With San Diego Comic Con canceled, is Star Wars Celebration next on the list? It’s a big possibility and one that should happen.
With so much happening in the Star Wars world, Celebration has become a time of sheer excitement. Last year, we got the first trailer for Episode IX as well as a first look at The Mandalorian.
This year’s Celebration would likely focus on the past – looking back on The Rise of Skywalker – while also celebrating all to come.
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However, the likelihood of Celebration happening this year is low – and it shouldn’t happen.
On Friday, the San Diego Comic Con organizers announced the event would be cancelled for the first time in 50 years. Due to COVID-19, large events are closing with stay-at-home orders being issues across most states. In California, there are strict rules about how many people can gather in one place.
Currently, there is no way in knowing just where we will be as a country come July when SDCC was scheduled. While disappointing, it was absolutely the right move because the health and safety of people is most important.
This year’s Star Wars Celebration is schedule to take place August 27-30 in Anaheim, CA, about a full month after San Diego Comic Con.
California governor Gavin Newsom has recommended that events with 250 or more people should be cancelled. Star Wars Celebration would undoubtedly pass that.
If Celebration were to be cancelled, there are ways Disney and Lucasfilm could still bring Star Wars into our homes. Many celebrities and companies have been getting creative with live streaming. Celebration could turn digital for a year.
The biggest disappointments of going all digital would be not being able to see friends you get to see at Celebration, and also the economic impact to the surrounding areas.
The other option is just to it cancel altogether. Celebration is not an annual event, though it wouldn’t be surprising if Disney tried to make it so because there’s a lot of money involved.
It could turn into an event that happens every other year to build the excitement.
Do you think Celebration should be cancelled or postponed?