Let's Talk about Star Wars!


There has been a lot of news about Star Wars lately.

Let's run down through them shall we?

CNN details some of the attractions that will be featured in Galaxy's Edge, Disney's new land.

The section of the Disneyland that will open next week cost about $1 billion and 14 acres.

Bob Iger, Disney's CEO stated that "We're pushing the limits of imagination and innovation. We'll actually blur the lines for our guests between fantasy and reality".

Disney plans on doing this by doing such things as serving blue milk at Oga's Cantina, flying the Millennium Falcon on Smuggler's Run, and releasing their "biggest attraction...ever built", the Rise of the Resistance.

Now let's say just attending this amusement park isn't good enough for you. You can now audition to be a Stormtrooper for the park.

ABC reports that on Friday, Disney is releasing a casting call for Stormtroopers in Downey, CA. The morning audition process will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon one starts at 2 p.m. So if you're between 5'10" and 6' then go become a stormtrooper!

"What about the movies?!" you ask. CNN has you covered.

There has been a lot of discussion about how Princess Leia's part will be shot for Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker after Carrie Fisher's tragic passing.

J.J. Abrams, the director of the film, says that he has not recast her and will use old footage that wasn't used for Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Abrams says, "There are moments in this movie where Carrie is there and I really do feel there is an element of the uncanny, spiritual, you know, classic Carrie, that it would have happened this way, because somehow it worked".

We'll have to see how well it works on December 20.

Finally, if you're a collector, Hasbro is re-releasing it's classic Star Wars action figures from the 1970s.

Entertainment Weekly reports that these Target-exclusive collectors items will be released under the "Retro Collection". You can get Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and generic Stormtrooper all for $9.99 each.

Listen to Mo'Kelly and Tawala Sharp talk about all of these stories below!


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