There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. Even with all the negativity and debates within the fandom.
Very soon we will be seeing the end of the Skywalker saga which is the culmination of nine films that molded many people’s childhood for the better part of 40 years. And even with that, there is still so much to look forward to with no less than eight other projects either lined up to be released soon or in some form of development as you read this.
Outlined below is a list of all the confirmed T.V. and Film projects announced by Disney or Lucasfilm. Some coming out as soon as November this year and others in the years to come. Which are you looking forward to the most?
The Mandalorian (2019)
On November 12th along side the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, we will have our first ever live action Star Wars television show staring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Nick Nolte, and so many more. The official synopsis of the show is this
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”
With Jon Favreau running the ship alongside Dave Filoni this show should be unlike anything we have seen before and something truly special.
Star Wars Resistance (2019)
The second and final season of the animated series Star Wars Resistance looks to take us on a journey after the events of The Force Awakens.
Unfortunately, this show wasn’t/isn’t as engrossing as the previous animated shows, The Clone Wars & Rebels, but it surely is enough to expand on the universe post Return of the Jedi and show a little background of what is going on in the Galaxy aside from the Rey and Kylo Ren thread.
The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
The final film in the Skywalker saga, which started in 1977 with Star Wars (Later dubbed ‘A New Hope’).
“No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 2019.”
This will be a bittersweet end to the characters and story so many of us have loved for the better part of 40+ years. Moreover, after the divisive nature of the previous film, The Last Jedi, hopefully JJ Abrams can bring the fans back together with this installment.
Cassian Andor (2020)
Following the the success of Rogue One A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm has been developing a show focusing on one of the films main characters, Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna), and his adventures prior to his mission in the film. Hopefully this show can live up to the hype that it has with Lucasfilm touting it to be a rousing spy thriller.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 (2020)
Returning for a 7th, and most likely, final season. The Acclaimed animated show will have a proper sendoff starting in February on Disney+.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2021)
Despite all the scripts being completed and filming to begin next year little is known about this HIGHLY anticipated show for Disney+. What we do know is that it will take place after Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Ewan McGregor will be returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Deborah Chow will be in the Director’s chair.
This is the show fans have been clamoring for since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, so let’s hope they don’t drop the ball here and make fans proud.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss films (TBD)
Nearly two years ago it was announced by Lucasfilm that the show runners of HBO’s Game of Thrones would be writing and producing a new series of films within the Star Wars Universe that would be separate from the Rian Johnson Trilogy as well as the Skywalker Saga. Since then not much has been said in regards to this series but Bob Iger did confirm that we should expect a new trilogy to start from Benioff and Weiss starting in 2022.
Rian Johnson Trilogy (TBD)
Everyone’s favorite Star Wars Director is still, according to Kathy Kennedy, working on his Trilogy of films for Lucasfilm. It has also been stated he is collaborating with Benioff and Weiss on their series also.
Kevin Feige Film (TBD)
Finally, revealed in late September Marvel Cinematic Universe Mastermind Kevin Feige has been pegged to develop a new Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm. Nothing is known of the story or time frame of when they are looking at it being released but, Feige has told an actor from the Marvel films that he has them eyed up for a role if this film does get made.
Here’s hoping Mr. Tom Hiddleston gets into some Star Wars action!
All in all, even with the Skywalker saga coming to an end this December we have a lot to look forward to and be excited about.
May the Force Be With You and be sure to check out Shootin’ The Sith.