Important news from this year’s convention
Star Wars Celebration, the annual convention devoted to Star Wars, happened over the weekend in Chicago, and it did not disappoint.
So many trailers and amazing Star Wars content filled the weekend.
For your convenience, here is a nice little summary.
‘Star Wars Episode IX’
Kicking off Star Wars Celebration was the highly anticipated announcement for “Star Wars Episode IX.”
“Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” was revealed to be the movie’s official title, and it came along with a fantastic looking trailer. Seriously, it’s amazing.
Shots of lightsabers, planets, BB-8, a voice over by Luke Skywalker and even Death Star debris all made an appearance in the trailer. On top of that was a maniacal laughter from the one, the only, Emperor Palpatine.
That is right. The infamous Emperor is making his return to finish the saga that he manipulated. We have no idea how or why. It’s a surprise for sure, but a welcome one.
On top of that, Ian McDiarmid came on stage himself afterward and demanded the trailer be rolled again in his evil voice.
Joining the Emperor is everyone’s favorite space entrepreneur, Lando Calrissian.
The film releases Dec. 20, so all of our questions will be answered, and the Skywalker Saga will come to an end.
‘Jedi Fallen Order’
The game that was announced last year by Electronic Arts without anything more than a flash of a logo has finally gotten a trailer.
While it did not contain any actual gameplay, it showed the time period and the story of the new game from Respawn Entertainment.
In the game you play as Cal Kestis, a former Padawan that escaped Order 66 and has been on the run ever since. The game will be story driven with absolutely no microtransactions, a surprise given that EA publishes it.
EA has had a rocky relationship with Star Wars fans based on how the games they have made with the license have been received, so this may win some fans back.
The game releases Nov. 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
One of the biggest surprises from last year was the announcement that “The Clone Wars” was getting a seventh season.
Well, Star Wars Celebration graced us with more news regarding this highly anticipated season.
A trailer was shown off at a panel depicting the amazing storytelling that the series is known for.
The new season will take place mere moments before the start of “Revenge of the Sith.” It will see the main trio, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka reunite for one last battle on Mandalore.
They will be joined by Captain Rex and Commander Cody and fight in the Siege of Mandalore before the call from Chancellor Palpatine, which is the same call that we see Anakin and Obi-Wan answering at the beginning of “Revenge of the Sith.”
The season will premiere on Disney Plus, Disney’s new streaming service.
The highly anticipated new live-action series from John Favreau, the director of “Iron Man,” got some more news.
While a trailer was only shown to Star Wars Celebration attendees, the rest of the panel was open to all through live streaming.
The first season will feature eight episodes and will serve as a good entry point for those who have not seen Star Wars. It will feature brand new characters and a new time period.
The show will be available at launch on Disney Plus later in the year. It will be the first live-action Star Wars show, so be prepared for the amazingness.
Other than some more news on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park for Star Wars, there was nothing else from Star Wars Celebration.
After “Episode IX,” not much is known on what Disney plans to do with Star Wars in regard to movies. So, I guess we will learn at next year’s celebration.
At least we will have “The Clone Wars,” “The Mandalorian” and “Episode IX” to tide us over until then.