What’s in the Star Wars Canon Timeline?


We only include material on this timeline if it is canon. All licensed material beginning in 2015 and moving forward will be part of this timeline. The only pre-2015 material that is currently included is the films, the Clone Wars, and Rebels, novelizations of the films/show, a few story-group approved novels, and Rebels tie-in material.  This timeline includes the following:

  • The Official Films: The original 6 films, and all official films released by Lucasfilm since 2015.
  • Star Wars Television: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and any non-parody animated and live-action shows since then.
  • Books: Any adult and junior novels released since September of 2014, starting with A New Dawn.
  • Comics: Any official canon comics since Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir.
  • Short Stories: Some canon short stories included in various magazines and other outlets.

Where to Start Reading/Watching Star Wars Canon?

Getting into the canon can be daunting, particularly if you have no idea where to start. Thankfully most of the books and comics stand on their own and don’t need much Star Wars knowledge for you to understand what’s going on. If you’re a fan of the new films, we recommend starting with the Aftermath trilogy or Bloodline. Thrawn is another really good book about the origin story of a new character you won’t find in the films. Or you could simply start chronologically and work from there. This timeline basically sums up all of the canon stories and assembles them in an easy-to-follow timeline for your convenience. Enjoy.

How to Use This Star Wars Canon Timeline

For Star Wars canon, you have the following features:

  1. A button that will show pictures for each item. See below.
  2. Titles that link to an expanded page for each item.
  3. Sorting by Title, Series, Media Type, Writer, and Release Date
  4. Filtering by Media Type or Writer.

Feel free to click on individual items to see more information! We hope you enjoy.
The Star Wars Canon Timeline 2.0

#TimeBuyTitleTypeWritersReleased
232 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace1999-05-19
332 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (novel)1999-04-21
522 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, 2002-05-16
822 BBYBuyTCW 2.16 “Cat and Mouse”2010-03-20
1022 BBYBuyThe Clone Wars, , 2008-08-15
922 BBYBuyTCW 1.16 “The Hidden Enemy”2009-02-06
1222 BBYBuyTCW 3.01 “Clone Cadets”2010-09-17
1422 BBYBuyTCW 1.01 “Ambush”2008-10-03
1322 BBYBuyTCW 3.03 “Supply Lines”, 2010-09-24
1522 BBYBuyTCW 1.02 “Rising Malevolence”2008-10-03
1622 BBYBuyTCW 1.03 “Shadow of Malevolence”2008-10-10
1722 BBYBuyTCW 1.04 “Destroy Malevolence”2008-10-17
1822 BBYBuyTCW 1.05 “Rookies”2008-10-24
1922 BBYBuyTCW 1.06 “Downfall of a Droid”2008-11-07
2122 BBYBuyTCW 1.08 “Bombad Jedi”, , 2008-11-21
2222 BBYBuyTCW 1.09 “Cloak of Darkness”2008-12-05
2322 BBYBuyTCW 1.10 “Lair of Grievous”2008-12-12
2422 BBYBuyTCW 1.11 “Dooku Captured”2009-01-02
2622 BBYBuyTCW 1.13 “Jedi Crash”2009-01-16
2722 BBYBuyTCW 1.14 “Defenders of Peace”2009-01-23
2822 BBYBuyTCW 1.15 “Trespass”2009-01-30
2922 BBYBuyTCW 1.17 “Blue Shadow Virus”2009-02-13
3022 BBYBuyTCW 1.18 “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”2009-02-20
3122 BBYBuyTCW 1.19 “Storm Over Ryloth”, , 2009-02-27
3222 BBYBuyTCW 1.20 “Innocents of Ryloth”, 2009-03-06
3322 BBYBuyTCW 1.21 “Liberty on Ryloth”2009-03-13
3422 BBYBuyTCW 2.01 “Holocron Heist”2009-10-02
3522 BBYBuyTCW 2.02 “Cargo of Doom”2009-10-02
3622 BBYBuyTCW 2.03 “Children of the Force”, 2009-10-09
3722 BBYBuyTCW 2.17 “Bounty Hunters”2010-03-27
3822 BBYBuyTCW 2.18 “The Zillo Beast”2010-04-03
3922 BBYBuyTCW 2.19 “The Zillo Beast Strikes Back”2010-04-10
4022 BBYBuyTCW 2.04 “Senate Spy”2009-10-16
4122 BBYBuyTCW 2.05 “Landing at Point Rain”2009-11-06
4222 BBYBuyTCW 2.06 “Weapons Factory”2009-11-13
4322 BBYBuyTCW 2.07 “Legacy of Terror”2009-11-20
4422 BBYBuyTCW 2.08 “Brain Invaders”2009-12-04
4522 BBYBuyTCW 2.09 “Grevious Intrigue”2010-01-01
4622 BBYBuyTCW 2.10 “The Deserter”2010-01-01
4822 BBYBuyTCW 2.12 “The Mandalore Plot”2010-01-29
4722 BBYBuyTCW 2.11 “Lightsaber Lost”2010-01-22
4922 BBYBuyTCW 2.13 “Voyage of Temptation”2010-02-05
5022 BBYBuyTCW 2.14 “Duchess of Mandalore”2010-02-12
5122 BBYBuyTCW 2.20 “Death Trap”2010-04-17
5222 BBYBuyTCW 2.21 “R2 Come Home”2010-04-24
5322 BBYBuyTCW 2.22 “Lethal Trackdown”, 2010-04-30
5422 BBYBuyTCW 3.05 “Corruption”2010-10-08
5522 BBYBuyTCW 3.06 “The Academy”, 2010-10-15
5622 BBYBuyTCW 3.07 “Assassin”2010-10-22
5722 BBYBuyTCW 3.02 “ARC Troopers”2010-09-17
5822 BBYBuyTCW 3.04 “Sphere of Influence”, 2010-10-01
5922 BBYBuyTCW 3.08 “Evil Plans”, 2010-11-05
6022 BBYBuyTCW 1.22 “Hostage Crisis”2009-03-20
6122 BBYBuyTCW 3.09 “Hunt for Ziro”, 2010-11-12
6420 BBYBuyTCW 3.10 “Heroes on Both Sides”2010-11-19
6520 BBYBuyTCW 3.11 “Pursuit of Peace”2010-12-03
6620 BBYBuyTCW 2.15 “Senate Murders”2010-03-12
6720 BBYBuyTCW 3.12 “Nightsisters”2011-01-07
6820 BBYBuyTCW 3.13 “Monster”2011-01-14
6920 BBYBuyTCW 3.14 “Witches of the Mist”2011-01-21
7020 BBYBuyTCW 3.15 “Overlords”2011-01-28
7120 BBYBuyTCW 3.16 “Altar of Mortis”2011-02-04
7220 BBYBuyTCW 3.17 “Ghosts of Mortis”2011-02-11
7320 BBYBuyTCW 3.18 “The Citadel”2011-02-18
7420 BBYBuyTCW 3.19 “Counterattack”2011-03-04
7520 BBYBuyTCW 3.20 “Citadel Rescue”2011-03-11
7620 BBYBuyTCW 3.21 “Padawan Lost”2011-03-19
7720 BBYBuyTCW 3.22 “Wookiee Hunt”2011-03-26
7820 BBYBuyTCW 4.01 “Water War”2011-09-16
7920 BBYBuyTCW 4.02 “Gungan Attack”2011-09-16
8020 BBYBuyTCW 4.03 “Prisoners”2011-09-23
8120 BBYBuyTCW 4.04 “Shadow Warrior”2011-09-30
8220 BBYBuyTCW 4.05 “Mercy Mission”2011-10-07
8320 BBYBuyTCW 4.06 “Nomad Droids”, 2011-10-14
8420 BBYBuyTCW 4.07 “Darkness On Umbara”2011-10-28
8520 BBYBuyTCW 4.08 “The General”2011-11-04
8620 BBYBuyTCW 4.09 “Plan of Dissent”2011-11-11
8720 BBYBuyTCW 4.10 “Carnage of Krell”2011-11-18
8820 BBYBuyTCW 4.11 “Kidnapped”2011-11-25
8920 BBYBuyTCW 4.12 “Slaves of the Republic”2011-12-02
9020 BBYBuyTCW 4.13 “Escape from Kadavo”2012-01-06
9120 BBYBuyTCW 4.14 “A Friend in Need”2012-01-13
9220 BBYBuyTCW 4.15 “Deception”2012-01-20
9320 BBYBuyTCW 4.16 “Friends and Enemies”2012-01-27
9420 BBYBuyTCW 4.17 “The Box”2012-02-03
9520 BBYBuyTCW 4.18 “Crisis on Naboo”2012-02-10
9620 BBYBuyTCW 4.19 “Massacre”2012-02-24
9720 BBYBuyTCW 4.20 “Bounty”2012-03-02
9820 BBYBuyTCW 4.21 “Brothers”2012-03-09
9920 BBYBuyTCW 4.22 “Revenge”2012-03-16
10020 BBYBuyTCW 5.02 “A War on Two Fronts”2012-10-06
10120 BBYBuyTCW 5.03 “Front Runners”2012-10-13
10220 BBYBuyTCW 5.04 “The Soft War”2012-10-20
10320 BBYBuyTCW 5.05 “Tipping Points”2012-10-27
10420 BBYBuyTCW 5.06: “The Gathering”2012-11-03
10520 BBYBuyTCW 5.07: “A Test of Strength”2012-11-10
10620 BBYBuyTCW 5.08: “Bound for Rescue”2012-11-17
10720 BBYBuyTCW 5.09: “A Necessary Bond”2012-11-24
10820 BBYBuyTCW 5.10: “Secret Weapons’2012-12-01
10920 BBYBuyTCW 5.11: “A Sunny Day in the Void”2012-12-08
11020 BBYBuyTCW 5.12: “Missing in Action”2013-01-05
11120 BBYBuyTCW 5.13: “Point of No Return”2013-01-12
11220 BBYBuyTCW 5.01: “Revival”2012-09-29
11320 BBYBuyTCW 5.14: “Eminence”2013-01-19
11420 BBYBuyTCW 5.15: “Shades of Reason”2013-01-26
11620 BBYBuyTCW 5.17: “Sabotage”2013-02-09
11720 BBYBuyTCW 5.18: “The Jedi Who Knew Too Much”2013-02-16
11820 BBYBuyTCW 5.19: “To Catch a Jedi”2013-02-23
11920 BBYBuyTCW 5.20: “The Wrong Jedi”2013-03-02
12020 BBYBuyTCW 6.01: “The Unknown”2014-03-07
12120 BBYBuyTCW 6.02: “Conspiracy”2014-03-07
12220 BBYBuyTCW 6.03: “Fugitive”2014-03-07
12320 BBYBuyTCW 6.04: “Orders”2014-03-07
12420 BBYBuyTCW 6.05: “And Old Friend”2014-03-07
12520 BBYBuyTCW 6.06: “The Rise of Clovis”2014-03-07
12620 BBYBuyTCW 6.07: “Crisis at Heart”2014-03-07
12720 BBYBuyTCW 6.08: “The Disappeared, Part I”2014-03-07
12820 BBYBuyTCW 6.09: “The Disappeared, Part II”2014-03-07
12920 BBYBuyTCW 6.10: “The Lost One”2014-03-07
13020 BBYBuyTCW 6.11: “Voices”2014-03-07
13120 BBYBuyTCW 6.12: “Destiny”2014-03-07
13220 BBYBuyTCW 6.13: “Sacrifice”2014-03-07
15116 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Escape2016-02-25
16114 BBYBuyTarkin2014-11-04
1639 BBYBuyA New Dawn2014-09-02
1884 BBYBuyRebels 1.12: “Rebel Resolve”, 2015-02-23
1894 BBYBuyRebels 1.13: “Fire Across the Galaxy”2015-03-02
2022 BBYBuyTCW 1.07 “Duel of the Droids”, 2008-11-14
11520 BBYBuyTCW 5.16: “The Lawless”2013-02-02
133 BBYBuyDarth Maul2017-09-19
429 BBYBuyObi-Wan & Anakin2016-07-19
622 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (novel)2002-04-23
723 BBYBuyJedi of the Republic — Mace Windu2018-03-06
1122 BBYBuyThe Clone Wars (novel)2008-07-26
2522 BBYBuyTCW 1.12 “The Gungan General”2009-01-09
6221 BBYForces of Destiny: The Padawan Path2017-07-06
6321 BBYForces of Destiny: The Imposter Inside2017-07-08
13320 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): “A Death on Utapau”2014-09-01
13420 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): “In Search of the Crystal”2014-09-01
13520 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): “Crystal Crisis”2014-09-01
13620 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): “The Big Bang”2014-09-01
13720 BBYTCW (unfinished): “Bad Batch”2015-04-17
13820 BBYTCW (unfinished): “A Distant Echo”2015-04-17
14020 BBYTCW (unfinished): “Unfinished Business”2015-04-17
13920 BBYTCW (unfinished): “On the Wings of Keeradaks”2015-04-17
14120 BBYBuyDarth Maul: Son of Dathomir2014-10-01
14220 BBYBuyKindred Spirits2015-07-21
14320 BBYBuyDark Disciple2015-07-07
14419 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith2005-05-19
14519 BBYBuyStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (novel)2005-04-02
14719 BBYBuyKanan: The Last Padawan Vol. 12015-11-03
14619 BBYBuyDarth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, Vol. 12017-12-05
14818 BBYBuyAhsoka2016-10-11
14921 - 17 BBYBuyRogue One: Catalyst2016-11-15
15017 BBYThe Voice of the Empire2016-12-16
15216 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Snare2016-02-25
15316 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Nest2016-02-25
15416 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Steal2016-06-30
15516 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Dark2016-06-30
15716 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Rescue2017-05-04
15616 BBYBuyAdventures in Wild Space: The Cold2017-03-09
15814 BBYBuyLords of the Sith2015-04-28
15914 BBYBuyOrientation2015-04-21
16014 BBYBuyMercy Mission2015-10-06
16214 BBYBuyBottleneck2015-10-06
1649 BBYThe End of History2014-12-09
165Han Solo Spin-off Film, 2018-05-25
191.0013 BBYBuyLeia: Princess of Alderaan2017-09-01
1675 BBYBuyServants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy2014-10-21
1685 BBYBuyEzra’s Gamble2014-08-05
1695 BBYBuyRebel Journal by Ezra Bridger2014-10-21
1705 BBYBuySabine: My Rebel Sketchbook2015-02-03
1715 BBYBuyRebels: Rise of the Rebels 4 Shorts, , 2014-09-01
1725 BBYBuyRebels: Spark of Rebellion2014-10-03
1735 BBYBuyRebels 1.01: “Droids in Distress”2014-10-13
1745 BBYBuyRebels 1.02: “Fighter Flight”2014-10-20
1755 BBYBuyRebels 1.03: “Rise of the Old Masters”2014-10-27
1765 BBYBuyRebels 1.04: “Breaking Ranks”2014-11-03
1775 BBYBuyServants of the Empire: Rebel in Ranks2015-03-03
1785 BBYBuyRebels 1.05: “Out of Darkness”2014-11-10
1795 BBYBuyRebels 1.06: “Empire Day”2014-11-17
1805 BBYBuyRebels 1.07: “Gathering Forces”2014-11-24
1814 BBYBuyRebels 1.08: “Path of the Jedi”2015-01-05
1824 BBYBuyRebels 1.09: “Idiot’s Array”2015-01-19
1834 BBYBuyServants of the Empire: Imperial Justice2015-07-07
1844 BBYBuyRebels 1.10: “Vision of Hope”2015-02-02
1854 BBYBuyServants of the Empire: The Secret Academy2015-10-06
1864 BBYBuyRebels 1.11: “Call to Action”, 2015-02-09
1874 BBYRebel Bluff2015-06-09
1904 BBYBuyKanan Vol. 2: First Blood2016-05-31
1914 BBYBuyTK-1462752016-06-07
1923 BBYBuyRebels 2.00: “The Siege of Lothal”2015-06-20
1933 BBYForces of Destiny: Bounty of Trouble2017-07-09
1943 BBYBuyRebels 2.01: “The Lost Commanders”2015-10-14
1953 BBYBuyRebels 2.02: “Relics of the Old Republic”2015-10-21
1963 BBYBuyRebels 2.03: “Always Two There Are”2015-10-28
1973 BBYBuyRebels 2.04: “Brothers of the Broken Horn”2015-11-04
1983 BBYBuyRebels 2.05: “Wings of the Master”2015-11-11
62.00121 BBYForces of Destiny: Teach You I Will2017-10-01
63.00121 BBYForces of Destiny: The Starfighter Stunt2017-10-01