Yesterday Disney broke the news that Kylo Ren, leader of the First Order from Star Wars the Force Awakens, will be debuting at Star Wars Launch Bay in February.
“Star Wars Launch Bay was designed to showcase a variety of Star Wars characters over time. In addition to Kylo Ren, you may also come across a garrison of First Order Stormtroopers or the heroic Wookiee, Chewbacca, holed up in a secret Resistance base.” – Disney Parks Blog
However, it didn’t take long for Star Wars fans to read between the lines and start asking about the fate of the most iconic villain of all time, Darth Vader. While Disney didn’t confirm in the release Vader would be leaving to make way for Ren, the Disney Parks Blog did just that when answering comments on the post:
For the adults out there this news will probably come as a bit of a disappointment. This was the meet ‘n’ greet of a lifetime for fans of the original trilogy. Now, only the young ones will be able to get up close and personal with Darth Vader at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.
There is no exact date for when the transition will occur but it seems we need to be prepared to meet the angst filled Kylo Ren sooner rather than later. Look for Vader to make his exit very early in February.
As for me, I will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Jan. 27 – 31. I guess I will be one the lucky ones that gets to fulfill their childhood dream just in time!
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