Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, Star Wars content has been rolling out quicker than ever. Along with the sequel trilogy, there have been two standalone spin-off films, a full animated series in Star Wars: Rebels, and one of the most popular streaming series in the world - The Mandalorian. Other titles such as The Bad Batch and The Book of Boba Fett have also been released, and multiple projects are lined up for the future.
Next up on the list is Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Disney+ series that will begin streaming on May 25. This will feature the returns of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.
The galaxy far, far away has one of the biggest fanbases of any franchise in entertainment history.
One of the biggest traditions that many fans take part in every year is Star Wars Celebration. This is a convention set up like Comic-Con, only it solely focuses on Star Wars. While it is a yearly event, the global pandemic, COVID-19, has forced it into cancellation in the past few years.
The last Star Wars Celebration took place in April 2019, but after its hiatus, it is officially returning in May 2022. In preparation for the event, Celebration has officially released a poster showcasing many major characters all throughout Star Wars.
Star Wars Celebration's 2022 Poster
For the first time since 2019, Star Wars Celebration is back on the calendar. It will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 26-29. The Celebration Twitter account recently revealed the official poster for the upcoming event, which features different characters from different projects over the years:
Darth Vader towers in the background, with the silhouettes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, Din Djarin, Grogu, Ahsoka Tano, and Luke Skywalker following. There are also two AT-ST Imperial Walkers, Boba Fett's Firespray gunship, X-Wings, TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, and the second Death Star from Return of the Jedi.
R2-D2 and BB-8 also make an appearance on both sides of Luke's shadow along with Din Djarin's Razor Crest ship and Luke's X-34 Landspeeder from A New Hope on the far right side of the poster.
The post also announced that tickets for Star Wars Celebration will be going on sale next Tuesday, March 15 at 9:00 AM PST. Attendees that are older than five years of age are required to have a COVID-19 vaccine that is approved by the FDA or WHO. Those under five years old will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending. Face masks are also required for the event, and more details can be seen at starwarscelebration.com.
What is Star Wars Celebration?
Star Wars Celebration has been going on since 1999. It is a multi-day event that includes specific panels that fans can visit and take part in. Many actors that have appeared in projects across the franchise are in attendance and are available to take photos with fans and/or sign autographs.
Celebration is also a time for announcements and special screenings. In the past, fans that have attended specific panels have been treated with seeing exclusive footage or trailers for upcoming movies or series that have not been released to the public yet.
With so much on the horizon for Star Wars, it is safe to say that the event will feature some big announcements. Since it is taking place in late May, there is a good possibility that an exclusive trailer for Andor could premiere at the event, and maybe even a sneak peek at Season 2 of The Bad Batch.
The last Celebration convention took place in April 2019, which was before The Mandalorian even debuted its first episode on Disney+. With the show as popular as it is today, as well as Season 3 coming up at the end of the year, there will likely be a large panel dedicated to it, and attendees might even get a sizzle reel of the upcoming season.
The poster that was revealed for the event featured many familiar characters all throughout Star Wars. However, it is interesting to note that no one from the sequel trilogy other than BB-8 made an appearance. It is possible that they only wanted to focus on the most popular characters from the franchise, and fans of the most recent trilogy don't need to be alarmed, as there will surely be plenty of sequel content at the event.