Here’s What Fans Learned About Upcoming Star Wars Shows and Movies From the D23 Expo
May the force be with Disney Plus. Thanks to Disney’s D23 Expo, Star Wars fans got a closer look at upcoming television shows and movies. That includes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, where a clip revealed Rey’s potential turn to the dark side. Which Star Wars television shows are still in the works? Which series’ will premiere on Disney Plus? Here’s what we know.
Ewan Mcgregor is playing Obi-Wan Kenobi on one of Disney Plus’ Star Wars series’
We have a good feeling about this. After some speculation and much wishful thinking from fans, Disney announced that Ewan Mcgregor would reprise his role as Ob-Wan Kenobi for the character’s series. There is no official premiere date for this series. However, it is set to premiere exclusively on Disney’s streaming service, entitled Disney Plus. Reportedly, the script is already written, the movie is on the Star Wars timeline, and production begins in 2020.
The trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ premiered at the D23 Expo
One of Disney’s most anticipated series’, The Mandalorian, is set to premiere on Disney Plus on Nov. 12, 2019. This television show, written and directed by Jon Favreau, is exclusive to Disney’s streaming platform and is the first non-animated Star Wars series. Thanks to the D23 Expo, fans saw the trailer for this upcoming series. Within a few hours, it was trending on YouTube, some saying that it looks too dark to be a Disney show.
Star Wars’ ‘The Clone Wars’ is coming back with one final season
The force is strong with these fighters. Disney’s animated Star Wars series is back and fans are already excited. During the D23 Expo, Disney announced The Clone Wars’ seventh and final season will premiere on Disney Plus during February 2020.
Additionally, there will be another series detailing the characters of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. However, there is no premiere date set for this series.
Rey might turn to the dark side during ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’
Perhaps the most exciting piece of information Disney shared at their Expo was about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The studio played a clip of the film, in which Rey holds a double-edged red lightsaber. When news broke that Rey might turn to the dark side, fans went crazy online.
To be fair, there a few different theories floating around about dark side-Rey. Some think that this scene is a part of Kylo’s vision from The Last Jedi, in which Rey is “the one to turn.” Others believe this will be a scene similar to the one in Empire Strikes Back, where Luke thinks he’s fighting Darth Vader, but he’s fighting himself. Another theory is that Rey is related to Emporer Palpatine. Fans will just have to wait until December to find out the truth.
The Walt Disney Company launches their streaming service, Disney Plus, on Nov. 12, 2019. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in the United States on Dec. 20, 2019.