September 25, 2022
Everything we learned about Disney’s plans for Lucasfilm at D23 Expo

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

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It’s been almost four years since the Star Wars movie was released in theaters, but the long-running franchise is making its mark on television.

Fans of Tales from Faraway Galaxies learned more about Disney’s plans for the franchise during the company’s D23 Expo on Saturday.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy took the stage at the D23 Expo to share new details about Lucasfilm’s Star Wars projects as well as other franchises under its umbrella, including Willow and Indiana Jones.

Here’s an analysis of what audiences can expect from Lucasfilm in the coming years:

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Kennedy introduced several members of the cast of “Endor,” which arrives on Disney+ Sept. 21. Diego Luna stars as Cassian Andor, reprising his role from 2016’s “Rogue One”, and is an executive producer on the project. Genevieve O’Reilly also returns as Mon Mothma.

The series, which Kennedy described as an espionage thriller, takes place five years before the events of “Rogue One”.

Additional cast includes Adria Arjona as Bix, Cassian’s one-time love interest, and Kyle Soler as Cyril, a villainous member of the Galactic Empire.

Dave Filoni, who ushered in a new era of Star Wars animation with “Clone Wars”, revealed a trailer for “Tales of the Jedi”, a series of six animated shorts, three centered on Ahsoka Tano and three Counts were focused on Dooku. Each short takes place at a different point in each Charter’s life, bringing back characters like Qui-Gon the Genie, Anakin Skywalker, and Mace Windu.

Jon Favreau, Filoni’s partner on the series “The Mandalorian,” reached out to discuss the live-action “Ahsoka” series starring Rosario Dawson in the title role and share details on other projects the Lucasfilm team is working on.

Favreau announced that Jon Watts, who directed “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” is directing “Skeleton Crew,” an upcoming Disney+ show in the New Republic with Chris Ford. The series stars Jude Law and follows a group of four children as they try to get home. A little more was shared about the project, which is currently in production.

To celebrate the third season of “The Mandalorian,” Filoni and Favreau brought out fellow executive producer Rick Famuiva, along with a cast including Pedro Pascal, Katie Sackhoff, Emily Swallow, Amy Sedaris, and Giancarlo Esposito. Lucasfilm provided a teaser for the new season, which promises even more armored The Mandalorian, higher-octane action, and a lot of the kid known as Grogu.

The next season will arrive on Disney+ in 2023.

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