The Skywalker saga is complete, the Clone Wars animated series is coming to an end (sort of), and the Mandalorian is almost back for another season, and there will be no release date for Star Wars movies in the near future. And now that we have explored Cassian Andor's adventures in the years leading up to him joining the Rebellion, there has never been a better time to catch back up on all things Star Wars.
What to Watch If George Lucas Releases His Prequel trilogy, Star Wars enthusiasts debated the order in which to watch the series. Now, with animated and live-action spinoffs, the proper way to watch the Star Wars saga is much more complicated. Here are a few different viewing orders to assist you, whether you're a long-time fan who wants to revisit the films and shows or a newbie seeking a Star Wars crash course.
Watching Star Wars in chronological order
This is how the Star Wars universe evolved on the BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) / ABY (After the Battle of Yavin) timeline. It starts with the earliest events and moves forward in time from there. A couple of these may happen simultaneously, but this is not our fault.
Watching Star Wars in Skywalker Saga order
This list draws some of the inspiration from the internet-famous Ernst Rister order that was originally created in a now-deceased forum post. Luke Skywalker is heavily emphasized in the prequel films and shows by viewing the films and shows this way.
This order differs from the Skywalker narrative between Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi, but it gives you a much better understanding for Anakins' heroics during the Clone Wars and sets up his symbolic victory over Emperor Palpatine as you enter the new trilogy.
Watching Star Wars in ... galaxy brain order
This playlist is for people who have seen all of Star Wars enough times and want to mix things up with a truly bizarre experience. It doesnt really complement any one character or storyline as much as the series as a whole. It should help you discover all the minor references from one movie or show and connect them to the next, although youll probably miss a few.
The focus is on the Rebellion in the first few entries. Then, at its lowest point, we switch sides to Anakin to see how he became Darth Vader and how the Empire gained control of the galaxy. After that, we see the Empire crumble in Return of the Jedi and the aftermath in The Mandalorian and the Book of Boba Fett.
The last strange part of this order is repositioning the new trilogy with Han as a more central figure. We see his family struggle in The Force Awakens, and then catch up on his backstory with Solo. This order turns Luke giving Hans lucky dice to Leia in The Last Jedi into a somewhat more significant event, and makes it clear that this is Luke attempting to relieve some of the damage he suffered in the Hans family.
Up until the Battle of Yavin planning meeting, watch A New Hope, watch the whole thing, and return to the rest of the book. This way, Rogue One plays a bit like a heroic flashback for the Rebellion.
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