Yesterday, Galaxy’s Edge was sent into a frenzy when The Mandalorian and Grogu arrived at Black Spire Outpost. The duo has been requested by fans essentially since the first season of The Mandalorian hit Disney+ back in late 2019. However, timeline restrictions put in place by Walt Disney Imagineering very clearly set Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the very limited space of time between Episode 8: The Last Jedi and Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker.
However, the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian would require Disney to break the timeline stressed by Imagineers. In a May 2022 post, Imagineer Scott Trowbridge addressed the break in timeline originally planned for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019, Star Wars storytelling has experienced a galactic expansion to include many new characters and stories across a wide range of settings. Now, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is likewise expanding the stories guests can encounter when visiting. Having been designed from the outset to connect with a broad range of Star Wars storytelling, Black Spire Outpost has played a role in many of these stories stretching over thousands of years and while, up to now, we have mostly shared those story connections through media and publishing, we will soon give visitors to Batuu an opportunity to connect with those fan-favorite stories with the immersive detail and authenticity that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was designed to deliver.
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.
Yesterday, The Mandalorian and Grogu finally made their debut in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney has confirmed that their appearance is not part of a limited-time offering, and that they will continue to meet at Hollywood Studios indefinitely.
For more photos of The Mandalorian and Grogu’s debut yesterday, check out our article below!
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