Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond [May Update]

May 3, 2023
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We have provided a list of the Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond. We look forward to what audiences can expect from the franchise. Keep this list bookmarked, as we’ll be updating it throughout 2023.

Last updated: May 3rd, 2023. 

Back in 2012, Disney made the decision to acquire Lucasfilm. After the prequel trilogy came out for Star Wars, it seemed like the Skywalker story had come to an end. But for Disney, there was much more to explore in the galaxy.

In 2015 Star Wars: A Force Awakens was released, and the feeling of watching a new Star Wars film in theatres was unmatched. It could have been the first time many Star Wars fans watched it on the big screen, so in that case, it was something special.

The Skywalker Saga continued with The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker (even if it didn’t end on a high note), but the Star Wars franchise continued to expand. Fans were able to get characters like Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso in Rogue One and see what happens when building the Death Star.

 Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first financial failure for the franchise, and it showed that Star Wars wasn’t as bulletproof as Disney previously thought. Despite this, its appeal is higher than its box office suggests, with Alden Ehrenreich giving his own take on the famous smuggler.

In animation, audiences got to see the reign of the Empire firsthand through the eyes of the Specters, a group of rebels that helped to shape the early Rebel Alliance in Star Wars: Rebels. It also expanded the spiritual dimension of the Force, adding the Bendu and the world between worlds. Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven brought closure to a war left unfinished by an earlier cancellation, and Star Wars: Resistance explored the rise of the First Order.

The most recent animated series, The Bad Batch, explores the immediate aftermath of Order 66 through the eyes of experimental unit Cloneforce 99, otherwise known as the Bad Batch.  It sees the transformation of the Republic into the Empire and the phasing out of clone troopers.

On Disney+, fans got a brand new bounty hunter in Din Djarin with The Mandalorian, thanks to Jon Favreau. The galaxy will forever be expanding because of the streaming service, and they are able to produce really strong television with a cinematic feel.

The Skywalker Saga may be over, but there are plenty of stories left to be told. If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan, series like Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of Boba Fett, and Andor are going to be super important. It’s nice to see all of these projects providing work for so many people in the industry, but it can also cause some franchise fatigue with non-stop new shows. 

Looking at the upcoming slate shows like Skeleton Crew, The Mandalorian season three, Ahsoka, and Star Wars: Visions are exciting additions because they all promise to be different from one another. All of these shows introduce new characters that people identify with and new bits of lore for fans to obsess over. Ahsoka is perhaps the most exciting series in this regard, bringing back familiar characters but expanding the galaxy in a new way.

Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond

Here is the schedule of upcoming Star Wars shows and movies in 2023 and beyond. The dates may change depending on whether projects are brought forward, delayed, or outright canceled.

Ahsoka (August 2023)

This series will be set after the fall of the Empire, as Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) investigates a rising threat to the New Republic. Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) will be making his triumphant return to Star Wars and the move to live action. There will be several characters from Star Wars: Rebels appearing in the show. Genevieve O’Reilly will appear as Chancellor Mon Mothma, and there are three lightsaber-wielding foes in the show. 

The trailer for the show is chocked full of recognizable Star Wars faces and even a reference to the Star Wars Legends Thrawn trilogy of books. 

Skeleton Crew (2023)

In this story, a group of kids, about 10 years old, from a tiny little planet accidentally get lost in the Star Wars galaxy. It’s the story of their journey trying to find their way home. It will cover adult themes and won’t necessarily be geared toward children. Instead of experiencing the force, these young children will venture out on their own, seeking help from new characters in order to get home.

Vane, a pirate introduced in season three of The Mandalorian, will be returning for the show. 

Andor Season 2 (August 2024)

 After season one of Andor wowed fans and critics alike with its unconventional take on the Star Wars franchise, excitement is high for the second season. Tony Gilroy mentioned that there is a possibility of including Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO at some point in the series and that season two will also be 12 episodes in length. Season two will see the development of the Rebel Alliance and take Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) into Rogue One.

The Acolyte (2024)

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. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 (2024)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two ended on a shocking cliffhanger and left the Bad Batch changed forever. Thankfully, the twist and turns set up in the final episode will be resolved in a third and final season, set to release sometime in 2024. 

Tales of the Jedi (2024)

The first season of Tales of the Jedi delighted fans with a detailed look into the early life of Count Dooku and Ahsoka during three stages of hers, all with the beautiful animation audiences have come to expect.

During Star Wars Celebrations Europe 2023, Dave Filoni confirmed he will be working on another season, but which Jedi he will focus on and when the season will release is unclear. 

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Untitled Star Wars film (TBA)

At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was confirmed to be the director of a new Star Wars film. Set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker, the film will focus on the return of the Jedi Order. Daisy Ridley is set to return as Rey Skywalker, and the film will take place in a new time period called The New Jedi Order.

James Mangold’s Untitled Star Wars film (TBA)

It looks like James Mangold will be continuing his partnership with Lucasfilm after the release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. He will be making a Star Wars film too, and it will be set 25,000 years before A New Hope. It will explore the origins of the Jedi Order and will be set in a new time period called Dawn of the Jedi. 

Dave Filoni’s Untitled Star Wars film (TBA) 

From his humble beginnings in the awful Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie, Star Wars veteran Dave Filoni is taking on a live-action film. It will be the culmination of the projects set in The Mandalorian era, telling the story of the New Republic’s war against a resurgent Imperial Remnant. 

While no characters have been confirmed yet, it’s safe to assume that the Imperial Remnant will be led by none other than Grand Admiral Thrawn and that Ahsoka, Din, and Grogu will be our light side leads.

The Mandalorian Season 4 (TBA)

Jon Favreau has confirmed that The Mandalorian will return for a fourth season, and he’s already written it, but details of what it will focus on have yet to be revealed. This season will likely feature more of what audiences have come to expect from the series, an expansion of Mandalorian culture and Grogu being cute.

Lando (TBA)

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new event series for Disney+. There is no official premise for the series yet, but it will star a younger Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover, and does carry with it the possibility of Alden Ehrenreich returning as Han Solo. It also allows the loose ends of Solo to be tied together, with Maul being in charge of the criminal syndicate Crimson Dawn. 

Star Wars: A Droid Story (TBA)

Lucasfilm will continue to make new stories that intersect animation and visual effects to explore new opportunities. This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero, guided by the legendary droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Rogue Squadron (TBA)

Announced in November 2020, Rogue Squadron was going to be the next film in the franchise, with Patty Jenkins in the director’s chair. The planned release date was December 2023, but unfortunately, scheduling conflicts and other issues has meant the film has been indefinitely delayed. There is no word on the plot other than it will focus on a group of pilots.

At Star Wars Celebrations Europe 2023, Kathleen Kennedy sat that the film idea wasn’t completely dead and that if it doesn’t become a film then it might end up as a show on Disney+

Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie (TBA)

The plot is unknown at the moment, but Taika Waititi does want to explore other characters in the galaxy. He wants nothing to do with the Skywalkers, and he wants to have fun with an original take on the Star Wars franchise.

At Star Wars Celebrations Europe 2023, Kathleen Kennedy said that the film is still going to happen, with Waititi writing the project alone.

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy (TBA)

Disney also has announced that the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, will be directing his own Star Wars trilogy. But Johnson’s current commitments to Netflix with the Knives Out franchise means he hasn’t done much, if any, work on it. The director has stated that he’d like to return to Star Wars and would be disappointed if the films didn’t happen.

Talking to Variety, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that nothing was in active development, but she and Johnson still talk about the idea. 

And so, that’s the list of the Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond. We will be sure to keep this updated!

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1 thought on “Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond [May Update]

  • January 20, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Isn’t there a star wars rebels sequel series in development along with a rise of kylo ren series.

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