April 11th, 2019 marks the start of this year’s Star Wars Celebration, and while many fans are banking on this event delivering a little Star Wars: Episode IX material, J.J. Abrams’ upcoming trilogy-closer isn’t the only major release from the franchise that’s arriving on screens later this year. For one thing, Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will serve as the first live-action Star Wars series when it premieres on Disney Plus in the second half of 2019, and as it turns out, April 11th is looking like a pretty plausible date for some footage from the series to drop.
Variety’s digital editor Todd Spangler took to Twitter earlier today to report that Disney is planning to demo its new streaming service at its investor day, “including first look at some of the original content for the SVOD service,” and it just so happens that this event falls on the date of April 11th.
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Okay, so that’s two events falling on the same date that both seem heavily connected to The Mandalorian. What’s more, if a recent Entertainment Weekly piece is anything to go by, then the show’s premiere will coincide with the launch of Disney Plus itself, so even if we removed Star Wars Celebration from the equation entirely, The Mandalorian would still stand a very good chance of being among the shows to get the “first look” treatment at the investor day.
Granted, we can’t confirm anything just yet, but April 11th is looking very promising as the potential date for a teaser or at least some sort of promotional material for The Mandalorian. Until then, here’s hoping these next few months don’t leave us completely dry on Star Wars-related material.