Walt Disney Co on Thursday introduced a raft of latest “Star Wars” content material for film theaters and its streaming service, together with a characteristic movie from “Surprise Girl” director Patty Jenkins.
The leisure firm detailed 10 new TV reveals primarily based on favourite characters from the sci-fi saga, together with smuggler Lando Calrissian and droids C-3PO and R2-D2.
The announcement by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy got here throughout a presentation for traders and follows the success of the “Star Wars” hit spinoff sequence “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ since November 2019.
Kennedy mentioned the “The Mandalorian,” that includes fan favourite Child Yoda, had opened “a wholly new period for `Star Wars`” and the prospect to discover some 25,000 years of historical past within the galaxy far distant.
The Jenkins characteristic movie, referred to as “Rogue Squadron,” will premiere in film theaters at Christmas 2023. Kennedy mentioned New Zealand director Taika Waititi was nonetheless writing the screenplay for an additional as but untitled movie within the franchise that Disney introduced in Could.
The bulletins got here a yr after Disney determined to pause the event of “Star Wars” films, one of many business`s most profitable franchises, to deal with TV reveals following the comparatively disappointing field workplace takings for “Solo” in 2018.
On Thursday, Kennedy mentioned two “Mandalorian” spinoff sequence, referred to as “The Rangers of the New Republic” and “Ahsoka” would come to Disney+ at Christmas subsequent yr.
Actor and singer Donald Glover will reprise his function because the dashing smuggler for TV sequence “Lando,” whereas Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader in “Kenobi,” primarily based on Jedi grasp Obi-Wan Kenobi, for what Kennedy referred to as the “rematch of the century.” Manufacturing on “Kenobi” is because of begin in March.
Disney additionally introduced a brand new spy sequence referred to as “Andor,” that includes “Rogue One” insurgent alliance intelligence officer Cassian Andor that began filming in London two weeks in the past.
“This can be a new period for `Star Wars` and Lucasfilm with expanded alternatives for continued innovation, top quality story-telling and cinematic experiences like by no means earlier than,” Kennedy mentioned.
Animated sequence coming to Disney+ within the subsequent few years embrace “A Droid Story,” that includes the beloved C-3PO and R2D2, and “The Unhealthy Batch” about experimental clones.
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