In May 2022, the biennial celebration of "Star Wars" kicked off in style. Fans from all around the world made their presence felt at the grand saga along with renowned celebrities. From Hayden Christensen, Harrison Ford, Ewan McGregor, Pedro Pascal, Diego Luna, and Rosario Dawson to John Williams and Giancarlo Esposito, countless influential figures accompanied their fans as a massive crowd celebrated the popular franchise.
However, it is pertinent to note here the grand gathering of "Star Wars" is celebrated every two years but this 2022 event was somewhat unusual. To begin with, the grand gathering of fans and influential people worldwide was orchestrated after a three-year absence since it had been previously canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, a plethora of fans gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center, California in multifarious colors. Some were costumed in armor while others mimicked the hairstyle of Padme Amidala. As is the case in most "Star Wars" conventions, custom-made lightsabers in the hands of thousands of fans is pretty much a given.
To mark the event the Anaheim Convention Center was decorated in heterogeneous colors. The main center advertised the Disney + streaming service of "Star Wars" and as the celebration kicked off, fans were ecstatic at the prospect of seeing their favorite actors and celebrities' live performances.
The Opening of the Four-Day Star Wars Event Was Dramatic
Thursday marked the grand opening of the Star Wars Celebration 2022. It was marked by the intoxicating “Hello There!” chant of McGregor (which has been associated with his character for a long time ) and the outstanding choral performance of Williams. The musician performed "Duel of the Fates," as a crowd of drooling fans cheered him on.
Following the grand opening, McGregor took the stage and addressed the massive crowd. “For the last couple of years, we have been overwhelmed and amazed by the support and love from you guys,” the Scottish actor told the crowd, hinting at the popular TV show, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
McGregor went on to admit that although the franchise did have its low points initially, when things did start coming together and the fans got to experience new episodes, content, and storylines, it was wholesome. He finished off his speech by thanking the "Star Wars" fanbase for their love, warmth, and support over the years as the crowd rocked the Anaheim Center with its ecstatic cheers.