Disney and Lucasfilm will be touting the Star Wars brand at the D23 Expo. For the first time at the August 9 – 11 event, Star Wars fans will have access to experiences created for them by both studios.
D23 Expo will feature a strong Star Wars presence with Disney planning events like:
– Darth Vader: The Evolution of a Villain will showcase the development of the iconic villain from early concepts to striking realization.
– Crash Course in the Force: Star Wars Saga 101 will give Star Wars newbies and experts alike a thorough grounding in all matters of the Force and the Star Wars legacy.
Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in other Disney immersive experiences.
Star Wars actors may be making appearances during the D23 Expo, confirming their participation in Star Wars: Episode VII, the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams-directed new installment which is expected to hit theaters summer 2015.
D23 is the official Disney fan club. Named in honor of the year 1923, when Walt left Kansas City, headed for Hollywood and founded what would become the Disney Studios, D23 celebrates the wonder and excitement that began that year and has only increased over the decades as Disney's stories, characters, songs, and experiences have captured imaginations the world over.