What to expect from Star Wars in 2023

What to expect from Star Wars in 2023

We have a bad – actually no, we have a pretty good feeling about this! Star Wars is at full throttle heading into the new year – lots of new live-action, animation and a large video game.

From the debut of live-action Thrawn to the return of The Mandalorian and Grogu, there’s a lot to keep track of, so buckle up and… beat it!

Star Wars in 2023

The Bad Batch: Season 2

Kick off the new year with the artists formerly known as Experimental Clone Force 99! Huntah, Ricka, Icko, Tick and Omeega are all free-lance mercenaries for hire now, making their way through the early days of the Empire and finding that this new world is not so kind to the clones or The Kaminoans who created them in the first place. The Bad Batch Season 2 promises a deeper look at the vast galactic transition away from the days of the Republic and into the era of the Empire. Season 2 starts in January on Disney+.

The Mandalorian: Season 3

We would love to see the baby! And we will very soon with the long-awaited return of The Mandalorian Season 3, after Grogu definitively chose his dad over the Jedi Order in The Book of Boba Fett. With a return of sorts to the ruins of Mandalore, Din Djarin needs to redeem himself in the eyes of his Mandalorian sect, and Bo Katan certainly has thoughts about what it means to be a Mandalorian and who should run the show after Din’s successful claim. of Darksaber. The teaser trailer showed us old friends like Greef Karga, Peli Motto and Babu Frik, but who knows what Luke Skywalker-level cameos might be in store? The next ride with the Mudhorn Clan starts March 1st on Disney+.

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

And while we’re on the subject of Order 66 survivors, Cal Kestis returns for the next leg of his adventure five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal will reportedly have new Force abilities and lightsaber fighting styles, and he’ll see how far he’ll go to protect those closest to him as he runs from the Empire’s reach in an even more uncertain time. We’ll see Cal, BD-1 and more return on March 16.

Five years between games is a long time, purely lore-wise, and to fill in the gaps, there’s also a prequel novel set during that gap. In Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, Cal forms a bond with the crew of the Stinger Mantis, but he will encounter the likes of Fifth brother, introduced in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. You can pick up this novel a week before Jedi Survivor launches on March 7, 2023.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures

And speaking of the Jedi Academy… yes, it’s a stretch, but Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is a new series that focuses on young from High Republic era. Remember that this performance is intended for young young, from preschool to elementary, so keep the annoying takedowns to a minimum about how this show is breaking canon by including an Ewok teddy bear or something. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is coming to Disney+ in spring 2023.

Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2

Star Wars: Visions, the animated anthology series of nine anime shorts produced by seven Japanese animation studios, is back for another volume. This time the source will be more international, with animation from Japanese, Indian, British, Irish, French, South African, Chilean and American studios. For Volume 1, the studios got a lot of each freedom to interpret and express Star Wars lore as they saw fit, and Volume 2 looks to go even further culturally. Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2 will be launched in early 2023 on Disney+.

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Star Wars: Ahsoka

After seeing Rosario Dawson debut the live-action version of a fan-favorite force-wielder in The Mandalorian, fans have been wanting more from Ahsoka Tano. Of course, that includes fans of the Star Wars animated show Rebels, especially since it’s been teased that Season 1 of Ahsoka will feature the return of the characters Sabine Wren, Ezra Bridger, and (so far unofficially) Hera Syndulla and Chopper. Hayden Christensen will also reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader – Ahsoka’s mentor turned worst villain in the galaxy. Every clash between these two characters so far has been nothing short of electric, so we’re looking forward to the live-action take. Ahsoka has no official release date, but is expected in the latter part of 2023 on Disney+.

Star Wars: The Skeleton Crew

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is an upcoming – and mysterious – new live-action TV series starring Jude Law. Announced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau at Star Wars Celebration 2022, it seems like the closest analogy for the show would be to call it the Stranger Things of the Star Wars universe. Seriously, there isn’t much information about this show yet, just that it’s an Amblin-esque coming-of-age story about a group of kids lost in space around the time frame of The Mandalorian, and that it was originally codenamed “Grammar Rodeo,” which is a pretty brilliant Simpsons reference to say the least. Creator Jon Watts (the director of the Tom Holland Spider-man movies) has only revealed the following: “It’s the story of their journey trying to find their way home. It stars four kids, but it’s not a kids’ show.” Star Wars: Goonies, er, Skeleton Crew is set for release sometime in 2023 on Disney+.

Looking towards Star Wars Future Beyond 2023

Andor: Season 2

After finishing what many of us call one of the best things in the Star Wars universe, Andor Season 2 is definitely something we’re eager to see. Season 1 not only gave us Cassian Andor’s path to the Rebel Alliance, but also the Alliance’s path to being a necessity to those opposed to the Empire through the stories of characters like Mon Mothma and Luthen Rael. While Season 1 covered the span of one year, five years before Rogue One, Season 2 is expected to go into much more detail and introduce the beloved trusty droid K2-SO. With very high critical and audience scores for Andor Season 1, we can’t wait for more of showrunner Tony Gilroy’s slow-burning Star Wars storytelling. Andor Season 2 doesn’t have a release date, but it’s likely to air in 2024 on Disney+ at the earliest.

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Star Wars: The Acolyte

We now have plot details on Star Wars: The Acolyte, the first Sith front entry from Star Wars. Featuring a scheme by the Sith to infiltrate the Jedi at the end of the High Republic era, this mystery thriller promises to show the emergence of the Dark Side of the Force as a former Padawan reunites with his Jedi master to investigate something that we If You Guess here, it will be very Sith related and be rather more grim and monstrous than what the Jedi are used to facing at this point. This is one Star Wars story you want to make sure you don’t miss. There are currently no details on when The Acolyte will be released, but it looks like it will be eight episodes and of course on Disney+.

Of course, beyond these titles, the Star Wars machine has a bunch of other movies, shows and more in the works. Head over to our list of all upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows for the full list, which includes development projects, TBD titles, and more!