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 3/21/2023.
What’s the next Star Wars movie?
Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie
Release Date: TBD, but 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.”
That was May 2020. Since then, much has been made about what Star Wars movie could be next. For example, in October 2022 brought news that a new Star Wars film, one co-written by Lost’s Damon Lindelof, could move into this spot. We’ll find out for super at Star Wars Celebration in April 2023.
The latest news though was on March 7 which strongly suggests not only will Waititi’s movie be next, he’ll star in it. Beyond that, in the past, Waititi has discussed some broad ideas of what he wants to do with his upcoming film. Read those below.
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Upcoming Star Wars Release Dates
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.
The Mandalorian Season 3
Release Date: Every Wednesday through April 19 (On Disney+)
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.
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.
The season is currently airing and here’s what happened in each episode so far:
- Chapter 17: The Mandalorian Returns for Season 3, and It’s More of the Same
- Chapter 18: The Mandalorian Goes Home and Everything Changes
- Chapter 19: The Mandalorian Finally Remembered Its Place in the Star Wars Timeline
- Chapter 20: Coming March 22
- Chapter 21: Coming March 29
- Chapter 22: Coming April 5
- Chapter 23: Coming April 12
- Chapter 24: Coming April 19
Star Wars Visions Season 2
Release Date: May 4 (On Disney+)
It’s official. On May 4 Star Wars Visions will return for season 2. It’s an international season with episodes coming from the U.S., Japan, Chile, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, Ireland, and Spain. Earlier this year, we got a rundown of the animation houses and the episode titles which you can read in full at this link but they include Aardman (Wallace and Gromit), Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells), 88 Pictures (Trollhunters), Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra) and others.
Star Wars: Ahsoka
Release Date: 2023 (On Disney+)
The first full live-action Ahsoka Tano show from co-creator Dave Filoni has finished production and is coming soon. 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 past article confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is, likely, part of the show.
Recently, Filoni told io9 that he’s “very pleased” with the show and excited for fans to see this sequel to Rebels in live action.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
Release Date: 2023 (On Disney+)
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. And though not much is know about what happens on the show, it has been revealed that The Daniels, the Oscar-winning directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once, directed an episode. Read more about the show here.
Star Wars: The Acolyte
Release Date: TBD but 2023 possible (On Disney+)
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 in 2022,, 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 later, 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.
Andor: Season 2
Release Date: TBD, 2024 likely (On Disney+)
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.
Star Wars: A Droid Story
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
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.
Star Wars: Lando
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
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 2
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
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.
Untitled Damon Lindelof Movie, Sorta
Release Date: TBD but possibly either December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
In October 2022, news broke 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.
In March 2023 though, weeks before the film could potentially be announced as the next Star Wars movie, news broke that Lindelof and his co-writer Justin Britt-Gibson departed the project after delivering their script. Obaid-Chinoy is still, reportedly attached.
Untitled Shawn Levy Movie
Release Date: TBD
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.
Star Wars Movies and TV Shows That Are Currently Unscheduled and Probably NOT Going To Happen
Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic
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.
Untitled Rian Johnson Trilogy
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.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
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 2022, Jenkins said the movie is still in “active development” but recent news suggests it’s dead.
Untitled Kevin Feige Movie
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 was exciting to hear that he was producing a Star Wars movie and even recruited Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron to help him. Feige doesn’t like to even acknowledge this project though and in a 2022 interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also tiptoed around the project’s existence. Then, a few weeks before Star Wars Celebration 2023, we learned the project is likely dead.
For more, check out io9's list of every canceled (or re-worked) Disney Star Wars project.
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