As part of the celebration of all things House of Mouse, there will be a Disney+ panel on Friday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Hall D23. The panel promises a first look at some of the streaming service’s upcomign original content, including The Mandalorian. According to official Lucasfilm announcement on the Star Wars blog, the on-stage presentation will include Jon Favreau (executive producer), Davie Filoni (writer/director), and other “special guests” as they offer “a glimpse at the titular bounty hunter and his travels to the outer reaches of the galaxy far, far away.”
Disney pulled back the curtain on The Mandalorian earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration Chicago and while some of the footage and concept art eventually leaked online, much of what was shown has been kept a mystery. It’s unclear if anything shown for The Mandalorian at D23 Expo will also be released online for those at home. But with the show slated to premiere with the launch of Disney+ in November, it shouldn’t be long before Disney starts its marketing push.
In addition to The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm promises “a galaxy of other adventures” at D23 as well, including a Lucasfilm pavilion with a special exhibit showcasing the evolution of stormtrooper designs (including the new Sith trooper from The Rise of Skywalker).
Through an up-close examination of several screen-used costumes from throughout the Star Wars saga, fans will have the rare opportunity to study the unique styles and carefully crafted details utilized to make each generation of stormtroopers distinct.
D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 23-25, 2019.