The trailer for Marvel Studios' Disney+ series WandaVision dazzled fans around the world. It gave them a taste of what was to come, perhaps after some time of not really knowing what to expect. We knew that the upcoming Disney+ shows from Marvel would tie into the films and use some of the actors from the films, but the trailer revealed homages to older TV shows that people might recognize, blending a sense of fun with a sense of eeriness.
In recent memory, two of the Star Wars projects that have united fandom are the Disney+ TV series The Mandalorian and the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Both were released in November 2019, and they were met with a lot of positive reception from the fans. Just as people want to mix peanut butter and chocolate to combine the best of both worlds, it would make some degree of sense to combine the characters of these properties.
Although 2020 has not been very kind to all of us, setting back almost every plan we had due to the pandemic, which also caused the delay of many attractions and developments. However, about a month ago, Disney confirmed that they will move forward with the Star Wars hotel and that it may open soon. According to a press release from December, the Star Wars hotel will be open sometime in 2021 as it is called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. A theme luxury hotel built near Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the Epcot Resort Area of the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. A representative at The Walt Disney Company did not respond to Fox News’ request to comment for a direct answer whether Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will open in 2021.
Of all of the Star Wars video games to come out in recent years, none have been as beloved as last year's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It is the first Star Wars game to actually feel like a complete, immersive Star Wars game since the original Battlefront II, in my opinion. The recent Battlefront games have received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike for its microtransactions. Jedi: Fallen Order was a mega hit, and likely paved the way for Disney to feel comfortable releasing Star Wars: Squadrons. It showed that people could truly love Star Wars games again. With more DLC for the game and a sequel likely in the works, fans will hopefully get more of what they loved about the original game.
Many Star Wars fans know the classic story: Skywalker twins are born, they are separated to be hidden from the Emperor, and Ben Kenobi watches over one of them (Luke). There is no doubt that they were to be hidden from the Empire. Ben Kenobi says as much in Return of the Jedi, and we see this play out at the end of Revenge of the Sith. However, a recent theory presents an interesting possibility.
There are several things that have confused or annoyed fans with the new Star Wars sequels, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. But one in particular is that it is never fully explained what happened with the whole Palpatine/Snoke storyline. Fans had many questions surrounding it, such as who Snoke was exactly, or how Palpatine survived the end of Return of the Jedi. One of the questions, why Palpatine never actually took another apprentice after Return of the Jedi, is finally answered in a section of The Star Wars Book.