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D23 Expo: Disney Releases Disney+ Trailers, Unveils New Star Wars, Marvel Shows

Poster for The Mandalorian
Sean Fang Sun, 25/08/2019 - 10:06

Disney has taken advantage of the D23 Expo to reveal even more about content coming to its streaming platform, Disney+.

D23 is the official Disney fan club (named after the year that Disney was founded, 1923) and the D23 Expo has been held every year since 2009. In the past, Disney has used the event to launch new shows and movies, and with Disney+ coming in only a few short months, Disney was keen to take the stage and give fans more information than ever about what's coming to the streaming platform.

Probably the most anticipated original show coming to Disney+ is the Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian. While previous teasers and even episode previews have been shown, at previous Disney events, this is the first time that Disney and Lucasfilm have chosen to release publicly a teaser for the show. And Star Wars fans have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the trailer for the series which is set after the collapse of the Empire and before the events of The Force Awakens. You can watch the 4K version of the teaser trailer here:

Even more exciting for fans was the appearance of Ewan McGregor, who played the iconic character Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy movies, and will now play the same character in an as-yet-unnamed TV series for Disney+.

Disney also released trailers for several previously mentioned announced movies, including the Christmas comedy Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader. The live-action remake of the classic animated film Lady and the Tramp has also received a trailer, with the film being exclusively available on Disney+ at launch. You can watch the 4K trailer here:

Disney also revealed several previously unannounced Marvel TV series, including She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, all exclusively streaming on Disney+.

Disney+ is set to launch in Australia on November 19, just under a week after the official U.S. launch, for the price of $8.99 per month, the lowest of the main video streaming services in Australia. Below is a sizzle trailer for Disney+, which was also shown for the first time at D23.

Update: Disney has confirmed that all subscribers will have 4K and HDR streaming, with support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos surround sound, included as part of their plan at no extra cost.

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