Lucasfilm's Star Wars Celebration Panel Trots Out 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Footage, 'Andor,' 'Willow,' 'Indiana Jones' And More
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Lucasfilm's Star Wars Celebration Panel Trots Out 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Footage, 'Andor,' 'Willow,' 'Indiana Jones' And More

Star Wars Celebration returned in-person for its first day of panels and more on Thursday.

Shadow and Act was on hand as things kicked off with a Lucasfilm studio showcase panel, in which the Disney-owned studio brought out the casts for several of its upcoming projects while debuting some exclusive and never-before-seen footage. The panel was hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown.

'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

Hayden Christiansen and Ewan McGregor were greeted with thunderous applause and shouts as they came out to talk about Obi-Wan Kenobi, which launches on Disney+ this Friday.

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McGregor gave love to the prequels, also greeted with just as much thunderous applause and shouts.

“To feel the warmth you have for them has made the experience the most amazing thing,” said McGregor,” noting it “did not feel that way at first.”

And to loud applause, on returning, Christiansen said, “There’s nothing like it. It’s been incredible.”

They were also later joined by Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend and Deborah Chow.

Ingram said on playing an Inquisitor, “It’s been crazy but not as crazy as this [Celebration]..I don’t know how I finessed this!”

'Andor'

During the panel, it was revealed that the show will have 2 seasons and each season will have 12 episodes.

The series takes place prior to the events of Rogue One. It explores a “new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”
Diego Luna returns to the role of Cassian Andor with Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller also starring.

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“When I was filming the film, I was giving every day like it was the last. I didn’t know this was happening,’ said Luna on stage. “I didn’t even know it was possible. And here I am, still talking about Cassian Andor, which I love.”
He also said that he was “excited to be shooting a lot more,” as he learned right along with the audience of the season 2 plans.
Watch the teaser trailer below:

'Willow'

The celebration showcased the new series based on the 1988 film. The series premieres November 30.

It is described as “an epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty.”

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The logline: The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world. 

Warwick Davis appeared on stage to show the trailer with new stars Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz and Erin Kellyman will join the cast.

Watch the trailer below:

'The Mandalorian' and 'Ahsoka'

The Mandalorian creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filloni came out to talk about the series, revealing season 3 will bow in 2023. Select season 3 footage which was not publicly released was also shown to attendees. The footage heavily featured Pedro Pascal as the titular character, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan and Carl Weathers as Greef Carga.

They briefly spoke about Ahsoka, and showed a video from Rosario Dawson who sent a message to the audience as she couldn’t be present due to filming, but as she said in the video, “maybe next time.” Ahsoka will also debut in 2023.

'Skeleton Crew'

Favreau and Filloni brought out Jon Watts and Chris Ford to talk about their Star Wars series that’s in pre-production, revealing that it is titled Skeleton Crew and Jude Law will star. It will bow in 2023 too.

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They revealed the series is a story “about a group of kids about 10 years old from a tiny little planet who accidentally get lost in the Star Wars galaxy. It’s the story of their journey trying to find their way home.”

The duo also clarified “it stars 4 kids, but it is not a kids’ show.”

 

'Indiana Jones'

As a part of a salute for legendary composer John Williams’ birthday, Harrison Ford came out to give him his flowers and also reveal that Indiana Jones 5 from James Mangold is almost done filming and will be released in June 2023.

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