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D23 2019 Day 1 Recap: Everything Star Wars

D23 Star Wars

With Disney and Marvel both announcing new and exciting updates at this year’s D23 Expo, it’s only fair for there to be Star Wars announcements too. Here’s a recap of Day 1 from Star Wars.

Star Wars Eras Renamed

D23 Star Wars

Once known as the Skywalker Saga, Lucasfilm has now re-christened the epic Star Wars sagas with three new names, one for each era.

  • The Age of Republic:
    • The Phantom Menace, Attack of the ClonesThe Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith
  • The Age of Rebellion:
    • Star Wars RebelsSolo: A Star Wars StoryRogue One: A Star Wars StoryA New HopeThe Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
  • The Age of Resistance:
    • Star Wars ResistanceThe MandalorianThe Force AwakensThe Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker

The Mandalorian

Lucasfilm revealed the first official trailer for Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, which will premiere on Disney+ on November 12. The series has also been green lit for a second season and will include actress Ming-Na Wen (Mulan & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) in a key role.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Premiere Date

The hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was confirmed to release on Disney+. The series’ seventh and final season will premiere on the streaming service in February 2020.

Cassian Andor Series

Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk joined Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, on stage to briefly discuss the Cassian Andor series. The series is confirmed to be a prequel, set prior to Rogue One. Filming is currently underway.

Hello There, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi

At D23, it has now been officially confirmed that Ewan McGregor is, indeed, reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series will follow the Jedi Master’s adventures after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Production will begin some time in 2020.

 

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