A fully-immersive Star Wars VR experience is headed to select Disney Parks this Winter, and both a trailer and new details on the project have surfaced that will make you wish it came sooner.
The official Disney Parks blog has revealed new details on the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire project, which appears to be set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One. Park guests in groups of four will don a VR headset and a laser tag gun for a fully-immersive “hyper-reality” experience – not only will those that attend get to hear and see the world of Star Wars come to life, but they can also smell and feel it as well.
The attraction will open debut at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort December 16 of this year, and at the Downtown Disney area at the Disneyland Resort on January 5, 2018. A trailer for the experience can be viewed below:
From the sound of their voices, it appears as though Genevieve O’Reilly and Alan Tudyk are reprising their Rogue One roles – Mon Mothma and K-2SO respectively – for the VR experience, although this has yet to be officially confirmed. In any case, this attraction looks groundbreaking, and should hopefully give fans something to hold them over while the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction continues development well into 2019.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
5 Reasons Marvel Legacy Is A Copy Of DC Rebirth
Now that Marvel’s Secret Empire is coming to a close, it’s time for Marvel Legacy to start. After years of never-ending events, Marvel is clearing the way for a back-to-basics approach focusing on some of their most classic characters. Initiatives in the past have led to lesser-known characters getting the spotlight in addition to shifting secret identities for some of Marvel’s core superheroes.
While Legacy certainly seems promising, there are a lot of similarities to DC’s re-branding efforts from last year, Rebirth. This isn’t the first time these companies have gone through re-brandings — hell, they’ve both even fully rebooted their lines in the past. After the commercial and critical success that has been DC Rebirth, it makes sense that the editors over at Disney/Marvel were paying attention. As Disney prepares to release Avengers: Infinity War onto the world, they’re doing everything they can to ensure their comics are keeping old and new fans excited.
Hit Next to find learn more about how Marvel Legacy copies DC Rebirth.