Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, audiences have created a plethora of new “Star Wars” content.
The sequel trilogy — 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2017’s “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker” — wrapped up the main storyline of the Skywalker Saga. Standalone films “Rogue One” and “Solo” explored specific stories within that timeline, namely the group of Rebel spies stole the plans to the Death Star, and when a young Han Solo made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Lucasfilm’s first Disney Plus series, “The Mandalorian,” refueled fans’ sense of adventure on the small screen, while animated series “Rebels” and “Resistance” explored other time periods not featured in the movies.
Lucasfilm, however, was just getting started.
With “The Bad Batch” now available on Disney Plus, a new, even larger wave of “Star Wars” content is starting to roll out onto streaming and into theaters. “The Mandalorian” serves as the foundation for a connected series of upcoming spin-offs such as “The Book of Boba Fett,” “Ahsoka” and “Rangers of the New Republic” that will all lead to a climactic story event. Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own limited series, while Cassian Andor from “Rogue One” and Lando Calrissian from “Solo” will have their own respective time in the spotlight. On the theatrical side, Patty Jenkins, Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson, Kevin Feige and J.D. Dillard are all developing their own films.
All together, Lucasfilm is planning at least 16 film and TV titles for 2021 and beyond.
Here’s what’s in store.