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 movies and TV shows alike 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 single new Star Wars movie or Disney+ show will be in your eyeballs.
May has been a huge month for Star Wars news. It began on May 4 with a brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer to watch and dissect. And in the lead up to Star Wars Celebration on May 26, a new article was released that revealed new shows in development, release dates, plot details, you name it. Big updates on Andor, Ahsoka, The Acolyte and many others. So keep it locked to io9, and specifically this article, for all the updates.
Last updated 5/17/2022.
Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Ewan McGregor returns to the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a show from Mandalorian season one director Deborah Chow. Oh, and you thought Kenobi just sat in the Tatooine desert watching Luke all those years? Think again. Hayden Christensen also reprises his role as Darth Vader, leading an all-star cast that includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. Ian McDiarmid teased Emperor Palpatine’s “presence” in either the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi or Cassian Andor series. Check out a trailer here.
For more coverage of Obi-Wan Kenobi, see here:
- Hello There, New Trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Everything We Saw in the Star Wars Day Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer
- Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Teaser Takes Us Back to Tatooine and Beyond
- The Obi-Wan Kenobi Release Date Has Been Officially Confirmed
- Ewan McGregor Reflects on Returning to Star Wars in the Age of Prequels Appreciation
- Everything We Saw in the New Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer
Release Date: TBD, but possibly December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
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, a new article in Vanity Fair now earmarks this film as the next Star Wars movie instead of Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron. If that’s true, we should get a title and confirmed release date in the coming weeks.
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.
How did Rogue One character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) become the Rebel spy we saw in that movie? This show, from Rogue One writer Tony Gilroy, follows that story. It too features an all-star cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Shaw, and Genevieve O’Reilly (as Mon Mothma), but no Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s friend K-2SO. That’s reportedly coming in a second season, which may already be in the works.
Recently, we learned that Andor will be coming in late summer 2022 and begin with his home planet being destroyed. From there, his new adopted planet will be the series’ main setting as he learns to live with revolution.
When last we saw Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, Crosshair, Omega, and the gang, their home on Kamino had been destroyed and they all set off toward an uncertain future. We’d imagine that future will include more showdowns with the growing Empire and probably feature lots of cameos.
Rosario Dawson is definitely returning for the first full live-action Ahsoka Tano show from co-creator Dave Filoni. The question is who’ll return with her? Her first appearance on The Mandalorian suggested she’ll make good on the Star Wars Rebels finale and go after Grand Admiral Thrawn. The fact that actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has reportedly been cast as Sabine Wren further bolsters that assumption. Could we see Ezra Bridger too? And what about the fact she knows Luke Skywalker now? And which not-Thrawn admiral is Ray Stevenson playing? So many questions, so few answers. Production for the series started on May 9. and a new article confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is, indeed, part of the show.
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.
A release date has yet to be set but a new article revealed that it could be out later this year as production has already been completed.
Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland will be the first person to bring the excellent High Republic timeline into live-action with this show, rumored to star Amandla Stenberg. Casting is ongoing but the series has already been written.
In a new interview, Headland revealed the show would be about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menance. “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?”
Release Date: Currently December 22, 2023 but more than likely December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
For several years, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’ film about pilots in the Star Wars universe has been earmarked as the next film. Recent rumors suggest it might move off this date and, in a new article, it was confirmed that the film has been delayed. However, a new release date has not yet been confirmed.
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. We don’t even know if Donald Glover is attached. But, until we hear otherwise, you have to think it’s still in the works.
A panel focusing on this new series, described as an animated anthology of shorts, popped up as part of the Star Wars Celebration Animation schedule, but beyond that we don’t know much about it. Presumably, it’ll be a Disney+ series. The panel will be attended by Clone Wars, Rebels, Mandalorian, and Ahsoka producer Dave Filoni, which makes it seem likely he and Lucasfilm animation are directly involved. But again—details, including when exactly this series will be set in the Star Wars timeline—are hazy, at least until Star Wars Celebration arrives in late May.
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 is fake but the show, set after the events of Return of the Jedi, is described as an adventure in the mold of Amblin adventures of the 1980s. It’s currently looking for four actors ages 11-12 to start. Read more about it here.
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.
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.
This project is also still up in the air and completely unconfirmed, but rumor has it that director J.D. Dillard (who made the awesome Sleight and Sweetheart) is teaming up with Luke Cage writer Matt Owens to develop a Star Wars project. Show? Movie? We don’t know. But he did get his start working alongside JJ Abrams on the set of The Force Awakens.
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.
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