This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is rapidly approaching and fans all over the world (whether we’re attending or not) are getting excited to see what the exhibitors have up their sleeves. We already know that things like ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, various Warner Bros shows, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘Godzilla’ and all the biggest names in comics are going to be involved at the con, but there’s one franchise that won’t be: ‘Star Wars’.
While Disney looks to be pulling out all the stops with Marvel, it seems that their other new recent acquisition will be sitting on the bench at this year’s SDCC despite plenty of hype being generated by the new trilogy beginning with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ from J.J. Abrams. However, that doesn’t mean that the galaxy far, far away will be absent from this summer.
Apparently, the House of Mouse is planning for the Lucasfilm property to have a huge presence at their own con, the D23 Expo, which takes place from August 9-11 in Anaheim. Here’s what the company has planned so far:
Star Wars at D23 Expo! – For the first time at the D23 Expo, Star Wars fans can have access to experiences created for them by Lucasfilm and Disney. Darth Vader: The Evolution of a Villain, located in the DCP pavilion, showcases the development of the iconic villain from early concepts to striking realization. Crash Course in the Force: Star Wars Saga 101, presented by Lucasfilm’s resident authority Pablo Hidalgo in Stage 23, will give Star Wars newbies and experts alike a thorough grounding in all matters of the Force and the Star Wars legacy.
Besides all that, there are also rumors circulating that this convention is when we’ll finally hear the official confirmation of original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher making their return for the upcoming trilogy. After all that “will-they-won’t-they” drama, now we might actually get a straight answer.
Judging by the line-up, it appears that they might be focusing on the live-action side of things, so we may not hear more about ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ or ‘Star Wars: Detours’ just yet. Then again, who really knows? It’s all a surprise to us regular folk for now.
What do you think of Disney seriously touting ‘Star Wars’ at D23 over SDCC this year? Are you a bit disappointed that Lucasfilm won’t be taking the stage in Hall H just yet? Or are you now making plans to head to Anaheim in August? Let us know in the comments below.