The full schedule for Disney's D23 fan expo has been revealed, with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ all bringing streaming content. D23 will take place in Anaheim, California from 23-25 August, and a major focus this year will be new streaming service Disney+, which will offer original Disney content like Star Wars series The Mandalorian and Marvel shows Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
We already found out a little about the latter shows at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, where Marvel Studios unveiled logos for the upcoming series and revealed their release windows. None of the live-action Marvel shows have yet begun filming, so fans probably shouldn't expect to learn much more at D23. However, we recently learned that the expo will be offering a first look at upcoming Marvel movies - most likely next year's releases Black Widow and The Eternals. So, what else can attendees (and those following along online) expect to see coming out of D23?
According to D23's schedule (via ComingSoon), one of the biggest event of the weekend will be the Disney+ First Look Showcase, on Friday August 23 at 3:30pm PT. This will offer an exclusive preview of Disney+ and what it has to offer ahead of the streaming service's launch on November 12, 2019. The presentation will be hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and offer "never-before-seen content, surprise guests, performances, and reveals," with The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Lady and the Tramp named among the many new originals that will be showcased.
Disney took full operational control of Hulu earlier this year, following a deal to acquire Comcast's share of the streaming service within the next five years. Because of this, this year's D23 will include not only core Disney brand franchises, but also shows like The Handmaid's Tale, Castle Rock, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Other D23 presentations include a Walt Disney Animation Studios panel, a Q&A for The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and a panel for documentary series Marvel's Hero Project. There will also be a live performance and panel for Disney's Stargirl movie (not to be confused with DC Universe's TV show about a different Stargirl).
With its acquisitions of Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and now 20th Century Fox and Hulu, Disney is overseeing a massive swathe of popular entertainment, with D23 also featuring content from ESPN+, National Geographic, and more. Fans attending the convention will get the first chance to try out the Disney+ app and take a look at what it has to offer, but everyone else will have to wait until November.