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Star Wars Celebration returns to London for 2023

In a Galaxy Not so Far, Far Away, After All, the Star Wars Celebration is set to make a return to London for 2023.

During the closing ceremony of Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim, California, Lucasfilm revealed that the event would be making a glorious return to Europe in 2023. The return in the following year will mark the celebration’s 7 years of absence, with the event last having been in London in 2016. At that time, the celebration was promoting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars Celebration 2023 will coincide with the 40 year anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which came out May 25 1983 in the US, and June 2 in the UK. 

The next Star Wars Celebration will take place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre and will be open from April 7 to 10.

This year the celebration focused mostly on the release of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, bringing back familiar faces such as Ewan McGregor as the titular character, and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Both actors were at the event, as well as newcomer Moses Ingram, who plays Inquisitor Reva, a character sworn to track Obi-Wan down.

However there were plenty of updates and reveals too, from the release date of Andor to the reveal of Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. By the time the celebration happens in London, The Mandalorian Season 3 will have already aired, leaving us with one question: what comes next? It looks like fans will have to wait until April 2023 to find out.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.