What Is the Status of the Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies?

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Star Wars seems to never run out of material to use for its movies and TV shows. To date, there are already 12 Star Wars movies and 9 TV shows in its franchise, including spinoffs.

This makes us wonder: will there be more Star Wars movies and TV shows in the future? If so, what are these projects that we can look out for and when will they be released?

Thankfully, Disney laid out all of its plans for the saga at last month's Star Wars Celebration 2023. In its announcement, the company revealed there will be three upcoming movies and some titles heading for Disney+.

If you want to stay updated with upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows, this list has you covered for the empire's plans in the galaxy far, far away.

What Are the Upcoming Star Wars Projects?

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Here are the Star Wars movies and TV shows that were recently released as well as the ones that are coming out within the next year.

Star Wars: Visions - Volume 2 (Status: Released)

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Earlier this month, Star Wars: Visions - Volume 2 came out on Disney+. This volume included nine shorts that were created by filmmakers from various parts of the world instead of being anime-focused like Volume 1 was.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (Status: Released)

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On the same day, Disney also released the animated TV series, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.

The show follows two youngsters on their quest to learn the ways of the Force. They eventually learn how to "become Jedi," which teaches them about "compassion, self-discipline, teamwork, patience, and friendship."

The show is now available to watch on Disney+ and Disney Junior.

Star Wars: Ahsoka (Status: Released)

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The Mandalorian spinoff series was released on August 22, 2023. The TV show focused on Rosario Dawson's character, Ahsoka Tano, as she hunts for Grand Admiral Thrawn.

The show brought back Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker. Other actors who are part of this project include the following:

Star Wars: Ahsoka is now available to stream on Disney+. There are a total of eight episodes in the first season.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (Status: Expected in Late 2023 or Early 2024)

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Previously called Grammar Rodeo, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is a TV series that will be directed by Jon Watts.

Jude Law will star in the series, which "takes place during the post-Return of the Jedi reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as The Mandalorian."

Some have called the show as "a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the '80s."

An official release date has not yet been announced but many expect it to be released in 2024.

Star Wars: Andor Season 2 (Status: Expected in August 2024)

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Following the success of the first season of Star Wars: Andor, Disney will be continuing Diego Luna's Cassian Andor prequel story.

The show started filming in November 2022 with production expected to continue until August 2023. After that, post-production is expected to last a year, which suits the expected release date of August 2024.

Star Wars: The Acolyte (Status: Expected in 2024)

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Lastly, a new live-action era set in the High Republic era is expected to be released in 2024. The TV series, entitled Star Wars: The Acolyte, will be directed by Leslye Headland.

What Are the Star Wars Movies and Shows Currently in Production?

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Lucasfilm is also working on a number of movies and TV shows for Star Wars right now. These include the following:

Star Wars: Lando (Status: In Development; Turned Into a Movie)

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Another character in the franchise will be getting his own spinoff series called Star Wars: Lando. The TV series will bring back Donald Glover for his role as Lando Calrissian.

The show, previously developed by Justin Simien has now been turned into a theatrical offering with Donald and his brother Stephen Glover tapped by Lucasfilm to pen the script.

Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movie (Status: In Development)

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A live-action Star Wars movie to be directed by Taika Waititi has been confirmed by Disney. The Thor: Ragnarok movie director is co-writing the project along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

While the project has been confirmed since 2021, not much is known about its story and how it will be joining the timeline.

The movie could be joining Lucasfilm's slate in December 2025.

James Mangold's Ancient Jedi Movie (Status: In Development)

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Another Star Wars project that is currently in development is James Mangold's origin story of the first Jedi Knights.

Likewise, little is known about this project except that it will be set around 25,000 years prior to all the other Star Wars movies. Reports also say that it will have Biblical aspects in its story.

Dave Filoni's Mando-Verse Film (Status: In Development)

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Dave Filoni is no stranger to Star Wars. But it's been reported that he is working on his first Star Wars movie, which will be set after Return of the Jedi.

The movie is said to bridge the gap between shows such as The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars: Ahsoka.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's New Jedi Order Film (Status: In Development)

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There's also Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's first Star Wars film, which will take place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. This film will mark the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker and potentially other sequel trilogy actors.

In the early days of the project, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were supposed to write its script. After leaving the project, Disney hired Steven Knight for the part.

Just recently, rumors swirled all over the internet that the project will be titled "Star Wars: A New Beginning" and will feature two new leads who will serve as Rey's Jedi padawans.

Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy (Status: Presumed Canceled)

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And finally, Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy project is also in development. Reports say that he will be writing and directing the first of the three.

Unfortunately, the director is "unbelievably busy" according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Since the director is currently working on Poker Face and a third Knives Out movie, they are "not actively involved in anything at the moment."

Kennedy assured fans that "he really wants to step back into the space. It's a big commitment of time, so that's really on him."

What Are the Canceled Star Wars Projects?

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Unfortunately, there are also some Star Wars shows and movies that have been canceled by Lucasfilm and Disney for various reasons. These projects include the following:

  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie
  • David Benioff & DB Weiss' Star Wars movies
  • Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy

As for these projects, we don't know what the status is on them right now:

There's plenty of room for more Star Wars projects in the future. But for now, these are the ones that have been announced.

We'll update this post once more information has been unveiled.

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