San Diego Comic-Con might be the go-to summer convention, but D23 isn’t slacking these days. The smaller event will be held in Anaheim, CA this July and carry an impressive line-up. A new report from Marvel just let fans know D23 will host an array of MCU previews, and fans are eager to see what the studio has in store.
“Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14–16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” and more,” the studios’ press release writes.
“Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!”
Marvel is slated to bring exclusive set props from Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther to the event. There is no word yet on whether new footage of the films will be released, but fans are hopeful. The most likely scenario for attendees is that they’ll get to see footage which won’t be released to the public until SDCC goes down. Captain America: Civil War debuted early footage at a prior D23 event before a full trailer was tossed to fans later at Comic-Con International. SDCC is scheduled for the end of July, so the wait would not be totally unbearable.
As summer moves shifts into gear, Marvel fans are expecting to get plenty of updates on the MCU’s status. Thor: Ragnarok is set to debut in November just months after Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres in July. The studio also has a slew of television projects in the work, and the MCU has multiple films in production or development. Aside from new footage, fans are clamoring to learn more about Captain Marvel’s cast and how Avengers: Infinity War is progressing so far.
Aside from Marvel news, Disney is also expected to bring Star Wars news to the event. According to Star Wars News Net, the studio is rumored to dish out news on its Han Solo standalone - so maybe fans will get an official title soon?
Thor's world is about to explode in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avengers... The Incredible Hulk!
The cast features Chris Hemsworth in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard; Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk; Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela; Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster; Tessa Thompson bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen; and Karl Urban will add his might to the fray as Skurge.