What to Expect From ‘Star Wars’ in 2024

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Mace Windu in 'Star Wars: The Glass Abyss' novel cover art

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The Force is already strong with 2024.

2023 was a busy year for Star Wars. For starters, we watched Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu return in The Mandalorian Season 3, and characters from Star Wars: Rebels (2014 — 2018) finally brought to life in live action in Ahsoka (2023).

It hasn’t all been about Disney+, though. News of three new Star Wars movies came as a surprise, but the Star Wars Outlaws (2024) trailer left fans more excited than the prospect of seeing the sequel-era film or the Mando-Verse crossover in theaters.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) getting into combat position to face Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) on Pasaana in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
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We also witnessed the spectacular downfall of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort. Between that and the criticism the Disney+ shows have received from fans, 2023 wasn’t been the best year for the franchise.

But now, 2024 is here, and there’s a ton of new Star Wars content on the horizon. Expect brand-new television shows both animated and live action, the highly-anticipated open-world game Star Wars Outlaws, novels, comic books, and lots more.

Here’s what to expect from Star Wars in 2024.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew

New Jude Law 'Skeleton Crew' image
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Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (TBA) is one of the next live-action Star Wars shows heading for Disney+. Jude Law leads a young cast in what has been compared to Amblin Entertainment’s coming-of-age, action-adventure movies from the ’80s.

Like The Mandalorian (2019), The Book of Boba Fett (2021), Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022), and Ahsoka (2023), Skeleton Crew will consist of eight episodes. The series takes place after Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983).

Along with Jude Law (who plays an unnamed Force user), it stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Robert Timothy Smith, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Tunde Adebimpe, Kerry Condon, and Jaleel White in undisclosed roles.

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3

Omega (Michelle Ang) wielding her energy bow in the 'Star Wars: Bad Batch' season two poster art
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 is the final season in the critically acclaimed animated series that follows directly from Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 — 2020) and borrows the same animation style.

The show follows a group of defective clones named Clone Force 99 and a young girl named Omega (Michelle Ang) as they try to make their way through the galaxy all the while evading the wrath of the new Galactic Empire.

Dee Bradley Baker reprises his role as Hunter, Echo, Wrecker, Crosshair, Tech, and all the other clones in the third season.

Check out the official trailer for The Bad Batch Season 3 below:

The final season is now streaming on Disney+.

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The Acolyte

'Star Wars' The Acolyte title
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The Acolyte (2024) is an upcoming Disney+ television series created by Leslye Headland set at the end of the High Republic era, 100 years before the Star Wars Skywalker Saga begins with Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999).

It revolves around a former Padawan (played by Amandla Stenberg) who reunites with her Jedi master (played by Lee Jung-jae) to investigate a series of crimes during a time of “shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers.”

The Acolyte also stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Dafne Keen as Jedi characters. Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo also appears as a Jedi master. The series will consist of eight episodes.

Check out the official trailer below:

The Acolyte will begin streaming on Disney+ on June 4.

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Star Wars: Tales Of The Empire

Grievous in the 'Tales of the Empire' trailer
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Also told in the same animation as The Clone WarsStar Wars: Tales of the Jedi (2022) spans the lives of Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Count Dooku (Corey Burton) before and during the Clone Wars era, with three episodes dedicated to each character.

A second season was announced in April this year, and on Friday April 5, the first trailer for Star Wars: Tales of the Empire (2024) was released. This time, the series focuses on Star Wars villains, such as Grand Admiral Thrawn and General Grievous, however, it also sees the return of Jedi Barriss Offee:

The episodes are available to stream on Disney+ as of May 4.

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Star Wars: Outlaws

Kay Vess with Nix on her shoulder in 'Star Wars Outlaws'
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Star Wars fans have waited a long time for an open-world experience that immerses them into the faraway galaxy, and this year, their dreams will finally come true.

Star Wars Outlaws (2024) is an action-adventure role-playing game (RPG). Developed by Massive Entertainment, the game follows scoundrel and outlaw Kay Vess (Humberly González), a female character with no ties to the Jedi, Empire, Rebellion, or Sith, who’s just trying to make her way through the dangerous criminal underworld.

Set between Star Wars: Episode V — Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi, the game will feature crime lord Jabba the Hutt and a carbonized Han Solo. However, no other iconic Star Wars characters have been confirmed to appear yet.

Check out the official trailer for Star Wars Outlaws below, per Ubisoft:

Outlaws will be released on August 30.

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Star Wars: Hunters

A Mandalorian from the 'Star Wars: Hunters' trailer
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Star Wars: Hunters (2024) is a “competitive arena combat game” currently in development for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. Set after the fall of the Empire, the player-vs-player game features a cast of brand-new characters from Wookies to bounty hunters.

Check out the Nintendo Switch trailer for Star Wars: Hunters below, per Nintendo of America:

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Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories

Qui-Gon with his lightsaber on Naboo, ready to face Darth Maul in 'The Phantom Menace'
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The fan-favorite Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) may have died at the hands of Darth Maul (Ray Park) in The Phantom Menace, but he’s finally set to return in a new line of Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories (2024).

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the prequel trilogy-opener, the new series will kick off with a brand-new graphic novel adventure about Qui-Gon, who’s joined by his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi in the hunt for a secret Jedi order.

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories — Qui-Gon Jinn went on sale on April 23, 2024.

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Star Wars: The Glass Abyss

Mace Windu pointing his lightsaber at Palpatine in 'Revenge of the Sith'
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Qui-Gon Jinn isn’t the only Jedi from the prequel trilogy returning to Star Wars. Mace Windu, played by Samuel L Jackson in The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005), will return in the upcoming novel Star Wars: The Glass Abyss (2024).

The new story sees Mace travel to a distant planet after he receives a posthumous message from Qui-Gon Jinn following his death in The Phantom Menace.

The Glass Abyss will be released on August 6, 2024.

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Star Wars: Mace Windu

Mace Windu (Samuel L Jackson) on the Jedi council in 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace'
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If you can’t wait to see Mace Windu, the first issue in the graphic novel miniseries Star Wars: Mace Windu (2024), which focuses on a younger version of the character, has been released to celebrate The Phantom Menace‘s 25th anniversary.

Related: All 12 Main Characters From ‘Star Wars’ Mando-Verse Ranked From Worst to Best

The Mandalorian & Grogu

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) flies with Gorgu in-hand in concept art for Lucasfilm's 'The Mandalorian & Grogu'
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Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that a brand-new Star Wars movie titled The Mandalorian & Grogu (TBA) is going into production this year, with The Mandalorian (2019) creator and executive producer Jon Favreau on board as director. The film will head to theaters, marking the Mando-Verse’s first appearance on the silver screen.

The film will be released on May 22, 2026.

Related: ‘Star Wars’ May Be Looking To Replace Din Djarin, Amid Character’s Uncertain Future

Untitled Mandalorian Video Game

Cara Dune, The Mandalorian, and Greef Karga in 'The Mandalorian'
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It was recently confirmed that a first-person Mandalorian video game is in development with Respawn Entertainment. However, it’s unknown whether players will assume control of Din Djarin or a new character.

Update: It has now been confirmed that this project has been canceled.

Upcoming Star Wars Movies and Other Television Shows

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin/The Mandalorian in 'The Mandalorian' Season 1
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There are three other theatrical Star Wars movies in development: Dave Filoni is directing a Mando-Verse crossover film that will unite characters from shows such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka; James Mangold’s film will revolve around the origins of the Force and the “Dawn of the Jedi”; and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s sequel-era film, rumored to be titled Star Wars: A New Beginning, will take place 15 years after Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019) to find Rey (Daisy Ridley) trying to rebuild the Jedi Order. There are no release dates for the three films.

There are several other Star Wars projects in development, including The Mandalorian Season 4 and a Taika Waititi-directed film.

All Star Wars content is now streaming on Disney+.

Updated: This article was originally published on January 1.

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