Whoopi Goldberg revealed as surprise Disney legend at D23 expo

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Whoopi Goldberg revealed as surprise Disney legend at D23 expo

"When we thought about building this place, we didn't want to just remind you about somebody else's "Star Wars" story or let you watch a "Star Wars" story, but we wanted you to live a "Star Wars" story", Scott Trowbridge, Disney's creative portfolio executive working on the lands, told IGN.

Videos of the display are on YouTube. Disney said it would release more information about "Star Wars Land" during D23 this weekend.

While Disney and Lucasfilm have already chose to revisit one beloved character from the "Star Wars" saga for its series of anthology movies with a young Han Solo film, actor Mark Hamill has shared his thoughts on whether a Luke Skywalker movie could also happen, AceShowbiz says. The idea of the lands was announced two years ago at the 2015 D23 Expo.

What's particularly cool about Disney's new teaser for the Star Wars park is that rather than simply whipping up some fancy renders and photoshops, they actually built a scale model of what the park will attempt to replicate. The presentation is scheduled for 3 p.m.

The three-dimensional model of the Star Wars-inspired lands, unveiled on the D23 Expo floor, shows the detailed landscape of a remote trading port on a "never before seen planet". "All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be".

The main attractions at the parks will include a "secret mission", where visitors can control the famed Millennium Falcon and another sequence, where guests take part in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance - the two entities at odds in the latest trilogy of Star Wars films.

Following the success of "Star Wars" stand-alone anthology movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", rumors have been swirling around for other potential spin-off movies.

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