Star Wars Celebration: Day 2 Round-up
Still dreaming of being in a galaxy far, far away with all of our fellow Star Wars loving nerds, but here we are… Live stream day 2 was full of fun interviews and panels with legendary actors and creators so here is a short list of what I learned tuning in today!
–A brand new TV show will be debuting titled ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’, an animated series set in the High Republic (height of the Jedi and before the Empire) where young Jedi are taking adventures together while they learn and train in the ways of the Force by Master Yoda, of course. This show will be on Disney+ and Disney Junior in spring 2023. This show will teach the characteristics of teamwork, compassion, friendship, self-discipline, and patience. Inspired by Little Golden Books and 2D animation, this show will be in a category of its own while sticking to the Star Wars characters and feels that we know and love. Kids and parents alike will love this series.
–Lego had many announcements including a new game (The Skywalker Saga), new building sets, and a new animated special coming to Disney+ on August 5 that focuses on Finn and the gang taking a summer vacation! The new sets coming soon are Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter and Obi-Wan and Darth Vader BrickHeadz.
–A new EA game will be released in 2023 titled ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ following the ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ and once again starring Cal Kestis and his trusty droid BD-1!
–The always lovely Ashley Eckstein hosted the 20th Anniversary ‘Attack of the Clones’ panel that surprised guests with a short Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen appearance along with the legendary Antony Daniels and Temuera Morrison. Filled with stories of their time on set and creating this iconically groundbreaking film. Head over to the Star Wars Youtube channel to rewatch all the live panels and interviews!
Things I learned through the Youtube Live Feed today:
- A new novel is being released titled ‘The Princess & The Scoundrel’
- Just like your favorite couple, you can go on your honeymoon aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser. Right now you can enter a contest to win your honeymoon aboard the Galactice Starcruise Walt Disney World. Head over to readstarwars.com to learn more!
- Citizen has 3 new watch designs: Darth Vader, Luke, and The Mandalorian
- Funko Pop is releasing new “re-vamped” designs of Luke and Darth Vader plus a few “older” characters that have been off their shelves for a while.
- 54+ options through star tours
- From Disney Parks:
- New DJ Rex playlist releasing soon as well as music from Gaya (popstar from Galactic Starcruiser)
- More Life Day merchandise will be available for this year’s celebration
- New VR lenses are available on Snapchat thru July 7 and on My Disney Experience
- New stories are coming to Galaxy’s Edge
- Guests will be able to join the Batuu Bounty Hunters Guild, using the new Magicband+ you will be able to to track down some not so nice characters and use a new thermal viewer to look through doorways to find out where they might be hiding
- Starting on May 28th Boba Fett and Fennec Shand just might be around Batuu looking for suspicious individuals and later this year Din Djarin and Grogu will join the hunt too!