Disney to Showcase Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Probably Rogue One at this Year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim!

d23expoThat’s right, exactly 4 months after Celebration, Star Wars will be back in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. Disney officially announced that on August 15, they will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm…



For the people who are not familiar with this event, the D23 was introduced on March 10, 2009 by Robert Iger during the company’s annual meeting in Oakland, California. The name D23 refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923, the year when Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood and the company was founded. The goal of D23 is to communicate with Disney fans by “placing them in the middle of the magic.” (wiki)



Here’s the official press release (via D23.com):


D23 is happy to announce the lineup of the Expo’s most highly anticipated presentations, taking place August 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday, August 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Disney Animation and Pixar.


On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. On Saturday, live-action titles such as Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Jungle Book and films from Marvel and Lucasfilm, along with some very special guests, take center stage. Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks Chairman Bob Chapek.


To showcase these Expo favorites, Disney is creating “Hall D23,” a new 7,500-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center, so that more guests than ever can see the presentations live and in person.


Rogue One


The preview of The Force Awakens during the event is really a no-brainer. The real question is, will they screen new footage. My guess is that they probably will.


It’s more interesting to see if they will also show something about the first Anthology movie – Rogue One. The reason I believe they will give more details about the movie is, because the D23 event is just 2 weeks after Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation hits theaters. As you probably remember a deal was made between Disney and Paramount, in which Disney agrees to keep mum about Rogue One until Rogue Nation is released (July 31). Which means that Disney can start promoting their movie starting from August, exactly when the D23 event takes place. 😉


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21 thoughts on “Disney to Showcase Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Probably Rogue One at this Year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim!

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Shyte me bowels just moved!!!

    • May 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Chest, guts and bowels here! <xD

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I hope we get to see the second spinoff movie too and more video game footage

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Good time to be living in the same state as Disney and Lucasfilm Headquarters. Can’t wait for another great event!

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    First Teaser…

    4 months…

    Second Teaser…

    4 months…


    4 months…


  • May 8, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    as long as we get new teasers/trailers or whatever, this is good
    if not, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Goddamit. I wish I hadn’t already bought Comic-Con badges. If I had known Lucasfilm would be skipping SDCC this year in favor of D23, I would have totally bought D23 passes instead. Fuck me. I don’t even want to go to SDCC anymore…and I can’t even re-sell my badges!

    • May 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Hey what days are u going to SDCC? You used to be able to resell them. Do they check the id at the door now? I haven’t been in 3 years because it’s so hard to get them and really wanna go. How much would you sell for

      • May 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

        Unfortunately, SDCC badges are absolutely non-transferrable (unresellable) and non-refundable. It’s such bullshit the way SDCC ticketing works these days. I’m going Friday and Saturday, btw.

        • May 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm

          ok. yea i know i hate it. i live pretty close to it so i probably will just go down and walk around downtown gaslamp and check out the stuff outside like always lol friday and saturday are the best days. have fun haha

  • May 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Do you think The Force Awakens will be at Comic Con 2015 this july?

    • May 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      i really hope so that way we can get something in july and august. im sure it will be they have everything else there.

      • May 9, 2015 at 4:00 am

        Marvel isn’t showing anything this year. That is why they will have a presence at D23. I assume that is the same story for Lucasfilm. It is more appealing for Disney to have their own convention where they are the focus and they can plan everything out much better rather than catering to other properties and studios. I don’t blame them. And if they are showing Star Wars content at D23 then they’ll definitely hold off at comic-con. They want all eyes on their own convention.

  • May 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Honestly, the second teaser was done so well, I wonder how they can top it.

    • May 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Good point. IMO, the best marketing ploy would be to leave it at teaser#2 and let the fans create the buzz among themselves (not over do the marketing like they did for Dark Knight Rises). In this case little is more as Star Wars can marketing itself.

      • May 8, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        Regardless how good the teasers where, there will most likely be another trailer. Without releasing any new “hype video footage” casual fans and moviegoers will forget about it. They look to entice everyone to see the movie; Not just hardcover fans that check this site everyday. 🙂

      • May 9, 2015 at 2:18 am

        I know how they can … we’ve heard it from LUKE himself… now for a teaser from the perspective of either the FIRST ORDER or from the DARKSIDERS!!!

  • May 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Oh man if the trailer comes out in 4 months that would be perfect!

  • May 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Four months seems so far away!! 🙂

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Don’t forget they might mention info on star wars land sat afternoon.

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