Rogues, Rides, & Rebels

Padawanline: bringing you the newest Star Wars news… once it becomes old news XP Haha yeah it’s become a bit of a habit. But there was no way I wasn’t going to share my thoughts on the cool stuff revealed at D23 and the cool stuff to be revealed at NYCC!
NOTE: Contains no real huge spoilers. Though I would recommend you be up-to-date with all current films and shows.

Rogue One Cast
So it feels best to start off with the news surrounding the movies. One of the big pieces of news was that Colin Trevorrow is directing Episode IX, which is awesome, of course. Considering how awesome Jurassic World was I have no doubt he’ll do wonderfully on the third part of the next trilogy. Gosh it still feels surreal thinking that in a few years we’ll be getting the NINTH chapter. NINTH! And I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Episode VII will be out this year, so yeah my mind can barely comprehend all the awesomeness SW is putting out right now 🙂
But perhaps the biggest reveal we got at D23 is all the new stuff going on with Rogue One! The principal photography has begun, the main cast is listed, and we only have approximately one year, 3 months, and 25 days to go! (hopefully that was approximate…) JUST LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. IT’S GLORIOUS! I love how gritty and real it looks, and still, the idea that this story leads to the events of A New Hope is amazing. Plus, you gotta love that it’s Rebel-centered! I don’t really know any of the cast, with the exception of Alan Tudyk for his fantastic voice acting, but they look like they belong in the SW galaxy fo’ sho’! And may I add Felicity Jones’ character is as stylin’ as she is epic? Sorry that’s what happens when you’re a girl as well as a cosplayer 🙂 Anyway yeah I am stoked beyond belief for Rogue One! It’s exciting to think just what it’ll be feel like and what it’ll be like in the very first of the Anthology films!

SW Disney Parks Concept
Also of great importance is the SW expansion of the Disney parks! I’ve sadly have yet to walk down Main Street U.S.A and eat a dole whip, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience. One of the things I love so much about the parks is the idea of walking into the worlds of some of my favorite films. A ride on Star Tours would’ve been more than enough to make my fangirly self explode with happiness, but now they’re making a whole LAND dedicated to just Star Wars!! IT IS THE GREATEST NEWS EVER I CAN’T EVEN. Two 14-acre lands on both coasts that submerge visitors into the SW galaxy… it’s more than I would’ve ever dreamed! They’ve even got a Millennium Falcon ride planned! That is officially now on my bucket list, even though going to all the Disney parks is already on there 😀 And just look at this art it’s beautiful!! Plus we’re getting stuff like Star Wars Launch Bay (any opportunity to get a photo with R2-D2 is a not-to-be-missed opportunity in my book), Hyperspace Mountain, Season Of The Force, and an updated Star Tours! Sounds like pure Disney magic at its finest! If one thing’s for certain, it’s that I will cry tears of joy when I walk into that SW land for the first time… and probably every other time afterward 🙂

SWR Season 2 Screencap
And a quick bit of news that’s quite important for those of us who need Rebels like we need to breathe. There will be a special screening of two Season 2 episodes along with what sounds to be an awesome panel at New York Comic Con October 8th! Whether you’re going or not it’s good to know because it gives us a further idea of when Season 2 is going to get here. Guessing sometime in mid-October. Yeah I suppose my hope it’d get here by September was a bit of a pipe dream… but also this screencap makes me all happy inside for so so many reasons X3 And of course, I’m sure there will be some exciting developments that will come from NYCC, so even more reasons to get excited!

So there you have it! Just a few things that have me excited out of my mind! My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard 😀

Keep The Peace,
– Twilight