The Disney+ Marvel website home screen on a laptop computer in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Monday, July 18, 2022.
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Hot on the heels of San Diego Comic Con in July, Disney is set to unveil more information about its burgeoning Marvel Cinematic Universe during the D23 Expo on Saturday.
Fans already know how Phase 4 of the MCU will end with “Black Panther Wakanda Forever” in November, but are looking for new footage and trailers for already announced films and Disney+ TV shows, as well as new announcements about directors, cast and future content.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige teased that his team has a plan for the next ten years of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and plans to incorporate the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool into the mix of already established Marvel heroes.
Here’s a breakdown of what audiences can expect from Disney’s Marvel Studios in the coming years:
Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, started his portion of the D23 Expo panel with a rendition of “I Can Do This All Day” from “Rogers: The Musical,” which appeared in the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.”
Ryan Coogler, the director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” brought footage from the film, which is due out in theaters Nov. 11. The clips showed Queen Ramonda chastising the United Nations for trying to steal vibranium from Wakanda following the death of T’Challa.
The footage showcased the power of the Dora Milaje and set the stage for an epic fight against Namor and the Atlanteans.
“Excited for you to walk out of the cinema and feel proud of what we brought to you,” said Letitia Wright, who portrays Shuri in the film.
Audiences got a quick glimpse at Riri Williams in the “Wakanda Forever” footage, but Marvel also shared a peek at the “Ironheart” Disney+ series, which is still in production. The clips showed Riri building bits of the Ironheart armor and Feige teased that the show will focus on the cross section of magic and technology.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Johnathan Majors appeared on stage to discuss the upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the first film in phase 5 of the MCU.
“This thing is bananas,” Rudd said.
“This is going to be unlike anything you’ve seen from us and not to mention that guy,” he said, pointing to Majors, who portrays Kang. “Throws this whole thing into such new territory.”
Footage shows the Lang, Van Dyne and Pym families being pulled into the quantum realm and faced with a terrible new foe: Kang the Conqueror.
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