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All the Star Wars projects in the pipeline after Ahsoka

The rip-roaring Ahsoka series has come to an end with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, leaving Star Wars anxiously asking about what’s coming next.

The Star Wars galaxy is constantly expanding and the rate at which new projects has skyrocketed since live-action series such as The Mandalorian and Andor began airing on Disney+. The latest Star Wars series, Ahsoka, has just finished its enthralling eight-episode run which has understandably prompted fans to ask what project is next on the horizon.

Upcoming Star Wars TV series

On the small screen, there are a plethora of TV shows in the works.

The series that is expected to arrive first is Skeleton Crew, a show helmed by Jon Watts of the recent live-action Spider-Man movies and is inspired by action-adventure movies like The Goonies and ET. The series will see Jude Law play a Jedi Knight who joins a gang of kids on a galaxy-spanning adventure in the same time period as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. Skeleton Crew had been expected to arrive in late 2023 but reports suggest that the recent/ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes could potentially see it delayed until 2024.

Other live-action shows that are in various stages of development include the Sith-focused series The Acolyte, Andor season 2, and a fourth installment of The Mandalorian. Both The Acolyte and Andor had been scheduled for 2024 but their exact release dates are currently up in the air.

Star Wars fans can also look forward to a number of animated series too, as The Bad Batch is planned to return for season 3 in the not-too-distant future while the superb anthology series Tales of the Jedi is also renewed for a second installment.

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Upcoming Star Wars films

The last Star Wars film to hit the big screen, The Rise of Skywalker, arrived a whopping four years ago in 2019 and despite the wait, fans will have to remain patient for a little while longer for the next movies set in the galaxy far, far away.

As things stand, Lucasfilm has set release dates for Star Wars movies on May 22, 2026, December 18, 2026, and December 17, 2027.

One of the movies that is planned to fill one of those slots is a film directed by Ms Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy that will be focused on a New Jedi Order that rises following The Rise of Skywalker and will see Daisy Ridley reprise her role as Rey.

A second will see director James Mangold explore the origins of the Force and the Dawn of the Jedi in a film set thousands of years before the events of the Skywalker saga.

The third movie to fill one of those planned release dates will be helmed by Dave Filoni and set during the New Republic era – more details on that below.

Aside from the movies that have been given the go-ahead, a number of projects also exist in numerous states of development – or should that be development hell?

These include a film on Lando Calrissian that until recently was billed as a TV series, movies by Taika Waititi and Shawn Levy as well as Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, the last of which even got an announcement video, only for the project to be shelved not long after.

Other potential films that have been touted at one point or another include movies from Marvel boss Kevin Feige, an animated movie titled A Droid Story as well as trilogies from The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson as well as Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.

Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) talking with Young Ahsoka (Ariana Greenblatt) during a flashback in Ahsoka episode 5
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Dave Filoni film expected to continue Ahsoka’s story

As mentioned above, George Lucas’s own protégé within Lucasfilm, Dave Filoni, is currently slated to write and direct a movie set in the New Republic era of the Star Wars timeline.

The film is expected to be an epic crossover that will see the stories of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka and potentially Skeleton Crew and The Book of Boba Fett converge for an Avengers-style event.

After the recent Ahsoka series ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, it’s unclear whether Ahsoka Tano’s story will be continued directly in the upcoming film or a potential second season that may come out in the interim.

Either way, it’s certainly an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan.

Sabine (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) and Ezra (Eman Esfandi) stand side by side in Ahsoka
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Ahsoka is available to stream in full on Disney+ after the eighth and final episode landed on October 3, 2023, in the US.

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