D23 2022 reside weblog: The entire Marvel, Lucasfilm and Disney information because it occurs

September 10, 2022


Grogu/Baby Yoda holding food in The Mandalorian

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The opposite factor we’re actually hoping to see at D23 is the reveal of that lengthy Mandalorian season 3 trailer. The clip, which was beforehand proven at Star Wars Celebration, has been seemingly in Lucasfilm’s again pocket since. What is the maintain up?

The Mutants logo from The Illuminerdi

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We’re nearly at panel time, so let’s overview what we all know concerning the X-Males MCU film. A Deadline (opens in new tab) Comedian-Con preview appeared to substantiate an almost-forgotten leak that The Mutants can be the title of the Marvel Studios X-Males film. 

Rumors additionally encompass the casting of Taron Egerton as Wolverine. We would desire Karl City, as he is principally been coaching for the function as Butcher on The Boys. Egerton might simply be Cyclops. 


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We additionally assume Mr. Pool might crash the D23 Expo. Deadpool 3 is without doubt one of the seemingly movies to fill within the eight open spots on the Marvel Section 5 and 6 timeline. And, let’s be sincere, seeing Disney’s new Rated-R famous person at its personal fan expo can be a hoot.

Marvel's Fantastic Four movie

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Subsequent up, let’s discuss Improbable 4 forged and director ideas — as that film is without doubt one of the titles we’re all hoping will get extra readability on the Studio Showcase at 1 p.m. ET at the moment. As I famous earlier on this reside weblog, rumor has it that Penn Badgley (Gossip Lady, You) is in talks with Marvel to be Reed Richards/Mr. Improbable. 

This follows John Krasinski’s flip as Richards in Earth-838 in Physician Unusual In The Multiverse of Insanity — answering the pleas of many who needed Krasinski and spouse Emily Blunt to be Reed and Sue. Some have mentioned The Workplace star is simply too outdated to be the mainline Reed, as Marvel in all probability needs somebody to commit for some time. That mentioned, we might not be shocked if Krasinski cameos within the Improbable 4 film, for all of the individuals who need him to be the Mr. Improbable. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Man) is supposedly going to be revealed as Sue Richards (née Storm), the Invisible Girl.

These are each not-bad calls. As for Johnny Storm/The Human Torch? John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) is on the listing of fan-cast actors, as are Dave Franco (The Afterparty) and Joe Keery (Stranger Issues). For Ben Grimm/The Factor? Nicely, Michael Chiklis (regardless of being within the earlier/unhealthy FF motion pictures) is all the time on individuals’s minds for the function, however Ben Grimm’s gruff and lovable nature may be dealt with by David Harbour (who would not be the primary actor with two MCU roles, hello Gemma Chan!).

Equally attention-grabbing is Deadline (opens in new tab)‘s information that WandaVision director Matt Shakman will helm The Improbable 4 film. He is been in a position to nail household vibes in WandaVision, so we expect he can do it once more right here.

Improbable 4 is the primary Marvel Section 6 film, debuting in theaters on Nov. 8, 2024.  Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will observe it in 2025. 

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So, let’s begin speaking Marvel. As a result of that is what we’re all right here for at the moment, proper? Nicely, final evening at D23’s crimson carpet Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey was requested by Selection if she has any curiosity in being in Marvel motion pictures — since Marvel and Disney are in the identical household. 

The star mentioned “any Marvel superhero” can be superb, however she loves Storm. She ended the second stating “That may simply be, cool.” And we’re certain fanart is already posted on-line. Additionally, if she obtained the function that Halle Berry beforehand performed, have two actors with such comparable names had the identical character?

For now, we’ll wrap up the video games protection with the opposite 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 Sequence X|S, PS5 and PC (no phrase on Change).
  • Small teases of Aliens: Darkish Descent and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora got.
  • Niantic’s AR sport Marvel: World of Heroes will hit cell units in 2023.
  • Marvel Snap is Marvel’s collectible buying and selling card sport coming to cell and PC on Oct. 18, 2022.
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Galactic Version arrives on Nov. 1, 2023, and provides 13 character packs, with characters comparable to Cassian Andor, Reva and Captain Rex. Characters might be offered individually for individuals who already personal the sport.

2023 will see the debut of PC and console sport Tron Id, the place you play as Question, a “detective program tasked with fixing the thriller of an unprecedented crime.” Disney (opens in new tab) describes it as each “adventure-mystery sport” and “a visible novel.” It is from Bithell Video games (Thomas Was Alone).

On this sport, you soar into a brand new Grid, that is been deserted by its creator and had no Customers to toy with it. You may interrogate suspects, create alliances and see how your decisions (branching dialogue choices, eh?) change the choices forward.

Sure, that teaser is actually quick.

Disney’s video games panel additionally noticed the announcement of a Change unique: Disney Phantasm Island. It is a four-player co-operative platformer the place you possibly can play as Mickie, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. 

If the artwork type is a bit jarring, know that that is what Disney’s gone with for Micky’s latest Disney Plus animated adventures.

On the D23 Disney & Marvel Video games Showcase, we obtained the information {that a} new (untitled) Captain America and Black Panther sport set round World Conflict II is coming. Cap and the Wakandan legend (this time it is Azzuri, T’Challa’s grandfather within the go well with) might be two of the 4 characters within the sport. 

The opposite playable characters are “Gabriel Jones, a U.S. soldier and member of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, chief of the fledgling Wakandan Spy Community.” Try the teaser above.

D23 logo

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Have you learnt why D23 known as D23? Nicely, it is associated to the entire “Disney 100” branding you may see from right here on out. The ‘D’ in D23 is clearly for Disney and its founder Walt Disney, however the 23 is due to the truth that Disney was based in 1923.

Sure, that is proper, Disney’s arising on its one centesimal birthday. By some means it looks like Disney’s been round longer than 100 years, however that is in all probability as a result of most of us do not know life with out its presence.

Asha (voiced by Ariana DeBose) looks at a wishing star in Wish.

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Everyone knows about wishing upon a star, proper? (If not, that new Pinocchio is there to remind us.) However Disney’s upcoming movie Want will clarify how this Disney custom began. As a result of, sure, even wishing stars get origin tales.

The movie options the voice of Ariana DeBoise as Asha, who appears to be the primary individual ever to want upon mentioned star. She additionally seems to have an cute pet goat. Want is coming to theaters in November 2023.

An image from Elio, with Elio (voiced by Yonas Kibreab) entering through a portal

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From among the minds that introduced you Coco, Disney and Pixar are delivering Elio. Seen above, Elio is an 11-year-old boy who’s warped throughout the galaxy by chance, and is quickly seen because the ambassador for planet Earth. Which he, clearly, shouldn’t be. Elio is voiced by Yonas Kibreab (Obi-Wan Kenobi), and America Ferrara (Ugly Betty) voices his mom.

Elio is directed by screenwriter Adrian Molina (who co-helmed Coco) and produced by Mary Alice Drumm (Coco). Will probably be in theaters in spring 2024.

The Jolly Roger ship is seen in the Peter Pan & Wendy poster

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D23 additionally gave reside audiences a primary take a look at Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy film, which is coming to Disney Plus in 2023. In it, Jude Legislation performs Captain Hook, and the trailer sees him chasing Alexander Molony’s Peter Pan round. 

Ever Anderson performs Wendy within the movie, and the clip proven, based on The Wrap (opens in new tab) sees Wendy uncover The Misplaced Boys. She even factors out they are not all boys. The gang responds with an ever-so-sassy “so?” 

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The live-action Snow White starring Rachel Zegler as the primary Disney Princess and Gal Gadot because the depraved step mom, was introduced at D23 with the celebrities readily available. It is due in 2024, and feels like a theatrical launch — however Disney did not verify that final half.

Selection studies that the teaser unique to D23 attendees started with the Evil Queen (Gadot) pondering about who the fairest of all of them is — whereas trying within the mirror. Then, Zegler’s Snow White dons her costume, later dropping the poisoned apple.

The Mufasa: The Lion King logo

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If you happen to did not know, Disney Plus’ not-so-secret motto is “all people will get a prequel!” And this time, we’re speaking about Mufasa: The Lion King, a Barry Jenkins-directed prequel to the live-action Lion King film. 

ComicBook.com (opens in new tab) studies {that a} teaser proven at D23 confirmed younger Mufasa as a cub, with out “a drop of royal blood.” And Timon and Pumba are confirmed to be within the movie. It is coming in 2024.

A still from Pixar's Win Or Lose, showing a softball team and their coach, all celebrating.

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What else has Disney introduced? Nicely, Win or Lose is a brand new Pixar collection coming to Disney Plus in 2023, starring Will Forte as Coach Dan. It is a couple of softball workforce known as the Pickles who’re making an attempt to get to the championship sport. 

Every episode of Win or Lose will deal with a particular character, comparable to Frank the umpire, a middle-school instructor who’s making an attempt to this point once more. He thinks his barista is into him, however she’s not. His associates, although are there to assist him.

Win or Lose feels like a delight, and we’re excited to see a Pixar mission that is so … low-concept. And, as all the time, we’re rooting for extra Disney Plus content material that is authentic and never a derivative.

D23 additionally delivered the primary full trailer for Disenchanted, the Enchanted sequel that appears at life after fortunately ever after. Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel and James Marsden return for this chapter, which provides Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jayma Mays to the fold. Rudolph is the villain of the movie, which can be extra concerning the hazard in wishing for perfection.

Disenchanted involves Disney Plus on November 24.

D23 additionally delivered the official trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, giving us our first take a look at the returning Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. The trio are again because the Sanderson sisters Winifred ‘Winnie’, Mary and Sara), however the casting for the film goes past the previous.

Not solely will we see Hannah Waddingham, who performs The Witch who obtained the Sandersons wrapped up on this, however we see that the hilarious Sam Richardson (The Afterparty, I Assume You Ought to Depart) has a not-insubstantial function. The precise children? Nicely, they are not given a complete lot of time.

D23 additionally introduced us our first clip of Disney’s The Little Mermaid (due Could 26, 2023), which might be in theaters first. It stars singer and actor Halle Bailey (often known as simply Halley) as Arielle.

The teaser trailer is heavy on the aquatic surroundings of all of it, however gave us a glimpse of Bailey singing her lungs/gills out about how she needs she may very well be “a part of that world.” 

The Inside Out 2 logo is slanted to the left, white text on a black background

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Nicely, let’s preserve issues going with one of many information objects out of D23’s first day: Inside Out 2 is occurring! Disney’s official social media accounts posted (opens in new tab) the above graphic, with the outline “Oh JOY! Amy Poehler is again 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 season 2024.”

However a bit controversy looms contained in the names not listed above. Puck (opens in new tab) broke the information that Inside Out 2 can be introduced with out both Invoice Hader or Mindy Kaling coming again. The shortage of their names on the announcement provides smoke to that fireside (although is there nonetheless time left).

In keeping with that report it is all about cash. Star Amy Poehler who’s reportedly making $5 million earlier than different bonuses obtained a a lot better provide than her co-stars from the unique. Disney’s preliminary $100,000 (with no bonuses) provide to different major voice forged was declined.

Giancarlo Esposito in Better Call Saul

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Oh, and talking of casting information, let’s simply discuss concerning the one one who undoubtedly needs to be within the new X-Males motion pictures that Marvel is placing collectively. Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Dangerous, Higher Name Saul) has been our fan-fast favourite for Professor Charles Xavier for fairly a while. That mentioned, he may be aces as Magneto.

Marvel's Fantastic Four movie title card

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So, we all know that the Improbable 4 are coming to the MCU. We simply do not know who will play Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben. Nor do we all know who’s directing. 

We hope (and considerably anticipate) to get solutions to those two particulars at the moment. Rumor has it that Penn Badgley has been in talks with Marvel about taking part in Mr. Improbable, and that Jodie Comer goes to be Sue.

Bob's Burgers on Fox

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So, what else is about to occur at D23? By way of stuff you possibly can stream from residence at the moment, the primary merchandise up is Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of Nationwide Geographic (at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET). 

We’re most excited for Bob’s Burgers: A Dialog with the Solid and Inventive Staff (at 3 – 4 p.m. ET), which Disney’s official description says will see “the forged and creators break information” in addition to present a “vigorous panel dialogue.” 

Later, the MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Wonderful Spider-Man panel will see Marvel Comics Government Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski focus on the historical past of our favourite web-head.

The Marvel Studios X-Men 97 logo without the 97

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So, for Marvel Studios, our greatest and presumably most unlikely-for-today hopes fall beneath the upcoming MCU debut of The X-Males. 

Rumors have swirled over a The Mutants film for fairly a while now, however this feels extra like a Comedian-Con reveal for some motive. Possibly it is too huge for wherever else? May it occur inside one other film or present? We already know Ms. Marvel is the primary mutant of the MCU, however when will we meet the remainder?

Marvel Studios logo on movie screen

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Right this moment’s greatest occasion (for us no less than) is “Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and twentieth Century Studios.” 

It begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST. There, as you may guess, we’ll study extra about upcoming MCU titles. We additionally hope to study extra concerning the subsequent Star Wars exhibits and different new initiatives.

Welcome to our D23 reside weblog for day 2 of the occasion! We’ll be updating this web page frequently with all of the information because it occurs, in addition to going over information we obtained throughout day 1. So verify again to see what’s been introduced.

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