Everything we learned about Disney’s plans for Lucasfilm at the D23 Expo

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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It’s been virtually 4 years since a Star Wars movie has been launched in theaters, however the long-running franchise has been making its mark on tv.

Fans of tales from a galaxy far, far-off learned extra about Disney’s plans for the franchise throughout the firm’s D23 Expo on Saturday.

Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, took the stage at the D23 Expo to share new particulars about Lucasfilm’s Star Wars initiatives in addition to different franchises underneath its umbrella, together with Willow and Indiana Jones.

Here’s a breakdown of what audiences can count on from Lucasfilm in the coming years:

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Kennedy launched a number of members of the solid of “Andor,” which arrives on Disney+ Sept. 21. Diego Luna stars as Cassian Andor, reprising his position from 2016’s “Rogue One,” and is an govt producer on the venture. Genevieve O’Reilly additionally returns as Mon Mothma.

The collection, which Kennedy described as a spy thriller, takes place 5 years earlier than the occasions of “Rogue One.”

Additional solid members embrace Adria Arjona as Bix, an on-and-off once more love curiosity of Cassian, and Kyle Soller as Syril, a villainous member of the Galactic Empire. 

Dave Filoni, who ushered in a brand new age of Star Wars animation with “Clone Wars,” revealed a trailer for “Tales of the Jedi,” a collection of six animated shorts, three centered on Ahsoka Tano and three on Count Dooku. Each quick takes place at a unique level in every charaters’ life, bringing again characters like Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu.

Jon Favreau, Filoni’s companion on “The Mandalorian” collection, arrived to debate the live-action “Ahsoka” collection starring Rosario Dawson in the title position and share particulars on different initiatives the Lucasfilm workforce is engaged on.

Favreau introduced that Jon Watts, who directed “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” is helming “Skeleton Crew,” an upcoming Disney+ present set in the New Republic, alongside aspect Chris Ford. The collection stars Jude Law and follows a bunch of 4 children as they attempt to make their method house. Little else was shared about the venture, which is at present in manufacturing.

To have a good time the third season of “The Mandalorian,” Filoni and Favreau introduced out fellow govt producer Rick Famuyiwa alongside the solid, together with Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Swallow, Amy Sedaris and Giancarlo Esposito. Lucasfilm offered a teaser for the new season, which guarantees much more armored Mandalorians, high-octane motion and plenty of the youngster referred to as Grogu.

The subsequent season arrives on Disney+ in 2023.

Indiana Jones

James Mangold the director of the fifth “Indiana Jones” confirmed footage of the subsequent installment in the franchise, which options Harrison Ford in the title position. The action-packed clips showcased epic automotive chases and Ford racing by means of a subway on horseback.

Ford, who was visibly emotional whereas on stage, obtained a standing ovation and mentioned the new “Indiana Jones” is “a movie that will kick your a–.”

He additionally famous that this will probably be he final flip as the archeologist adventurer saying, with amusing, “I will not fall down for you again.”

The movie, which additionally stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, arrives in cinemas on June 30, 2023.

Willow

Warwick Davis, reprising his position as Willow, took the stage alongside Christian Slater and different members of the solid of “Willow” to share a trailer for the new Disney+ collection. The new present is a sequel to the 1988 cult basic of the similar title.

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