Star Wars, Black Widow, Kit Harington: Every Walt Disney Studios D23 announcement

CNET | 8/24/2019 | Patrick Holland
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During D23 Expo, LucasFilm shared a poster for the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, showing Rey and Kylo Ren facing off in the shadow of the Emperor.

Disney just dropped a megaton of television and movie news on us at its biannual D23 Expo. On Friday, Star Wars and Marvel fans got an epic trailer for Disney Plus show The Mandalorian, plus news of three new Marvel series: She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. But on Saturday, the Walt Disney Studios panel had a "hold my beer" moment, showing off footage and trailers for Star Wars: Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker, Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, Frozen 2, Mulan and more.

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And Disney VIPs talked about animated films Soul, Onward and Raya and the Last Dragon. Black Panther 2 got a release date, and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a character in Eternals.

Take a breath, because all that was announced in addition to even more stuff in a lengthy keynote presentation featuring tons of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Emily Blunt, The Rock, Tom Holland, Emma Stone, Chris Pratt, Kerri Russell, Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Awkwafina, Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown.

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Sadly, Disney didn't livestream this morning's panel, so you can't see most of the preview footage yet. But CNET was on the ground at D23 to bring you any tasty tidbits as they were served up. Here's an overview the entire event (and we'll update this story as more info emerges online).

Director J.J. Abrams introduced the cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including R2-D2 and BB-8, and a new poster was revealed that shows Rey and Kylo Ren facing off in front of a shadow that looks like Emperor Palpatine.

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During the panel, Disney showed new footage from The Rise of...
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