The hour of high mass rang. It is today in Chicago that opens the 13th Star Wars Celebration , this huge gathering made up of fans dressed mostly in the heroes of the saga galactic, but also actors of different movies. The program of festivities that will span over five days: announcements, news and most importantly, the first details and official images of the episode IX, which will end the third trilogy of the franchise, the most famous in the history of cinema.

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At any lord, all honor, this is Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and J. J. Abrams, already director of the episode VII The awakening of the Force , which will open the ball on Friday 12 April. Nearly a year and a half after the last of The Jedi , the first trailer for the episode IX is expected to be unveiled as well as the title of this last chapter along with some of his displays. Little info has filtered up here if this is that this episode should take place approximately one year after the events of episode VIII. The panel (round table) of the new Star Wars taking place between 11am and noon in Chicago, the trailer should be visible in France between 18h and 19h on Friday.

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Another highly anticipated event: the one, which will take place on Sunday, April 14 (always between 18h and 19h paris time) for around The Mandalorian . It is neither more nor less than the first tv series in the making of real images of the universe Star Wars . At the controls, we find Jon Favreau, the director of the first two Iron Man , for a story that will have the central character, a warrior mandalorian. In the worthy lineage of Jango and Boba Fett, the mandalorian should explore the saga in the course of an adventure that will take place between episode VI ( The return of the Jedi ) and VII ( The awakening of the Force ). This series will be released before the end of the year on Disney +, the platform SVOD type Netflix, Disney will be launching in the course of the year 2019.

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The animation will not be in rest with the presentation of the new episodes of Star Wars: the Clone Wars. Stopped abruptly in 2013 in the middle of season 6, the animated series will return with 12 brand new episodes that will end this saga and make the link with the series that he had succeeded: Star Wars Rebels. there will Be of course the characters of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ashoka Tano. The first images will be unveiled Sunday, April 14, between 22: 30 and 23: 30 French time.

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Also on the menu of this Star Wars Celebration of Chicago, are two new developments that should make a noise. The first is called Star Wars Vader Immortal . A title that evokes Darth Vader, the villain hero, the most famous of the galaxy, which will be the main character of a three-part series shot entirely in virtual reality. This mini-saga should be released next month exclusively on the VR helmet Oculus Quest, the first game system all-in-one designed exclusively for virtual reality. The trailer and the info are expected on Friday 12 April between 20: 30 and 21: 30 French time.

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The second new feature is called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge . Behind the name passe-partout hide the future attractions of the universe Star Wars which will land soon in the Disney parks. As soon as this summer for the Disneyland in Annaheim, California ; and then this fall to the walt disney world in Orlando, Florida. For Disneyland Paris, it may still have to wait until 2020 or even 2021. Fans will be able to nevertheless discover to Chicago a replica of the Millenium Falcon who will hold a central place in future attractions. All the info of the project Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be announced during the panel Saturday between 18h and 19h paris time. As the great feast the Star Wars starts and may the Force be with you!