2019 is set to be the biggest year ever for the Star Wars franchise, which makes the next edition of Star Wars Celebration a pretty big deal in its own right. And to get fans hyped for the April event, the festival has now released a vibrant new poster that manages to pack a whole lot of history into a single image, putting several generations of heroes on the left while the various major villains sit on the right.
Moreover, the festival is said offer a generous array of guests, including Celebration newcomer Joonas Suotamo, known for playing Chewbacca in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Also attending will be Sam Witwer, who’s provided the voice of Maul in various animated projects, as well as last year’s Solo in a surprise last-minute cameo.
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So far, so good, but the list of guests certainly doesn’t stop there, with the festival summarizing the rest of the line-up as follows:
“Greg Grunberg, who has brought Resistance X-wing pilot Snap Wexley to the screen in The Force Awakens, will also be there alongside: Dave Chapman, the puppeteer who has helped bring BB-8, Rio Durant, and Lady Proxima to life in the sequel trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story; Greg Proops, who has lent his voice most recently to Star Wars Resistance as Jak Sivrak and Garma, and previously voiced Fode in The Phantom Menace; Paul Kasey, who played Admiral Raddus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Ello Asty in The Force Awakens; Ian McElhinney, who played General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; and Orli Shoshan, Shaak Ti in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.”
Of course, even if you don’t plan on attending Star Wars Celebration, the weekend will likely yield some major developments. Specifically, seeing how the first trailer for The Last Jedi dropped during the event back in 2017, many are expecting this year’s Star Wars: Episode IX to get the same treatment.
On top of that, there’s already been a fair amount of speculation that the festival’s opening day on April 11th could see the release of some footage from The Mandalorian, since the date also happens to coincide with a Disney investor day that will reportedly provide a “first look” at some of the original content coming to Disney Plus. Either way, this is looking to be an especially eventful year for Star Wars Celebration, which you can catch in Chicago from April 11th to the 15th.