It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan.
This year’s Star Wars Celebration brought the Galaxy Far, Far Away to London – but there was still a tantalising embarrassment of riches for those of us who weren’t there when it came to new trailers and major announcements.
There was so much revealed over the course of the four day event that it would be easy to miss some of the bigger stories. Luckily, we have you covered: here’s your guide to the latest Star Wars movie and TV news from this year’s Celebration.
Three new Star Wars movies!
Since The Rise Of Skywalker in 2019, Star Wars has been confined to the small screen – but now, it’s coming back to the movies in style.
Three new projects were announced at Celebration; a live-action conclusion to the MandoVerse from Dave Filoni, a “biblical epic” about the first ever Jedi to wield the force from director James Mangold, and the return of Daisy Ridley’s Rey in a new movie set 15 years after the recent sequel trilogy.
No release dates (or, come to think of it, titles) have been announced as of yet, but Disney has been saving a slot in December 2025 for a potential new Star Wars movie. The only question now is: which will we see first?
On Friday, the LucasFilm panel debuted the first teaser trailer for Ahsoka, which confirmed that the series will premiere on Disney+ in August.
In addition to seeing Rosario Dawson back in action, it confirmed other Star Wars Rebels characters coming to live action would include Hera Syndulla (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo).
The trailer also teased the reappearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn, long rumoured in the Disney+ series – and later on in the weekend, it was officially confirmed Lars Mikkelsen would be reprising his role from Rebels too.
Andor Season 2
Attendees at Celebration got to see the very first footage from the second (and final) season of Andor, which leads directly into Rogue One.
Showrunner Tony Gilroy also confirmed that shooting started in November and will wrap in August, with a potential release date of August 2024 on the cards.
— IGN (@IGN) April 7, 2023
There were less announcements on Skeleton Crew than we expected, with no release date beyond “2023” yet revealed for the Jude Law series, but attendees did get to see the first trailer.
However, the full list of directors was revealed, including new faces to the Galaxy such as the Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and David Lowery (The Green Knight), in addition to returning faces like Bryce Dallas Howard.
Again, you could only see the trailer if you were there, but there’s plenty of reason to be excited about The Acolyte – not least due to showrunner Leslye Headland describing it as “Frozen meets Kill Bill“.
Set in the High Republic era and told from the perspective of the Sith, the hotly anticipated Disney+ series takes place in a time when the bad guys were outnumbered.
Will it make us root for the Dark Side? We’ll find out when it premieres in 2024.
Star Wars: Visions
The trailer for the second season of the animated anthology series was a charming highlight – especially as it revealed more about the highly anticipated Aardman short.
Titled I Am Your Mother, it’ll focus on a parent-child starship race, and feature none other than Wedge Antilles, the Rebel pilot last seen in the original trilogy. And yes, they’ve managed to get Dennis Lawson to reprise his role too.
The series will stream on Disney+ from Thursday, May 4th.
The Bad Batch Season Three
Based on the cliffhanger at the end of the recent season two, it was safe to assume more Bad Batch was coming – but the announcement turned out to be bittersweet.
A third season is in development and will premiere on Disney+ in 2024, however, it was revealed it will be the final one.
Attendees at Celebration got to see some exclusive footage, which included a new look at Fennec Shand.