December 1, 2023

The Star Wars universe has grown quickly in recent times. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio has made 5 films, 5 live-action TV exhibits, and lots of animated originals, with extra to return. Past the entire fictional content material, Disney and Lucasfilm have additionally launched quite a lot of compelling documentaries that go behind the scenes of Star Wars, all of that are streaming on Disney+. Beneath, we’ll share a few of our favorites.

Gentle & Magic (2022)

The scope of the six-part Disney+ docuseries Gentle & Magic expands past Star Wars, but it surely’s a must-watch for followers of something Industrial Gentle & Magic (ILM) has ever touched, from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Harry Potter and the MCU.

Right here’s Disney’s synopsis: “Granted unparalleled entry, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan takes viewers on an journey behind the curtains of Industrial Gentle & Magic, the particular visible results, animation and digital manufacturing division of Lucasfilm.”

Disney Gallery (2020-2023)

For each season of The Mandalorian, Disney has launched a documentary sequence known as Disney Gallery, as every episode “explores a distinct side of the live-action Star Wars sequence by means of interviews with solid, crew, and behind-the-scenes footage.”

There have been three seasons thus far, in addition to an episode for The Guide of Boba Fett.

Empire of Goals: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)

This two-and-a-half-hour documentary takes you thru the complete journey of the unique Star Wars trilogy, all the best way from the writing of the very earliest scripts to the theatrical debuts of the record-breaking films. Should you’re searching for a extra Star Wars-focused documentary after Gentle & Magic, this may be your finest guess on Disney+.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return (2022)

Many fan-favorite characters have returned to a galaxy far, far-off since Disney took over, however among the many most stunning was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. In truth, McGregor starred in his personal live-action sequence on Disney+ in 2022, and to have fun the event, Disney launched a documentary to discover his return alongside Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Fairly a thrill for all of you prequel trilogy apologists.

Underneath the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett (2021)

Regardless of solely having 4 traces of dialogue and fewer than seven minutes of display time within the unique trilogy, Boba Fett instantly grew to become one of the recognizable Star Wars villains because of his iconic armor and his distinctive ship. This documentary explores his lasting legacy, previous to his return in his personal unique sequence, The Guide of Boba Fett.