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Held in London from April 7th to the 10th, the Star Wars Celebration brought new hope to many Star Wars fans for the future of their favorite series in a galaxy far, far away.
During the Celebration, executive producers and directors of the many ongoing and future Star Wars projects came together to announce the many plans for the future of the beloved series.
They were also joined by the casts of previous shows and many shows to come, including the cast of Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and new casts for Ahsoka and The Acolyte.
At the event, many people came to show off their impressive cosplays and to meet some of their favorite voice actors and actors.
Fans were excited to see the return and appearances of their favorite actors and actresses like Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Diego Luna, Rosario Dawson, and many more.
Now, it wouldn’t be a Star Wars Celebration without a few information drops and new trailers to keep the fanbase excited for the next phase of content.
The big news drops not only included the upcoming television shows but also news about movies and the new and upcoming STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor video game.
This article will be divided up into three different sections to discuss the different content coming to the big screen and to Disney Plus.
(WARNING: Slight Spoilers Ahead)
The two shows that are coming out the soonest are the second season of Star Wars: Visions and Young Jedi Adventures.
Star Wars: Visions is essentially a compilation of different animation studios attempting to make a short film based on the Star Wars universe.
The show was not overly hyped up, consisting of average-quality episodes that were not a part of the overarching story. It is a low-stakes show and a fun experiment for fans to enjoy.
But now the show is coming back for a second season, with nine new episodes, each from nine different animation studios.
For example, Aardman is an animation studio that is creating one of the episodes. Aardman is the same animation studio that came out with the film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and Chicken Run.
Many of the studios that contributed to the creation of these various short films are from all over the world, including places like Japan, France, Ireland, Chile, and many more.
The second show, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, is a show made for children. It is based on the Star Wars universe and follows younglings as they learn the ways of the force as well as learn life lessons.
Fans can expect the second season of Visions, along with Young Jedi Adventures, to release on May 4th, in correlation to it being a Star Wars holiday (May the Fourth, as in “may the force be with you”).
One of the more anticipated shows being released sometime during 2023 is the Ashoka show.
With Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Ashoka, this time in live-action, fans can look forward to the reintroduction of characters from the 2014 animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Fans also received news regarding the hit series The Mandalorian. We’ve already been introduced to the animated version of Zeb in episode twenty-one of the show, so it seems the directors are slowly starting to introduce the cast to fans in a new way.
This is a show that has become increasingly exciting as it ties together multiple different shows and movies, finally giving closure on different story arcs and bringing back fan-favorite characters.
This concludes the shows that are confirmed to release in 2023. The rest of the series and movies’ release dates are speculated by fans.
Three series that are anticipated to be coming in 2024 are Skeleton Crew, Andor Season 2, and The Acolyte.
After a highly successful first season, Andor fans wait in high anticipation for the second season of this beloved series. It will likely be the last season as well, effectively wrapping up the story.
As for Skeleton Crew, not much has been said about it other than it is “set in the New Republic era and will follow a clan of rebellious kids lost in the galaxy trying to find their way home,” according to space.com.
The Acolyte is a series set at the very beginning of the Star Wars canon – 200 years before the prequels. Besides that, not much is currently known about this series.
Andor Season 2 will likely be released around August 2024, as speculated by IGN, and Skeleton Crew and The Acolyte will likely come out at some time during 2024.
As for the rest of the Star Wars content to come out, they are all “In-Development” and have no release date as of now.
Such shows include the Lando TV series and multiple Star Wars films from directors Taika Waititi, Dave Filoni, James Mangold, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Rian Johnson.
These films will take place all over the Star Wars timeline, spanning from the very beginning to the end and focusing on Rey after the last movie.
Another upcoming film is a story based on the Mando-verse, which will be directed by Dave Filoni, who is popular among fans.
This film is theorized to be released after the Rey film, according to CBR.
Dave Filoni is the director responsible for many of the fanbase’s favorite shows, such as The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Rebels, Tales of the Jedi, The Book of Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
There is plenty for people to look forward to in the coming months and years for the Star Wars franchise. There is even the possibility for an entirely new era of Star Wars content.
With the success of the first season of Andor, the ongoing success of The Mandalorian, and the hype for more seasons of the various one-off TV shows, there are truly no limits for the franchise.