If you are going to the convention (I won’t be), it seems to me all of the action will be around three panels: the 40th anniversary panel, the TLJ one on Friday (safe bet Trailer #1 drops), and the “Rebels” Season 4 sneak peek.
As far as prequel-themed events go, the good news is there are at least a few guests coming: Temuera Morrison was confirmed today, plus Daniel Logan, Ian McDiarmid, Matthew Wood, and Ray Park. Plus there are saga perennials Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew along with the cartoon incarnation of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer. Unless Ewan McGregor is going to sneak in his uncle Denis Lawson’s suitcase, I think that’s likely it.
(As a quick aside, I am SHOCKED Lawson is going to be an autographs guest given his longstanding ennui with all things Star Wars. Papa must need some new shoes. Seriously, I would’ve expected Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, and Natalie Portman to open a kissing booth at a Celebration before I’d ever see Lawson darken the door of a convention.)
The bad news is it doesn’t look like as of yet they’re going to screen any of the prequel films: only Rogue One, the OT, and TFA. While there are still a lot of holes to be filled in the schedule, I have to wonder why they wouldn’t schedule the PT if the others already are (and they could run all three Thursday night). The room was packed every time with each prequel film at SWCA in 2015. I had to sneak in to see ROTS with squinty eyes! So they can’t say nobody came to see the prequels. AOTC’s 15th anniversary is going virtually unnoticed. And there’s nothing about Clone Wars; all of the animation focus is on “Rebels.”
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