Disney to Abandon Strict Timeline of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Will Introduce New and Legacy Characters

    Disney has announced that “legacy characters and original characters” will soon inhabit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, essentially abandoning the strict timeline that the land sits in. When it first debuted, Imagineers said that the timeline of the land sits between Episode 8 and 9, but now Disney appears to be wanting to shift it to be more of a stage than a specific place set in a specific time.

    Starting today, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand will debut in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. Din Djarin, known as the Mandalorian, and Grogu, the child who found protection with Mando, also will journey to Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park at a later date.

    Disney has said that while guests will soon experience characters and stories from the thousands of years of Batuu’s history, they’ll make sure that characters won’t interact with other characters that they shouldn’t be.

    We are committed to the long history of Batuu and the collection of amazing characters who inhabit the outpost including our legacy characters and original characters and know that we will feel the same about new and future characters from the ever-expanding galaxy of Star Wars storytelling. While we as visitors may be able to experience different stories throughout Star Wars history, the characters on Batuu can not. They will remain in their specific story and timeline and won’t intersect with other characters or stories that would not be appropriate for them.
    Scott Trowbridge, Imagineer

    This shift will take away the timeline of the land while still ensuring character integrity. It’s a savvy way for Disney to start to free up their options and introduce the latest characters from Disney+ shows.

    It’s also not outside of the realm of possibility for characters like Boba Fett to still be alive by the time the events of Galaxy’s Edge take place. However, Disney’s use of the phrase “legacy characters” implies that even more characters could be coming to the land that technically wouldn’t be alive between Episode 8 and 9.

    Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]


    1. Whats the point in a time warp, if we don’t get to see any cross character interactions? Why can’t Rey and Obi Wan have a conversation? Why don’t Vader and kylo Ren have a fight with QuiGon and Mace windu?

      I really don’t understand what the problem is. These are fictional characters, and constraining yourself to an imaginary timeline reduces the number of creative experiences that are possible.

      Lego star wars understands not everything has to exist exclusively in it’s own particular “era.” Disney should be more like Lego when it comes to star wars galaxy’s edge.

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