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This is where the fun begins.
Throngs of fans on Thursday morning descended on the Anaheim Convention Center for the opening of Star Wars Celebration. Fans, some in costume, began posting pictures as early as 8 a.m. to show that they were not only at the event, but already in line for the main panel at 11 a.m., which included teases of The Mandalorian season three, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor and the reveal of Spider-Man helmer Jon Watts’ Star Wars series.
A teaser for Mandalorian season three, which was revealed to debut in February 2023, included a look at Bo Katan (Katee Sackhoff) fighting the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and interacting with Grogu. Meanwhile, Andor was confirmed to be renewed for a second season that will consist of 12 episodes.
The studio showcase panel opened with emcee Yvette Nicole Brown introducing the guests before a full choir onstage sang John Williams’ iconic song from Phantom Menace, “Duel of the Fates.” Obi-Wan stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen stepped out right after the number concluded.
“Hello there,” McGregor said, greeting the crowd with his iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi line. Christensen added, “We are back.”
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 26, 2022
Among the other reveals at the panel: Andor, starring Diego Luna as his Rogue One character Cassian Andor, will debut Aug. 31, with season two on the way, with filming starting this fall. Showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed 12 episodes have already been shot, with 12 more to come on the series.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 26, 2022
Next up, Lucasfilm favorite Warwick Davis came onstage to tease Willow, the Disney+ series that takes place 20 years after the 1988 film from director Ron Howard. The series will hit Nov. 30.
Jon Watts, the filmmaker behind the three most recent Spider-Man films, also unveiled his Star Wars series, which is titled Skeleton Key and stars Jude Law. The finale reunited composer John Williams and Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford, who arrived onstage to the classic Indy theme, while Williams conducted a full orchestra.
While fans at Celebration were watching the world premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the official Star Wars Twitter account made the surprise announcement that the series would be dropping on the West Coast at 9 p.m.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 27, 2022
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