“May the force be with you”. This phrase was first heard in 1977 when “A New Hope” first hit the screens. Following this came a legion of movies and shows which formed the Star Wars Franchise. Long Ago, in a universe far, far away, Lucasfilm formed this franchise. This year a movie of that franchise “Return of the Jedi”, celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Recently Disney+ got the streaming rights to The entire Star wars Franchise. The franchise consists of a huge catalogue that consists of movies, animated shows, and exclusive shows. Consequently, all are now available on the Disney+ platform.
Furthermore, there are many more new projects which are in development. As confirmed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, these new projects will extend the timeline of the franchise’s story even further. These include an untitled project following Rey after the events of Rise of Skywalker, a film about the first Jedi directed by James Mangold, and a film centred around the New Republic directed by Dave Filoni. In addition to these, there is another project revolving around the first Jedi. James Mangold will direct the movie.
Now finding your way in this sea of content may seem tricky and difficult. To help people out, we have made a guide.
What order to watch the movies in?
The best answer to this question is to say follow the franchise’s story timeline. That means one should start with Episode I and watch till III. Followed by Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story should be on the story list. Lastly, to finish up, Episode IV-IX is what one needs to watch. Apart from these, there is an animated movie Star Wars: The clone wars. The movie is the prequel to a series of the same name. The original two trilogies from the Skywalker Saga.
Shows of Star Wars
“ The Mandalorian”(2019), a Disney+ exclusive show for the Star Wars franchise was extremely successful. Consequently, Disney+ produced many more live-action shows, such as The Book of Boba Fett (2021), Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022), and Andor (2022-). Also, they have a variety of animated series, such as the final season of Star Wars: The clone wars which is also exclusive to Disney+. Furthermore, there are other animated series such as Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, etc. Also, there are many Lego Star Wars shows like Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles, Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, etc.
There are many new shows, animated movies, and live-action movies lined up. Based on some old characters or new stories with fresh names and faces, they are sure to force the fans. These are Ahsoka ( August 2023), Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (2023), Andor Season 2 (August 2024), Star Wars: Bad Batch Season 3 (2024), Untitled Taika Waititi Project (Live Action Film, TBA) just to name a few.
Disney+ is the streaming service that hosts the entire Star Wars franchise, including theatrical releases, animated shows, and new exclusive series. It offers a monthly plan of $7.99 with ads, $10.99/month ad-free, or a yearly plan of $109.99, and a bundle deal with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $19.99/month. Verizon customers on certain plans can get a free six-month subscription to Disney+. All-Star Wars movies are currently available on Disney+ in release order, but there is also a canonical timeline available. There are several new films in development, including an untitled project following Rey after the events of Rise of Skywalker, a film about the first Jedi directed by James Mangold, and a film centered around the New Republic directed by Dave Filoni. The service offers a 4K HDR with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on all supported devices for expanded color contrast and theater-quality sound.
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