Earlier today at the D23 Expo in Japan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced that the Star Wars themed hotel would seamlessly connect to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios .
According to Chapek, the experience is being designed to give the people a genuine Star Wars experience from start to finish:
“From the moment guests arrive at the hotel their journey through space will begin as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure.”
Given the content of promotional images and Chapek’s own words, it seems likely that the experience with be drenched in Star Wars from start to finish. The promotional artwork seems to suggest that even the lobby is being made to represent a starship in the franchise. If this is to be believed, fans will have the time of their lives as they go through everything through the lens of A galaxy far, far, away…
The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks in both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are both set to be open in 2019. An opening for the hotel, however, has not been officially announced. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.
10 Potential Directors For The New ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Star Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest (and most divisive) film of the year. Solo: A Star Wars Story finally released a trailer that lit up social media. Now, Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the already confirmed trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the Skywalker Saga.
Little is known about these projects at this point. Will these films follow an original storyline or will they draw from the original expanded universe material (possibly a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation?) yet that does not mean that it is too early to be looking at potential directors. Star Wars, being one of the biggest film franchises in the world, is something that most directors would leap at. Which directors though would best with the creative minds of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? What visions would enhance their world or even by contrast compliment their style?
These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss. Hit Next to get started!