Next Year Will Be A Big One For Star Wars Fans

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Fans of Star Wars should look out for five new shows hitting Disney+ in 2024.

According to the latest edition of Empire magazine, as reported by The Direct, three live-action and two animated shows are all on the schedule for next year; Skeleton Crew, The Acolyte, The Bad Batch Season 3, Andor Season 2 and Tales of the Jedi Season 2.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is set during the same timeframe as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, and focuses on four teens trying to find their way home. It stars Jude Law and finished filming at the start of this year, so there's no reason to doubt it won’t make a release next year.

The Acolyte stars The Hate U Give’s Amandla Stenberg and Squid Games's Lee Jung-jae and is the first live-action look at the High Republic era of Star Wars - roughly taking place 100 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.

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The Bad Batch 3 is the final season of the animated show, following a squad of genetically enhanced clone troopers. Tales of the Jedi Season 2 will also air in 2024, an anthology series that focuses on force-users.

The report also suggests Andor Season 2 is still on track for 2024, although filming of that had been delayed because of the Hollywood strikes. However, given that the first season of Andor was well-received and praised for its mature storyline and politics, Disney may be pushing to release it while there’s no major Star Wars movies lined up at the cinema until 2026.

One of those Star Wars movies that's a long way out is the title from Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi, who's got at least four movie scripts on his plate before he turns his attention to the sci-fi franchise. By the time that project comes around, it will be under the watchful eyes of Dave Filoni - creator of The Bad Batch - who recently stepped up as chief creative officer at LucasFilm.

Star Wars fans can also get their hands on a free Star Wars title in May for Free Comic Book Day.