Disney is bringing its big guns to D23, as two of its biggest moneymakers – Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios – have pitched in in a big way. Both companies will be presenting new information about their films at the biennial fan event.
A report from Business Insider has revealed that Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios are bringing major news on their movies to the D23 convention. While no clear announcements on what movies will be showcased at the convention, it’s been speculated that there will be news primarily on Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and Black Panther. The recent shake-up with the untitled Han Solo film suggests that there’s a strong chance that Disney will opt out on promoting it, although it’s been suggested that the movie could finally get its title revealed there – or, perhaps more likely, that we could get an official premise for what the next standalone movie will be about. This development suggests that it’s unlikely that Lucasfilm will have a presentation at the San Diego Comic Con this year, as that event is held the week after D23. The good news is that Marvel fans will absolutely be in luck with SDCC, since it’s been confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther will be covered there in addition to at D23.
Thor: Ragnarok collides on November 3, 2017 with a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tesssa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Karl Urban as Skurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast (The Grandmaster), Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, and Cate Blanchett as Hela.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
Black Panther strikes on February 16, 2018. The movie will feature a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape). In addition, Atandwa Kani has also been cast in an unspecified role.
Source: Business Insider
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