The Walt Disney Co. is set to open “Star Wars” at the Walt Disney Resort in 2021, and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will follow in 2022.
In 2017, Disney bought “StarTrek” from CBS.
In 2018, “Star Fox” went to Fox, and in 2019 Disney bought the rights to “StarFox” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
The new Disney films will be released as standalone movies in 2019, with the first of the two franchises slated to arrive in 2021.
A Walt Disney spokesperson said that the films will debut at the Disneyland Resort in 2020, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in 2021 and the World of Disney Expo in 2021 as part of the Walt Dining Festival.
Disney also plans to open the Walt Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as the Epentown Studios and Walt Disney Springs Resort, in 2021 with “Star Tours” and the Star Wars: Episode VII “Force Awakens” sequels scheduled to open in 2021 at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
In 2018, Disney also opened “Starfox” in 2021 in a smaller theater, and the film was delayed a year because of a technical issue with the CGI for the new Star Fox game.
The new film will feature characters from the “Star wars” franchise, including new characters such as a Jedi knight named Chewbacca and a cyborg.
The film will be based on the hit video game franchise “StarCraft,” which released in 2009 and has sold more than a billion copies worldwide.