D23 EXPO DAY 2 - UPCOMING DISNEY, MARVEL, & LUCASFILM MOVIES
A WRINKLE IN TIME
A WRINKLE IN TIME stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, & Zach Galifianakis, and it’s directed by Ava Duvernay!
The movie is based on a book about a girl who travels though time & space to save her father, a gifted scientist who is held prisoner on another planet!
The film hits theatres March 2018✨
THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS
Disney has announced details about an upcoming, newly announced film, THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS!✨ All we know about the plot is that it will be a dark twist on the classic tale of the Nutcracker and that there will be four “realms,” including the Land of the Flowers and the Land of the Snowflakes.🌸❄️ Keira Knightly will play the Sugar Plum Fairy, Helen Mirren will play Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman will play Drosselmeyer, and ballerina Misty Copeland will also star in the movie. The audience at the panel got to see a teaser trailer for movie, which apparently has great visuals including scenery and costumes. It is scheduled for release November 2, 2018.✨
Production has already started on Disney’s live-action Dumbo!🐘🎪
The film is being directed by Tim Burton, and stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, & Eva Green!🐘
The story follows Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star and war veteran, who has been enlisted by circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. The baby elephant’s ears are a laughingstock and embarrassment to the already struggling circus. That is, until Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly! Aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) and entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) then swoop in to make Dumbo, the flying elephant, a star.🐘🎪
Dumbo will be brought to life through CGI and a team of award winning filmmakers are currently working on the movie!🎪
Dumbo hits theaters March 29, 2019!🐘🎪
Disney has just announced the cast for the live-action Aladdin movie!
Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin
Naomi Scott will be playing Jasmine
WILL SMITH WILL BE THE GENIE!
There’s no release date but it’s most likely to be released in 2020.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
The audience at D23 were shown an exclusive clip from Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 classic musical!☔️
The story follows Michael (Ben Whishaw) & Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) who are now grown up, and Michael is living with his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters) on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and long with the optimistic street lamplighter, Jack (Lin Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). And, as mentioned before, Dick Van Dyke will play a role in the film as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth).☔️
All we know of the scene showed at the panel was that it involved Dick Van Dyke dancing on a table! We didn’t get that scene but at least we got this beautiful video poster starring Emily as Mary!☔️
Mary Poppins Returns hits theatres Christmas 2018.☔️
“I think as a kid, I found that a magical mysterious person whisking into their lives and making everything right again was really comforting as a child … so I always found the film incredibly magical and wanted to be the Banks children! I need to pay homage to what Julie did but carve our space for myself. No one is going to out julie julie andrews. we were very loyal to the books.” - Emily Blunt
THE LION KING (LIVE ACTION)
Hugh Jackman is going to voice Scar in Disney’s upcoming live action adaptation of The Lion King! He will join an all star cast that includes:
- Simba voiced by Donald Glover
- Mufasa voiced by James Earl Jones
- Zazu voiced by John Oliver
- Timon voiced by Billy Eichner
- Pumbaa voiced by Seth Rogen
The audience at D23’s live action presentation got to see the Circle of Life sequence from Disney’s upcoming live action version of The Lion King!
Apparently it was shot-for-shot as you see in the animated movie, Baby Simba was adorable, and it doesn’t look like CGI! Everyone who saw the scene keeps on raving about how beautiful it was and I can’t wait for the movie!
The live action version of Lion King will hit theaters July 2019!
STAR WARS VIII: THE LAST JEDI: BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE
Click here for an analysis of the footage!
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Footage from Avengers: Infinity War was shown to the audience at D23!
Most of the stars of the movie showed up on stage: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan, & Anthony Mackie.
Infinity War is the movie that all the previous Marvel movies have been leading up to; in it, we see the Avengers & the Guardians of the Galaxy team up to fight the super villain Thanos.
The trailer shown at D23 was very spoilery, & I won’t be discussing it here because I don’t want to spoil it on myself, but apparently the footage was so good that the entire audience gave a standing ovation!
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.💥
ALL UPCOMING DISNEY MOVIES (2017-2019 ONLY)
- November 8: Thor Ragnarok
- November 22: Coco
- December 16: Star Wars IX: The Last Jedi
- February 16: Black Panther
- March 9: A Wrinkle in Time
- May 4, 2018: Avengers Infinity War
- May 25: Han Solo
- June 15: Incredibles 2
- July 6: Antman & the Wasp
- November 21: Wreck It Ralph 2
- November 2: The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
- December 25: Mary Poppins Returns
- March 8: Captain Marvel
- March 29: Dumbo
- April: Untitled DisneyToon movie
- TBA: Avengers 4
- June 21: Toy Story 4
- July: The Lion King
- November: Frozen 2
- TBA: Mulan
- December: Star Wars IX