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Gentleman Jack Is a Period Drama I’ve Been Waiting My Whole Life to See

When I first watched Gentlemen Jack, now available on HBO, I was gobsmacked by its leading lady Anne Lister. Played by Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones, the character is based on the real-life Lister, a lesbian landowner in 19th-century England endowed with the gift of gab who kept meticulous diaries about her life. On screen, Lister translates as both intense and persuasive. At first I found that maddening; but eventually, my attraction to her crept up like a schoolgirl crush. She’s intoxicating and sexy in ways that are totally unconventional for a TV lead. And that was Gentleman Jack creator Sally Wainwright’s master plan.

Wainwright has been working on adapting Anne Lister’s diaries for the screen for over 20 years, and the result of her efforts is a period drama that features complex women on-screen, captured by many brilliant women behind the camera. “People haven’t been aware that women like Anne Lister existed until now because people like her have been rendered invisible by history,” Wainwright tells me. “That’s why Anne Lister’s diary has been referred to as the Rosetta Stone of lesbian life [in the 19th-century]. We realized we have a clear record of the level of intimacy that existed amongst women.”

Wainwright and Jones both wanted to ensure that Anne’s queerness was depicted realistically and fairly, so Wainwright hired a lesbian advisor and an intimacy advisor to coordinate the sex scenes. Jones appreciated having the experts available to her. “I think, in the current climate, every show should have [an intimacy advisor,” Jones says. “It just makes everyone safe and comfortable. We had someone that we could talk to if there were any questions.”

“I wanted to make a point of not being gratuitous,” Wainwright says of the sex scenes. “But I wanted to combine that with making a big character. Anne Lister was a great lover, and her sex was very evolved. I think we shot the scenes in a way that’s very beautiful, very apt.”

Jones and Wainwright worked with the advisors to treat every detail delicately, considering everything from the feelings of the women Lister slept with to the temperature of the room. “We looked into how they all had sex differently and how comfortable they were,” Jones explains. “Those houses are really cold, so you’d need to have your nightie on. Also, it’s really important that if anyone knocks on the door and walks into the bedroom they could jump apart and pretend they were just two friends sleeping in the same bed, which women [at the time] did without any questions being asked.”

“I think if anyone’s looking for titillation or flesh, this is not the show for them,” Jones continues. “It’s a much more intellectual, psychological vision of a character.”

This attention to detail even carried out in the way Jones physically played the character. “We took from the diaries the fact that she walked quickly and upright, that she sounded deep and masculine,” Jones says. “She was mistaken for a man and called ‘Gentleman Jack.’ So we worked with her intelligence coming out in a physical manner like big gestures.”

As a lesbian myself, there is much to lust after in Gentleman Jack. Lister is unlike any lead character I’ve seen on TV—she’s towering, intimidating, unnerving. She also vibrates with life and excitement in a way that feels completely timeless. As Wainwright told me, Lister was a “fantastically bold woman who just didn’t conform to societal norms, who didn’t hide her sexuality.”

That boldness is fiercely female—even if, historically, it was once labeled as “gentlemanly.”

Jill Gutowitz is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles.

First Look At James McAvoy’s Bill Denbrough In IT Chapter 2

2017 brought us the first installment of director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary novel IT. It also brought the suspense of having to wait for the second half of the story, as the doorstopping length of that source book inspired Muschietti to split the story into two parts.

The first chapter delivered the childhood portion of the story, and now with a brand new photo from the director himself, we have our first look at the adult form of Bill Denbrough in IT: Chapter 2, played by James McAvoy:

While it’s not a full-body shot of McAvoy’s adult incarnation of the character originated by Jaeden Lieberher in IT, it looks like we’re seeing Bill indulging in one of his old habits. As the posture of James McAvoy’s body in the photo suggests, it looks like Bill’s riding a bike, more than likely his childhood steed Silver.

Bill is certainly going to need that bike, and any other support from his childhood memories he can get, as he and the entire Loser’s Club gang are reuniting in Derry to take on the evil known as Pennywise The Clown once again. After thirty years of relative peace, with his group of friends being scattered all over, it’s going to take more than just a slingshot to defeat the greatest fears of Bill and the rest of the gang.

With Andy Muschietti previously confirming that a lot of detail went into finding actors that could look and feel like their childhood incarnations, we’re starting to see that work really pay off. See for yourself, by comparing the photo of James McAvoy above with this photo of Jaeden Martell’s version of Bill from IT:

While we’ll have to wait until later this year to see how McAvoy’s performance captures the essence of Lieberher in IT: Chapter 2, there’s certainly a strong resemblance between the two actors in this photo from Andy Muschietti’s Instagram. This isn’t the first we’ve seen when it comes to the adult versions of The Losers Club, as we were treated to some footage of another scene at this year’s CinemaCon.

Through the clips shown to us from IT: Chapter 2, it sounds like James McAvoy isn’t the only example of adult actors sticking the landing on their aged portrayals of their younger counterparts. With a lot of that particular look at the film showing us Jessica Chastain’s Bev, and a few snippets of other Losers being shown, it feels like the fires of hype surrounding this momentous finale are starting to be stoked higher than ever.

IT: Chapter 2 invades our dreams, nightmares, and local theaters, on September 6; but if you want to see what else is heading our way in the months prior to the return to Derry, head over to the 2019 release schedule for further information.

Disney Family Member Calls CEO’s Salary ‘Insane’

It’s not exactly news that CEO’s of large companies get paid quite well. Bob Iger, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company gets paid more than most. In fact his total compensation in 2018 was around $65 million. One member of the Disney family finds that amount “insane.”

Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, the brother of Walt and the co-founder of the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, the company that would eventually become The Walt Disney Company. She speaks out on corporate responsibility frequently and has never let the company she shares a name with off that particular hook. Her issues with Iger’s salary don’t appear to be tied to the gross income, but rather how much more Iger makes than the average employee of the company he oversees. According to Disney…

In a study recently conducted by the company Equilar (via Fast Company), they found that Bob Iger’s income as CEO is 1,424 times that of the average Disney employee. While Iger isn’t the highest paid CEO on the list, his pay ratio compared to the average employee is.

With theme park employees making up a large portion of the company’s “average employees” it’s certainly easier for Iger’s salary to look that much bigger compared to other major corporations who don’t have a lot of employees making low wages. Having said that, Disney’s theme park employees currently start at double the federal minimum wage.

Money is always a sensitive issue, it’s one of those things that we all need and most of us don’t have enough of. Iger has overseen the Walt Disney Company during an unprecedented era of success. Nearly every corner of the company has been performing successfully. The film division makes blockbuster after blockbuster while the theme parks continue to post growth as well. Disney has now successfully acquired 21st Century Fox, which will be a major benefit as the company stands on the verge of releasing its own dedicated streaming service, opening up another avenue for revenue.

For what it’s worth, Iger will actually be making a bit less this year than he did last year. The company has adjusted the CEO’s compensation for this year in a way that will result in him making about $13.5 million less than he did in 2018.

The question of what is “acceptable” CEO pay is not a question that is going to have an easy answer and it’s not one everybody is going to agree with. What is clear is that the Walt Disney Company has been incredibly successful and shows no signs of slowing down.

Kero Kero Bonito Talk Nintendo 64, Marilyn Manson, And Their Coachella Debut

Kero Kero Bonito‘s Sarah Midori Perry need not whisper a kawaii word to rile up the Coachella crowd. A simple flash of a fuzzy stuffed flamingo does the trick. The British bilingual trio, rounded out by musicians Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled, blends J-pop cuteness with 2000s-era video game sounds to craft a nostalgic effervescence that’s taken fans around the Internet by storm.

The group’s latest album, Time ‘n’ Place, pushed its sound even further, incorporating experimental noise, metal growls, and all manner of punk destructiveness to blow fans away with edgy inventiveness. Electronic superstar Porter Robinson is a very vocal fan, and the first-weekend crowds at Coachella emboldened the group’s debut with rapturous cheers and happy sing-alongs.

KKB made their Coachella debut on Friday (April 12), joined onstage by two new touring members who help bring a new element of sonic chaos into the performance. There was sugary sweetness and anarchic meltdowns. They played a snippet of the Super Mario Bros. theme and even dedicated one song to Jafar from Disney’s Aladdin. After, MTV News met the band’s founding three members backstage to chat about their newfound wildness, latest releases, and more.

MTV News: Congratulations on your awesome Coachella performance. This is your first time playing the festival, right?

Gus: Yeah, first time ever here. Debut in every way.

Sarah: We were super excited when we found out we were gonna play this festival.

Gus: Coachella has this cache no other festival has, for whatever reason. For us to be involved, to be able to represent KKB, is a moment of huge pride for us.

MTV News: And everybody was chanting “KKB” during the performance.

Sarah: Yeah, that made me emotional. I came off the stage and just shed a happy tear. It was crazy and amazing.

Gus: It felt like a home crowd, which is insane. That’s never guaranteed at any festival anywhere. To come out here and feel like that is mind blowing … London is great, but I’ve got to say, actually, L.A. and New York and all over America [is great] as well. We have a lot of fun touring America. For some reason, the crowds here, we feel like we connect with them. New York and L.A. feel almost as much like home shows as London does.

MTV News: I read that you guys met Sarah because you posted for a third member on a Japanese expat bulletin board?

Gus: We put a few adverts online, and we were just looking for any singer really. We were playing with this friend who was half-Japanese and half-German at the time, and he told us about this website MixB, where Japanese expatriates in London post for jobs and stuff. He was like, “I’ll write an advert for you,” and funnily enough, the best person we met by far was through that unlikely alley.

MTV News: How were the bilingual lyrics originally received, and is that something you’ve found resonates with your audience in any particular way?

Sarah: I always wanted to do something that used both of my heritages. I grew up in Japan and the U.K. I always wanted to mix both together when I express myself. It just came naturally when I started writing. I usually think in both anyway. That’s how I naturally am, and I wasn’t expecting [this reception]. Even at Coachella, people are singing the Japanese bit. I’m like, how is this happening?

MTV News: In your earlier work, there was more emphasis on cute pop, and on the last album, Time ‘n’ Place, there was this wonderful juxtaposition of those elements with a really glorious noise. What drove that experimentation, and where does that come from in your background?

Gus: Growing up, we were listening to dance music and video-game music, but also there was other stuff. Sarah, when she was really young, was listening to, like, Avril Lavigne. Me and Jamie, we were playing in GarageBand, listening to the Klaxons, CSS, My Bloody Valentine, that whole thing. It was these two strands always that we were raised on. We’ve always just done what we wanted to, what feels really good to do. At that point in time, for various reasons, we just felt like we needed to make noise. We need to thrash about, hit drums, turn knobs. We need to fuck about with our electronics, break things and make some noise. We did, and Time ‘n’ Place was the result.

MTV News: Is there a certain level of confidence in yourselves that helps?

Gus: Confidence or utter stupidity.

Jamie: Somewhere between confidence and ignorance.

MTV News: And Sarah, your growling, are you loving it? Do you have growlers that you look up to in the music scene?

Sarah: Well, I have been listening to Marilyn Manson. It’s just always been there, it’s just finally trying to let it out.

MTV News: What’s it like to have Porter Robinson as a super fan?

Gus: We have a lot in common with him. We all love playing [Nintendo 64] and video-game music. We’re really into deep dance music culture but also disillusioned with the more arbitrary machinations of the music industry, and trying to do something different – breaking it a bit into something really cool, something we’re really passionate about. That kind of marks a lot of the people we hang out with, and Porter as well. All of this stuff about him being an influential EDM artist — he just feels like a mate, really.

MTV News: You guys just put out a video for “Swimming” three weeks ago. It looks like it was filmed in the U.K.

Jamie: Yeah, a place called Dorset. There’s a couple seaside – I don’t know the word but like – things.

Gus: Landmarks.

Jamie: Landmarks! Devil’s summit. There’s a lighthouse. It was a no brainer again, and we woke up very early to do it. We caught some of the good stuff at about 7 a.m.

Sarah: We saw the sunrise.

Jamie: It was actually probably the easiest one to shoot because of the landmarks. They just did it [laughs]. We’re really happy with that one.

MTV News: Is there anything else you guys are working on that you want to shout out?

Gus: We’re headlining London on May 23 at the Electric Ballroom, our biggest London show. That will be super exciting, and we’ll be back in America soon.

Ryan Reynolds Has A Colorful Way Of Describing His Detective Pikachu Character

If Pokemon: Detective Pikachu was operating with merely a garden variety Pikachu, you’d mostly be watching a cute electric mouse walking around, saying “Pika pika!” every now and then to break up the action. But with a Pokemon that’s understood by some humans comes the task of giving said creature a unique personality, especially since this film’s Pikachu is a world class detective. And Ryan Reynolds has the perfect description to just what makes Detective Pikachu no ordinary pocket monster, as he provided the following formula for what makes his new character tick:

One would assume that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’s lead character is going to shake out with the following traits: the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes, the friendliness/cooperation with law enforcement of Jessica Fletcher and the endless questioning of Columbo.

Even if that’s not the exact mix, it’s a hell of a cocktail of mystery-solving that should help Reynolds’ character save the day all the better. In fact, one could say that when it comes to detective work, these titans are the best minds that one could ever want to combine to solve a case as vexing as what we’ve gotten a peek at with Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Ryan Reynolds’ comments to USA Today certainly fall in line with the supposedly more parent friendly direction that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is taking this new character into. So while the kids might not get a lot out of Sherlock, Jessica Fletcher, and Columbo being combined into the personality of Detective Pikachu, this isn’t really meant for them.

If anything, the parents of the children who will want to see the film most benefit from this sort of action, as the kids will be plenty entertained with the antics of the various creatures this film has to offer. Though there’s also those adults still interested in Pokemon, but want a little more of a sparkling personality to their film’s lead.

With either scenario, you’re looking at the first Pikachu that can get by on more than just its adorable frame and electroshock powers. In fact, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu introduces a character that could be used in so many different contexts throughout the world of Pokemon. And with Ryan Reynolds as the glue to the DNA of all of those famous entertainment detectives, it’s bound to be a ride that audiences will be able to get behind pretty easily. You don’t need to be a world class gumshoe to figure that one out.

We’ll see how this all pans out when Pokemon: Detective Pikachu zaps into theaters on May 10th, but if a crime-solving electric mouse isn’t your thing, you can see what else is heading our way with the 2019 release schedule.

Samuel L. Jackson Shares Photo From Spider-Man: Far From Home Reshoots

It’s currently a very exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a long year of waiting, Avengers: Endgame will finally arrive in theaters this week, picking up the narrative from last year’s Infinity War. While all eyes are on how the survivors will face off against Thanos again, another Marvel blockbuster will arrive shortly after. Spider-Man: Far From Home will bring Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to Europe, and have him interact with Marvel favorites like Happy Hogan, Maria Hill, and Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will mark Samuel L. Jackson’s whopping 11th appearance as Nick Fury, with ranging from major roles to quick cameos. Fans are eager to see how he interacts with Peter Parker, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. Jackson is currently in the midst of reshoots for the upcoming sequel, and posted a photo from the set. Check it out.

Samuel L. Jackson may have been able to discard the eyepatch for much of Captain Marvel, but it looks like he’s back to his regular cycloptic appearance in order to film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

This behind the scenes glimpse comes from Samuel L. Jackson’s personal Instagram page. It seems the 70 year old actor has been very busy lately, reprising his role as Nick Fury while also working on the Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel. He’s sure to plug both of these projects in the post, although all eyes (pun intended) are on what’s next for Fury in the MCU.

The image doesn’t show much, but the presence of Nick Fury’s eyepatch shows that Sam Jackson is once again back in character as the S.H.I.E.L.D. legend. Fury’s first appearance teased a much bigger world for Tony Stark, and his words proved to be true throughout the last decade of filmmaking. Now he’ll get to team up with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and see if the newest Avenger is up to snuff.

Per the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, it looks like Europe is seeing a bunch of enhanced beings cause a ruckus. This is likely what brings Nick Fury and Maria Hill into the action, and why he eventually recruits Spider-Man to join their efforts. Fury’s ultra seriousness and Peter Parker’s naivety should foil each other interestingly in the upcoming movie, and it should be interesting to see how the MCU continues after the events of Endgame.

The stakes for Spider-Man: Far From Home seemingly got higher recently, as Kevin Feige recently revealed Jon Watts’ upcoming sequel is actually the last installment in Phase Three, not Endgame. As such, it may have a closer connection to The Russo Brothers’ massive blockbuster. It’s going to take some creative storytelling to bring Peter, Fury, and Hill back from the dead. So perhaps Spider-Man’s sequel will help get things back on track after Thanos’ attack on the galaxy.

Kevin Feige’s revelation also means that Spider-Man got his first two solo flick in Phase Three, in addition to his role in Captain America: Civil War and the Avengers movies. It looks like the web crawler will only continue becoming a bigger presence in the shared universe, as we watch Peter Parker mature as a hero and teenager.

Avengers: Endgame will arrive in theaters on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will follow shortly on June 2nd. In the meantime, fill out CinemaBlend’s Endgame death pool, and check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Luke Perry’s Last “Riverdale” Episode Comes Out This Week

Following the death of Luke Perry on March 4, the last episode that the actor filmed of Riverdale is scheduled to air on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. ET, on the CW. Since the series started, Luke had been portraying the role of Fred Andrews, father to Archie Andrews, played by KJ Apa.

On Sunday, April 21, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared with his Twitter followers the news of Luke’s last episode, writing, “This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…”

The cast and crew of Riverdale have not yet fully explained how the show will continue without Luke’s character, but Aguirre-Sacasa previously confirmed that the series would be addressing his death. “We know that we have to address it in some way, but we’re giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him,” he told Entertainment Tonight.

Additionally, Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead on the series, confirmed there was “something planned narratively,” Entertainment Tonight reported.

Since Perry’s passing, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that every future episode of Riverdale will be dedicated to the late Beverly Hills 90210 actor. In the episode that aired on March 6, two days after Luke’s death had been confirmed, the show placed a memorial title card at the conclusion of the episode.

Prior to that, series cast and crew paid tribute to their costar by sharing social media messages that noted his impact. The tributes included a message from Lili Reinhart, who wrote, “I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us. I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.”

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Wiz Khalifa Is Blazing Across The United States In A New Tour With French Montana And Playboi Carti

Fresh off of releasing a new mixtape, FLY TIMES VOL.1: THE GOOD FLY YOUNG, Wiz Khalifa is rearing to get out and about, to reclaim his land in hip-hop’s vast estate. He’s announced the “The Decent Exposure Tour” that kicks off in July in Atlanta. He’s bringing French Montana, Playboi Carti, and more with him on his trek. It looks to be a gigantic campaign.

The “Decent Exposure Tour” is a trek of the United States with 29 different stops. It begins in the heat of the summer on July 9 in Atlanta and runs through August, with the last date being August 15 in Boise, Idaho. In addition to French Montana and Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama, and Chevy Woods will also be appearing.

The tour will undoubtedly feature the new music of FLY TIMES VOL. 1: THE GOOD FLY YOUNG. The 4/20 mixtape features two of his frequent collaborators Curren$y and Ty Dolla $ign. His last studio LP was 2018’s Rolling Papers 2. There’s a possibility that there could be even more Wiz on the way.

This *Game of Thrones* Theory Suggests the Night King Isn’t Going to Winterfell at All

Game of Thrones fans are waiting on pins and needles for the battle between the living and the dead. HBO has been building this war up for seasons now, and it’s only a matter of time before we see it. The Starks have a pretty solid plan in place to lure the Night King to Winterfell (essentially, they’re using Bran as bait). But one fan on Reddit, Jurkovsky, thinks the family isn’t fully prepared for all that could happen. There’s a new theory floating around suggesting the Night King isn’t going to Winterfell at all, but to King’s Landing—which throws a wrench in literally all the Starks’ plans.

It makes sense, when you think about it. After all, Game of Thrones has a history of making viewers believe one set of events would go down and then throwing the wildest of curveballs. This just happened in season seven, when Tyrion was discussing the plans to obtain Casterly Rock. Here’s what Jurkovsky posits specifically:

“The scene [from Sunday’s episode] with Jon going through the battle plans reminded me a lot of the scene in [season 7] when Tyrion was discussing the plan to take Casterly Rock whilst they showed out the actual events. In this scene, the Unsullied were tricked and the Lannister army used this deception and took High Garden instead.

I believe this is exactly what will happen next episode. We will get the entire battle of Winterfell, and at the end the characters will be waiting for the Night King and they will show him riding Viserion, yet when they pan out it won’t be towards Winterfell. It will show him riding towards Kings Landing.”

So if the Night King is going to King’s Landing, does that mean he’s going to kill Cersei? Is he trying to make more White Walkers? My head is spinning with questions.

The trailer for episode three provides even more evidence for this theory. Notice how we see the army of the dead at Winterfell’s gates, but not the Night King. We only see him briefly in a shot flying on Viserion. “I believe this was some trickery by the producers, and that will be footage from the Night King in King’s Landing at the end,” Jurkovsky continues.

I could totally see this happening. After all, Sansa did say in season seven that they needed to be fighting this battle from all angles. That includes King’s Landing!

Of course, we will find out what happens definitively at some point this season. Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights at 9 P.M. ET on HBO.

When You Can Book A Reservation For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is about to become the hottest ticket in town. The new land will be open at Disneyland in just over a month, but if you want to visit it within the first three weeks, you’ll need a special reservation. This morning Disney Parks released new information via press prelease about how to get that reservation. While we already knew that guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel will get a reservation for the new land automatically, everybody else will want to be ready on the morning of May 2.

Reservations will be available to those not staying at Disneyland Resort hotels beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on May 2. However, the exact process for how to acquire one won’t be revealed until two hours earlier, so those looking to grab one will want to be ready at 8:00 AM to get all the important details.

One key piece of information that was revealed today was that you’ll need an account on the Disneyland website, so if you don’t currently have one and plan to be going after a reservation, you’ll want to setup the account soon so you won’t have to worry about it later. Since the Disneyland website will likely be a hub of activity as people try to make reservations, you’ll absolutely want to be sure you don’t have extra steps you’ll need to complete. Also, of course, you’ll need to buy valid theme park admission to get into the park at all.

Reservations will be needed to get into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge beginning on opening day, May 31, and will last for about three weeks until June 22. We’ve known since opening day was announced that reservations would be needed, and that Disneyland hotel reservations would get you one, but it wasn’t clear until now just how available reservations would be to locals who don’t need hotels or others who maybe couldn’t afford to drop the cash in a Disneyland hotel.

If you want to be absolutely sure you get into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the hotel room route is still an option. While not every Disneyland Resort hotel is still available for every evening, there are still rooms available, including for the night before and the day of Galaxy’s Edge opening. Although, with the reservation process now officially confirmed, one wonders how quickly those rooms might fill up.

Early expectations were that people were going to come out of the woodwork when Galaxy’s Edge opened and far more people than the park could handle would show up and try to get in. With the announcement of the reservation system it seems that won’t be the case, at least not until the reservation period ends. To that end, showing on opening day might actually be the best idea. It seems likely that crowds will be kept to a level that’s manageable for Disneyland.

At a certain point, there’s only so much you can be prepared for until crowds start showing up and so the first few days or weeks might actually be the least crowded that the land will be for the foreseeable future, at least until the park is sure that everything in the new land is functioning as it should be.

In addition to offering new attractions based on Star Wars, that would be more than enough to bring a lot of people, Galaxy’s Edge is offering a level of world immersion entirely new to Disney, if not theme parks entirely.

Star Wars; Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Walt Disney World, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on August 29.