What we now know about the new 'Star Wars' movie universe

April 19, 2015 9:26 PM

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If you thought the Star Wars movie universe was expansive before, it’s grown a whole lot since Thursday at Star Wars Celebration when Disney/Lucasfilm dropped a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Which quite impressively had 88 million views in the first 24 hours.) The new movie will continue the story past the events of 1982’s sixth episode, Return of the Jedi, but we’re also going to get stand-alone films (now with a new “Anthology” label) to flesh out that galaxy far, far away. The first: director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, which had its own little Celebration panel on Sunday.

So many movies, so many of us Star Wars nerds excited about what’s to come. While we’re eagerly waiting for December to welcome Han and Chewie home to the big screen again, here is what’s known about the upcoming movies and how they fit into the whole saga.

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