New Star Wars movies announced – including Rogue Squadron for 2023

Rogue Squadron movie
(Image credit: Lucasfilm)

In a bumper presentation at the Disney Investor Day livestream, Disney just confirmed some new Star Wars movies. The big news is that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is making a theatrical movie called Rogue Squadron, which will release in late 2023. 

Jenkins tweeted out the news, along with a video explaining her reasoning for taking on this particular job.

Rogue Squadron will focus on the fighter pilots of the legendary squadron, who were previously the subject of a popular book series in the pre-Disney days of Star Wars. This Rogue Squadron, though, is composed of new pilots trying to make their mark in a 'future era' of the Star Wars galaxy.

In addition, Lucasfilm discussed Taika Waititi's previously announced Star Wars movie, which doesn't seem to have a release date yet. Jenkins' Rogue Squadron, then, will be the next theatrical release in a galaxy far, far away. 

Another new film called A Droid Story is being made – this one is exclusively for Disney Plus. It's a collaboration between Lucasfilm's animation team and Industrial Light and Magic, and focuses on R2-D2 and C-3PO. It's about the droids taking on a secret mission that only they know about, and teaming up with a new (as-yet-unnamed) hero.

Star Wars bonanza

This is just the tip of the iceberg for Star Wars content announced today. On the TV show front, we learned about a new 'event' series around Lando Calrissian, as well as a series called The Acolyte from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. We also learned about Star Wars: Visions, a series of short animated films from Japanese creators.

Liking The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney Plus? Good news: there will be two Mandalorian spin-offs: Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic. So, Star Wars is only going to get bigger in the next few years – especially on Disney Plus.

Samuel Roberts

Samuel is a PR Manager at game developer Frontier. Formerly TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, he's an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. Before his stint at TechRadar, he spent six years at PC Gamer. Samuel is also the co-host of the popular Back Page podcast, in which he details the trials and tribulations of being a games magazine editor – and attempts to justify his impulsive eBay games buying binges.