Today at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm gave first looks at new Disney+ series Andor and Willow, an unexpected sneak peek at the third season of The Mandalorian, the announcement of Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a new Disney+ series starring Jude Law, an early photo from the newest Indiana Jones film, and much more.
On hand to talk about Andor, an upcoming new series for Disney+, were star Diego Luna, who returns to the role of Cassian Andor, creator and showrunner Tony Gilroy, executive producer Sanne Wohlenberg and Genevieve O’Reilly, who portrays Mon Mothma once again.
To the delight of the fans, Luna unveiled the new poster and showed the teaser trailer for the series. You can view the trailer and poster below!
The Andor series will explore an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue. Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire.
The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is the creator and showrunner.
Andor launches exclusively on Disney+ August 31, with the first two episodes.
Executive producers Jonathan Kasdan and Ron Howard came on stage to talk about Willow, an all-new live-action fantasy adventure series from Lucasfilm and Imagine Entertainment based on the classic 1988 feature film.
In a fun moment, Warwick Davis who played Willow in the feature film and is coming back for the series, surprised everyone on stage.
He was joined by some of the other cast members, including Joanne Whalley, who is returning to her role of Sorsha, Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz and Erin Kellyman. The audience got a first look at Willow when the teaser trailer (watch below!) was revealed.
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, Willow features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers.
The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness.
Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world. Willow premieres November 30, exclusively on Disney+
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni took the stage to roars from the excited crowd. They announced that they had just come from the set of Ahsoka, which is in production now. Filoni confirmed that he is directing some episodes of the series, and then they shared a video greeting from Rosario Dawson, who is playing the title character, Ahsoka.
Ahsoka will follow the former Jedi knight as she investigates an emerging threat to the vulnerable New Republic. The new series is slated for 2023 and will be exclusive to Disney+.
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 3
A lively discussion about Season 3 of The Mandalorian ensued, then Favreau and Filoni brought out Katee Sackhoff, who plays Bo-Katan, and treated fans to a surprise sneak peek at Season 3 – created just for the fans in attendance.
And as an extra special “thank you” for the fans, Jon Favreau announced The Mandalorian Experience, an exhibit of props and costumes that will be on display for the duration of Star Wars Celebration.
The Mandalorian and Grogu are reunited and continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW
As if that wasn’t enough excitement from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the duo surprised the audience with the announcement of a new series for Disney+ that they are executive producing called Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Favreau and Filoni went on to introduce Star Wars: Skeleton Crew creators Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, who are joining them as fellow executive producers on the series.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, set in the New Republic era, is about a group of kids lost in the Star Wars galaxy trying to find their way home. Watts and Ford had the pleasure of announcing that Jude Law would be starring in the series, set to launch on Disney+ in 2023.
INDIANA JONES 5
Star Harrison Ford and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall of the upcoming fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise took the stage to unveil an early photo from the film, and to wish composer John Williams a happy 90th birthday.
As on all four previous Indiana Jones films, Williams is composing the score for the new film, which opens on June 30, 2023.
Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this fifth installment of the iconic franchise. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones.
The film is directed by James Mangold, with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel serving as producers, and Steven Spielberg as executive producer.