Disney isn’t holding back with a swath of Star Wars projects in the works as it debuted new trailers for Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 and many other shows coming to Disney+. The animated series followed a batch of clones who turned against the Empire and became fugitives on the run. Disney is expanding on the clone war era content with it, Ahsoka, and a new series called Tales of The Jedi. The Mandalorian will finally make its return following his team up with Boba Fett as he and Grogu embark on new adventures. Andor, the Rogue One prequel series was given its final trailer ahead of its debut.
Months have passed since the events on Kamino, and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They’ll cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. And revealed today: The series will begin streaming on Disney+ with a two-episode premiere on January 4, 2023.
In the third season of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian and Grogu have been reunited and continue their journey through the lawless galaxy. Season 3 is set to launch exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.
The series presents Star Wars from a different perspective, focusing on everyday people whose lives are affected by the Empire. The decisions they make have real consequences, and the stakes for them—and the galaxy—couldn’t be higher. The series debuts with three episodes on Disney+ on September 21.
Filoni next revealed news about Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, six brand-new animated shorts featuring parables built around Jedi from the prequel era. Journey into the lives of two distinctly different Jedi—Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku—who will each be put to the test as they make choices that will define their destinies.
There were a couple of projects presented at the D23 showcase as well but haven’t been given release trailers yet.
Ahsoka made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian during season two. Portrayed by Rosario Dawson the onetime padawan to Anakin Skywalker has been a fan favorite that has been seen in numerous other animated series throughout the years such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. It has been previously announced that she would be getting her own live-action series. Hayden Christensen is said to return as Anakin Skywalker, while Sabine Wren, a character first introduced in Star Wars Rebels, will be played by Liu Bordizzo. Others joining the cast will include Ray Stevenson as the main villain and Elizabeth Winstead in an unnamed role.
Ahsoka is a new live-action series heading to Disney+, starring Rosario Dawson in the title role. Disney Legend Jon Favreau joined Filoni on stage to talk about the series, and shared a first-look images with the assembled fans. 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. The new series is slated for 2023 and will be exclusive to Disney+.
Not much is known about this new show in the works other than it was created by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford who gave a brief description of it at the showcase and that it stars Jude Law (who is also starring as Captain Hook in a new Peter and Wendy movie). The show will take place during the same time period as The Mandalorian in the New Republic era. The show’s existence was previously revealed in May 2022.
Skeleton Crew tells the story of four kids who find themselves lost in in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home… and as a special surprise, series star Jude Law joined Favreau and Filoni to greet the fans!
Today is the last day of the D23 expo so it’s possible there’s still more to come for Star Wars and Marvel despite the tsunami of announcements made yesterday. From movies to shows, there are many more projects rumored to be in the pipeline for both properties.