Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: How to Watch, What Happened and What to Expect

“There was an awakening. Have you ever felt it?” Followers of a galaxy far, distant are gathered in California for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It is the primary such conference since 2019’s Celebration Chicago, and can undoubtedly carry an array of bulletins about upcoming Disney Plus exhibits, video video games and merchandise.

Celebration Anaheim runs from Thursday, Could 26, to Sunday, Could 29, and there are nonetheless some tickets left in the event you’re desperate to immerse your self in Star Wars fandom.

Followers can get autographs and images of stars together with C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, The Mandalorian’s Katee Sackhoff and Carl Weathers, The E book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison and The Final Jedi‘s Kelly Marie Tran. Sadly for these hyped concerning the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, Ewan McGregor has bought out forward of the present’s Disney Plus premiere on the second day of Celebration Anaheim.

Not like the previous couple of Celebrations, this conference will not be centered on an upcoming film. It’s going to lean closely on upcoming Disney Plus collection as a substitute; we obtained our first take a look at Andor (the prequel to Rogue One) and a few concrete particulars about The Mandalorian season 3, and we’ll probably catch a glimpse of The Dangerous Batch’s second season.

CNET is reporting dwell from the present flooring, capturing the hype of panel reveals and reunions, and trying out the inventive cosplay. If you cannot make it to Anaheim or simply wish to plan your conference out, let’s take a fast take a look at the massive hits so you understand when to look out for information dropping on-line.

Thursday, Could 26

The present kicked off with one of many huge panels. Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase gave us the primary trailer and an Aug. 31 launch for Andor, a February 2023 launch date for The Mandalorian season 3 and the announcement of coming-of-age present Star Wars: Skeleton Crew.

The panel additionally hyped some non-Star Wars Lucasfilm films, giving us the primary trailer for TV present Willow and the primary picture from Indiana Jones 5.

Readers obtained a style of upcoming novels at The Excessive Republic: For Mild and Life panel, throughout which the authors revealed particulars about section 2 of the publishing initiative set a whole lot years earlier than the Skywalker Saga.

Friday, Could 27

After getting up early (or staying up late) to look at the primary two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, everybody on the Mild & Magic panel was probably a bit sleepy. Solo director Ron Howard and author Lawrence Kasdan obtained everybody hyped with a sneak preview of a six-part documentary about Industrial Mild & Magic, Lucasfilm’s particular results division, forward of its Disney Plus launch on July 27.

Count Dooku and Yoda cross lightsabers

Depend Dooku and Yoda confirmed off their CGI dueling abilities again in 2002.


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Keep in mind how thrilling it was to see Yoda wielding a lightsaber for the primary time? That was twenty years in the past (do not feel previous; it is effective, it is effective), and the Assault of the Clones twentieth Anniversary Celebration commemorated the second film in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. 

Actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen made shock appearances to thrill the gang, becoming a member of a panel that included co-stars Anthony Daniels, Temeura Morrison, Daniel Logan, together with artist Doug Chiang,  visible results supervisor John Knoll and sound editor Matthew Wooden.

For collectors, the Hasbro Star Wars Panel supplied seems to be at upcoming waves of three.75-inch figures and the extremely detailed 6-inch Black Sequence, together with the villainous Inquisitors seen in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

We additionally obtained the shock reveal of Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order, and the announcement of animated collection Younger Jedi Adventures, which is ready in the course of the Excessive Republic period.

Saturday, Could 28

The day’s first main panel: Mando+: A Dialog with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni introduced us an prolonged trailer for season 3 that hinted at returning characters and a visit to the ruined Mandalore.

It additionally yielded a shock trailer for the Ahsoka Tano present, together with affirmation that it’d carry the Ghost crew from CGI animated collection Rebels into live-action. Natasha Liu Bordizzo was revealed because the actor enjoying Sabine Wren.

Grogu looking at something in the distance

Celebration Anaheim will most likely reveal when Grogu will return to Disney Plus.


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We noticed a brand new animated present unveiled in a day panel: Tales of the Jedi is a CGI animated collection of shorts. It is about Ahsoka and Depend Dooku of their youthful days.

Comics took the highlight on 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.

The Bad Batch from Star Wars

We’re overdue a take a look at season 2 of The Dangerous Batch, however Celebration Anaheim ought to give us what we want.


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Sunday, Could 29

The ultimate day of the conference will shine the highlight on Star Wars: The Dangerous Batch Season 2 (11 a.m. PT). The group behind the CGI animated Clone Wars spinoff will nearly actually give us a trailer for the second season and a Disney Plus premiere date.

That’ll be adopted by A Look Again at Star Wars: Visions (12:30 p.m. PT), which can dive into final yr’s anime-inspired anthology collection. It is doable this panel will reveal that this present will return for extra episodes.

The place can I watch the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panels?

If you cannot make it to the present, you’ll stream the massive panels and interviews from the official Star Wars YouTube channel and on StarWars.com. We have additionally embedded the stream above.


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