D23 Expo 2019: Lucasfilm Will Host Its Own Pavilion on Show Floor

Some big news surrounding Lucasfilm and the D23 Expo has just landed – for the first time ever, Lucasfilm will have its own pavilion on the show floor of this year’s convention. Attendees will be able to get up close and personal with an assortment of screen-used Stormtrooper costumes at this pavilion, presumably just like fans attending San Diego Comic-Con next week.

We also get another confirmation of the panel featuring Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian Disney+ series taking place on Friday, August 23 at 3:30pm in Hall D23. The presentation schedule for D23 Expo 2019 was released last month.

This year’s event is scheduled for August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more on Disney’s D23 Expo, visit their official website.

For the first time ever at D23 Expo, Lucasfilm will host its own pavilion on the show floor featuring an impressive display showcasing the evolution of Star Wars stormtroopers. The exhibit will include several of the actual costumes used on screen throughout the iconic movie series.

From the classic stormtrooper to the new design featured in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this stunning display is a rare opportunity to examine these production costumes up close instead of in a galaxy far, far away.

There will also be an opportunity for young Padawans to feel the force with Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures video shorts and interactive activities for kids.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, on Friday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Hall D23, guests will get a sneak peek at Jon Favreau’s action-packed bounty hunter series, The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal) is a bounty hunter who travels the outer reaches of the lawless galaxy, surviving as a mercenary-for-hire. Dave Filoni (supervising director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and writer/director on The Mandalorian), along with special guests, will join Favreau for the on-stage presentation. The highly anticipated program for Disney+ represents the first-ever Star Wars live-action series.

It’s going to be a force-filled weekend, so better pack your lightsabers, and get ready to jump to lightspeed at D23 Expo 2019.

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Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.