Jedi, Sith, Rebel, and all Galactic beings, the annual Star Wars Celebration event is returning in 2022, and as expected, there are plenty of adventures and activities for all to enjoy. Additionally, the convention will overlap the premiere of the Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi and celebrate Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones' 20th anniversary.
We can also expect to hear the latest updates and announcements regarding forthcoming Star Wars video game titles and maybe, a few surprise announcements incoming. Before we become one with the Force, we've outlined the convention dates, how to watch, what to expect, and more from the Star Wars Celebration event.
Star Wars Celebration 2022 – Convention dates and how to watch
The annual Lucasfilm convention, Star Wars Celebration, returns in 2022 following cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the convention will be an in-person event in Anaheim, California, USA, from 26th - 29th May 2022.
Star Wars Celebration opens with a must-see showcase Thursday, May 26! Lucasfilm’s live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss Star Wars adventures coming soon, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, & The Mandalorian.— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) April 6, 2022
Thursday Tickets: https://t.co/EDbihTHJFFpic.twitter.com/2PtJjyF2am
Star Wars fans who won't be able to spend their credits to attend the convention shouldn't fret as they can catch the significant panel discussions online. These livestreams will be able to watch on the official Star Wars YouTube channel throughout the Star Wars Celebration.
Star Wars Celebration 2022 – What to expect
2022 is looking to be a banner year for the Star Wars brand mainly due to the release of the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game and the upcoming premiere of the limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, on Disney+. Fans can expect more galactic news to be announced at the convention, undoubtedly surprising many attending and watching live.
On the gaming front, we can expect to hear more news regarding the success of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga during the LEGO Star Wars panel on 27th May 2022. Other gaming properties like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake and the highly anticipated sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are likely to appear throughout the convention, with a few more surprises possibly on the cards.
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For the small screen, we can expect to receive the latest news and updates for new seasons of multiple Star Wars series, including The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch. Additionally, there are some announcements on forthcoming projects like Andor and Ahsoka, which the latter has just begun production.
Star Wars films have been relatively quiet, except for director/writer Taika Waititi's Star Wars project, confirmed during last year's Disney Investor's Day showcase. It remains unclear what film projects we can look forward to, but the Force may be strong, so do look out for possible film announcements.
Star Wars Celebration 2022 – Panels to follow
The Star Wars Celebration will feature some of the biggest panel discussions throughout the four-day event. These panel discussions cover all things Star Wars from film, television, graphic novels, merchandise, and video games.
Panel Spotlight: “Ian McDiarmid: An Audience with The Emperor.”— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) April 29, 2022
Join Ian for behind-the-scenes stories from the celebrated actor who provided some of the most resonant, bone-chilling performances in all of the Star Wars saga. pic.twitter.com/GaHEpCtm3Y
While there are enough panels even a Sith Lord can enjoy, a few certainly piqued our interests. We've picked the panels you should follow during the Star Wars Celebration 2022, as well as their dates and times:
Thursday, 26th May 2022:
- Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase - 11 am PT to 12:30 pm PT
- Ian McDiarmid: An Audience with The Emperor - 1:30 pm PT to 2:30 pm PT
Friday, 27th May 2022:
- Light & Magic - 11 am PT to 12:00 pm PT
- The Summer of LEGO Star Wars - 12:30 pm PT to 1:30 pm PT
- Lucasfilm Publishing: Behind the Page - 12:30 pm PT to 1:30 pm PT
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration - 2 pm PT to 3 pm PT
Saturday, 28th May 2022:
- Mando+ : A Conversation with Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni - 11 am PT to 12 pm PT
- Tales of the Jedi - 2:30 pm PT to 3:30 pm PT
- I am C-3PO with Anthony Daniels - 5:30 pm PT to 6:30 pm PT
Sunday, 29th May 2022:
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 - 11 am PT to 12 pm PT
- Celebration Anaheim Closing Ceremony - 3:30 pm PT to 4:30 pm PT
There are plenty of other panels to enjoy during this year's Star Wars Celebration 2022 event; however, not all will be livestreamed on the day. If you're expecting the entire convention to be available on Disney+, details remain unclear, but they'll be livestreaming some of the panels on the Star Wars YouTube channel.
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