The Future of Star Wars Is On TV
By Chris Longo
Disney’s Investor Day revealed massive plans for the future of the Star Wars franchise. What does it all mean?
The breakout success of The Mandalorian has led the executives at Disney and Lucasfilm to refocus Star Wars storytelling efforts for the small screen.
At Disney’s Investor Day, the company announced 10 new Star Wars projects that will stream exclusively on Disney+ over the next several years.
The project slate includes two spinoffs of The Mandalorian.
One is a limited series based on fan-favorite Ahsoka.
The other is a mysterious new series titled Rangers of the New Republic.
There will also be a series focused on the Sith titled The Acolyte.
The more high-profile projects coming to Disney+ are Andor, with Diego Luna reprising his role from Rogue One...
And an event series about Lando Calrissian, with Donald Glover reprising his role from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
One of the shocking developments from Investor Day was the reveal that Hayden Christensen is set to return as Darth Vadar in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series.
But maybe the biggest news of all: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is tapped to direct a fighter pilot feature film.
Titled Rogue Squadron, the film will be the first new Star Wars movie to hit the big screen since Rise of Skywalker.
Additionally, Taika Waititi has a Star Wars movie in development.
It will surely reflect the director's offbeat sensibilities and sense of humor.
Exciting times ahead for a galaxy, far, far away!