D23 2019: 'Star Wars,' Disney World and Marvel phase 4 updates to expect

"Star Wars," Marvel, Pixar and Disney World fans: The wait for D23 2019 is just about over.

Major Disney news from across the company's verticals will be announced this week in Anaheim at D23, and fans have high expectations. A full-length trailer for the new "Star Wars" movie is just about guaranteed, but beyond that, Disney's kept its big reveals under wraps. Here's what to anticipate:

New trailer for "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" and other possible "Star Wars" news

We're ready. We've been ready. The first teaser for "Rise of Skywalker" dropped months ago, and we've heard next to nothing since. Disney and Lucasfilm always keep "Star Wars" secrets closely guarded, but D23 is almost certainly where we'll finally get some long-awaited footage to keep us satiated until December 20.

Because "Rise of Skywalker" will mark the third and final film in this installment of the franchise, fans are certainly hoping for news about plans for the next set of trilogies. "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on one of those, and Rian Johnson is working on another. We might get some info about 'em at D23, but don't hold your breath: Disney could easily wait until next year to share, and we wouldn't be surprised if it did.

Plans for Walt Disney World's rumored massive 50th anniversary celebration

A celebration this magical takes years to prepare, and Disney will roll out details of its 50th anniversary plans well ahead of 2021. Rumors are circulating fast, with some insiders claiming that the plan is to unveil fifty unique enhancements and additions across the entirety of the Walt Disney World resort. At least three large-scale ride attractions are expected to be announced, including some sort of indoor Mickey Mouse ride.

"At the Magic Kingdom, nearly every attraction will experience some type of tweak," Orlando Weekly reports.

While it's likely that only select details will be unveiled at D23, it's safe to assume that overall news of the celebration itself will go public. The actual date of the 50th anniversary is October 1, 2021, and fans from around the world will be clamoring to secure their spots inside the action as soon as possible.

RELATED: See vintage photos of Disney World and Disneyland

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(Original Caption) Disney: Pastel colored castle, where 'Sleeping Beauty was awakened by the Prince's kiss,' is the entrance to Fantasyland. Here also are the diamond minews of the Seven Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland's looking glass world, and the habitat of many other characters in Walt Disney's famed cartoons.
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Goofy, Pluto, Julie Andrews, Pinocchio performs on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Mickey Mouse (center) with Disney World cast members -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Julie Andrews (center) performs on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
4th August 1972: A topiary model of an elephant at Disney World, Florida. (Photo by Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images)
December 1960: Entrance to Adventureland at Disneyland, California. (Photo by Alan Band/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Prime Minister Nehru, of India, is shown as he toured Disneyland, World Famous amusement park, accompanied by Walt Disney, who drove the Prime Minister in an old fashioned electric vehicle. Prime Minister Nehru will spend the next two days in the Los Angeles area as part of his visit to the United States.
31st October 1969: Landscape artist Charlie Sepulveda creating life size topiary Disney characters for the Walt Disney World entertainment centre in Orlando, Florida (Photo by Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images)
13th November 1969: The first phase of Walt Disney World under construction at Orlando, Florida. Covering 27,000 acres, it is the world's largest recreation centre. (Photo by Alan Band/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Julie Andrews performs in front of Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in the Magic Kingdom -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Julie Andrews (center) performs on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Julie Andrews on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
APR 7 1972, APR 10 1972; Denver-Made Dune Buggies Heading for Disney World; Gail Kauffman of Unique Mobility Inc., manufacturer of The Englewood firm recently bought a half-interest in a dune buggies at 3730 S. Jason St., Englewood, perches leisure-car rental operation at Orlando - home of Disney on one of the 21 units ready to be loaded onto Santa Fe World - and will manage the operation with a fleet of 70 rail cars over the weekend for a trip to Orlando, Fla. dune buggies, all being shipped by rail from Denver.; (Photo By Bill Johnson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
THE GRAND OPENING OF WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Pictured: Julie Andrews on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 1: Boston College Cheerleaders along with the BC band perform out in front of the Cinderella Castle at in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, December 1982. BC was in town to play Auburn in the Tangerine Bowl. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
US Secretary of Education William Bennett, his wife Elayne, son John and an unidentified woman and girl, waving flags and parading down Main Street USA in an old-fashioned fire truck while on a visit to Disney World. (Photo by Robert Sherbow/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DISNEY -- 'Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration' Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter, Robert Cummings -- (Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Warren Beatty and Ron Galella during Press Conference For 'Dick Tracy' at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Crowds at Main Street of Disney World (Photo by Jonathan Blair/Corbis via Getty Images)
Crowds Waiting in Line at Disney World (Photo by Jonathan Blair/Corbis via Getty Images)
Group portrait of entire Walt Disney World staff, including cast of costumed Disney characters in fore, standing in front of Cinderella Castle prior to the grand opening of the amusement park. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 15: LIFE cover 10-15-1971: Disney World opens. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images)
Views of Disney World's Skyway multicolored cable cars passing over Fantasyland on way to Tomorrowland. (Photo by Ray Fisher/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Disney World in Florida: exterior of Cinderella's Castle lit up at night and reflected in artificial stream. (Photo by Ray Fisher/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Interior of the Contemporary Resort Hotel's Grand Canyon Concourse lobby, whose ceiling is 14 stories high and has monorail terminal (background) ,at Disney World. (Photo by Ray Fisher/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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Updates on Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The afterglow of "Avengers: Endgame" is finally wearing off, which means fans are ready to gear up for what's next. Last month during San Diego Comic-Con, Disney released an official timeline of every single Marvel movie and scripted series slated for 2020 and 2021. All of the new series will be housed inside the studio's new Disney+ streaming service. The timeline reveal was a pretty massive announcement, but there's no way that Disney hasn't reserved at least a few key details for its own D23 expo.

Casting and other news about upcoming Disney and Pixar films

We know Halle Bailey has signed on for "The Little Mermaid," but who else will star alongside her in the upcoming live-action film? We've got our fingers crossed for official word on Prince Eric (unfortunately, Harry Styles reportedly declined the role), Ursula (unconfirmed reports say it's Melissa McCarthy) and more beloved characters.

It's also been awhile since we've heard much from Pixar. "Onward," starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, is slotted for 2020, but what else is on the horizon? Disney will likely share some new information about "Frozen 2," and there could be more animated news to come.

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