Bill Murray said it in 1978 and we’re still saying it today: “Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Give me those Star Wars! Don’t let them end...” Star Wars is everywhere these days, with multiple movies and TV shows in the works from Disney and Lucasfilm. This article will give you the most up to date Star Wars release dates so you know exactly when every new Star Wars movie or Disney+ show will arrive.
This post was last updated on 1/25/2023.
That image. That’s all we’ve gotten so far from this movie. That, and the news that Oscar-winning director of Thor: Ragnarok would be helming and co-writing along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. “Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and … unique,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride.”
However, an article in Vanity Fair now earmarks this film as the next Star Wars movie instead of Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron. That news, oddly, was not confirmed at Star Wars Celebration so we’ll wait and see.
Promoting Lightyear, though, Waititi did discuss some broad ideas of what he wants to do with his upcoming film. Read those below.
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Of note: October 2022 brought news that a new Star Wars film, one co-written by Lost’s Damon Lindelof, could move into this spot. To be continued but read more about it below.
These shows and movies have all been officially announced and are in various stages of production, even if we don’t know when they will definitely come out.
If The Book of Boba Fett taught us anything it’s that The Mandalorian is the current crown jewel of Star Wars. So of course the show’s main character is coming back, for a new season that won’t just pick up where season two left off (the two Mando-centric episodes of Book of Boba took care of that). Now we’ll see what’s next for our helmeted hero and his ward Grogu, who now has his very own suit of Mandalorian armor. At D23, a new trailer was revealed; in December, it was confirmed the series would return March 1. A full official trailer was released in January. It’s above.
A lot of great news came during the Star Wars Celebration. Katee Sackhoff confirmed that her character B0-Katan would return, and teased that her character “may have some unfinished business.” A trailer also premiered at Celebration, but will not be released online because the show doesn’t premiere until next year. But io9 did attend, and you can read about what we saw here.
We recently learned that Bryce Dallas Howard will return to direct an episode in the third season as well as Greef Karga himself, Carl Weathers. Along with the January trailer, we also learned Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, and Peter Ramsey will direct episodes.
It’s official. In the spring of 2023, Star Wars Visions will return for season 2. That means a whole new series of short, animated films in the Star Wars universe. And while the news didn’t bring with it any specifics about who might be making those films, or if any of the stories from last season, will continue, we do know that it’s going to be much more global. In addition to the U.S., Japan, Chile, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, Ireland, and Spain will all get in the mix.
Star Wars Celebration really cemented some details about the first full live-action Ahsoka Tano show from co-creator Dave Filoni. Rosario Dawson is, of course, returning. And our first look at footage confirmed that actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as Sabine Wren; more recently, Eman Esfandi was confirmed as Ezra Bridger.
What does that all mean? Well, as teased in Ahsoka’s first appearance on The Mandalorian, she’ll make good on the Star Wars Rebels finale and go after Grand Admiral Thrawn. And what about the fact she knows Luke Skywalker now? And which not-Thrawn admiral is Ray Stevenson playing? Production for the series started on May 9. and a new article confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is, likely, part of the show.
Created by Spider-Man Homecoming/Far From Home/No Way Home director Jon Watts along with writer Chris Ford, this mystery Star Wars show is now currently in development. The title for the show was released during the Star Wars Celebration, and was previously internally referred as “Grammar Radio.” Celebration also revealed its headlining star, Jude Law.
Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Skeleton Crew is described as an adventure in the mold of Amblin adventures of the 1980s. The show will be about seeing the galaxy through the eyes of children (but it is not a kids show), and will follow a group of children who get lost in the galaxy and try to find their way home. Jon Watts explained that the series will take place during the same time period as the upcoming Ahsoka series and The Mandalorian.
Filming on the series began in 2022 and ended in early 2023. Read more about it here.
Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland will be the first person to bring the excellent High Republic timeline into live-action with this show, long rumored to star Amandla Stenberg before an actual confirmation finally arrived at San Diego Comic-Con 2022—one of few Star Wars bits of news to emerge from the convention. Casting is ongoing but the series has already been written.
In an interview on May 17, Headland revealed the show would be about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace. “A lot of those characters haven’t even been born yet,” she said. “We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about. My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”
In an interview released May 24, Headland spoke about her goals for the series. For Headland, above all else The Acolyte is a mystery, and that mystery is figuring out what is going on in this peak period. It was also suggested that The Acolyte will bring more elements from the Expanded Universe to canon, but what parts that will be incorporated will remain to be seen.
In September 2022, both Jodie Turner-Smith and Squid Game’s Emmy-winning Lee Jung-Jae joined the cast, with an official announcement in November adding Carrie-Anne Moss, Manny Jacinto, and others to the roster. The first image, which you see above, was released in November.
Season one of Tony Gilroy’s Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna showed an excitingly different side of Star Wars. Season two will reportedly be spread across the four years leading up to Rogue One, with four episodes covering each year in Cassian Andor’s life until that fateful point. Filming began in late 2022.
For several years, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’ film about pilots in the Star Wars universe has been earmarked as the next film. Well, that’s no longer the case. After months of rumors suggesting it might move off its 2023 release date, Disney officially took it off the schedule. On December 13, Jenkins said the movie is still in “active development.”
Lucasfilm Animation is teaming up with Industrial Light and Magic for this streaming show that will “introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.” We don’t know anything beyond that.
We haven’t heard much on the Lando front in a few years, but when it was announced we learned that Dear White People creator Justin Simien was developing an “event series” about the character. In a recent interview Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the show is still in the works but it’s all about how, or if, Donald Glover becomes involved.
Star Wars Movies and TV Shows That Are Currently Unscheduled and Haven’t Been Officially Announced, But We Think Are Still Happening
The Book of Boba Fett season one ended with the implication that we’d see more of these character in the future. But alas, there has been no official announcement... yet. We expect it to be coming soon. But you dive into the making-of season one while we wait.
The latest Star Wars news as of late October 2022 is that Damon Lindelof, he of Lost, The Leftovers, and Watchmen, is co-writing a Star Wars film set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel) is reportedly set to direct the film, which is being developed with a full team of writers, one of which might be Dave Filoni.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is best known for helping create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as much as he loves Marvel, he loves Star Wars even more. And so it’s exciting that he’s producing a Star Wars movie and even recruited Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron to help him. We don’t know anything else and Feige doesn’t like to even acknowledge this project. Plus, in a new interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also tiptoed around the project’s existence. That’s probably just because it’s not ready yet.
Shawn Levy, the prolific director and producer behind Stranger Things, Night at the Museum, and Free Guy is gearing up to develop a film in a galaxy far far away. He’ll focus on that after completing Deadpool 3, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.
Originally announced alongside shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, and Andor, Rangers of the New Republic was rumored to be Cara Dune’s show which would tie into The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. However, with actress Gina Carano no longer a part of Star Wars, word on the street is this will no longer be happening. Nothing is official though.
Let’s be honest. Do we think this is happening anymore? Probably not. Rian Johnson has moved on to other things. But, until we hear otherwise (and no one is officially saying), we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that before the divisive release of The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm officially said Johnson would make his very own trilogy. It hasn’t officially been canceled yet but, in a new interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggested that it’s been placed on the back burner as Johnson does other things. With Johnson’s next film, Glass Onion, set for release in late 2022 though, he’s been quoted saying he still hopes these movies happen. So do we.
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