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Star Wars Movie and TV Release Schedule 2020 and beyond

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Although the Skywalker Saga has drawn to a close (for now at least - it's not like we haven't heard that before), there is still plenty going on in our favourite galaxy far far away. As with our previous list, we'll be keeping this article updated with information about upcoming Star Wars movie and TV releases as the information becomes available.

Whether you are looking forward to seeing a new Star Wars spin-off movie at the cinema, a new live-action Star Wars show, or the latest Star Wars animated adventure on Disney+, we've got your back!

Last updated: July 2020.

Disney+ Star Wars shows coming soon

There's a lot going on over on the new Disney+ streaming service, with Lucasfilm keen to continue the momentum that has been started from the successful launch of The Mandalorian in November 2019, and The Clone Wars season 7 in February 2020. It's clear that Disney and Lucasfilm see Diesney+ as a big part of the future of Star Wars storytelling.

The Mandalorian Season 2 - 30 October 2020

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The Mandalorian launched with Disney+ in November 2019 and was touted as following a lone gunslinger across the "wild west" of the Star Wars universe, but it turned out to be so much more. With "Baby Yoda" stealing the hearts of fans and generating a thousand memes, it's no surprise that shortly after the end of the first season Jon Favreau announced that the Mandalorian would return to our screens soon. The October 2020 date was confirmed by Bob Iger during a quarterly earnings call in February.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - 2021

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The Bad Batch is an animated series following the Bad Batch of clones introduced in season 7 of The Clone Wars as they take on the role of mercenaries in the aftermath of the the Clone Wars. The series was announced in July 2020 and will see many returning producers and crew members from various other Star Wars television projects, including Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, Jennifer Corbett, Carrie Beck, and Josh Rime.

Untitled Cassian Andor series - Expected 2021 (unconfirmed)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first of the Star Wars spin-off, or "anthology" movies, and it proved to be a hit with fans in 2016. The film told the story of a band of rebels who stole the plans for the first Death Star. The Cassian Andor series announced in November 2018 will serve as a prequel to Rogue One and is said to be a "spy thriller" following the exploits of the titular shady rebel and his sidekick K-2SO before that fateful mission. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will return as their respective characters from Rogue One.

Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series - TBA

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It was either the best kept secret or the worst kept secret in Star Wars, depending on your point of view. For years rumours circulated that Ewan McGregor would reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, but it wasn't until October 2019 that anything was officially confirmed. Little is known about the series so far, but McGregor has said that we can expect to see how the former Jedi Master copes with the destruction of the Jedi Order and the betrayal of his closest friend. 

Unknown series

On Star Wars Day 2020 it was confirmed that Leslye Headland will be showrunning a new Star Wars series. No further details were given aside from the fact that this is an additional series not previously confirmed.

Confirmed Star Wars movie releases

In April 2019 Disney confirmed the release dates for three new Star Wars movies, although no further details were given at the time. With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting production schedules and Disney and Lucasfilm switching focus towards new Disney+ content, we wouldn't be at all surprised if these dates got changed or the projects were reworked altogether. 

Unknown projects

In 2017 it was announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would be heading up his own Star Wars trilogy. While this plan does seem to have been shelved following concerns over Star Wars fatigue at the box office and the mixed reception to Johnson's own contribution to the Skywalker Saga, it has never explicitly been cancelled. Until Disney and Lucasfilm stop being so tight-lipped about what happened to the trilogy we'll include it here for clarity.

In September 2019 it was widely reported that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was on board for a Star Wars project, but no further details have been announced so it is unclear where this fits in with what we already know.

On Star Wars Day 2020, it was revealed that Taika Waititi will co-write and direct a Star Wars feature film, but at the time of writing this it is unclear whether this is one of the below releases or in addition to them.

Untitled Star Wars movie - 22 Dec 2023

Originally scheduled for 16 December 2022, Bob Iger confirmed in April 2019 that this film would be by Game of Thrones producers David Benioff & DB Weiss, but they later left the project citing an increased workload due to contractual obligations with Netflix. No further details have been released. Given the pairs experience on the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones there were rumours that this was set to be something akin to the Knights of the Old Republic video game series. In April 2020, the date was reconfirmed on Disney's updated release schedule, modified due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the following July it was announced that all Star Wars movie releases would be pushed back by one year.

Untitled Star Wars movie - 19 Dec 2025

Nothing is known about this project yet, so stay tuned and we'll update this article as we discover more information. Disney's updated release schedule in April 2020 did not include this film, but it has also not been confirmed as cancelled. It was originally scheduled for a 20 Dec 2024 release but was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Untitled Star Wars movie - 17 Dec 2027

Again, no details have been released for this project yet. Disney's updated release schedule in April 2020 did not include this film, but it has also not been confirmed as cancelled. It was originally scheduled for a 19 Dec 2026 release but was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 


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