Upcoming Star Wars projects: Every new movie & TV show in development
The Star Wars universe is constantly releasing new content, with multiple TV shows confirmed to release on Dinsey+ on top of new films in cinemas, so here is a complete rundown of all upcoming Star Wars projects.
Since Disney bought the rights from George Lucas, the Star Wars Universe has become bigger than ever before. With multiple new movies, TV shows, and more already come and gone, the future of the galaxy far beyond still has many stories to tell.
While some are still rumors, and others with release date’s still waiting to be confirmed, it’s hard to say what the exact timeline of the Star Wars franchise is going to be in the next couple of years.
However, we’ve comprised a list of all the upcoming Star Wars projects, so be sure to keep reading below for all the latest information and updates on these new movies and TV shows.
- Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series
- Star Wars Skeleton Crew TV Series
- Star Wars: Andor TV Series Season 2
- Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series
- Star Wars: Lando TV Series
- Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie
- Untitled Damon Lindelof/Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Movie
- The Book of Boba Fett: Season 2
- Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy
- Stadalone Rey film starring Daisy Ridley
Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series – August 23, 2023
The upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka series is arguably the new show that fans are most excited to see drop on Disney+. The series will follow the titular character on brand new adventures following the events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, which she briefly appeared in. The character, who was originally introduced in the Star Wars animated series and film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is a fan favorite.
In an interview with the Today Show, Ahsoka actor Rosario Dawson hinted at when the show could air on Disney+. Dawson telling the hosts that the new spinoff is aiming to release in Fall 2023. “Ahsoka, yes, that’s probably going (to) come out in the fall.” Now, we know for certain thanks to the official trailer that Ahsoka will hit Disney+ in August.
Star Wars Skeleton Crew TV Series – 2023
Yet another brand new Star Wars show, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew boasts an impressive ensemble of younger stars, led by Dumbledore actor Jude Law. We’ll be sure to update this section when an exact release date is revealed for the show. However, fans should expect it to arrive at some point in 2023.
The show is set nine years after the battle of Yavin, which places it five years after Return of the Jedi and starting at almost the same time as Season 1 of The Mandalorian.
While some are worried this show will be more focused at a younger demographic, creator John Watts added in an interview, “this is a show that we’ve been working on for a really long time. It’s a story of 10-year-old kids from a tiny planet who get lost in the Star Wars galaxy. It’s the story of their journey home.”
Star Wars: Andor TV Series Season 2 – August, 2024
Andor season 1 was a massive hit with Star Wars fans, so it’s no surprise that the show will be coming back for another. However, it has been confirmed that Andor will be finishing at the end of season 2, with the final episodes leading straight into the Star Wars: Rogue One movie.
Andor Season 2 will have 12 episodes and span across four years, starting off one year after the events of the first season. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gilroy said: “I’m hoping what we’re gonna do in the second half will make the meal feel really satisfying. Because the first year is really about him becoming, and the last line of this tranche of 12 episodes will sum up where we’ve been trying to get to. And we come back a year later.
Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series – 2024
Star Wars: The Acolyte is set to take place over a century before the events of The Phantom Menace. Given the timeframe and focus of the show, there’s been heavy speculation amongst the Star Wars community that The Acolyte will feature an appearance from Emperor Palpatine’s Master, Darth Plagueis. In Star Wars lore, Darth Plagueis is a Sith Lord who has the ability to prevent death and even create life. Darth Plagueis meets his demise after he’s killed in his sleep by Palpatine, who then goes on to take on the mantle of Sith Master.
The official synopsis reads: “The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.”
Star Wars: Lando TV Series – In Development
Despite being revealed all the way back in 2020, not much has been announced about the upcoming Lando series. However, what we do know is that the show will focus on fan-favorite Lando Calrissian and will likely follow the character getting into all sorts of trouble.
When announcing the show, Kathleen Kennedy stated, “Lando Calrissian is the galaxy’s smoothest, most notorious scoundrel, and he’ll return in a brand-new event series for Disney+. Justin Simien, creator of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular, Dear White People, is developing the story with us now. A massive Star Wars fan himself, Justin has put together a reel to give you a sense of the style, tone, and irresistible swagger of our upcoming series, Lando.”
Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie – In Development
Like many other projects on this list, there really are no details about Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie. What we do know is that it is still going ahead and that Waititi will reportedly star in the film. Given that the director typically appears in most of his projects, this detail isn’t exactly surprising. However, it is interesting to speculate what type of character he will play,
If Waititi’s Star Wars film does release in 2025 many are speculating, it will be the first Star Wars film to release since The Rise of Skywalker back in 2019.
Untitled Damon Lindelof/Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Movie – In Development
Variety first reported back in October 2022 that a new Star Wars project is in the works, with well-known writer Damon Lindelof co-writing the movie and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy set to direct. Lindelof broke into the world of television after serving as a co-creator on the hit series Lost. As well as this, he has also written for multiple Star Trek films, so there is no denying that Lindelof has an eye for the SCI-FI genre. On the other hand,
Obaid-Chinoy has already dipped her toes into the Disney machine as a showrunner of Marvel and Disney+’s Ms. Marvel. In addition to this Obaid-Chinoy is also the first Pakistan-born filmmaker to win an Oscar. While the details about their Star Wars project are essentially non-existent at the time of writing, fans are excited to have two prolific industry workers joining the universe.
The Book of Boba Fett: Season 2 – In Development
The Book Of Boba Fett season 2 is confirmed, however, a release date or window is yet to be revealed at the time of writing. However, given the significant ties the first season had to The Mandalorian, more info on Boba Fett’s season 2 could be revealed as season 3 of The Mandalorian plays out.
At the end of season one of The Book of Baba Fett, the character has seemingly secured his place as the main crime boss of Tatooine. However, the final moments of the show were ambiguous, meaning that this second installment could take a very different direction than what some may expect.
Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy – In Development
Director Rian Johnson is still hoping that he will find the time to make a Star Wars spin-off Trilogy. At the end of 2022, the director provided an update on the process and now, he has once again addressed the Trilogy in an interview with Variety. When speaking on the outlet’s Awards Circuit Podcast, Johnson explained how he is still maintaining constant conversation with Disney despite not actively working on any Star Wars content.
“I have talked to Kathy [Kathleen Kennedy] about it and we’re still talking about it,” says Johnson. “I had such an amazing experience making ‘The Last Jedi.’ It’s entirely a matter of scheduling. For me, putting this [‘Glass Onion’] out and making the next one of these…the answer is I don’t know.”
While Johnson’s The Last Jedi Star Wars film was extremely controversial when it came out, fans are excited to see what the director does when he is able to develop a whole trilogy.
Untitled Star Wars film focusing on Rey – In development
While many of the new Star Wars projects dial the world back, a brand new Star Wars film focusing on Daisy Ridley’s Rey was just confirmed to be in the works.
While not much is known about the new movie, it was revealed at a new Star Wars panel that the film will focus on Rey as she begins to build a new Jedi Order following the events of Rise of Skywalker.
“It’s just exciting,” Jon Favreau told Variety after the panel. “I always find it really satisfying, encouraging when you have people who come through Star Wars, come back to Star Wars. It shows you how strong that community is and how big of a bond you develop. For Daisy to come back and be part of where this is going, I’m excited to see where all at what happens there.”
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