Our family’s longtime tradition the day before Christmas has been to go to brunch together and then to see the latest Star Wars movie in the theater. Well, for COVID reasons, that obviously isn’t happening but my mood was boosted when I looked into what Star Wars features are coming down the pipe and believe me, there are a lot of them!
‘Rangers of the New Republic’
The “Rangers of the New Republic” series “will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.”
Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson, who recently appeared on “The Mandalorian.”
Untitled Taika Waititi film
A new Star Wars feature film with acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award winner Taika Waititi is in development.
“The Acolyte’ is a new series that will be “a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” Leslye Headland, creator of “Russian Doll,” will lead this film.
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ update
Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader in the show, which will be set 10 years after “Revenge of the Sith.” Kenobi will reflect on “his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ update
We got a new trailer for the “Bad Batch” animated series, which will focus on “a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army.” Each of these soldiers has “a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.”
‘Star Wars: Visions’
“Star Wars: Visions” will be a series of animated short films celebrating “Star Wars” through the lens of the world’s best anime creators
Cassian Andor from “Rogue One” will get a new project called “Andor.”
‘A Droid’s Story’
This series will “will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.”
Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new event series for Disney+.
The next feature film in the Star Wars franchise, releasing in December 2023, will be “Rogue Squadron,” which will be directed by Patty Jenkins of the “Wonder Woman” franchise. The next installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise directed by James Mangold, a Star Wars feature film by writer/director Taika Waititi and “Children of Blood & Bone,” based on Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling novel, round out the feature-film slate.