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New rumors suggest that Star Wars could get its own What If...? series in the near future. According to Hollywood insider DanielRPK, Lucasfilm and Disney are reportedly actively developing a What If...? show for the Star Wars franchise. As of now, there are no other details on this potential new series, but if the rumors are true, it would likely be animated, just as the MCU’s What If...? series is. This would also follow in the footsteps of the popular Star Wars animated shows The Clone Wars, Rebels, Star Wars Visions, and more.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe was the first major franchise to debut a show of this kind, as What If…? has had two seasons on Disney+, the latest of which premiered over this past holiday season. Stories told across these two seasons included alternate timelines in which T’Challa took the place of Peter Quill/Star Lord, the Marvel heroes turning into zombies, Peggy Carter taking the super serum instead of Steve Rogers, and more. Just as Marvel Studios’ What If…? became an interesting and unique part of the franchise’s slate over the couple of few years, Lucasfilm are rumored to be intent on replicating that success with an alternate universe animated series of their own.
Lucasfilm have yet to confirm a Star Wars series in the style of What If...?, but if these rumors are true, it would only be a matter of time before the show is officially announced. The studio has recently clarified their upcoming slate, though, confirming that Daisy Ridley’s Star Warsmovie, along with a Dawn of the Jedi film and Dave Filoni’s Mandalorian-universe crossover are all still in development. Daisy Ridley recently spoke about coming back to a galaxy far, far away, saying that the script is “a really fantastic exploration of the Star Wars world,” before adding that Lucasfilm have found “a really cool way of taking the story on in a bit of a different direction."
Lucasfilm also added a new movie to their slate, titled The Mandalorian and Grogu. The story will center on Din Djarin and his adoptive son Din Grogu, and is rumored to take the place of a fourth season of The Mandalorian.