I. Shank

I. Shank

Ian Shank, Entertainment Writer

Last weekend, a small event called Star Wars Celebration took place. Thrown by Disney and Lucasfilm, this year’s celebration sent shockwaves throughout the Star Wars, Disney, film, and news communities. Coming at one of the most crucial times in Star Wars history, fans were treated to the first trailer for the final film in the sequel trilogy: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” were able to experience the new VR series “Vader Immortal,” watched new footage from the final season of the previously cancelled animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” previewed exclusive material from the upcoming Disney series “The Mandalorian,” and received an abundance of news regarding the upcoming Disney Parks expansion “Galaxy’s Edge.”

The trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” promised an exciting and satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga with Rey becoming a master of the force, Kylo Ren causing all kinds of anarchy, and even the return of Emperor Palpatine. Some are speculating that director J.J. Abrams will retcon the divisive eighth film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ “The Mandalorian” also garnered much praise from those attending. Directed by Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian” follows Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter after the jedi purge caused by order 66. The series also features Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Werner Herzog.

The biggest news to come out however were all the details for Galaxy’s Edge. One of the most surprising were the new Coca-Cola bottles designed specifically for the park. Inspired by a thermal grenade, the bottles seem like they would fit right into the Star Wars universe. The park will be so interactive that even purchasing a lightsaber (that will cost you around $150) will be it’s own unique experience, much like purchasing a wand in Universal Studios Orlando. Galaxy’s Edge is canon and is set on the planet Batuu previously seen in the expanded universe novel “Thrawn: Alliances.” Galaxy’s Edge will also be set up in its own run of comic books and another expanded universe novel.