Star Wars fans are rarely hungry for good content these days. With The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1 over, we can now look forward to other highly anticipated Disney+ shows like Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian: Season 3, and Star Wars: Ahsoka. And while the franchise is in the midst of a big-screen hiatus, more Star Wars movies are on the horizon, too.
From scoundrels to Jedi Masters to bounty hunters, we’ve put together a list of all the upcoming Star Wars TV shows and movies. While some are locked down and others are just industry reports that haven’t been confirmed by Disney, one thing is for sure: there are exciting plans in the works to bring us much more of Star Wars, whether it’s a story centered around beloved characters or an all-new cosmic adventure.
Click right through the scruffy-looking slideshow below to see what’s coming, and a couple of maybes too…
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What are the upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows coming out? 2022 release dates
All Upcoming Star Wars Movies and TV Shows
For those in the know, here’s the full list of upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows:
- Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series (Premiere May 27, 2022)
- Star Wars: Andor TV Series (Late Summer 2022)
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (2022)
- The Mandalorian: Season 3 (Late 2022 or Early 2023)
- Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series (2023)
- Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series (TBD)
- TV series “Grammar Rodeo” (in development)
- Tales of the Jedi television series (in development)
- Star Wars: Lando TV Series (in development)
- Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie (in development)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Movie (in development)
- The Book of Boba Fett: Season 2 (Status Unknown)
- Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Movie (Unknown Status)
- Untitled JD Dillard/Matt Owens film (status unknown)
- Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic TV series (possibly cancelled)
- Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy (supposedly cancelled)
- Star Wars movies by David Benioff and DB Weiss (canceled)
These are the Star Wars projects that are closest to becoming a reality (or at least appear to be) right now:
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series (Premiere May 27, 2022)
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Concept Art
After years of rumors that Ewan McGregor would reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a movie, McGregor’s Obi-Wan is returning in a limited series on Disney+. The series takes place between Episodes III and IV and, initially at least, will show Obi-Wan’s life as a hermit on Tatooine. However, with Hayden Christensen also reprising the role of Darth Vader, it looks like something will take Obi-Wan off the planet and once again pit him against his fallen apprentice.
Mandalorian veteran Deborah Chow directs the six-episode series, and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cast also includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang . , Simone Kessel and Benny Safdie.
Star Wars: Andor TV Series (Late Summer 2022)
Diego Luna’s rogue spy Cassian Andor is set to star in his own live-action Star Wars series on the Disney+ streaming service. Andor will focus on Cassian’s exploits prior to the events of Rogue One. Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), and Alan Tudyk (K-2SO) will reprise their roles from Rogue One, with the hope that others like Alistair Petrie (General Draven) can also return.
Disney describes the series as an “exciting spy thriller” and will explore some of the dangerous missions carried out by Andor and his allies during the early days of the Rebellion. The cast also includes Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller. Rogue One’s Tony Gilroy was serving as showrunner, but he dropped out of the project and was replaced by Black Mirror’s Toby Haynes. According to Skarsgard, Disney may already be planning Andor: Season 2.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (2022)
The latest Star Wars animated series is expected to return for a second season in 2022, as Clone Force 99 continues to find its purpose in the early days of the Empire. Here’s hoping season 2 reveals more about Omega’s true nature and her connection to Emperor Palpatine’s twisted cloning experiments.
The Mandalorian: Season 3 (Late 2022 or Early 2023)
The first live-action Star Wars series is returning for a third season, having taken a year off to make room for The Boba Fett Book. Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin will return, as the lone gunfighter deals with the aftermath of Season 2 and the responsibilities that come with wielding the darksaber. Carl Weathers is also expected to return as Greef Karga. According to actor Giancarlo Esposito, production was scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021, which should allow for a late 2022 release window.
Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series (2023)
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This Mandalorian spin-off series will focus on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano. The series will be set around the same time as The Mandalorian, so instead of filling in the missing gaps in Ahsoka’s story, it will likely revolve around her search for Grand Admiral Thrawn, as shown in The Mandalorian.
Hayden Christensen will also appear as Anakin Skywalker after his appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi, though it is unclear if he will appear as a Force Ghost or through flashbacks. The show’s cast also includes Ray Stevenson as an unknown villain and Liu Bordizzo as Ahsoka’s Mandalorian comrade Sabine Wren. Dave Filoni is writing the series, and production is scheduled to begin in April 2022.
Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series (TBD)
Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland is overseeing a new live-action series on Disney+ set during the High Republic era, 200 years before the events of the prequels. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy teases that the series “will take us into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”
Star Wars: Lando TV Series (in development)
While Lucasfilm appears to have no plans for a sequel to 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lando Calrissian is set to get his own live-action series. Little is known about the project, other than that it is being developed by Dear White People’s Justin Simien. Presumably, the series will see Donald Glover reprise his role as Lando.
Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie (in development)
Disney has confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi has been tapped to direct a live-action Star Wars movie. Waititi is also co-writing the film along with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Nothing else is known about the film yet, including when it’s set in the Star Wars timeline or what release date it’ll end up claiming. In 2021, Waititi revealed that he had cracked the story for the film from him, but the actual script is still in its early stages. In May 2022, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that this would be the next Star Wars movie released.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (in development)
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has been handed the reins on a theatrical Star Wars film, which was originally scheduled to hit theaters Christmas 2023. Kathleen Kennedy joked, “This story will introduce a new generation of fighter pilots.” stars as they earn their wings and take risks. their lives in a high-speed thrill ride that pushes the limits. The legend of the Rogue Squadron has long been loved by Star Wars fans and will take us into a future age of the galaxy.”
However, as of November 2021, the film has been pulled from the production schedule while Jenkins focuses on Wonder Woman 3. Industry insider Matthew Belloni reports that the film is the latest in a long line of Star projects. Wars hampered by “creative differences”. Even if those issues are ironed out, Rogue Squadron is unlikely to release in 2023. A Vanity Fair story in May 2022 stated that Rogue Squadron was “further” in development than the Taika Waititi Star Wars project.
Disney has set release dates for three new Star Wars movies after The Rise of Skywalker. The first of these was to be the first film from Game of Thrones executive producers and showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff, set to be released on December 16, 2022. However, the Weiss/Benioff films have since been canceled. . In any case, on July 23, 2020, Disney announced changes to its release schedule due to the ongoing pandemic, including these Star Wars dates being moved to December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2020. December 2027. It is unknown if those dates will still feature Star Wars movies or not.
In any case, don’t expect a direct sequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Episode IX was intended to serve as the final entry in the nine-movie Skywalker Saga. Lucasfilm currently has no plans for an Episode X, though that could always change a few years (or decades) down the road. This also doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t see characters like Rey, Finn, and Poe in future spin-off projects.
Lucasfilm has also said there are several unannounced movies in development. That it could be? Only time… and the Force… will tell.
Which Star Wars project are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments!
Note: This story was updated on 05/17/2022. It was originally published on 7/29/2021.
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