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All the Star Wars News from Disney’s D23 Expo

New shows in the Star Wars universe are coming to Disney+

Aug 26, 2019

By: Noah Friscopp

With The Rise of Skywalker finishing off the Skywalker Saga this December, it will be a little while before a new Star Wars adventure in the theaters. However, along with Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ come some more chances to visit a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

What is D23 Expo?

D23 Expo is a huge fan event that Disney puts on every other year to celebrate its library and announce new attractions.

D23 Expo happens every two years and lifts the curtain on all sorts of new Disney announcements for movies, shows and park attractionsD23 Expo happens every two years and lifts the curtain on all sorts of new Disney announcements for movies, shows and park attractions

"The Mandalorian" Trailer

We learned a bit about the first live-action Star Wars series during Star Wars Celebration, and we finally have a trailer. The short but sweet trailer showcases the misadventures of an armored bounty hunter after the events of Return of the Jedi. Writer/director Jon Favreau, who helped kick off the MCU with Iron Man and director of both The Jungle Book and The Lion King. He wanted to make this series feel a lot like the original Star Wars. The dirty look of the planets the Mandalorian finds himself on, and the various alien races he runs into all create a lived in world that feels as real as the galaxy of spaceships and lightsabers can. Instead of starring a Jedi or dashing rogue hero, the Mandalorian stars one man just trying to make his way through a galaxy without law or order. This different look at the universe is incredibly interesting, and the potential that comes from twisting the usual Star Wars stories into something a little bit different should be a great reason to check out the show when it arrives November 12th.

"The Mandalorian" | Official Trailer

 

Obi-Wan Series

Something that many fans have wanted to see is a return of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a movie or series, and now a series is confirmed! Ewan McGregor who played Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith is set to return to play the Jedi Master. The story will happen around the same time as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Showing how Kenobi struggles to survive in the world following Revenge of the Sith where the Jedi Order has been all but destroyed would be prime for some great stories.

Ewan McGregor hasn't played Obi-Wan Kenobi since Revenge of the SithEwan McGregor hasn't played Obi-Wan Kenobi since Revenge of the Sith

Clone Wars Returns in February

The long-awaited conclusion to the animated series has a confirmed release date of February of next year. The eighth season is going to both tie up the story of the whole show, lead into Revenge of the Sith, and open the doors for new adventures for characters like Ahsoka Tano. It will no doubt be an emotional final ride for fans of the series, but the show deserves a worthy ending. 

The last season will wrap up the story during the Siege of MandaloreThe last season will wrap up the story during the Siege of Mandalore

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

If you have ever wanted to spend two days in space, you (virtually) can. This is an immersive hotel experience where you and your family can hop aboard a starship called the Halcyon. While onboard the ship, there is tons to do just like on a real cruise ship like helping pilot and watch the stars fly by out the windows. The crew is made up of aliens and droids alike, but also expect a visit from The First Order. 

Concept art of the Halcyon starshipConcept art of the Halcyon starship

The Halcyon is a virtual spaceship hotel/cruise shipThe Halcyon is a virtual spaceship hotel/cruise ship

New Rise of Skywalker Trailer

A new trailer for Episode 9 was released showing a bit of the history of the series as well as some new bits from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Is Rey being pulled to the dark side?

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker | D23 Special Look

 

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What do you think? What kind of Star Wars series would you like to see? Let us know below!