Regardless of a couple of misfires over the previous couple of years — specifically The Rise of Skywalker and The Guide of Boba Fett — it’s nonetheless an thrilling time to be a Star Wars fan. There are 5 TV reveals coming from a galaxy far, far-off in 2024 however, prefer it or not, there’s no room for Child Yoda.
Star Wars has been going for over 45 years now, and the franchise has delivered a few of the greatest science fiction motion pictures thus far, however there’s nonetheless a lot extra to come back. Nevertheless, subsequent 12 months, the main target will likely be firmly on Star Wars collection fairly than big-screen adventures.
In 2024, we’ll see the Andor season 2 launch date (my private spotlight), in addition to model new tales within the type of The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew. There’s additionally returning animated enjoyable with Tales of the Jedi season 2 and The Dangerous Batch season 3. That’s a variety of small-screen Star Wars to drink in, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
With the vary of latest Star Wars motion pictures nonetheless some time away, it’s right down to the varied Disney Plus reveals to maintain us engrossed within the galaxy. And, after the lukewarm reception to each Ahsoka and The Mandalorian season 3 this 12 months, the truth that LucasFilm is avoiding the Mandoverse in 2024 appears like a very refreshing transfer.
Don’t get me flawed, I like Child Yoda (sure, I do know his identify is Grogu) as a lot as the following particular person, however the Disney period of Star Wars has relied a bit of too closely on fan service and pandering for my liking. The truth that we’re getting recent tales from totally different durations of the Star Wars timeline is precisely what the franchise wants with the intention to transfer ahead.
The Acolyte, particularly, is a venture which actually has me excited. To discover the sooner days of the Jedi and the Sith and be taught extra concerning the Excessive Republic period will likely be a captivating change of tempo and permit us to go away the Skywalkers previously.
Nonetheless, as a lot as I wish to escape the present roster of Star Wars characters for a short time, I can’t deny Andor season 2 would be the occasion of the 12 months. Season 1 of the present managed to be the most effective TV collection of final 12 months and struck an ideal stability between having some connective tissue with the franchise at massive whereas predominantly doing its personal factor.
The galaxy is a giant place, and Star Wars actually wants to begin reminding us of that. 2024 is a giant swing for Disney and LucasFilm, however one I actually suppose will repay in the long term, with horizons expanded and any Star Wars fatigue remedied within the course of.
If you’re a sucker for the previous, although, you’ll be able to all the time watch the Star Wars motion pictures so as once more or be taught extra concerning the Star Wars forged. There’s additionally our checklist of the perfect Star Wars villains when you dare to face them. Or, when you’re bored of Star Wars, you would stay up for new motion pictures like Deadpool 3 as a substitute.