Star Wars Celebration 2022 has officially arrived and it looks to not only reveal what the future holds for the galaxy far, far away, but it also promises announcements for Indiana Jones 5, Willow, and much more.
In 2022, Star Wars Celebration runs from May 26 through May 29, and this roundup will gather all the biggest and best stories out of the show. We will be constantly updating this page throughout the weekend, so check back often to ensure you don’t miss a thing!
Star Wars’ Andor Trailer and Release Date Revealed
Andor, the Disney + original series starring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, will officially premiere on August 31, 2022. Alongside the release date news, Disney also shared the first teaser trailer for the series that will take place five years prior to Rogue One. It was also confirmed that Andor’s first season will consist of 12 episodes and a second part is in the works with another 12 episodes.
Star Wars Andor Trailer Breakdown: The Rebellion Begins
Check out our breakdown of the Star Wars Andor trailer for a scene-by-scene recap of this prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Andor Is the First Star Wars Show for Disney That ‘Doesn’t Lean’ on StageCraft
In an interview with IGN, Andor executive producer Sanne Wohlenberg revealed the upcoming Disney + show will be the first Star Wars show to not lean on Stagecraft, the immersive CGI screen that has been used for The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
“We haven’t been working with Stagecraft at all for our show, no,” says Andor executive producer Sanne Wohlenberg in an interview with IGN at Star Wars Celebration. “It’s the first Star Wars show for Disney Plus that hasn’t been leaning into that technology.”
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew Officially Announced for 2023 With Jude Law
Disney has officially announced Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a new Disney + original series that will launch in 2023 and star Jude Law. Created by Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will follow a group of 10-year-old kids from a small planet who get lost in that galaxy far, far away and must try to find their way home. The story will take place after the Return of the Jedi and will fit within the timeline of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Is Coming in 2023
Disney revealed that the third season of The Mandalorian will premiere in February 2023 on Disney +.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Footage Previews Mando’s Redemption and Looming Conflict With Bo-Katan
While it was only shown behind closed doors, IGN was part of the Star Wars Celebration panel that revealed the first footage of The Mandalorian’s third season. The footage is a sizzle reel of sorts and reintroduces us to characters we have already met like Emily Swallow’s Armorer, Carl Weathers ‘Greef Karga, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Captain Carson Teva, Amy Sedaris’ Pelli Moto, and more. However, the big focus was Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze, who looks to be on a collision course with Mando and Grogu.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Production Included a ‘Vader Movement Specialist’ on Set
Hayden Christensen spoke to IGN and revealed that director Deborah Chow had a “Vader movement specialist on set for us to make sure we stay true to the Vader we know and love.”
Ian McDiarmid on Whether Palpatine Will Appear in Obi-Wan: ‘Don’t Get Your Hopes Up’
During Star Wars Celebration, Ian McDiarmid himself appeared to address rumors that his character Emperor Palpatine will be part of Obi-Wan Kenobi. For those hoping for a “flesh and blood” appearance by good old Sheev, McDiarmid warns that you shouldn’t “get your hopes up.”
Ian McDiarmid Says a Palpatine Prequel Series Would Be ‘Very Interesting’
While Palpatine may not appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ian McDiarmid did say that an Emperor Palpatine prequel series potentially starring Tom Hiddleston would be “very interesting.”
Indiana Jones 5 First Image Revealed at Star Wars Celebration
Harrison Ford stopped by Star Wars Celebration to help share the first image of Indiana Jones 5. Unfortunately, there was no trailer or further story details.
Willow Gets a New Trailer At Star Wars Celebration
Willow got an official teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration and it was confirmed that Warwick Davis will return as the Nelwyn dwarf and sorcerer Willow Ufgood this November. This sequel is set 20 years after the 1988 original and Davis will be joined by Joanne Whalley (Sorsha!), Eri Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, and more.
Star Wars: The High Republic to Showcase Jedha Centuries Before the Empire
Marvel revealed the next two Star Wars: High Republic comics heading to our galaxy, and they look to take place centuries before the Skywalker Saga. Launching in October 2022 as part of Phase 2 of the ongoing High Republic initiative, this series will introduce a new Jedi Character named Vildar Mac and will take place on Jedha, the holy moon introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
There’s a Tiny Akira Kurosawa Figure Hidden Somewhere in Certain Episodes of The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian executive producer and writer Dave Filoni has revealed that he has hidden a tiny Akira Kurosawa figure on every episode he’s directed of the Disney + show.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Inquisitors on Having Darth Vader as a Boss
Hayden Christensen vs. The High Ground: The Funny Story Behind Losing to Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi Has Cut Himself Off From The Force
Indiana Jones 5: Harrison Ford Shares Tearful Moment With John Williams