Star Wars Celebration V is set to kick off on August 12th and promises more goodies from a far away galaxy than you can shake a lightsaber at. However, if the thought of panels, photo ops, and other attractions with your favorite characters from George Lucas' films wasn't enough, maybe this will seal the deal.
On August 14th, Disney's Hollywood Studios will play host to The Last Train to Endor -- a one-night only after hours event that will merge Star Wars, Disney, and a certain someone from another Lucas property. The show title kinda spoils the surprise -- Raider of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom: A Fan Film of Epic Proportions. That's right, the show script will feature two fledgling filmmakers shooting a project at Disney -- and since they can't agree on whether Star Wars or Raiders is cooler (hey, we've been there, done that), there's some fanboy overlapping in the narrative.
Spielberg and Lucas have given the show their blessing and the Daily Disney article mentions that some of the Star Wars cast on hand will also be part of the presentation.
But wait, there's more! Disney is also planning a first-ever Star Wars themed fireworks show. The pyrotechnic display will feature John Williams' musical accompaniment, dialogue from the the films, and a lightsaber duel in the middle. The aim is to retell the Star Wars story "in broad thematic brushstrokes."
Sound like something you want to see? The good news is that you don't need to attend Star Wars Celebration V to score a ticket to Raider of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom: A Fan Film of Epic Proportions. You can purchase a ticket now ($75) or on the day of the event ($89) and take in the spectacle for yourself. Oh, and bust out that Slave Leia outfit. Costumes are encouraged.