Star Wars News Preview


Preview of news from all Star Wars projects we are covering on DirectFact.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch


Quote
May. 16, 2021
Kiner Brothers Music teased that the finale of 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' will be very emotional.   (Cast/Crew)
Picture
May. 07, 2021
A full look at the animated version of Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand from 'The Bad Batch' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
Video
May. 06, 2021
A trailer for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
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May. 03, 2021
Brad Rau confirmed that the first season of 'The Bad Batch' will have 16 episodes.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 28, 2021
A poster featuring Hunter of 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)

Visions


Rumor
Mar. 22, 2021
'Vision's release was rumored to be at the same time as the arrival of the original novel titled 'Ronin' on October 12, 2021.   (Cast/Crew)

The Book of Boba Fett


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Jun. 11, 2021
Temuera Morrison said that the past of Boba Fett will be explored in 'The Book of Boba Fett.'   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jun. 09, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was reported to serve as a sort of "The Mandalorian Season 2.5," being a "more closely-linked" extension of that series rather than a totally new endeavor.   (Collider)
Quote
Jun. 08, 2021
Ming-Na Wen confirmed that filming for 'The Book of Boba Fett' has wrapped.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jun. 07, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was rumored to feature Bossk.   (LRM Online)
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May. 27, 2021
A new wave of promotional merchandise featuring Grogu and a shootout for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ was revealed.   (Reddit User)

Andor Series


Rumor
Jun. 10, 2021
Ben Mendelsohn was rumored to return as Director Krennic in 'Andor.'   (The Direct)
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Jun. 10, 2021
Stellan Skargsard confirmed that 'Rogue One's Forrest Whitaker, who played Saw Gerrera in the spinoff, will return in 'Andor.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 05, 2021
Duncan Pow was confirmed to return as Ruescott Melshi in 'Andor.'   (Set Photo(s))
Report
Jun. 04, 2021
Robert Emms was reported to have joined the cast of 'Andor' in an unknown role.   (Deadline)
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Apr. 15, 2021
Stellan Skarsgård teased that 'Andor'will have "much more atmosphere" and "a little more mature" similar to 'Rogue One.'   (Cast/Crew)

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series


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Jun. 12, 2021
The first set photo of Ewan McGregor on the set of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was revealed.   (Set Photo(s))
Quote
Jun. 10, 2021
Liam Neeson said that he hasn't been approached for a potential role in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.'   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
May. 11, 2021
Ewan McGregor teased that Obi-Wan Kenobi will have a “probably slightly different” costume in the Disney+ series.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
May. 11, 2021
Ewan McGregor revealed that he filmed a scene for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' with "someone very special" during Star Wars Day.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
May. 07, 2021
Moses Ingram's character in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was rumored to be one of the Inquisitors.   (Kessel Run Transmissions)

The Mandalorian


Report
Jun. 09, 2021
'The Mandalorian' was reported to not begin production anytime soon due to both the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and lead actor Pedro Pascal's busy schedule.   (Collider)
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Jun. 07, 2021
Pedro Pascal shared that the cast and crew of 'The Mandalorian' haven't shot anything yet for Season 3.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 20, 2021
Seven new Funko Pops for 'The Mandalorian' were officially revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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May. 11, 2021
Never-before-seen concept art of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker from 'The Mandalorian' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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May. 09, 2021
A "For Your Consideration" poster for the Emmy Campaign of 'The Mandalorian' was revealed.   (Disney)

Rangers of the New Republic


Report
May. 21, 2021
'Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic' was reported to be no longer in active development at Lucasfilm.   (Variety)
Rumor
Mar. 01, 2021
Hera Syndulla was rumored to be the replacement of Cara Dune in 'Rangers of the New Republic.'   (LRM Online)
Report
Feb. 11, 2021
'Rangers of the New Republic' was revealed to "have potentially starred [Gina] Carano, though that was not ever officially confirmed.”   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jan. 19, 2021
Pedro Pascal revealed that there will be “many unexpected surprises and timelines that are going to be dealt with” in 'Rangers of the New Republic,' in addition to 'The Mandalorian' and 'Ahsoka.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
'Rangers of the New Republic,' in addition to 'Ahsoka' and 'The Mandalorian, were all confirmed to culminate into an "event story."   (Lucasfilm)

Ahsoka (Series)


Rumor
Apr. 08, 2021
'Ahsoka' was rumored to be casting for the roles of Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn.   (Daniel Richtman)
Rumor
Apr. 08, 2021
'Ahsoka' was rumored to revolve around “the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn” while also trying to find “the missing Ezra Bridger."   (Daniel Richtman)
Rumor
Feb. 20, 2021
Mena Massoud was rumored to be the frontrunner to play Ezra Bridger in 'Ahsoka.'   (Kessel Run Transmissions)
Quote
Jan. 19, 2021
Pedro Pascal revealed that there will be “many unexpected surprises and timelines that are going to be dealt with” in 'Ahsoka,' in addition to 'The Mandalorian' and 'Rangers of the New Republic.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jan. 12, 2021
Sabine Wren was rumored to be "co-starring" alongside Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano in 'Ahsoka.'   (Kessel Run Transmissions)

A Droid Story


Official
Dec. 10, 2020
A new animated film entitled 'A Droid Story' featuring C3PO and R2D2 was officially announced during Disney Investor Day.   (Lucasfilm)

Lando (Series)


Official (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
Justin Simien was confirmed to be in the "early stages" of developing 'Lando' for Disney+.   (Lucasfilm)

Dec. 10, 2020
A new Disney+ "event-series" revolving around Lando Calrissian was officially announced during Disney Investor Day.   (Lucasfilm)

Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie


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Jun. 08, 2021
Taika Waititi said that he is unsure when he will being work on his upcoming Star Wars film.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 19, 2020
Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie was rumored to begin three days of filming in the Scottish Highlands in December 2020, which is likely to be location scouting for the film.   (The Daily Record)
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Jul. 23, 2020
Taika Waititi said that he had started writing his Star Wars movie.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jun. 19, 2020
Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie was rumored to release in 2024.   (LRM Online)
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May. 04, 2020
Director Taika Waititi and writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns responded to the announcement of their Star Wars movie.   (Cast/Crew)

Kevin Feige Star Wars Movie


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Jun. 13, 2021
Michael Waldron said that the family themes found in the MCU and Star Wars are the heart of the stories that will be found in Kevin Feige's untitled Star Wars movie.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Mar. 19, 2021
Kevin Feige revealed that he won't be involved in any of the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ projects aside from his upcoming film for the franchise.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that he has no other involvement with the future of Star Wars beyond his film.   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jan. 07, 2021
Michael Waldron was reported to have joined the crew of Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie as writer.   (Deadline)
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Nov. 10, 2019
Kevin Feige said that his Star Wars movie will be "exploring new people and new places."   (Cast/Crew)

J.D. Dillard Star Wars Project


Report
Feb. 21, 2020
J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens were reported developing a Star Wars movie.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Feb. 21, 2020
A J.D. Dillard-developed Star Wars movie was reported to be in the works.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

2025 Star Wars Movie


Official
Jul. 23, 2020
Lucasfilm officially delayed its untitled Star Wars movie to December 19, 2025.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
May. 07, 2019
Lucasfilm announced an untitled Star Wars movie to be released on December 20, 2024.   (Lucasfilm)

Leslye Headland Star Wars Series


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Mar. 24, 2021
The High Republic author Cavan Scott revealed that the novel and comic plans “predated” ‘The Acolyte’ by a “good number of years,” so didn't impact what they were working on.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 23, 2020
Rayne Roberts was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Acolyte' as co-developer.   (Lucasfilm)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'The Acolyte' was confirmed to set towards the end of the High Republic era and promises to explore the dark side.   (Lucasfilm)

Apr. 22, 2020
'The Acolyte' was reported to be set in a different part of the timeline than the other current Star Wars projects.   (Variety)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'The Acolyte' was confirmed to be a mystery-thriller.   (Lucasfilm)

Apr. 22, 2020
'The Acolyte' was reported to be a female-driven action thriller with martial arts elements.   (Deadline)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
The title of the upcoming Star Wars series from Leslye Headland was confirmed to be 'The Acolyte.'   (Lucasfilm)

2027 Star Wars Movie


Official
Jul. 23, 2020
Lucasfilm officially delayed its untitled Star Wars movie to December 17, 2027.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
May. 07, 2019
Lucasfilm announced an untitled Star Wars movie to be released on December 18, 2026.   (Lucasfilm)

Star Wars


Rumor
May. 03, 2021
Disney was rumored to be developing more animated “films” within the Star Wars universe.   (Jordan Maison)
Quote
Apr. 27, 2021
Matt Lanter confirmed that fans will get to see the animated version of Anakin Skywalker in a future project that he "can't talk about yet."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Apr. 21, 2021
Darth Revan was rumored to return in a future Star Wars project on Disney+.   (Kessel Run Transmissions)
Official
Apr. 02, 2021
‘LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ was confirmed to be delayed again, and no new release date was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Apr. 02, 2021
‘Star Wars Vintage Collection’ was confirmed to be released on Disney+, and the slate includes “several long out-of-print and previously unavailable movies and series.”   (Lucasfilm)

2023 Star Wars Movie


Rumor
Jun. 01, 2021
Aline Bonetto was rumored to have joined the crew of 'Rogue Squadron' as production designer.   (The Ronin)
Quote
Dec. 30, 2020
Chris Pine said that the story of 'Rogue Squadron' "sounds really really great."   (Collider)
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Dec. 14, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that 'Rogue Squadron' would take "two years" before fans will get to see the upcoming Star Wars film to completion.   (Collider)
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Dec. 14, 2020
Patty Jenkins teased that there is a male screenwriter who is scribing the film.   (Collider)
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Dec. 14, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that the team behind 'Rogue Squadron' is currently "finishing the treatment" of the film.   (Collider)