Per the OC Register, Oga’s Cantina has a new rival in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the new Batuu bar appears to be located right next door to the original hive of scum and villainy in Black Spire Outpost!
The new “Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” virtual reality (VR) experience introduces new locations and characters in Black Spire Outpost on the Star Wars planet of Batuu, the setting for the 14-acre lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
“We’re going to explore and expand on the story of Black Spire Outpost, which you can see at Galaxy’s Edge,” ILMxLAB director Jose Perez III said in a new video for “Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.
The new Batuu bar in Galaxy’s Edge is called Seezelslak’s Cantina. It is run by a six-eyed Star Wars alien with a tendency for over-imbibing and a love-hate relationship with porgs.
Concept art for the “Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” VR experience shows Seezelslak’s Cantina located next door to Oga’s Cantina. According to the concept art, an open window in Seezelslak’s Cantina shows the distinctive Tuggs Grub food truck-like starship docked atop the Docking Bay 7 restaurant with Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities gift shop in the foreground.
There is unused storefront space in the real-world Galaxy’s Edge just to the right of Oga’s Cantina as well as across from the theme park bar. Could the virtual world of Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge be brought to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
The OC Register seems to think so since Oga’s Cantina has had much success as Star Wars fans pay $18 for alien cocktails, $45 for souvenir mugs and $85 for collectible beer flights. The hope was to have the theme park lands influence future Star Wars stories as much as those galactic tales influenced the parks.
A video preview of “Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” offers a sneak peek at what Seezelslak’s Cantina could look like. A U-shaped bar is filled with large vessels for dispensing interstellar cocktails. Seezelslak spends his days in the unpopular bar shooing away cute but nettlesome porgs that have overrun the place. The bar owner is a six-eyed Azumel just like the alien who played sabacc with Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in the 2018 “Solo” film.
“Saturday Night Live” alumni Bobby Moynihan voices the Seezelslak in the VR experience and he is described as a bit rough around the edges and a little kooky.
“He enjoys his life,” ILMxLAB co-lead animator Kishore Vijay said in the video. “He’s got a bit of a belly. He samples too much of his own goods.”
The natural-born storyteller regales his few patrons with tales about the Millennium Falcon docked just outside the bar.
Here is the sneak peak video of the new “Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” virtual reality experience: