While we’ve already covered some of the big stories D23, here’s a round-up of the best and the rest from the expo extravaganza.
- Director Ryan Coogler has confirmed that Black Panther 2 will be released on May 6th, 2022. A villain and a title have already been proposed by Coogler, and now it’s just a case of getting the story and script iron out.
- The upcoming WandaVision Disney+ miniseries will see Kat Dennings, Randall Park, and Kathryn Hahn featured alongside Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision. Dennings will be reprising her Darcy Lewis role from the first two Thor movies, Park will be back as Ant-Man and the Wasp’s FBI agent Jimmy Woo, while Hahn will be playing a nosy neighbour. WandaVision is currently looking at a spring 2021 premiere.
- The Disney Channel is to house an animated Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series that features 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette and her dinosaur pal in modern-day New York City. Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions are developing the series with Disney.
- Up next in the animated movie stakes for Disney is a picture titled Raya and the Last Dragon. Inspired by the culture of Southeast Asia, Cassie Steele will voice Raya and Awkwafina will be voicing Sisu, the last dragon.
- The Mandalorian – which had its first trailer screened at D23 – has added MingNa-Wen to its cast in a mystery role. Wen is no stranger to the House of Mouse, for she voiced the title character in 1998’s Mulan and has more recently been seen as Agent Melinda May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the past six years.
- Sticking with all things ‘a galaxy far, far away’ and the seventh season of The Clone Wars has been confirmed to premiere in February 2020. And yes, the fan favourite animated series will be landing on the impending Disney+ streaming service.
All of these titbits come hot on the heels of Game of Thrones' Kit Harington and Captain Marvel's Gemma Chan joining The Eternals, Overlord's Wyatt Russell joining The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as US Agent, confirmation that Ewan McGregor is returning for a live-action Obi-Wan Kenobi show, and that She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel are all getting their own live-action Disney+ series.
As ever, expect more from D23 as news and announcement continue to break.