'Star Wars' village at Disneyland to be named Black Spire Outpost

James Rolleston impressed US critics a few years ago with the double-bill of The Dark Horse and The Dead Lands

The Black Spire Outpost update came out of panel discussion held during Star Wars: Galactic Nights, an after-hours, extra-ticket event held at Hollywood Studios on Sunday evening. It is the largest settlement on the planet Batuu, a remote planet on the Outer Rim of the Star Wars galaxy that hasn't been seen before in Star Wars lore.

"Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space".

"Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy's most colorful - and notorious - characters", explains Imagineer Scott Trowbridge, supervisor of the project, on a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.

The village is called Black Spire Outpost, named for the petrified remains of its towering ancient trees.

Disney Parks announced this week the opening seasons for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at both theme parks, with the immersive Star Wars expansion to open first at Disneyland Park in summer 2019 before its Florida counterpart opens late 2019.

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The new land will include two attractions, one in which visitors will fly in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and another featuring battle with between the Resistance and the First Order.

With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the saga gets another entry that ties right back to the very first movie.

Going the other way, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, placing them around 34ABY.

When it comes to interactive Star Wars experiences, Disney Resorts knows how to transport fans to a galaxy far, far away without ever having to leave this planet.

In theaters now, director Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

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