Every new Star Wars movie and TV show

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Scenes from Andor, The Mandalorian and Ahsoka
Upcoming Star Wars projects include Andor, The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. (Lucasfilm)

From the humble roots of Obi-Wan Kenobi being Princess Leia’s only hope, it’s hard to believe what Star Wars has become today, encompassing a whole galaxy of live-action and animated outings across movies and television.

As franchise overlord Kathleen Kennedy gains “ultimate power”, the sci-fi franchise has grown far beyond the mainline nine movies of the Skywalker Saga. So that hasn’t stopped a plethora of projects being fast-tracked into productions quicker than Han Solo can do the Kessel Run.

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Similar to what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is doing, there are multiple releases set for the next few years. With stories multiplying faster than a clone army, here’s every upcoming Star Wars show and movie that’s on the way.

Ali Plumb, Jude Law, Ravi Cabot Conyers, Robert Timothy Smith and Kyrianna Kratter onstage
Jude Law will play a Jedi in Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. (Getty for Disney)

Although we’re getting some A-list star power as Jude Law steps up to the plate, the kids are alright in Skeleton Crew. The series charts the fall of the Empire through the eyes of four children “who find themselves lost in in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Jon Watts is also making his first foray into the galaxy. The leads include Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, and Robert Timothy Smith, while Law has been confirmed as a Jedi.

Filming wrapped on Skeleton Crew in January 2023 but a release date has yet to be confirmed. Directing talent include Oscar-winning directing duo Daniels, Thunderbolts’ Jake Schreier and Mandalorian alumni Bryce Dallas Howard and Lee Isaac Chung.

Series co-star Kerry Condon has already sung its praises, calling it “innocent and playful and lovely.”

Stellan Skarsgård and Diego Luna in Andor season 2
Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor will return in Andor season 2. (Lucasfilm/Disney)

Given the fates of the characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor might not have seemed the most likely character to lead his own spin-off, but the first season of Andor followed the rugged rebel as the Rebel Alliance forms during an era of unease.

Familiar faces including Rogue One’s Genevieve O’Reilly and Forest Whitaker reprised their respective roles as Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera. The old crowd were joined by Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw, Morbius’ Adria Arjona Torres, and MCU favourite Stellan Skarsgård.

Being set five years before Rogue One — and in that lucrative gap between the prequel and original trilogies — means that Andor’s first season of 12 episodes will be followed by a second season of 12 to complete the story.

Speaking of the final run, showrunner Tony Gilroy teased a “very different” season 2 that will be spread across the next four years.

In January 2024, Luna confirmed that he still had a few days left on the project and was set to return for reshoots. With those in the bag, perhaps we can expect Andor season 2 in 2025.

Grogu in The Mandalorian season 3
Grogu will be back for The Mandalorian season 4. (Disney)

In February 2023, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau confirmed season 4 had already been written. However, confirmation of feature length film entitled The Mandolorian & Grogu has made it tricky to predict when the next outing will hit Disney+.

We’re only just getting beneath the helmet of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) on the small screen, and with Grogu being key to this era of the franchise, we’re expecting that little bundle of Midi-chlorians to get his own beskar before the final credits roll.

That doesn’t mean it’ll be business as usual though, as executive producer Rick Famuyiwa explained to IGN the meaning of the series has changed.

“Who is the Mandalorian at this point? And so I think it could be anyone,” said Famuyiwa, confirming the titular Mandalorian is no longer just Din Djarin. We imagine has something to do with Katee Sackhoff’s live-action Bo-Katan wiping the floor with the competition.

Jedi in a scene from The Mandalorian
Jedi in a scene from The Mandalorian. (Disney)

Taking its place at the start of the complex Star Wars timeline, Logan’s James Mangold plans to tell the story of the first Jedi. The Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director is a hot property right now.

Set a whopping 25,000 years before A New Hope, this epic will give the Jedi Knights an origin story. Speaking to Empire, Mangold called it: “a kind of Bible movie, a kind of Ten Commandments of Star Wars — kind of a Cecil B DeMille film about the arrival of the Force.”

Hyping the idea that it’s connected enough to the Star Wars we know and far enough away to let him freely tell his own story, we’re guessing it’ll be similar to how Logan was an X-Men movie without being a spandex-clad X-Men movie.

The film will be penned by Andor’s Beau Willimon who will co-write with Mangold.

The Mandalorian and the Armorer in The Book of Boba Fett
The Mandalorian and the Armorer in The Book of Boba Fett. (Disney)

Set in the ever-expanding sweet spot between the original trilogy and the sequels, Clone Wars and Rebels legend Dave Filoni is finally making the leap into movie territory for an outing that charts “the escalating war between the imperials and the fledging New Republic.”

Initially, Filoni's project was expected to tie together the likes of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and The Book of Boba Fett, with whispers that Lars Mikkelsen’s Grand Admiral Thrawn could be the big bad. However, that storyline appears tied up in the The Mandalorian & Grogu film project, leaving the storyline for Filoni’s movie up in the air.

Ahsoka star Eman Esfandi has teased that his character, the Jedi Ezra Bridger, may play a pivotal role in Filoni’s film.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey. (Lucasfilm/Disney)

Daisy Ridley’s Rey will return in this female-first Star Wars adventure, which is also likely to be the next live-action movie out of the gate.

Set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker, Rey is reportedly trying to restore the Jedi Order based on Luke Skywalker’s old books and what she promised her dearly departed master.

The film will be directed by Ms. Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and written by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight. Lost creator Damon Lindelof exited the project in early 2023.

Other characters from the sequel trilogy are also poised to return, as many fans hope there could be more from John Boyega’s Finn.

Speaking to Collider, Ridley said that the project was “real cool” but “not what I expected.” In a separate interview with Variety, she shared that the series will likely include new characters — but don’t expect Rey to have any kids.

Taika Waititi on the set of The Mandalorian
Taika Waititi on the set of The Mandalorian. (Disney+)

After seeing what Taika Waiti can do with Thor in the MCU, there are high hopes he can inject his usual brand of humour into Star Wars for a live-action movie.

There’s no news on where or when Waititi’s project will be set. Waititi, who appears in The Mandalorian as the bounty hunter droid IG-11, is also rumoured to be in talks to star in the film.

The movie doesn't have a release date, and although it was once marked to herald the franchise’s return to the silver screen, that rumoured December 2025 release date looks unlikely.

In November 2023, Waiti told Entertainment Tonight: “I want to take my time with that and get it right. I don’t want to rush this movie.” Meanwhile, Kennedy gave Variety a brief update in April 2023, saying that “Taika is still working away” and “we’re going to make that one day.”

Kathleen Kennedy and Shawn Levy at the world premiere of The Last Jedi
Kathleen Kennedy and Shawn Levy at the world premiere of The Last Jedi. (Getty for Disney)

Shawn Levy — director of Free Guy and The Adam Project, as well as producer of Stranger Things — said in November 2023 that his Star Wars film is in the "early stages".

He told Variety: “When Kathy Kennedy brought me on board to make a Star Wars movie, her central mandate to me was: ‘I want a Shawn Levy movie. I want a story and a tone that reflects you and your taste and what you bring to your movies — with a Star Wars story.’ So I have felt extremely empowered.”

In a separate chat with Collider in late 2022, he said: “You better believe I'm not going to squander this juiciest of opportunities.”

Cut to July 2024 and news had emerged that Levy had hired The Adam Project screenwriter Jonathan Tropper to pen a script for his film - but no story details have slipped out just yet.

Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in Solo. (Lucasfilm)

Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover is expected to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The smooth-talking smuggler first appeared in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, with Billy Dee Williams becoming synonymous with the role — even returning for The Rise of Skywalker.

The spin-off project was initially announced as a Disney+ series, but we now know it'll be a movie written by Glover and his brother and writing partner Stephen.

Haunted Mansion director Justin Simien was initially attached to direct the project, but he left in mid-2023.

A promo image of the video game Knights of the Old Republic
Kathleen Kennedy has teased a Knights of the Old Republic movie. (BioWare)

In April 2019, Kennedy confirmed an adaptation of the classic video game was in development.

It was later revealed that Terminator: Genisys and Alita: Battle Angel co-writer Laeta Kalogridis was working on the script. There’s been no update since though.

A Droid Story (TBC)

R2-D2 and C-3PO at the world premiere of Rise of Skywalker
R2-D2 and C-3PO at the world premiere of Rise of Skywalker. (AFP via Getty)

Years ago, there were whispers that R2-D2 and C-3PO would get their own spin-off akin to Solo, but it never came to pass. Instead, Star Wars: A Droid Story will see the iconic pair helping “a new hero” on a special mission.

There’s no word on where in the timeline A Droid Story fits, but with them first meeting in The Phantom Menace, it must take place after Episode I.

Disney+ is partnering with Industrial Light & Magic for a mix of animation and visual effects. However, as of early 2024 there has been no new updates on this particular project.

As of writing, it's still unclear what this new Star Wars film will involve or who it might star.

Concept art for The Mandalorian & Grogu
The Mandalorian & Grogu is heading to cinema screens in 2026. (Lucasfilm)

The galaxy’s favourite bucket-headed hired gun (sorry Boba Fett) is jet-packing his way to the big screen in the hotly anticipated Star Wars movie event The Mandalorian & Grogu.

The project was first unveiled in early 2024 amid an asteroid field of confusion surrounding the status of a The Mandalorian season 4. While Disney has assured us that this is very much on the way, it looks like we’ll see Mando and Grogu on the big screen before they return to streamers.

While plot details for the duo’s cinema debut are currently being kept in carbonite, we do know that the film will be directed by Jon Favreau, one of the most important directors behind some of Disney’s key recent releases. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting,” he said.

With Favreau, Mando and Grogu find themselves in capable hands. In addition to kick-starting the MCU with Iron Man, Favreau has also directed Disney’s live-action The Lion King and The Jungle Book and written numerous episodes of The Mandalorian alongside directing its debut episode.

Much like the previous two on this list, details on what this one is about or who it might feature are buried deeper than a Sarlacc pit. Hopefully, we'll know more soon.

J.D. Dillard attends the Los Angeles premiere of Devotion
J.D. Dillard is no longer attached to develop a Star Wars movie. (WireImage)

Sleight’s J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage’s Matt Owens were in the early stages of developing a Star Wars film in February 2020, which is rumoured to have been set on the Sith planet of Exegol.

In November 2022, Dillard announced he was no longer involved.

Rian Johnson at the world premiere of The Last Jedi in 2017
Rian Johnson at the world premiere of The Last Jedi in 2017. (Getty for Disney)

Despite Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi being held as possibly the most divisive entry of the Skywalker Saga, he’s still poised to lead a whole new trilogy of movies. The all-new trilogy is planning to explore a different corner of the galaxy and introduce brand-new characters.

Johnson’s trilogy was announced in 2017, before The Last Jedi even came out. But in April 2023, Kennedy told Variety it’s been back-burnered because the director is “unbelievably busy”.

She added: “We’re not actively involved in anything at the moment because he’s doing another one of the Glass Onion movies and then God knows what else. But he really wants to step back into the space. It’s a big commitment of time, so that’s really on him.”

Patty Jenkins at the tenth Breakthrough Prize ceremony held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Patty Jenkins is due to direct Rogue Squadron. (Variety via Getty)

Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins is due to sit in the director’s chair for Rogue Squadron — which she hopes will be the “greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.”

Set in a “future era” of the galaxy, Rogue Squadron would have followed a new generation of starfighter pilots as they shoot through the stars. It was originally slated for a Christmas 2023 release, but it was indefinitely delayed in late 2021 with Jenkins putting her efforts into Wonder Woman 3.

However, with With Wonder Woman 3 now off the table, Jenkins was seemingly able to return to a galaxy far, far away. She told the Talking Pictures podcast in March 2024: “When Wonder Woman 3 then went away, Lucasfilm and I were like ‘Oh, we’ve got to finish this deal.’ We finished the deal right as the strike was beginning, so I now owe a draft of Star Wars.”

With a flight path clear, development is apparently back on for Rogue Squadron.

Kevin Feige and Caitlin Feige attend the premiere of Rogue One
Marvel boss Kevin Feige is no longer working on his Star Wars movie. (Getty for Disney)

Before Kathleen Kennedy was lording it over Star Wars, Kevin Feige was showing us how to craft cinematic universes. The idea that the MCU’s very own Emperor Palpatine will steer a Star Wars movie was huge news.

He was joined by another big name from Marvel, as Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron was attached to write the screenplay.

As of March 2023, Feige’s Star Wars movie was no longer in active development. By November, the man himself confirmed the project wasn’t happening any more, seemingly putting this particular adventure into carbonite for the time being.

Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian
Gina Carano played Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. (Disney+)

One series unlikely to see the light of day is Rangers of the New Republic. The Mandalorian’s tease of a spin-off for Gina Carano’s Cara Dune led into Rangers of the New Republic, but the star’s outspoken comments on social media led to Disney cutting ties with her.

Speaking to Empire in 2021, Kennedy confirmed no scripts for Rangers of the New Republic had been written, adding that ideas could be absorbed into future seasons of The Mandalorian.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss on stage at Deadline Contenders Television 2024
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss were lined up to helm their own trilogy. (Deadline via Getty)

Game of Thrones legends David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were set to swap dragons for Rancors for a whole trilogy of movies. The daring duo was announced for the much-hyped trilogy back in 2018 for a 2022 start.

Although Benioff and Weiss cited their ongoing deal with Netflix as the reason, others think the critical slamming Game of Thrones season 8 received was another contributing factor.

In early 2024, Benioff elaborated on what the movie would’ve entailed, suggesting that Rian Johnson’s entry to the Star Wars saga clashed with their ideas. “We wanted to do The First Jedi,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Basically how the Jedi Order came to be, why it came to be, the first lightsaber…”

As for why it was ditched, Benioff added: “[Lucasfilm] ended up not wanting to do a First Jedi story. We had a very specific story idea in mind, and ultimately they decided they didn’t want to do that.”