Star Wars has the engine at full capacity for 2023: many novelties of live action, animation and an important video game are scheduled to arrive.
From Thrawn’s live-action debut to the return of The Mandalorian, there’s a lot to keep up with, so buckle up and… may the Force be with you for the coming year, because you will need it.
Star Wars and 2023
Bad Batch Season 2
The new year begins with a new season of a beloved Star Wars series. Huntah, Ricka, Icko, Tick and Omega are now mercenaries for hire making their way in the early days of the Empire only to discover that this new world is not so kind to clones or the Kaminoans who created them. The second season of The bad consignment promises to delve into the huge galactic transition between the days of the Republic and the era of the Empire. The second season will premiere in January on Disney+.
The Mandalorian Season 3
The long-awaited return of Season 3 of The Mandalorian is already confirmed, after Grogu made his choice in The Book of Boba Fett. Back home of sorts, to the ruins of Mandalore, Din Djarin needs to redeem himself in the eyes of his Mandalorian sect, and Bo Katan no doubt has ideas about what it means to be a Mandalorian and who should run the show following the successful claim. of the lightsaber by Din. The teaser trailer showed us old friends like Greef Karga, Peli Motto and Babu Frik, but who knows what Luke Skywalker-level cameos await us? The next ride begins March 1 on Disney+.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
And since we’re talking about survivors of Order 66, Cal Kestis returns to the next stage of his adventure five years later from the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. With new Force abilities and lightsaber fighting styles, Cal will see the lengths he will go to protect the ones he holds dearest as he flees the confines of the Empire in an even more uncertain time. We will see the return of Cal, BD-1 and other characters on March 16.
Five years between one game and another is a long time, and to fill in the gaps, there’s also a prequel novel set during that interval. In Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, Cal bonds with the crew of the Stinger Mantis, but will have to face off against the likes of the Fifth Brother, introduced in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can get this novel a week before the release of Jedi Survivor, on March 7, 2023.
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures
And speaking of the Jedi Academy… Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is a new series focused on the youth of the High Republic era. Keep in mind that this series is aimed at young children, from preschool to elementary school, so keep criticism of how this series breaks canon by including an Ewok teddy bear or something to a minimum. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is coming to Disney+ in Spring 2023.
Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2
Star Wars: Visions, the animated anthology series featuring nine anime short films produced by seven Japanese animation studios, returns with a second volume. This time, the sources will be more international, with animations from Japanese, Indian, British, Irish, French, South African, Chilean and American studios. In Volume 1, the studios were given great freedom to interpret and express the Star Wars universe as they saw fit, and in volume 2 is intended to go even further culturally. Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2 will premiere in early 2023 on Disney+.
Star Wars: Ahsoka
After seeing Rosario Dawson debut as the live-action version of one of the fan-favorite Force wielders in The Mandalorian, fans want more from Ahsoka Tano. This includes, of course, fans of the animated series Rebels, especially since it has been announced that the first season of Ahsoka will feature the return of Sabine Wren, Ezra Bridger, and (so far unofficially) Hera Syndulla and Chopper. Also reprising his role is Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Ahsoka’s mentor turned baddest baddie in the galaxy. So far, the clashes between these two characters have been electrifying, so we eagerly await the live-action version. Ahsoka does not yet have an official release date, but it is expected by the end of 2023 on Disney+.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is a mysterious new live-action television series starring Jude Law. Announced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau at Star Wars Celebration 2022, it seems the closest analogy to the series would be calling it the Stranger Things of the Star Wars universe. Seriously, there’s not much information on this series yet, just that it’s a story about a group of kids lost in space around the time frame of The Mandalorian, and was initially codenamed “Grammar Roundup”, which is a pretty brilliant reference to The Simpsons to say the least. Creator Jon Watts (director of Tom Holland’s Spider-man movies) has only revealed the following: “It’s the story of his journey trying to find his way home. It stars four kids, but it’s not a series. childish”. Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2023 on Disney+.
The future of Star Wars beyond 2023
Season 2 of Andor
Following the end of what many of us call one of the best productions in the recent Star Wars universe, Andor Season 2 is definitely something we can’t wait to see.. The first season showed us not only Cassian Andor’s path to the Rebel Alliance, but also the Alliance’s path to becoming a necessity for those who oppose the Empire through the stories of characters like Mon Mothma and Luthen Rael. While the first season spans the course of a year, five before Rogue One, the second is expected to go much deeper and introduce the beloved stalwart droid K2-SO. Critical and audience ratings for the first season of Andor have been very high, so we can’t wait to see more of showrunner Tony Gilroy’s slow-paced Star Wars storytelling. The second season of Andor does not yet have a premiere date, but it is likely that it will appear at the earliest in 2024 on Disney +.
Star Wars: The Acolyte
We have Star Wars: The Acolyte Plot Details, the first Star Wars installment starring the Sith. Featuring a plan by the Sith to infiltrate the Jedi at the end of the High Republic era, this mystery thriller promises to show the rise of the Dark Side of the Force as a former Padawan reunites with her Jedi master to investigate something that, We assume, it will be very Sith-related and quite a bit darker and more monstrous than what the Jedi are used to dealing with right now. With a luxury cast made up of Amandla Stenberg, Dafne Keen, Carrie-Anne Moss and Manny Jacinto, among others, this is a Star Wars story that you cannot miss. There are no details yet on when The Acolyte will premiere, but it looks like it will be eight episodes and will of course premiere on Disney+.