Disney’s famous fan expo, D23, is just around the corner and the company is already giving us a preview of what’s in store. The event is always a highlight in the calendar of every Disney fan and this year is no exception.
Friday August 23rd
Taking place between August 23rd and August 25th, we have all the latest on what to expect from the Film and TV side of the presentations.
The first day of D23 is always really special and that’s especially true for this year’s instalment. On Friday Disney is kicking events off with their usual presentation, where legends are honoured for their contributions to the company. The afternoon is when things really get interesting though.
The house of mouse is rolling out another look at their streaming platform, Disney+ for fans to experience. In their official preview, Disney have said that they will show content from brand new programming and films, including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Expect there to be some trailers appearing online at the very least, as we know that The Mandalorian has one edited together already!
There will also likely be a look at some of the non-fiction content that will be on offer that are sure to delight fans at D23. We can only hope that we get a peek at the Imagineering documentary!
Saturday August 24th
The second day of the event is the biggest for movie fans! The expo will be taking a look at all of the major studios and what they have in store. This includes: Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, PIXAR, Marvel Studios and LucasFilm.
Walt Disney Studios will be resetting by the time we get to the event. By August Aladdin would have been in cinemas for a while and The Lion King would have already been released. We’ll probably get to have a look at brand new content like Mulan, Jungle Cruise, Artemis Fowl and of course Maleficent. We bet we’ll even see a trailer for the Chinese fairy tale.
Over at Walt Disney Animation Studios there’s also a lot happening. Frozen 2 will be at the top of the priority list, with another trailer inbound. There’s also quite a few release dates that have untitled Disney animated films linked to them, so we may be getting confirmation on some of those; whether they are original productions or sequels to hits like Zootopia.
PIXAR is in a similar position. Everyone is eager to learn more about their next offering, Onward. Past that though is anyone’s guess and we’ll hopefully get to hear more about their future lineup, or maybe even some of the programming they’ve got coming to Disney+ like their Monsters Inc series.
Marvel Studios is at a real turning point in their history. With Phase 3 over after Spider-Man: Far From Home and lots of plans for what’s to come, be sure to stay tuned for huge announcements. We’ll get to hear more about upcoming projects like Black Widow, Shang-Chi and The Eternals and we’ll hopefully get a look at something we’ve never even heard about! On top of that, expect for Disney+ talk in regards to series like WandaVision and Loki.
We couldn’t forget about LucasFilm which is gearing up for another huge release. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the final part of the newest trilogy and we barely know anything about it. We’re sure we’ll get to see the cast again and perhaps be able to view another trailer for the blockbuster. On top of that maybe there’s some teases as to what’s in store for the future in both film and TV! Here’s hoping we get even more Clone Wars related content.
So there we have it, a complete run down of all the movie and TV news we’re expecting to hear from D23. We have no confirmation yet on if we’ll be getting anything related to FOX, but Disney may be saving that for Comic Con, or will feed it into other presentations such as Marvel’s.
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