5 Biggest STAR WARS Reveals From Disney's Mind-Blowing Investor Day Announcements

5 Biggest STAR WARS Reveals From Disney's Mind-Blowing Investor Day Announcements

It was a big night for Marvel Studios during Disney's Investor Day, but Lucasfilm also managed to make an impact with some blockbuster Star Wars announcements! Find the biggest reveals after the jump...

A lot of big Star Wars news came out of last night's Disney Investor Day, with the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi and that first look at Andor really among the most exciting. However, the attention they've received has somewhat overshadowed some of the other major reveals Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy dropped during her presentation. 

With that in mind, we've now rounded up the rest of the biggest stories from this part of the event for you in one place. So much news dropped that it was hard to keep up, but with this Galaxy Far, Far Away set to expand massively thanks to Disney+, it's most definitely a good time to be a Star Wars fan.

There's plenty of newly revealed intel here as well, most of which has dropped since last night! 

As expected, The Mandalorian is set to return roughly this time next year for its third season, but Lucasfilm has big plans to expand the series, and you can read all about that - and more - right here. To take a look at these reveals, all you guys need to do is click on the "Next" button down below!
 

5. The Acolyte

Acolyte

We've known for a while that Leslye Headland, the Emmy Award-nominated creator of Netflix's Russian Doll, is developing a Star Wars TV series for Disney+. For a time, it looked like she's be tasked with bringing Ahsoka Tano back to the streaming service, but it's actually something very different!

The Acolyte is described as "a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era."

The High Republic era is one we know Lucasfilm is prioritising in terms of novels and comic books, so the fact that we're now getting a TV show is a definite surprise. Here's hoping we get to see a younger Yoda in action because it's already been confirmed that he'll be part of the upcoming comic books.
 

4. Lando Calrissian Is Getting His Own "Event" Series

Lando

This was one of the biggest announcements to come out of Lucasfilm's presentation, but also frustratingly vague. Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that everyone’s favourite scoundrel Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new "event series" on Disney+.

The creator of the critically-acclaimed Dear White People, Justin Simien, is developing the show, and...well, that's all we know. We're assuming it's going to be a live-action project, but there's no word on whether Donald Glover will be returning to the role after playing Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story or if it's going to put the spotlight on Billy Dee Williams' older version of the hero.

Either way, it's impossible not to be excited about what this series could ultimately entail. 
 

3. A Droid Story In The Works From ILM

Droid

The Bad Batch got an action-packed sizzle reel during Disney's Investor Day, but it wasn't the only animated series to receive the spotlight. Star Wars: Visions is billed as a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators.

However, the show that really jumped out at us is A Droid Story. Developed by Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic, it's going to introduce us to a new hero, guided by R2-D2 and C-3PO.

We're assuming that will make use of state-of-the-art effects, possibly with photorealistic visuals. Either way, it sounds like it's going to be something really special, and we can't wait for this one.
 

2. The World Of The Mandalorian Expands

hsoka

We're one week away from the season finale of The Mandalorian, and it became clear last night that Lucasfilm has bigger plans for this corner of the Galaxy Far, Far Away than we may have suspected. 

Two spinoffs have been announced, starting with Ahsoka. Written by Dave Filoni and executive produced by him and Jon Favreau, it will see Rosario Dawson reprise the role of the Jedi Knight. Rangers of the New Republic, meanwhile, comes from the same creative team and will "intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event."

This is clearly all building to some sort of massive crossover event, likely featuring everything from the battle to retake Mandalore to the long awaited return of Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
 

1. Patty Jenkins Is Directing Rogue Squadron

Rogue

Taikia Waititi remains hard at work on a Star Wars movie Kathleen Kennedy describes as "fresh, unexpected, and...unique." However, the big announcement is Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron.

The Wonder Woman helmer will "introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy." It sounds awesome, and it's clearly a passion project for the filmmaker.

The movie is set to be released Christmas 2023, and Kennedy would go on to describe Jenkins as "a visionary who knows how to strike the balance between action and heart, and I can’t wait to see what she does in the Star Wars galaxy." 
 

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