On This “Star Wars Day,” The Galaxy is Expanding

May the 4th be with you.

It’s Star Wars Day, and this year, there’s more going on in the galaxy than at any previous moment in recent history. In fact, there’s more going on in the galaxy now than ever, considering the still recent inclusion of live-action Star Wars series on Disney+ and the news, at long last, shared by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about upcoming feature films that will look forward into the Star Wars future as well as travel to the distant past at the very beginnings of the Force.

Let’s take a brief look at everything that’s currently happening in the Star Wars galaxy.

May 4, 2023: Two animated series come to Disney+, volume 2 of the animated anthology series Star Wars: Visions and the first season of Young Jedi Adventures.

August 4, 2023: The first season of the hotly-anticipated live-action series Ahsoka arrives on Disney+, starring Rosario Dawson as the titular Jedi rebel and created by Dave Filioni.

Sometime in 2023: The first season of the live-action series Skeleton Crew, created by Spider-Man helmer Jon Watts and starring Jude Law, Kerry Condon, and more.

August 2024: Andor season two arrives after a thrilling, nearly flawless first season. The series stars Diego Luna as the titular thief-turned-rebel spy and comes from creator Tony Gilroy.

Sometime in 2024The Acolyte arrives with a ton of promise, coming from creator Leslye Headland and starring Amandla Stenberg in a story that’s intriguingly told from the vantage point of the Sith.

Sometime in 2024Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3. Dave Filoni and Jennifer Corbett’s animated series about the special-op clones off another dangerous mission returns.

In the near future…

On Disney+, we’ve got season two of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi and season four of The Mandalorian coming our way in 2024 or beyond. On the big screen, the bounty in the works is worthy of Boba Fett. A feature film based on The Mandalorian from Dave Filioni, a brand new feature from director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy with Daisy Ridley returning as Rey, and a Biblical epic-like look at the very beginning of the Force from director James Mangold.

There’s still more. Projects from Thor: Love and Thunder writer/director Taika Waititi and a film from Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy are in various stages of development, and you can expect more definitive news on these projects, and likely more, in the not-too-distant future.

Check out Disney+’s Star Wars Day promo below:

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Star Wars galaxy:

For more on all things Star Wars, check out these stories:

“The Acolyte” Creator Leslye Headland on How Her New Series Will Approach the Jedi Order

James Mangold’s Upcoming “Star Wars” Film has a Thrilling Premise

New “Ahsoka” Images Reveal the First “Star Wars” Series to Leap From Animation Into Live-Action

Daisy Ridley Will Return as Rey in First “Star Wars” Film Since “The Rise of Skywalker”

Featured image: Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm’s AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.


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