Star Wars: Things we’re looking forward to in 2019

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In 2019, Star Wars fans of all tastes and ages are getting something they can hardly wait for. Here at Dark Side of the Force, we’re excited about all of it – each of us for different reasons.

This might be the biggest and busiest year Star Wars has ever had in its four-decade flight. From Disney parks to TV shows, new stories and familiar characters, we’re getting a little bit of everything. And we at Dork Side of the Force can hardly wait.

While I’m looking forward to Celebration and all the books and comics that will expand this universe, honestly, the conclusion to the Skywalker saga is what excites me the most about Star Wars 2019.

There’s still so much we don’t know about Episode IX, and I’m doing my very best to avoid possible spoilers/rumors. The sequel trilogy has received a lot of criticism, and I agree what we’ve seen so far isn’t perfect, but it holds a very special place in my heart.

The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars movie I ever saw in a theater opening weekend. I’ve seen that unforgettable blue text – “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …” what, a thousand times? But something about seeing that on the big screen before most other people in the world have seen it chokes me up.

These movies – all 10 of them now, unless you include The Clone Wars movie  aren’t just stories. They’re experiences.

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I was a prequel kid, and grew up thinking Jar Jar Binks was alright and Attack of the Clones was a decent movie (it’s definitely at the bottom of my favorites now, for obvious reasons). To me, it isn’t the movies themselves that matter most. It’s who you watch them with, the parts you laugh at together, the parts you dissect together on the way home from the theater.

I might be more excited for the first full trailer than anything else, though. My brother and I have spent hours pouring over the last two trying to figure out what might be going on. I love that. Star Wars movies are amazing to me because they exist outside of a screen as soon as you start talking with people about them. They live on long after the credits roll.

So no matter how all this ends, I’m counting down the days. No, really – I have a countdown going on my phone. 353 days to go!

Now, let’s here from some other Dork Siders and what they’re looking forward to most in 2019.