My days always get thrown off when there’s a holiday weekend, so here’s a delayed Marvel Monday. Happy Marvel Wednesday! The Marvel movie countdown to The Avengers: Endgame continues in chronological order this week with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here are a few funnies for your Marvel Wednesday.
A few months ago, Hollywood Studios released Galaxy’s Edge trading cards, that when all assembled, laid out a map of the new land Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, coming to both Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. I FINALLY got all nine cards and my map is finally complete and, if it’s even possible, even MORE excited for Galaxy’s to open!
Around the perimeter of the map are words in Aurebesh, that, when translated and read clockwise say the following: “At the edge of the galaxy so far away, black was the spire that called me to stay, a beacon for drifters forgotten and lost, the spire summoned those broken and tossed, come stay here forever or just pass on through, the spirit of black spire will forever change you.”
Details from each of the map cards
The front of the cards have various images, which give some details about the two rides to be found in the land, as well as a few shops and/or food vendors, not to mention possible encounters/interactions we may have while exploring Black Spire Outpost.
The four cards below talk about Resistance recruits, rescue, Vi, aka Vi Moradi, is a spy, who we see in Delilah S. Dawson’s novel, Phasma. Dawson’s upcoming novel, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Black Spire, may tell us more of her story if she’s the spy mentioned in the synopsis, “In this prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.” Between these four cards and that fact that one of the locations on the map called “Ancient Ruins” takes about it being a perfect hideout for the Resistance, and even has the Rebel symbol by it, makes me think this might be the basis for the ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.”
In the book Star Wars Pirate’s Price, by Lou Anders, the main story takes place at Oga Garra’s Cantina at Black Spire Outpost. There, Hondo Ohnaka is doing business under his company Ohnaka Transport Solutions, and he tells Bazine Netal stories about making a deal with Chewbacca for the Millennium Falcon, and how it came to be in his possession. It explains what the Falcon is doing there, and could also be the premise of the new Millennium Falcon ride, “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run,” and why guests get to pilot the ship. The end of the book has Hondo posting a sign outside the cantina that reads. “Flight Crews Wanted. No training necessary. Fair pay, great experience. Discretion is a must. Inquire at Ohnaka Transport Solutions in the Spaceport.”
Between the map on the cards, the pictures on the front, and some recently, and soon to be released, Star Wars books, we’re getting a good idea of what awaits us in just a few months! I can’t wait to discover all the details and easter eggs I know they’ll have in store for us. What are you most excited to see or try once Galaxy’s edge opens?