Recap of Star Wars Announcements from the 2019 D23 Expo. In case you missed it, this weekend was the biggest celebration of all things Disney. From Television and Film, to the Disney Parks, fans from all around the world were some of the first to hear the latest and greatest news by Disney.
This recap is for all things Star Wars revealed at the celebration, including a sneak peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Enjoy!
Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+ Series
Disney CONFIRMED Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an exclusive Untitled Disney+ Star Wars Series! No other information regarding the series was revealed, but be sure to check back at Chip & Co. for updates.
New Trailer and Surprise Cast Member Reveal for Star Wars: The Mandalorian
For Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian,” executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni joined series stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito, along with Taika Waititi, who brings the droid IG-11 to life, to premiere the teaser trailer for the first Star Wars live-action series. Earlier in the day at the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, announced that new Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen will join the cast of the series. Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, “The Mandalorian” follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Watch the trailer here.
During the Disney Legends Awards Induction Ceremony, Disney CEO Bob Iger, revealed that new Disney Legend, Ming-Na Wen has a role in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Ming-Na’s role has not been announced and remains a mystery. Check back here at Chip & Co. for any updates.
New Season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Coming to Disney+
Kathleen Kennedy announced that the highly anticipated new season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will stream on Disney+ in February 2020. The Emmy® award-winning animated series will be returning with twelve all-new episodes and will mark the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.
Untitled Star Wars Series About Rogue One Characters Coming to Disney+
Stars Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk joined Kathleen Kennedy to introduce the audience to the second Lucasfilm live-action series for Disney+, which is now in development. Both actors are reprising their roles from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and the stories follow Cassian Andor’s adventures as a rebel spy during the formative years of the Rebellion, before the events of “A New Hope.”
New Sneak Peek of Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was written by J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20. Check out the Special Look from the 2019 D23 Expo!
We are so excited for all the new Star Wars content coming soon. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Star Wars!
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