Washington [US], November 26 (ANI): Glenn Close is set to reprise her role from Marvel's James Gunn-directed 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film series, in the ride experience built around Disney World's new roller coaster.
According to EW, earlier this week in an official Disney Parks video preview of the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind' coaster, Close said, "I'm so excited to be reprising my role as Nova Prime for an all-new attraction coming to Epcot next summer. We can't wait to see you all there to help us save the galaxy. See you soon!"
The Oscar-nominated actor first debuted her leader of Xandar (and commander of the Nova Corps) in 2014's 'Guardians of the Galaxy', and the character takes up a new perch in the Wonders of Xandar "other-world" pavilion at the park's newly renamed World Discovery section.
Inside, guests will "learn more about Xandarians and their advanced technologies, which they're bringing to us here on Earth, or Terra, as they call our planet," according to the Disney Parks blog.
The new ride marks the first roller coaster to open at the Florida-based resort's second theme park, which first opened in 1982.
Scheduled to welcome its first riders just in time for the park's 40th anniversary, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind' will include a backwards-facing launch that catapults riders into a standalone story inspired by both Guardians films.
Along the course, riders will also experience the attraction via groundbreaking vehicle technology, as the individual train cars carrying guests along the indoor coaster's track will rotate in controlled directions, as opposed to free-spinning motions as seen on Disney's former Primeval Whirl coaster at Animal Kingdom, to focus on the action happening at various points of the ride.
'Cosmic Rewind', which replaces the old Ellen's Energy Adventure dark ride that once starred Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy, is part of Disney's massive overhaul of the Epcot property that also includes the opening of 2016's 'Frozen Ever After' boat ride, recently opened attractions themed to both Soul and Ratatouille, a complete redesign of the park's Future World plaza, and an upcoming experience inspired by the world of 'Moana'.
According to EW, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind' will open in the summer of 2022 at Epcot, one year before 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3' brings Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana back to theatres in May 2023. (ANI)