The Best of D23: 15 Films and TV Series Revealed at Disney’s Jam-Packed Expo

IndieWire | 8/25/2019 | Staff
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The D23 Expo that took place in Anaheim, CA, over the weekend unleashed a dizzying wave of new projects from Walt Disney Studios, including upcoming offerings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar, the “Star Wars” universe, and the Disney+ streaming platform that launches on November 12. IndieWire has rounded up the highlights from the convention below.

“THE MANDALORIAN”

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At this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, the team behind the new series “The Mandalorian” answered a few lingering questions, unveiling the first public look at the show set to make its streaming debut this fall.

This first peek not only gives a clue about the greater world of the series, but highlights the impressive cast. Pedro Pascal stars as the title character, a gun-toting, rule-breaking bounty hunter in the mold of past “Star Wars” rapscallions like Boba Fett and Sabine Wren.

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Set in the time after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” the show also features a bevy of other new characters, from former Empire soldiers to operatives still loyal to what’s left of the Emperor’s reach. Gina Carano, Carl Weathers (playing the perfectly named Greef Karga, the head of a bounty hunter ring), Giancarlo Esposito, and Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow, and Omid Abtahi will all feature into the series.

“LADY AND THE TRAMP”

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“Lady and the Tramp” is Disney’s latest live-action reimagining, and it’s headed for Disney+. It’s set to tell the story of an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) who meets a street-smart, stray mongrel called the Tramp (Justin Theroux), and the two embark on many romantic adventures together — which will of course include the iconic spaghetti smooch scene from the original film. With a script by Andrew Bujalski (“Support the Girls”), the new film could find fresh footing in the class disparities these two adorable...
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