Lucasfilm Expands Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 10, 2020

3878 In recent years a question fans have asked about Star Wars is "How much is too much?" Not because they don't want more, but because things come out so quickly that the old honeymoon period we used to enjoy after each new film - with 2 years of retro stuff and more toys from the movie we just saw - seemed to vanish.  Given the preposterous slate of new projects announced Thursday, it's entirely possible we're going to be overwhelmed once more. posted Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed, an exhaustive list of Disney+ and theatrical programming that is light on details but long on names.

Movies include:

Rogue Squadron, a Patty Jenkins-directed film for 2023.

Untitled Taika Waititi Film, which.... well, there's no real details yet.

Streaming series include:

Obi-Wan Kenobi, which takes 10 years after the prequel trilogy and stars Ewan McGregor. Also somehow Hayden Christensen.

Ahsoka, a The Mandalorian-adjacent series which stars Rosario Dawson in the title role.

Rangers of the Republic, another series adjacent to The Mandalorian with no details as to who is in it. Will it be the X-Wing cops? Will it be Cara Dune, or someone new? We don't know.

Lando, about which no details were offered - but Donald Glover's Atlanta got an announcement of a pick-up for Disney+ too, so I would assume it would be a young Lando show.

Andor, the previosly-announced Cassian Andor show, for 2022.

The Acolyte, a High Republic-era (this means pre-prequels by about 200 years) horror/thriller/whatever.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a spin-off/sequel to The Clone Wars. Airs in 2021.

Star Wars Visions, the anime thing you were hoping to see, in 2021.

A Droid Story, a movie for Disney+ according to most reports for 2021.


This may seem like a lot - even too much - but delays do happen.  (Ask the Avatar producers.)   It's possible some of these may not see production, or may be delayed, or could be one-season wonders as is buzzed about the Kenobi series.  Given the large amount of subscribers on Disney+, the house of mouse will be leaning on Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm to expand its offerings and keep people paying $7 (or more) per month.  I know i hope they take it easy and give fans to absorb, rewatch, and enjoy rather than be overwhelmed by the amount of material to study and watch, and then give up on toys and collecting.  (Hey, The Clone Wars helped me quit 21 years of comic book collecting - why pay $4 for a 15 minute read when you have new 30-minute stories every week?)