Willow has even thrown in a surprise casting announcement for good measure. Joining Warwick Davis, Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, and Joanne Whalley on stage is Christian Slater.
“Getting to be a part of this show was an absolute dream come true. I’ve grown up watching [Warwick],” Slater says.
Christian Slater is here! “Getting to be a part of this show was an absolute dream come true. I’ve grown up watching [Warwick]” #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/voFtCZF0QiSeptember 10, 2022
Willow is here! Warwick Davis steps on stage to introduce the new series, which serves as a sequel to the 1988 cult classic. It’s set to land on Disney Plus on November 30.
“We couldn’t go on this journey without Willow himself…” Warwick Davies is in the house at #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/gp4a0pf4ENSeptember 10, 2022
New Andor trailer debuts at D23
Andor looks in-freakin’-credible. Don’t believe us? The new Andor trailer just dropped, having just been shown at D23. Watch the first sparks of hope flicker to life as Diego Luna’s Rogue One revolutionary starts down a path that will put him in the Empire’s crosshairs…
All for the Rebellion. Watch the brand-new trailer for #Andor, an Original series from Star Wars, and experience the three-episode premiere streaming September 21, only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/w1TiVyBS8tSeptember 10, 2022
More Andor deets are trickling in from the panel. The show, which debuts on Disney Plus on September 21, will be about “the awakening of a revolutionary” according to star Diego Luna. We also delve deeper into the politicking of the Empire through the lens of Mon Mothma.
“This time we get to meet and explore [Mon Mothma] as a woman dealing with the dark shadows of Imperial politics,” says Genevieve O’Reilly. Luna also described the project as a “gigantic film.”
Diego Luna: “On this one I had a chance to be there from beginning to end [as producer and actor]… This is like a 12 episode film. It’s a gigantic film.” #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/gnJi4KK9VwSeptember 10, 2022
Andor kicks off the D23 panel
Andor is first up and it’s being described as a “24-episode spy thriller.” Yes, a second season has already been greenlit and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says it’s close to starting production.
First up is Andor “a 24-episode spy thriller”. Genevieve O’Reilly, Kyle Soller, Addis Arjona and Diego Luna hit the stage at #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/IxBYOhKnjESeptember 10, 2022
Walt Disney Chairman Alan Bergman is here to unveil the new Disney 100 logo and “100 years of wonder” motto.
Kathleen Kennedy is now on stage to introduce the Lucasfilm portion of the panel. Fingers crossed for more Grogu…
Walt Disney Chairman Alan Bergman here to kick things off after a rousing opening montage culminating in the new Disney 100 logo #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/wLH0P6nR5cSeptember 10, 2022
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Five minutes to go…
Excited? Nervous? While we aren’t expecting as many surprises as San Diego Comic-Con, the two-hour panel should still deliver the goods. In terms of realistic announcements, both Loki season 2 and Ahsoka are currently filming so don’t expect too much from them outside of minor teasers and announcements.
Fantastic Four casting is the big news on everyone’s lips. John Kransinski was a frontrunner for the longest time but his quick cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may have paved the way for another version of the character to appear in the MCU’s Earth-616 instead. Thunderbolts, announced earlier this year, could also reveal its cast. We predicted The Thunderbolts lineup already and (hopefully) won’t be too embarrassed looking back on that later today.
What else is on our wishlist? Indiana Jones 5 should be here in some capacity, and there’s been plenty of buzz around what could be Harrison Ford’s last crack at the whip.
If you believe the Marvel rumor mills, we could be getting everything from a Deadpool 3 reveal to Denzel Washington rocking up to the MCU as Dracula. Yes, really. Whatever happens next, expect several internet-breaking announcements.
Things in a galaxy far, far away, however, might be a little more muted by comparison. There are currently no movies being filmed (although several are planned), although we expect to hear more from The Mandalorian season 3 seeing as how that’s only five months away now.
20th Century Studios, too, could bring the goods. More Aliens, perhaps?
Marvel, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century may be taking center stage today, but yesterday it was Disney and Pixar’s turn to dazzle convention-goers.
Did you miss it? Here’s what happened: The Little Mermaid’s live-action remake debuted its first trailer and we also heard more about Barry Jenkins’ Lion King movie, now titled Mufasa: The Lion KIng.
That’s not all. Inside Out is getting a surprise sequel over at Pixar. The legendary animation studio also offered up a first look at its new movie, Elemental. Plus, it announced a new space adventure flick. Elio is currently set for spring 2024.
For more, check out our round-up of everything announced at D23’s Disney and Pixar panel.
Hello and welcome! The last time Marvel took to the stage at D23, it unveiled the likes of Moon Knight (opens in new tab) and She-Hulk to the world. Three years on, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded even further. The Multiverse Saga is now the phrase on everyone’s lips, and Kevin Feige could be about to drop some bombshells surrounding the MCU’s next Kang-shaped arc.
While Marvel Studios may have already unveiled its Marvel Phase 5 (opens in new tab) slate – and announced two new Avengers movies (opens in new tab), no less – at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, there is still plenty that could be revealed later today. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (opens in new tab) is the MCU’s next entry, and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more about it here at the D23 panel. And that’s just for starters.
Looking further afield, there have been rumblings about the Fantastic Four. Might we clap eyes on the MCU’s Reed Richards and Sue Storm for the first time? And what about a Doctor Doom announcement? Plus, there are those pesky gaps in the Marvel Phase 6 (opens in new tab) schedule that still needs to be filled. The full list of upcoming Marvel movies will become much clearer very soon.
Things are much more unknown in a galaxy far, far away. The Mandalorian season 3 (opens in new tab) had a trailer for convention-goers at Star Wars Celebration, while the likes of Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew are also on the way to Disney Plus. And what of 2023’s mystery Star Wars movie, potentially directed by Taika Waititi? The D23 panel is the best time to announce something. Lucasfilm will no doubt pull out some other surprises too – at Star Wars Celebration, they showed off a trailer for Willow and teased Indiana Jones 5. Could we finally get an official title?
20th Century Fox will also be on hand. We’re expecting a second trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water, which is set to reach cinemas later this year.
It all kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM BST. Be sure to follow Total Film on Twitter (opens in new tab) and stay right here for the latest updates.