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Every new Star Wars movie and TV show confirmed so far

The Rise of Skywalker
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Although there are a whole bunch of new Star Wars movies and shows on the way, we know surprisingly little about the next Star Wars film. The Rise of Skywalker follow-up has been significantly delayed, and, while we believed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron would be on screens sooner rather than later, that appears not to be the case as her priority has become Wonder Woman 3 and her Cleopatra remake.

However, there's still a whole lot to be excited for in that galaxy far, far away. Next on the small screen comes the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which will see the return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, followed by Rogue One spin-off Andor, and The Mandalorian season 3. The future also brings shows like Ahsoka, Lando, The Acolyte, and more. For the full rundown of all the upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows, scroll on and get completely up to date – and check out our guides on watching Star Wars movies in order, the best Star Wars movies ranked, and the entire Star Wars timeline explained for even more. 

New Star Wars movies release dates

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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When is the next Star Wars movie heading to cinemas? Well, we know that there are three Star Wars release dates penciled into the release schedule. The first was meant to be Patty Jenkins' film, but that has since been delayed (more on that below). These are the release dates Disney has announced, with one Star Wars movie every two years, and a new Avatar movie in between each one:

  • December 22, 2023
  • December 19, 2025 
  • December 17, 2027

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Patty Jenkins

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Release date: TBA (was expected 2023)

After what felt like an eternity of waiting, Disney announced who would direct the next Star Wars movie. Wonder Woman 1984 helmer Patty Jenkins was expected to take the reigns on the movie, titled Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. But, a roadblock arrived – the film has been delayed, reportedly due to creative differences between Patty Jenkins and Lucasfilm

Jenkins also has Wonder Woman 3 in the pipeline, meaning her schedule is particularly busy. Having now been bumped from its original 2023 release slot, there's no knowing whether this will still be the next Star Wars project released, or something else will take its place. 

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was revealed back in December 2020, and in a video coinciding with the announcement, Jenkins talked up her history with the Air Force and her desire to create the "greatest fighter pilot movie ever".

"The 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, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy," reads the official synopses.

The name of the movie will also be familiar to many: it is the title of an iconic series of video games that centered around Rebel pilots fighting back against the Empire. It has, however, been confirmed that the new movie will take place after the main saga, pushing the Star Wars universe further into the future.

Location scouting took place in Scotland on a Star Wars movie back in 2019, and Jenkins previously said that the story treatment for Rogue Squadron was almost finished. "We're finishing the treatment, basically, which is pretty big," she said in January 2021. "So it ends up being like where you're fairly close to a well-along screenplay by the time I'm done with the treatment in my process. So yeah, we've been working on it for a while. It's going great. I'm super excited about it."

Jenkins was not the first person in line to direct the next Star Wars movie. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were originally meant to spearhead a trilogy but were reportedly too busy making shows for Netflix after signing a nine-figure deal with the streaming service in 2019. 

There had been rumors that the upcoming movie would be set a few hundred years before the first movie in the prequels, in the time of the Old Republic. The obvious source of inspiration here could be the Knights of the Old Republic video game series – and while Rogue Squadron won't tell that story, perhaps another of the following filmmakers' movies will.

Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi

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Release date: TBA

Taika Waititi will direct an upcoming Star Wars movie, co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who helped script the Oscar-nominated 1917 and Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho.

No other details have yet been announced other than the movie will be heading to cinemas. Indeed, there's no release date, though Disney has two Star Wars movies penciled in the calendar – one for December 2025 and one for 2027. Chances are, Waititi's movie will be one of those. 

"Taika's approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and…unique," Kathleen Kennedy said. "His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride."

"I tend to go down that little sincerity alleyway in my films," Waititi has said of the film. "I like to fool the viewer into thinking 'ha it's this' and then them going, 'Damn it, you made me feel something!'"

Taika will have a lot on his plate in the meantime. The director is currently working on Thor: Love and Thunder, which will release in 2022, and a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory animated series for Netflix

Rian Johnson's new Star Wars movie trilogy

Rian Johnson, who will direct an upcoming Star Wars movie, on the set of The Last Jedi

Release date: Unknown

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson must have impressed someone at Lucasfilm and Disney because, just before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit cinemas, they announced that the filmmaker would be heading up a brand new Star Wars movie trilogy featuring "new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored." And even though The Last Jedi was, shall we say, divisive among the Star Wars faithful, Johnson's still on board, the filmmaker has previously taken to Twitter to respond to rumors the project had been abandoned and various reports in 2021 signaling the project is still happening.

We don't know very much about this new Star Wars movie trilogy, but Johnson will write and direct the first entry. He's previously spoken about the pitch that got him the job and, just to warn you, there's not much to it: "One story told over three movies. Go new places, meet new folks, come up with a new story to tell in the Star Wars universe. The sky’s the limit…" Considering how fresh The Last Jedi felt, we couldn't be more excited to see Johnson let loose in the Star Wars galaxy. Before then, though, you will be able to enjoy Johnson's Knives Out trilogy – yes, there are two more coming – on Netflix.

Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie

Kevin Feige, who will produce an upcoming Star Wars movie

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Release date: Unknown

Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige has reportedly been brought on board to help shape the future of Star Wars. Disney co-chairman Alan Horn said in a statement: "We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on… With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together."

Feige, meanwhile, has apparently approached a "major actor" about a role in the upcoming unnamed Star Wars movie, according to one source close to The Hollywood Reporter. Loki head writer Michael Waldron is writing the project, and the movie may even lead to a larger position working within Lucasfilm for the producer. 

Little else is known about the movie and Feige's role at LucasFilm – though expect more reports to emerge over the next few years. Could he pick up where Benioff and Weiss left off? We wouldn't put it past Lucasfilm to hand Feige the reins to a post-Rise of Skywalker trilogy. 

J.D. Dillard's Star Wars movie

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Release date: Unknown

Reports emerged in February 2020 that J.D. Dillard – best known for the film Sleight – is working on a feature-length project with Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scribe Matt Owens. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, with Deadline claiming that the movie would be set on the Sith planet Exegol (though the accuracy of the setting has been questioned). Neither publication was able to confirm whether the movie would debut in cinemas or on Disney Plus. Little else is known about the project, other than it's unrelated to Feige's pitch.

Any more Star Wars Story movies?

Could a Solo sequel be an upcoming Star Wars movie?

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Release date: Unknown

The original plan, when Disney bought LucasFilm for upwards of $4 billion, was to release standalone "Anthology" movies between all the new "Saga" Episodes. That meant the two-year gaps between The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker were to be punctuated by Rogue One and Solo – and at one point it looked like there'd be a third Star Wars Story after The Rise of Skywalker. Then the relatively disappointing box office performance of Solo prompted Disney to rethink the strategy and put the spin-offs on hold, and then that turned into the company pivoting to Disney Plus.

Solo’s conclusion was clearly setting up a sequel. There were also multiple reports concerning a standalone new Star Wars movie centered on Boba Fett, first with Fantastic Four director Josh Trank at the helm, and after that (according to reports that were never confirmed by Disney) Logan's James Mangold. However, this morphed into The Mandalorian and, later, Fett's own spin-off show.

The other frontrunner for a standalone movie was Obi-Wan Kenobi. Indeed, there were various (similarly unconfirmed) reports (one apparently leaking the synopsis) that Disney/Lucasfilm had an Obi-Wan project in the works with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry attached. Like the Boba Fett solo movie, the Obi-Wan spin-off has also changed into something new: a Disney Plus spin-off series telling the tale of the wise Jedi Knight between Episodes III and IV. But before that, some more on The Mandalorian...

New Star Wars shows

Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series

Obi-Wan Kenobi series

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Release date: May 27, 2022

Ewan McGregor hasn’t played Obi-Wan Kenobi on-screen since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith – although he made a brief return in a voice cameo during Rey’s vision in The Force Awakens. The same goes for Hayden Christensen, who will return as Darth Vader for the series (see the full cast here). The rivals will come to blows in the Disney Plus series, it has been confirmed. Check out the second trailer, released on Star Wars Day, above.

"The fans have been waiting long enough," McGregor previously said. Deborah Chow, who will act as showrunner and direct the episodes, revealed the series will take place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith. "This is quite a dark time that we're coming into with him, just being a Jedi – it's not safe," she said. "There's Jedi hunters out there."

"The most beautiful thing of all is that it's brought me back together with Hayden," McGregor added. "It'll be amazing to bring those characters back together again, very unexpectedly. Having another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we're going to enjoy making it."

The Mandalorian season 3

Star Wars: The Mandalorian continues on Disney Plus

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Release date: Seasons 1 and 2 streaming now, season 3 TBA (expected end of 2022)

Before the first season of The Mandalorian reached Disney Plus, we had confirmation that season 2 was being developed. Then, months before season 2 started, a third season was announced. However, when exactly The Mandalorian season 3 will arrive is unknown.

Showrunner Jon Favreau has confirmed Mandalorian will return soon after The Book of Boba Fett, indicating that Din Djarin will be back for his own show (after appearing in The Book of Boba Fett) at some point in 2022. That has been substantiated by another report, signaling an end of 2022 release date for the next season of Mando, though that remains unconfirmed by The Mouse.

Also of note: the Rangers of the Republic spin-off has been seemingly absorbed into other Star Wars projects after Disney cut all ties with Gina Carano, the actor behind Cara Dune, who was meant to lead the project.

Rogue One spin-off Andor

A Rogue One spin-off is coming to Disney Plus

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Release date: 2022

There's a Rogue One prequel coming to Disney Plus, with Diego Luna reprising his role as Rebel Alliance spy Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk returning as the droid K-2SO. The new series is being billed as "a rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire."

Tony Gilroy, who took over directing duties of Rogue One from Gareth Edwards during production, created the new series. Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma have all joined the cast.

If one season of Andor wasn't enough, Skarsgård has said that a second may already be in development. Prepare to see much, much more from the Rogue One crew.

Ahsoka

The mandalorian ahsoka tano

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Release date: Unknown

Having stunned in The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson's live-action version of Ahsoka Tano is getting a spin-off series. Written by Dave Filoni and with Jon Favreau acting as co-executive producer, the series will likely continue Ahsoka's search for Thrawn. However, plot specifics are being kept to a minimum, though there was confirmation the series will take place during The Mandalorian timeline. Seeing as Ahsoka also appeared in The Book of Boba Fett, that should be no surprise. 

Hayden Christensen will reportedly be back as Anakin Skywalker in the series, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo will apparently play Sabine Wren, another Clone Wars character. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has also been cast in an undisclosed role, while Ray Stevenson has reportedly joined the cast as the villain (H/T The Hollywood Reporter).

Lando

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Release date: Unknown

Everyone wants to see more of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. However, whether Glover will return as the character remains unclear. Lando will focus on the swashbuckling hero, though where exactly on the Star Wars timeline the series will fall remains to be seen. Justin Simien, creator of Dear White People, will act as showrunner. Lando is in the early stages of development.

The Acolyte

Russian Doll

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Release date: Unknown

A week after The Mandalorian season 3 entered development, news emerged that a "female-centric" new Star Wars series is being worked on, with Leslye Headland – the co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix series Russian Doll – on board as showrunner. Sources revealed at the time that the series "takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects". 

Disney has since confirmed the series is happening and delivered a synopsis. "The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era," it reads. The High Republic era is around 350 years before The Phantom Menace, and this will be the first time that period is explored on screen.

A Droid Story

Star Wars: A New Hope

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Release date: Unknown

This one's a little different. Lucasfilm Animation and Lucasfilm’s visual effects team, Industrial Light & Magic are teaming up for a Disney Plus movie, A Droid Story. "This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO," read the synopses. Well, anything with our two favourite droids in will be worth a watch, so we can't wait to see how this will look!

Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

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Release date: TBA

Following a very successful first season, The Bad Batch looks set to return, continuing the adventures of the rogue group of Clone misfits. There's currently no return date for the animated series, giving you more than enough time to catch up on the already-released episodes.


Want to catch up with the Star Wars story so far? Getting your hands on a Disney Plus sign-up is the easiest way, because all the films and canon TV shows are available there. Seeing as the Disney Plus free trial is no longer available, be sure to investigate the Disney Plus bundles in your area for the best deals.

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