The Biggest News From Star Wars Celebration 2017: Trailers, Games, And Cosplay

Star Wars Celebration is going on this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and there are a lot of announcements. If you want to stay up-to-date on everything happening in the film, TV, and video game realms of Star Wars, check out this story, which we’ll update throughout the event with all of the show’s biggest stories!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Of course, the biggest news for the entire Star Wars event was the trailer for Episode 8: The Last Jedi. But beyond getting a first look at the movie, here’s what else we learned.

  • The Last Jedi’s poster looks suitably epic and menacing.
  • To prepare for the trailer, we played a bunch of classic Star Wars games; watch the lead-up and our editors’ live reaction of the reveal.
  • Our in-depth scene-by-scene breakdown of the trailer reveals a few things you might’ve missed.
  • Despite earlier reports, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy clarified that, although the recently departed Carrie Fisher will have a part in The Last Jedi, she will not be in Episode 9.

Star Wars Animated Shows

  • Watch the full trailer for the next season of Star Wars Rebels here, and also read up on details about a new character played by Warwick Davis.
  • Sadly, it looks like Season 4 will be the final season of Star Wars Rebels, according to the series’ director.
  • In happier news, there’s a new animated series on the way called Forces of Destiny.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

A slightly condensed version of the trailer may have leaked a few days early, but you can now watch the full-length Battlefront II reveal trailer. Other details we learned about the game included:

  • The release date is November 17.
  • In addition to taking on the role of Imperial officer Iden Versio, you’ll also be able to play as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.

Fan Events and Other News

  • Carrie Fisher was giving a emotional and beautiful tribute at the show.
  • Here’s the best cosplay from Star Wars Celebration–people take a lot of liberties with the traditional Storm Trooper outfit.
  • Sideshow Collectibles has some very detailed Rouge One figurines.
  • And here’s a collection of Sideshow Collectibles bounty hunter figurines.



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