Below is a recap of everything that was revealed today during the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023.
Andor – Season 2
Tony Gilroy, the creator of the show, took to the stage to reveal that they are currently in the midst of filming and are expected to wrap up production by August.
Moreover, Gilroy shared that if everything goes according to plan, “Andor” season 2 will be released in August 2024.
The “Andor” series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw.
The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is the creator and showrunner.
Disney confirmed that “The Acolyte”, an upcoming Original Star Wars series from Lucasfilm is coming to Disney+ in 2024.
Disney also released a logo for the upcoming series which you can see above.
“The Acolyte” is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.
It was also announced that Joonas Suotamo will be playing a Wookiee Jedi Master in the series. Suotamo is best known to fans for playing Chewbacca in the sequel trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’
Additional cast for the Disney+ Original series “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew” was announced today.
Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, and Robert Timothy Smith have all joined the series and will star alongside Jude Law.
“Skeleton Crew” follows the journey of four kids who make a mysterious discovery on their seemingly safe home planet, then get lost in a strange and dangerous galaxy. Finding their way home—and meeting unlikely allies and enemies—will be a greater adventure than they ever imagined.
The series stars Law, Cabot-Conyers, Armstrong, Kratter, Smith, Tunde Adebimpe and Kerry Condon. Jon Watts and Christopher Ford are showrunners and executive produce along with Favreau, Filoni, Kennedy and Wilson. Gilchrist and Beck serve as co-executive producers. John Bartnicki and Susan McNamara are producers.
Directors include Watts, Ford, David Lowery, the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Jake Schreier, Bryce Dallas Howard and Lee Isaac Chung.
“Skeleton Crew” will arrive on Disney+ in 2023.
Lucasfilm revealed that “Ahsoka” will premiere on Disney+ in August 2023 and also unveiled the first trailer and poster for the series.
Set after the fall of the Empire, “Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
In addition to Rosario Dawson, “Ahsoka” stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla. The series is written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Karen Gilchrist is co-executive producer.
You can watch the trailer below:
Three New Star Wars Movies Announced
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that three new live-action Star Wars films are on the way. Helming the movies are James Mangold (Logan, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny), Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Ahsoka), and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel, Saving Face).
James Mangold’s movie will go back to the dawn of the Jedi, while Dave Filoni’s will focus on the New Republic, and close out the interconnected stories told in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and other Disney+ series. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s film will be set after the events of Rise of Skywalker, and feature Daisy Ridley back as Rey as she builds a new Jedi Order.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
A new trailer and poster were unveiled for “Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny” which arrives in theaters on June 30, 2023.
Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic “Indiana Jones” franchise, which is directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”). Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”).
Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers.
John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, is once again composing the score.
You can watch the new trailer below:
The Mandalorian – Season 3
Rick Famuiywa directed the final two episodes of the third season of “The Mandalorian.” During the panel, Famuiywa revealed the final episodes of Season 3 would “bring resolution” to both “The Mandalorian” and The Book of Boba Fett. The final episodes of the third season of The Mandalorian will drop on April 12 and April 19 on Disney+.