The Future Of Star Wars Discussion: The Comic Years Podcast
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The Comic Years Podcast: What Is The Future Of Star Wars?

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BY February 25, 2021

Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises and fandoms in the world. And with the Disney Investor’s Day announcements of even more Star Wars content on its way, it’s a very exciting time for fans. A new generation of Star Wars is being ushered in with a new connected universe across multiple mediums. The ending of The Mandalorian season 2, which ended with that massive appearance of a legacy Star Wars character, is causing even more waves within the franchise. So I get together with Comic Years’ managing editor Joshua M. Patton, and our book editor, Emily O’Donnell, to discuss the future of Star Wars. Check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast for this Star Wars heavy discussion. 

The Future Of Star Wars Discussed And Theorized

Future of Star Wars Mando. Image via Disney

There’s quite a few Star Wars series on their way on Disney Plus. As confirmed by the Disney investor’s meeting, fans won’t have to wait decades for a new story set in the popular franchise. They are also going to intersect more with each other, all taking place around the same time. With the massive success of The Mandalorian, Star Wars is going to become even more of a pop culture dynamo, with the series, books, comics, and, of course, films. So we discuss the new projects, especially those we’re most looking forward to, along with where the stories of this new stories might take us. 

Where Can The Franchise Go From Here?

In many ways, this expansion of the Star Wars universe is like the ‘Marvelization’ of the Star Wars franchise. Especially with the ideas of a shared universe, multiple series, and the brain trust of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni ushering in this new era. So Emily discusses how the Star Wars Expanded Universe of books did a shared universe concept even before the MCU. Joshua brings up how the new fan service factors into this new universe. Not to mention discussing how the Old Republic may factor into the new High Republic era of novels introduced. We also talk about how the events of the Book Of Boba Fett might have material from the first-ever live-action series planned from decades ago. 

You can listen to the episode directly on the browser at the top of this post. Or use any one of the major podcasting platforms like Apple Podcasts and others. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a rating and your review.

Let us know where you think the future of Star Wars is going on our social media channels.

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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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