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Andy posted an article in General NewsThe 2020 Disney Investor's Day call has showered us with gifts galore; some projects we already knew, some that had been hinted at, and others that have come out of nowhere. My mind has been blown by so much new information, but I've gathered up the pieces as best as I could and slotted them into this article to make sure it's up to date. So 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: December 2020. Disney+ Star Wars shows coming soon At time of writing there is just one episode of the second season of The Mandalorian left to air, but there are plenty of upcoming shows to get excited for, as Disney and Lucasfilm ramp up their Disney+ offerings. Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Coming 2021 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. The trailer was revealed during the investors call in December 2020. The Book of Boba Fett - December 2021 The existence of a Boba Fett spinoff from hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian was heavily rumoured throughout the show's run, but confirmation of such a series was notably absent from the Disney Investor's Day announcements. At the end of the second season finale of The Mandalorian we were teased by a title card for The Book of Boba Fett and given a date of December 2021. It was confirmed to be a new series a few days later. The Mandalorian season 3 - 25 December 2021 Since launching along with Disney+ The Mandalorian has been a huge success, and a third season was given the green light almost immediately. According to Phil Szostak, the Lucasfilm art department were producing concepts before the first season had even aired. The release date of 25 December 2021 was confirmed during the investor's call in December 2020. Star Wars: Andor - Coming 2022 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 series was 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. The official title and sizzle reel was revealed during the Disney investor's call in December 2020. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Coming 2022 This limited series 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. 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, and in December 2020 it was revealed that the series takes place in 9 BBY and that Hayden Christensen would reprise his role as Darth Vader for the series. Star Wars: The Acolyte On Star Wars Day 2020 it was confirmed that Leslye Headland will be showrunning a new Star Wars series, and in December 2020 the show's title and general premise was revealed. The Acolyte will take place in roughly 100 BBY and will focus on an emerging dark side threat in the final years of the High Republic era. No release date has been confirmed yet. Star Wars: Ahsoka Announced on 10 December 2020, shortly after Rosario Dawson's debut as fan favourite former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, the new series will again star Dawson and be written by Dave Filoni, who will also executive produce the show with Jon Favreau. Ahsoka will be a limited series set in 9 ABY that culminates in a crossover with The Mandalorian and upcoming series Rangers of the New Republic. Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic Announced on 10 December 2020 along with Ahsoka, the series will be executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. It is set in 9 ABY and will crossover with Ahsoka and The Mandalorian. Star Wars: Visions Announced in December 2020, Star Wars: Visions will be an anthology series that will "celebrate Star Wars through the lens of the world's best anime creators". Star Wars: A Droid Story A Droid Story is an animated TV movie featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO. It was announced in December 2020. Star Wars: Lando Lando has been touted as "an event series" and the story will be developed by Justin Simien. It was announced in December 2020 but nothing else has been revealed. 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. In April 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting production schedules all three movies were pushed back by one year. Rogue Squadron - 22 Dec 2023 In December 2020 it was revealed that the next Star Wars movie would be based on Rogue Squadron and would be directed by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. The film was originally due to be helmed by Game of Thrones producers David Benioff & DB Weiss before they withdrew from the project citing other contractual obligations, but it is unknown if Rogue Squadron was always the plan for their movie. Disney CEO Bob Iger has stated that he wanted this movie to be more accessible to general audiences. Untitled Star Wars movie from Taika Waititi On Star Wars Day 2020, it was revealed that Taika Waititi will co-write and direct a Star Wars feature film and will co-write the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. It is still unclear whether this is one of the already announced movies below, or in addition to them. 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. Other 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 the sake of completion. 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.
Andy posted an article in The MoviesTaika Waititi has been announced as the co-writer and director of an upcoming Star Wars feature film, this confirms rumours from earlier this year. The director, who recently won the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for his work on Jojo Rabbit and directed the first season finale of Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian will be joined on the screenplay by BAFTA winner Krysty Wilson-Cairns. There has not been any release date announced for the movie, which will receive a theatrical release, with the announcement on the official site suggesting that this may be another film in addition to the one confirmed in 2022. There are two Star Wars films previously announced for 2024 and 2026, although the current status of these is unknown as they were not listed in Disney's recent updated release schedule. Also included in the official announcement was confirmation of another Star Wars TV series under showrunner Leslye Headland, which will join the Disney+ streaming service. Although not explicitly stated we can infer that this is another live-action show which will sit alongside The Mandalorian, the Cassian Andor series, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Taika Waititi may soon be helming his own Star Wars project, if the latest rumours are to be believed. According to Hollywood Reporter, the Thor: Ragnarok director is in early talks with Lucasfilm regarding a future Star Wars movie. Waititi has already made an impression on Star Wars with his portrayal of bounty hunting assassin droid IG-11 in the Disney+ Star Wars television series The Mandalorian, as well as directing the final episode of the first season, overseen by executive producer and fellow Marvel alumnus Jon Favreau. It is unknown what project Waititi may be being sought for, but with Star Wars movies scheduled for 2022, 2024, and 2026, and no directors confirmed after the exist of Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss, Disney and Lucasfilm are sure to be on the hunt for talent to keep these projects on track (or not too severely delayed, at least). It is also a possibility that this could be related to the Kevin Feige Star Wars movie that was confirmed to be in early stages of development last year, or if this would be an entirely new project. Feige's successes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe singled him out as a suitable candidate for the interconnected canon of Star Wars, and it seems only natural that other directors he has worked with would also come on board. Although clearly popular with the decision makers at Disney and Lucasfilm, Waititi is in high demand; with a live action adaptation of the anime Akira, and Thor: Love and Thunder already lined up, it's unclear when a large project in the Star Wars universe could fit in to his schedule.