Arguably, the best thing about Star Wars is the fans. There are long term fans and new generation fans. People grew up with Star Wars and became obsessed or actually fulfilled their dreams by working on one of the Star Wars projects. Besides that, Star Wars has also had a huge influence on many things. For example, early on, it influenced Fox to make 1979’s Alien. Ridley Scott actually approached Fox before the original Star Wars came out, but the idea was shot dow at down at the time. It was not until the success of Star Wars in 1977 that they felt more open to doing a space movie like Alien.
Star Wars fans were elated to find out in May that Taika Waititi was going to be directing a new Star Wars film. His work contributing to the direction and acting of The Mandalorian was so successful that he was given a movie directing role. Ever since then, there have been all sorts of speculation as to what this film could be about or where and when it may take place. However, since Taika Waititi is currently still working with Marvel Studios and writing the script for Thor: Love and Thunder (which starts filming in January), it may be a while before we find out anything more about what the new Star Wars film will be about. From what little has been said, we do know that Taika Waititi is already on the screenwriting process of the new Star Wars film. And in the past week, there has been some more new and exciting news.
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.