Disney Breaking Timeline of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge With Introduction of Disney+ and Legacy Characters

With today’s introduction of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, Disney is disrupting the timeline of the land for the first time.

Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in Disneyland

Until now, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has remained strictly set between Episodes 8 and 9 of the “Star Wars” saga. Characters who appeared on Batuu included Kylo Ren and Rey. Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, the Mandalorian, and Grogu (the latter two will appear in the land soon) are from an earlier era of the galaxy far, far away. Their Disney+ shows are set a few years after Episode 6, “Return of the Jedi.”

Disney stated in the announcement that the Disney+ characters “will remain in their specific story and timeline and won’t intersect with other characters or stories that would not be appropriate for them.” That means we won’t see Boba Fett and Rey hanging out.

It is possible Boba, Fennec, the Mandalorian, and Grogu are still alive by the events of “The Last Jedi,” but they probably wouldn’t look the same as they do in their shows.

This opens the door to other classic “Star Wars” characters appearing in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge later on, with schedules that keep them from ever running into someone that shouldn’t be born for another twenty years.

At this time, Disney has only confirmed these appearances for Disneyland Resort.

How do you feel about Disney breaking the timeline of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Are there any characters you’re hoping to see in the future? Let us know in the comments.

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