Here’s the latest from: Star Wars – The Direct
It’s been three months since Star Wars Celebration, the last time fans received any major updates for the future of the galaxy far, far away. Since then, Obi-Wan Kenobi completed its limited run on Disney+, and Lucasfilm has turned its focus to its next streaming series, Andor, due in late September.
But the highly-anticipated show won’t be the only thing diehards have to look forward to. In fact, it’s just the beginning.
Disney will be holding the bi-annual D23 Expo convention in two weeks, which promises to bring a slew of information on upcoming Star Wars films, shows, and video games. But directly before the big weekend will be Disney+ Day on September 8, an event commemorating the streaming platform with exclusive reveals and special looks at titles in various stages of development.
Lucasfilm has already announced that Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi Returns – a documentary following the behind-the-scenes process of the latest Star Wars series – will launch on the day. The company has teased special surprises to come throughout the day, a sign that the first wave of Star Wars news in months should precede the larger festivities at D23.
Important to bear in mind is that similar promises were made for the highly hyped event last year, and it wound up being a colossal embarrassment for Lucasfilm. Assuming they’ve learned their lesson from the infamous Disney- Day 2021, Star Wars fans have reason to be excited for the date marked on the Mouse’s calendar.
Any major announcements for new Disney+ shows are likely being reserved for the Hall D23 Presentation, which unfortunately won’t be live-streamed for those at home. Below are five Star Wars streaming projects fans can realistically look to Disney+ Day for updates and release windows….