Star Wars fans are coming back together for ReedPop’s Star Wars Celebration, hosted at ExCel London in England this year! With so much content from Disney+ including The Mandalorian, Andor, and more, fans continued to wait for Lucasfilm’s next line of films and shows. Though the behind-the-scenes picture may have lowered expectations, Lucasfilm and ReedPop have brought their all to give fans more insight into the studio’s upcoming projects.
We’ll keep updating this page as more information releases. Check out our recap down below!
Return to Live-Action Movies
For their biggest announcement yet, Lucasfilm revealed three upcoming live-action films by James Mangold, Dave Filoni, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
James Mangold, who’s currently in the process of writing DC’s Swamp Thing, is also writing a movie about the dawn of the Jedi set with a “Biblical epic”-style tone. Dave Filoni‘s movie focuses on the winding storylines set within the New Republic era, tying the events of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka together. Meanwhile, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy‘s movie will focus on Daisy Ridley’s Rey and the reconstruction of the Jedi Order years past The Rise of Skywalker.
In addition to James Mangold, Dave Filoni, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Taika Waititi’s movie is still in the works with Waititi writing the story on his own. Kennedy stated that Waititi has a “unique voice” and the studio wants to “protect what he’s doing.” However, Kennedy also gave an update about plans for Rian Johnson’s trilogy. With Johnson busy on his Knives Out world, Johnson remains committed to expanding that cinematic world, but wants to return to Star Wars one day.
Rian and I talk all the time… He is unbelievably busy. So we’re not actively involved in anything at the moment because he’s doing another one of the ‘Glass Onion’ movies and then God knows what else. But he really wants to step back into the space. It’s a big commitment of time, so that’s really on him.Kathleen Kennedy for Variety
Taika is still working away… He’s writing the script himself. He doesn’t really want to bring others into that process and I don’t blame him. He has a very, very unique voice. So we want to protect that and that’s what he’s doing. But we’re going to make that one day.Kathleen Kennedy for Variety
Ahsoka Details Revealed
In addition to the three upcoming movies, more details about Ahsoka were revealed alongside a trailer for the Disney+ series. The series will see Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano with a supporting cast including Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger, and David Tennant as Huyang. In addition, Genevieve O’Reilly and Diana Lee Inosanto reprise their roles as Mon Mothma and Morgan Elsbeth. Ray Stevenson and Ivanna Sakhno will also appear in the series as villains, but information about their characters is under wraps.
As Day 2 rolled around, the director line-up for the series was also revealed. Directors include Dave Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Patel, and Rick Famuyiwa. The score is going to be composed by Kiner Brothers Music, who recently did the score for Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
The series will follow closely to the events of Star Wars Rebels as Ahsoka Tano embarks on a quest to find Ezra Bridger, who’s lost in space after the finale of Rebels. Thrawn also makes his appearance and is confirmed to be played by Lars Mikkelsen, who’s reprising his role from the animated series. The series will arrive this August and will have eight episodes.
Skeleton Crew Cast and Creatives Revealed
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew was also featured at the Studio Showcase with cast and creative line-up as well as a trailer exclusive to attendees. The cast of Skeleton Crew includes Jude Law, Kerry Condon, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, and Robert Timothy Smith. Directors for the show include Jon Watts, David Lowery, The Daniels, Jake Scherier, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Lee Isaac Chung. The show will follow a group of kids who embark on a galactic adventure.
The Acolyte Details Revealed
Furthermore, more details about The Acolyte were also revealed. Footage of the show was shown to attendees as well as a new formalized logo. The cast includes Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson and Carrie-Anne Moss.
One of the characters of the series includes Vernestra “Vern” Rwoh, a young Jedi Knight from Star Wars: The High Republic. In the books, Rwoh is the Padawan of Stellan Gios and has had several adventures throughout the era. Rebecca Henderson will be playing the aged-up Mirialan warrior.
The story is set during the High Republic era, a time ripe with Jedi, and was pitched as “Frozen meets Kill Bill” with a mystery thriller story. From the perspectives of the Sith, the show may see the Sith Order attempt to usurp the Jedi at its peak. The series is set to release in 2024.
Andor Season Two Details Revealed
Last, but not least for the big Star Wars news, more details about Andor‘s second season were also revealed. The season is still currently being shot, but clips of the season’s action-packed moments were also shown to attendees. Executive producer Tony Gilroy teased that the season will directly head into the events of Rogue One: “You know where we’re going. You saw that Death Star blow up. We make that happen.”
The second and final season is set to release in August 2024.
Tales of the Jedi Season Two Announced
Also on Day 2, the second season of Tales of the Jedi was announced during the Clone Wars reunion panel. With the first season having an anthology-like format, the second season is expected to follow in the same vein. However, there is no official date yet for the season’s release on Disney+.
You can check out our review for the first season here.
The Bad Batch Season Three Announced
On the final day of Star Wars Celebration, it was announced that The Bad Batch would be wrapping up with a third and final season. An exclusive trailer was shown to attendees and included characters like Fennec Shand and Wolffe. According to Star Wars’ website, the season is “the final season as Lucasfilm finishes telling this part of the story,” which could hint at other stories from other Clone Wars characters being brought to life.
The season is set to release some time in 2024. You can read our review for season two here.
Star Wars: Visions Volume Two Announced
Also on the final day of Celebration, the second volume of Star Wars: Visions was announced with nine more shorts. Attendees got a special look at some of the upcoming shorts ahead of release. Studios include Cartoon Saloon, Triggerfish, Aardman, El Guiri Studios, 88 Pictures, Punkrobot, Studio Mir, Studio La Cachette, and D’art Shtajio.
The next volume is heading to Disney+ on May 4.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Outside the realm of Star Wars, Lucasfilm also showcased their upcoming title Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The James Mangold-directed feature sees an old Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) being taken out of retirement by his goddaughter (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) in order to track down an artifact that could rewrite history.
The movie’s cast includes Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Olivier Richters and Ethann Isidore. The movie is set to release this June, though it will premiere early at Cannes Film Festival.