Star Wars new releases: what’s coming in 2022 and beyond

Star Wars is in a very strange place right now. Disney has already completed its own Skywalker trilogy and closed the book on this story, but there are still tons of Star Wars projects somewhere on the way to theaters and streaming.

Disney’s upcoming Star Wars lineup stretches as far back as the High Republic and may one day even overtake the Skywalker saga on the timeline. There are shows about new characters and old favorites, and plenty of shows to help us better understand the events of one Star Wars film or another. Disney is a little quieter when it comes to new movies, but there are at least a few on the very distant horizon.

With so many things planned for the Star Wars universe, here’s a look at all the shows we know are coming to Disney Plus, the movies that will be hitting theaters, and when to expect them, to see each and every one of them.


Occurs in the intervening years Vengeance of the Sith and A new hope, Obi Wan Kenobi will follow the Jedi Master on Tatooine as he tends to Luke, and likely his missions across the galaxy as he watches the Empire tighten its grip on the star systems around him. In addition to Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan, this series also brings back Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, along with newcomers such as Sung Kang, Benny Safdie, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Kumail Nanjiani.

Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) stands in front of a radar screen in Star Wars: Rogue One

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This spin-off of a spin-off follows Cassian Andor, featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyand the Rebellion’s mostly heroic spies as they subvert the Empire and plot its eventual destruction. Andor will bring back Diego Luna as the title character alongside Stellan Skarsgård, Fiona Shaw and Anton Valensi.

Djin and Grogu watch each other in a forest in Episode 13 of The Mandalorian.

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Technically season 2 of The Mandalorian already happened in 2020, but you could be forgiven if you forgot that Boba Fett’s book was basically Mandalorian Season 2.5. But the official third season is on its way to bring us more adventures starring Grogu and Din Djarin.

The strange clone troopers from the animated series Bad Batch.

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The cartoon The bad batch is coming back later this year for a second season. The exploits of Clone Force 99 are expected to follow right after Season 1 ends.


Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian with two white lightsabers

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This series follows Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, but it’s not exactly clear where the story might take it. We know the series will feature Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, so it’s very likely a prequel to the events of The Mandalorian and Book by Boba Fett – since Vader is dead by then – but that’s about all we know, and it’s still just a guess.

IG-11 (Taika Waititi) cleaning the house in Chapter 1 of The Mandalorian.  From Disney Plus' The Mandalorian.

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The fact that this film is directed by Taika Waititi and directed by Waititi and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917) is a comprehensive list of things we actually know about it. Waititi said in the summer of 2021 that the film has a story — makes sense — and is otherwise still being written. When it will take place or come out, we’ll just have to wait and see. With rogue squadron Waititi’s film will be the first Star Wars film set to hit theaters since Rise of Skywalker.


The logo for the Star Wars Rogue Squadron film

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Perhaps the upcoming Star Wars movie we know most about Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Directed by Patty Jenkins (wonder woman), who described her desire to make it “the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.” While this film was originally slated for a December 2023 release, scheduling conflicts caused a delay and pushed the film off Disney’s calendar for that year. Since then, however, Jenkins has reportedly shifted some things to focus more on that rogue squadron and the coming wonder woman 3.

The Acolye title treatment for Star Wars TV series

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This Star Wars series is set in the later days of the High Republic, where the dark side of the Force is beginning to take hold. Created by Russian doll Creator Leslye Headland, The Acolyte will be a mystery series about a new and secret force emerging from the dark side.

Kevin Feige at SDCC 2019 Marvel Hall H Panel

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Kevin Feige, the head of Disney’s Golden Goose, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will also try to bring his success to Star Wars at some point in the future, but we have no idea when or if it will happen at all. Kathleen Kennedy’s last update on the matter came in a May Vanity Fair story, when she said, “I’d love to see what movie he comes up with. […] But right now, no, there’s nothing special.”

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