Disney's D23 Delayed a Year to 2022

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt attend Go Behind The Scenes with Walt Disney Studios during D23 Expo 2019
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The convention will now take place Sept. 9-11, 2022.

The next edition of D23 Expo, a fan convention for all things Disney, has been delayed by a year to 2022. The event, which takes place every two years, had originally been penciled in for summer 2021, but it will now take place Sept. 9-11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

D23 has become a go-to place for Disney to bring together stars, major news and exclusive footage of its upcoming projects.

The most recent D23 occurred in August 2019 and was a star-studded affair, with Disney trotting out talent such as Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jamie Foxx, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and the cast of Eternals to screaming fans. Disney also used the convention to officially confirm that Ewan McGregor was back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+series, as well as to lay out plans for Marvel Studios' Disney+ shows.

The next installment will come as Disney prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding, and the company is promising a first look at how it plans to celebrate that milestone.

The move comes as the convention world continues to deal with COVID-19 and the strains it puts on large-scale live gatherings. The pandemic has seen some conventions, such as San Diego Comic-Con, canceled their in-person components and migrate online.

Disney has another big 2022 convention, August's Star Wars Celebration, slated for less than one month before its new D23 date.