Disney's New Star Wars Shows Still Can't Abandon Skywalker Timeline

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There is little doubt that fans are already hyped up about the new Star Wars shows that are coming to Disney+. After all, the success of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 and The Mandalorian have confirmed that the franchise's best content is currently on the streaming service. But will Star Wars eventually find a way to leave the Skywalker timeline and explore a universe that seems obsessed with what happened between the prequel and sequel trilogies?

It was previously reported that Disney is already developing several new Star Wars shows that could be spin-offs of The Mandalorian. One series that has already been confirmed is The Bad Batch, which will focus on Clone Force 99 who were first introduced in the first few episodes of The Clone Wars Season 7. In addition to that, there's the Obi-Wan Kenobi show that will bring back Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master.

These are all awesome ideas that could give fans exactly what they are looking for. On the other hand, it looks like the shows are still revolving around the Skywalker timeline and simply answering questions that the films have not answered. While it's great to have some nostalgia, will we ever learn more about the rest of the Star Wars Universe?

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The current plans are certainly part of a formula that has worked for Star Wars for years. With that in mind, it is understandable why Lucasfilm is slowly inching away from this timeline with one particular project. The High Republic books and comics might be a great way to finally look back into the past and meet characters who have never heard of Luke Skywalker. While it's an exciting idea, the studios might still be wary of pursuing films and shows set 200 years before the birth of Anakin Skywalker but at least, it's a start.

Do you think it's time for Star Wars to leave the Skywalker timeline behind? Sound off in the comments below.

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