Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: How to Watch, What's Happened and What to Expect - CNET

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"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" Fans of a postulation far, acold distant gathered successful California for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It's the archetypal specified normal since 2019's Celebration Chicago, and volition undoubtedly bring an array of announcements astir upcoming Disney Plus shows, video games and merchandise.

Celebration Anaheim runs from Thursday, May 26, to Sunday, May 29, and determination are inactive some tickets left if you're anxious to immerse yourself successful Star Wars fandom.

Fans tin get autographs and photos of stars including C-3PO histrion Anthony Daniels, The Mandalorian's Katee Sackhoff and Carl Weathers, The Book of Boba Fett histrion Temuera Morrison and The Last Jedi's Kelly Marie Tran. Unfortunately for those hyped astir the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Ewan McGregor has sold retired up of the show's Disney Plus premiere connected the 2nd time of Celebration Anaheim.

Unlike the past fewer Celebrations, this normal won't beryllium focused connected an upcoming movie. It'll thin heavy connected upcoming Disney Plus bid instead; we got our archetypal look at Andor (the prequel to Rogue One) and immoderate factual details astir The Mandalorian play 3, and we'll apt drawback a glimpse of The Bad Batch's 2nd season.

CNET is reporting unrecorded from the amusement floor, capturing the hype of sheet reveals and reunions, and checking retired the originative cosplay. If you can't marque it to Anaheim oregon conscionable privation to program your normal out, let's instrumentality a speedy look astatine the large hits truthful you cognize erstwhile to look retired for quality dropping online.

Thursday, May 26

The amusement kicked disconnected with 1 of the large panels. Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase gave america the archetypal trailer and an Aug. 31 merchandise for Andor, a February 2023 merchandise date for The Mandalorian play 3 and the announcement of coming-of-age amusement Star Wars: Skeleton Crew.

The sheet besides hyped immoderate non-Star Wars Lucasfilm movies, giving america the archetypal trailer for TV amusement Willow and the archetypal representation from Indiana Jones 5.

Readers got a sensation of upcoming novels at The High Republic: For Light and Life panel, during which the authors revealed details astir phase 2 of the publishing initiative acceptable hundreds years earlier the Skywalker Saga.

Friday, May 27

After getting up aboriginal (or staying up late) to ticker the archetypal 2 episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, everyone astatine the Light & Magic sheet was apt a spot sleepy. Solo manager Ron Howard and writer Lawrence Kasdan got everyone hyped with a sneak preview of a six-part documentary astir Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm's peculiar effects division, up of its Disney Plus merchandise connected July 27.

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Count Dooku and Yoda showed disconnected their CGI dueling skills backmost successful 2002.


Remember however breathtaking it was to spot Yoda wielding a lightsaber for the archetypal time? That was 2 decades agone (don't consciousness old; it's fine, it's fine), and the Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration commemorated the 2nd movie successful George Lucas' prequel trilogy. 

Actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen made astonishment appearances to delight the crowd, joining a sheet that included co-stars Anthony Daniels, Temeura Morrison, Daniel Logan, on with creator Doug Chiang,  ocular effects supervisor John Knoll and dependable exertion Matthew Wood.

For collectors, the Hasbro Star Wars Panel offered looks astatine upcoming waves of 3.75-inch figures and the highly elaborate 6-inch Black Series, including the villainous Inquisitors seen successful Obi-Wan Kenobi.

We besides got the surprise uncover of Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019's Fallen Order, and the announcement of animated bid Young Jedi Adventures, which is acceptable during the High Republic era.

Saturday, May 28

The assemblage volition apt chant "This is the Way" astatine the day's archetypal large panel: Mando+: A Conversation with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni (11 a.m. PT). We'll astir apt get details astir The Mandalorian play 3, and possibly adjacent a merchandise day and trailer. It'd besides beryllium a good clip to perceive much astir the Ahsoka Tano show, and whether oregon not The Book of Boba Fett volition get a 2nd season.

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Celebration Anaheim volition astir apt uncover erstwhile Grogu volition instrumentality to Disney Plus.


Given the number of Star Wars games successful development, there's a astonishing deficiency of gaming panels astatine Celebration. The lone large 1 is Star Wars: Hunters – Welcome to the Greatest Show successful the Galaxy (1 p.m. PT), which volition showcase developer Zynga's upcoming multiplayer arena combat game. It'll deed Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android sometime this year, and we'll astir apt get a merchandise day astatine this panel.

We'll spot a caller amusement unveiled successful an day panel: Tales of the Jedi (2:30 p.m. PT) is an animated anthology bid of shorts. Lucasfilm hasn't revealed thing astir this task beyond the sanction -- which it shares with a '90s comic series -- but it'll presumably travel to Disney Plus (like 2021's Star Wars: Visions).

Comics volition beryllium successful the spotlight astatine the Marvel Star Wars sheet (4:30 p.m. PT), with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski taking to the signifier with a clump of writers and artists to speech astir upcoming communicative arcs and unveil caller series.

The Bad Batch from Star Wars

We're overdue a look astatine play 2 of The Bad Batch, but Celebration Anaheim should springiness america what we need.


Sunday, May 29

The last time of the normal volition radiance the spotlight connected Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (11 a.m. PT). The squad down the CGI animated Clone Wars spinoff volition astir surely springiness america a trailer for the 2nd season and a Disney Plus premiere date.

That'll beryllium followed by A Look Back astatine Star Wars: Visions (12:30 p.m. PT), which volition dive into past year's anime-inspired anthology series. It's imaginable this sheet volition uncover that this amusement volition instrumentality for much episodes.

Where tin I ticker the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panels?

If you can't marque it to the show, you'll beryllium capable to watercourse the large panels and interviews from the official Star Wars YouTube channel and connected We've besides embedded the watercourse above.

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