D23 2022 recap: All of the Marvel, Lucasfilm and Disney news you need to know
All the big news from D23 2022
Marvel's D23 panel is in the books! And we covered it all on this D23 live blog. Which also had plenty of Lucasfilm and some 20th Century Studios. We've also got a full D23 schedule to help you figure out when announcements will happen. As for the Marvel D23 event? Its biggest news is the amazing Thunderbolts movie cast.
Remember when Disney revealed the Marvel Phase 5 and 6 plans? Well, we expect that at least some of the gaps in the upcoming Marvel movies and series will be filled in today. It's not clear which projects Marvel will focus on during its time at today's Studio Showcase panel, but we do expect some fantastic news.
Yes, after a long wait and plenty of buzz around who will play members of Marvel's first family (that Doctor Strange 2 cameo is probably a red herring), one of the biggest topics at hand is the already-announced Fantastic Four movie. Will the MCU X-Men reveal happen here? Or is that for Comic-Con 2023?
Aside from that, that same panel will also deliver news about upcoming Lucasfilm (read: Star Wars) and 20th Century Fox projects. We're hoping to finally see that Mandalorian season 3 trailer that leaked in poor quality online. Here, we'll also dig into other news from the weekend, as Disney and Pixar news will break at other times over the next day or two.
Also, that fantastic Disney Plus Day deal is still available. Right now, you can score a month of Disney Plus for just $1.99 (opens in new tab) (or £1.99 in the UK / AU$1.99 in Australia).
d23's BIGGEST NEWS SO FAR
The Thunderbolts cast is confirmed! Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, Wyatt Russell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more!
Echo will see Vincent D'Onofrio will return as The Kingpin.
Matt Shakman (WandaVision) is confirmed to direct Fantastic Four.
The Mandalorian season 3 teaser trailer has arrived!
A new Andor trailer premiered, showing the alliances that are building, and the tension to actually rebel against the empire.
Inside Out 2 is announced, but while Amy Poehler is confirmed, castmates Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling are not.
An Untitled Captain America and Black Panther video game is coming.
Welcome to our D23 live blog for day 2 of the event! We'll be updating this page regularly with all the news as it happens, as well as going over news we got during day 1. So check back to see what's been announced.
Today's biggest event (for us at least) is "Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios."
It starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST. There, as you might guess, we're going to learn more about upcoming MCU titles. We also hope to learn more about the next Star Wars shows and other new projects.
So, for Marvel Studios, our biggest and possibly most unlikely-for-today hopes fall under the upcoming MCU debut of The X-Men.
Rumors have swirled over a The Mutants movie for quite some time now, but this feels more like a Comic-Con reveal for some reason. Maybe it's too big for anywhere else? Could it happen inside another movie or show? We already know Ms. Marvel is the first mutant of the MCU, but when do we meet the rest?
So, what else is about to happen at D23? In terms of stuff you can stream from home today, the first item up is Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic (at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET).
We're most excited for Bob's Burgers: A Conversation with the Cast and Creative Team (at 3 - 4 p.m. ET), which Disney's official description says will see "the cast and creators break news" as well as provide a "lively panel discussion."
Later, the MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man panel will see Marvel Comics Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski discuss the history of our favorite web-head.
So, we know that the Fantastic Four are coming to the MCU. We just don't know who will play Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben. Nor do we know who is directing.
We hope (and somewhat expect) to get answers to these two details today. Rumor has it that Penn Badgley has been in talks with Marvel about playing Mr. Fantastic, and that Jodie Comer is going to be Sue.
Oh, and speaking of casting news, let's just talk about the one person who definitely should be in the new X-Men movies that Marvel is putting together. Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) has been our fan-fast favorite for Professor Charles Xavier for quite some time. That said, he could also be aces as Magneto.
Well, let's keep things going with one of the news items out of D23's first day: Inside Out 2 is happening! Disney's official social media accounts posted (opens in new tab) the above graphic, with the description "Oh JOY! Amy Poehler is back to star in Inside Out 2. Directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and written by Meg LeFauve, Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 releases Summer 2024."
But a bit controversy looms inside the names not listed above. Puck (opens in new tab) broke the news that Inside Out 2 would be announced without either Bill Hader or Mindy Kaling coming back. The lack of their names on the announcement adds smoke to that fire (though is there still time left).
According to that report it's all about money. Star Amy Poehler who is reportedly making $5 million before other bonuses got a much better offer than her co-stars from the original. Disney's initial $100,000 (with no bonuses) offer to other main voice cast was declined.
D23 also brought us our first clip of Disney's The Little Mermaid (due May 26, 2023), which will be in theaters first. It stars singer and actor Halle Bailey (also known as just Halley) as Arielle.
The teaser trailer is heavy on the aquatic scenery of it all, but gave us a glimpse of Bailey singing her lungs/gills out about how she wishes she could be "part of that world."
D23 also delivered the official trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, giving us our first look at the returning Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. The trio are back as the Sanderson sisters Winifred 'Winnie', Mary and Sara), but the casting for the movie goes beyond the past.
Not only do we see Hannah Waddingham, who plays The Witch who got the Sandersons wrapped up in this, but we see that the hilarious Sam Richardson (The Afterparty, I Think You Should Leave) has a not-insubstantial role. The actual kids? Well, they're not given a whole lot of time.
D23 also delivered the first full trailer for Disenchanted, the Enchanted sequel that looks at life after happily ever after. Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel and James Marsden return for this chapter, which adds Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jayma Mays to the fold. Rudolph is the villain of the film, which may be more about the danger in wishing for perfection.
Disenchanted comes to Disney Plus on November 24.
What else has Disney announced? Well, Win or Lose is a new Pixar series coming to Disney Plus in 2023, starring Will Forte as Coach Dan. It's about a softball team called the Pickles who are trying to get to the championship game.
Each episode of Win or Lose will focus on a specific character, such as Frank the umpire, a middle-school teacher who is trying to date again. He thinks his barista is into him, but she's not. His friends, though are there to support him.
Win or Lose sounds like a delight, and we're excited to see a Pixar project that's so ... low-concept. And, as always, we're rooting for more Disney Plus content that's original and not a spinoff.
If you didn't know, Disney Plus' not-so-secret motto is "everybody gets a prequel!" And this time, we're talking about Mufasa: The Lion King, a Barry Jenkins-directed prequel to the live-action Lion King movie.
ComicBook.com (opens in new tab) reports that a teaser shown at D23 showed young Mufasa as a cub, without "a drop of royal blood." And Timon and Pumba are confirmed to be in the film. It's coming in 2024.
From Snow White, @rachelzegler and @GalGadot! 🍎 pic.twitter.com/kjUDS84tpHSeptember 10, 2022
The live-action Snow White starring Rachel Zegler as the first Disney Princess and Gal Gadot as the wicked step mother, was announced at D23 with the stars on hand. It's due in 2024, and sounds like a theatrical release — but Disney didn't confirm that last part.
Variety reports that the teaser exclusive to D23 attendees began with the Evil Queen (Gadot) pondering about who the fairest of them all is — while looking in the mirror. Then, Zegler's Snow White dons her costume, later dropping the poisoned apple.
D23 also gave live audiences a first look at Disney's Peter Pan & Wendy movie, which is coming to Disney Plus in 2023. In it, Jude Law plays Captain Hook, and the trailer sees him chasing Alexander Molony's Peter Pan around.
Ever Anderson plays Wendy in the film, and the clip shown, according to The Wrap (opens in new tab) sees Wendy discover The Lost Boys. She even points out they're not all boys. The gang responds with an ever-so-sassy "so?"
From some of the minds that brought you Coco, Disney and Pixar are delivering Elio. Seen above, Elio is an 11-year-old boy who is warped across the galaxy accidentally, and is soon seen as the ambassador for planet Earth. Which he, obviously, is not. Elio is voiced by Yonas Kibreab (Obi-Wan Kenobi), and America Ferrara (Ugly Betty) voices his mother.
Elio is directed by screenwriter Adrian Molina (who co-helmed Coco) and produced by Mary Alice Drumm (Coco). It will be in theaters in spring 2024.
We all know about wishing upon a star, right? (If not, that new Pinocchio is there to remind us.) But Disney's upcoming film Wish will explain how this Disney tradition started. Because, yes, even wishing stars get origin stories.
The film features the voice of Ariana DeBoise as Asha, who seems to be the first person ever to wish upon said star. She also appears to have an adorable pet goat. Wish is coming to theaters in November 2023.
Do you know why D23 is called D23? Well, it's related to the whole "Disney 100" branding you'll see from here on out. The 'D' in D23 is obviously for Disney and its founder Walt Disney, but the 23 is because of the fact that Disney was founded in 1923.
Yes, that's right, Disney's coming up on its 100th birthday. Somehow it feels like Disney's been around longer than 100 years, but that's probably because most of us don't know life without its presence.
At the D23 Disney & Marvel Games Showcase, we got the news that a new (untitled) Captain America and Black Panther game set around World War II is coming. Cap and the Wakandan legend (this time it's Azzuri, T’Challa’s grandfather in the suit) will be two of the four characters in the game.
The other playable characters are "Gabriel Jones, a U.S. soldier and member of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, leader of the fledgling Wakandan Spy Network." Check out the teaser above.
Disney's games panel also saw the announcement of a Switch exclusive: Disney Illusion Island. It's a four-player co-operative platformer where you can play as Mickie, Minnie, Donald and Goofy.
If the art style is a bit jarring, know that this is what Disney's gone with for Micky's recent Disney Plus animated adventures.
2023 will see the debut of PC and console game Tron Identity, where you play as Query, a “detective program tasked with solving the mystery of an unprecedented crime.” Disney (opens in new tab) describes it as both "adventure-mystery game" and "a visual novel." It's from Bithell Games (Thomas Was Alone).
In this game, you jump into a new Grid, that's been abandoned by its creator and had no Users to toy with it. You'll interrogate suspects, create alliances and notice how your choices (branching dialogue options, eh?) change the options ahead.
Yes, that teaser is really short.
For now, we'll wrap up the games coverage with the other updates:
- Return to Monkey Island drops Sept. 19, 2022.
- The Gargoyles Remastered remake of the 1995 Sega Genesis title is confirmed.
- Tactical RPG Marvel's Midnight Suns drops Dec. 2, 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC (no word on Switch).
- Small teases of Aliens: Dark Descent and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora were given.
- Niantic's AR game Marvel: World of Heroes will hit mobile devices in 2023.
- Marvel Snap is Marvel's collectible trading card game coming to mobile and PC on Oct. 18, 2022.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Galactic Edition arrives on Nov. 1, 2023, and adds 13 character packs, with characters such as Cassian Andor, Reva and Captain Rex. Characters will be sold separately for those who already own the game.
#LittleMermaid star Halle Bailey talks dream Marvel role: "I love Storm." #D23Expo #D23Expo2022 https://t.co/P1b4fdK5ai pic.twitter.com/RvdTR4S8MDSeptember 10, 2022
So, let's start talking Marvel. Because that's what we're all here for today, right? Well, last night at D23's red carpet Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey was asked by Variety if she has any interest in being in Marvel movies — since Marvel and Disney are in the same family.
The star said "any Marvel superhero" would be amazing, but she loves Storm. She ended the moment stating "That would just be, cool." And we're sure fanart is already posted online. Also, if she got the role that Halle Berry previously played, have two actors with such similar names had the same character?
Next up, let's talk Fantastic Four cast and director thoughts — as that movie is one of the titles we're all hoping gets more clarity at the Studio Showcase at 1 p.m. ET today. As I noted earlier in this live blog, rumor has it that Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, You) is in talks with Marvel to be Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.
This follows John Krasinski's turn as Richards in Earth-838 in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness — answering the pleas of many who wanted Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt to be Reed and Sue. Some have said The Office star is too old to be the mainline Reed, as Marvel probably wants someone to commit for a while. That said, we would not be surprised if Krasinski cameos in the Fantastic Four movie, for all the people who want him to be the Mr. Fantastic. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) is supposedly going to be revealed as Sue Richards (née Storm), the Invisible Woman.
Those are both not-bad calls. As for Johnny Storm/The Human Torch? John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) is on the list of fan-cast actors, as are Dave Franco (The Afterparty) and Joe Keery (Stranger Things). For Ben Grimm/The Thing? Well, Michael Chiklis (despite being in the previous/bad FF movies) is always on people's minds for the role, but Ben Grimm's gruff and lovable nature could also be handled by David Harbour (who wouldn't be the first actor with two MCU roles, hi Gemma Chan!).
Equally interesting is Deadline (opens in new tab)'s news that WandaVision director Matt Shakman will helm The Fantastic Four movie. He's been able to nail family vibes in WandaVision, so we think he can do it again here.
Fantastic Four is the first Marvel Phase 6 movie, debuting in theaters on Nov. 8, 2024. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will follow it in 2025.
We also think Mr. Pool could crash the D23 Expo. Deadpool 3 is one of the likely films to fill in the eight open spots on the Marvel Phase 5 and 6 timeline. And, let's be honest, seeing Disney's new Rated-R superstar at its own fan expo would be a hoot.
We're almost at panel time, so let's review what we know about the X-Men MCU movie. A Deadline (opens in new tab) Comic-Con preview seemed to confirm an almost-forgotten leak that The Mutants would be the name of the Marvel Studios X-Men movie.
Rumors also surround the casting of Taron Egerton as Wolverine. We'd prefer Karl Urban, as he's basically been training for the role as Butcher on The Boys. Egerton could easily be Cyclops.
The other thing we're really hoping to see at D23 is the reveal of that long Mandalorian season 3 trailer. The clip, which was previously shown at Star Wars Celebration, has been seemingly in Lucasfilm's back pocket since. What's the hold up?
That said, we have more pressing matters to talk about. While we have seen a Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer, we've yet to get the Ant-Man 3 aka Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer for public consumption.
Comic-Con revealed that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is reveling in his celebrity, and also showed attendees a first look at Jonathan Majors' new look as Kang the Conqueror. Now, could we, the public, get some of that? Or at least more details about Bill Murray's role? He's supposedly a villain, and we need to know more.
D23 could also give us more details about one of the most anticipated Disney Plus shows of 2023: Loki season 2. So far, we mostly know that this season will pick up from the reality-altering ending of season 2. We know that Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Owen Wilson (Mobius), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Renslayer) and Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie) are confirmed to return, and we'd like to know what the heck they're doing.
Oh, and while Disney's got a D23 live stream for its panels, we'd like to repeat that the Marvel panel is not going to be one of them. Or at least it's not listed on the schedule Disney provided online (opens in new tab).
So, keep it here folks, as we collect and curate the news as it goes live.
One Lucasfilm title we could see more of today is Indiana Jones 5. Due next year, the film sees Harrison Ford back in the archeological habit. He'll be joined by Mads Mikkelsen (playing a villain), Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas. Shia LaBeouf is nowhere in sight, and MCU actor Toby Jones is also on board.
Indiana Jones 5 is due in theaters on June 30, 2023.
Okay, here's a last-second request. I know we're probably going to have the Thunderbolts roster slightly filled out throughout the next Marvel movies, but can we simply get a confirmation that Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova will be in it? We know she probably won't make jokes about the chaos of the promotion for her film Don't Worry Darling, but we need some Florence in our lives today.
Okay, folks, buckle in for two hours of rapid-fire news and reveals, because it's time for the crown jewel of D23 2022: Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios. Keep it locked in here, as we track all the news.
The D23 live stream is showing singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy talking about designing for Disney. So, yeah, they're not streaming the Studio Showcase.
You know that weird Twitter account that pretends to be the Loki show's Miss Minutes? The one we don't know if it's official or not? Even that account knows that it's time for news. Here we go!
Maybe we get some Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 news? Discussing Film's tweeted (opens in new tab) that "Hooked on a Feeling" is playing as the lights dim in the venue.
To which we say, "ooga chaka, ooga chaka, ooga chaka!"
Lucasfilm is first up!
Kathleen Kennedy is out, and the topic is Andor (due Sept. 21).
Before hope was found, rebels were born. #Andor is just 11 days away. #D23ExpoSeptember 10, 2022
Andor's kinda snuck up on us, as the official Star Wars Twitter account reminds us its three-episode debut is only 11 days away.
Oh, and if you didn't know, Andor's second season is already greenlit. Word from D23 is that the second half of the show (both are 12 episodes) is about to begin production.
Kyle Soller is thrilled to join #Andor and “a history of villains you love to hate”. #D23ExpoSeptember 10, 2022
New cast member Kyle Soller is at the stage, says he's excited and declared he is the latest in the "a history of villains you love to hate."
New character posters are being shown off, but they're not released in high quality yet (we're checking Disney Plus' official press pages and their social media).
We have a brand-new trailer for Andor! It's a tease of how Andor's allies are uniting, and uses audio from the preview scene from the Disney Plus Day package that's only on Disney. Stellen Skaarsgard's Luthen Rael is pushing Mon Mothma and everyone to push ahead past their concerns. We even see Andor piloting a ship during an action scene. Check it out above.
Discussing Film (opens in new tab) is reporting that Diego Luna says that Andor is similar to a 12-episode film. This brings up a topic we talk about around the virtual office. Why not make a movie series, instead of a TV show? She-Hulk, I'd argue, is so great because it actually feels like a TV show, not a movie shredded down to fit a weekly schedule.
Time for Willow. Which I'll admit is the IP I know the very least about.
Willow is coming to Disney Plus on Nov. 30 (this was already known).
Christian Slater is now in the cast of Willow.
Alright, no more Willow. Back to Star Wars things.
Disney just sent over images of Diego Luna and Genevieve O’Reilly in Andor.
The Bad Batch season 2 is announced for January 4, it will have 16 episodes, and a two-episode premiere.
This November, the magic returns. ✨Watch the new trailer for #Willow, an epic new Original series streaming only on #DisneyPlus. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/vlunMBMPGLSeptember 10, 2022
I spoke too soon about no more Willow! The trailer is here to rekindle the magic.
Two Stories of Fate. One Destiny. #TalesOfTheJedi is coming to @DisneyPlus. All six Original shorts are streaming on October 26. pic.twitter.com/dHMgTMxGcISeptember 10, 2022
We have a trailer for Tales of The Jedi, a six-episode series of shorts that debuts on October 26! Half of the series will be about Ahsoka, half about Dooku.
Disney has released the Willow poster. We're still waiting on the new poster art for Andor.
Star Wars maestros Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are talking about Ahsoka. Filoni (opens in new tab) is speaking to how the crew working on the show grew up watching The Clone Wars series.
They're talking about Skeleton Crew, the Jude Law-led series directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man 'Home' trilogy). The crowd has been show a small peek at Law's character.
Mandalorian season 3 time!
Come on, Lucasfilm, give us the Mando S3 trailer. We know you have it.
Mando S3 exec. producer Rick Famiyuwa is excited, saying (opens in new tab) "This has been a dream of mine since I watched the first Star Wars film."
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian's Moff Gideon teases the unexpected for his character in season 3, saying (opens in new tab) "You haven't seen Moff be vulnerable before... Only you can supply yourself with the patience to find out what comes next."
DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) says a Mandalorian season 3 trailer is being shown. I'm on the edge of my season for a version to share with y'all.
Rumor is you wanted to see something? #TheMandalorian #D233ExpoSeptember 10, 2022
These cheeky buggers.
Alright folks, we have a Mando S3 teaser!
In that trailer, Din Djarin/Mando has been cast out of the Mandalorians, because he broke the rules to remove his helmet. Katee Sackoff's Bo Katan is hunting for him.
Baby Yoda seeing light-speed travel is ADORABLE.
And that's that for Star Wars? Off to Indiana Jones 5 talk.
The first look at Indiana Jones 5 is going to be a D23 attendees exclusive, according to DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab).
Harrison Ford and co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge are on stage, and Ford reportedly (opens in new tab) cried a bit after seeing the first look.
DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) reports that Harrison Ford said Indiana Jones 5 is his last go in the series, that "This is it, I'm not falling down for you again!"
And now what you've been waiting for MARVEL STUDIOS time!
So, this could give Marvel 45 minutes, but since we started with Lucasfilm, that means 20th Century Fox is also on deck for this 2-hour window. Wonder how they split this time.
They're apparently having a live performance (opens in new tab) from Rodgers: The Musical (remember Hawkeye?) at D23. This ... this feels weird. This doesn't quite feel like a good sign. Are they killing time?
Sounds like a new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer is up?
Director Ryan Coogler is here to talk about the film and show the clip.
DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) reports that the basic plot of Wakanda Forever is "the rest of the world trying to capitalize on getting Wakanda's resources when they're at their weakest."
🎶 We can do this all day 🎶 The Marvel Studios Panel kicks off at #D23Expo! pic.twitter.com/D3P6FhpL1OSeptember 10, 2022
"Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should." – Jurassic Park
Ironheart is the next series up for discussion.
Ironheart's Riri Williams (who was shown in the first Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) trailer, is an engineering genius on par with (or better than) Tony Stark. She's also a teen without much resources.
D23 crowds, again, are going to be the only ones to see the teaser that's being shown today.
Marvel and Disney know the amount of demand for the stuff they're showing at D23. Why limit that to just attendees? Why not do an iPPV for this or the Hall H Comic-Con panel, where $9.99 gets you a stream?
The rumors of Anthony Ramos as The Hood (possibly the Villain) in Lionheart appear to be confirmed (opens in new tab).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania time! Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Jonathan Majors are on stage according to Brandon Davis (opens in new tab).
DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) reports that, news that we should have expected, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is directly tied to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. They also report (opens in new tab) that Rudd says the film is different from previous Ant-Man projects "with the small characters doing something so big," which seems to sound like Ant-Man's actions have much larger repercussions than before. Also (opens in new tab), and the best news so far, Randall Park is back as Jimmy Woo.
If the announced schedule is kept to, there are only 12 minutes left. And 20th Century Fox has yet to take the stage. I'm confused.
Multiple outlets reporting that the Halloween (we think) project Werewolf by Night is confirmed.
A Werewolf by Night trailer! It stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly. Spooky and campy.
Werewolf by Night has a poster, it's coming to Disney Plus on Oct. 7.
The Secret Invasion trailer! Now we're talking. The trailer sees Maria Hill getting Nick Fury back in the room after several failed attempts. He's then meeting with Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and warns him about his security contingent. Olivia Cooke is shown as a potential villain.
Fury tells Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) that "I'm the last person standing between them and what they really want." Talos wants to know what that is. So do we.
It's been announced that Don Cheadle will star is Marvel Studios’ Armor Wars, a Disney Plus series.
Just announced at #D23Expo, Matt Shakman to direct Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four. In theaters November 8, 2024. pic.twitter.com/cXlATT1c9OSeptember 10, 2022
The reports were true, Matt Shakman will direct Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four (coming to theaters on November 8, 2024).
Oh, I just realized this panel went "over" the time allotted. Fun.
According to DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab), Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) is going to be in Loki season 2 as a TVA employee.
Multiple outlets reporting that an Echo trailer showed a returning Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin. Apparently he has some eyepatch or bandage covering one eye.
Daredevil: Born Again time!
Charlie Cox has hit the stage to join Vincent D'Onofrio. There's a new logo — with the DD logo — that we're waiting for Marvel to share a clearer image of.
D23 audiences got to see a clip of Charlie Cox's appearance as Daredevil from She-Hulk. She-Hulk, if you haven't seen it yet, is very freaking good.
Also, we've got a new Captain America: New World Order logo. Very stars-and-bars.
Multiple outlets reporting Tim Blake Nelson (as The Leader, last seen in The Incredible Hulk) is in Captain America: New World Order.
Cap 4 almost sounds like a sequel to Falcon & The Winter Soldier. DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) reports that Danny Ramirez will be back, but as the new Falcon and that Carl Lumbly (opens in new tab) will reprise the role of Isaiah Bradley
Okay, now we have something! Thunderbolts casting news (opens in new tab)!
Florence Pugh (as Yelena Belova), Sebastian Stan (as Bucky), David Harbour (Red Guardian), Wyatt Russell (as US Agent) and others are seen. Will share art once we get a good version.
Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko) and Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are also on the team.
The Marvels will be the last part of the Marvel section. Avatar 2 is starts the 20th Century Studios section after it.
Agent M (opens in new tab) reports that The Marvels footage has Goose, Nick Fury, Kamala's family and "Rad woman with a big hammer." Of all of that, I'm most happy to hear Kamala's family is around.
So, James Cameron is talking about Avatar 2. And he says (opens in new tab) Avatar 4 is beginning filming.
This is when I wonder "what about Avatar 3?" Which it turns out was almost done filming back in Sept. 2020 (opens in new tab).
I'm very curious as to how these movies will perform at the box office. I don't believe the appetite is there.
3D scenes from Avatar 2: The Way of Water are reportedly (opens in new tab) being shown at D23. Is Avatar mostly cared about by people who care about the supposed technical innovations that James Cameron is doing? Or do people care about the plot?
The ending of Ms. Marvel makes sense now! DiscussingFilm (opens in new tab) reporting that the plot of the film revolves around how our heroes trade physical locations each time they use their powers.
Later today, expect a surprise bit of news about Percy Jackson and the Olympians (opens in new tab), from author Rick Riordan. I was wrong when I said Willow was the IP I knew the least about today. Percy Jackson is that title holder.
Is that it? We've gone nearly an hour over ...
Plenty of fake Marvel accounts posting nonsense online. Don't bite on the 2024 Scarlet Witch movie image that's going around. Marvel's 2024 is all filled in.
Yep, the Studio Showcase is over! What a day!
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