By George Bate and Josh Reilly B.
Star Wars Celebration 2023 is now less than two months away as the event is set to kick off on April 7 in London, England.
As is tradition at Star Wars Celebration, there are expected to be a handful of reveals and announcements relating to the stories currently in production. There’s a vast amount of new upcoming projects to discuss, from The Mandalorian Season 3 to Ahsoka to Skeleton Crew and more.
Another Celebration tradition is, of course, the gathering of a whole host of exciting guests for fans to see. In 2022, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Marie Tran, Billie Lourd, and more joined the lineup. As the next event quickly approaches, the guest lineup is beginning to be assembled. Here is every guest confirmed to appear at Star Wars Celebration 2023.
Ewan McGregor, Andy Serkis, and Ian McDiarmid
In 2022, Ewan McGregor promised that he would return for the next event after having such a positive experience with the first. Now, Obi-Wan Kenobi is back once again at Star Wars Celebration. Andy Serkis also joins him, and is in a unique position having played two high profile characters in live- action. Ian McDiarmid also returns to celebrate his role as Emperor Palpatine. McDiarmid most recently played the villainous Sith Lord in Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+.
Hayden Christensen and Katee Sackhoff
This is where the fun begins. Hayden Christensen returns to Star Wars Celebration months after the iconic reprisal of his character Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker on Disney+. Katee Sackhoff, also a regular on Disney+ in live action and animation, will also appear.
Billy Dee Williams and Rosario Dawson
Lando Calrissian and Ahsoka Tano are two of the most popular characters in this iconic franchise, and the performers for both heroes will be in attendance in London. Billy Dee Williams, who has featured at Celebration in the past, last appeared as Lando in 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Meanwhile, relative franchise newcomer Rosario Dawson, who joined a galaxy far, far away in 2020, will make her first appearance at Celebration this April. Dawson played Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett, and is set to lead her own spin-off series, which is now in post-production.
Giancarlo Esposito, Vivian Lyra Blair, and Indira Varma
The villainous Giancarlo Esposito, who will return as Grand Moff Gideon next month, has been confirmed as a guest for Celebration in April. Joining him are two standouts from last year’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, young Leia Organa herself Vivian Lyra Blair and Tala’s Indira Varma.
Gwendoline Christie, Joonas Suatamo, and Ming-Na Wen
Two sequel trilogy performers and a bounty hunter are also all coming to Celebration. Gwendoline Christie, who played Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, will be in attendance alongside her co-star Joonas Suatamo, who took over from Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. Ming-Na Wen, who is quickly becoming a fan favorite with her role as Fennec Shand, is also slated to appear.
Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, and Dee Bradley Baker
This franchise’s ever present is seemingly C-3PO, so as such, Anthony Daniels himself will return for this upcoming convention alongside Ashley Eckstein, who voiced Ahsoka Tano in animation. Eckstein’s co-stars Matt Lantern and Dee Bradley Baker will also join her.
Aidan Cook, Silas Carson, Matthew Wood
The versatile Aidan Cook will also appear at this year’s Celebration. Cook has played a number of characters in the past few years alone, from Boolio in Episode IX to Two Tubes in Rogue One and Andor. Silas Carson will join him, having played Ki-Adi Mundu and Viceroy Gunray in the prequels. Another prequels alum has been announced in the form of Matthew Wood, a sound designer for Skywalker Sound and talented voice artist. Wood lended his voice to the roles of General Grievous and countless battle droids, among others.
James Arnold Taylor, Mads Mikkelsen, and Denis Lawson
Clone Wars fans rejoice as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi is also a part of this incredible lineup. James Arnold Taylor is confirmed to appear at the event alongside Galen Erso himself, Mads Mikkelsen. The Danish actor left his mark on the franchise with a thrilling and memorable performance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Denis Lawson also joins them, having played Wedge Antillies in the Original and Sequel trilogies.
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 will be held April 7-10, 2023, at ExCeL London in England.