When Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes was first announced, forward lookers put two and two together to surmise that 2015 and the Disney Infinity 3.0 edition stood a reasonable chance of being aligned to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VII, coming to theaters in December 2015. This was especially true considering Yoda’s lightsaber made an appearance in the original Disney Infinity as a reward for unlocking every character in the game.
Disney Infinity 3.0 paying a visit to a galaxy far, far away is now a little more real following a rather blatant tease by Disney Interactive executives John Blackburn and John Vignocchi. In speaking with Newsarama at the recent Toy Box Summit gathering in Salt Lake City, Utah, the pair ended the conversation with the following Disney Infinity Star Wars tease about what’s to come:
Nrama: Very cool! I like to end things on a tease, so is there something you’re excited about, maybe a little down the road?
Vignocchi: Well I did my tease today. My favorite character is one that has not yet been announced. It’s a female character. A Disney character. And we will not tell retail who it is for a very long time in order to keep it a secret!
Blackburn: I like your other tease better. “We can talk about the future, but that’s far, far away.”
Vignocchi: 2015 is not so far, far away anymore, is it?
I bolded and italicized “far, far away” because, as you all know, that iconic text precedes the opening crawl of every Star Wars movie to date and likely every Star Wars movie to come. The use of this wording in a test is by no means an official announcement by Disney Interactive that Star Wars Disney Infinity is in the works, but it’s the next best thing.
The Newsarama interview with Blackburn and Vignocchi is a great read and highly recommended. Disney Infinity 2.0 flies into stores on September 23.