“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” Fans of a galaxy far, far away are gathered in California for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s the first such convention since 2019’s Celebration Chicago, and will undoubtedly bring an array of announcements about, video games and merchandise.
Celebration Anaheim runs from Thursday, May 26, to Sunday, May 29, and there are still some tickets left if you’re eager to immerse yourself in Star Wars fandom.
Fans can get autographs and photos of stars including C-3PO actor, The Mandalorian’s and , actor Temuera Morrison and ‘s Kelly Marie Tran. Unfortunately for those hyped about the series, Ewan McGregor has sold out ahead of the show’s Disney Plus premiere on the second day of Celebration Anaheim.
Unlike the last few Celebrations, this convention won’t be focused on an upcoming movie. It’ll lean heavily on upcoming Disney Plus series instead; we got our first look at(the prequel to ) and some concrete details about , and we’ll likely catch a glimpse of .
CNET is reporting live from the show floor, capturing the hype of panel reveals and reunions, and checking out the creative cosplay. If you can’t make it to Anaheim or just want to plan your convention out, let’s take a quick look at the big hits so you know when to look out for news dropping online.
Thursday, May 26
The show kicked off with one of the big panels. Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase gave us, a for The Mandalorian season 3 and the announcement of .
The panel also hyped 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 years before the Skywalker Saga.
Friday, May 27
After getting up early (or staying up late) to watch the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, everyone at the Light & Magic panel was likely a bit sleepy. Solo director Ron Howard and writer Lawrence Kasdan got everyone hyped with a sneak preview of a six-part documentary about Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm’s special effects division, ahead of its Disney Plus release on July 27.
Remember how exciting it was to see Yoda wielding a lightsaber for the first time? That was two decades ago (don’t feel old; it’s fine, it’s fine), and the Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration commemorated the second movie 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, along with 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 the, the sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order, and the announcement of animated series , which is set during the High Republic era.
Saturday, May 28
The day’s first major panel: Mando+: A Conversation with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni brought us an extended trailer for season 3 that hinted at returning characters and a trip to the ruined Mandalore.
It also yielded a, along with confirmation that it’d bring the Ghost crew from CGI animated series Rebels into live-action. Natasha Liu Bordizzo was revealed as the actor playing Sabine Wren.
We saw a new animated show unveiled in an afternoon panel: Tales of the Jedi is a CGI animated series of shorts. It’s about Ahsoka and Count Dooku in their younger days.
Comics took the spotlight at the Marvel Star Wars panel (4:30 p.m. PT), with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski taking to the stage with a bunch of writers and artists to talk about upcoming story arcs and unveil a new series about Yoda.
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.
That’ll be followed by A Look Back at Star Wars: Visions (12:30 p.m. PT), which will dive into last year’s. It’s possible this panel will reveal that this show will return for more episodes.
Where can I watch the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panels?
If you can’t make it to the show, you’ll be able to stream the big panels and interviews from the official Star Wars YouTube channel and on StarWars.com. We’ve also embedded the stream above.
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