Disney Announces New Star Wars Projects

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Good news for Star Wars fans because Disney is lining up a number of projects that will further expand the franchise for the foreseeable future. Revealed during Disney Investor Day, these projects, will naturally, head specifically towards the Disney+ streaming service but there will be one meant for the big screen as well.

For starters, Patty Jenkins will helm a new Star Wars film titled, Rogue Squadron, which will arrive in cinemas sometime during Christmas 2023.  The film is touted to be in the mould of a fighter pilot type story, which we can surmise to be perhaps like Top Gun in outer space.

Disney will also continue The Mandalorian for another season with season three set to debut in December 2021. As the Disney+ series is largely credited towards reinvigorating the Star Wars franchise, Disney and Lucasfilm will also produce several spinoffs from the series.

On the cards so far is a series based on Ahsoka Tano, who made a memorable appearance in season two of The Mandalorian. Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as the warrior who was a one-time padawan of Anakin Skywalker.

The second spinoff will be Star Wars: Rangers Of The New Republic, which is set during the same timeline of The Mandalorian. The storyline for this series will reportedly centre on the Sector Rangers, a law enforcement team established by the Galactic Republic.

The second live-action Mandalorian spinoff to be announced is Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic. This series is also set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, and while no concrete details have been revealed, we’re guessing the story will revolve around the Sector Rangers, a sort of intergalactic police force that was established by the Galactic Republic.

The Rogue One prequel series, which will revolve around the adventures of Cassian Andor is set to be a spy thriller in space. The series will feature Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk as K-2SO along with Stellan Skarsgard in a supporting role. The series is due to 2022.

No doubt the Star Wars series most fans are keen to watch will be one centred on Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor reprising the role of the Jedi Master. Set to arrive in 2022, the series has also confirmed the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader/ Anakin Skywalker. The show is set some years after the Revenge of the Sith.

Not all Star Wars projects will be live-action based. Dave Filoni has also produced an animated series titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which continues the events of The Clone Wars. The series revolves around a group of elite and experimental clones who are struggling to adapt in a universe that may no longer need them. 

The Acolyte on the other hand will take viewers into the shadowy side of the galaxy and the emergence of the dark side. The mystery-thriller helmed by Russian Doll creator/showrunner, Leslye Headland takes place in the final days of the High Republic era. 

Also on the cards from Lucasfilm is a series based on Lando Calrissian. The show titled, Lando will most likely see Donald Glover take on the mantle of the character he portrayed in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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