Next week, Star Wars fans will be in for more news regarding all things in a galaxy far far away than they can possibly handle. That is because Star Wars Celebration London is taking place from July 15 through 17 and there will be tons of panels, exclusives, trailers and announcements made throughout that weekend. Unfortunately, most of us won't be able to make it to London for the event, but fortunately, we can still enjoy a lot of the festivities from the comfort of our own homes.
A recent post on the official Star Wars blog has confirmed that a livestream of many of the weekend's big events, including the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel on July 15, will be provided for fans. The crew from The Star Wars Show, a web series which airs on the Star Wars YouTube channel hosted by Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley, will be hosting the livestream during Star Wars Celebration. Aside from streaming the Rogue One panel, they will also be streaming interviews, additional panels and more.
"The Star Wars Show LIVE, streaming from Star Wars Celebration Europe beginning Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17, will feature celebrity guests, interviews with Star Wars creators, must-see panels, and much more. Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley of The Star Wars Show are set to host, bringing you all the action as it happens."
This news, though very welcomed, shouldn't come as a big surprise to anyone, as the folks at Disney did the same thing last year, which included a livestream of The Force Awakens panel. The Rogue One panel is scheduled for 11 a.m EST on Friday, July 15 and director Gareth Edwards will be in attendance, as well as Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. The panel is also said to include "specials guests," which we can only imagine will include other members of the cast and crew.
Not only will we get to hear Edwards, Kennedy and likely a chunk of the cast discuss the first Star Wars spinoff in great detail, but we also recently learned that a brand-new, full-length Rogue One trailer will be debuting at the event as well, and will be aired on ABC later that night. This will be the first full trailer for Rogue One that we have seen and will also be the first trailer released for the movie since the news of the massive reshoots came to light, and since it was confirmed that Darth Vader would indeed be appearing in the movie. It is a very safe bet that we will be getting at least a Vader tease, if not a full on look at Vader will be in this new Rogue One trailer.
It is unclear if the new Rogue One trailer will be included in the livestream this year, but The Force Awakens trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration last year and was made available immediately for fans to view online. It makes sense that a similar strategy would be employed this year, especially since Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie that will be taking place outside of the episodic timeline. Star Wars Celebration is taking place in London next weekend and Rogue One is set for release on December 16. You can check out the latest episode of The Star Wars Show below for a bit more on the Star Wars Celebration livestream.