A List of all the Star Wars Projects Coming in 2019
This will be a landmark year for Star Wars. After a time of relative quiet following last May’s Solo standalone film, tales of the galaxy are coming on strong in every sector. There’s a new movie, new TV shows, new games, a major convention, and a fleet of books and comics. Here’s an EW guide to 2019’s display of Force…
We don’t have a title for director J.J. Abrams new installment in the Skywalker saga, but we know Mark Hamill will be returning in some form as Luke, and unused footage of Carrie Fisher will be used to close Leia Organa’s story. Hopes could are high for an inspiring conclusions to the trilogy, especially considering the other stars. Along with Luke, Lando Calrissian is also making a comeback in Episode IX, with Billy Dee Williams returning to join veterans Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, and Kelly Marie Tran, along with newcomers to the galaxy Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, and Naomi Ackie. It debuts Dec. 20.
This limited TV series from Iron Man filmmaker Jon Favreau is also set for later in 2019, kicking off the Disney+ streaming service (which hasn’t yet announced its launch). Narcos star Pedro Pascal will star as the masked gunslinger in a story set after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Costars include Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers, among others.
The Clone Wars, Season 7
This beloved animated series from executive producer Dave Filoni reached an abrupt end five years ago when Lucasfilm canceled it to focus on new Star Wars stories. Now, the Disney+ streaming service has commissioned 12 new episodes exploring the unfinished business between Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and their exiled Jedi-in-training Ahsoka Tano (seen here as a hologram alongside Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze).
Star Wars Celebration Chicago
One of two major galactic events taking place in our world this year. This gathering of thousands in the Windy City is expected to reveal new details about Lucasfilm’s upcoming movies and TV shows, both near and far. (Maybe we’ll learn about things even beyond this year, like the Cassian Andor streaming series with Diego Luna, and the films being developed by The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.) Assemble your cosplay plan, and click here for tickets to the April 11-15 event.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
This is the other major Star Wars event happening on planet Earth this year. John Williams has composed theme music for this theme park addition, which opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California this summer and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the fall. Guests can pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride, and witness space battle aboard a First Order starship in the Rise of the Resistance experience. Fight bravely, and have fun. Just don’t get cocky, kid.
Vader Immortal, Virtual Reality Experience
No specific date has been set, but this virtual reality title will be released for the $399 Oculus Quest, which hits stores this spring. ILMxLAB has developed the immersive game, which was written and executive produced by The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer. Players will journey to Vader’s castle on the lava world of Mustafar and face the Sith Lord on his treacherous home turf. Two other installments are planned for the future.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Game
Another interactive game for Star Wars fans is this secret project from EA, which created the recent Battlefront reboot, and its Respawn Entertainment division, responsible for the Titanfall games. Again, no release date has been confirmed, but Fallen Order will debut in time for next holiday season, according to the game maker. It will focus on a Padawan trainee who survived the Jedi massacre seen in Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars: Resistance, Season 1 Finale
The final season 1 episodes of the anime-style cartoon on the Disney Channel drop soon. Jan. 13 marks the return of the show about Kaz Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean), a Resistance pilot who has gone undercover on a refueling station to spy on the First Order. In the first of the final three episodes, The Lord of the Rings’ Elijah Wood returns as vengeful blond racer Jace Rucklin.
Also coming down the pipeline are a series of Star Wars comic books from Marvel that focus on the prequel trilogy characters and event that take place between Episodes II and III as well as new novels from authors including Timothy Zahn.
The list in it’s entirety can be viewed at EW.com.