Expanded Star Wars Timeline Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

This history of Star Wars got a little bit bigger at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. With the announcement of three new movies, the timeline for the history of Star Wars has been expanded. The expansion moves Star Wars history further forward, and also further back.

While the history of Star Wars currently is expanding about 15 years after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with a new movie based on Rey rebuilding the Jedi Order, the expansion into the past is quite more substantial. Another new movie goes back about 25,000 years from events that are currently found in movies and looks at the origin of The Force and the Jedi.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy shared a look at how the different eras of Star Wars will be defined moving forward with the addition of these new pieces of history of a galaxy far, far away. This new timeline begins with Dawn of the Jedi, and continues on with the Old Republic, High Republic, Fall of the Jedi, Reign of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, New Republic, Rise of the First Order, and finally comes to the New Jedi Order.

Dawn of the Jedi

The earliest era in the history of Star Wars now is Dawn of the Jedi. This is a new film that is to be directed by Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold. The yet-to-be-titled movie will be a “biblical epic” about the emergence of the Force and with it, the first Jedi. It will take place around 25,000 years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.

The Old Republic

This era really has not been explored since Disney purchase Lucasfilm. It is most know from BioWare’s Knights of the Old Republic series and The Old Republic MMO. However, nothing official has been announced for this era in Star Wars history at this point. The fact that it is being acknowledged is a big step for future stories to come from this era.

The High Republic

The High Republic has been explored in recent years by a series of books and comics that tell about the last Golden Age of the Jedi. This era comes before things get lax and a pathway for Palpatine opens. Beyond being explored by novels and comics, the upcoming series The Acolyte will be exploring this era as well.

Fall of the Jedi

The Fall of the Jedi is chronicled during the events of the prequel series of Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This sees Palpatine come from the shadows and take control of the Republic as the Jedi Order collapses. It culminates with Order 66 and the rise of Darth Vader. More stories of this era can be found in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, books, and other media.

Age of Rebellion

Age of Rebellion is most recognizable as the events of the original Star Wars movies. However, there are other stories to be found during this era as well that are told in Star Wars: Rebels, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and another stories told on multiple platforms and media. It culminates with the fall of the Empire.

The New Republic

The New Republic takes place between the original Star Wars trilogy and the sequel trilogy. Some of the moments during this era can be found in the events of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and soon Ahsoka. There are also other stories to be found with stories of this era.

Rise of The First Order

The Rise of the First Order is most obviously seen in the sequel Star Wars trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Just as the First Order appears to be reaching its pinnacle of power, however, it falls. Along with the three movies of this era, there are other stories to be found in other media.

New Jedi Order

New Jedi Order will be taking place after the events of the sequel trilogy. All that is known about it at this point is that Rey will be working to building a new Jedi Order. This will include a movie that stars Daisy Ridley and will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. This specific untitled-movie will be taking place about 15 years after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The eras shown above define the big picture eras of the Star Wars. Some of these eras have more history that is known with stories that have been told than others. The others have plenty of room for new stories to be told. It appears that this is just the beginning of opening up some doors to a lot of potential stories to be told in the Star Wars universe.

What era are you most looking forward to getting more Star Wars stories from? Of the announced new stories that are coming, what are you most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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