While everyone currently has their focus set on this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, ReedPOP has revealed Lucasfilm will soon announce the date and location for the next Star Wars Celebration. The ultimate fan gathering event will skip 2018 and return sometime during 2019.
ReedPOP wrote the following on the official site for Star Wars Celebration:
“Celebration is the official, definitive Star Wars event, with entertainment, interactive experiences and exclusives that can only be found at this Lucasfilm production. They are the ultimate community fan gathering as well, and friends will want to start planning to be together again to commemorate everyone’s favorite saga. The next official Celebration is slated for a location and date soon-to-be announced, in 2019.”
The news itself comes as a bit of a shock as fans were expecting for a Han Solo heavy Celebration as 2018 will see the release of the Untitled Han Solo Story starring Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover which is currently slated for May 25, 2018.
Instead, the next Celebration should fall in time to kick off the marketing campaign for the ninth installment of the Skywalker saga and the final episode in the sequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). Trevorrow is also writing the script with his Jurassic World writing partner Derek Connoly based on a treatment from The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars Celebration as we learn it.