Star Wars in 2018: A Look Back at the Greatness of the Franchise.

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Star Wars in 2018: A Look Back at the Greatness of the Franchise.

This year was filled will many things Star Wars in 2018.  We know all our readers, well most of you anyways, are on the edge of your seats for the anticipated opening of Galaxy’s Edge.  WE are almost there folks!!  The summer and late fall of 2019 will be here before we know it.  While we wait, let’s take a look back at the franchise that we know and love.

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.

Star Wars in 2018: A Look Back at the Greatness of the Franchise.

The Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures are shorts, around a minute long, located on the new and the official Star Wars Kids Youtube channel.  Viewers are first introduced to Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie complete with the original voice dialog.  These animated features exhibit exciting animation and bright colors that help bridge the gap between generations.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

#CloneWarsSaved.  Fans of this animated feature were surprised in 2018 to hear the show will be coming back!  The popular animated feature will be coming back with all new episodes on The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+!  Fans rejoiced as they learned they would be receiving an ending to the unfinished story of Anakin Skywalker and everyone else in the animated feature.

Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars in 2018: A Look Back at the Greatness of the Franchise.

Possibly one of the best highlights for Star Wars in 2018, the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX was revealed!!  The film is set to release in December 2019, but viewers were gifted a treat with the announcement of the cast this year.  The franchise announced Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian, Carrie Fisher will appear using previously unreleased footage for The Force Awakens, and Mark Hamill is back, to name a few!

Star Wars Resistance introduces a new side to the galaxy.

The animated feature, The Star Resistance, introduces fans to a new chapter in storytelling!  Viewers will follow along Kazuda Xiono, a resistance spy, and his friends Neeku and Tam.  The animation focuses on the average denizens of the galaxy far away, their daily struggles, and what happens when the first order begins to gain traction!

The Star Wars Show.

The Star Wars Show hosted it’s 100th episode bringing a major milestone for Stars Wars in 2018!  Hosted by Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni, alongside clunky droids, this show brings viewers news, reveals, and whimsy from the heart of Lucasfilm.  Take a look at what the 100th episode brought for viewers as they hosted a spectacular gala, complete with a relatable musical number.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Star Wars in 2018: A Look Back at the Greatness of the Franchise.

Even though there are many memorable moments for Star Wars in 2018, we are going to end by taking a closer look at Galaxy’s Edge.  The most anticipated parks are slated to open Summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and Late Fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort!  In addition to this amazing land, guests are also gearing up for the opening of the Star Wars-themed resort at Walt Disney World.

2019 will be one exciting year!  Even though the franchise for Star Wars in 2018 was beyond exciting for the creators, 2019 will be mind-blowing for fans!  What are you most excited for?  It is a tough call with the next film to be released in December, the land opening, and a new resort hotel!


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