Star Wars News Preview


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

Star Wars: The Bad Batch


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Apr. 07, 2021
Kevin Kiner teased a new "standout" character that will be debuting in 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 07, 2021
Kevin Kiner, composer of 'The Bad Batch,' revealed that he's currently hard at work on some music for the show's 14th episode, seemingly hinting that the episode count of the series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 30, 2021
A poster for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Disney)
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Mar. 30, 2021
'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was confirmed to feature Saw Gerrera.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
Video
Mar. 30, 2021
A trailer for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)

Visions


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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


Rumor
Apr. 08, 2021
Pedro Pascal was rumored to have joined the cast of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as Din Djarin.   (Cinelinx)
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Feb. 22, 2021
Temeura Morrison described the filming for 'The Book of Boba Fett' in a new normal setting due to the pandemic as a “different way of working."   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 16, 2021
Cara Dune was "never intended to play a role" in 'The Book of Boba Fett.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Jan. 27, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was rumored to feature multiple fan-favorite bounty hunters.   (LRM Online)
Official
Dec. 21, 2020
Temeura Morrison was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as Boba Fett.   (Lucasfilm)

Andor Series


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Mar. 26, 2021
'Andor' was confirmed to feature the impact of the Empire in small galactic villages.   (Set Photo(s))
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Mar. 03, 2021
Ewan McGregor was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Andor' to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in a recurring role.   (The Illuminerdi)
Rumor
Feb. 05, 2021
Ben Caron and Susanna White were rumored to have joined the crew of 'Andor' as directors.   (Discussing Film)
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Jan. 29, 2021
'Andor' was rumored to feature an entirely new planet that hasn't been featured in Star Wars lore.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jan. 20, 2021
Alan Tudyk said that K2SO will not be involved in 'Andor.'   (Cast/Crew)

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series


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Apr. 07, 2021
An official Star Wars book confirmed that Qui-GonJinn's Force Ghost communicated with Obi-Wan Kenobi 10 years after Jinn's death, potentially hinting at Jinn's role in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.'   (Lucasfilm)
Video
Apr. 04, 2021
The first video from the set of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was revealed, seemingly hinting that filming will start soon.   (Set Video(s))
Official
Mar. 29, 2021
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse were officially cast in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' to reprise their 'Revenge of the Sith' roles as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Mar. 29, 2021
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was confirmed to begin production in April 2021.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Mar. 29, 2021
Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie were all confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' in unknown roles.   (Lucasfilm)

The Mandalorian


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Apr. 10, 2021
Katee Sackhoff said she'd like to explore Bo-Katan's leadership role and whether she thinks she's the right person to lead in 'The Mandalorian.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 01, 2021
A new behind-the-scenes featurette for 'The Mandalorian' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
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Apr. 01, 2021
Two new pieces of concept art from 'The Mandalorian' showcase Idris Elba and the late Chadwick Boseman as Star Wars characters.   (Promotional Art)
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Mar. 31, 2021
A promotional art showing Boba Fett holding Baby Yoda in front of several Mandalorians was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 31, 2021
Concept Artist Brian Matyas revealed that the concept art of Boba Fett holding Baby Yoda to a bunch of Mandalorians was one of the pitch pieces for Disney's Bob Iger that led to the approval of 'The Mandalorian.'   (Cast/Crew)

Rangers of the New Republic


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Mar. 01, 2021
Hera Syndulla was rumored to be the replacement of Cara Dune in 'Rangers of the New Republic.'   (LRM Online)
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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)
Official (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic' was confirmed to be set within the events of 'The Mandalorian.'   (Lucasfilm)

Dec. 10, 2020
A new Disney+ series entitled 'Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic' was officially announced during Disney Investor Day.   (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)
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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 'Ahsoka,' in addition to 'The Mandalorian' and 'Rangers of the New Republic.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jan. 12, 2021
'Ahsoka' was rumored to lead into spin-offs like an Ezra and Thrawn show.   (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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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)
Official
May. 04, 2020
Taika Waititi was officially announced as a writer and director of his Star Wars movie.   (Lucasfilm)
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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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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)
Rumor
Sep. 25, 2019
Kevin Feige was reported to have told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when Feige develops his Star Wars movie.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

J.D. Dillard Star Wars Project


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Feb. 21, 2020
J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens were reported developing a Star Wars movie.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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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)

2023 Star Wars Movie


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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)
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Dec. 12, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that 'Rogue Squadron' will be "doing something original" while also pointing out that it will have "great influence from the games and the books."   (IGN)

Star Wars


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)
Official
Mar. 31, 2021
Lucasfilm confirmed that Terec and Ceret will receive an exclusive comic book cover featuring the two characters front and center for issue number six of 'The High Republic' in honor of #TransDayOfVisibility.   (Lucasfilm)
Report
Mar. 17, 2021
The bounty hunter Durge was confirmed to return to Star Wars in 'Doctor Aphra #11.'   (io9)
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Mar. 16, 2021
Mena Massoud teased his casting as the live-action Ezra Bridger by sharing a quote that was mentioned by the character in one of his social media posts.   (Cast/Crew)