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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Sep. 30, 2021
Michelle Ang confirmed that she already started recording Omega's lines for 'The Bad Batch' Season 2.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Aug. 05, 2021
'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was confirmed to be renewed for a second season on Disney+.   (Disney)
Official
Aug. 05, 2021
The second season of 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was confirmed to release in 2022.   (Disney)
Video
Jun. 24, 2021
A mid-season trailer for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
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Jun. 18, 2021
'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was reported to feature a new character named Clone Captain Ballast.   (Promotional Image)

Visions


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Sep. 25, 2021
Lucasfilm VP James Waugh confirmed that they want to explore [Star Wars: Visions] characters in other mediums.”   (Lucasfilm)
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Sep. 15, 2021
'Star Wars: Visions' was confirmed to feature Darth Vader's Inquisitors.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 08, 2021
A poster for 'Visions' was officially revealed.   (Disney)
Official
Aug. 17, 2021
A star-studded voice cast that includes the likes of Simu Liu, Neil Patrick Harris, and David Harbour was confirmed to be involved in 'Visions.'   (Lucasfilm)
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Aug. 17, 2021
A trailer for 'Star Wars: Visions' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)

The Book of Boba Fett


Official
Oct. 19, 2021
A Disney+ special entitled 'Under The Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett' will be released on Disney+ day ahead of 'The Book of Boba Fett's release.   (Disney)
Rumor
Oct. 05, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was rumored to feature the titular bounty hunter interacting with a light-colored Rancor on the streets of Tatooine.   (Star Wars News Net)
Official
Sep. 29, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was confirmed to release on December 29, 2021.   (Lucasfilm)
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Sep. 29, 2021
A poster for 'The Book of Boba Fett' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Sep. 29, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' was confirmed to revolve around Boba "stak[ing] their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt."   (Lucasfilm)

Andor Series


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Sep. 28, 2021
Diego Luna revealed that fans will "definitely see familiar faces" in 'Andor,' and that "this project is like no other."   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 28, 2021
Diego Luna confirmed that 'Andor' has wrapped production.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Aug. 09, 2021
Alex Lawther was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Andor' in an unknown role.   (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)
Rumor
Jun. 10, 2021
Ben Mendelsohn was rumored to return as Director Krennic in 'Andor.'   (The Direct)

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series


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Oct. 12, 2021
Kumail Nanjiani described his character in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' as a "new version of a type of Star Wars character" fans have seen before.   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 12, 2021
Kumail Nanjiani said that working with Ewan McGregor on The Volume set of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was a "wild" experience.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 07, 2021
Spoiler-heavy details of the fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader were revealed.   (Star Wars News Net)
Rumor
Oct. 04, 2021
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was rumored to release in May 2022.   (Jordan Maison)
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Sep. 23, 2021
A new wrap gift for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' featuring Tatooine was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)

The Mandalorian


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Oct. 14, 2021
Photos from the set of 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 for Disney+ were leaked online, teasing a brand new location for the Disney+ series.   (Making Star Wars)
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Oct. 13, 2021
Carl Weathers shared that he will begin filming his scenes for 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 on October 13, 2021.   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 13, 2021
A new batch of 'The Mandalorian' Hasbro figures was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Sep. 28, 2021
Lucy Lawless claimed that 'The Mandalorian' fan campaigns which called for her to replace Gina Carano as Cara Dune "might have hurt" her chances of appearing in a different Star Wars project.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 27, 2021
A new wave of Funko Pops for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 was officially revealed.   (Official Merchandise)

Rangers of the New Republic


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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)


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Sep. 30, 2021
Mena Massoud, who is rumored to play Ezra Bridger in 'Ahsoka,' said that he was "just manifesting" with his cryptic Star Wars post earlier this year.   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Aug. 11, 2021
'Ahsoka' was reported to be looking for an actress to play the live-action version of Sabine Wren.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Jul. 23, 2021
Lars Mikkelson was rumored to have joined the cast of ‘Ahsoka’ as Grand Admiral Thrawn.   (LRM Online)
Rumor
Jul. 23, 2021
Mena Massoud was rumored to have joined the cast of ‘Ahsoka’ as Ezra Bridger.   (LRM Online)
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Jul. 09, 2021
Tiya Sircar responded to a fan's question about Sabine's involvement in ‘Ahsoka,’ stating she would not be disclosing any information about the matter.   (Cast/Crew)

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)


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Jun. 18, 2021
Emilia Clark shot down rumors that she will appear as Qi'Ra in 'Lando,' explaining that she knows "absolutely nothing" about the rumored series.   (Cast/Crew)
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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Aug. 11, 2021
Taika Waititi teased the unexpected nature of his upcoming Star Wars film, saying that he will trick the audience "into thinking ‘ha it’s this’ and then them going, ‘Damn it, you made me feel something!'"   (Cast/Crew)
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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)

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)
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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)
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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)

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


Video
Sep. 07, 2021
A trailer for 'LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Aug. 20, 2021
Boba Fett's ship was confirmed to have changed to Firespray from Slave 1.   (Lucasfilm)
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)

2023 Star Wars Movie


Report
Jun. 25, 2021
Matthew Robinson was reported to have joined the crew of 'Rogue Squadron' as writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Jun. 25, 2021
'Rogue Squadron' was reported to begin pre-production sometime this fall before shooting in 2022.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Jun. 01, 2021
Aline Bonetto was rumored to have joined the crew of 'Rogue Squadron' as production designer.   (The Ronin)
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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)

Leslye Headland Star Wars Series


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Jun. 29, 2021
Leslye Headland explained how her personal experience with 'The Phantom Menace' influenced 'The Acolyte,' explaining that she has always "buzzed around that area" and wondered "what happened to lead up" to the series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 29, 2021
Leslye Headland said that she hopes that 'The Acolyte' would live up to 'The Mandalorian's accessibility to general fans.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jun. 24, 2021
'The Acolyte' was rumored to begin production in London in February 2022.   (Discussing Film)
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Jun. 21, 2021
Leslye Headland said that 'The Acolyte' will be influenced by George Lucas' political themes.   (Cast/Crew)
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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)