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The Star Wars universe is by far one of the most intriguing universes out there. Created by George Lucas, it tells different stories of Good vs. Evil in a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars movies have gone on to star such highly acclaimed actors and actresses as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, and Ewan McGregor.

More stories are still being told today in the Star Wars universe. And with the announcements and reports that keep coming out, it can be hard to keep track of what Disney and Lucasfilm have announced so far. We have thus gone ahead to compile a list of every confirmed upcoming Star Wars movie and TV show. One thing it shows us, though, is that the immediate future of the franchise may not be on the big screen.

Upcoming Star Wars Movies and TV Projects in Order of Release Dates

While there are several Star Wars movies in the works, the television sector has been getting the most attention, particularly with the launch of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. The service has released the hit show, The Mandalorian, which brought us the famous Baby Yoda. The first season launched in November 2019 and the second season in October 2020.

While the Baby Yoda-driven and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) driven show is well underway, at least three additional live-action shows are coming after. There has also been one confirmed animated series.

1. Cassian Andor Series

Release Date: 2021

Showrunner: Tony Gilroy

Status: Pre-production

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Cassian Andor appeared in the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One. Lucasfilm announced in November 2018 that there would be a spy thriller Disney+ series based on the character. Diego Luna will reprise his role as the Rebel Alliance spy Cassian Andor, and Alan Tudyk returns as the droid K-2SO. The series will follow Cassian five years before the events of Rogue One and explore the formative years of the Rebellion.

Stephen Schiff was initially hired as the showrunner. However, in April 2020, he was replaced by Tony Gilroy, who worked on the reshoots of Rogue One. He was also contracted to direct the show, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toby Haynes will now direct the first three episodes. Despite the pandemic, the show still has a 2021 release date.

2. The Bad Batch

Release Date: 2021

Showrunner: Jennifer Corbett

Status: In Development

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After the release of the seventh season of The Clone Wars and season two of Resistance in February 2020 and October 2019, respectively, fans of animated Star Wars will have to wait till 2021 for a new project.

The Bad Batch is a show about the Clone Force 99 with the same name. It is set after the events of The Clone Wars, exploring their journey through the galaxy as mercenaries in the early days of the Empire. The show was announced in July 2020 and has a 2021 release date. It will have Jennifer Corbett as showrunner and head writer while Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, and Brad Rau serve as executive producers.

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Release Date: 2022

Showrunner: Joby Harold

Episodes: Six

Status: In Development

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The last time Obi-Wan was on screens was in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Actor Ewan McGregor confirmed that he would reprise the Obi-Wan role in a new Disney+ series. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that scripts were ready, and shooting would begin in 2020. The series takes place eight years after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope’s events, making the film an exploration of his exile on Tatooine.

It was initially meant to be a standalone film, but Solo’s failure at the box office forced a change to TV. Hossein Amini originally wrote the show, but he left the show and was replaced by Joby Harold. Deborah Chow will direct. Both Joby, who is also the showrunner with Deborah and Ewan McGregor, are executive producers.

Filming for the show was supposed to begin in July 2020, but Hossein’s departure forced a postponement. The show will start filming in Spring 2021.

4. An Untitled Stars Wars Trilogy

Release Date: Mid-December 2023, 2025, and 2027

Director: Unannounced

Status: In Development

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Disney initially signed Games of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to make a trilogy based in the Star Wars universe. This new trilogy will explore parts of the Star Wars universe outside of the Skywalker Saga and the future Rian Johnson trilogy.

According to David and D.B Weiss, the trilogy will explore the origins of the Jedi. However, the Game of Thrones showrunners have exited the trilogy following a scheduling clash with their Netflix projects. The duo signed a nine-figure deal with the streaming service to develop series and films.

The untitled trilogy originally had scheduled release for December 2020, 2024, and 2026. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been postponed to 2023, 2025, and 2027. Other than their release dates, details on the story elements or characters and the new showrunners are unknown.

5. A Kevin Feige and Kathleen Kennedy-Produced Star Wars Film

Release Date: TBA

Director: Unannounced

Status: In Development

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On September 25, 2019, Disney co-chairman Alan Horn confirmed that Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, was working with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to produce an upcoming Star Wars movie. The exact terms of the production, including title, director, and actors attached to it, remain unknown.

Since the confirmation, there have been rumors that a major actor is already attached to a role in the untitled film. Still, like everything else, it remains unconfirmed. Kevin Feige, a massive fan of the Star Wars films, is also expected to oversee the post-Skywalker trilogy.

6. Taika Waititi Star Wars Film

Release Date: TBA

Director: Taika Waititi

Status: In Development

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Having directed the season finale of The Mandalorian to critical and audience applause, it was only a matter of time for Taika Waititi to helm another Star Wars film. The famous director has risen to fame in recent years with the Marvel film Thor Ragnarok and his Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit.

Besides the fact Waititi’s Star Wars film is in development, there is not much else we know about it. The director is still working on his Ragnarok sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, due for release in February 2022. He is writing the movie with Last Night in Soho writer, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

7. An Untitled J.D Dillard and Matt Owens Film

Release Date: TBA

Director: J.D Dillard

Status: In Development

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In February 2020, reports from Hollywood trades suggested that Sleight director J.D Dillard was working on a feature-length upcoming Star Wars movie. He is reportedly working on the film with Agents of SHIELD and Luke Cage writer, Matt Owens. The rumored movie will reportedly be set in the Sith planet, Exegol, but this remains unconfirmed.

As for when and where Disney releases the film, there is still no confirmation from Lucasfilm or Disney. For now, it remains one of the many Star Wars projects in development. If it eventually makes it to the screen, Dillard will become the first black director to helm the franchise in over 43 years.

8. Star Wars Movies by Rian Johnson

Release Date: TBA

Director: Rian Johnson

Status: In Development

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Rian Johnson first came on board when he directed the commercially successful but critically divisive Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. Before the movie’s release, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that he had signed to start a new trilogy of Star Wars movies with characters from unexplored universe lore. The films are slated for release after the first trilogy, but that’s about all the information available.

9. An Untitled Female-centric Series

Release Date: TBA

Showrunner: Leslye Headland

Status: In Development

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There is a Star Wars project primarily focused on female characters in development. According to a Variety report in April 2020, the show will be written by Leslye Headland, famous as co-creator of Russian Doll. The exact timeline of the show remains unknown, as well as the number of episodes.

However, according to the trade outlet, the show will take place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline. There have been rumors that Luke Cage actress, Rosario Dawson, will join the show as Ahsoka Tano. However, it remains unconfirmed as of October 2020.

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