Boba Fett is leading a number of Star Wars projects that fans can look forward to in 2022. Star Wars adds to the canon in 2022 in major ways, including the addition of misfit stormtroopers, a bunch of Mandalorians, and the return of The Chosen One.
Here’s a breakdown of all the streaming shows, video games, novels, comics and theme park attractions to look forward to. Grab your quadnoculars, and look straight into the binary sunset.
The Book of Boba Fett (December 29).
Are you ready for new Boba Fett adventures? We are, too, kid! So it’s probably a good thing that the Book of Boba Fett is first on deck to kick off the new year.
Premiering on December 29th, the 7-episode season will follow Boba Fett as he flexes some muscle in the Outer Rim while taking over the remnants of Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire. Boba Fett returned to The Mandalorian: Series 2, years after he was defeated by a huge hole in the ground. But he’s back in action, he’s got his armor back and he’s making up for lost time. He will he become a more effective crime boss than he was as a bounty hunter. We will soon discover.
Andor (Summer 2022)
Every Upcoming Star Wars Movie & TV Show
While Book of Boba Fett fills in the space between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Disney Plus’ Andor series goes in the other direction. Andor is set before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and follows the adventures Captain Cassian Andor with his snarky droid companion K-2SO. The series will provide more information about Cassian’s life as a Rebel spy before he was killed on Scarif. Although there is no release date, we can expect a release window in the late summer, much like Ms. Marvel.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, TBA 2022
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Concept Art
Yes, General Kenobi. This will be the big one in 2022. The Kenobi series will catch us up with everyone’s favorite desert hermit as he watches a young Luke Skywalker grow up on Tatooine. Based on what we know, Obi-Wan will be heading back into the galaxy to reunite with Darth Vader.
The first glimpse of this movie is highly anticipated by many fans. Although there is no trailer yet for Kenobi it is expected to be available on Disney+ in 2022. So far, we’ve seen some concept art and a sizzle reel teasing the rematch between Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader. Here’s where the real fun begins.
The Mandalorian Season 3 (TBA 2022).
Did you know that Din Djarin, now the Darksaber’s wielder, is also the ruler over all Mandalore? Now he’s going to have to find a way to give the thing to Bo-Katan or he’ll wind up leading her quest to re-take Mandalore from the Empire. Grogu and his Jedi training are also on the horizon. The Mandalorian Season 3 is not yet available, but it’s expected to be released in late 2022.
The Bad Batch: Season 2 (TBA 202022)
Experimental Clone Force 99 found themselves on the Empire’s naughty list in The Bad Batch: Season 1. A sequel campaign has been confirmed for 2022. Hunter, Echo and Crosshair will continue fighting for survival in the newly formed Galactic Empire. Plus, will we see more into the Emperor’s cloning operation now that Kamino is no longer in business?
New Star Wars Video Games
Perhaps a Jedi Fallen Order 2nd sequel or a Knights of the New Republic 3rd remake are on the horizon. But the biggest Star Wars game you can expect in 2022? LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This one was delayed twice, but is now expected to be released in the spring. This LEGO Star Wars adventure will show you how to retell all nine Skywalker Saga movies. But here’s the thing: you can do them in any order you wish.
Of course, we all know the High Republic adventure Star Wars: Eclipse is somewhere on the horizon, but Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game has no set release date and almost assuredly won’t be out until 2023 or later.
Star Wars Books and Comics
The High Republic is also mentioned. ‘bout some BOOKS? Lucasfilm Publishing kicks off the second wave of High Republic stories starting in January, with the release of Claudia Gray’s The High Republic, The Fallen Star.
Marvel Comics’ line of Star Wars comics ended in 2021 with the conclusion of the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover. That story revealed just how difficult a time Boba Fett had in bringing Han Solo’s carbonite-frozen body to Jabba’s palace, especially with Han’s ex-girlfriend Qi’ra and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate on Fett’s tail.
Marvel will kick off the new year by releasing Crimson Reign, a sequel to its original comic. This new storyline will again focus on Qi’ra, as well as some major sequel-era characters like Ochi of Bestoon and Ren. Can Qi’ra consolidate her grip on the criminal underworld while Darth Vader hunts her down? We don’t like her chances, but as some scoundrel used to say, never tell her the odds.
Star Wars: Crimson Reign Comic covers
Marvel’s High Republic comic will also continue in 2022, alongside Del Rey’s various High Republic novels. Marvel’s solicitations for February 2022 tease a major turning point for the monthly High Republic series, as the entire crossover reaches the end of its first major phase.
We don’t know if Marvel will debut any new Star Wars comics series in 2022, but it’s likely to be a big year for ongoing titles like Star Wars and Darth Vader. Return of the Jedi turns 40 in 2023, so we’re guessing Marvel is building toward a new lineup of comics set after the original trilogy. This means that we might see the Star Wars books from Episode V at the end reach their major conclusions.
Dark Horse Comics will publish Star Wars comics again in 2022, for the first time since 2015. It also carries new Star Wars titles that are available to all ages starting in the spring.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
And of last but not least, there’s the Disney theme park attractions. Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019 and now you can even visit in VR using the Oculus Quest, but the real exciting development coming up? In Orlando Florida, the 2-night Galactic Cruiser immersive hotel experience will be opening in March 2022.
You can find more information about the new year at Marvel 2022 or DC 2022.