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Despite taking its name from the comic book that inspired Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is an animated anthology set during the prequel era according to the announcements at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Characters given backstories include Ahsoka Tano, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Count Dooku. Give me Ulric Qel Droma dammit.
On the subject of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars: Rebels‘ Mandolorian delinquent Sabine Wren has been cast for the live-action Ahsoka series as Australian actress and martial artist Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Chopper will also be making his live-action debut.
The Amblin-style coming of age series from Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: No Way Home, has a name and a star: Skeleton Crew and Jude Law. Watts described the show as “a group of kids who are about 10 years old who [get] lost in the Star Wars universe and need to find their way home.”
The Mandolorian Season 3 will drop 2023 – expect a major role for Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze. Given she covets the darksaber and views Din Djarin’s possession of it as usurpation of her birthright, she’s likely to be bringing problems rather than solutions.
Anime anthology Star Wars: Visions is also getting a second series, due to air early 2023.
Finally, this dude won the cosplay game.
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