Star Wars: 22 Facts You Need to Know from Celebration 2019

We went to Star Wars Celebration and learned a lot about all the new projects coming to the galaxy far, far away! Here's all the big news...

Star Wars Celebration 2019 brought all corners of the Star Wars universe under one roof for a weekend of news, trailers, and surprises from the galaxy far, far away. This year, all eyes were on Episode IX, which was the focus of the convention’s first big panel. Besides appearances from the cast and crew, we finally learned the movie’s official title and watched the first bit of footage. The trailer was absolutely gorgeous and full of crazy teases!

We also got news regarding The Mandalorian, the new Star Wars live-action series, as well as The Clone Wars season 7 and Jedi: Fallen Order. Plus, much more!

Here’s everything we learned at Star Wars Celebration Chicago:

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

1) Star Wars Episode IX is officially called The Rise of Skywalker! We broke down the trailer right here!

2) We attended the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker panel and learned quite a few things about the movie. Here are 12 facts you need to know about the movie. 

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3) Okay, it’s speculation time: we made some predictions about the plot of Episode IX.

4) The Rise of Skywalker reveal has us wondering one thing: should Rey become a Skywalker? We don’t think so. 

5) Episode IX could pull some inspiration from a classic Star Wars comic. Here’s why you should go back and read Dark Empire.

6) Speaking of Dark Empire, the Emperor’s return in Episode IX could have huge repercussions for Rey. Here’s how.

7) Lando is back for The Rise of Skywalker! Here are the other heroes that might be joining him in the Resistance. 

8) Star Wars movies are going on hiatus after the release of Episode IXaccording to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. 

Listen to us talking about the Episode IX trailer on the Den of Geek Podcast:

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian

9) The Mandalorian will premiere in November! Here are all the details.

10) We got our first bit of footage from The Mandalorian, but it wasn’t shown to the public outside of the Celebration Stage. Don’t worry, though. We were at the panel and have a breakdown of the footage here.

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Star Wars: Cassian Andor Series

11) Alan Tudyk will join Diego Luna in the Cassian Andor live-action series. Read more here.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

12) Want to watch three clips and a new trailer from The Clone Wars season 7? Here you go!

13) One of the stories the new season of The Clone Wars will cover is the Siege of Mandalore. Here’s why the Siege is so important to Star Wars history.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

14) Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which hits shelves in November, looks AMAZING! Here are all the details.

15) Want to know more about the Second Sister, the villain of Jedi: Fallen Order? We’ve got the answers.

16) Amy Hennig, former creative director at Visceral Games, the studio behind the canceled “Project Ragtag,” has some thoughts about Jedi: Fallen Order.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal

17) We learned more about Vader Immortal, the new VR experience from ILMxLab. Here’s everything you need to know!

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

18) There’s something Knights of the Old Republic-related in the works, according to Kathleen Kennedy. Here’s what she had to say.

19) Wish Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 had happened? Here’s more info on the game that almost was.

20) Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting its first major expansion in three years. Here are the details on “Onslaught.”

More Star Wars Games!

21) The Nintendo Switch is getting its first Star Wars game later this year! Check out more info here.

22) Love the Lego Star Wars games? There’s a new installment in the works!

John Saavedra is an associate editor at Den of Geek. Read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9