This is a great time to be a ‘#Star Wars’ fan. After years of believing that ‘Revenge of the Sith’ would be the last ‘Star Wars’ film we would get, the purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012 opened the door for further expansion of this franchise in the form of new films, books, comics, video games and more. Additionally, this franchise is celebrated yearly at the Star Wars Celebration which recently came to a close and we got new information and reveals about what we can expect in the future of ‘Star Wars’..
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer and Poster
Undoubtedly, ‘The Last Jedi’ panel was the most anticipated at this convention and it did not disappoint. Obviously, we got our first teaser trailer (which was great by the way) at the very end of the panel but we also learned more from Daisy Ridley about how Rey’s expectations of Luke Skywalker might not be met.
We also got a new character announcement in the form of maintenance worker Rose who will be played by Kelly Marie-Tran. Something which was a bit of a surprise was the showing of a striking poster for ‘#The Last Jedi’ which harkened back to the posters of the Original Trilogy.
There was plenty at this panel for the fans to get excited about for this next installment in the episodic saga.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4
The biggest revelation which came out of this panel was Dave Filoni’s announcement that Season 4 of ‘#Star Wars Rebels’ will be the last in the series. While not a huge surprise due to how close Rebels is in the timeline to ‘Rogue One’ and ‘A New Hope’, it was nonetheless sad to hear that a show which is beloved by so many is coming to an end.
Additionally, we learnt that Katee Sackhoff will reprise her role as Bo Katan-Kryze for Season 4 and we got a trailer for Season 4 which had a very dark and ominous tone. Those who were lucky to attend the panel were treated to the first episode of Season 4 and it received high praise which just builds the anticipation for this final season of Rebels.
Details on 'Star Wars Battlefront II'
It is fair to say that, to a lot of people, "Star Wars Battlefront" was a disappoint when it came out in 2015. However, it seems like Lucasfilm, EA and the other studios behind that game have learned from past mistakes and, from what we saw in this panel, Battlefront II is set to be a great video game.
We saw a visually stunning and cinematic trailer for a game which will have a single-player campaign that will take place between the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’. In another panel, we were told that a future book titled Inferno Squad will serve as a prequel to Battlefront II which shows just how important story will be to this game. Oh, and space battles are back which is brilliant.