Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

News culture Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

Tomorrow is May 4th, Be With You, a day to celebrate the Star Wars saga. On this occasion, in the month of May, fans of the license expect to discover several interesting announcements about their favorite universe, we explain why.

Summary

  • A fan party that has become official
  • Many projects still mysterious

May 4 is a particularly important day for Star Wars fans. Over the years, this date has become an unmissable event for the universe created by George Lucas in 1977. But besides, why this day in particular? Well, it all starts with a simple pun with one of the saga’s most famous expressions, “May the power be with you In English this formula is “May the Force be with you”, a statement quite similar to the date of the fourth of may, “the fourth of may”. Over time, fans have therefore made this date a holiday for the franchise.


A fan party that has become official

More with the acquisition of the Star Wars license by Disney in 2012 for 4 billion, this day became a public holiday in 2013† Since then, the group has taken advantage of this moment to distribute and market products around this universe. Last year, for example, the animated series Bad batch and an episode of Simpsons The Star Wars special aired that day on Disney+. For this year we know that a making-of on Boba Fett’s bookthe latest miniseries, an Obi-Wan Kenobi comic book in preparation for the upcoming release of the series of the same name, and a new LEGO model of Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder will be available at that time.

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

If May 4 offers some Star Wars related content, Disney doesn’t always take the opportunity to tell us more about projects already announced or others disclose to us. On the contrary, the Mickey firm prefers to reserve its large presentations for other occasions. We are thinking in particular of the D23 Expo, a congress that is organized once every two years by the official Disney fan club, or even during Disney Investor Day like last year. On this occasion, many Disney+ series projects as well as theatrical films were announced, as you can see in the photo opposite where we see Kathleen Kennedy, the current president of Lucasfilms, surrounded by the logos of everything that had just been unveiled.

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

If May 4 Be With You seems like a good opportunity to reveal new information, it will actually be necessary to wait until the end of the month to learn more about the projects already announced. In reality, it will be from May 26 to 29 that the Star Wars Celebration will be held, an event where several panels have already been announcedincluding one in the series Andorra for example. So when it comes to trailers, release dates or other content in the world of Star Wars, we should be looking at this event more than May 4, which remains a day for fans to celebrate the saga.


Many projects still mysterious

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

Now that that’s said, let’s take a look at the series and movies that have been announced so far. If we classify all these projects in order of launch, at the time of the Star Wars Celebration, the series Obi-Wan Kenobi will normally have started broadcasting from May 27. Once this is completed, it will be the turn of the series Andorra have a right to the spotlight† As a reminder, this show focuses on Cassian Andor’s character we discovered in the movie Rogue One and whose events take place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith et Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope† Little is known about this project at this point, but the cast and other sources seem to indicate that the series will span multiple seasons and should debut in August.

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

Given the popularity of the series, it is clear that the third season of The Mandalorian shouldn’t take long to put the tip of his nose back together as some sources suggest a broadcast in the fall or winter of 2022. So this would be the third Star Wars show to hit Disney+ this year. As long as we are in the Mandalorian universe, do we benefit from it? mention that there is also a series on Ahsoka’s character in production† Reminder: This is Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan in The Clone Wars first seen in live action in season two of The Mandalorian, played by Rosario Dawson. Finally, if you remember correctly, a second spin-off show in the aftermath of The Mandalorian was also planned some Rangers of the New Republic† Sadly the show was eventually cancelled for an unknown reason, as Disney has not explained its decision.

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

With regard to more distant projects, we can mention the case of: series the acolyte centered on the rise of the Dark Side at the end of the High Republica period that takes place two hundred years earlier Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace† If the project is still relevant, the latter has pushed back its release and filming date since it was originally slated to take place in October 2022, but now in May 2023 a year from now. let’s add that a series dedicated to the character of Lando Calrissian which we don’t know anything about at the moment, is also in production. Let’s finish by mentioning the two movies that we know for sure: Rogue Squadron directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) scheduled for December 22, 2023, as well as another feature film in the Star Wars universe directed by Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok and especially from Thor: Love and Thunder which will hit theaters on July 13.

Star Wars Day: what can we expect on May 4, Star Wars Day?

To complete this complete rundown of Star Wars projects currently in production, let’s talk about the case of animated series. On the side of the already known shows, the anthology series Visions that allows Japanese studios to try out the Star Wars universe is entitled to a second season, just like The Bad Party in which we follow a group of clones. But don’t forget the movie. Star Wars: A Droid Story scheduled on Disney+ that still hasn’t been talked about since its announcement in 2020. If we’re willing to venture into the rumours, it looks like a new anime series called Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi will be announced soon† If we don’t know anything about this new cartoon at all, the title refers to comics from the 90s that tell the story of the mythical Jedi. With the launch of the High Republic period by Disney, it is possible that the latter will take place during this time. In any case, comment at the end of the month during the Star Wars Celebration to learn more about all these projects!


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