After the meager amount of Star Wars new released at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year (mainly the reveal of the new Sith Trooper), fans were primed the main event. No, not Star Wars Celebration. That’s already come and gone and all news from that has already become old. I’m talking about the ultimate Disney event — the biennial D23 Fan Expo.
Follow us and we’ll guide your ship through the Kessel run to the prize that is a pile of D23 news from the weekend’s festivities.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
More information was released about the upcoming Walt Disney World Star Wars hotel, dubbed the Galactic Starcruiser. The hotel will be a 3-day, 2-night excursion aboard the Halcyon, which operates as a member of the Chandrila Star Line. This will be a completely immersive experience for all that attend with port calls at the planet of Batuu.
DJ Rex’s Playlist
The music from Galaxy’s Edge has been officially released with a playlist on Apple Music and Spotify dubbed Oga’s Cantina: R3X’s Playlist #1. You can stream the music or purchase a copy for enjoying whenever you’re off on your own galactic mission.
Besides just being given the new poster for the upcoming Disney+ show The Mandalorian, fans were also presented with the first official trailer to be released. The Mandalorian is one of the launch shows for Disney+ being released on November 12th.
At long last we have been treated with something that feels like it has been spoke of in whispered rumors since Episode III left theaters, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The series, one of three live-action Star Wars series coming to the Disney+ streaming service, will follow our favorite desert hermit on the planet of Tatooine, set approximately 8 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars returns once again! The final episodes are set to make debut on Disney+ in February of 2020.
Cassian Andor Series
We also learned a bit more about the 4th Star Wars series to be coming to Disney+, the upcoming Cassian-K2SO buddy show. There’s not much news on the show, but Alan Tudyk did say his own title for the series was: “Kay-Too Fast, Kay-Too Furious: A Cassian Andor Story.”
Vader Immortal – Episode II
Released on the Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal is a VR experience where you get to meet Darth Vader over his planet of Mustafar. Episode I in the game runs about 45 minutes in length and is an immersive experience into the world of Star Wars. Episode II of the series continues the story in which you receive your training in the Dark Side of The Force from the Dark Lord himself. Episode II is set to be released later this year.
The Rise of Skywalker
And last, but certainly not least, we received lots of information on the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The final movie in the Skywalker saga has fans eager to see how everything will play out between Rey, Kylo Ren, The Resistance and the sinister First Order. New details for the movie included the new theatrical poster and footage shown at the end of the panel in which Rey is seen briefly wielding a double-bladed lightsaber à la Darth Maul.
We also got look at another new First Order trooper from The Rise of Skywalker, along with the previously announced Sith Trooper, we now have the Jet Trooper. The Jet Trooper is a unique new design the pays homage to the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art, as well as the Death Trooper first seen in Rogue One.
And although fans at home were chagrined to learn they weren’t going to release this footage, Disney then decided to let everyone in on the fun Monday morning by publicly releasing it. A final cherry on the top of a very densely packed D23 for Star Wars fans.
And on top of everything we were gifted with this glorious image of all of the movies and TV series in chronological order. Based on this image it appears that The Rise of Skywalker will only be a year or so after the end of The Last Jedi.
Be sure to stick with us as we cover the upcoming release of The Mandalorian and everything Star Wars! The months ahead are sure to be an exciting time for Star Wars fans everywhere.
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