‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ was released last spring, and there hasn’t been another live-action ‘Star Wars’ project since. But the drought is almost over. The first-ever live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV series, ‘The Mandalorian’ will debut when Disney+ launches on Tuesday, November 12th. On top of that, of course, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will arrive in theaters on Friday, December 20th. That’s a whole lotta ‘Star Wars’ within a short span of time, but rest assured, Disney+ and ‘The Mandalorian’ are giving ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ some breathing room.
For starters, further ‘The Mandalorian’ episodes won’t be released on Tuesdays. It looks like the first is just releasing on a Tuesday because that’s the day Disney+ is launching. Fans won’t have long to wait for more, as the second episode will arrive just days later, on Friday, November 15th. After that, new episodes will arrive on subsequent Fridays, except for Episode 7. That will be released on Wednesday, December 18th, just before the release of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, which officially opens on Friday, but don’t forget there will be preview screenings on Thursday night. But even so, the penultimate episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ S1 will appear a day before that. After that, the eighth and last episode will be released the following Friday, December 27th. Not only does that bypass ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, but Christmas and Boxing Day. (The Canadian Boxing Day sounds so much nicer than “that hot mess the day after Christmas.”)
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‘The Mandalorian’ was created and developed by Jon Favreau. Pedro Pascal stars as the titular bounty hunter, with Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga and Taika Waititi as the voice of IG-11, plus Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, and Emily Swallow. The second season has already added Julia Jones as Omera, and Ming-Na Wen, in an undisclosed role.
J.J. Abrams directed ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, the ninth and final film in the “Skywalker Saga.” The picture stars Naomi Ackie as Jannah, John Boyega as Finn, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde, Greg Grunberg as Snap Wexley, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Connix, Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Daisy Ridley as Rey, Keri Russell as Zorii Bliss (of Zorri Bliss, I’ve seen it spelled both ways), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Jimmy Vee as R2-D2, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, with Dave Chapman and Brian Herring as BB-8.
Source: Screen Rant