Whereas The Rise of Skywalker marked a polarizing finish to the nine-movie Star Wars collection, the franchise will by no means finish. In actual fact, at the same time as The Rise of Skywalker closed out the saga with a disappointing remaining showdown between Palpatine and Rey on a mysterious Sith planet that was by no means adequately defined, higher Star Wars issues had been already occurring elsewhere.
The Mandalorian, for instance, confirmed us an thrilling future the place Star Wars TV reveals might be like ’90s journey collection, besides with a galaxy-sized finances. Jedi Fallen Order instructed that we’d even get just a few nice new video games as the films took a hiatus.
Actually, although, that was simply the beginning of the franchise’s life after Episode 9.
In line with a recent tweet by Kessel Run Transmissions host Corey Van Dyke, Disney Plus has 9 Star Wars initiatives in varied levels of manufacturing. These embrace collection we find out about, like Obi-Wan and The Mandalorian, but when this rumor is appropriate, it presumably contains some initiatives which can be nonetheless a secret.
Whereas Lucasfilm’s consideration shall be fastened on the small display in the intervening time, three Star Wars theatrical films are additionally scheduled for launch over the subsequent decade. There’s quite a bit developing, then.
Beneath, we have rounded up each Star Wars film or TV present we at present find out about (that is 4 live-action TV reveals, one animated collection and three films), and in addition examined another rumors of what could be within the works at Lucasfilm.
- How to watch the Star Wars movies in order
- The Mandalorian season 2: what we all know
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch: what we all know concerning the subsequent animated collection
The Mandalorian season 2
The plain massive factor in Star Wars, and essentially the most imminent. The Mandalorian season 2 arrives in October on Disney Plus, and can broaden upon the primary season’s Darksaber-shaped teaser. We’re anticipating this one to have a heavy concentrate on Mando making an attempt to hunt out Child Yoda’s homeworld, however all types of untamed (however credible) experiences level in direction of high-profile visitor appearances from current Star Wars characters like Boba Fett and The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano.
We’ll wait and see on these, however it will in all probability be the most important streaming occasion of the 12 months. Season Three of The Mandalorian can also be reportedly within the works.
Directed by Deborah Chow, who made The Mandalorian’s third episode – the one the place all of the Mandalorians flip up on the finish to assist save Child Yoda – this long-awaited as-yet-untitled collection sees Ewan McGregor reprise his position because the Jedi Grasp, greater than 15 years after he final performed him in Revenge of the Sith. It is set between Episode Three and Episode 4, with John Wick 3’s Joby Harrold engaged on the script. Filming is supposed to start in early 2021, and the solid hasn’t been introduced but.
A prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this so-far untitled collection will see Diego Luna reprise his position because the Insurgent soldier. The present is ready 5 years earlier than Rogue One (as a result of, you understand, he died in that film), and it will possible function Alan Tudyk reprising his position as army droid K2SO, the movie’s greatest character. Confirmed as a part of the solid are Genevieve O’Reilly, who performed Mon Mothma in Rogue One, and the actors Stellan Skarsgard, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller.
Way more fascinating is the wealth of writing expertise behind the present. Tony Gilroy, reportedly instrumental in pulling Rogue One collectively, is author, director and showrunner on the collection. He is joined by brother Dan Gilroy, director of the incredible Jake Gyllenhaal film Nightcrawler, Home of Playing cards creator Beau Willimon and Stephen Schiff, head author on acclaimed collection The People. That is a variety of expertise for a prequel Star Wars collection.
Filming was supposed to start this 12 months, nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not the pandemic has affected these plans.
The Dangerous Batch
This recently-announced animated collection is concerning the pack of superpowered Clone troopers who had been the topic of a preferred arc within the final season of The Clone Wars. It is coming to Disney Plus in 2021, and shall be set after Order 66, seeing this group of troopers tackle odd jobs as they determine their place within the galaxy.
Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film
Three Star Wars films are scheduled by Disney because it stands: they’re releasing in December 2023, 2025 and 2027 respectively. It is largely count on that the primary one shall be directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who was confirmed to be engaged on an untitled Star Wars film on Could 4, 2020. Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who wrote 1917’s screenplay, is co-writing the movie with Waititi.
Nothing else is understood concerning the film, although Waititi’s participation has led to some to invest that that is the Star Wars challenge that’ll be produced by Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige.
Untitled Disney Plus collection from Russian Doll’s co-creator
Along with Waititi’s movie, Lucasfilm introduced on the identical day that the co-creator of Netflix’s wonderful Russian Doll, Leslye Headland, shall be creator of a brand new, as-yet-untitled Star Wars TV collection. Which means you’ve got bought 4 live-action collection to stay up for on Disney Plus – as quickly as they get round to filming them, anyway.
Untitled Star Wars film from JD Dillard
Revealed in a THR report again in February, director JD Dillard is being lined as much as direct one other Star Wars film, this time scripted by Brokers of SHIELD author Matt Owens. The report stated it wasn’t determined whether or not the film was meant for Disney Plus or theatrical launch.
Attainable: The Mandalorian spin-offs
Again in February 2020, Disney’s Bob Iger mentioned: “the potential of infusing [The Mandalorian] with extra characters and taking these characters in their very own course by way of collection.”
Might which have something to do with the rumored cameos for The Mandalorian season 2? We’ll have to attend and see, nevertheless it seems like Disney cannot get sufficient of the collection.
Rumored: Physician Aphra
Final 12 months, Inverse revealed a bit that instructed Lucasfilm and Marvel may already be filming a collection based mostly on the comic-originated character Physician Aphra. She’s a morally doubtful however very well-liked determine who was launched within the Darth Vader comedian (we interviewed her creator, Kieron Gillen, here).
The existence of such a collection would require the entire casting, writing and directing course of to have occurred in whole secret with out anyone realizing about it. Contemplating how a lot we find out about The Mandalorian season 2 earlier than it is even aired, it appears unlikely that this present may’ve filmed in whole secrecy.
We do not consider that is true, then, however we do assume it is fairly possible Disney and Lucasfilm will wish to carry Physician Aphra into reside motion ultimately. She’s in all probability essentially the most distinguished non-live motion Star Wars character round proper now.
Rumored: Rebels CG sequel collection
The Dangerous Batch was considered one of two animated collection mentioned by Star Wars tipster Jordan Maison, considered one of which is anticipated to be a sequel to the present CG collection Rebels. Kessel Run Transmissions confirmed a Rebels sequel is within the works, too.
Should you’re tuned into the unusual cottage trade of Star Wars leaks and rumors, you’ve got in all probability seen a tweet or two doing the rounds in latest weeks that claims Donald Glover shall be reprising his position of Lando Calrissian from Solo: A Star Wars Story. This was one other one from Kessel Run Transmissions – here’s the source. We might love this one to be true, provided that Glover was the spotlight of Solo, however we might await one thing official earlier than getting too excited.