Recap: The Best of Disney's D23 Expo

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The Biggest Disappointment - 'Star Wars'

By DAVID WEINER

August 12, 2013

Because so many projects were unveiled for the first time at D23 Expo and so many more details and footage were revealed for known projects, the bar was set very high for something to be said about Star Wars VII. With no word on the hugely anticipated, upcoming Star Wars sequel at July's Comic-Con, anticipation was high that, having recently acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney would use the D23 Expo to make a big announcement about the new film to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Perhaps the worst-kept secret in the galaxy – that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have been asked to reprise their iconic roles for the new movie – would finally be officially confirmed, and we'd get to see the trio appear together onstage. Alas, other than the acknowledgement that the film is in the works, no new information was released. Disney Chairman Alan Horn simply told the audience, "I do wish I could tell you more, but there are dark forces -- and they are watching."

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