There’s one event that makes that galaxy far, far away seem a lot closer. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim gave fans of the intergalactic franchise everything they needed and more.
This year’s event ran from Thurs May 26 to May 29 and gave attendees a look at what’s in store for Batuu and beyond.
If you weren’t able to make it to California to experience it for yourself, don’t worry. We’ve put together a round-up of the biggest announcements, trailers, and merch reveals to come out of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
NEW Character Encounters Coming To Disneyland
At a panel aptly called, “From a Galaxy Far, Far Away to a Disney Park Near You,” Imagineers and members of the Lucasfilm team revealed the new Star Wars characters coming to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.
As of May 28, guests of Black Spire Outpost may spot Boba Fett and Fennec Shand lurking in the shadows.
Later this year (no specific date specified at the time of writing), Galaxy’s Edge will welcome none other than the Mandalorian himself. And before you ask, yes. He’s bringing Grogu with him.
But wait. Will all these new characters co-existing on Batuu cause some Marvel multiverse of madness style chaos? Not to worry. Walt Disney Imagineering reassures guests that characters “will remain in their specific story and timeline and won’t intersect with other characters or stories that would not be appropriate for them.”
Streaming On Disney+
Andor Teaser Trailer
Watch the trailer above to get a first look at Andor, premiering August 31, 2022 on Disney+. Diego Luna stars as Cassian Andor, a role he first played in Rogue One. Set five years before Rogue One, Andor is the story of the early days of the Rebel Alliance.
The Mandalorian Season 3
On day three, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim attendees at the Mando+ panel were given an exclusive sneak peek of The Mandalorian season three. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, and more of the show’s stars introduced the newest trailer. (At the time of writing, the trailer isn’t available online … yet.) Looks like we’re finally headed to Mandalore in February 2023!
This one came as a very welcome surprise! A new trailer for Ahsoka Tano’s show dropped at Star Wars Celebration. Fans of the Star Wars animated adventures were hyped to learn that Ahsoka isn’t the only character getting the live-action treatment. (Ever heard of the Ghost crew?)
Skeleton Crew Coming In 2023
Jude Law will star in an upcoming Disney+ series, Skeleton Crew. Set within The Mandalorian timeline, the new show will follow the (mis?)adventures of a group of kids lost in the Star Wars galaxy and are trying to find their way home. Internally, the new show is being compared to The Goonies and Stranger Things, but set in that familiar galaxy far, far away.
The Bad Batch Season 2
Coming to Disney+ in fall 2022, The Bad Batch returns for its second season. Looks like there’s been a bit of a time jump between seasons one and two. And is that a Wookiee Jedi in the trailer?
More Disney+ News From Star Wars Celebration Anaheim …
… A six-part documentary series all about Lucasfilm’s special effects division, Industrial Light & Magic. It premiers July 27, 2022.
… A new series of CGI animated shorts called Tales of the Jedi. The show follows young Ahsoka and Count Dooku.
Bring The Galaxy Home: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Merch
Star Wars Retro Collection Action Figure Set by Hasbro
Talk about a throwback! Grab this action figure set that includes a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Han Solo in their original retro toy designs. Available for pre-order on shopDisney.
Obi-Wan Legacy Lightsaber Set
Blade, hilt, belt clip and display stand inspired by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Available for pre-order at shopDisney beginning May 31 at 7 AM PT and coming soon to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. You can also pick up this set at other Star Wars retail locations at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Darth Sidious Lightsaber Collectible
Harness the power of true evil with this Darth Sidious lightsaber coming soon to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Available at the creature cart in Black Spire Outpost at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Star Wars Concept Collection
Celebrate 45 years(!) of Star Wars: A New Hope with new clothing and accessories options at Disneyland Resort.
Star Wars | RockLove Celebration Kyber Crystal Collection
A subtle way to pledge your allegiance to your favorite Jedi. These necklaces are made with mini Kyber Crystals inspired by various iconic Jedi.
Loungefly Star Wars Celebration Exclusives
A new Loungefly accessories collection debuted exclusively at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Available now (but selling out fast!) on Loungefly.com.
Vote For A Lightsaber
Back in 2020, Star Wars were given the power to vote for which Lightsaber hilt should be added to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Now, Dok-Ondar is once again asking for your help in deciding which legacy lightsaber is worthy of a spot in his collection. Cast your vote now on the Disney Parks Blog.
Star Wars Video Games Announced At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
Another surprise announcement at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. Jedi: Survivor is the sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order. Watch the teaser trailer above.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Last Call
ILMxLAB has been hard at work following up their first Star Wars virtual reality story. Now, we get to see the results of their effort and innovative storytelling in Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Last Call. According to Disney Parks Blog, Part II promises more story, gameplay, and threads of connection to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Check out the behind-the-scenes video above.
When Is The Next Star Wars Celebration?
Star Wars Celebration is Europe-bound! Next year’s event is scheduled for April 7 to 10, 2023. It’ll take place in London’s Excel Center.