By Julie Catherine
Lucasfilm has announced that it will commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2021 with new products, games, publishing offerings, and more. The anniversary celebration is due to kick off mere weeks away in January with a series of special edition product releases.
Details about what the new products are remain unknown, but this announcement’s revelation that we can expect new Star Wars games in 2021 is definitely noteworthy. Rumors of a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order have circulated for months and it’s possible that this is one of the games released to commemorate Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary.
George Lucas founded Lucasfilm in 1971, with the company subsequently becoming incorporated as Lucasfilm Ltd. following the release of Star Wars in 1977. Lucasfilm’s first film was the classic, George Lucas directed American Graffiti, which went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and has since been entered in the U.S. Library of Congress. Since its debut film, Lucasfilm has overseen the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, in addition to other classics like Labyrinth, Willow, and The Land Before Time. In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for an astonishing $4.05 billion and has since overseen the release of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and The Mandalorian, amongst other projects.
It’s great to see Lucasfilm honor its accomplishments and legacy with this 50th anniversary celebration. Stay tuned to Star Wars Holocron for more news about the 50th anniversary Star Wars Projects!
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