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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.
Andy posted an article in General NewsAlthough 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: January 2020. Disney+ Star Wars shows coming soon While Star Wars takes a break from the big screen following the release of The Rise of Skywalker, there's a lot going on over on the new Disney+ streaming service, and Lucasfilm are keen to continue the momentum that has been started from the successful launch of The Mandalorian in November 2019. The Clone Wars Season 7 - Full series on Disney+ now! The Clone Wars was a big hit from 2008 to 2014, with a feature length animated film and the series itself starting on Cartoon Network. When Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney the much loved series was put on indefinite hold leaving several threads dangling, such as the Siege of Mandalore and the unresolved issues between Ahsoka Tano and her former master, Anakin Skywalker. In 2018, showrunner Dave Filoni announced that The Clone Wars would return for its conclusion, and that The Clone Wars season 7 would be the final season of the show. The Mandalorian Season 2 - October 2020 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. Untitled Cassian Andor series - Expected 2021 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 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. Untitled 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. The status of these projects is currently unknown, and the information available has changed several times since then. We wouldn't be at all surprised if these dates got changed or the projects were reworked altogether. 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 - 16 Dec 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. Untitled Star Wars movie - 20 Dec 2024 Nothing is known about this project yet, although The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was once said to be returning to Star Wars for a series of films, and that has as of yet not been confirmed to be cancelled. Disney's updated release schedule in April 2020 did not include this film, but it has also not been confirmed as cancelled. Untitled Star Wars movie - 18 Dec 2026 Again, no details have been released for 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.
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.