A new year means a new year of Star Wars content. Between all of the exciting announcements at Star Wars Celebration 2022 and the shifting of premiere dates on Disney+, it may be daunting to know exactly what is coming in 2023. We got you covered! With 3 animated series, 3 live-action series, 2 video games, 9 books, 4 new comics series, and 11 continuing comics there is no shortage of new Star Wars in 2023.
After having its release date pushed back multiple times, The Bad Batch season 2 is the first Star Wars story to be streamed this year. Taking place months after the events of the first season, the Bad Batch continues their quest to find their place in the galaxy under the tyranny of the Empire after the fall of the Republic and the Jedi Order. Fans can expect a 16-episode season with the premiere, midseason finale, and the finale all dropping with two episodes each.
In 2021, Visions Volume 1 shook up the way fans experienced Star Wars with nine short anime films by various Japanese Studies. Visions Volume 2 will again consist of nine shorts but this time will feature animation studios from India, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Chile, France, South Africa, and the United States in addition to Japan. Truly one of the most anticipated series when looking at the new Star Wars in 2023.
Young Jedi Adventures will be the first full-length Star Wars series created for early-age children. The original stories will follow Younglings during the High Republic era on their path to becoming Jedi Knights. Unlike other series, Young Jedi Adventures will be on Disney+ and Disney Junior.
If you had to put your credits on the hyped project for new Star Wars in 2023, The Mandalorian season 3 would likely win you the Millineum Falcon at the sabacc table. The exclusive trailer at Star Wars Celebration 2022 showed more Mandolarians, an emphasis on Bo Katan, and all the Grogu your hearts desired. While the release date has been push back a month, the wait will surely be worth it.
Little is known about what exactly Ahsoka will be about. If the teasers are any indication, it may be time to rewatch Star Wars: Rebels as the crew of the Ghost will likely play a major part in the story. Our hope is that it is a quest for Ezra Bridger who we last saw hanging out with space whales.
While there hasn’t been much information outside of the cast we do know that Skeleton Crew will take place after the event of Return of the Jedi. Many have described it as Goonies in space with director Jon Watts sayings, “It’s the story of their journey trying to find their way home. It stars four kids, but it is not a kids show.”
When looking at the new Star Wars in 2023, video games have the least amount of content to look forward to. However, it doesn’t mean that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn’t highly anticipated. Picking up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire’s constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy.
Star Wars: Hunters – Unknown Release Date
Star Wars: Hunters saw a soft launch at the end of 2022 but looks to make its full release in 2023. Set after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together in thrilling, team-based multiplayer battles and will be free to download for the Nintendo Switch, on the App Store, and on Google Play.
Officially, the first Star Wars in 2023 to be released was The Battle of Jedha. Set during phase 2 of the High Republic multimedia project, The Battle of Jedha takes place after the events of Convergence and follows a series of unfortunate events during peace talks between two warring planets, Eiram and E’ronoh.
Star Wars: Hunters: Battle for the Arena – March 7
Hunters: Battle for the Arena is an upcoming middle-grade novel by author Mark Oshiro that will tie into the forthcoming video game Star Wars: Hunters by Zynga. On the planet Vespaara lies the Arena—a series of battlefields where fighters known as Hunters face off in teams to compete in front of roaring crowds.
Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars – March 7
Jedi: Battle Scars is an upcoming canon novel featuring Cal Kestis set between the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The novel will feature the crew of the Stinger Mantis including Cal, Merrin, Cere, Greez, and BD-1 as they meet a stormtrooper determined to chart her own course.
The High Republic: Cataclysm – April 4
Cataclysm will kick off wave 2 of phase 2 of the High Republic multimedia project. Little is known about the plot of this adult novel but it is clear that the event from The Battle of Jedha and Convergence will play big roles in the story.
In Quest for Planet X, head to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in this action-packed middle-grade adventure set during the High Republic. Discover how even the galaxy’s youngest Pilots and Padawans will play a very big role in the fate of the Republic on the frontier.
The High Republic: Path of Vengence – May 2
Path of Vengence will be the last young adult novel for phase 2 of the High Republic and will feature fortune-seeking explorers, enigmatic followers, and valiant Jedi whose intersecting paths on the planet Dalna will set them on a collision course that will haunt the Republic for centuries to come.
The High Republic: The Edge of Balance: Precedent – May 23
The Edge of Balance: Precedent will be the lone manga for the new Star Wars in 2023. Along with his former Master Ravna and her droid ZZ, Arkoff joins the fight at the Battle of Dalna, and during the struggle, a terrifying threat emerges. Arkoff’s longtime friend, Jedi Knight Azlin, falls victim to an unseen force whose effect on the Jedi is unlike anything previously encountered.
Inquisitor: Rise of the Red – July 18
From the aftermath of Order 66 comes a new group of former Jedi, each with their own reason to serve the Empire under Darth Vader. Among them is Iskat, who survived the destruction of the Jedi Order to claim a new destiny in the Force. Inquisitor: Rise of the Red is written by Delilah S. Dawson and is our pick for the sleeper of all the new Star Wars in 2023.
Untitled Young Adult High Republic Anthology – September 5
While there is no title year, an anthology of young-adult short stories will be published on September 5, 2023. The stories in the anthology will be connected to all three phases of the project, and will be authored by all of the writers involved including Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Lydia Kang, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.
Sana Starros – Feb 1
Likely another sleeper for the new Star Wars in 2023, Sana Starros will be a miniseries by Justina Ireland. Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana Starros returns to her family’s ancestral home for some downtime. But family time is far from relaxing for a scoundrel and her family of ne’er do wells, especially when Stormtroopers crash dinner.
High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror – Feb 22
Written by George Mann, The Nameless Terror will feature a Jedi mission to the planet Dalna suddenly comes under attack by unknown assailants. As the Jedi knights retreat to an ancient structure, it quickly becomes clear that they are far from safe. The possibility of more information on the Nameless Ones is very exciting.
High Republic Adventures: Quest of the Jedi – March 1
On the ancient world of Angcord, the Force works in mysterious ways. When a pair of Jedi arrive on the mysterious world, seeking ancient artifacts of the Force, they quickly find more than they were bargaining for. New worlds, new powers, and new threats make Quest for the Jedi one to look out for with new Star Wars in 2023.
Return of the Jedi – Jabba’s Palace – March 29
Return of the Jedi celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2023 so it is no surprise that the new Star Wars in 2023 includes some of the original trilogy. Jabba’s Palace will be a one-shot canon comic written by Marc Guggenheim and will feature a plot to overthrow Jabba the Hutt. It will be the first in a series of one-shots highlighting Return of the Jedi.
Ongoing Comic Series in 2023
While these series may have released prior to this year, their continuation will surely provide a host of new stories in 2023. The Blade, The High Republic (2022), High Republic Adventures (2022), Star Wars (2020), Hidden Empire, Darth Vader (2020), Doctor Aphra (2020), Bounty Hunters (2020), Han Solo & Chewbacca, Hyperspace Stories, and Yoda will all continue their runs in 2023. We may even see many of these series conclude to give way to even more new Star Wars in 2023.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you are certainly eating well in 2023. Star Wars has proven that it can evolve past the need for a new trilogy. While there are still no new movies on the horizon, the franchise has more than made up for it with a wide variety of content to consume. With Star Wars Celebration 2023 only 3 short months away in London, we can expect confirmations for many of these projects and hopefully even more new Star Wars in 2023.