by Ray Keating
December 10, 2020
During the December 10 Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day 2020 stream, assorted movies and series were highlighted from LucasFilm.
Perhaps most notable was the announcement that Patty Jenkins will be directing a new Star Wars movie Rogue Squadron, to be released at Christmas 2023. Taika Waititi also will be directing a Star Wars film, which he is currently writing.
On Disney+, spinoffs from The Mandalorian, and courtesy of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, are on the way: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka.
Also noted were the previously announced Andor, a spy genre in the Star Wars universe and a prequel to Rogue One, starring Diego Luna. It has started production.
And the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, taking place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, started production in March. Not only is Ewan McGregor returning in the Obi-Wan role, but also Hayden Christensen – i.e., Darth Vader – will return.
Animated Star Wars series on the way are The Bad Batch, Star Wars Visions, and A Droid Story.
For good measure, two more live-action Star Wars series were announced – Lando and The Acolyte.
Finally, it was announced that Indiana Jones 5 will start filming in the spring, and is scheduled for release in July 2022.
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