Full update revealed on all future Star Wars movies and shows
Star Wars fans suddenly have A LOT to get excited about!
Disney and Star Wars gave unprecedented access to their upcoming slate of movies and shows to Vanity Fair this week, after years (DECADES!) of secrecy and playing things very close to their chests.
Which isn't to say that they gave the game away on all of their upcoming projects, but they did give a clearer vision of their road map for new movies and shows than they've revealed in a long time.
So, to that end, here is what you can expect from Star Wars over the next few years...
The next Disney+ show to arrive will kick off with two episodes on Friday, 27 May, before more episodes arrive each Wednesday. It will take place 10 years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, filling in some important backstory between Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) and some new arrivals to the Star Wars canon.
The next show to arrive on Disney+ will tell the backstory of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), who we were introduced to in Rogue One. The series will tell us how Andor went from extreme nihilist to one of the most-selfless warriors within the Rebellion. The show will arrive around Autumn this year, and a second season has already been commissioned.
The Mandalorian Season Three
With the ending of The Book Of Boba Fett (which hasn't been confirmed for a second season, by the way) reuniting Mando (Pedro Pascal) with Grogu, the third season will see the pair heading off on further adventures around the galaxy far, far away. The third season will arrive late 2022 or early 2023.
Rosario Dawson will reprise the role of Ahsoka Tano from The Mandalorian, and will reportedly see yet another return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, who was Ahsoka's mentor before he fell to the dark side. The show will debut on Disney+ in 2023.
Set 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, from showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) and rumoured to star Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give). Headland described the show as a "mystery thriller set in a prosperous and seemingly peaceful era, when the galaxy is still sleek and glistening". Filming is set to begin this summer, so the show will likely arrive on Disney+ in mid-2023.
This isn't even the actual name of show (it's a codename based on a joke from The Simpsons), but it is coming from the creative team behind the recent Spider-Man trilogy of movies. According the the Vanity Fair article: "A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s."
Taika Waititi movie
Still untitled, but likely to be the first new Star Wars movie to arrive on the big screen since 2019's The Rise of Skywalker. Directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), with a screenplay by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). There are no known plot details as of yet.
Director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) was announced in 2020 to be directing this movie based on the Rebel Alliance starfighter squadron from the Star Wars films. The Vanity Fair article states that it is "further off" than Waititi's movie, meaning there may have been a shuffle in the schedule. We might be seeing Waititi's movie in 2023, and Rogue Squadron in 2025.
Kevin Feige movie
Marvel Cinematic Universe president Kevin Feige has long been rumoured to be working on a Star Wars project, and Star Wars head honcho Kathleen Kennedy states that "I would love to see what movie he might come up with. But right now, no, there isn’t anything specifically." Michael Waldron (Loki) has stated he is now hard at work on writing the script for this project, but it appears to be a good way off yet. Disney does have another already-booked slot for an untitled Star Wars release in 2027, so this could be that.
Rian Johnson Trilogy
Around the time of The Last Jedi, it was announced that writer/director Rian Johnson would be getting his own trilogy of movies also set within the Star Wars universe. Kathleen Kennedy gives an update: "Rian has been unbelievably busy with Knives Out and the deal that he made at Netflix for multiple movies. [...] I hesitate to use the word trilogies anymore because Star Wars is much more about persistent storytelling."