Disney is holding its annual D23 Expo this weekend, and which means a number of teasers, trailers, casting information, and enjoyable cameo appearances. The streaming platform’s Star Wars choices this yr included our first take a look at the third season of The Mandalorian, in addition to a closing trailer for the restricted collection, Andor, and a trailer for a brand new animated anthology collection, Tales of the Jedi.
We have been pining for the brand new adventures of Grogu and his Mandalorian area daddy (Pedro Pascal) since their heartfelt reunion within the finale of The Book of Boba Fett—aka The Mandalorian season 2.5. (Din Djarin had despatched Grogu off for Jedi coaching with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), however the bond between the 2 proved much more highly effective. Sniff.) The teaser revisits among the highlights of the S1 and S2 adventures of this “clan of two,” earlier than giving us a glimpse of what is to come back.
Recall that Din broke Mandalorian protocol by taking off his helmet twice: as soon as to avoid wasting Grogu, and as soon as to bid the lovely inexperienced child Jedi farewell. That didn’t go down nicely along with his folks, notably Katie Sackhoff’s Bo Katan and the Armourer (Emily Swallow), who insists, “You’re a Mandalorian no extra.” Bo Katan covets the Darksaber that Din received by defeating Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) in battle, which technically makes him the ruler of Mandalore.
Din appears much more fascinated by bopping across the galaxy with Grogu than sitting on a throne, though he is eager to get again into Mandalorian good graces. However I doubt he is as eager to surrender the Darksaber. The political intrigue and simmering pressure urged right here ought to hold issues fascinating. We additionally get a glimpse of a thriving Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) and Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris), who offers Mando with a brand new R2 unit for his Naboo starfighter. And naturally, there are many battles and fancy spacecraft maneuvers.
The third season of The Mandalorian will debut on Disney+ in February 2023.
In the meantime, the premiere of Andor is simply two weeks away. As we have reported previously, the story begins with the Empire’s destruction of Cassian Andor’s (Diego Luna) homeworld and can depict his transformation from a “revolution-averse” cynic to a significant participant within the nascent rebel who’s prepared to sacrifice himself to avoid wasting the galaxy.
The ensemble forged additionally consists of Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a senator of the Republic who helped discovered the Insurgent Alliance, in addition to Forest Whitaker reprising his Rogue One function as Clone Wars veteran Noticed Gerrera. Stellan Skarsgård (as Luthen) and Adria Arjona co-star because the resistance fighters who recruit Andor to the trigger. Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Emms, and David Hayman have all been forged in undisclosed roles.
We acquired our first take a look at the collection with a behind-the-scenes teaser in December 2020 throughout Disney’s Buyers Day. We acquired a short teaser earlier this yr at Star Wars Celebration and a full trailer simply final month. Luna was available to introduce the ultimate trailer, which options some cool new footage. We additionally discovered the collection could have a “spy thriller” vibe, full of “hazard, deception, and intrigue”; these components do appear to dominate this closing trailer. And apparently each three episodes, the timeline will bounce ahead.
The primary three episodes of Andor premiere on Disney+ on September 21, 2022. The remaining 9 episodes will air weekly, concluding on November 23, 2022. A second 12-episode season will purportedly lead instantly into the occasions of Rogue One.
The Final Jedi
First the dangerous information: in the event you’re a fan of the Star Wars animated collection The Dangerous Batch, the second season’s launch has been delayed from September 28, 2022, to January 4, 2023. However there’s additionally excellent news: Disney+ will debut a brand new animated anthology collection, The Final Jedi, in its entirety on October 26, 2022. The streaming platform dropped the official trailer in the course of the D23 Expo.
The Final Jedi is in the identical vein as 2021’s Star Wars Visions, one other anthology collection composed of seven animated shorts, every created by a special Japanese anime studio. Created by Dave Filoni and Charles Murray, every of the six 15-minute episodes will function a fan-favorite Jedi. Some happen earlier than the Clone Wars, whereas others are set a long time earlier than. As an example, it seems to be like we’ll be getting Ahsoka Tano’s origin story in a single episode, whereas one other will deal with Rely Dooku, each a part of the grasp line linked to Qui-on Jinn. And sure, Liam Neeson will likely be voicing the latter.
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