With so much Star Wars news coming out this weekend from the Star Wars Celebration Europe event, and with so much past, current, and future Star Wars content across various media, here’s a place to report on general SW news and to collect links to all of the separate Star Wars posts and articles on MEW.
Biggest news (for me) is the confirmation that three new live-action feature films are on the way.
The three movies will be directed by 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).
The Mangold film will go all the way back to the Dawn of the Jedi era - a pre-history, Jedi origin story.
Filoni will continue the work he’s been focused on in the Mandoverse, closing out the interconnected stories of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka.
Perhaps most interesting, and exciting, though is the news that Obain-Chinoy will helm the first film set in a post-Rise of Skywalker era. Not only will The New Jedi Order era become canon, but it will also see the very welcome return of Daisy Ridley’s Rey Skywalker who will take up the challenge of rebuilding the Jedi Order.
Next up, a first look at the next Star Wars series, Ahsoka. The 8 episode limited series launches in August on Disney+.
Ahsoka is a spin-off from the The Mandalorian series and takes place in the same timeframe. Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano, reprising her role from the second season of The Mandalorian. The character was originally created for the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
Let me guess… No South African showings…
Am loving the Anniversary poster, but I fear you’re right in your assumptions about there not being SA showings. The new poster and the trusty old DVD copy are probably the best it’ll get for us.
The VHS or Laserdisc versions are best…
I actually do still have the original trilogy on VHS somewhere in storage. Don’t have a VHS player for them though…
The next Star Wars game is due out at the end of this month (April 2023). Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the sequel to 2019s SWJ: Fallen Order.
Survivor is also the last game that EA will publish under their multi-year exclusive license agreement. It will be followed in the years to come by a number of SW games in a variety of genres. There are currently at least 7 other Star Wars related game projects. Very little is known about most of them other than the game type and the developers:
Star Wars: Hunters
- Release Date: 2023
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
- Developer: Zynga
Knights of the Old Republic Remake
- Developer: Saber Interactive
Star Wars Eclipse
- Developer: Quantic Dream
Untitled Star Wars FPS game
- Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Untitled Star Wars strategy game
- Developer: Bit Reactor & Respawn Entertainment
Untitled Star Wars open-world game
- Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Untitled Star Wars action-adventure game
- Developer: Skydance New Media
Disney+ | 4 May
Featuring nine new shorts from nine celebrated animation studios from across the globe.
Catch up with Volume 1 if you haven’t already (the first anthology featured shorts from Japanese studios only):
Disney+ | 4 May
Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 features nine new shorts from nine celebrated animation studios from across the globe. Out today on Disney+
As usual, there’s a Star Wars game sale running through today and tomorrow:
Lego and EA franchise titles and a host of Classic SW titles are included:
The Lego Skywalker Saga: Galactic Edition is fantastic value for R380:
Also, say goodbye to any decent Youtube suggestions from now!