What is the Star Wars movie’s chronological order?
Where does the ‘Solo’ film fit in for example?
Does it come before Rogue One?
Fun Fact: “Phantom Menace” was the name of a villain in the “Flash Gordon” comics. This shouldn’t surprise too many people as George Lucas has often cited Flash Gordon as one of his inspirations for making the original Star Wars.
Fun Fact: When Anakin is slaughtering the Tusken Raider in Attack of the Clones, Qui-Gon’s voice can be heard in the background yelling “Anakin! Anakin!”.
This is no accident as Qui-Gon Jinn’s Force-Ghost was trying to stop Anakin’s rage but clearly failed.
It was the first official Star Wars cartoon movie released in theatres.
The Clone Wars television show fits in between these two films and ties in neatly to the beginning of the Revenge of the Sith timeline, with some events in the final season happening on the same days as key moments in the film.
Fun Fact: The Millennium Falcon is spied landing on Coruscant in Revenge of the Sith. This was prior to Lando or Han Solo owning it!
Fun Fact: This was the first Star Wars movie to not mention the word ‘Jedi’.
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Fun Fact: This is the first Star Wars movie where the title of the movie is said. Bodhi Rook says it, confirming the title of the movie is a call sign.
Fun Fact: the original Star Wars soundtrack remains the highest-grossing non-popular music recording of all-time
The one where it’s so bad, it’s so bad yet still is technically Star Wars canon. A TV movie featuring the original ANH cast getting up to some wild antics. One for trivia enthusiasts only…
Fun Fact: Chewbacca’s father is named Attichitcuk and his wife is called Mallatobuck. His son Lumpy’s proper name is Lumpawarrump. The name Attichitcuk was referred to in the Solo film.
Fun Fact: The classic “The first transport is away!” quote was delivered by Mark Hamill.
Fun Fact: Cindel teaches Wicket to speak English which screws up the moment in ROTJ where Leia teaches Wicket to speak English…
Fun Fact: The witch Charal is a Nightsister. The third season of the Clone Wars introduced them as being Sith Witches from the planet Dathomir.
Fun Fact: David Lynch was originally offered the chance to direct this episode of the series. He turned it down because he believed it was “Lucas’ thing.” He went on to direct the Dune movie instead. It’s actually really interesting how much Frank Herbert’s book influence the original Star Wars script development.
13. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
Fun Fact: The Starkiller base name was inspired by that word being the original last name of Luke Skywalker as found in Lucas’s original scripting.
Fun Fact: When Luke raps Rey over the knuckles with the plant, that’s a call back to when Yoda trained Luke in Empire.
We say watch all of them as you wish, others say the Machete Order is the best way to watch the films.
There has been no word on when the Rian Johnson trilogy will be set (we suspect this trilogy has been quietly canned by Lucasfilm). We suspect whenever it is set, it will be very tangential to the Skywalker saga. We also now know that the film by the guys that did Game of Thrones have left their deal with Lucasfilm and moved onto something with Netflix.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi mini series is moving along into production – it will naturally be set before Rogue One / ANH.
Rogue Squadron is the new stand-alone Star Wars film directed by Patty Jenkins. It has been hinted at but not yet clearly stated that this film will be set POST the events of The Rise of Skywalker.