Brie Larson may be best known for playing Captain Marvel in the MCU, but the Oscar-winning actress is also a huge fan of Disney’s other major franchise: Star Wars. So the actress was as excited as all the rest of the Star Wars fans for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and she wasn’t afraid to show it.
Brie Larson clearly wasn’t worried about remaining buttoned up for the cameras around her, and completely geeked out being at Galaxy’s Edge and immersed in the a galaxy far, far away. The actress was all smiles, looking totally thrilled and living in the moment within the park. And if her face weren’t so recognizable she’d be indistinguishable from any other lucky fan visiting Disney’s newest feat of Imagineering magic.
Part of the beauty of Disney’s theme parks is that whether you’re a kid on the first visit or an adult going to an attraction like Galaxy’s Edge for the first time, the experience is the same. You are overwhelmed by the moment and have your head (and camera) on a swivel, looking all around to take everything in, delighting in the sights and sounds and with an ear-to-ear smile that can’t be wiped off your face.
That is exactly what we see from Brie Larson here at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and as good of an actress as she is, her enthusiasm here is no act.
This video from THR writer Ryan Parker’s Twitter account seems to have been taken during the Dedication Ceremony for the new land that took place last week. The ceremony was held in front of the Millennium Falcon in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu and was attended by a group of Disney and Star Wars luminaries like no other.
At the dedication of the park were Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger, the creator George Lucas, Lando Calrissian actor Billy Dee Williams, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and appropriately, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Even Chewbacca showed up in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and the ceremony ended with a fireworks display.
Seeing all of those people who played such beloved characters standing in front of the Millennium Falcon had to be a truly surreal experience. How could you not geek out if you’re a Star Wars fan?
Brie Larson wasn’t the only famous name to get a chance to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge though. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also got to go and called the park “freakin unbelievable” and even praised the taste of the green milk.
CinemaBlend’s own Dirk Libbey also got to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and he was thrilled with the massive park’s level of immersion, although he did have some qualms with the Millennium Falcon ride. Dirk also said that building your own lightsaber at Galaxy’s Edge is worth the ridiculous amount of Galactic Credits it will cost you.