The COVID-19 pandemic did quite a number on the entertainment industry. Not only did the novel coronavirus outbreak force cinemas to shut down and studios to delay the release of highly-anticipated blockbuster movies, but it also forced organizers to either cancel or postpone major events like this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and the 2020 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Lucasfilm was also forced to cancel this year’s Star Wars Celebration, postponing the event to 2022. While the studio has put up a site where fans can purchase merchandise meant for the Star Wars convention, Star Wars fans remain disappointed.
Taking to social media, fans have been expressing their disappointment over this year’s circumstances, talking about what they would have been doing had COVID-19 not spread across the globe and Star Wars Celebration went on.
You can check out their posts down here:
Star Wars Celebration has always been a major event for Star Wars fans. Not only does the event offer great Star Wars merchandise, but it also gives Lucasfilm a place to make major Star Wars announcements.
Lucasfilm has been laying low the past few months, keeping mum on its plans for the galaxy far, far away. Sure, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy may have come out with an interview last week, but all the producer could really say was that the studio is taking a step back to find its center and find the proper direction to take now that the Skywalker saga’s come to an end.
The Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.