Lucasfilm’s live-action storytellers will kick off Star Wars Celebration in a big way this May in what is sure to be one of the most significant and memorable panels of Celebration Anaheim.
In the announcement of the panel, StarWars.com said that panel will launch the convention on Thursday, May 26, with a “must-see showcase that will kick the weekend’s festivities into hyperdrive.” Presumably, then, the fact that this panel is kicking off the week and is described this way means that it will be setting the stage for some of the other panels and conversations that will happen for the rest of the weekend. At the panel, “Lucasfilm’s current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many Star Wars adventures coming soon, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and The Mandalorian.”
So this will be the panel that will garner a ton of attention, and I’m guessing there will be some significant reveals and updates coming from it. It’s perhaps notable that the release mentions the many adventures coming soon including those three that we’re most familiar with, implying that they won’t be the only ones receiving attention. There are plenty of shows that we know are in various stages of development, and that’s not even mentioning the film slate as well. We have heard almost nothing about theatrical Star Wars films for over a year, and even though streaming and shows are the way of the future, there’s something foundational about Star Wars movies.
We’ll probably hear updates about all of these, maybe even getting trailers or reveals or announcements or any variety of things. And I’m guessing that the reason this is kicking off Celebration is so that subsequent panels can actually talk about it rather than have to dance around it, which is great.
Celebration Anaheim is taking place May 26-29 in Anaheim, California, and is the first Star Wars Celebration since 2019. Though there’s no word yet on a livestream, that has become a staple for many years and it would be a total shock if there is no livestream this time. So hopefully it means that fans not able to attend in person will be able to follow along anyway!