'Star Wars' fans, Christmas may have come early for you this year.
Unpacking everything from the recent Walt Disney Company Investor Day, there is A LOT of content coming our way in 2021. And particularly for 'Star Wars' fans, who have been loving 'The Mandalorian' - expect plenty more live-action and animation to come.
Over the next few years, Disney+ plans to release approximately 10 'Star Wars' series, 10 Marvel series, 15 Disney live-action, Disney Animation, and Pixar series, as well as 15 Disney live-action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features. Phew, we need to sit down.
For 'Star Wars' fans, Lucasfilm has announced new series and feature films that will expand upon the 'Star Wars' galaxy that we already know and love. 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' starring Ewan McGregor has been 100% confirmed - with Hayden Christensen set to return as Darth Vader.
Two series set in 'The Mandalorian' era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni - 'Rangers of the New Republic' and 'Ahsoka', centring on fan-favourite character Ahsoka Tano. The long-debated Ahsoka popped up in the Disney+ series in a recent episode, played by Rosario Dawson.
Additional new titles announced for Disney+ include 'Andor' with Diego Luna reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'; 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' following the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch first introduced in 'The Clone Wars'; anthology series 'Star Wars: Visions' from Japanese anime studios; 'Lando' Lando from Justin Simien, creator of the critically-acclaimed 'Dear White People'; 'The Acolyte', a female-centric series from 'Russian Doll' co-creator Leslye Headland; and 'A Droid Story' which promises to be "an epic journey will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO".
Not to forget of course about the upcoming season three of 'The Mandalorian' too.
'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins will helm the next feature film in the franchise, 'Rogue Squadron', releasing in December 2023.
Finally, there's also the as-yet-untitled Taika Waititi 'Star Wars' movie on the way. "Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and…unique," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "His enormous talent and sense of humour will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride."
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With all of these Disney+ titles, the streaming service plans on having a new series or movie be released every week in 2021.
For all of the details regarding the Marvel Studios titles coming our way in the future, read all about it here. For every single title announced at the press conference, including 'Sister Act 3' head here.