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Things We’ve Learned About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Nien Nunb and Hondo Ohnaka will join guests at Black Spire Outpost

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With no new movies until December 2019, this fan’s attention turns quickly toward Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge (aka “Star Wars Land”).

Information has been surfacing pretty regularly, but StarWars.com did us a favor and nicely synopsized the info in a post entitled, “5 Things We Learned About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Galactic Nights.”

My favorite “things” or “beings”? StarWars.com’s Dan Zehr wrote:

5. Welcome back, Nien Nunb and Hondo Ohnaka.

While there are many new Star Wars encounters in Galaxy’s Edge, there will also be some familiar faces. Nien Nunb, the co-pilot that helped destroy the second Death Star and returned to take on the First Order, is back. Actor Kipsang Rotich will once again voice Nien for Galaxy’s Edge, adding some true connectivity to the Star Wars films. Disney went all the way to Kenya to find the actor, who was a graduate student at the time of Return of the Jedi, and showed a video where he shared his excitement about returning to this character.

Also returning is Hondo Ohnaka, the Weequay pirate from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Forces of Destiny. The last set of Galaxy’s Edge trading cards (which guests received once they left the park for the evening) included an image of Hondo and Chewbacca at the entry ramp of the Millennium Falcon. At this point, it is hard to say what brought these two together, but it certainly seems to be a recipe for plenty of unexpected and exciting moments.

Everything we’ve learned thus far about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has me itching to hop on a plane.

What are you most looking forward to visiting in Disneyland or Hollywood Studios? Hit me @jmbishopjr on Twitter.

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.