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Watch the Solo: A Star Wars Story Red Carpet Live at StarWars.com Today, May 10

Join the stars and creators of the highly-anticipated  Solo: A Star Wars Story red carpet live stream, presented by NISSAN!

Visit StarWars.com on May 10 at 5 p.m. PT for exclusive red carpet coverage and interviews when The Star Wars Show broadcasts live from the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story in Los Angeles. Join your hosts, The Star Wars Show‘s Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni, for this special event as they interview the creators and stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as other very special guests.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25, 2018.

A Star Wars Team of Heroes Visits UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

In celebration of May the Fourth—Star Wars Day—Disney, Lucasfilm and Starlight Children’s Foundation joined forces to host a special Star Wars experience for the patients and families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

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Alden Ehrenreich, star of the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, joined R2-D2, Darth Vader and other favorite characters for special activities that “virtually” transported patients to a galaxy far, far away, providing moments of comfort and joy in ways that only Disney can.

The visit was part of Disney’s new Team of Heroes philanthropy and outreach program focused on Children’s Hospitals. In March, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced a five-year plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This plan continues the Company’s rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, which dates back to Walt Disney.

Disneyland After Dark – Star Wars Nite Tickets for May 9 Now On Sale

Due to popular demand, Disney has added another Disneyland After Dark – Star Wars Nite event, for May 9, 2018.

Guests at this after-hours event will once again have special access to Disneyland park to celebrate a galaxy far, far away. You’re also encouraged to come dressed in favorite Star Wars attire!

This next Star Wars-themed celebration will give you a chance to experience many of the same offerings from our first Star Wars Nite event, including:

  • After-hours access to Disneyland park, with mix-in access beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Special entertainment, including a galactic dance party and character encounters!
  • Themed décor and immersive Star Wars-themed photo opportunities.
  • Specialty food and beverage offerings.
  • Commemorative lanyard, event credential and unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the event.

Additionally, we will be adding new experiences for this second celebration of Star Wars, which will include:

    • Opportunity to be among the first to purchase Solo: A Star Wars Story pins (quantities are limited).
    • An additional Star Wars-themed photo opportunity.
    • Acme Archives Limited artist showcase and signing.
    • Book signing for “It’s Your Universe” (quantities are limited).

 

A limited quantity of tickets will be available starting May 1, so be sure to visit Disneyland.com for pricing and details.

As a reminder, beginning May 4, all Disneyland park guests will be able to enjoy these new and returning Star Wars experiences:

  • “March of First Order” – Captain Phasma guides a squad of First Order stormtroopers through Tomorrowland in a dramatic show of force.
  • Encounter Rey – Meet the Resistance’s newest hero at Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • Hyperspace Mountain – This popular transformation of Space Mountain returns!

Event elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, experiences, entertainment, characters, menu items, merchandise, souvenirs, special offerings and services are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice. No refunds given for any such changes or cancellations. Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions. Online registration required.

Disney Channel Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Animated Series

Production has begun on “Star Wars Resistance,” an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and, thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, “Star Wars Resistance” will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites, including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”); executive-produced by Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Justin Ridge (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) and Brandon Auman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”).

“The idea for ‘Star Wars Resistance’ came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. ‘Star Wars Resistance’ will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

The voice cast also includes Christopher Sean (“Days of Our Lives”), Suzie McGrath (“East Enders”), Scott Lawrence (“Legion”), Myrna Velasco (“Elena of Avalor”), Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”), Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”), Jim Rash (“Community”) and Rachel Butera (“Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time”).

Character Posters Released for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Check out these brand-new character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story, in U.S. theaters May 25.

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