The Walt Disney Company is beginning the celebration of their 100th anniversary later this year at the annual D23 Expo, which is where Disney shows off upcoming projects and plenty more to fans. And it’s now confirmed that Lucasfilm will have a presence, like was expected.
Disney announced the schedule for D23, which takes place September 9-11 this year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, and included in the schedule is a feature panel on from Marvel and Lucasfilm. The two studios are joining forces for a panel on Saturday, September 10, to highlight upcoming projects. Here’s the press release about the event:
Filmmakers, celebrity talent, and surprise guests will join representatives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, among others, onstage in Hall D23 at 10 a.m. to showcase theatrical and Disney+ titles. Going behind the scenes of these studios’ highly anticipated films, specials, and series, attendees will see exclusive footage and be among the first to learn what else is in the works.
The fact that this will be happening alongside Marvel and others should temper our expectations a bit on how much Star Wars to expect, as in settings like these Marvel tends to dominate (meaning that they don’t exactly have the same promotional approach as Lucasfilm does). But Lucasfilm will be there, and I’m wondering if this might be the time we get our first teaser for Indiana Jones 5? It will still be more than ten months prior to the film’s release, but a teaser of sorts isn’t out of the question, especially since it’ll likely be Lucasfilm’s big theatrical push. But there are plenty of shows to highlight as well (like The Mandalorian, surely), and maybe – just maybe – we’ll get an update on the future of Star Wars movies as well.
There will surely be some exciting announcements from Star Wars and Lucasfilm at D23, but we’ll have to wait and see what exactly they decide to highlight. It’s awesome that there’s so much to choose from, and I’m personally hoping that we get clarity as to the future of Star Wars movies.