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Watch: Disney's Spaceship Earth Transforms Into Death Star For Star Wars: Rogue One

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:01

We always knew Disney was part of the Dark Side of The Force, right?! Well, now Disney has their own Death Star!

For Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney transformed Spaceship Earth into a working Death Star. Watch the video below.

Spaceship Earth at Epcot transformed into a giant Star Wars Death Star during a special Disney Parks Blog meet-up that included updates on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story inspired additions coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a surprise visit from one of the stars of the upcoming film – Mads Mikkelsen.

Among the night’s announcements, we shared that AWR Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will soon debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Star Wars Launch Bay will be updated with new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There are many other updates, including information on a new Star Wars Guided Tour that’s in the works for Star Wars fans, included in Jennifer’s earlier Rogue One: A Star Wars Story post.

"Star Wars: Rogue One" has a December 16, 2016 release directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. 

Synopsis:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.