Timeline

MOVIE RELEASE DATES (U.S.) AT A GLANCE


Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope May 25, 1977
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back May 21, 1980
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi May 25, 1983
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Aug. 15, 2008
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Dec. 18, 2015
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec. 16, 2016
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (alternative reference: Episode VIII) Dec. 15, 2017
Solo: A Star Wars Story May 25, 2018
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker Dec. 20, 2019
● Untitled Movie 1 (David Benioff and D.B Weiss) Dec. 2022
● Untitled Movie 2 (David Benioff and D.B Weiss) Dec. 2024
● Untitled Movie 3 (David Benioff and D.B Weiss) Dec. 2026

SOME KEY DATES IN STAR WARS HISTORY


● March 26, 1904: Joseph J. Campell, American mythologist & writer, is born (d. Oct. 30, 1987). Read more here…

● June 13, 1929: Ralph McQuarrie, conceptual designer & illustrator, is born (d. March 3, 2012) Read more here…

● January 17, 1931: James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader) is born

● February 8, 1932: John Williams, composer & conductor, is born

● July 13, 1942: Harrison Ford (Han Solo) is born

● May 14, 1944: George Lucas, filmmaker & entrepreneur, is born

● Sept. 25, 1951: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) is born

● Oct. 21, 1956: Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) is born (d. 12.27.16)

● 1971: George Lucas begins conceptualizing a Flash Gordon-inspired space fantasy

● April 17, 1973: George Lucas begins first draft of “The Star Wars”

● October 30, 2012: Disney announces deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion USD.

● May 31, 2019: The world’s first Star Wars-themed land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California (May 31, 2019) and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida (August 29, 2019).

LUCASFILM’S OFFICIAL TIMELINE (24 Aug 2019)

The following official Star Wars timeline was revealed by Lucasfilm at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on 24 August 2019:

From beginning to end: Star Wars Episodes I thru IX and all (major) TV shows and animated series to date.

SOME OLDER VISUAL TIMELINES

Star Wars Canon Media Timeline (Graphic Credit: Explosive_Ewok@Reddit)

Source Credit: Hypergeek.com (May 2016)

Source Credit: Hypergeek.com (May 2016)

Timeline-Rebels-TheDisneyDrivenLifeDOTcom

Source Credit: Maria H. @thedisneydrivenlife.com (3 Oct. 2014)