Disney Is Turning Star Wars Into The Next Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Jon Favreau is boosting the Star Wars franchise with more crossover stories, making the universe more akin to the MCU.

By Melissa Murphy | Updated

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe spans a plethora of movies, television series, short films, digital series, and comic books. This intricate web allows for a multi-dimensional story involving multiple main characters and timelines creating an immersive universe for fans to get lost in. Recent Stars Wars news, according to ScreenRant, reveals that showrunner Jon Favreau is getting ready to release a Star Wars crossover that could launch the franchise everyone, including Hollywood megastar Pedro Pascal, loves into the beginning of its own cinematic universe. 

While fans anxiously await news on the upcoming season of The Mandalorian, showrunner Jon Favreau released word on the series and teased the possibility of an upcoming crossover. The Mandalorian takes place after the events of the 1983 installment Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.  Fans can now expect a few new series centered around the same time period. 

Multiple characters from The Mandalorian have already begun branching out into their own installments in Star War crossover form. The Book of Boba Fett centers around Boba Fett, Din Djarin, Grogu, and more franchise characters. Ahsoka Tano is getting her own series, Ahsoka, which is set to take place in the same timeframe as The Mandalorian. 

Both Boba Fett and Ashoka Tano were reintroduced in The Mandalorian’s second season before getting their own spinoff shows. Many are led to believe that the newest Star Wars crossover could lie in the hand of Grand Admiral Thrawn. The character has appeared in a few non-canon works and novel trilogies. 

Admiral Thrawn can also be seen in the 2016 series Star Wars Rebels serving as a high-ranking officer for the Empire. The Admiral is known for his cunning tactical skills. The Star Wars crossover series takes place about 10 years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and follows the Galactic Empire as they attempt to hunt down the last of the Jedi. 

A recent mention of Grand Admiral Thrawn by Ashoka in The Mandalorian Season 3 led some to speculate that he could be a character returning for a Star Wars crossover. When writing the upcoming fourth season, Jon Favreau mentioned he kept both Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew in mind, hinting at the fact that these upcoming shows are likely to tie together. 

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With The Mandalorian’s third season set to air on March 1, fans will have to wait a while longer before they can see what’s coming for the series. The potential Star Wars crossover is still a long time away with both Ashoka and Skeleton Crew scheduled to be released later in 2023, with no word yet on an exact timeline. 

For now, fans can look forward to The Mandalorian Season 3 and the return of the show’s star-studded lineup that has captivated audiences since its first release in 2019. Luckily for loyal viewers, showrunner Jon Favreau recently announced that the fourth season has already been completed, leaving some to wonder if we can expect it to release shortly after the third season, and even possibly set up more Star Wars crossover possibilities. 

The Star Wars franchise has been inspiring viewers for decades, fans now have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year with the slated release of multiple series or crossover potentials set around the same time period. For now, the future of the Star Wars universe looks bright.