Perhaps the greatest franchise in existence. This is the Star Wars Canon timeline, every canonical corner of the Star Wars universe.

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. Titles that link to an expanded page for each item.
  2. Sorting by Title, Series, Media Type, Writer, and Release Date
  3. Filtering by Media Type or Writer.

Feel free to click on individual items to see more information! As always, if you have questions or comments about this timeline, we recommend you visit our Contact page for ways to contact us. We hope you enjoy.

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ChronologicalTimeBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

0.001

Novel

Claudia Gray

2019-04-16

1

33 BBY

Graphic Novel

Cullen Bunn

2017-09-19

1.001

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-14

1.002

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-21

2

32 BBY

Film

George Lucas

1999-05-19

3.001

32-22 BBY

Short Film

Jennifer Muro

2018-05-04

3.002

YA Novel

E. K. Johnston

2019-03-05

3.003

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-14

4

29 BBY

Graphic Novel

Charles Soule

2016-07-19

4.001

Junior Novel

Cavan Scott

2019-03-19

4.002

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-21

5

22 BBY

Film

George Lucas
Jonathan Hales

2002-05-16

7

23 BBY

Graphic Novel

Matt Owens

2018-03-06

7.001

23 BBY

Comic Issue

Elsa Charretier
Pierrick Colinet

2018-07-25

7.002

Comic Issue

2019-05-14

7.003

Comic Issue

Chip Zdarsky
Ethan Sacks
Jody Houser
Marc Guggenheim

2019-05-21

7.004

Comic Issue

2019-05-21

7.005

Comic Issue

2019-05-14

7.006

Comic Issue

2019-05-21

8

22 BBY

TV Episode

Brian Larsen

2010-03-20

9

22 BBY

TV Episode

Drew Z. Greenberg

2009-02-06

10

22 BBY

Film

Henry Gilroy
Scott Murphy
Steven Melching

2008-08-15

12

22 BBY

TV Episode

Cameron Litvack

2010-09-17

13

22 BBY

TV Episode

Eoghan Mahony
Steven Melching

2010-09-24

14

22 BBY

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-03

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35 thoughts on “Star Wars Canon Timeline

    1. You can still expand it to 100 items per page to make it easier. Basically the main reason was that the page speed was very slow and causing problems with Google’s indexing. This will get more traffic. Also, it works better now because originally you could only filter each seperate page. So if you looked at only the films on page one, you wouldn’t see the films on page two. So it would appear incomplete. That problem is now gone. Also this version has a number of other new features. Also from a backend perspective there was actually a lot more effort going into the old version that I don’t have to do now. Overall it’s a much better package.

    1. No, though that’s a complicated question. The long answer is that the characters are probably canon, and the Lego show is kind of a silly kids retelling of what happened to them. So…sort of? But ultimately, no. They are not official canon. By that I mean, their story is not set in stone like any other canon story would be.

  1. Video games you are missing:

    Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
    Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
    Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Strike
    Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid
    Star Wars Rebels: Strike Missions
    Star Wars Rebels: Team Tactics
    Star Wars Rebels: Special Ops
    Star Wars: Commander
    Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

    Please add these OFFICIALLY CANON Video games!

  2. I think that “Yodas Secret War” should be listed as taking place before episode I since that’s when the story takes place. Also, there’s this short story “A Recipe for Death” that I think takes place before Ep 1 that I didn’t see listed. Regardless, this website is super useful.

    1. Seconded. “Yoda’s Secret War” and “A Recipe for Death” are definitely before TPM.

      The main Star Wars comic series also has several issues that are flashbacks. Some of them have framing devices that take place in the “present day,” but the stories themselves happen between RotS and ANH.

  3. Post the Mandalorian. It takes place after Return of The Jedi but before The Force Awakens. I’m sure you can figure out where it takes place.

  4. So I assume the comic releases are listed as their paperback releases? So for example Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jin won’t be listed but instead it will be listed as Age of Republic: Heroes (I think that’s how they are doing the trade releases for the new series).

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