Disney held its semi-annual D23 event over the weekend, showing a bunch of trailers, teasers, and short scenes from all the Disney stuff coming this year and next. Special emphasis was placed on shows and movies coming to Disney Plus and new entries in it Star wars and Marvel franchise.
A ticket and in-person attendance were required to see some of the coolest sneak previews, meaning you’ll likely have to wait to get your first look at Iron heart, Indiana Jones, or Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania. But the company still took the time to throw in a few teasers and trailers for the rest of us.
The sequel to the 1988 film about a wizard who few believe but saves the world from an evil sorceress with the help of a baby, a sorceress-turned-goat and swordsman, two brownies and a princess, got a new trailer that shows more of the plot. Like House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, it appears to be a very large epic fantasy. But unlike those shows, this one seems to have a sense of humor. Arrow premieres on Disney Plus on November 30.
Star Wars: Andor
The lead up to the really excellent Rogue one finally got another trailer that has plenty of intrigue. It will definitely set you up for all the angst and misery a show about doomed people tends to do. Star Wars: Andor will premiere on September 21.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
While Disney had plenty of live-action fare to show off, it also took the time to give us a trailer for its animated anthology series, Tales of the Jedi. The show includes episodes focusing on the training of Ahsoka and the rise (and perhaps fall) of Count Dooku. All six episodes will begin streaming on Disney Plus on October 26.
Finally! After two years, we get another season off The Mandalorian. This teaser trailer was light on plot, but shows the Mandalorian reuniting with his adopted son, Grogu, and plenty of action involving Other things The Mandalorians as Bo-Katan (played by Katee Sackhoff). The Mandalorian will return for season three in February 2023.
Samuel L. Jackson returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Secret invasion. It’s a loose adaptation of the big Marvel comics crossover that finds Earth invaded by shape-shifting aliens. Jackson returns as Nick Fury and is joined by returning characters Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle). Olivia Colman also appears in the trailer. The six-part limited series will premiere in 2023.
And speaking of Don Cheadle, Disney finally announced that his character, Rhodey, is finally getting his own long-rumored Disney Plus series, Tank wars.
Werewolf at night
Marvel showed a black and white trailer for its Werewolf at night special, starring Gael García Bernal as the lycanthropic protagonist, Jack Russell. The trailer also gives us our first – albeit brief – glimpse of Man-Thing. We don’t know too much about the premise of the special yet, but it will debut on Disney Plus on October 7th, just in time for Halloween.
Marvel debuted a new She-Hulk trailer yesterday showing what’s in store for the rest of the season, with Daredevil (who was also at the event teasing his Disney Plus return, Born again) makes a guest appearance at the very end. New episodes of She-Hulk stream on Disney Plus every Thursday.
Confirmed lineup for #Thunderstorm
Florence Pugh – Yelena
Sebastian Stan – Bucky
David Harbor – Red Guardian
Wyatt Russell – American agent
Hannah John-Kamen – Ghost
Olga Kurilenko – Taxi Master
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Valentina pic.twitter.com/WUL4Rb5pCH
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Although it wasn’t an official trailer, Marvel did reveal the cast for the 2024s Thunderbolts. The film, which follows a team of reformed supervillains, will star David Harbor (Red Guardian), Olga Kurilenko (Taskmaster), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Fontaine), Florence Pugh (Yelena), Hannah John Karmen (Ghost), Wyatt Russell ( US Agent) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes).
Marvel has given us the release date for the next one Fantastic fourand it’s set to premiere on November 8, 2024. Cast details are still nonexistent, though we do know that Matt Shakman, who directed WandaVision, will serve as director of this film following the departure of Jon Watts in April. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, said we’ll have to wait until next year’s D23 to find out more.