Star Wars News Preview


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

Star Wars: The Bad Batch


Quote
Dec. 17, 2020
Dave Filoni teased that 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' is "very much in the vein of Clone Wars."   (Cast/Crew)
Official (Updated)
Dec. 16, 2020
Ming-Na Wen confirmed in a separate interview that she will provide the voice of Fennec Shand in 'The Bad Batch.'   (Lucasfilm)

Dec. 10, 2020
Ming-Na Wen was officially cast in 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' as Fennec Shand.   (Lucasfilm)
Video
Dec. 10, 2020
A trailer for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
The synopsis for 'The Bad Batch' was officially revealed.   (Lucasfilm)
Rumor
Nov. 21, 2020
Bo-Katan was rumored to have joined the cast of 'The Bad Batch.'   (Cinelinx)

The Book of Boba Fett


Report (Updated)
Dec. 21, 2020
Jon Favreau was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as executive producer.   (Variety)

Dec. 20, 2020
Jon Favreau was reported to have joined the crew of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as executive producer.   (Variety)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 21, 2020
Dave Filoni was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as executive producer.   (Lucasfilm)

Dec. 20, 2020
Dave Filoni was reported to have joined the crew of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as executive producer.   (Variety)
Official
Dec. 21, 2020
'The Book of Boba Fett' was confirmed to release in December 2021.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 21, 2020
'The Book of Boba Fett' was confirmed to be set within the timeline of 'The Mandalorian.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 21, 2020
Robert Rodriguez was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Book of Boba Fett' as executive producer.   (Lucasfilm)

Andor Series


Quote
Dec. 22, 2020
Diego Luna said that 'Andor' will explore all the layers of Cassian Andor as a character.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
'Andor' was confirmed to begin principal photography in London in the last week of November 2020.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
The Cassian Andor series was confirmed to be titled as 'Andor.'   (Lucasfilm)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
Luke Hall was confirmed to have joined 'Andor' as the production designer.   (Lucasfilm)

Apr. 06, 2020
Luke Hall was rumored to have joined 'Cassian Andor' as the production designer.   (Discussing Film)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
'Andor's release was confirmed to have moved to 2022.   (Lucasfilm)

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series


Rumor
Dec. 13, 2020
Temeura Morrison was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' in an unknown role.   (Kessel Run Transmissions)
Rumor
Dec. 13, 2020
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was rumored to feature a squad of Clone troopers who will pursue the titular character.   (Kessel Run Transmissions)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Deborah Chow said 'Kenobi' will feature Jedi hunters.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'Kenobi' was confirmed to feature other planets aside from Tatooine.   (Lucasfilm)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Deborah Chow confirmed that fans will "definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again."   (Cast/Crew)

The Mandalorian


Picture
Jan. 02, 2021
A poster for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
Rumor
Dec. 22, 2020
'The Mandalorian' Season 3 was rumored to release in 2022.   (Disney)
Picture
Dec. 22, 2020
A holiday-themed poster featuring Grogu and Mando from 'The Mandalorian' was officially revealed.   (Promotional Art)
Picture
Dec. 21, 2020
The second batch of stills for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 finale was officially released.   (Lucasfilm)
Quote
Dec. 21, 2020
Jon Favreau confirmed that filming for Season 3 of 'The Mandalorian' will begin right after the production of 'The Book of Boba Fett.'   (Cast/Crew)

Rangers of the New Republic


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)


Quote
Dec. 21, 2020
Dave Filoni was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Ahsoka' as a writer.   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
Rosario Dawson was confirmed to return as Ahsoka Tano in a limited Disney+ series revolving around the fan-favorite Togruta.   (Lucasfilm)

Mar. 20, 2020
Rosario Dawson's appearance as Ahsoka in 'The Mandalorian' season 2 was reported to be a potential back door pilot for an Ahsoka standalone series.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
'Ahsoka,' in addition to 'The Mandalorian' and 'Rangers of the New Republic,' were all confirmed to culminate into an "event story."   (Lucasfilm)
Official (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'Ahsoka' was confirmed to be set within the events of 'The Mandalorian.'   (Lucasfilm)

Dec. 10, 2020
An 'Ahsoka' Disney+ series was officially announced during Disney Investor Day.   (Lucasfilm)

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


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)
Quote
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)
Quote
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


Report
Jan. 07, 2021
Michael Waldron was reported to have joined the crew of Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie as writer.   (Deadline)
Quote
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)
Official
Sep. 25, 2019
A Kevin Feige-developed Star Wars movie was confirmed to be in the works.   (Disney)

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


Rumor
Jan. 07, 2021
Robert Downey Jr. was rumored to be having discussions with Lucasfilm for a potential role in a future Star Wars project.   (Kessel Run Transmissions)
Picture
Dec. 16, 2020
A new behind-the-scenes image of Carrie Fisher from the set of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was officially released.   (Cast/Crew)
Picture
Dec. 16, 2020
An unused piece of concept art from 'The Rise of Skywalker' shows the return of Emperor Palpatine.   (Concept Art)
Report
Dec. 10, 2020
A significant expansion of the “Star Wars” universe was reported to be unveiled during Disney Investor Day.   (The New York Times)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
Disney confirmed that there will be "roughly 10 Star Wars series” on Disney+ over the next few years.   (Disney)

2023 Star Wars Movie


Quote
Dec. 30, 2020
Chris Pine said that the story of 'Rogue Squadron' "sounds really really great."   (Collider)
Quote
Dec. 14, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that the team behind 'Rogue Squadron' is currently "finishing the treatment" of the film.   (Collider)
Quote
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)
Quote
Dec. 14, 2020
Patty Jenkins teased that there is a male screenwriter who is scribing the film.   (Collider)
Quote
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)

Leslye Headland Star Wars Series


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)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
The title of the upcoming Star Wars series from Leslye Headland was confirmed to be 'The Acolyte.'   (Lucasfilm)
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)
Quote
Nov. 09, 2020
Leslye Headland teased that 'The Acolyte' will touch an unknown part of the timeline while also hinting that the project will have an "Indiana Jones-like" feel.   (Cast/Crew)