(Pocket-lint) – It’s been a while since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premiered and arrived on Disney+. It’s meant to serve as an end to the sci-fi saga (that already ended twice), but if you think Disney is done printing money in the form of new Star Wars content, you’d better think again.

At Disney Investor Day 2020, the company revealed new projects set in the Star Wars Universe, including many Disney+ shows and films. In the year since those announcements, we’ve seen the premiere of a couple of shows. Another one – The Book of Boba Fett – is right around the corner. Clearly, Disney is banking heavily on Star Wars, especially after it struck oil with The Mandalorian.

It even has plans for future Star Wars films. Here’s everything we know about these upcoming projects and the future of the Star Wars Universe.

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Upcoming Star Wars movies and shows: Everything confirmed

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The Book of Boba Fett (TV series)

  • Release date: 29 December 2021 on Disney+

The end of The Mandalorian’s second season brought another surprise: The announcement of a standalone show for Boba Fett, which will also release at the tail-end of 2021. The show will pick up where we left Boba Fett at the end of the Mandalorian’s season two end credits scene – as he seeks to rebuild Jaba the Hutt’s criminal empire for himself.

Check out the trailer for The Book of Boba Fett here.

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The Mandalorian – Season 3 (TV series)

  • Release date: 2022 on Disney+

Disney+’s smash hit will return for a third season in 2022. The announcement was made at Disney’s Investor Day 2020. Whether the talismanic Grogu is anyone’s guess at this point, but we’d very much assume that the main character, our iconic bounty hunter, will return.

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Andor (TV series)

  • Release date: Likely 2022 on Disney+

We’ll forgive you if you don’t immediately remember Cassian Andor as the rebel spy from Rogue One. He died helping to steal the Death Star plans.

Disney is currently working on a prequel series that sees actor Diego Luna return as Andor. Alan Tudyk will return, as well, as the droid sidekick K-2SO. The series should serve as a way to fill in the early days of the Rebellion – between the rise of the Empire in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – much like The Mandalorian fills the gap between the original trilogy and the newer sequel trilogy.

Disney revealed a behind-the-scenes look at Andor, complete with new footage at Investor Day 2020.

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Ahsoka (TV series)

  • Release date: Unannounced

Ahsoka Tano was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice in the animated series The Clone Wars before she became disenchanted with the Jedi order and left it behind. She reappeared in another animated series, Star Wars: Rebels, fighting with the Rebels against the Empire. She finally made her live-action debut, played by Rosario Dawson, in the season two episode of The Mandalorian.

Now, the character is getting her own series.

It will be set in the same time as The Mandalorian and produced by showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who created the character while working on Clone Wars. Disney said this series will crossover with The Mandalorian and the next entry in our list for a culminating “climactic” event.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV series)

  • Release date: 2022 on Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi is returning for an all-new adventure, and the series will also see the return of Hayden Christensen to reprise the role of Darth Vader. The series will be set 10 years after the pair dueled on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith. Deborah Chow will direct Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Joby Harold will be the head writer. A behind-the-scenes look at the series was released for Disney+ Day.

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Acolyte (TV series)

  • Release date: Not announced, but it’ll come to Disney+

Disney revealed Acolyte at its Investor Day 2020 event. We know it will be set 200 years before the events of the original trilogy – at the end of a time known as the High Republic era, when Jedi were at their strongest. It’s described as a mystery thriller that will feature a rising threat from the Dark Side of the Force. Leslye Headland is writing the new project.

Untitled Star Wars project by Taiki Waititi (film)

  • Release date: 19 December 2025

If you’re unfamiliar with Taiki Waititi, he’s the writer and director behind the films Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, for which he won an Academy Award. He also voiced the assassin-turned-babysitter droid IG-11 in the first season of The Mandalorian. In addition to that role, he directed the final episode of that season. Now, he’s writing a new Star Wars film that he will also direct.

The film will take place after the events of the sequel trilogy and explore uncharted territory. Waititi will share writing duties with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who wrote 1917 and One Night in Soho.Of course, this movie isn’t slated to premiere until 2025, so we’ve got a way to go before we see it.

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Lando (TV series)

  • Release date: Not announced, but it’ll come to Disney+

Lando Calrissian is an iconic Star Wars character that debuted in The Empire Strikes Back, where he was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams.

The character returned recently in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he was played by Donald Glover. But nearly a year after Lando was initially announced, neither of those actors are confirmed to be in the series, and there’s little in the way of news about the series.

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A Droid Story

  • Release date: Not announced, but it’ll come to Disney+

Two sections of LucasFilm that normally don’t work together often – the visual effects experts at Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilm Animation – will work together to create this new animated movie starring R2D2 and C3PO as they venture on a journey with an all-new hero.

Untitled Star Wars project by Kevin Feige

  • Release date: Unannounced

Disney announced in September 2019 that Kevin Feige – the president of Marvel Studios – will work with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on a new Star Wars film. There are no details on when the film will be released or what it will be about, but this seems like a no-brainer move.

Feige helped turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a gigantic commercial success. So, the only question we have is: Will Disney bring on Feige for a one-off Star Wars movie, or is he going to become the defacto showrunner for the Star Wars Universe, similar to what he does for the MCU?

Upcoming Star Wars movies and shows: Everything delayed or canceled

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Rogue Squadron was supposed to see Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins helm a film about a new generation of fighter pilots under the call sign Rogue Squadron, which was made famous in the original trilogy as the group of fighter pilots Luke Skywalker led into battle against the first Death Star. Disney released a heartfelt video featuring Patty Jenkins explaining why making this film means so much to her.

IBut, it was ultimately announced the movie would be delayed indefinitely. Although it’s not officially canceled, reports have suggested it’s the latest Star Wars film shelved because of creative differences between the director and studio.

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Rangers of the new Republic (TV series)

Set in the same time frame as The Mandalorian and produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, Rangers of the New Republic was supposed to interweave with the events of Ahsoka and The Mandalorian by centering around Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, who was featured in The Mandalorian. Thanks to some controversial comments from Carano, she was removed from all upcoming Star Wars projects.

As a result, Rangers of the New Republic was canceled.

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New Star Wars trilogies

One of the initial moves by Disney after acquiring Star Wars was to bring in creators to make their own Star Wars trilogies.

First up was Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and DB Weiss, who signed a lucrative deal to create their own Star Wars trilogy. It was promptly canceled shortly after. Then, there was Rian Johnson, who directed The Last Jedi. He had long been rumoured to be in line for his own trilogy, but that has since been shelved as well, as he’s moved on to new projects.


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