My friend, Mike Messina, and I were talking on our Star Wars podcast, From a Certain Point of View, this past weekend, and we got into a discussion of what we think we can expect to see from Star Wars (namely Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One) at the D23 Expo this August 14-16th.
There are a lot of possibilities. A few things that we can confirm will be there are:
- The launch of an “exclusive collection” of Star Wars products by the Disney Store on August 14th.
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From D23.com, “The collection will feature apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the Star Wars Elite Series, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The action figures will be sold individually at Disney Store locations beginning later this year; however, D23 EXPO attendees have the opportunity to purchase the full set of Star Wars Elite Series action figures, which includes D23 EXPO-exclusive versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.”
- Some sort of footage or special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens on August 15th in Hall D23.
- A look at Disney Infinity 3.0 (which will include Star Wars characters and worlds) and Star Wars: Battlefront on August 16th, which will be featured at Disney Interactive’s Hall D23 Presentation and in the Expo Pavilion.
That’s all that’s been confirmed by Disney, so far. There were also rumblings that Disney would unveil plans for Star Wars additions to the Disney parks, as well as, possibly, footage or some sort of new information on Star Wars: Rogue One, the first Star Wars Anthology film.
That leaves us with a lot of room for speculation, especially with regard to what will be shown at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens portion of the Hall D23 panel, and what may be shown of Rogue One. That’s where Mike and I’s discussion comes in.
Here is a list of things that we think could happen on August 15th during the live-action feature film portion of D23…
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