Star Wars Celebration TV Announcements

Another major panel at Star Wars Celebration offered glimpses into upcoming Disney+ projects. A full Ahsoka trailer was released, Skeleton Crew got more cast announcements, and The Acolyte got a logo and cast appearance. We also got updates on the upcoming season of Andor; it’s halfway through filming and should be done in August for a late summer 2024 premiere. Check out Ahsoka’s trailer below:

For the most part, I like this trailer. I’m not satisfied with Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndula; she doesn’t look right and doesn’t sound at all like Vanessa Marshall; I’m aware that Marshall does mostly voice work, but I tend to struggle when they recast the characters in live-action. The Thrawn tease is epic, and the stuff with Ahsoka looks excellent. I’m more okay with Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine; she has the right look, especially in costume. Ray Stevenson looks awesome, and I can’t wait to learn what his schtick is. Obviously, he’s a villain, but is he an Inquisitor? There is a strange gender disparity in that almost every character we see in the clip is female. I try to ignore things like that, but Star Wars has had this weird emphasis on female characters lately when I think a more balanced approach would serve better. Regardless, I can’t wait for this series. I hope it meets the expectations of Ahsoka fans, unlikely as that may be.

I don’t have much to say about Andor because we didn’t get a poster or a trailer. However, I love the show, and I’m glad it’ll be back soon-ish. It’s nice to see the cast together having fun. Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, and Robert Timothy Smith have joined Jude Law in Skeleton Crew. Check out The Acolyte’s new logo:

Star Wars Celebration TV Announcements

That’s all the new information for now, but panels will continue all weekend. I personally LOVED seeing Amandla Stenberg (The Acolyte) dressed as Padmé from Episode II. This was one of my childhood costumes, and I have a soft spot for Padmé, so this may have won a modicum of goodwill from me. 

What do you think about these announcements, SWCE, or anything else Star Wars? Let us know in the comments!

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