The future of Star Wars

Jayce Jessup, Editor

The future of a galaxy far far away, was seen as up in the air after the release of “The Rise of Skywalker”, the final movie in what has become to be known as the Skywalker saga has lead many fans to wonder just what to expect from the future of “Star Wars”. With only speculation and a few confirmed projects in the works, such as upcoming seasons of the wildly popular “Mandalorian” Disney plus series that follows the adventures of a Mandalorian bounty hunter, and a sequel to the blockbuster video game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” which follows a Jedi named Cal Kestis that survived the Jedi purge during order 66 who goes on a journey to reconnect with his true self. Aside from those titles, Star Wars fans were very curious of what to expect for the future of the franchise. However, on Disney’s investor day they broke the silence and released several upcoming tv series and video games.

While there is still no news about future movies, there are very interesting shows and video games to keep people entertained until we get an update. The upcoming video games include the sequel to “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”, an open world star wars game that is yet to truly release much information, and a “Knights Of The Old Republic” game. When asked what is so engaging about the Star Wars genre FMHS junior Weston Dove said, “To me it’s the characters that I can connect to, and all the stories that can emerge from just one small period in time.” Not much information is known about what these games will be about since they’re in development. 

What is more known is the upcoming shows that will be exclusively on Disney plus. These series include highly anticipated shows such as season 3 of “The Mandalorian”, “Ahsoka”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, and “The Book Of Boba Fett”. These are easily the four most popular and anticipated shows that are going to be released, and most will release in 2022, except for “The Book of Boba Fett” which is set to release this year in 2021. Other series include “The Bad Batch”, “A Droid Story”, “Star Wars Visions”, “Acolyte”, and “Rangers Of The New Republic”. When asked which series they’re looking forward to the most FMHS junior Landon Phillips said, “Obviously the Kenobi series is a fan favorite, but “The Bad Batch” series looks really cool, as it’ll be interesting to see them after being introduced to them in “Clone Wars” season seven.” 

Seeing all these confirmed projects easily brings a smile to any star wars fan’s face, whether you’re a diehard fan or just someone who likes the movies. While we’ll have to wait until 2022 or later for most of these projects to be released, all fans will agree it’ll feel like Christmas morning when these are released.