With just a month to go until Star Wars Celebration takes place at ExCeL London in England, the first panels for the event have been revealed, which will give us some news and previews of some upcoming Disney+ Originals, including “Ahsoka” and “Visions”, plus a look back at “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.
Here are the first major panels to be announced for the event, which will be taking place on the Celebration’s main stage, with some of them also being shown on the other small stages for those in attendance to view:
Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]
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 One [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]
Forty years ago, Return of the Jedi was the highly-anticipated sequel that Star Wars fans had been waiting years to see, and the last Star Wars theatrical adventure to be released for the foreseeable …
Families and fans of all ages are invited to attend an advance screening of the first two episodes of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures! Join host Krystina Arielle and special guests for an exciting sneak peek of the new animated series.
Set during the High Republic era, Young Jedi Adventures follows younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.
Villains of the Sequel Trilogy [Streaming to Galaxy Stage]
The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many panels some consider to be…can’t-miss! Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she sits down with Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) as they discuss their villainous roles in the final chapters of the Skywalker Saga.
Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Industrial Light & Magic, and members of the creature effects and special effects teams for a deep dive into the special and visual effects that brought a burgeoning rebellion to life in Star Wars: Andor.
Join some of the creative minds from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm for a special look at how Disney brings Star Wars to life in its parks and beyond. Discover more about immersive experiences from a galaxy far, far away, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and more. Disney and Star Wars fans alike will be treated to the insights only these creators can provide.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]
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!
Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Star Wars: Visions executive producers, and filmmakers from Aardman, Cartoon Saloon, D’ART Shtajio, El Guiri, La Cachette, Lucasfilm, Punk Robot, Studio Mir, Triggerfish, and 88 Pictures for an exclusive first look at Star Wars: Visions Volume 2.
Doug Chiang: Designing OBI-WAN KENOBI and THE MANDALORIAN
Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian Production Designer and Lucasfilm’s Vice President and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang will present an in-depth talk about designing the characters, spaceships, and worlds for Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian season 3. He will share the challenges they faced in revisiting iconic Star Wars characters like Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Attendees will also have the chance to ask Doug their own questions.
Closing Ceremony [Live on the Celebration, Galaxy, Twin Suns, & Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Stages]
Disney hasn’t announced if any of these panels will be live-streamed on the internet over the weekend. Though if there are any major trailer releases, it’s likely those would also be released onto the internet, but not guaranteed. It’s likely, this is when we will get to see the first teaser for “Ahsoka”, which is coming out later this year on Disney+.
No details have currently been announced on how the virtual lottery system will work for those attending the event, on how they will be able to attend the panels. It is also good that some of the major panels are being broadcast to other stages for everyone to enjoy.
It’s also likely a new trailer of first look at the upcoming “Indiana Jones” film will be shown off during the Lucasfilm presentation, and hopefully an announcement about the second season of “Willow”!
Star Wars Celebration Europe will be taking place over the Easter weekend, from April 7th through to April 10th 2023.
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