Lots of “Star Wars” news was announced Thursday, including details about “The Mandalorian” season 3 and a new series starring Jude Law…
The “Star Wars” celebration is currently taking place in California, which means a lot of announcements were made Thursday, including some details about the highly anticipated third season of “The Mandalorian.”
With the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series launching Friday on Disney+, there’s been a lot to talk about in the “Star Wars” universe, so we’ll break down each piece of news here.
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 3 SET FOR 2023
The first details of “The Mandalorian” season 3 were revealed Thursday, though fans may be a little sad to learn that the show won’t return until February 2023.
While that’s obviously disappointing, series creator Jon Favreau brought in some special guests to help tease what’s to come next, including Katee Sackhoff returning in her role as Bo-Katan Kryze.
Of course, Sackhoff famously voiced the iconic character in the “Star Wars” animated series before taking on the live-action role in “The Mandalorian” season 2. She is now ready to return and it looks like she might be coming home after a brief clip was played for attendees with Din Djarin aka Mando preempting his plans in Season 3.
“I am going to Mandalore to be forgiven for my transgressions.”
The last time we saw Mando, he was teaming up with Grogu once again after returning to Tatooine to help his old friend Boba Fett fend off an attack by the Pyke Syndicate. By the time “The Book of Boba Fett” ended, Mando and Grogu had just boarded a new ship, a restored relic of Naboo, as they embarked on new adventures together.
Obviously, Sackhoff’s return can only mean that he will be interacting with Mando once more as he seeks to return Mandalore to its former glory, except for one problem: he is the rightful owner of the Darksaber, which is an object that serves as a symbol for the Darksaber. a true leader on the planet.
“He may have some unfinished business,” Sackhoff said of his return.
STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW
Also announced Thursday was a new “Star Wars” series called “Skeleton Crew” with Jude Law set to star in the show being developed by “Spider-Man: No Way Home” director Jon Watts.
The series will focus on a group of children lost in space, and will be set in the Ahsoka/the mandalorian time frame after the fall of the Galactic Empire but years before the events in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
“It’s the story of his journey trying to find his way home,” Watts said. “It stars four kids, but it’s not a kids’ show.”
“Star Wars: Skeleton Crew” will be released in 2023.
ANDOR TRAILER AND DEBUT DATE REVEALED
The next big “Star Wars” series is coming August 31 with “Andor,” which features Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Of course, in that movie, Andor was part of the team responsible for stealing the secret Death Star plans that eventually landed in the hands of Princess Leia and the Rebellion as they battled the evil Galactic Empire. Andor ultimately perished along with the rest of his crew while delivering those plans, which ultimately helped Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo lead the charge to destroy the Death Star in “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
This series will serve as a prequel to “Rogue One” with a very different Andor being introduced in the series with the Rebellion beginning to rise up against the evil Emperor. “Andor” takes place five years before “Rogue One” and the 12-episode first season spans one year.
A second season has already been ordered and production will begin in November with an additional 12 episodes spanning four years with the finale leading directly into the events of “Rogue One.”
Here is the plot synopsis for “Andor”.
“The “Andor” series will explore a new perspective on the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series presents the story of the growing rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It is an era filled with danger, deceit and intrigue as Cassian embarks on the path that is destined to make him a rebel hero.”
The series will also see Genevieve O’Reilly return as Mon Mothma, who was a senator turned rebel leader, after first appearing in the role in “Revenge of the Sith” before also appearing in “Rogue One.” .
Take a look at the trailer for “Andor” above with the series set to premiere on August 31.