Bill Murray said it in 1978 and we’re still saying it today: “Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Give me those Star Wars! Don’t let them end.” Star Wars is everywhere these days, with movies and TV shows alike in the works from Disney and Lucasfilm. This article will give you the most up to date Star Wars release dates so you know exactly when every single new Star Wars movie or Disney+ show will be in your eyeballs.
May was a huge month for Star Wars news. It began on May 4 (when else?) when an Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer dropped. May 25 marked the 45th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. And then the Star Wars Celebration happened! Over the course of four days, new Star Wars news was revealed including updates on The Mandalorian, Andor, and Ahsoka. You can find all of io9’s coverage of the Celebration here, but all the general release date updates are below. Will June follow suit? We’ve got the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi coming and maybe, just maybe, news of a new Star Wars movie? More Ahsoka casting? Hopefully we’ll find out soon.
(For all news regarding Obi-Wan Kenobi click here. If you’re a “Make Mine Marvel” type, here are the MCU release dates, and you can check out where to see when DC’s next movies will land here. We also have all things Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon)
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What’s the next Star Wars release?
Star Wars: Andor
Release Date: August 31 (On Disney+)
How did Rogue One character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) become the Rebel spy we saw in that movie? This show, from Rogue One writer Tony Gilroy, follows that story. It too features an all-star cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Shaw, and Genevieve O’Reilly (as Mon Mothma), but no Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s friend K-2SO.
Recently, we learned that Andor will be coming in August and begin with his home planet being destroyed. We also learned from show runner Tony Gilroy that Andor is 12 episodes long, and season two is already underway. “It is a second season, but it’s really, for me, the second half of the novel,” Gilroy said to Vanity Fair. “This first season is about him becoming a revolutionary, and the second 12 episodes take him into Rogue One.” From there, his new adopted planet will be the series’ main setting as he learns to live with revolution.
What’s the next Star Wars movie?
Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie
Release Date: TBD, but possibly December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
That image. That’s all we’ve gotten so far from this movie. That, and the news that Oscar-winning director of Thor: Ragnarok would be helming and co-writing along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. “Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and … unique,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride.”
However, a new article in Vanity Fair now earmarks this film as the next Star Wars movie instead of Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron. That news, oddly, was not confirmed at Star Wars Celebration so we’ll wait and see.
Promoting Lightyear, though, Waititi did discuss some broad ideas of what he wants to do with his upcoming film. Read those below.
Upcoming Star Wars Release Dates
These shows and movies have all been officially announced and are in various stages of production, even if we don’t know when they will definitely come out.
The Bad Batch Season 2
Release Date: Fall 2022 (On Disney+)
When last we saw Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, Crosshair, Omega, and the gang, their home on Kamino had been destroyed and they all set off toward an uncertain future. We’d imagine that future will include more showdowns with the growing Empire and probably feature lots of cameos.
A teaser trailer was released during the Star Wars Celebration. The new season kicks off with a short time jump, and it looks like our heroes will all be sporting new looks too.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
Release Date: Fall 2022 (On Disney+)
Star Wars Celebration finally pulled the curtain back on this previously mysterious show. Tales is a six-part short animated series developed by Dave Filoni with Lucasfilm animation, and co-written in part with The Clone Wars scribe Charles Murray. The series is just six episodes long, split into two, three-episode anthologies: one that follows Ahsoka Tano across various points of her life, from her birth to her exploits after the rise of the Empire and perhaps beyond, while the other will depict a young Count Dooku, master to Padawan Qui-Gon Jinn (played in part by both a returning Liam Neeson, as well as Neeson’s son), before his exit from the Jedi Order and his fall to the Dark side.
You can read about its first footage here but it’s coming later in 2022.
The Mandalorian Season 3
Release Date: February 2023 (On Disney+)
If The Book of Boba Fett taught us anything it’s that The Mandalorian is the current crown jewel of Star Wars. So of course the show’s main character is coming back, for a new season that won’t just pick up where season two left off (the two Mando-centric episodes of Book of Boba took care of that). Now we’ll see what’s next for our helmeted hero and his ward Grogu, who now has his very own suit of Mandalorian armor. A release date has yet to be set but a new article revealed that it could be out later this year as production has already been completed.
A lot of great news came during the Star Wars Celebration. Katee Sackhoff confirmed that her character B0-Katan would return, and teased that her character “may have some unfinished business.” A trailer also premiered at Celebration, but will not be released online because the show doesn’t premiere until next year. But io9 did attend, and you can read about what we saw here.
We recently learned that Bryce Dallas Howard will return to direct an episode in the third season as well as Greef Karga himself, Carl Weathers.
Star Wars Visions Season 2
Release Date: Spring 2023 (On Disney+)
It’s official. In the Spring of 2023, Star Wars Visions will return for season 2. That means a whole new series of short, animated films in the Star Wars universe. And while the news didn’t bring with it any specifics about who might be making those films, or if any of the stories from last season, will continue, we do know that it’s going to be much more global. In addition to the U.S., Japan, Chile, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, Ireland, and Spain will all get in the mix.
Star Wars: Ahsoka
Release Date: 2023 (On Disney+)
Star Wars Celebration really cemented some details about the first full live-action Ahsoka Tano show from co-creator Dave Filoni. Rosario Dawson is, of course, returning. And our first look at footage confirmed that actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as Sabine Wren. The droid Chopper will be there too and maybe even Hera Syndualla.
What does that all mean? Well, as teased in Ahsoka’s first appearance on The Mandalorian, she’ll make good on the Star Wars Rebels finale and go after Grand Admiral Thrawn. Could we see Ezra Bridger too? And what about the fact she knows Luke Skywalker now? And which not-Thrawn admiral is Ray Stevenson playing? Production for the series started on May 9. and a new article confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is, likely, part of the show.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
Release Date: 2023 (On Disney+)
Created by Spider-Man Homecoming/Far From Home/No Way Home director Jon Watts along with writer Chris Ford, this mystery Star Wars show is now currently in development. The title for the show was released during the Star Wars Celebration, and was previously internally referred as “Grammar Radio.” Celebration also revealed its headlining star, Jude Law.
Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Skeleton Crew is described as an adventure in the mold of Amblin adventures of the 1980s. The show will be about seeing the galaxy through the eyes of children (but it is not a kids show), and will follow a group of children who get lost in the galaxy and try to find their way home. Jon Watts explained that the series will take place during the same time period as the upcoming Ahsoka series and The Mandalorian.
Star Wars: The Acolyte
Release Date: TBD but 2023 possible (On Disney+)
Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland will be the first person to bring the excellent High Republic timeline into live-action with this show, rumored to star Amandla Stenberg. Casting is ongoing but the series has already been written.
In an interview on May 17, Headland revealed the show would be about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace. “A lot of those characters haven’t even been born yet,” she said. “We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about. My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”
In a new interview released May 24, Headland spoke about her goals for the series. For Headland, above all else The Acolyte is a mystery, and that mystery is what is figuring out what is going on in this peak period. It was also suggested that The Acolyte will bring more elements from the Expanded Universe to canon, but what parts that will be incorporated will remain to be seen.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Release Date: Currently December 22, 2023 but more than likely December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
For several years, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’ film about pilots in the Star Wars universe has been earmarked as the next film. Recent rumors suggest it might move off this date and, in a new article, it was confirmed that the film has been delayed. However, a new release date has not yet been confirmed.
Star Wars: A Droid Story
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
Lucasfilm Animation is teaming up with Industrial Light and Magic for this streaming show that will “introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.” We don’t know anything beyond that.
Star Wars: Lando
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
We haven’t heard much on the Lando front in a few years, but when it was announced we learned that Dear White People creator Justin Simien was developing an “event series” about the character. In a recent interview Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the show is still in the works but it’s all about how, or if, Donald Glover becomes involved.
Star Wars Movies and TV Shows That Are Currently Unscheduled And Haven’t Been Officially Announced, But We Think Are Still Happening
The Book of Boba Fett Season 2
Release Date: TBD (On Disney+)
The Book of Boba Fett season one ended with the implication that we’d see more of these character in the future. But alas, there has been no official announcement… yet. We expect it to be coming soon. But you dive into the making-of season one while we wait.
Untitled Kevin Feige Movie
Release Date: TBD, but possibly either December 19, 2025 or December 17, 2027 (In Theaters)
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is best known for helping create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as much as he loves Marvel, he loves Star Wars even more. And so it’s exciting that he’s producing a Star Wars movie and even recruited Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron to help him. We don’t know anything else and Feige doesn’t like to even acknowledge this project. Plus, in a new interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also tiptoed around the project’s existence. That’s probably just because it’s not ready yet.
Untitled JD Dillard Project
Release Date: TBD
This project is also still up in the air and completely unconfirmed, but rumor has it that director J.D. Dillard (who made the awesome Sleight and Sweetheart) is teaming up with Luke Cage writer Matt Owens to develop a Star Wars project. Show? Movie? We don’t know. But he did get his start working alongside JJ Abrams on the set of The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Movies and TV Shows That Are Currently Unscheduled And Probably NOT Going To Happen
Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic
Originally announced alongside shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, and Andor, Rangers of the New Republic was rumored to be Cara Dune’s show which would tie into The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. However, with actress Gina Carano no longer a part of Star Wars, word on the street is this will no longer be happening. Nothing is official though.
Untitled Rian Johnson Trilogy
Let’s be honest. Do we think this is happening anymore? Probably not. Rian Johnson has moved on to other things. But, until we hear otherwise (and no one is officially saying), we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that before the divisive release of The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm officially said Johnson would make his very own trilogy. It hasn’t officially been canceled yet but, in a new interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggested that it’s been placed on the back burner as Johnson does other things.
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