Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: All Major Announcements

Fans of a galaxy from afar gathered in California for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It was the first such congress since 2019 Chicago Festival and brought a set of announcements upcoming Disney Plus shows, video games and genre. The four-day event took place Thursday through Sunday.

Unlike the last few Festivities, this convention was not focused on an upcoming film. It relies heavily on upcoming Disney Plus series instead. We took a look Andor (the prequel to Rogue One), some concrete details about The Mandalorian season 3glimpse of the Ahsoka Tano spin-off series and a trailer for The second season of The Bad Batch.

The next Star Wars Celebration will take place in London in April 2023.

Grab our daily coverage below.

Thursday, May 26th

The show started with one of the big panels. Lucasfilm Studio Showcase gave us the first trailer and August 31 release for Andora Released February 2023 for The Mandalorian season 3 and the announcement of older show Star Wars: Skeleton Crew.

The panel also advertised some non-Star Wars Lucasfilm movies, giving us the first trailer for a TV show Willow and the first image of Indiana Jones 5.

Readers tasted upcoming novels at The High Republic: For Light and Life panel, during which the authors revealed details about phase 2 of the publishing initiative set hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga.

Friday, May 27th

After getting up early (or staying awake) to watch the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, those attending the Light & Magic panel was probably a bit sleepy. Solo director Ron Howard and writer Lawrence Kasdan made everyone furious with a preview of six-part documentary on Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm’s special effects division, ahead of its Disney Plus release on July 27.

Count Dooku and Yoda cross lightsabers

Count Dooku and Yoda demonstrated their CGI dueling skills back in 2002.

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Do you remember how exciting it was to see Yoda use a lightsaber for the first time? That was two decades ago (don’t feel old; it’s okay, is fine), and the Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration celebrated the second film in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy.

Actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen made surprising 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 proposed look at upcoming waves of 3.75-inch figures and the highly detailed 6-inch Black Series, including the wicked Inquisitors seen in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

We also got the Jedi’s surprise revelation: Survivorthe sequel to Fallen Order 2019, and the announcement of animated series Young Jedi Adventureswhich is set during the High Republican era.

Saturday, May 28th

The first major panel of the day: Mando +: Conversation with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni brought us an extended trailer for season 3 that alluded to returning characters and a trip to the ruined Mandalore. The trailer has not yet been released online.

It also yielded a a surprise trailer for the Ahsoka Tano show, along with confirmation that it would bring the Ghost crew of CGI animated series Rebels into real-life combat. Natasha Liu Bordizzo was revealed to be the actor playing Sabine Wren.

Grog looking at something in the distance

Celebration Anaheim has revealed that Grogu will return to Disney Plus in February.

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We saw a new animated show unveiled on 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 spot at the Wonder Star Wars panel, with editor-in-chief CB Cebulski on stage with a host of writers and artists for talk about upcoming stories and reveal a new series about Yoda.

Sunday, May 29th

The final day of the convention was bright Star Wars: The Evil Set Season 2. The team behind the CGI animated Clone Wars spin-off gave us trailer for the second season and fall 2022 Disney Plus release date.

That was followed by A look back at Star Wars: Visionswho dived into last year anime-inspired anthology series. This panel also revealed that the show will return for more episodes in spring 2023.

At the closing ceremony of the congress, the actor of the Grand Inquisitor of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rupert Friend, revealed that the next Star Wars Celebration will take place. 7 to 10 April 2023, at Excel Center London.

Where can I look at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panels?

If you haven’t been able to get to the show or just want to relive it, you can stream some parts of the official Star Wars YouTube channel and so on StarWars.com. Recordings of some panels will be uploaded later.


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