Wrapping up the last bits of “Star Wars” celebration weekend, the content keeps flowing on Disney+. While we’ll get two Lucasfilm live-action shows this year, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” airing now and “Andor” in late August, we’re also getting two animated series too. The first is a familiar one, season two of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (watch the trailer here), and the second will be a brand new series called, “Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi” (revealed in recently early leaks from Celebration).
An animated anthology series, during celebration, Lucasfilm creator chief Dave Filoni revealed a few elements about the series. For one, it’s arriving in the fall, though an exact release date hasn’t been unveiled yet. And for two, it seems like the series is going to tell different stories of various Jedi, you love and know.
“Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi” will tell prequel stories about Count Dooku—perhaps before he turned to the dark side?— young Qui-Gon Jinn, and young Ahsoka. Liam Neeson, who played Qui-Gon in the prequel films and once said he wasn’t really going to return to “Star Wars” unless it was in a movie— is set to reprise the role for an episode of the animated series. One wonder if that claim, seemingly now discounted, means he’ll be eventually turning up in the ‘Obi-Wan’ given his character’s presence, and lack thereof, is mentioned right off the top of the series.
Pictures revealed from the official “Star Wars” Twitter account didn’t reveal much beyond a logo, though there was a quick tease of the images for the Ahsoka story, showing her as a young baby, and perhaps hinting at a story based on her origin tale before she became the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker.
One would think, if you’re going to tell young Jedi animated prequel stories of fan’s favorite Jedi, Mace Windu would be on the docket. But so far, there’s no mention of him or Samuel L. Jackson reprising the voice, but maybe that could come in season two?
Meanwhile, in a final note of Lucasfilm-made animation, it was announced today during Celebration that Volume 2 of “Star Wars Visions” is coming in Spring 2023. “Tales of The Jedi” will arrive on Disney+ in the fall.