D23 expo dwell updates: ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Indiana Jones’ information

Unique footage, main bulletins and shock friends are among the methods Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and twentieth Century Studios excited followers about the way forward for their respective franchises throughout Walt Disney Studios’ second panel presentation at D23 Expo on Saturday.

Among the many marquee displays of Disney’s celebration of all the things Disney, the studio showcase on the Anaheim Conference Middle noticed the present creatives behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Star Wars” and extra take heart stage to tease upcoming movie and TV tasks.

Disney already kicked the fan conference off in fashion Friday with its first studio showcase. In a presentation that opened with a efficiency of “When You Wish Upon A Star” by “Pinocchio’s” Cynthia Erivo, Disney live-action, Pixar and Disney Animation shared information and pictures from movies together with “Hocus Pocus 2,” “Disenchanted,” “Mufasa: The Lion King,” “The Haunted Mansion,” “Snow White,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Elemental” and “Strange World.” Amongst Pixar’s bulletins had been its subsequent characteristic, “Elio,” an extra-terrestrial journey a couple of younger boy who makes first contact with aliens, in addition to the return of Riley and her feelings in “Inside Out 2.” To not be outdone, Disney Animation introduced that it’s going to have a good time the corporate’s one centesimal anniversary with a brand new animated musical impressed by the studio’s signature wishing star. Then Ariana DeBose, who will voice the lead Asha in “Wish,” closed out the presentation with a efficiency of a track from the upcoming movie, which is able to hit theaters in 2023.

Saturday, the eye turned to Marvel’s portion of the presentation, which hyped the remaining tasks of Part 4 of the MCU, particularly “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” However for the reason that studio laid out its plans for Part 5 and 6 throughout its panel at San Diego Comedian-Con in July, its half within the morning’s festivities was comparatively muted.

Equally, new footage of much-anticipated tasks similar to “The Mandalorian” Season 3 and “Ahsoka” had been proven at Star Wars Celebration in Might, and the premiere of “Andor” is developing later this month — so essentially the most information to come back out of the Lucasfilm portion of the presentation centered on its upcoming “Willow” sequence and the fifth “Indiana Jones” movie, which Harrison Ford introduced could be his final within the franchise.

As for twentieth Century Studios, all eyes had been on something and all the things “Avatar 2,” which closed the presentation with a bang. Under, discover our moment-by-moment updates and evaluation from the Marvel, Lucasfilm and twentieth Century displays at D23 Expo.

12:35 p.m. With no updates on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” vacation particular, the panel strikes on to the extremely anticipated, long-awaited “Avatar 2.” James Cameron, beamed in by way of video from New Zealand, says, “Hopefully you’ll see something today and decide whether it’s all been worth it.”

Stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington are amongst these current, and when requested about what it’s wish to play dad and mom now that they’re dad and mom, Worthington says, “The whole movie is about family… protecting a family love.” (A high-quality sentiment, however this panel might use extra Sigourney Weaver.)

3D glasses are handed out for a primary glimpse at “Avatar: The Way of Water,” in theaters Dec. 16. A number of scenes from the movie are screened, making an attempt to indicate its breadth — beginning with a affected person exploration of a coral reef that provoked audible “oohs” as puffy, blue and white fish swam out towards the viewers. The footage then segued to a household scene and a imaginative and prescient of struggle, providing glimpses of recent characters and hints at previous foes. Even gunfire erupts in multicolored orange hues in Cameron’s world.

11:32 a.m. As for the remainder of the Marvel Studios lineup? There’s tons to report.

  • A teaser for “Ironheart” introduces RiRi Williams, performed by Dominque Thorne, and her relationship to the Hood, performed by Anthony Ramos. Feige says they’re not even midway by filming.
  • Paul Rudd seems with Evangeline Lilly and Jonathan Majors in assist of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumMania” (however spend a not-small period of time speaking about Rudd’s title because the sexiest man alive). In a teaser, we study {that a} machine constructed to speak with these within the quantum realm leads (not unsurprisingly) to bother, particularly being sucked into the quantum realm and assembly Invoice Murray and Kang (Majors), amongst others.
  • Halloween particular “Werewolf by Night,” from first-time director (and longtime composer) Michael Giacchino, hits Disney+ subsequent month. Giacchino and stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly have brought the very first trailer for it — which guarantees a black-and-white, old-school TV particular. We additionally see a trailer for “Secret Invasion” and listen to the way it will tee up “Armor Wars.”
  • Marvel newcomer Ke Huy Quan, lately seen in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” joins Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Sophia DiMartino to current “Loki” Season 2, now filming in London, and kicks off with a joke: “I’m so confused right now. Is this not the Indiana Jones panel?” the “Temple of Doom” star asks. Owen Wilson compares Season 2 of “Loki” to the Speaking Heads track “Once in a Lifetime,” noting that David Bryne’s questions and panic — “How did I get here?’ — capture the vibe.
  • Feige confirms that “Fantastic Four,” directed by “WandaVision’s” Matt Shakman, is no less than two years away: Nov. 8, 2024.
  • Talking by a sign-language interpreter, “Echo” star Alaqua Cox, joined onstage by Devery Jacobs, Vincent D’Onofrio, and others, marvels at the truth that that is solely her second function. The listening to members of the solid say that studying ASL for the sequence has been an unimaginable expertise. Feige will get the viewers to cheer for Cox in ASL too. D’Onofrio stays on stage, joined by a special Cox (Charlie), to mark the return of “Daredevil.”
  • Whereas Florence Pugh shouldn’t be on the press tour for “Don’t Worry Darling,” she did beam in to D23 by way of video for “Thunderbolts,” which additionally stars Sebastian Stan — simply after Stan’s “Falcon and Winter Soldier” costar Anthony Mackie teased “Captain America: New World Order.”
  • The primary time the entire Marvels — Iman Vellani, Teyona Parris, Brie Larson — are on stage collectively, for (you guessed it) “The Marvels,” has Vellani lots excited: “I’m having trouble breathing today, it’s great,” the “Ms. Marvel” star says.

11:21 a.m. Ryan Coogler takes the stage to debate “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” saying he’s heading again to the chopping room after this to complete the movie.

In an unique take a look at the film, we see Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), mom of T’Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman), speaking about vibranium — and the way she is aware of the remainder of the world desires it and thinks now’s the time to strike Wakanda to get it. (The footage additionally highlights the Dora Milaje warriors as a drive to be reckoned with as they beat the troopers that raid a lab to attempt to steal vibranium.) Even Feige himself says Bassett kicks ass within the clip.

Forged members current are Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta. “We are back,” says Duke.

“I’m most excited about you guys seeing the beautiful story that Mr. Ryan Coogler has put his heart into,” Wright provides, noting how excited she is that the Wakanda household has expanded. And she or he expects “my bro [Boseman] to look down on us” all of the whereas.

11:14 a.m. Kevin Feige, he’s identical to us! The Marvel Studios honcho begins his presentation by saying, “I’m shell-shocked, we just saw ‘Indiana Jones’ footage.”

Earlier than launching into any bulletins, although, “Rogers: The Musical” — a Captain America gag from Marvel’s “Hawkeye” sequence — breaks right into a full-on musical quantity on stage, with greater than a dozen actors singing a track based mostly round a refrain of “Avengers assemble.” It’s rock musical schmaltz, with wailing guitars and larger-than-life Andrew Lloyd Webber-like choruses. And the viewers eats it up.

11:06 a.m. The “Indiana Jones” brand appeared on the display to D23 Expo roars, with director James Mangold, who shouts out his collaborators on the challenge, together with Steven Spielberg (who he calls certainly one of his “all-time favorite” administrators), George Lucas, Harrison Ford and John Williams. The movie is being scored at this second, in keeping with Mangold.

“I found myself living out a fantasy I had in high school, wondering what it would feel like to direct one of these pictures,” Mangold says.

The viewers cheers all through a teaser for the movie, cresting with the enduring “Indiana Jones” theme and reaching fever pitch with the looks of stars Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “I’m very proud to say that this one is fantastic,” Ford says, “and this is one of the reasons” — as he factors to Waller-Bridge.

The trailer focuses closely on motion sequences with Ford and Waller-Bridge — automobile leaping, working atop trains and a scene during which Ford on a horse is dodging an oncoming practice. The clip ends with a callback to “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” when Ford, whip in hand, stares down a gunman.

“Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure but they’re also about heart,” Ford says, earlier than saying that this shall be his final “Indiana Jones” movie. “We have a really human story to tell as well a movie that will really kick your ass. … This is it. I will not fall down for you again.”

10:48 a.m. Do you keep in mind earlier than Child Yoda? We don’t. And “The Mandalorian” Season 3 is up. Whether or not you name him Grogu, Child Yoda or the Youngster, prepare for extra of your favourite house dad/child adventures. Rick Famuyiwa, director turned “Mandalorian” EP, says, “This has been a dream of mine since I first saw the film, the first film I ever saw in a movie theater … ‘Star Wars’ has shaped my life as a person, as a filmmaker … this has been an incredible full-circle moment to be able to tell stories in this world.”

But it surely’s not simply Mando himself, Pedro Pascal, in attendance. Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) is right here! Bo-Katan Kryze
(Katee Sackhoff) is right here! Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) is right here! The Armorer (Emily Swallow) is right here! Swallow simply met Sedaris 10 minutes in the past and says she is freaking out inside and simply desires a scene between the Armorer and Peli Motto — get the fanfic presses warmed up!

Swallow discusses pulling on her household historical past to get into her character: “My father was a military man … the thing that was most frightening to me was when I had done something wrong” and he knew it and he “did nothing at all.” She mentioned, “That made me look inward and have self-reflection and think about what I needed to learn … That’s one of the ways the Armorer functions.”

Sedaris cuts in: “So you’re saying she has daddy issues?”

Sedaris additionally addresses the humor her character brings to the sequence. “I’m getting laughs and I don’t even know why I’m getting a laugh,” she says. (When she’d ask if she might improvise, she’d be advised, “Amy, they don’t say that in space.”)

Maybe most enjoyable of all, although, is the presence of Babu Frik, and the tantalizing chance of Babu Frik/Grogu scenes collectively.

Right here’s the teaser for Season 3, coming in February 2023.

10:44 a.m. In case you didn’t know already: Jude Legislation is in a “Star Wars” challenge! The Jon Watts-helmed “Skeleton Crew,” in reality, “about a group of kids who get lost in the Star Wars galaxy.” Legislation comes out on stage to greet the viewers. “I can’t quite believe I’m a part of this universe,” he says.

10:40 a.m. It’s time for “Ahsoka,” starring Rosario Dawson. Filoni brings out director Jon Favreau, who notes that the final time they had been right here for D23, Disney+ hadn’t launched but — no one had seen any of “The Mandalorian.” Favreau explains that the concept of introducing Ahsoka by “The Mandalorian” was a solution to see how the viewers would react.

In response to Filoni, lots of people on the “Ahsoka” crew grew up watching “Clone Wars,” so it’s been enjoyable for him to see their response to “Ahsoka, and how much they care about the character.

10:36 a.m. Master “Star Wars” storyteller Dave Filoni is launched, in all his cowboy-hatted glory. The franchise’s animated choices are first up, together with Season 2 of “The Bad Batch” (premiering Jan. 4, 2023) and “Tales of the Jedi,” a group of six shorts — three about Ahsoka, three about Dooku — out Oct. 26. (Filoni goes out of solution to specific his love of Ahsoka.)

Charles Murray, who labored with Filoni on “Clone Wars,” was a contributing author on “Tales of the Jedi,” and Kennedy compares the standard of animation within the sequence to that of famed Japanese artist Hayao Miyazaki. The trailer is right here, so you’ll be able to decide that for your self:

10:25 a.m. Kennedy calls “Willow,” the forthcoming TV adaptation of Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy movie an “amazing, magical adventure,” earlier than introducing actor Warwick Davis, who performs the title character. “The force is strong in here,” quips Davis, who brings out the “Willow” solid. “Sorry, that’s one of my other franchises.” The solid, together with Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman and Ellie Bamber, guarantees an abundance of sword fights and emphasizes the aggressive pluckiness of their characters. Cruz, for example, describes her character Package as “defiant, angsty” and “trying to figure it out.”

Christian Slater, who additionally seems within the sequence, comes out on stage and calls Davis a “legend.” “I love the fantasy, the sci-fi, just getting to be a part of this show was an absolute dream come true,” Slater says. He provides that “we came up with stuff on the spot,” noting he was allowed to improvise fairly a bit in his function. He and Davis joke that the phrases of the writers weren’t at all times handled as sacred.

The trailer teases magix, swordfighting, and the group journey.

10:13 a.m. Lucasfilm is first up. President Kathleen Kennedy has taken the stage to “share what’s ahead for ‘Star Wars’ and beyond” — beginning with “Andor,” certainly one of our most anticipated TV reveals of the autumn, premiering Sept. 21 on Disney+.

After a recap of what the riot was up in opposition to earlier than hope was discovered (a spotlight reel of “Rogue One”), “Andor” solid members Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Kyle Soller and Adria Arjona hit the stage. “It’s about the awakening of a revolutionary. … It’s about bringing change,” Luna says. Soller says it’s nice to affix the road of “Star Wars” villains you like to hate, and Arjona teases Andor and her character Bix’s “complicated” previous. Luna then introduces the ultimate trailer for “Andor” — it’s the primary time even the solid is seeing it.

10:08 a.m. After blasting “Hooked on a Feeling” — an indication of “Guardians of the Galaxy” information to come back? Or Ally McBeal’s entry into the MCU? — the morning’s panel kicks off with a Disney 100 sizzle reel and opening remarks by Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney Studios Content material: “The biggest films ever released have come from these three studios here today.”