Disney is already setting up its Star Wars expansion land in a new Grand Admiral Thrawn novel
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Were still far away from the 2019 opening of Star Wars: Galaxys Edge, the twin expansion lands that will be opening at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but the narrative groundwork for the new parks is already being quietly set up. Specifically, the new novel Thrawn: Alliances from Timothy Zahn will send Darth Vader and the Grand Admiral together on a mission to Batuu, which io9 notes is the same planet that will serve as the setting for Galaxys Edge.
Disney hasnt revealed too much about the planet only that its a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before Wild Space but taking the chance to build out the lore before the park opens is a smart way to get fans interested ahead of time. Thrawn is already a…