In my opinion, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm for over $4 billion in 2012 was the best thing to happen to Star Wars. After a trio of highly underwhelming prequels, I had grown disillusioned with lightsabers, space battles and the filmmaking abilities of George Lucas. The two films produced since the takeover, however (Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One), have restored my faith in the franchise, and helped a whole new generation of people fall in love with this iconic space fantasy series.
As the new owners of this flagship series, Disney wasted little time in adding Star Wars to their portfolio and announced a new Star Wars film as soon as the acquisition was completed. A few months before the release of Episode VII in December 2015, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the Disneyland in Anaheim, California, was set to show off a new series of Star Wars-themed lands, saying that they would be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids”.
While we’re still a few years away from setting foot in “Star Wars Land” – with the mega-project set to debut in 2019 – Disney have treated the world to a few delicious details as to what to expect from this Disneyland expansion, including a few pictures that will set hearts racing around the world.