Skywalker Saga

‘The circle is now complete …’

Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of space fantasy highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.

Explore our coverage of the core Skywalker Saga films:

Nerdvana’s Episode 7 Days of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (12/12/2015) - Every generation has a legend...
Nerdvana’s Episode 7 Days of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (12/13/2015) - Attack of the Clones is the epic splash page we all pictured in our heads when the prequels were just a long-forgotten rumor that was never going to happen.
Nerdvana’s Episode 7 Days of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (12/14/2015) - "You were the Chosen One!"
Nerdvana’s Episode 7 Days of Star Wars: A New Hope (12/15/2015) - In the summer of 1977 I was witness to what was probably the biggest paradigm shift in popular culture that has ever occurred - Star Wars: A New Hope.
Nerdvana’s Episode 7 Days of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (12/17/2015) - "I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Space opera done right (spoiler-free review) (12/18/2015) - With The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams shoots for the stars and delivers a film that should win new fans and appease Star Wars aficionados of every generation.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Force is strong with this one … (12/12/2017) - Mostly what you need to know is... Star Wars: The Last Jedi is awesome! Go see it as soon as possible!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (12/18/2019) - Long haver you waited ... to read our spoiler-free Rise of Skywalker review. It is your destiny!

‘The Saga will end. The story lives forever.’

The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of the nine-film Skywalker Saga, but that doesn’t mean the end of Star Wars. More movies are on the way, and both live-action and animated TV series on Disney+ will explore adventures in A Galaxy Far, Far Away alongside original novels, comics books and interactive video games. Nerdvana brings you the latest news here:

‘Solo’ joins Star Wars movie library on Disney+ July 10 3 days ago - Solo on Disney+? Punch it, Chewie!
Star Wars Episode I Racer is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 Start your pod engines! Star Wars Episode I: Racer re-release is finally here 2 weeks ago - The re-release of the Nintendo 64 game Star Wars Episode I: Racer has crossed the finish line at last.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga New Star Wars LEGO sets will interact with Skywalker Saga video game (6/17/2020) - The new LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game will have several companion LEGO sets it can interact with.
Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Day 2 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim rescheduled for 2022 (6/15/2020) - Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, planned for the last weekend in August this year, has been officially canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The official Star Wars event will return to the Anaheim Convention Center instead two years later — on Aug. 18-21, 2022. “At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and […]
Star Wars Squadrons reveal Watch the Star Wars: Squadrons reveal and gameplay trailers (6/15/2020) - Star Wars: Squadrons is coming Oct. 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge Jedi Temple Challenge, with first black Star Wars lead Ahmed Best, premieres (6/10/2020) - Watch the new, action-packed game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge!
Master and Apprentice Here is your Disney-approved Star Wars books canon (5/29/2020) - It can be hard to keep track of which Star Wars books are "canon" now and which ones aren't.
Star Wars Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Batuu comes to virtual reality in Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge (5/28/2020) - Tales From the Galaxy's Edge brings a new Star Wars world to virtual reality gaming.
Ezra Bridger returns Star Wars Rebels season 3 Manga adaptations of Star Wars Rebels, Leia: Princess of Alderaan coming to U.S. (5/15/2020) - Yen Press will publish Star Wars manga adaptions of the TV series Rebels and the young-adult novel Leia - Princess of Alderaan.
The Mandalorian Taika Waititi droid Taika Waititi to direct, co-write Star Wars movie; Leslye Headland running Disney+ series (5/4/2020) - Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new Star Wars theatrical feature film.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga First look at LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga key art (5/4/2020) - Key art for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been released.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Clone Wars is George Lucas’ Star Wars at its most visionary (5/4/2020) - George Lucas didn't get to finish The Clone Wars, but it remains a testament to the Star Wars creator's vision in all its varied forms.
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker trailer hints at return of the dark side’s ‘greatest evil’ (4/12/2019) - Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi and the prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III), appears to be returning for the final chapter of the main Star Wars saga -- Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker.
Emperor looms over Rey and Kylo Ren’s showdown in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster (8/24/2019) - Check out the new poster for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker that was revealed Saturday at Disney's D23 Expo presentation.
‘Your journey nears its end.’ Watch the D23 Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ‘Special Look’ teaser (8/26/2019) - Watch the D23 Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker "Special Look" teaser.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets go on sale, as intense final trailer premieres (10/21/2019) - Ticket sales and a final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker landed during the NFL's Monday Night Football.
Dolby Cinema exclusive poster shows red-trimmed Star Destroyers bearing down on a lone Resistance X-Wing (11/19/2019) - Check out the Dolby Cinema exclusive Star Wars: Episode IX -- the Rise of Skywalker poster.
‘They fly now’: First Order Jetpack Troopers pursue Resistance heroes in first Rise of Skywalker clip (11/25/2019) - The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker clip has been released, and it looks like we're in for a good, old-fashioned chase sequence!
Watch ‘The Evolution of the Stormtrooper’ (11/27/2019) - Lucasfilm hosts a most impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper.
Spoilery Rise of Skywalker clip teases the source of Kylo Ren’s demons (12/12/2019) - Kylo Ren confronts his demons in a spoilery new Rise of Skywalker clip.
SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (12/18/2019) - Long haver you waited ... to read our spoiler-free Rise of Skywalker review. It is your destiny!
Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (12/19/2019) - Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.
Star Wars prequel anthem ‘Duel of the Fates’ featured in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ TV spot, but missing from film (12/21/2019) - A TV spot for The Rise of Skywalker featured the rousing chorus of "Duel of the Fates" - battle hymn of the Star Wars prequels. But did it make the final cut?
Did you know? Star Wars hero Wedge Antilles is in Rogue One and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (12/22/2019) - Wedge Antilles has a part in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, despite actor Denis Lawson's famous refusal to return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
The Rise of Skywalker nominated for 3 Academy Awards (1/13/2020) - Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker received Oscar nominations for best visual effects, best score and best sound editing.
HEY HEYYY! Meet Babu Frik, Star Wars’ newest cute alien, in Rise of Skywalker clip (1/16/2020) - Meet dimunitive droidsmith Babu Frik in this extended scene from Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. HEY HEYYY!
Read a dark encounter from The Rise of Skywalker novelization cut from the final movie (2/18/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker novelization expands upon Kylo Ren's rampage across Mustafar.
Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray/DVD coming March 31; digital March 17 (2/19/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray is coming March 31, two weeks after the film's digital release.
Frozen 2 comes to Disney+ 3 months early; The Rise of Skywalker now for sale digitally (3/13/2020) - Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15.
The Rise of Skywalker comes to Disney+ streaming (4/27/2020) - The final chapter of the Skywalker saga will begin streaming two months early on Disney+

EXPLORE CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS:

Classic Comic Cover Corner: Star Wars #7 (No, not that one!) (1/27/2013) - With very little direction from Lucas’ then fledgling film company, Marvel Comics took the first step towards expanding the Star Wars universe with Star Wars #7.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #13 (4/13/2014) - It was announced a few days ago that the seven-foot tall and 70-year-old actor, Peter Mayhew, would be reprising his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII...
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Howard the Duck #23 (11/16/2014) - Gene Colan gave us the classic Star Wars film poster as it might have been if George Lucas had found Howard a decade earlier.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #9 (1/18/2015) - They say the future ain’t what it used to be, but as the Star Wars expanded universe returns to Marvel Comics, the past is no longer what it used to be either.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1 (9/6/2015) - Did you know that when Marvel initially took on the Star Wars comic book license, George Lucas practically had to beg Stan Lee to buy into it?
Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Phantom Blot #2 (9/20/2015) - A few weeks back, George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar Binks was inspired by Goofy. This makes a lot of sense when you really think about it.

BUY THE BOOK:

Explore the “canon” of official novels that tie into the movies, TV series, comics and video games of the Star Wars universe:

TitleAuthor(s)Release dateAmazon order linkSupport local
A NEW DAWNJohn Jackson MillerSept. 2, 2014https://amzn.to/2QR3hnrhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553391473
TARKINJames LucenoNov. 4, 2014https://amzn.to/2Didb9thttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553392906
HEIR TO THE JEDIKevin HearneMarch 3, 2015https://amzn.to/2KWSlkahttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345544865
LORDS OF THE SITHPaul S. KempApril 28, 2015https://amzn.to/33pL6HWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511454
DARK DISCIPLEChristie GoldenJuly 7, 2015https://amzn.to/2rsPubZhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884959
AFTERMATHChuck WendigSept. 4, 2015https://amzn.to/37EeVrGhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885925
LOST STARSClaudia GraySept. 4, 2015https://amzn.to/2QVV6WShttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484724989
BATTLEFRONT: TWILIGHT COMPANYAlexander FreedNov. 3, 2015https://amzn.to/2pQ08cihttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884768
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film novelization)Alan Dean FosterJan. 15, 2016https://amzn.to/37GdhGchttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966990
BLOODLINEClaudia GrayMay 3, 2016https://amzn.to/34oXMjFhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885260
AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBTChuck WendigJuly 12, 2016https://amzn.to/2OMCVjVhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966952
AHSOKAE.K. JohnstonOct. 11, 2016https://amzn.to/2XNxIfNhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484782316
CATALYST: A ROGUE ONE STORYJames LucenoNov. 15, 2016https://amzn.to/2OoupbWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967003
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (film novelization)Alexander FreedDecember 2016https://amzn.to/2OnrwYDhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780399178474
AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S ENDChuck WendigFeb. 21, 2017https://amzn.to/2DlaZ18https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966983
THRAWNTimothy ZahnApril 11, 2017https://amzn.to/2XO0nRXhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967027
GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLSGreg RuckaMay 2, 2017https://amzn.to/2L0qqjkhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780817
REBEL RISINGBeth RevisMay 2, 2017https://amzn.to/2Dkpq5whttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780831
BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUADChristie GoldenJuly 25, 2017https://amzn.to/2OmuKvEhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796822
PHASMADelilah S. DawsonSept. 1, 2017https://amzn.to/2slfqH3https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796334
LEIA: PRINCESS OF ALDERAANClaudia GraySept. 1, 2017https://amzn.to/34prfKuhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780787
FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW(Anthology)Oct. 3, 2017https://amzn.to/2OTD8Suhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511478
CANTO BIGHT(Anthology)Dec. 5, 2017https://amzn.to/2DgKUQThttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525478768
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (film novelization)Jason FryMarch 6, 2018https://amzn.to/2pSZuuDhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524797133
LAST SHOT: A HAN AND LANDO NOVELDaniel Jose OlderApril 17, 2018https://amzn.to/2qNN1sIhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525622147
MOST WANTEDRae CarsonMay 25, 2018https://amzn.to/2L2Ba0Lhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368016308
THRAWN: ALLIANCESTimothy ZahnJuly 24, 2018https://amzn.to/2sm52ifhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525481287
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: EXPANDED EDITION (film novelization)Mur LaffertySept. 4, 2018https://amzn.to/2Dj7yIrhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984819284
QUEEN’S SHADOWE.K. JohnstonMarch 5, 2019https://amzn.to/2OnM0AFhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368024259
MASTER AND APPRENTICEClaudia GrayApril 16, 2019https://amzn.to/2KXsVmShttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525619376
ALPHABET SQUADRONAlexander FreedJune 11, 2019https://amzn.to/2R51X0vhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984821980
THRAWN: TREASONTimothy ZahnJuly 23, 2019https://amzn.to/33oFhdYhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984820983
STAR WARS MYTHS & FABLESGeorge MannAug. 1, 2019https://amzn.to/2tW4YGxhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368043458
GALAXY’S EDGE: BLACK SPIREDelilah S. DawsonAug. 27, 2019https://amzn.to/33oFsGahttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128381
DOOKU: JEDI LOSTCavan ScottOct. 1, 2019https://amzn.to/2pYcbEEhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157664
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: RESISTANCE REBORNRebecca RoanhorseNov. 5, 2019https://amzn.to/2DkB7cvhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128428
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: FORCE COLLECTORKevin ShinickNov. 19, 2019https://amzn.to/2sjgfjthttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368045582
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (film novelization)Rae CarsonMarch 17, 2020https://amzn.to/2OoI2HWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128404
QUEEN’S PERILE.K. JohnstonJune 2, 2020https://amzn.to/2Oq6MiUhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057141
SHADOW FALL: AN ALPHABET SQUADRON NOVELAlexander FreedJune 23, 2020https://amzn.to/2pYc5Nihttps://bookshop.org/shop/nerdvana
DOCTOR APHRA: AN AUDIOBOOK ORIGINALSarah KuhnJuly 21, 2020https://amzn.to/3ikqEko
STAR WARS DARK LEGENDSGeorge MannJuly 28, 2020https://amzn.to/36Nd03jhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057332
POE DAMERON: FREE FALLAlex SeguraAug. 4, 2020https://amzn.to/2ScWOCuhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368051668
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS — STORIES OF LIGHT AND DARK ANTHOLOGYLou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van EekhoutAug. 25, 2020https://amzn.to/36OzwbUhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057295
THRAWN: THE ASCENDANCY TRILOGY BOOK 1: CHAOS RISINGTimothy ZahnOct. 6, 2020 Sept. 1, 2020https://amzn.to/34uWOmghttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157688
FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK(Anthology)Nov. 10, 2020https://amzn.to/2YMPsdp
THE MANDALORIAN: ORIGINAL NOVELAdam ChristopherFall 2020https://amzn.to/31DG0KS
HIGH REPUBLIC: LIGHT OF THE JEDICharles SouleAug. 25, 2020 Jan. 5, 2021https://amzn.to/32WHZc4https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157718
HIGH REPUBLIC: A TEST OF COURAGEJustina IrelandJan. 5, 2021https://amzn.to/2TFi4lT
HIGH REPUBLIC: INTO THE DARKClaudia GrayOct. 13, 2020 Feb. 2, 2021https://amzn.to/381m5VQhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057288

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REMEMBERING STAR WARS CELEBRATION ORLANDO:

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Day 1 photos and foot woes (4/13/2017) - The first day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 brought fans together for the franchise's 40th anniversary - a lot of them.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster and teaser trailer revealed at Celebration Orlando (4/14/2017) - The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is revealed.
Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Day 2 photos and trailer crush … (4/14/2017) - The long-awaited trailer for The Last Jedi was just part of Friday's scene at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.
Star Wars Rebels’ 4th season will be its last: here’s a look at what’s coming (4/15/2017) - Destinies are revealed in the final season of Star Wars Rebels.
Hera Syndulla is voiced by Vanessa Marshall Star Wars Rebels’ Vanessa Marshall and Dave Filoni on Hera’s journey, Rogue One and general issues (5/6/2017) - Vanessa Marshall describes discovering her Star Wars Rebels character Hera Syndulla was name-checked on the big screen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rex in Rebels. Rex returns in Star Wars Rebels Season 4: ‘Now he can be something greater’ (5/6/2017) - "Rex is like, in a very real way, the common man, the common soldier."