Thanks to the sheer amount of Star Wars content on its way, it’s almost impossible to keep track.
With Disney’s D23 expo now out of the way, we now know what Star Wars content will be heading our way in the coming years.
As well as the traditional big-screen releases like the upcoming Rise of Skywalker, we’re set to be treated to a whole swathe of new TV shows which could redefine Star Wars media in years to come.
This year we’re set to see the first live-action Star Wars show in the form of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian and from what we’ve seen so far, we’re in for a real treat but that’s not all as there are several shows and films headed to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service in the coming months and years.
But just what do Disney and Lucasfilm have in store for its dedicated Star Wars fanbase?
The Star Wars shows heading to Disney+
With spin-off movies like Rogue One and Solo falling off the agenda for Disney and Lucasfilm, TV series look like the way to go for the Star Wars franchise and there are plenty of fascinating additions heading our way.
Despite the fact that Episode IX is heading to cinemas in December, excitement in the Star Wars fanbase is arguably greater for the upcoming Disney+ exclusive, The Mandalorian, and it’s not hard to see why. The series looks like a brilliant blend of Star Wars and Clint Eastwood Westerns and the gritty reality in which the show is set is a perfect departure from the family-friendly films in the main franchise.
The Clone Wars: Season 7
On top of that, after years of waiting, season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will finally be making its way onto our screens to complete the story which began way back in 2008’s first season. Season 7 is set to release in February 2020 and longtime fans of the series are no doubt thrilled to have a fitting conclusion to the series which looked dead in the water after its initial cancellation when Disney bought out Lucasfilm.
Cassian Andor and K-2SO
Cassian Andor and K-2SO may not be the most household of names in the Star Wars universe but the rebellious pair certainly made their mark in 2016’s Rogue One. So much so, that Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk are slated to return as the dynamic duo in a spin-off series dedicated entirely to their exploits in the run-up to Rogue One.
Ever since Disney and Lucasfilm began creating spin-off films and TV shows for the Star Wars franchise, one of the most requested characters to be covered was, without doubt, Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by the legendary Ewan McGregor. Well, fans finally have their wish as the revered Jedi master will be heading back to our screens at some point in the coming years in a move that will surely get the divided fanbase back onside.
The Star Wars movies heading to Disney+
All 10 of the Star Wars movies currently out there will arrive on Disney+ within the first year of its launch and will hopefully be joined by The Rise of Skywalker around the time of its home release.
As a result, there’s going to be an absolute boat-load of Star Wars content on the Disney+ streaming service for fans of the franchise to enjoy, making it a real competitor for the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. However, that does throw up a degree of confusion, how on earth are you meant to watch all of this Star Wars content?
How to watch them in order
As any seasoned Star Wars fan knows, if you’re introducing someone to the franchise, you start at the original trilogy and work your way through the other films in one of a myriad of weird and wonderful viewing orders.
However, given the ever-more complicated and congested Star Wars timeline, the easiest way to re-watch the series is in chronological order, starting at Episode I and working your way through to the most recent release. But where do the new shows and films fit into that order?
Episode I: The Phantom Menace | 32 years BBY (Before Battle of Yavin)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones | 22 BBY
The Clone Wars | 22-19 BBY
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith | 19 BBY
Obi-Wan Kenobi series | 11 BBY
Solo | 10 BBY
Cassian Andor and K-2SO series | between 19-0 BBY
Rogue One | 0 BBY
Episode IV: A New Hope | 0 BBY
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back | 3 ABY (After Battle of Yavin)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi | 4 ABY
The Mandalorian | 11 ABY
Episode VII: The Force Awakens | 34 ABY
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi | 34 ABY
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker | 35 ABY
Of course, not all of this content will be available when Disney+ launches in the US on November 12th, 2019 but in time the streaming service will offer up every piece of Star Wars media under the sun and we can’t wait!