Ten new Star Wars titles revealed at 2020 Disney Investor Call
This day will long be remembered by Star Wars fans as President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy shared ten new Star Wars titles that will appear on streaming in on the big screen over the next several years. This includes the next Star Wars movie that will hit theaters in 2023. That said, It's strange the next Star Wars theatrical release could be over shadowed by TV or streaming content. In this article we will share what we know so far about each of these new titles.
The Mandalorian Creator, Jon Favreau, stopped by Good Morning America on Monday, December 21st to officially reveal the The Book of Boba Fett series, the show's logo, and production schedule. The Book of Boba Fett was teased at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2, Chapter 16 with a post-credits scene. This makes 11 new titles announced in a span of 10 days. Below are the ten original titles revealed on the 2020 Disney Investor Call.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron:
This movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins and be what she calls, "The greatest fighter pilot story." She explains her passion for this story as a connection to her father who served in the military. Jenkins announced her involvement with the project on social media with a video of her changing into a rebel pilot's uniform. It's incredible to have Patty Jenkins, who is a top tier talent in Hollywood, involved in creating Star Wars. Again, this movie is set to hit theaters in 2023. We hope, in December. That was a nice tradition.
The Mandalorian Season 3:
We already knew this was a thing. The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale aired on Disney+ on December 18th and fans eagerly await the next installment of the series. The Mandalorian Season 3 enters production in 2021 and debuts on Disney+ on December 25th, 2021. Giancarlo Espozito referred to a season 4 in the works during an interview with Good Morning America.
This is a Rogue One prequel series that focuses on the character, Cassian Andor. Diego Luna returns to play the character and serve as an executive director on the project. Fans are excited to return to this era of Star Wars story for its gritty feeling that resembles the original trilogy films. Disney/Lucasfilm revealed in a sizzle how this series is created like a full-feature film. This series is in production and debuts in 2022.
This is a limited series set in between the films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. This series stars Ewan McGregor. Kennedy confirmed at the investor call Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader in this series. Kennedy says production will begin in March 2021. Some reports suggest production could begin as early as January.
The Rangers of The New Republic:
This is a direct spin-off of The Mandalorian from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. There is little information we know about this. But there is confirmation this series takes place the same time as The Mandalorian. No release date is known at this time.
This is also a direct spin-off of The Mandalorian from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Rosario Dawson will return as Ahsoka Tano after a successful live-action debut in The Mandalorian Season 2. No other details are known at this time. Some fans speculate the antagonist of this series will be Grand Admiral Thrawn who had his first live-action mention in the second season of The Mandalorian. No release date is known at this time.
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This is a new spin-off series. It will be lead from Justin Simien who is known for his work "Dear White People." Lando was most recently on screen with Billy Dee Williams reprising the role. Before that, Donald Glover played a younger Lando in Solo: A Star Wars story in 2018. The logo has fans believing this is a series following Glover's version of the character but the actor has not been confirmed with this project. No release date is known at this time.
Maybe the most interesting title announced on the Disney Investor Call. This is a female-centric series led by Lesly Hedland who is known as the mind behind "Russian Doll." This series is set in the final days of the High Republic era. The High Republic is a new era of Star Wars storytelling that kicks of January 2021. It is a crossover event spanning books, comics, and now live-action streaming. No release date is known at this time.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch:
Clone Wars fans rejoice with the confirmation of this animated spinoff. According to the sizzle reel shared on the call, it seems fans will witness Order 66 and what is to follow from the perspective of these specially-skilled clone troopers. A release date is not known but with so much footage shared, many fans think this could drop as early as spring 2021.
Star Wars: Visions:
This might be the most unique/coolest thing in Star Wars in a while. This is an anthology collection of short films set in the Star Wars universe. "STAR WARS ANIME!!!" to quote Scotty Jayro's reaction to this announcement. Ten different Japanese animation creators will tell these stories that debut in 2021.
A Droid Story:
An animated series that will follow R2-D2 and C-3PO. Lucasfilm Animation and Lucasfilm's visual effects team are behind this project. No release date is set at this time.
CHECK THIS OUT: Below are the logos for all titles discussed above. *The original logo for The Mandalorian is shared below because an official logo for Season 3 is not available at the time this article was written.
All of these titles is one massive mic drop from Kathleen Kennedy and team that accepted the challenge of continuing the Star Wars story after Disney purchased the franchise from George Lucas in 2012. Disney has released five feature films since the acquisition. They have combined for almost $6 billion at the worldwide box office. Dollars don't always equal audience satisfaction. Fans have mixed reviews about the sequel trilogy, especially The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. Disney has also returned to animation with the seventh and final season of Clone Wars releasing on Disney+ in early 2020. Now as 2021 quickly approaches, there will be plenty of Star Wars in the next three years and beyond. There has been no better time to be a Star Wars fan. What new Star Wars title excites you the most? Tweet us your take @BTBDStarWars