Journey Through the Star Wars Timeline

December 6th, 2019Journey Through the Star Wars Timeline

From the very beginning of STAR WARS, George Lucas envisioned an epic tale which would span across multiple feature films, even at a time long before sequels were any kind of guarantee. Shortly after the shocking success of A NEW HOPE in 1977, Lucas confirmed he had an expanded narrative planned, with a predicted completion date of 2001.

The franchise is nearly 20 years behind on that prediction, but it's now set to be completed with STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER arriving in theatres worldwide on December 20.

Audiences have been on a long journey with the franchise, complicated by the fact that the saga began with what turned out to be the fourth chapter. And as a result, it’s totally legitimate to be somewhat confused by the entirety of the timeline. After all, the whole thing is set in a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and even with some significant time jumps between the sequels, the movies have never made it a huge priority to inform fans about the precise amount of time that has passed.

With the Skywalker Saga coming to an end this month with STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, now seems like the perfect time to use our AMC Theatres On Demand service to properly reflect on the full breadth of the STAR WARS franchise, using STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE as year zero.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace Release date: May 19, 1999

Date in Star Wars timeline: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones Release date: May 16, 2002

Date in Star Wars timeline: 10 years after THE PHANTOM MENACE

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge Of The Sith Release date: May 19, 2005

Date in Star Wars timeline: 3 years after ATTACK OF THE CLONES

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Release date: May 25, 2018

Date in Star Wars timeline: Approximately 17 years after REVENGE OF THE SITH

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Release date: December 16, 2016

Date in Star Wars timeline: 19 years after REVENGE OF THE SITH

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope Release date: May 25, 1977

Date in Star Wars timeline: Immediately after ROGUE ONE


Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back Release date: May 21, 1980

Date in Star Wars timeline: 3 years after A NEW HOPE

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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VI — Return Of The Jedi Release date: May 25, 1983

Date in Star Wars timeline: 1 year after THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens Release date: December 18, 2015

Date in Star Wars timeline: 30 years after RETURN OF THE JEDI

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Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi Release date: December 15, 2017

Date in Star Wars timeline: Immediately after THE FORCE AWAKENS

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Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise Of Skywalker Release date: December 20, 2019

Date in Star Wars timeline: 1 year after THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opens in theatres everywhere on December 20.

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