Star Wars Celebration 2022 is officially here and not only looks set to reveal what the future holds for the galaxy far, far away, but also promises announcements for Indiana Jones 5, Willow and more.
In 2022, Star Wars Celebration will take place from May 26th to May 29th, and this round-up will bring together the biggest and best stories from the show. We’ll be continually updating this page throughout the weekend, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out!
Andor trailer and Star Wars release date revealed
Andor, the Disney+ Original Series starring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, will officially premiere on August 31, 2022. Alongside the release date news, Disney also shared the first teaser trailer for the series, which will be set five years before Rogue One. It has also been confirmed that Andor’s first season will consist of 12 episodes and a second part with another 12 episodes is in the works.
Star Wars Andor Trailer Breakdown: The Rebellion Begins
Watch our Star Wars Andor trailer breakdown for a scene-by-scene recap of this prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Andor is the first Star Wars show for Disney not to rely on StageCraft
In an interview with IGN, Andor Executive Producer Sanne Wohlenberg announced that the upcoming Disney+ show will be the first Star Wars show not to rely on Stagecraft, the immersive CGI screen used for The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan was used in Kenobi.
“We didn’t use Stagecraft at all for our show, no,” Andor Executive Producer Sanne Wohlenberg said in an interview with IGN at Star Wars Celebration. “It’s the first Star Wars show for Disney Plus that hasn’t focused on this technology.”
Andor: Mon Mothma’s rebellion in the Galactic Senate
Mon Mothma actress Genevieve O’Reilly discusses the state of the Galactic Senate at the height of Palpatine’s power.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor announced, first trailer and 2023 release revealed
Star Wars Celebration 2022 presented fans with the announcement of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor along with its first trailer and a 2023 release window. Survivor once again follows Cal Kestis and his quest to escape from the Empire and those who seek to hunt him and the remaining Jedi .
Fans react to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor trailer debut at Celebration 2022
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew with Jude Law officially announced for 2023
Disney has officially announced Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a new Disney+ original series coming in 2023 starring Jude Law. Developed by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford from Spider-Man: No Way Home, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew follows a group of 10-year-old kids from a small planet who get lost in that galaxy far, far away and must try to find it find their way home. The story will take place after Return of the Jedi and fit into the timeline of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is coming in 2023
Disney announced that The Mandalorian season 3 will premiere on Disney+ in February 2023.
Mandalorian Season 3 footage previews Mando’s redemption and looming conflict with Bo-Katan
While it was only shown behind closed doors, IGN was part of the Star Wars Celebration panel that revealed the first footage of The Mandalorian season 3. A sizzle reel of sorts, the footage re-introduces us to characters we’ve already met, like Emily Swallow’s Armorer, Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Captain Carson Teva, Amy Sedaris’ Pelli Moto, and more. The big focus, however, was on Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze, who appears to be on a collision course with Mando and Grogu.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi production has a “Vader movement specialist” on set
Speaking to IGN, Hayden Christensen revealed that director Deborah Chow had a “Vader movement specialist on set for us to make sure we stay true to the Vader we know and love.”
Ian McDiarmid on Whether Palpatine Will Appear in Obi-Wan: ‘Don’t Get Your Hopes Up’
During the Star Wars Celebration, Ian McDiarmid himself appeared to address rumors that his character Emperor Palpatine will be part of Obi-Wan Kenobi. For those hoping for a “flesh and blood” appearance from dear ol’ Sheev, McDiarmid warns not to “get your hopes up”.
Ian McDiarmid says a Palpatine prequel series would be ‘very interesting’
While Palpatine may not appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ian McDiarmid said that an Emperor Palpatine prequel series that could potentially star Tom Hiddleston would be “very interesting”.
Hayden Christensen only needed 6 words to send the Star Wars celebration crowd wild
Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor were popular at this year’s Star Wars celebration as they return to Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, respectively, after so long. However, it took six simple words – “This is where the fun begins” – to get the crowd going wild.
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation revealed
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation is set to arrive on DIsney+ on August 5, 2022 and will see Rose, Rey, Finn, Poe and Chewbacca take a vacation after defeating Emperor Palpatine. You’ll quickly learn that other Star Wars characters who’ve tried to have a quiet vacation haven’t had much luck. Along with the return of many classic characters, Weird Al Yankovic will also star as Vic Vankoh.
Star Wars is getting a High Republic kids show
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is a new show for Disney+ and Disney Junior aimed at pre-kindergarteners. Also, it’s set in the High Republic era.
Indiana Jones 5 First Image Revealed at Star Wars Celebration
Harrison Ford stopped by Star Wars Celebration to help share the first image of Indiana Jones 5. Unfortunately, there was no trailer or further details about the story.
Willow is getting a new trailer at Star Wars Celebration
Willow got an official teaser trailer at the Star Wars Celebration and it was confirmed that Warwick Davis will be returning this November as the Nelwyn dwarf and wizard Willow Ufgood. This sequel is set 20 years after the 1988 original and Davis is joined by Joanne Whalley (Sorsha!), Eri Kellyman, Ellie Bamber and more.
Willow 2022 Trailer: Important Notes and Bigger Questions About Baby Elora, Joanne Whalley’s Return, and More
After watching the Willow trailer, join us as we break down every scene shown and discuss the questions it raises about baby Elora, Joanne Whalley’s return, and more.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords release date announced for Nintendo Switch
During the Star Wars celebration, not only was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords announced for Nintendo Switch, but it was also announced that we will be playing it soon as the second KOTOR will be released on June 8th, 2022 becomes.
Star Wars: The High Republic sees Jedha centuries before the Empire
Marvel revealed the next two Star Wars: High Republic comics heading into our galaxy, and they appear to be set centuries before the Skywalker saga. Launching in October 2022 as part of Phase 2 of the ongoing High Republic initiative, this series will introduce a new Jedi character named Vildar Mac and take place on Jedha, the sacred moon introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story .
There is a tiny Akira Kurosawa character hidden somewhere in certain episodes of The Mandalorian
Mandalorian executive producer and writer Dave Filoni has revealed that he has hidden a tiny figurine of Akira Kurosawa in every episode of the Disney+ show he directs.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Inquisitors on having Darth Vader as their boss
Hayden Christensen vs. The High Ground: The Funny Story Behind the Loss to Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi has stepped down from power
Indiana Jones 5: Harrison Ford shares a tearful moment with John Williams