Everything announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023

We attended Star Wars Celebration to give you the lowdown on everything new coming from a galaxy far, far away. Here is all the major news from the event.

Everything announced at Star Wars celebration 2023

Here is everything announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023. Back in April, our very own Charlotte Colombo attended the biggest event in the galaxy – that’s right, we were rubbing shoulders with the biggest Star Wars fans, and we’ve got all the key details about the future of the franchise right here for you.

If you’re crazy about Star Wars, and have already watched the Star Wars movies in order more times than you can count, you’ve probably got a good handle on everything that’s already happened in the saga. But what about all the new movies and Star Wars series on the way?

Well, luckily you’re friends with The Digital Fix and we can hook you up with all the key information you need to stay attuned with the Force and keep up with all the best Star Wars characters. So, get your intergalactic calendar ready, because here is everything that was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023.

Everything announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023

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More Star Wars movies are on the way

After a rather long hiatus, we’ve finally got confirmation that more Star Wars movies are in development – in fact there are three! The new Star Wars movies will be directed by James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari, Indiana Jones 5); Dave Filoni (the brain behind The Clone Wars and the recent Ahsoka series); and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms Marvel).

The three movies will explore different parts of the Star Wars timeline, with Mangold going back thousands of years to “the dawn of the Jedi”; Filoni meanwhile will focus on the New Republic and tie together the current Star Wars Disney Plus shows; finally Obaid-Chinoy is working on a science fiction movie set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.

Since Star Wars Celebration, it has also been revealed that Lando Calrissian will be getting his own movie, rather than the origjnal plan for a TV show.

The new Star Wars timeline

At the announcement, the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, showed a diagram which seemed to spell out the new Star Wars timeline, and let’s just say the history of Star Wars is about to get a lot bigger.

The timeline now starts at the Dawn of the Jedi and goes through the Old Republic, High Republic, Fall of the Jedi, Reign of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, New Republic, Rise of the First Order, all the way to the New Jedi Order. Phew!

Mangold’s film will take place in the High Republic era. Filoni’s story will be set during the New Republic and is likely to incorporate members of the Ahsoka cast with The Mandalorian characters, and will very likely feature Grand Admiral Thrawn as the antagonist. Meanwhile, the film by Obaid-Chinoy will focus on Rey’s efforts to establish a new Jedi regime.

Rey Skywalker returns

One of the biggest stories to come from Star Wars Celebration was the fact that Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in Obaid-Chinoy’s movie focused on the New Jedi Order. The film will reportedly be set 15 years after the events of Rise of Skywalker and will see Jedi Master Rey attempting to rebuild the Jedi Order.

Ahsoka is introducing a mysterious new Star Wars character

The Ahsoka trailer, release window, and casting announcements

We got our first proper look at Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in her own series. Of course, the show has now been and gone, but if you want to check out the trailer that dropped at Celebration, here it is.

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The Ahsoka release date saw a double-episode drop on Disney Plus on August 22 2023. The show was a hit, and with a cliffhanger ending, we are now dreaming of an Ahsoka season 2 release date.

 

An Andor season 2 release window

The Andor season 2 release date is getting closer and closer, and it was confirmed at Star Wars Celebration that the team behind the show are aiming for an August 2024 release. The production is in good shape, and despite being affected by the 2023 Writers Strike, it appears to still be on course for August of next year. Here’s what we know about the Andor cast for more on that front.

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The Acolyte plot details

While we didn’t get The Acolyte release date, some plot details were shared. Series creator Leslye Headland confirmed that the show would be told from the bad guy’s perspective and added that she pitched it to Kathleen Kennedy as Frozen meets Kill Bill. Now that sounds like the perfect Sith story to us!

“It’s the High Republic near the beginning of the prequels and an exciting part of the timeline. This is when the bad guys are outnumbered,” Headland explained. “They are the underdogs. I’m really excited for you guys to see things you haven’t seen in live-action yet.” Being set in the High Republic era, Jedi Vernestra Rwoh (from the High Republic novels) was confirmed to join the series too.

The Skeleton Crew trailer

The Skeleton Crew trailer dropped as well, but they haven’t made it publicly available yet, so we can’t share it with you, I’m afraid, nor did we learn the Skeleton Crew release date. That said, the series lead Jude Law turned up and explained how excited he was to work on a Star Wars show, and it was announced that Kerry Condon had joined the Star Wars cast.

“I was six years old when this galaxy, this world gripped me, blew my mind. I feel like I’ve been in preparation ever since,” Law said. It was a total pleasure. I think one of the highlights was working with the incredible, talented people working behind the scenes. It was a true dream come true.”

Tales of the Jedi season 2 confirmed

Dave Filoni offered up confirmation that anthology series Tales of the Jedi will be heading back to Disney Plus. The first season focused on Jedi from the prequel era, and featured such starry voice talent as Liam Neeson and Bryce Dallas Howard, telling short stories featuring different Jedi. Here’s everything we know about Tales of the Jedi season 2 release date.

Count Dooku in Tales of Jedi Star Wars series

The Bad Batch season 3 confirmed

The Bad Batch is returning for a third — and final — season in 2024. Here’s what we know about the Bad Batch season 3 release date.

Announced at The Bad Batch panel on Monday, April 10, the news was accompanied by an exclusive teaser trailer telling fans what to expect from the new season. The trailer revealed that members of the Bad Batch Omega and Crosshair remained in Imperial custody, and also teased the return of characters like Emperor Palpatine and Star Wars bounty hunter Fennec Shand.

Star Wars Visions Volume 2 release date and trailer

Following season 1 of the acclaimed animated series, Star Wars Visions Volume 2 was released on May 4, 2023 release date. Each episode of the anthology series, of which there are nine, was produced by a different animation studio from around the world. The aforementioned studios are Studio Mir (South Korea), Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Punkrobot (Chile), Aardman (UK), El Guiri (Spain), D’art Shtajio (Japan), and Triggerfish (South Africa).

A trailer was also released for the series, which you can watch below.

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Star Wars Celebration 2025 announced

Star Wars Celebration 2025 was announced at this year’s Closing Ceremony on April 10. The event, which is set to take place between April 18 and April 20 2025, will be returning to Japan for the first time since 2008, and be held once again at the Makuhari Messe.

If you want to know more about what went on at Star Wars celebration, check out our Twitter here, where we reported live from the event all weekend. Or, learn more about the new Ahsoka villain Baylan Skoll. If that’s not enough, we’ve also got a list of all the new movies coming in 2023, like The Marvels, and a breakdown of the best movies ever made for you to enjoy.