Now that we’ve seen a complete version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look at an video Disney re-released this week and see what’s different about it and the real land.
Throughout the many Galaxy’s Edge commercials and promotional images, we’ve seen many ideas for the land that didn’t quite make it to the final product. That seems to be the case in this video below too.
Now we know things usually change from the original plans, but these are just a few missing things that we noticed, and hope some could still be added in the years to come.
No holo-transmissions from Vi Moradi
You’ll certainly find Resistance spy Vi Moradi roaming throughout Black Spire Outpost, but you won’t see any holo-transmissions from her thanking you for “joining the cause” on either of the two attractions.
Instead, on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you’ll receive a holo-transmission from Rey explaining your mission ahead. Why does the ad feature Vi instead of Rey? Was the change made along the way or was Vi put in to make the Rey transmission a surprise?
Live or animatronic Stormtroopers throughout Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
While you do see animatronic Stormtroopers in the Star Destroyer hangar and prisoner hallway on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you won’t find them chasing after you by the AT-ATs feet, and the Stormtroopers firing their blasters from above are screen-based. The blaster fire, however, is very much “real” and all around you. Another missing feature from the video are the AT-ATs moving their heads in the ride.
The video, which was first released at D23 Expo, features a walk-around or animatronic Ithorian, though we have yet to see any roaming alien performers out and about in Black Spire.
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge first opened at Walt Disney World, we asked Chairman of Disney Parks Bob Chapek about the possibility of seeing more creatures in the land – he had this to say at the one minute mark of the video.
That’s great, but we want the roaming aliens too Bob. Please?
No “streetmosphere” citizens of Batuu
While this screengrab from the video implies we could see roaming citizens of Batuu throughout Galaxy’s Edge, the only citizens you’ll find are the cast members who work in the various lines of business in the land. These outfits look a little too detailed to be Star Wars bounding park guests, and they don’t match any of the cast member costumes.
For now, the only true roaming characters are Chewbacca, Vi Moradi, Rey, and Kylo Ren flanked by First Order Stormtroopers and officers.
What else do you hope to see added to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!