Star Wars has been a massive franchise for a couple of decades. With all the new (upcoming) movies, it might create some confusion for the timeline.
As a fan, I’m happy we are getting this expanded universe. There are so many stories to discover. I know it is a goldmine for Disney, but I do not mind as long as we receive good movies and tv shows.
This guide will lead you through the Star Wars Timeline. Also taking TV shows into consideration!
From start to end!
The Phantom Menace
The first movie to set off the Star Wars timeline. There was a time before Darth Vader when he was still just a child named Annakin Skywalker.
We are also introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, and R2-D2. The existence of the Sith is revealed, together with a sith lord named “Darth Maul.”
Attack of The Clones
Anakin Skywalker is 20 years old in “Attack of The Clones.” We get to see his first glimpse of the dark side after his mother got murdered.
Another major event is Anakin and Padmé getting married in secret.
This movie kicks off the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Separatists. The first creation of the Clone army has been put to use.
The Clone Wars
The animated TV show takes place between “Attack of The Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”
This is also an introduction to fan-Favorite Ahsoka Tano, a new Jedi Apprentice under Anakin. Yes, he had an apprentice, and it is considered to be canon!
The return of a presumed-dead character: Darth maul is back! And he talks!
Revenge of the Sith
The last of the prequels! Anakin becomes desperate to save his beloved Padmé. He is willing to go be part of the Dark side to rescue her.
With Anakin turning over, the Empire’s creation is in order. Order 66 is activated to destroy the Jedi Order.
Obi-Wan fights Anakin in the ultimate face-off on Mustafar.
After Anakin’s defeat and injury, he becomes Darth Vader, the iconic villain!
The story about Han Solo. Not only the story about Han but also one of the unique friendship between him and Chewbacca.
Star Wars Rebels
Another Animated TV show on this list!
Meet new characters like Kanan and Ezra. Kanan is one of the last Jedi survivors and is fighting the Empire with a small group of Rebels.
Yen and her rebels are trying to steal the “Death Star plan” to discover its weakness. These plans were crucial for the destruction of the “Death Star” in “A New Hope.”
A New Hope
The start of it all. A New Hope sets the massive Star Wars franchise of, now loved by many fans.
Luke Skywalker join forces with Obi-wan Kenobi to save the galaxy from the Empire.
The Empire strikes back
Luke begins his Jedi training with Yoda. He is taking his first steps in becoming a true Jedi.
The most famous Star Wars quote ever:
No, I am your father!
The Return of the Jedi
The rebels are dispatched to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke wants to convince Darth Vader to come back from the dark side.
This the end of an epic trilogy.
Disney+ brand new TV show takes place between the original trilogy and the latest trilogy “Age of resistance.”
IMDB: The travails of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.
The latest animated TV show takes place during the newest trilogy. Because it consists of multiple episodes, this has been spread on the “Star Wars Timeline.”
The Force Awakens
A new threat arises, three decades after the Empire defeat. Rey and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, team up in the search for Luke Skywalker.
The Last Jedi
Rey is training under Luke Skywalker to learn about the Jedi ways. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
The Rise of Skywalker
The last movie of the Skywalker Saga.
The surviving members of the Resistance are facing the First Order once again, but there is a more significant threat. Palpatine has returned from death.
I will keep this Star Wars Timeline up to date with every new movie. If Disney announces a new film, I will add it to the list.
LAST UPDATE: 30 March 2020