The Official Star Wars Timeline Has Been Revealed. With so many new and exciting Star Wars Stories being released, it can get confusing to know just when a certain story is taking place. This confusion has led to lots of debate online, particularly this week with the release of The Mandalorian on Disney+. One thing is for certain, all these stories take place “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”
Here at Chip and Co. we have some die hard Star Wars fans, myself included, and wanted to clear up any disturbances in the force. Check out the official Star Wars Timeline according to Disney and Lucasfilm:
1.) Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
“Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.”
2.) Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
“Set ten years after the events of “The Phantom Menace,” the Republic continues to be mired in strife and chaos. A separatist movement encompassing hundreds of planets and powerful corporate alliances poses new threats to the galaxy that even the Jedi cannot stem. These moves, long planned by an as yet unrevealed and powerful force, lead to the beginning of the Clone Wars — and the beginning of the end of the Republic.”
3.) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Animated Series)
“The first weekly TV series from Lucasfilm Animation chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other popular characters from the `Star Wars’ universe during the violent Clone Wars, as dwindling numbers of Jedi knights struggle to restore peace.”
4.) Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
“It has been three years since the Clone Wars began. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) rescue Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from General Grievous, the commander of the droid armies, but Grievous escapes. Suspicions are raised within the Jedi Council concerning Chancellor Palpatine, with whom Anakin has formed a bond. Asked to spy on the chancellor, and full of bitterness toward the Jedi Council, Anakin embraces the Dark Side.”
5.) Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series (Live-Action)
During the 2019 D23 Expo it was revealed that Ewan McGregor would be reprising his role as ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ for a currently untitled Star Wars Disney+ series focused on his character. No other details are currently known.
“It wasn’t always going to be a series, not initially. When we first started talking about, that wasn’t really in the cards but everything’s changed so much, so quickly. It’s really exciting that it is now. I’m really into the idea to be able to tell the story over several hours instead of just one hit. I think it’s going to be quite cool.“―Ewan McGregor
6.) Solo: A Star Wars Story
“Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.”
7.) Untitled Cassian Andor Disney+ Series (Live-Action)
During the 2019 D23 Expo it was revealed that Diego Luna would be reprising his role as ‘Cassian Andor’ from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for a currently untitled Star Wars Disney+ series focused on his character. No other details are currently known.
8.) Star Wars Rebels (Animated Series)
“This animated entry in the
Star Wars' franchise fills the gap between the events ofEpisode III’ and `Episode IV’. Imperial forces occupy a remote planet and are ruling – and ruining – its inhabitants’ lives with an iron fist. A clever, disparate crew aboard the starship Ghost takes a stand against the Empire, facing new villains and colourful adversaries as they attempt to ignite a rebellion. The rebels on the Ghost include leader Kanan, ace pilot Hera, feisty heroine Sabine, tough guy Zeb and 14-year-old con artist Ezra.”
9.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
“Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.”
10.) Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
“The Imperial Forces — under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) — hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.”
11.) Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
“The adventure continues in this “Star Wars” sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).”
12.) Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
“Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor.”
13.) The Mandalorian Disney+ Series (Live-Action)
“A lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.”
14.) Star Wars Resistance (Animated Series)
“Young New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited by Resistance Commander Poe Dameron for a secret mission on Colossus — an aircraft refueling station on the ocean planet of Castilon. A misunderstanding causes Kaz to participate in a dangerous race to prove himself. Kaz struggles to maintain his cover as a mechanic and spy as he tries to adjust to this new normal. Kaz’s work as a spy takes him across the known galaxy on adventures with Poe Dameron and their droids, BB-8 and CB-23, as they seek to bring down the First Order.”
15.) Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
“Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens follows Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Han Solo’s search for Luke Skywalker and their fight in the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa and veterans of the Rebel Alliance, against Kylo Ren and the First Order, a successor to the Galactic Empire.”
16.) Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
“Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.”
17.) Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Themed Lands in Disneyland and Walt Disney World)
The rides, attractions, and stories inside Galaxy’s Edge are themed to take place in between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a themed area inspired by the Star Wars franchise, located within Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The area encompasses 14 acres at each park.”
18.) Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
“The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.”
Disney has even release an image via D23 to show exactly when these stories take place over the course of three “Ages”:
- Age of Republic
- Age of Rebellion
- Age of Resistance
We hope you enjoy this post and it helps to clear up any confusion about the many Star Wars Stories.
Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Star Wars and may The Force be with you!
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