Star Wars super fans have some news to get excited about. The new Galaxy’s Edge coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland aren’t the only highly anticipated event coming. The upcoming Star Wars Celebration will take place in Chicago later this year, and we’ve got a look at some of the appearances scheduled for the event. In addition to the line-up of talent for the festival, we’ve also the celebration’s new exclusive poster art.
Taking place this April, the Star Wars Celebration will feature 5 days of actors, artists, merchandise, panels and more. The convention has become extremely popular with fans and this year is shaping up to be another amazing event. It was just announced that actor Joonas Suotamo, known for playing the beloved character Chewbacca in the most recent films will be making an appearance and meeting fans. The 6-foot-11 Finnish actor took up the mantle of the iconic Wookie for Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and more after the retirement of Peter Mayhew.
In addition to Suotamo, fans can look forward to appearances by Sam Witwer from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels Greg Grunberg from The Force Awakens will be there as well as BB-8 puppeteer Rio Durant and many others from the Star Wars films and television shows.
Also released for the festival is the exclusive Star Wars Celebration Chicago poster art. The beautiful new design features many characters from both sides of the force throughout the history of the film franchise.
Star Wars Celebration 2019 will take place from April 11 to 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Tickets and more info for the event can be found at the official website.
Photo Credit: Star Wars
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