New Star Wars Movies & Shows – Upcoming Star Wars Projects & Spin-Offs

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From the galactic film franchise to the ever-growing spin-off TV series, it’s certainly an excellent time to be a Star Wars fan as it continues to broaden with new characters and storylines. But, with so many rumors and speculations, it isn’t easy to keep track of the series’ forthcoming projects. Luckily, we’re here to help by showing you all the upcoming Star Wars films and shows.

Skeleton Crew Release Date: 2023/2024

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The next Star Wars TV show, Skeleton Crew, will launch sometime around 2023 or possibly early 2024, starring the notable actor Jude Law. The story follows a group of kids on a coming-of-age journey with the creative minds of Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni.

The talented minds behind the award-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once, also known as the “Daniels,” are set to guest direct an episode of the series after Jon Watts, co-creator of Skeleton Crew, brought the idea to them.

The Bad Batch Final Season Release Date: 2024

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The Bad Batch Season 3 will mark the end of the famous Clone Force 99 as the Star Wars Celebration 2023 confirms its conclusion for 2024. A teaser from the event showcases the return of Palpatine while he speaks to the leader of the Empire’s cloning system, as well as a glimpse of Omega.

Season 2’s cliffhanger left a lot of questions for fans, and now it seems they will finally be answered with the series finale.

Andor Season 2 Release Date: August 2024 (Tentative)

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The creator of Andor, Tony Gilroy, previously discussed the release of Season 2 in an interview with Deadline, where he mentions the plan for the next 12 episodes. Unlike the first installment, this narrative will span four years; therefore, fans can expect several time skips, from a few days to a year.

Since this will be the show’s last season, Gilroy has stated that the final scene will segway into the events of Cassian Andor in the critically acclaimed Rogue One. The creator has also set a tentative release date for August 2024 during the Star Wars Celebration 2023, yet the launch may change in the near future.

The Acolyte Release Date: Late 2024

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Another upcoming Star Wars show currently being developed is The Acolyte, a narrative that focuses on the dark side of the Force during the end phase of the High Republic era. The co-creator of Russian Doll, Leslye Headland, will be the show’s writer and producer, currently set to have eight episodes.

The cast has also been confirmed, such as Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-Jae, Manny Jacinto, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, and many more.

A Droid Story Release Date: 2025

R2-D2 and C3PO Star Wars Project
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According to the official Star Wars website, A Droid Story will focus on the courageous journey of C-3PO and R2-D2 as they guide a new heroic character. The ILM and Lucasfilm Animation will lead this show, slated to have a 2025 release date.

It isn’t entirely clear which period the series will take place, whether it be during the Skywalker saga or the aftermath of it. Yet, we can expect to see some intriguing interactions between the droids as they have always done in the Star Wars timeline.

Lando Release Date: TBA

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Similar to Ahsoka, Lando Calrissian will get his own standalone series on Disney+, bringing back Donald Glover as his character in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Although information about this show is scarce, Variety has indicated that Glover and his brother, Stephen, will be writing the installment following Justin Simien’s exit from the series.

Donald’s GQ interview has also ignited the fire even more, as he confirms that the show is still in motion, but it has to be “the right thing” for it to move forward.

Untitled James Mangold Star Wars Movie Release Date: TBA

James Mangold Star Wars Project Dawn of the Jedi
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The Star Wars Celebration 2023 ushered in three upcoming Star Wars projects, including James Mangold’s (Logan and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) Dawn of the Jedi era film. The movie will focus on the origins of the Force, with one of the first known Jedis in history. As for the timeline, it will be set 25,000 years before the original Star Wars, which will surely bring in an entirely new look for the franchise.

Mangold hopes to answer all the Star Wars fans’ most-asked questions, especially the discovery of the Force, how to use it, and where it came from.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Star Wars Film Release Date: TBA

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Upcoming Star Wars Movie
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While Deadline previously confirmed Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s (Ms. Marvel, Saving Face) directing role for a new Star Wars project, the 2023 celebration finally gave us some insight into the highly-anticipated film. According to Kathleen Kennedy and Obaid-Chinoy, it will be set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker, rebuilding the Jedi Order legacy with Rey.

Sharmeen will continue on the traditional heroic journey the series is known for with a new Jedi Order.

Untitled Dave Filoni Star Wars Project Release Date: TBA

Dave Filoni Star Wars Film
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Dave Filoni’s project is the last Star Wars film announced at the 2023 celebration, which will be centered around the New Republic era. This time period begins shortly after the Empire’s demise and is also considered the “Age of the Resistance.”

Instead of facing the tyranny of the corrupted Republic, the Rebels are now thriving in this new society while the former tries to cope with their losses. However, the Empire will need to adjust to this way of life as they try to rebuild their civilization.

Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film Release Date: TBA

Taika Waititi Star Wars Film
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Based on an interview with Total Film, the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has revealed an upcoming Taika Waititi Star Wars movie. Not only will Taika take on the role as the director, but rumors have indicated that he will also be starring in the film, according to Variety.

Krysty Wilson-Cairns, known for 1917 and Last Night in Soho, is seemingly still on board for the film’s screenplay, but there haven’t been any new developments for the film as of yet.

Shawn Levy Star Wars Film Release Date: TBA

Shawn Levy Star Wars Project
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In an interview with SYFY, Shawn Levy confirmed that he has been working on a new Star Wars movie and is currently in the early development stage. He also explains how his goal with this film is to make a “visual spectacle and a healthy dose of wish fulfillment, levity, and big heart,” like many of his movies.

Rogue Squadron Release Date: Possibly Canceled

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The director of the Wonder Woman franchise, Patty Jenkins, previously made plans for a new starfighter film called “Rogue Squadron” as an homage to her father, who was once a great fighter pilot. Although she was more than happy to combine her dad’s legacy with her love for the Star Wars franchise, there have been a few rumors about it being scrapped.

Unfortunately, the film is most likely canceled, but there haven’t been any official confirmations yet.

Rian Johnson Trilogy Release Date: Possibly Canceled

Rian Johnson Star Wars: The Last Jedi Interview
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While the Rian Johnson trilogy has been in the works since Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been several reports of its cancelation due to conflicting schedules. Rumors of its termination began when Kathleen Kennedy stated that the trilogy would be shelved until the director finishes his projects during an interview with Vanity Fair. However, Small Screen has received new information from inside sources, suggesting it has been axed.

Kevin Feige Star Wars Movie Release Date: Shelved

Kevin Feige Untitled Star Wars Project
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The President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, was previously attached to a new Star Wars project, yet there have been multiple speculations of its discontinuation, given his hectic schedule. According to Variety, the film has been “shelved” as his roadmap for the Marvel universe grows, tentatively solidifying its cancelation.

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Kristina Ebanez

Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.