Disney is holding its annual D23 Expo this weekend, and meaning a number of teasers, trailers, casting information, and enjoyable cameo appearances. The streaming platform’s Star Wars choices this 12 months included our first take a look at the third season of The Mandalorian, in addition to a ultimate trailer for the restricted collection, Andor, and a trailer for a brand new animated anthology collection, Tales of the Jedi.
We’ve been pining for the brand new adventures of Grogu and his Mandalorian house 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 way more highly effective. Sniff.) The teaser revisits a few of the highlights of the S1 and S2 adventures of this “clan of two,” earlier than giving us a glimpse of what is to return.
Recall that Din broke Mandalorian protocol by taking off his helmet twice: as soon as to save lots of Grogu, and as soon as to bid the cute inexperienced child Jedi farewell. That didn’t go down nicely together with his folks, notably Katie Sackhoff’s Bo Katan and the Armourer (Emily Swallow), who insists, “You are a Mandalorian no extra.” Bo Katan covets the Darksaber that Din gained by defeating Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) in battle, which technically makes him the ruler of Mandalore.
Din appears way more all in favour of bopping across the galaxy with Grogu than sitting on a throne, though he is eager to get again into Mandalorian good graces. But I doubt he is as eager to surrender the Darksaber. The political intrigue and simmering rigidity steered right here ought to preserve issues attention-grabbing. 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 in fact, there are many battles and fancy spacecraft maneuvers.
The third season of The Mandalorian will debut on Disney+ in February 2023.
Meanwhile, the premiere of Andor is simply two weeks away. As we have reported beforehand, 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 serious participant within the nascent revolt who’s keen to sacrifice himself to save lots of the galaxy.
The ensemble solid additionally consists of Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a senator of the Republic who helped discovered the Rebel Alliance, in addition to Forest Whitaker reprising his Rogue One function as Clone Wars veteran Saw 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 solid in undisclosed roles.
We received our first take a look at the collection with a behind-the-scenes teaser in December 2020 throughout Disney’s Investors Day. We received a brief teaser earlier this 12 months at Star Wars Celebration, and a full trailer simply final month. Luna was readily 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 ultimate trailer. And apparently each three episodes, the timeline will bounce ahead.
The first 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 Last Jedi
First the dangerous information: in case you’re a fan of the Star Wars animated collection The Bad Batch, the second season’s launch has been delayed from September 28, 2022, to January 4, 2023. But there’s additionally excellent news: Disney+ will debut a brand new animated anthology collection, The Last Jedi, in its fully on October 26, 2022. The streaming platform dropped the official trailer throughout the D23 Expo.
The Last Jedi is in the identical vein as 2021’s Star Wars Visions, one other anthology collection comprised of seven animated shorts, every created by a unique Japanese anime studio. Created by Dave Filoni and Charles Murray, every of the six 15-minute episodes will characteristic a fan-favorite Jedi. Some happen earlier than the Clone Wars, whereas others are set many years earlier than. For occasion, it seems to be like we’ll be getting Ahsoka Tano’s origin story in a single episode, whereas one other will give attention to Count Dooku, each a part of the grasp line linked to Qui-on Jinn. And sure, Liam Lesson might be voicing the latter.
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