San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner and that is a key moment for a lot of industries, as we will be hearing updates from all of the big franchises. But as well as San Diego Comic-Con this year we are lucky enough to have the Disney themed event entitled D23.
The D23 Expo is the Walt Disney Company’s own convention, which is held in California every two years. Here’s a nice little fact if you are wondering, yes the D stands for Disney and the 23 part comes from the year 1923. That is the year that Walt Disney founded the company.
Now a lot of information is released around this event, obviously, it is entirely Disney based but when you consider what franchises they own now (Star Wars and Marvel) there is a lot of crucial news and teases of information they will be dropping. This could lead to updates on soon to be Marvel’s biggest movie (Infinity War) which has just wrapped filming part 1. If you are a Star Wars fan it could be an updated on the still untitled Han Solo film or The Last Jedi. The entire time this event is on I will be refreshing my twitter constantly looking for any little update. But for now, I have one item I thought was worth sharing as it sums up a lot of what you will be expecting to see.
This is the release schedule for Walt Disney Studios from 2017-2019
If you are like me, that lineup should have left you gobsmacked. It is truly an incredible time for a whole lot of fans. Right now as I am writing this, I can’t even begin to decide what part to talk about first.
I mean what a schedule we have for Disney and Pixar animations. The closest to being released first is the original Pixar film, Coco. Coco is about a Mexican boy who longs to be a musician, but his family has a ban on music. He then gets a chance he never expected when he gets whisked away to the Land of the Dead and begins to uncover the reason why his family no longer allows music. All the sequels you want are on there way as well including Wreck it Ralph 2, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2 and something we have all been waiting for The Incredibles 2. The Incredibles came out in 2004 and ever since people have been wanting a sequel and finally in 2018 it will be here. Disney is also still going strong with its remakes of animated classics into live action movies. With the classics such as Dumbo, The Lion King and Mulan all lined up.
Disney also has two brand new films on its way, one entitled A Wrinkle in Time which is based around time and space travel featuring a star filled casts such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. They also have The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which is based on the story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Last of all for the Disney live action is Mary Poppins Returns, which features Emily Blunt taking on the role and reunites Poppins with Jane and Michael Banks who are now adults. Following a tragedy, Michael’s children are left joyless and only one person knows how to fix that.
The final ones I want to talk about are the big ones. There was a lot of scepticism when Disney purchased both Star Wars and Marvel, but it is safe to say we wouldn’t have what is coming up without them. We’ve got Star Wars continuing on with Episode 8 – The Last Jedi and Episode 9 which is currently left untitled. Also left untitled is the spin off Han Solo movie.
As for Marvel and its incredible Marvel Cinematic Universe, let us just say if you are a fan of that you’ve got a lot of goodness coming your way. Featuring the third Thor instalment Thor Ragnarok, We’ve also got Black Panther who we already had the pleasure of meeting in Captain America’s Civil War. Returning to reprise his role is Paul Rudd and joining him for a team up is Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and The Wasp. Then eventually in 2019 Brie Larson will be officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel. Now I can finally mention the one I am personally most excited for Avengers: Infinity War. The entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up and leading to this moment. Every Marvel hero we have seen will be facing off against the mad titan Thanos. It begins with Infinity War and then splits up into another Avengers film which is still currently untitled. One thing is certain, Thanos will wield the gauntlet with the infinity stones and it will one of the hardest challenges the Marvel heroes face.
Now I hope this brief summary of the future of the Disney film franchise has got you as excited as I am right now. I’ve given little snippets into what is to come but there is plenty more information to find out there. While writing this a lot was released about each of these films so you’ll be able to to find out more somewhere if you just can’t wait anymore. I myself seriously don’t know what I will be doing with myself as I really can wait any longer for any of these films. That’s clearly a sign of Disney’s magic at work.