With Star Wars Celebration less then two months away, Star Wars fans around the galaxy are getting excited. To add to this excitement the last couple weeks have been full of guest announcements of Star Wars personalities that will be making an appearance at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on April 11th – 15th. Here are a few of the names we know from those announcements.
Original Trilogy Headliners
Peter Mayhew, the actor that gave us our favorite Wookiee Chewbacca, will be returning to Star Wars Celebration this year. Mayhew will be joining other greats from the original trilogy. The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) and
Moff Jerjerrod, commander of the second Death Star (Michael Pennington) will also be making an appearance. Joining the crew from the original Trilogy will be John Ratzenberger and Warwick Davis. Davis will be one of the hosts for Celebration.
Prequel Headliners at Star Wars Celebration
We also have had several other Star Wars guests that have been confirmed for Celebration as well for the Topps autograph area. Daniel Logan, who brought us young Boba Fett will be there with the father of all the clones, Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett and Commander Cody in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
For fans of Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars and the Resistance you won’t be disappointed. Ashley Eckstein, who played Ahsoka Tano – Anakin’s apprentice in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and returned in Star Wars Rebels will be there. Also from Rebels, Vanessa Marshall who played Hera Syndulla will be in attendance as well. Donald Faison, the actor behind the Rodian ace pilot Hype Fazon on Star Wars Resistance, and Jason Isaacs, the voice of the Grand Inquisitor on Star Wars Rebels are just a few of the voice actors that will be there.
This all comes on the heels of prior announcements that told us Joonas Suotamo, the actor behind Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, will appear as well. Add to the growing list Greg Grunberg, who played Snap Wexley in The Force Awakens. Joining them will be Paul Kasey, who played Admiral Raddus and Ian McElhinney who played General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Puppeteer Dave Chapman who helped bring BB-8, Rio Durant and Lady Proxima to life will be there as well.
These are just a few of the Star Wars personalities that have been announced and there are more to come. You can see the whole list at the official Star Wars Celebration page. What guests are you most excited to see so far? What guests would you like to see added? Let us know what you think by hitting us up on twitter @thathashtagshow or myself at @starwarsnerd574. Cant wait to see you all in Chicago in April.