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Disney bets on a new planet to wow ‘Star wars’ fans at U.S. parks

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 28, 2019 13:10

Disney bets on a new planet to wow ‘Star wars’ fans at U.S. parks

When the “Star Wars” galaxy is brought to life at Walt Disney Co’s U.S. theme parks later this year, fans will not step onto the iconic landscapes of Hoth or Tatooine.The 14-acre (6-hectare) Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sections of the two theme parks are set on Batuu, a remote frontier planet never seen on screen. Expectations run high from generations of fans, many of whom have waited 40 years since the original 1977 film to visit a real-world version of the galaxy far, far away. Disney describes Galaxy’s Edge as its most ambitious park expansion ever.Theme park designers said they debated whether to replicate a well-known movie location such as Luke Skywalker’s desert home of Tatooine or the icy planet Hoth.The team consulted with the Lucasfilm movie division and opted to build a planet that had been mentioned in “Star Wars” movies and books but was not yet familiar to fans.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 28, 2019 13:10

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