Lucasfilm teases “Andor” and the future of “Star Wars” television


Lucasfilm teases "Andor" and the future of "Star Wars" television

With the highly anticipated release of Obi Wan Kenobi scheduled for Friday, Disney is wasting no time getting it war of stars Fans are excited to see what awaits them in the future.

Disney launched Star Wars on Thursday Celebration, a four-day fan event in Anaheim, featuring a series of teaser trailers, release dates, casting announcements and even a live performance of the newcomer Obi Wan Theme conducted by the composer John Williams himself. (Although the procedure began with a Live choir performance from his “Duel of the Fates”, the latest sign from widespread prequel nostalgia.) While there was some news about non-war of stars Projects Lucasfilm has in the works, much of the focus of the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase opening was on the many war of stars Series the studio is preparing for Disney+.

The great success of The Mandalorian has helped create a seismic shift within the studio in recent years, as the creative minds at Lucasfilm shift their attention from the big screen to building a connected universe of streamable TV shows. Though Harrison Ford was on hand to bring the return of Indiana Jones to theaters for the first time in more than a decade (remember when it looked like Shia LaBeouf was going to get the keys to the franchise?), it did much clarified: The future of war of stars is on TV.

More details will likely continue to emerge as Star Wars The celebrations continue, but here are the biggest announcements from Thursday’s launch.

Andor teasers

Six years after the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDiego Luna’s Cassian Andor is getting his own Disney+ series, and it won’t be far behind Obi Wan Kenobi. The upcoming show begins August 31 with a two-episode series premiere and will run for 12 episodes. (Not only does that make it the longest season of any live-action war of stars— or, for that matter, Marvel Studios — series to date, but it’s also announced that filming for a 12-episode will begin in the fall.) Sets five years before the events of Villain Onein which Andor and Jyn Erso led a group of rebels to steal the original Death Star’s plans (and sacrificed themselves in the process), Andor will explore Cassian’s backstory as he begins his journey to become a rebellious hero.

While Andor himself only makes a few brief appearances in the series’ two-minute teaser, our first look at the series paints a picture of the formative years of the Rebellion against the Empire. Frightened civilians watch as stormtroopers invade their homes, while future leader of the Rebel Alliance Mon Mothma (played by the returning Genevieve O’Reilly) feels the eye of the Empire watching her every move. While the teaser reveals little about the plot, it offers a taste of the series’ darker tone and keeps it consistent with the stylistic feel of Villain One— and Disney describes it as a “suspenseful, nerve-wracking spy thriller.” Alongside Andor and Mothma, there are glimpses of Stellan Skarsgard’s original rebel leader, Luthen, and a character named Maarva (Fiona Shaw), who ends the ominous teaser with a message of hope for the burgeoning rebellion: “The people are rising. That’s what reckoning sounds like.”

With the majority of war of stars Series focused on bounty hunters or Jedi, most of which appeared in either the original or prequel trilogies, relative newcomer Andor has long seemed like an odd choice to face the franchise compared to the beloved war of stars Characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano or Boba Fett. But the first look at Andor is promising, and – as proven by Obi Wan likewise – the filmless non-anthology, almost two decades in between Episode III and episode IV offers plenty of narrative potential as Lucasfilm continues to tell stories in the gaps in the Skywalker saga.

Skeleton Crew Notice

In 2023, Jude Law arrives in a galaxy far, far away.

In perhaps the biggest surprise at the start of the four-day event was the Oscar-nominated actor, last known as the young, hottie Dumbledore in the latest (lackluster) Fantastic Beasts entry, was revealed as a star Skeleton Crew. The series was developed by director Jon Watts and screenwriter Chris Ford, who previously worked together, and will also serve as executive producer Spider-Man: Homecoming, and within Lucasfilm the show has been described as “a galactic take on classic ’80s amblin coming-of-age adventure films.” Details about the show’s plot have been scarce, and even Law’s role remains a mystery, but — as first reported in vanity fairis new war of stars TV Preview – the story takes place in the period of Reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire Return of the JediSetting it up at the same time The Mandalorian.

Executive producer Dave Filoni added that Skeleton Crew will star children, it is “as much for kids as The clone wars.” Given how dark Filoni’s acclaimed animated series can get at times, make of it what you will.

The Mandalorian Returns and other Lucasfilm news…

The success of Filoni and Jon Favreau The Mandalorian is a big reason why Disney and Lucasfilm overthrew it war of stars Delve deeper into the world of television, and the story of Mando and Grogu is far from over. Pick up where the duo left off when they hijacked Boba Fett’s mediocre series right below him, season three of The Mandalorian will arrive next February, rather than following the pattern of previous seasons and premiering in the fall. Book by Boba Fett Regardless of the intrusions, the series returns after a hiatus of more than two years and looks set to resume the growing drama surrounding Bo Katan and the Darksaber and the Mandalorian throne that comes with it. In a teaser shown to those present but not released online, Din Djarin refers to him removing his helmet and says, “I go to Mandalore so that my transgressions may be forgiven.”

News on the Ahsoka The front is considerably lighter, revealing little information about Rosario Dawson’s return as The clone wars Star. While it’s not a huge surprise since the series went into production earlier this month, Lucasfilm has confirmed the show will be joining The Mandalorian sometime next year on Disney+:

And although the ongoing event in Anaheim is focused on war of stars, Disney and Lucasfilm couldn’t resist the temptation to sponsor some other big projects coming down the pike. Fifteen years after the publication of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fifth installment in the legendary franchise, is set to premiere on June 30, 2023, and we’ve already gotten a first look at the upcoming movie, which will be directed by James Mangold. It’s not as exciting as it might sound; It’s just Ford walking over a bridge in a dark cave, probably doing his best to avoid another injury on set.

Also back is Warwick Davis, who will reprise his role as Willow Ufgood for the first time since starring the actor pasture in 1988. The original fantasy story was created by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, and Howard is co-starring Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Wendy Mericle (Arrow) act as showrunner. The upcoming series was previously announced by Disney, but now has a November 30 release date and a first trailer:

Almost 20 years after the dramatic conclusion of George Lucas’ prequel trilogy in Vengeance of the SithEwan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will soon reunite as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader Obi Wan Kenobi. It is significant that a rematch in the rivalry has helped fuel the success of war of stars Franchise 45 years ago isn’t coming to the big screen, it’s coming to Disney+. As the growing slate of war of stars With TV shows taking center stage, the franchise’s future looks bright — though saturation levels are at an all-time high.

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