Star Wars Fans Heartbroken That Celebration Has Been Canceled Till 2022

Lucasfilm might hold Star Wars Celebration almost every year, but the spread of the novel coronavirus has forced organizers to cancel the event to protect the interests of public safety.

Last week, Lucasfilm announced the news, saying that the Star Wars Celebration would be canceled until 2022.

The news has rattled Star Wars fans all over. The very first Star Wars Celebration was held in 1999, months before the debut of George Lucas' first prequel movie, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Years after, the event would take place sporadically, sometimes with two or three years in between events. While it's normal to see Star Wars Celebration skip a few years, fans feel devastated hearing that the event would skip 2020 and 2021.

Check out some of the tweets that have been making the rounds online:

Of course, we understand why fans would feel heartbroken to hear the cancellation of Star Wars Celebration. It's been a difficult year for everyone. Not only is Star Wars finally moving away from the Skywalker Saga, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been weighing down on the entertainment industry. The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced cinemas to shut down. It's canceled the production of highly anticipated titles for film and for television. COVID-19 has also forced the cancellation of highly anticipated events like this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, South by Southwest Festival, and Emerald City Comic-Con.

While it isn't surprising to hear that Star Wars Celebration would be canceled, fans were hoping that the event would return in 2021. Instead, fans are being made to wait until 2022. Such a shame what this pandemic is doing.

The Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.

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