Disney has announced that it will add a massive Star Wars expansion to Disney Land in California, and Disney World in Florida. As Disney announced during this weekend’s D23 Expo, the “Star Wars Land” will add 14 acres to Disney Land, making it that parks biggest expansion ever.
“We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single-themed land expansion ever,” Disney’s Bob Iger said. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new ‘Star Wars’ planet.
Iger said the new areas will be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids … the attractions, the entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling. Nothing will be out of character or stray from the mythology.”
At both parks, there will be a cantina where fans can “run into all the droids and roaming beasts ‘Star Wars’ is known for,” including characters from the existing “Star Wars” saga and upcoming installment “The Force Awakens.”
No timeline was given for the projects’ completion.
In addition to announcing the Star Wars theme park sections, Disney also unveiled the cast of "Star Wars: Rogue One," a new film which takes the focus of the series from a space battles to an all-out ground war, according to Entertainment Weekly. Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla") will be directing the film, which started production in the U.K. this August.
Cast members include, Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), (Diego Luna ("Milk"), Forest Whitaker ("The Butler"), Alan Tudyk ("Firefly"), Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler"), Jian Wen ("Devils on the Doorstep"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline"), Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale") and Donnie Yen ("Ip Man"). But it's not known what roles each actor will play at this time.
..... Devashree Goenka