“There was a revival. Did you feel it? Fans from a galaxy far, far away gathered in California for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. This is the first such convention since Celebration Chicago in 2019, and will no doubt bring a series of announcements onvideo games and merchandise.
Celebration Anaheim runs Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29, and there are still a few tickets left if you can’t wait to immerse yourself in the Star Wars fandom.
Fans can get autographs and photos from stars, including actor C-3POThe Mandalorians and , actor Temuera Morrison and by Kelly Marie Tran. Unfortunately for those who are enthusiastic about the series, Ewan McGregor sold out ahead of the show’s Disney Plus premiere on day two of Celebration Anaheim.
Unlike past celebrations, this convention won’t be focused on an upcoming movie. It will rely heavily on the upcoming Disney Plus series instead; we had our first look at(the prequel to ) and some concrete details about and we will probably see .
CNET reports live from the show, capturing the hype from the reveals and panel meetings, and checking out the creative cosplay. If you can’t make it to Anaheim or just want to plan your convention, let’s take a look at the big hits so you know when to look for the news online.
Thursday May 26
The show started with one of the large panels. Lucasfilm Studio Showcase gave usa for The Mandalorian season 3 and the announcement of .
The panel also promoted some non-Star Wars Lucasfilm movies, giving usand .
Readers got a taste of upcoming novels at The High Republic: For Light and Life panel, during which the authors revealed details aboutset hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga.
Friday May 27
After getting up early (or getting up late) to watch the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, everyone at Light & Magic panel was probably a bit sleepy. Solo director Ron Howard and writer Lawrence Kasdan thrilled everyone with a preview of a six-part documentary about Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm’s special effects division, ahead of its July 27 release on Disney Plus. .
Remember how exciting it was to see Yoda wielding a lightsaber for the first time? That was two decades ago (don’t feel old; that’s fine, Its good), and the Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration commemorated the second film in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy.
Actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen made surprise appearances to delight the crowd, joining a panel that included co-stars Anthony Daniels, Temeura Morrison, Daniel Logan, plus artist Doug Chiang, visual effects supervisor John Knoll and sound editor Matthew Wood.
For collectors, the Hasbro Star Wars Panel offered looks at upcoming waves of 3.75-inch figures and the highly detailed 6-inch Black Series, includingseen in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
We also got the2019’s Fallen Order sequel and anime series announcement which takes place during the time of the High Republic.
Saturday May 28
Audiences will likely sing along to “This is the Way” on the first big panel of the day: Mando+: A conversation with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni (11 a.m. PT). We’ll likely have details on The Mandalorian season 3, and maybe even a release date and trailer. It would also be a good time to find out more about theshow, and whether or not will get a second season.
Given the, there’s a surprising lack of gaming panels in Celebration. The only big one is Star Wars: Hunters – Welcome to the Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1 PM PT), which will showcase developer Zynga’s upcoming multiplayer arena fighting game. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android this year, and we’ll likely get a release date on that panel.
We’ll see a new show unveiled in an afternoon panel: Tales of the Jedi (2:30 p.m. PT) is an animated series of anthology shorts. Lucasfilm hasn’t revealed anything about the project beyond the name – which it shares with– but it will probably come to Disney Plus (like the one in 2021 ).
Comics will be in the spotlight at Marvel Star Wars panel (4:30 p.m. PT), with editor CB Cebulski taking the stage with a group of writers and artists to talk about upcoming story arcs and unveil new series.
Sunday May 29
The final day of the convention will shine the spotlight on Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (11 a.m. PT). The team behind thewill almost certainly give us a trailer for and a Disney Plus premiere date.
This will be followed by Back to Star Wars: Visions (12:30 p.m. PT), which will dive into the past year. It’s possible that this panel will reveal that this show will return for more episodes.
Where can I watch the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim signs?
If you can’t make it to the show, you can stream the big panels and interviews from the official Star Wars YouTube channel and on StarWars.com. We have also integrated the feed above.
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