On the occasion of a river article by Vanity Fairwe learned a little more about the various upcoming projects in the universe Star Warsthe highly anticipated Ahsoka to the mysterious The AcolytePassing by Andor or the essential mandalorian.
As we prepare to find Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own series on May 27, our colleagues from Vanity Fair taught us a little more about the many projects in the making from the Star Wars universe, to be found on Disney+ or on the big screen. The opportunity to do a little chronological overview of these different programs taking place in a galaxy very, very far away.
If this is the project closest to us, since it should arrive on Disney + during the course of next summer or at the start of the school year, Andor is clearly not the one that attracts the most curious people. However, the big-eared firm seems particularly confident in this series, to the point that it has already planned a season 2. It must be said that when we look a little closer, it holds a lot of promise. interesting.
As a reminder, we have already seen Cassian Andor in the very successful RogueOne, where he was only a supporting character alongside the heroine played by Felicity Jones. The series will focus on this character before the events of the film, always with Diego Luna as the interpreter. In writing, we can’t wait to see Tony Gilroy at work, several years after having developed the wise Jason Bourne and directed the thriller Michael Clayton. We will also find actress Genevieve O’Reilly in the role of Mon Mothma, leader of the rebellion who will take an important place in the story.
According to Diego Luna, Andor will tell “a migrant’s journey“.”This story is fundamentally built on this feeling of having to be constantly on the move. It’s something that shapes you as a person. In many ways, it defines you and what you’re ready to do.“It is difficult not to see the parallel with the tragic fate of the refugees of our time.
Like them, Andor saw his homeworld destroyed. So he is forced to wander to other planets, where he will be caught in the fight between an increasingly radical rebellion and a totalitarian and colonizing empire, at the peak of its power. “This guy gave his life for the galaxy, didn’t he? I mean, he consciously, soberly, without vanity or gratitude, sacrificed himself. Who do this ?“, asks Tony Gilroy, who undertakes to answer this question during this first season.
Season 3 of The Adventures of Mando should land by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. Not much is known about this sequel, and the article by Vanity Fair mainly focuses on the history of the series and not really on its future. In addition to the inevitable return of Pedro Pascal in the title role, we know from the very average Book of Boba Fett than Grogu, better known as Baby Yoda, should also be part of it. Moff Gideon, the character played by Giancarlo Esposito, has also confirmed an important presence in this season.
Seen in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba FettAhsoka Tano is mostly one of the fan idols of Clone Wars, where she was an apprentice of Anakin Skywalker. Little wonder then to have seen the birth of a rumor that Hayden Christensen, Anakin in George Lucas’ prequel, would join Rosario Dawson in the series in live action devoted to the character, scheduled for 2023. Whatever happens, Ahsoka should resume its quest begun in The Mandaloriannamely the search for Admiral Thrawn, antagonist disappeared from radar at the end of the anime Rebels.
“Ahsoka is a continuous story“, explains Dave Filoni, the thinking head behind Clone Wars, The Mandalorianand globally the entire extended universe Star Wars Disney version. “In my mind, it tends towards a global objective, and not towards small singular adventures. That’s what I want the character to do, and I think that’s what the fans want now. They have that kind of relationship with her. It’s only recently that I’ve started to realize that all of those kids who watched Clone Wars are now much older, and they’re still very excited about the things they grew up with.“.
No date scheduled for this series which is still in its infancy, but a lot of new info. We know in particular that the actress Amandla Stenberg, seen in the saga The Hunger Games and in the first role of the film Darkest Minds, should be present at the casting. Screenwriter Leslye Headland is in charge of writing the series, having worked on the much-loved Russian Doll, on Netflix. She describes the project as “a thriller full of mysteries“.
The series will take place during the time of the High Republic, about a century before the events of The Phantom Menace. A context never before explored in films and series Star Wars (finally), in prosperous and peaceful times when “many of the characters we know weren’t even born yet“, recalls the showrunner. “We will look at the political, personal and spiritual issues that arose during this time that we know little about. Looking at The Phantom Menace I always wondered how things had come to this, how a Sith lord could have infiltrated the Senate without any Jedi noticing. What went wrong?“
Amblin vs. Star Wars
Finally, the latest project on the side of the series remains very mysterious for the moment. Under the working title Grammar Rodeoit should take place at the same time as The MandalorianBetween Return of the Jedi and The force awakens so, as the Empire crumbles. However, some information has emerged. Until then hired to produce the version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Fantastic Four, Jon Watts left this project to tackle the development of the series. The director of the most recent Spider-Man trilogy will be joined by Chris Ford, his screenwriter on Homecoming.
The first casting announcements mention the search for four children aged 11 to 12, and for good reason: this project is described internally as an intergalactic tribute to the Amblin (Steven Spielberg’s production studio) films of the 80s, with a narrative focused on the transition to adulthood. Of Goonies in Star Warswhy not ?
On the side of the dark rooms
Let’s finish with the film projects, for which a new calendar has been unveiled. Exit the trilogies for the moment, make way for feature films independent of each other. The first of these should be the one directed by Taika Waititi and written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, screenwriter on the 1917 by Sam Mendes. will follow Rogue Squadronwith Patty Jenkins (wonder woman) the controls. A film project scripted by Kevin Feige, the boss of Marvel Studios and guarantor of the narrative coherence of the Marvel Cinematic Universewas also mentioned, or rather strongly desired by the producer Kathleen Kennedy.
On the other hand, it smells quite bad for the trilogy promised to Rian Johnson, director of the controversial eighth episode of the saga, The Last Jedi. Announced five years ago, this saga has taken a turn for the worse now that Johnson has signed an agreement with Netflix to develop several sequels to Knives Outhis whodunnit with Daniel Craig.