Galaxy’s Edge: Mando & Grogu On Batuu?
Can we expect The Child to come around the corner?
I love it when The OCR’s Brady MacDonald gets to stretch his legs. He does the kind of Disney reporting I’d love to do if I worked for a newspaper located near a Disney park.
Today, instead of talking about COVID-19 restrictions, Mr. MacDonald serves up some juicy thought bombs regarding “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”
MacDonald asked the question: Could Disney bring the Mandalorian and Grogu to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
Time Travel On Batuu?
I have often thought about how Disney might “update” or differentiate the East and West Coast versions of Batuu.
But there was Brady going there.
Could the time period of Galaxy’s Edge change? Certainly. It’s just a storytelling conceit. There’s nothing stopping Disney from resetting the date in Galaxy’s Edge to the time of “The Mandalorian,” the end of the Clone Wars or the dawn of the New Republic. There’s also nothing stopping Disney from scrapping the time frame completely and making Galaxy’s Edge a hodgepodge of Star Wars history. But Imagineering and Lucasfilm have gone to great lengths and pains to set a very specific time frame for the lands. It’s unlikely they would abandon all that effort so soon. But they could continually adjust the time frame — especially if that was the plan all along.
Sliding Along The Timeline
It does feel like Galaxy’s Edge cold float in the timeline, a bit. However, Rise of the Resistance — in particular — would be hard to change up between say, the Sequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy.
So, it seems like MacDonald thinks it could be a stretch to see The Mandalorian at Ronto Roasters any time soon.
Hopping around from 300 BBY to 22 BBY to 9 ABY with every new Star Wars series on Disney+ would be confusing and maddening for the people of Black Spire Outpost. A Galaxy Edge time reset would likely happen with the release of the next Star Wars theatrical movie — “Rogue Squadron” in December 2023. Another untitled Star Wars film is also in development with no anticipated release date. Three years is a long time to wait, but by then Rey and Kylo will likely need a break from the parks.
A pretty great assessment, but it’s how MacDonald gets there that is so good. So, be sure to check out the full article.
And then let us know what you think in the comments.