Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises in the world, how many times is “I am your father” quoted every day? Not enough, some would say. The whole Star Wars world was created in the 70s by George Lucas and what was meant to be a blockbuster failure turned into one of the most influential sci-fi series of all time. The most recent film released was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and while this may be the end of the Skywalker storyline, there are still many more Star Wars productions to be released. So, let’s jump straight into it!
Taika Waititi’s film
The famous director, Taika Waititi, who directed Thor Ragnarok (2017) and Jojo Rabbit (2019), will be working on a new Star Wars film. The plan for the film and the release date has yet to be announced. However, in my opinion, Waititi is a brilliant director and how ever this new film turns out, it is going to be good. Perhaps unknown to some, Waititi directed the final episode of The Mandalorian, season one (2019). So, viewers may get an insight into how Waititi works and how the film will be directed. Helping him co-write the film is Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who won a BAFTA award for her work on the film, 1917 (directed by Sam Mendes, 2019).
Obi-Wan Kenobi series
It had been announced that the new series has begun production last month and will be released on Disney +. The cast has been revealed and, of course, the beloved Ewan McGregor will be returning to his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also returning to his role of Darth Vader will be Hayden Christensen. Joining the two returning actors are Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani and O’Shea Jackson Jr. According to the official Star Wars website, the series will take place ten years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Also, directing the series will be Deborah Chow, who directed season one, episode three of The Mandalorian. A release date has yet to be announced.
This series is going to be a prequel to the film, Rogue One (2016). The show was announced in 2019 and in December 2020, the official Star Wars Twitter account tweeted that it will be released on Disney + in 2022. As it is a prequel, the plot for the series will take place before the events of Rogue One. While the storyline of Andor has yet to be shown, it was announced that Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor. Since the series and Diego Luna’s character share the name, Andor, it can only be assumed that the new series will be about Cassian.
The Book of Boba Fett
Another Star Wars TV show to be released on Disney +, it has been announced the show will be released in December 2021. It was first hinted during the finale of season two of The Mandalorian (spoiler ahead) where viewers see Boba Fett help Mando rescue Baby Yoda (The Child). Sadly, Jeremy Bulloch (1945-2020), who played the original Boba Fett, passed away a week before the TV show announcement. Temuera Morrison, who previously played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (directed by George Lucas, 2002), will play Boba Fett in the new series.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Unlike the other productions on this list, Rogue Squadron is going to be a film. The feature will be directed by Patty Jenkins, who directed both Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). The plot is said to be about starfighter pilots who are just starting out and learning the ropes, although they take thrilling yet dangerous risks along their journey to becoming qualified pilots. The release date has been announced to be December 2023 and, also unlike the others on this list, it will be released in theatres.
To find out more about these productions and even more, take a look at Star Wars’ official site: https://www.starwars.com/news/future-lucasfilm-projects-revealed