as a reminder, Rogue One is out on Blu-ray today.

ROGUE ONE | K2SO Design

ROGUE ONE | Cardboard K2SO Head

ROGUE ONE | Walking On Stilts

ROGUE ONE | K2SO’s British Accent

Disney is looking at creating ‘another decade and a half of Star Wars stories’ after Episode IX

At the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in Santa Monica, California, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on a variety of topics, from his tenure at Disney, the next installments of the Star Wars franchise, and that the company is looking at what comes after 2019’s Episode IX.

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Han Solo movie will reveal how smuggler ‘got his name,’ says Disney head

Disney CEO Bob Iger made a statement Thursday that offered relief to the Star Wars fandom – then said another thing that sent it into a frenzy of shock. He was speaking at the Scale – Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in a Q&A with his wife, journalist Willow Bay, when talk turned to the galaxy far, far away.

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