Here’s What’s Happening at Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Brian Linder
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Star Wars Celebration Orlando is finally here! Fans from around the world have descended on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the ultimate Star Wars experience. Want to know what’s happening? All of the biggest panels are being live-streaming, so you’ll able to watch them right here (and on YouTube) starting Thursday morning.

Here are the five biggest things happening at Star Wars Celebration Orlando:

“40 Years of Star Wars” Panel

Hayden Christensen will take the stage at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

Three generations of Star Wars cast join host Warwick Davis and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy for an unprecedented celebration of the Star Wars saga. Confirmed guests include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Panel

Friday, April 14 – 11AM ET

This the big one! Star Wars: The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson will join Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy on stage to give fans their first look at the next installment in the epic space franchise. We’re expecting the first trailer for the movie to be screened for fans — it should drop online in real-time. Johnson and Kennedy may also treat fans to some other big Last Jedi first-looks/reveals. And don’t be surprised if a few cast members pop in, too.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Panel

Saturday, April 15 – 11AM ET

Find out what's next for Rebels at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and quintessential fedora-wearer Dave Filoni gives fans a sneak peek at the anticipated fourth season of the Disney XD animated series. Expect answers to key questions about the future of the Ghost crew, and teases of what’s to come.

Star Wars: Battlefront II Panel

Saturday, April 15 – 2:30PM ET

Creators DICE, Criterion, and Motive will take the stage to give us our first EXTENDED look — yes, some stuff leaked early — at the anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront II. Fans should expect a trailer and more.

More Star Wars Fun and Surprises

All Weekend

Fan group fun at Star Wars Celebration.

Panels are a big deal, but they aren’t the only thing happening at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. There’s amazing Star Wars cosplay — including fan costuming organizations like the 501st Legion and Mandalorian Mercs — along with an exhibit hall full of awesome Star Wars products. And you can count on more unexpected surprises all weekend long.

Brian Linder
Brian is a Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM via IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite and co-created the movie site, FilmForce, acquired by IGN in 2006. He's a fan of space operas and superheroes.
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