A Relative Timeline of Star Wars Events

Rik Villanueva posted a Star Wars timeline that corresponds with earth years. These aren't the years that these movies actually happened, because we were told right off that it happened "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." It's all about order and perspective. Villanueva apparently used 2019 (the year we saw The Rise of Skywalker) as a starting point and counted back, but some fans are disappointed he didn't use 1977 (when the first Star Wars movie was released) as the anchor year.

While this timeline can be useful, particularly in pegging when The Mandalorian occurs, it still leaves us wondering how Obi-wan Kenobi looked so young when played by Ewan McGregor and so old when played by Alec Guinness. The adventures of the space wizard in Disney's upcoming series may have aged him. That series is supposed to be set ten years after Revenge of the Sith and nine years before A New Hope, which would put it at 1975 in this graph. -via Boing Boing

As I recall from my childhood (pre-prequel days), 5 years passed between A New Hope and Empire Strikes back, then another 5 years passed before Return of the Jedi. In those years, Luke went back to Dagobah to finish his Jedi training, Lando got an undercover job working at Jabba's palace, and and Leia/Chewbacca tracked down Boush and murdered him, just so they could have his outfit.
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