New book about the creation of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge now available for pre-order

Jul 24, 2020 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Friday July 24, 2020 5:12pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Coming in Spring 2021, 'The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge' will offer an exclusive look at the land's creation.

This large-format book showcases never before seen artwork – as well as exclusive interviews about the land’s creation – from artists at Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm.

The book is written by Amy Ratcliffe and includes a forward by Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering.

'The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge' is priced at $50 and can be pre-ordered now for release on April 27 2021.

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Sirwalterraleigh31 days ago

Or the new Brains just pivot back to the OT (as they have) and toss the Batuu nonsense out with kennedy, Iger and the bathwater

Chet Dakota31 days ago

You would think that they could do this crossover in either The Manalorian, Obi-Wan, Boba Fett or even Andor.

The Sorcerers AprenticeJun 29, 2021

Batuu would fit in perfectly as an episode of the Mandalorian.

Goofy NinjaJun 24, 2021

I still don't understand why this hasn't been put in a movie or tv show. It would mean more if it was, just like Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

TikibirdLandJun 02, 2021

I'm betting a book like this could be done for WWoHP. It would likely contain multiple ideas that didn't make it into the parks. The big difference here is Disney announce a lot of things that would be in GE such as the roaming droids and a high level of character interaction with as much immersion as a guest could want. Looks like most of that was cut. In 15 acres, they could have had at least 3 rides, don't you think? I guess $1B doesn't go as far as it used to...

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

...take a closer look. anyway...old stuff. We can debate other things.

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

And I never said that either, I have a long list of complaints about stuff they have done, Galaxies Edge is not one of them.

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

The great D does no wrong (but they do)

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

Right back at you buddy! Not everyone on here wants a forced retheme of the land like you.

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

nobody said “failure” ...and the rest is all your opinion. we all “got one”

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

Your comparison falls apart since all 3 of the current Wizarding Worlds including Diagon Ally expansion all were constructed and opened before the first Fantastic Beast movie was even released in late 2016. Galaxies Edge open during the middle of the Disney produced Trilogy, of course they were going to want to focus on it since that was the big new thing they were currently producing. Lack of droids aside Galaxies Edge is still a very impressive land with arguably one of the best attractions Disney has created. Saying it's a failure is simply delusional.

SirwalterraleighJun 01, 2021

“misfire” is a word I cannot shake. Mostly character decisions It’s almost as if universal went to the drawing board to build Harry Potter...and decided to use only the fantastic beast stuff. makes perfect sense

Bleed0rangeJun 01, 2021

The biggest loss imo was that smugglers alley or bounty hunters alley concept… with the neon signs like the underbelly of Coruscant. That was like Galaxy Edge’s Nocturn Alley and would have really been a cool experience at night. I think it would have really helped them play up the Mandalorian’s popularity in the land too. I also think the fallen Star Destroyer idea could have been better than what we got for the rebel base.

UNCgolfApr 28, 2021

Didn't Universal spend like half that amount (or maybe even less) to build Diagon Alley? And Diagon Alley far more impressive than Galaxy's Edge, although it only has one attraction to GE's two. That would account for some of the difference, but certainly not even close to the full amount. EDIT: Actually I forgot they built the Hogwarts Express as part of Diagon Alley, which is only kind of an attraction IMO but still involved a lot of construction and expense.