Day 2 of D23 EXPO’s big ticket item was its “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios,” a panel covering Disney’s umbrella of live action properties, including Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Principal photography has begun on Star Wars: Rogue One – the story of how the plan to steal the plans for the Death Star came to be. That’s hostiry in the Star Wars universe and history in the real world, as Rogue One is the first standalone Star Wars film.
Director Gareth Edwards has assembled a terrific cast that includes The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones, Killing Them Softly’s Diego Luna, Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn, Donny Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let The Bullets Fly), Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker, Mads ‘Hannibal’ Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity), and Riz Ahmend (Nightcrawler).
Star Wars: Rogue One is slated for a December 16, 2016 release. For more, follow the jump.
To cap a wonderful panel that made my eyes water about 4.7 times, John Lasseter of course chose his baby, the original franchise, Toy Story.
It’s the 20th anniversary of the original Toy Story, a film that might be the most revolutionary animated film ever, at least since Snow White. What brought Lasseter and company back for a fourth go-round? (Aside from money.)
After years of public campaigning, Ellen DeGeneres has finally got her wish with a Finding Nemo sequel. This time, she’s the one being found in Finding Dory, a movie directed by Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane (Toy Story of Terror).
For the first time in Pixar’s history, two original movies are coming in 2015. We’ve fallen in love with Inside Out, and come Thanksgiving, audiences will get a chance to do the same with The Good Dinosaur, in case the world hasn’t spent enough money on dinosaurs yet this year.
If you ask me, and you’re probably not, Inside Out was the best movie of the summer, and we’ll all be able to own it digitally on October 13 or on Blu-Ray November 3.
For my money, Moana won Day 1 of D23 EXPO. Why? The Rock, pure and simple.
The first big announcement of D23 EXPO was that Disney was continuing its tradition of fairy tale adaptations, seeking to deliver the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk in the form of Gigantic.
Day 1 of Disney’s very own Comic-Con, the D23 EXPO, began in earnest with its John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer of Disney & Pixar Animation) hosted Disney Animation and Pixar Animation panel. After a sizzle reel featuring an impressive cut of Disney’s most salient properties, from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Pixar, Pete’s Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, the Johnny Depp two-fer: the newest Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and that upcoming Chris Pine Perfect Storm-like movie (The Finest Hours).
The ABC Television Network spotlights the creative forces and stars from some of its most exciting shows at D23 EXPO 2015, with exclusive Q&As and autograph sessions.
“Once Upon a Time” panel features series creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, as well as stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla, who will talk about their hit ABC series.
Find out what it’s like to work with the Muppets in a special panel featuring the talented performers working on the new ABC primetime series “The Muppets”.
I’m sorry but every since I watched Lemonade Mouth for the first time last month I’ve been in love with Bridgit Mendler. Or maybe instead of getting older, I’m regressing. Who knows? I listened to her debut album My Name Is… on Rhapsody a few weeks ago and love it. Bridgit did a two song semi-acoustic set at D23 Expo and she completely screwed up her hit song Ready or Not. But being a pro, she simply stopped, made a joke and then started over. Nice recovery!