Star Wars fans suddenly have a lot of excitement!
Disney and Star Wars give unprecedented access to their upcoming movies and shows Vanity Fair This week, after years (decades!) of secrecy and something very close to their chest.
That’s not to say they’ve dropped the game for all of their upcoming projects, but they did give a clearer vision of the roadmap for new movies and shows than they’ve long revealed.
So for that, here’s what you can expect from Star Wars over the next few years…
The next Disney+ show will kick off with two episodes on Friday, June 27, with more coming every Wednesday. It will take place 10 years after the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, filling in with some new additions to Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) and the Star Wars canon Some important backstory between the comers.
The next show coming to Disney+ will tell the backstory of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), whom we met in Rogue One. The series will tell us how Andor went from being an ultra-nihilist to one of the most selfless fighters in the rebellion. The show will air around this fall, and production has already started on the second season.
The Mandalorian Season 3
With The Book of Boba Fett wrapping up (season 2 has yet to be confirmed, by the way) Mando (Pedro Pascal) reunites with Groggu, and season 3 will see the duo in action Further adventures in the galaxy far, far away. Season three will arrive in late 2022 or early 2023.
Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian,’ with Hayden Christensen reportedly Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader, Ahsoka’s mentor before he falls to the dark side. The show will premiere on Disney+ in 2023.
Set 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, it stars producer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) and rumored to star Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give). Headland describes the show as “a suspense thriller set in a prosperous and seemingly peaceful era when the galaxy still shines brightly”. Filming is set to begin this summer, so the show could hit Disney+ in mid-2023.
It’s not even the actual name of the show (it’s a codename based on a Simpsons joke), but it comes from the creative team behind the recent Spider-Man movie trilogy. According to the Vanity Fair article: “A casting call called for four children, approximately 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show was described as a galactic version of the classic ’80s Amblin adult adventure film.”
taika waititi movies
Still unnamed, but could be the first new Star Wars movie to hit the big screen since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). There are no known plot details yet.
Director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) announced in 2020 that she would direct the film, based on the Rebel Starfighter Squadron from the Star Wars films. The Vanity Fair article says it’s “farther away” than Waititi’s film, which means the schedule may have changed. We might see a Waititi movie in 2023 and Rogue Squadron in 2025.
Kevin Feige movies
Marvel Cinematic Universe president Kevin Feige has been rumored to be working on a Star Wars project, and Star Wars head Kathleen Kennedy said: “I’d love to see what he might do. But right now, no, nothing, nothing. Special.” Michael Waldron (Loki) says he’s currently working on scripting the project, but it seems like a good approach. Disney does have another pre-ordered slot for an untitled Star Wars release in 2027, so that might be it.
rian johnson trilogy
Around the time The Last Jedi hit theaters, news broke that writer/director Rian Johnson would be filming his own trilogy of films in the Star Wars universe. Kathleen Kennedy provides an update: “Rian has been busy with Knives Out and his deals on multiple films at Netflix. […] I hesitate to use the word trilogy no longer because of star wars more persistent storytelling. “