If you haven’t heard of the D23 Expo, where have you been? It’s the biggest Disney convention around and shares all the latest info on upcoming films, parks, and news along with exclusive shows and panels.
Because Disney and Marvel have now merged, we had a lot of Marvel news at this year’s expo. We had:
All-new Marvel series
Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, announced three new series coming to Disney Channel based on marvel comics. The series joining the MCU will be ‘Ms. Marvel’, ‘Moon Knight’, and ‘She-Hulk’. They don’t yet have debut dates, but it’s coming soon.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Launching in 2020, Kevin Feige revealed that after their appearances in Avengers: Endgame, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) will team up. Emily VanCamp will return as Sharon Carter and for the first time, Wyatt Russell will be playing Marvel Comics character, John Walker.
In a new series for 2021, Vision and Wanda Maximoff play two super-powered beings trying to live ideal suburban lives. Feige describes it as half classic sitcom and half epic MCU adventure. Actors Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen made a surprise appearance at the Expo, joined by Kat Dennings and Randall Park, who will reprise their roles from Thor and Antman and the Wasp.
Tom Hiddleston returns in 2021 to play your favourite villain, Loki, in a series set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. In a video greeting, Hiddleston said: “It’s your boundless enthusiasm and your support that means that Loki still has more story left to tell, and it will never stop surprising and delighting me that you think he’s cool. This journey isn’t over yet – in fact, it’s only just begun.”
Marvel’s new animated series ‘What If…?’ premieres in 2021 spotlighting different heroes from the MCU and reimagines what might have happened if things had turned out differently. Haley Atwell will voice Peggy Carter, saying: “It feels like the gift that keeps on giving… They brought her back”.
96-page comic book
In the last week of December, Marvel are planning on releasing a 96-page comic book to celebrate their 80th birthday. It will be called ‘Incoming’ and will start 2020 off with a pow!
Tom Holland came along!
He’s had a rough week with the controversy around Spiderman, Sony and Disney, so a lot of people weren’t expecting him to show up for the Marvel shows. He did, however, and Spiderman was all anyone could talk about, despite his leading role in the upcoming film, Onward. Before leaving the stage, Holland killed us all with an “I love you 3000”.
Black Widow is one hell of a superhero in the MCU, one who is often overlooked despite, in our opinion, being stronger than the rest! In 2020, we get to watch a film about her and her origin story, and we’re so excited!
In 2020, The Eternals are sent to Earth to protect it from evil deviants. The Eternals are immortal beings created by celestials, and the one and only Kit Harrington gets to play one!
Black Panther 2
After the success of the first Black Panther film, it’s no surprise there’s another one in the works. There have been rumours about a sequel in the past, but after Black Panthers was dusted by ‘The Snap’ in Avengers: Infinity War, fans weren’t so sure.
Marvel-themed lands at Disney Parks
New land, ‘Avengers Campus’ will be coming to both Disneyland California and Paris with MCU-themed attractions, restaurants, and shows, as well as exciting new chances to meet The Avengers themselves. Work to revamp Disneyland Paris’ Hotel New York has already begun, giving it a new Marvel theme with new art and themed suites for you to enjoy.
Keep an eye out for more D23 catch-ups, such as ‘everything we learnt about parks‘, ‘everything we learnt about Star Wars‘, and ‘everything we learnt about Disney+‘.