Star Wars reveals when new Disney+ announcements are coming
The year 2022 has been huge for Star Wars in terms of content due to The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But the best part is that it’s not over yet! Lucasfilm’s next live-action project is Season 1 of 12 episodes Andor starring Diego Luna, which is expected to be followed by the animated anthology Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi and season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Still, despite this slew of new content, fans still have questions about 2023’s upcoming Disney+ slate, especially since no Star Wars movies are on the immediate horizon.
But 2022 isn’t just a big year for new shows and premieres, it’s also a huge year for announcements. And now, hot on the heels of May’s Star Wars Celebration and July’s San Diego Comic-Con, Lucasfilm has revealed just when fans can expect the next round of reveals ahead of Disney’s D23 Expo in September.
When can you expect new Star Wars Disney+ announcements?
Earlier today, the official Star Wars Twitter account posted a new promo for Disney+ Day on September 8, suggesting that fans can expect Star Wars-related announcements during this now annual event.
IN chirpingteased Star Wars “epic events, premieres, surprises and much more:”
“1 MORE MONTH to #DisneyPlusDay! Prepare for a day filled with epic events, awards, surprises and much more.”
The first ever Disney+ Day was held last year on November 12 to commemorate the streamer’s second anniversary. However, despite how heavily Disney promoted the event, it was largely met with disappointment given the lack of major news and footage.
For 2022, Disney+ Day has been moved to September 8, which happens to be the day before the start of the D23 Expo.
Will Star Wars Own Disney+ Day 2022?
Due to the lackluster reception of Disney+ Days in 2021, it appears that Disney is looking to improve the event for this year.
Unfortunately, combined with D23, this suggests that Disney is playing it safe and may not have enough news to support two separate events.
If so, and to help make the day worthwhile, it looks like Disney+ Day may be reserved for most news from that galaxy far, far away. After all, Lucasfilm doesn’t have a promoted, designed panel at D23 like Marvel Studios does.
And since Star Wars is unlikely to have a confirmed movie to discuss, it would make sense for Lucasfilm to own the day that celebrates streaming.
The question is, of course, what Star Wars means “epic events, premieres” and “surprises”?
Gets fans an early look at Tales of the Jedi or The Bad Batch ahead of their respective release dates? Also since Andor originally set to premiere before Disney+ Day, will audiences get a new or expanded look at the upcoming series?
It will certainly be interesting to see how Disney handles the second year of this event in conjunction with D23, and whether its potential focus on Star Wars will live up to the hype.
Disney+ Day is coming up on September 8.