Let’s start with the silver screen first. Whether or not Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy is canceled is unknown. However, we did get the announcement of the new directors and the basic time frame in which their films will take place.
Acclaimed director James Mangold will take care of the original story of the birth of the Jedi and how they learned to manipulate the Force. According to him, this is a biblically epic story. Mangold is, for example, behind the excellent drama Le Mans 66 or the comic book Logan. In just a few months, his new Indiana Jones will be in cinemas, so fans should not worry about the quality of his entry into the world of Star Wars.
Next up was Dave Filloni. The walking encyclopedia of Star Wars will connect the Empire storyline from The Mandalorian with Episode 7: The Force Awakens. It promises to be THE huge event fans have been wanting.
Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is in charge of the film set after the events of the last trilogy. Daisy Ridley will return to the role of Rey, who will be in charge of restoring the Jedi order.
After the mixed reception of the last trilogy, the new films will not have it easy. Star Wars is doing much better on the Disney+ series streaming platform than it is on the silver screen. The Mandalorian, whose third season is currently airing, has gained fans. Andor established itself as a serious story, considered by many to be the best thing to happen to the Star Wars universe in thirty years, and Boba Fett: Law of the Underworld had a more lukewarm reception, but it was by no means a flop.
Furthermore, fans could see a preview of the upcoming Ahsoka. She first appeared in the Clone Wars animated series, which began to be published in 2008. As Anakin Skywalker’s padawan, she immediately won the hearts of many fans.
Subsequently, she appeared in her live-action version in The Mandalorian, and it was immediately clear that it would not be limited to just a few scenes. So Ahsoka got her own series, and now fans finally know when to expect it. Ahsoka will begin airing on Disney+ in August of this year.
After the success of The Mandalorian, Andor and the eagerly awaited Ahsoka, Disney and LucasFilm have finally shown a bit of the previously announced The Acolyte series. According to the creator, the story will be slightly lighter compared to, for example, Andor, but at the same time she adds that she was inspired a lot by Japanese films by director Akiro Kurosawa. So viewers can expect the spiritual journey of both the Sith and the Jedi.
The Acolyte is set before the prequel trilogy, i.e. before Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. From the preview that we could see, fans can look forward to a lot of lightsabers, more from the mythology of the Jedi and especially the charismatic Carrie Anne Moss, who you may know for example from the role of Trinity from the Matrix film series. The Acolyte will be released on Disney+ in 2024.
Actor Jude Law also appeared on the set with younger colleagues to talk about the next upcoming series Skeleton Crew. Viewers can look forward to an adventure with the atmosphere of, for example, ET the Alien or the first series of Stranger Things. A bunch of kids get lost in the galaxy and have to find their way home with the help of a protector played by Jude Law. Skeleton Crew will begin airing on Disney+ sometime this year.
Star Wars Celebration 2023 Europe ends on Monday, April 10, so it’s possible that fans will have more announcements to make.
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