Forgotten ‘Star Wars’ Series Abandoned By Disney

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Grogu on the N1 Starfighter in 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 trailer

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For some reason, Disney has left some Star Wars series indefinitely delayed after not knowing when to release them.

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Everyone knows that the Writers and Actors strikes affected every studio. Delays happened everywhere, making some franchises delay their entire slate of projects. Even though Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka was released during the strikes, it’s clear that the series was the last one fans would get for a while. Other projects had already finished filming when the strikes happened, but now the series is delayed.

Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian Season 4 was also impacted, with Andor Season 2 only a few weeks away from finishing filming, which has left the release schedule in disrepair for Star Wars, but the craziest thing is that while Marvel has gotten their schedule figured out, Lucasfilm has a hard time pinpointing what to do. Din Djarin’s story will obviously continue, but fans truly don’t know when to expect certain series. Cassian Andor will only get one more project, which will tie into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). Then, Lucasfilm will continue exploring other projects not related to the Skywalker Saga.

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu in 'The Mandalorian' S3
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Star Wars Celebration did give fans a lot of exciting details about what to expect from the Star Wars franchise, with one of the best things being that fans don’t need to watch future series in chronological order. Unlike other franchises like Marvel, Star Wars can explore eras set before George Lucas’s Prequel Trilogy, continue with stories about the First Order and Kylo Ren, or even past that with Daisy Ridley’s new Rey movie. For some reason, The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew are both delayed to 2024, but fans don’t know when to expect these two series. Reports claim that the filming is done for both of them, but reshoots might need to happen and the two Star Wars series might have a different release window due to Disney’s new quest to cut costs. Iger revealed that Disney is still losing millions off of Disney+, and part of the reason is that their high-budget series are not living up to the standard that fans want.

This has made fans wary of each project coming out because not every fan will see the MCU or Star Wars series now because it might not be worth the watch. Star Wars still hasn’t released a movie in years, and despite having more success on Disney+, it’s evident that Disney wants to be more cautious with the streaming platform going forward. The Sequel Trilogy might have started off well with Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015), but the trilogy ended up making fans unsure about future Star Wars shows or movies.

New Jude Law Skeleton Crew Image
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According to the Bespin Bulletin, The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew are two series impacted by the SAG-AFTRA stikes, which may have led to each one of them facing new problems. For The Acolyte, the series was set up to release early next year, but now it has been pushed back, with the source citing August 2024 as a possible release window since Andor Season 2 won’t be ready. It’s unclear if Disney will push the series to release later that year to give more time between projects.

Skeleton Crew would’ve released this year but couldn’t due to the strikes, and since marketing needs months of preparation, it’s hard to know when that series will drop despite having a role in the Mandoverse. It’s a series that fans barely know anything about, and Disney will surely want to market it a lot before it releases to get more viewership.

Director of 'The Acolyte' with two cast members
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In the end, it’s a problem that Star Wars will eventually solve, but these series aren’t well-known to the fanbase and can easily be forgotten since Lucasfilm hasn’t marketed either of the projects just yet. Fans of the High Republic era are excited to see The Acolyte tell stories in an era that has barely been explored, while others are intrigued to see Jude Law enter Star Wars for the Skeleton Crew. With Andor Season 2 originally set to release in 2024, it’s hard to know whether or not Disney will release all three in 2024 or push Tony Gilroy’s project into 2025. Dave Filoni still has a Star Wars movie planned with the Mandoverse and the strikes have made it questionable if fans will see more of Ahsoka Tano’s story because Disney has to rework their schedule and see if Ahsoka Season 2 should happen.

Do you think Disney will spread out their Star Wars series due to the strikes? Let Inside the Magic know what you think!

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