On its second day, this year’s D23 Expo was experienced with all the excitement of its fans, since the most anticipated panels were presented today; Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Studios, respectively. We had sneak peeks, first looks, confirmations and reveals, a few exclusive clips for event attendees, and more.
Couldn’t follow the convention broadcast? Check out this roundup of everything announced at D23, from the distant galaxies of Star Wars, to the majestic world of Avatar.
Diego Luna and Adria Arjona were in charge of the Andor panel and were excited that the series will feel like a 12-part movie. They also mentioned that the production of season 2 will start soon.
In her segment, Willow presented her first trailer and revealed that Christian Slater will star in the film. The story follows a farmer who must help Princess Elora fight the evil queen Bavmorda.
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The animated series Tales of Jedi, also presented its first trailer. It will arrive on Disney + on October 26 and will focus for 6 episodes on Ahsoka and another 3 on Dooku
The Skeleton Crew series takes place after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The story of the project deals with a group of children lost in space trying to find their way home. It stars Jude Law and is directed by Jon Watts.
After her live-action debut, Ahsoka will have her solo animated series. The project takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi and will feature fellow characters from the Star Wars Rebels animated series, Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger.
The Mandalorian Season 3
The first special preview of the third season of The Mandalorian, brings back the Mandalorian and Grogu. According to Giancarlo Esposito “it will be the most intense season so far”. It premieres in February 2023 on Disney+.
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Event attendees were treated to an exclusive, emotional preview of the film. On the other hand, actor Harrison Ford confirmed that it will be the last time he plays Indiana Jones.
Marvel Studios Announcements
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
For the sequel to Black Panther, they presented an exclusive scene that was not published for the rest of the world. The description of the preview mentions several action scenes, a battle between Namor and M’Baku and new shots of the Submariner, in addition to a confrontation between the Dora Milaje and some thieves looking to steal vibranium. Wakanda, by losing its king, T’challa, has become an unstable nation, leading world leaders to question the current queen, Ramonda, for refusing to share vibranium with the other nations.
Director Ryan Coogler was present at the event and mentioned that the film is currently in the editing process.
The exclusive Iron Heart teaser showed the protagonist, Riri Williams, getting into trouble after stealing parts to build her new armor. In the series, she will face The Hood (portrayed by Anthony Ramos), a low-ranking thief who obtained magical items by defeating a demon.
The series will explore the concept of magic vs. technology, throughout its plot.
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What appeared to be the first trailer for the film turned out to be another exclusive glimpse of the event. They revealed that the film will connect directly to Avengers: Kang Dynasty. The reason why Kang will look for Scott is that something was stolen from him and only Ant-Man can get it back.
Oh, also everyone’s favorite character Jimm Woo will be back in the movie.
Werewolf by Night
Officially, the Halloween special, Werewolf by Night was announced accompanied by its first trailer. The special will feature the aesthetics of 1940s horror movies and will star Mexican Gael García. One of the unnoticed details was the first look at Man Thing in live action. It premieres on October 7, 2022 on Disney +.
The War Machine series, starring Don Cheadle, is still going on, it will premiere sometime in 2023 after Secret Invasion and will have 6 episodes.
During D23, they presented the first trailer for Secret Invasion, which in addition to bringing back Samuel L. Jackson, as Nick Fury, is Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, last seen in Avengers: Endgame.
Ben Mendelsohn will play Talos, a Skrull warrior, and actresses Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke will also be in the series.
Loki Season 2
Among the announced highlights of Loki season 2, is its direct connection to the Multiverse Saga. It was also revealed that Everything Everywhere At The Same Time actor Ke Huy Quan will be joining the cast in an unknown role.
The long-awaited cast of the Fantastic Four has not been revealed. Kevin Feige announced that he had relevant information about the film to present. Only Matt Shakman, known for directing WandaVision, was announced as the film’s director.
In the exclusive preview of Threw outshowed the return of King Pin with an eyepatch, after being shot in the eyes by Maya in the season finale of Hawkeye.
Daredevil: Born Again
Regarding the devil from Hell’s Kitchen, Charlie Cox mentioned being ready to star in his solo series. Event attendees enjoyed an exclusive preview of the episode of she hulk in which Daredevil will appear. Charlie Cox also mentioned that he will only appear in one of the She-Hulk episodes.
Captain America: New World Order
The fourth installment of Captain America, now with Sam Wilson as the symbol of America, will have The Leader played by Tim Blake Nelson as the villain (yes, the same one we haven’t seen since The Incredible Hulk). Returning roles from Falcon & The Winter Soldier include Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres, who will now take on the role of Falcon, and Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley.
And actress Shira Haas was cast to play the mutant Israelite “Sabra” in the new installment.
Finally the alignment of the Thunderbolts was revealed thanks to concept art by Andy Park. The team will be under the supervision of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and will be led by Yelena Belova, with the rest made up of Red Guardian, Ghost, John Walker, Bucky Barnes and Taskmaster.
The Marvels tape will continue directly after the post-credits scene by Ms Marvel. They revealed that Monica Rambeau was trained by Nick Fury and the alien cat Goose will return in the film.
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Director James Cameron mentioned that Avatar 4 will start filming very soon and is projected to arrive in December 2026. Actor Stephen Lang will return as the antagonist and actress Sigourney Weaver mentioned that her character is crazy unexpected.