The Countdown is on for the arrival of the latest Star Wars movie

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As the excitement builds for the release of the latest in the Star wars movie, The Last Jedi, we take a look at everything that we know happened since the Return of the Jedi over 30 years ago…

There’s still so much left undiscovered—especially thanks to the fact that much of the information released so far falls into two camps: The period immediately after Return of the Jedi, chronicling the continued fall of the Empire, and the events which set up the galaxy we see in The Force Awakens, over a handful of years before the events of the movie.

But if you’ve not been keeping up with the utter behemoth that’s the tie-in universe of Star Wars media, there’s an awful lot to dig through. Here’s everything you need to know about the major events of Star Wars’ post-Return of the Jedi history, as well the source material that covered those events, in case you want to explore them for yourselves.

James Whitbrook of io9 Gizmodo give us a detailed timeline that will have you right up to speed in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arriving on our screens…

For simplicity’s sake, we’ll be using the standard Star Wars “BBY/ABY” calendar, which simply refers to “Before the Battle of Yavin/After the Battle of Yavin”—a.k.a the events of A New Hope. Return of the Jedi is set four years after A New Hope, so it took place in 4 ABY, The Force Awakens occurred in 34 ABY, and so on…. read more


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