Star Wars has been absent from the big screen for almost four years now, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) being the franchise’s last movie. Despite thriving on television with some Disney+ original series, such as The Mandalorian, most fans still want to experience the cinematic range of the intergalactic franchise. A recent poll posted by the Giant Freakin Robot Twitter account reveals that fans are more excited about the future of the Marvel Universe, the DC Universe, and even Star Trek as compared to Star Wars. But as the Star Wars Celebration is kicking off in a month, fans have been given a glimmer of hope about the possible film announcement that will be made at the gathering.
The upcoming event has released information about the panels that fans can attend during the festivities. Similarly to the previous Celebrations, the experience will not only provide an opportunity to reflect on the Star Wars highlights, but it will also feature what lies ahead for the franchise. Various reports have suggested that official announcements about upcoming Star Wars films will be made during the event, with Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase being the most likely event to confirm the future of the galaxy far, far away. The full details regarding the panels can be found on the official Star Wars Celebration website, but the highlights of some upcoming Star Wars projects are as follows:
Friday, April 7th
- Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. BST
Star Wars Celebration returns, launching with a must-see showcase that will kick the weekend's festivities into hyperdrive. Lucasfilm's current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many current and upcoming Star Wars adventures, including The Mandalorian, Andor, and more!
The Making of Andor Season 1
- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
Executive Producers Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna and their team of creatives recount the making of the epic first season of Star Wars: Andor.
Saturday, April 8th
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. BST
Join Executive Producers Dave Filoni, and Jon Favreau, and special guests for a look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Ahsoka.
Clone Wars – 15th Anniversary Panel
- 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BST
Join Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, and James Arnold Taylor for a look back at the beginning of Lucasfilm Animation and how Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to be.
Sunday, April 9th
- A Look Back at Obi-Wan Kenobi
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. BST
Take a look back at the hit limited series with Obi-Wan Kenobi's Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Indira Varma, Vivien Lyra Blair, and executive producer/director Deborah Chow.
Monday, April 10th
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. BST
Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she invites Star Wars: The Bad Batch executive producer and supervising director Brad Rau, executive producer and head writer Jennifer Corbett, executive producer Athena Portillo, actors Dee Bradley Baker (the Bad Batch), and Michelle Ang (Omega) to discuss highlights from the second season of the acclaimed series!
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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 will be held April 7-10 at ExCeL London, England.