Star Wars fans are rarely starved for good content these days. And they're always looking ahead to what's next, whether it's hotly anticipated Disney+ shows like The Mandalorian: Season 3, which recently ended its run (read our Season 3 review), or Star Wars: Ahsoka. And while the franchise is in the middle of a big screen hiatus, there are more Star Wars movies on the horizon too.
From scoundrels to Jedi masters to bounty hunters, we've cooked up a list featuring all the upcoming Star Wars TV shows and movies. While some are locked and others are just industry reports that haven't been confirmed by Disney, one thing's for sure – there are passionate plans in the works to give us a lot more of Star Wars, whether it's a story centered on beloved characters or an entirely new cosmic adventure.
Click right through the scruffy-looking slideshow below to see what's coming, and a couple of "maybes" too…
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What Are the Next Star Wars Movies and TV Shows Coming Out? 2022 Release Dates
Every Upcoming Star Wars Movie and TV Show
For those keeping track, here's the full lineup of upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows:
- Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series (August 23, 2023)
- Star Wars Skeleton Crew (formerly "Grammar Rodeo") TV Series (Possibly 2024)
- Star Wars: Andor TV Series Season 2 (August 2024)
- Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series (2024)
- Star Wars: Lando TV Series (In Development)
- Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movie (In Development)
- James Mangold's Ancient Jedi Movie (In Development)
- Dave Filoni's Mando-Verse Movie (In Development)
- Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Jedi Order Movie (In Development)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Movie (Canceled)
- The Book of Boba Fett: Season 2 (Status Unknown)
- Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie (Canceled)
- Untitled J.D. Dillard/Matt Owens Movie (Status Unknown)
- Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic TV Series (Possibly Canceled)
- Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy (In Development)
- David Benioff & DB Weiss' Star Wars Movies (Canceled)
Here are the Star Wars projects that are closest to becoming a reality (or at least appear to be) at the moment:
Star Wars: Ahsoka TV Series (August 23, 2023)
This Mandalorian spinoff series will focus on Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano. The series will be set in the same era as The Mandalorian itself, so rather than fill in the missing gaps in Ahsoka's story, it'll revolve around her hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn, as teased on The Mandalorian.
Hayden Christensen will also appear as Anakin Skywalker following his appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi, though whether he'll appear as a Force Ghost or via flashback scenes is unclear. The show's cast also includes Ray Stevenson as an unknown villain, Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Ahsoka's Mandalorian comrade Sabine Wren and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla. Dave Filoni is writing the series, which will debut on Disney+ on August 23, 2023.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (formerly "Grammar Rodeo") TV Series (Possibly 2024)
Previously operating under the working title of "Grammar Rodeo," Star Wars Skeleton Crew comes from Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts. "The show takes place during the post–Return of the Jedi reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as The Mandalorian,” reports Vanity Fair. “A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old,” the outlet adds. “Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.”
It was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2022 that Jude Law will star in the series.
Star Wars: Andor TV Series Season 2 (August 2024)
Diego Luna's rebel spy Cassian Andor will return for a second season of his prequel story. Filming began in November 2022, right as Season 1 was ending its run on Disney+. Production will continue until August 2023, and postproduction is expected to take a year, so expect Season 2 around August 2024.
Star Wars: The Acolyte TV Series (2024)
Russian Doll's Leslye Headland is overseeing a new live-action series on Disney+ set during the High Republic era, 200 years before the events of the prequels. Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy teases the series will "will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emergent dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era." At Star Wars Celebration 2023 we learned the series is on track for a 2024 release.
Star Wars: Lando TV Series (In Development)
While Lucasfilm seems to have no plans for a sequel to 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lando Calrissian is set to get his own live-action series. Little is known about the project other than that it's being developed by Dear White People's Justin Simien. Presumably, the series will see Donald Glover reprise his role as Lando.
Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movie (In Development)
Disney has confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi has been tapped to direct a live-action Star Wars movie. Waititi is also co-writing the film alongside 1917's Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Nothing else is known about the film yet, including when it's set in the Star Wars timeline or what release date it'll end up claiming. In 2021 Waititi revealed he's cracked the story for his movie, but the actual script is still in its early stages. In May, 2022, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that this would be the next Star Wars film released. Finally, in March, 2023, Variety reported that this could be the project that snaps up the currently empty December, 2025 release date on LucasFilm's slate.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Canceled)
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was given the reins of a Star Wars theatrical film, which was originally slated to hit theaters in Christmas of 2023. Kathleen Kennedy teased, "This story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill ride. The legend of Rogue Squadron has been long beloved by Star Wars fans, and will move us into a future era of the galaxy."
However, as of November 2021, the film has been taken off the production schedule while Jenkins focuses on Wonder Woman 3. Industry insider Matthew Belloni reports the film is the latest in a long line of Star Wars projects hampered by "creative differences." Even if those problems are ironed out, it's unlikely Rogue Squadron will still see release in 2023. A Vanity Fair story in May 2022 stated that Rogue Squadron was "further off" in development from the Taika Waititi Star Wars project. And, in March of 2023, Variety reported that a source has stated that the film is no longer in active development.
James Mangold's Ancient Jedi Movie (In Development)
At Star Wars Celebration 2023, we learned that Logan director James Mangold is directing a movie about the very first Jedi Knights. Little is known about the movie, other than that it's set roughly 25,000 years before the other films and will be "Biblical" in scope.
Dave Filoni's Mando-Verse Movie (In Development)
Dave Filoni will make the jump from Star Wars shows to the big screen. Filoni is directing a movie set after the events of Return of the Jedi. The film is said to tie together shows like The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Jedi Order Movie (In Development)
Ms. Marvel's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is directing the first Star Wars film set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Daisy Ridley will return to reprise the role of Rey Skywalker, with the film focusing on Rey's efforts to rebuild the Jedi 15 years after the final battle with Emperor Palpatine. It's expected that other actors from the Sequel Trilogy will also return.
Originally, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were attached to write the film. However, both have now left the project, with Steven Knight stepping in.
Disney has carved out release dates for three new Star Wars movies after The Rise of Skywalker. The first of these was to have been the first film from Game of Thrones executive producers and showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, coming on December 16, 2022. Weiss/Benioff's films have since been canceled, however.
Amidst a series of major delays at Disney, the release dates for the next three Star Wars movies now stand at May 22, 2026, December 18, 2026 and December 17, 2027. We don't yet know which dates correspond to which announced films. After a long drought with no new films, fans will be treated to three Star Wars movies over the course of two years. That's assuming, of course, that these release dates don't shuffle again.
Lucasfilm has also said there are several unannounced films in development. What could they be? Only time… and the Force… will tell.
Which Star Wars project are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!
Note: This story was updated on 6/13/2023. It was originally posted on 7/29/2021.
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