Disney+ Set to Roll Out Slew of ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series; Patty Jenkins to Direct Next ‘Star Wars’ Theatrical Movie

On the heels of the global success of “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s subscription streaming video platform is set to roll out several exclusive series based on the “Star Wars” franchise over the coming years.

“Mandalorian” spinoffs include “Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano,”  featuring Rosario Dawson, and “Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said on Disney’s Investor Day Dec. 10.

Patty Jenkins

Disney+ will also be home to other “Star Wars” content, including “Star Wars: Andor,” featuring Diego Luna reprising his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character, and the previously announced animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” a spinoff of “The Clone Wars.”

Kennedy also announced that Hayden Christensen would return as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader opposite Ewan McGregor in the Disney+ series, “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Finally, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has been tapped to direct the next “Star Wars” theatrical release, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, set for a 2023 release.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy

 

 

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