My favorite panel of all the panels at D23 Expo has been the Live-Action movies. In previous years, we had separate Live-Action and Animation Panels. At the 2019 D23 Expo, the movies were all represented in one panel: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney, Marvel Studios and Star Wars.
Walt Disney Studios Announces Slate at D23 Expo
This is it! The Studios panel at D23 Expo is happening and I’m live in the room where it’s going down.
This is going to be a live document: I’ll update straight from Hall D23 to YOU! So check back, refresh, and get all the deets as they happen.
May the Force Be With Us!
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D23 Expo Studios Panel Alan Horn
Alan Horn thanking the fans and reminding us of what we saw 2 years ago.
AND IT WAS AWESOME. That is all.
Talking about Fox- nothing coming on this stage today.
Star Wars was Fox originally, every generation has a legend. Today we’re meeting some of those legends.
He did a Yoda voice for Kathleen Kennedy!
JJ & Kathleen on stage NOW- we’re talking Rise of Skywalker first!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
CAST ON STAGE. ALL OF THEM!
Room is exploding. Everyone is on their feet.
The fandom is strong in our Disney family.
John and Daisy talked to us for a bit, now Kerry Russel is telling us about her new character.
Cool and kinda shady… we love it. An old friend of Poe’s. Alright.
JJ: we needed Carrie in the film. They used the old footage to include her.
No trailer but a hot new poster!
Sizzle reel showing now- Holy cow…. DAISY SLAYS. Double bladed lightsaber, y’all.
Marvel Studios at D23 Expo
Kevin Feige on stage— please tell us about Spidey please tell us about Spidey please tell us about Spidey.
Black Panther II
Officially announced with Ryan on stage.
NAME OF THE FILM: nope. Too early.
Coming out May 6, 2022!
The Eternals Cast on Stage
Super cool, everyone is here from the cast! Including Angelina Jolie.
Kit Herrington confirmed!
No one spoke, just all on stage.
Black Widow Trailer
Just saw some footage and DANG yall, it is amazing. AMAZING.
I’m not sure if it’s coming out or not, but this was awesome.
ps- no Spidey announcement.
Walt Disney Studios Live-Action
Dwayne Johnson come out ON A JUNGLE CRUISE BOAT!
Room went nuts and people are screaming. He’s finally on stage.
The Backside of Water makes it into the movie and I am officially a Jungle Cruise movie stan.
TWO trailers- cause Emily Blunt had to straighten him out. Ha!
This movie is going to be so much fun.
Dwayne talking about how aware they are about the way people love the ride, and honor that. an Adventure of a Lifetime.
Angelina back on stage.
Angelina: I came back, because I missed her.
The rest of the cast came on stage- each sharing what they loved about the movie.
Elle Fanning- talks about how much she’s grown since the first film, and how it’s marked special moments in her life.
Michelle Pfeiffer: excited to work with the women in the film and loved the first film.
Chiwetel Ejiofor: Loved being in this movie.
Got to see a clip of the movie- where they all go to the castle to meet Phillips parents. Maleficent is DELICIOUS. yall.
Niki Caro: Director talking about the journey of Mulan and that’s what drew her to the live-action movie.
Still a relevant story.
This story is layered with the old stories, just like the animated version.
Footage shown: so beautiful! And I think the old Mulan lovers are going to dig this one too.
Okay, this totally made me cry. They showed us some beautiful scenes including the one where Mulan’s father says he will fight because he has no sons. WEEP!
She is one bad-A warrior and I can’t wait to see this one in March!
Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.
That’s it. That’s all I’ve got because that’s all I need!
The next villain centered movie is coming. And Emma looks like she’s going to make a fantastic Cruella.
Pixar Animation Studios At D23 Expo
Pete Docter on stage. Started back in 1990 and helped write the characters in Toy Story.
Dana Murray and Kemp Powers and Mike Jones on stage.
Middle School Band teacher is the main character and he loves Jazz.
His purpose is to play and he finally has his shot. But one misstep- changes everything.
He ends up at the Youth Seminar and meets a character named 22, who doesn’t want to leave. But wants to help Joe leave and get back to his life.
Also, Nine Inch Nails is making movie… for a Pixar film.
QUESTLOVE is in the movie! Playing a drummer- and people are yelling his name, they are here for this.
Phylicia Rashad is the mom.
Daveed Diggs- the neighbor.
Jamie Foxx is Joe and Tina Fey is 22!
Kori Rae & Dan Scanlon.
Tom Holland and Chris Pratt are on stage and the world has ended in here. HAAAA!
Tom just got a huge shout out!
Chris Pratt loves that he’s sharing a Pixar movie with someone he loves- his “little brother” Tom Holland.
Tom Holland can’t even say a word and the room freaks out. Hey, he love our Spider-Man, so Sony and Disney work this out.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the mom and she’s here!!! She was Princess Atta so she’s done this kind of thing before.
Watching 8 minutes of Onward. Exclusive no one outside of Pixar has seen this!
Tom said he loves us 3000 and… sob.
And Octavia Spencer is the Manacor.
Walt Disney Animation Studios at D23 Expo
Announcing the next feature film:
Raya and the Last Dragon
Southeast Asia inspired film- fantasy adventure.
Disney movie plus Hong Kong action film- takes place in a reimagined earth: Kumandra.
It’s been invaded and Raya is a lone warrior looking for the last dragon to save her world.
We got a clip and at the end the movie makers told us who’s voices we just heard.
Cassie Steel is Raya and AWKWAFINA is Sisu the Dragon.
Both are here on stage telling us about their characters. And I love Awkwafina and she is making so many moves. The year of Awkwafina is happening.
Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in Frozen 2!
Getting some clips from the movie. This is going to be funny, yall.
And Kristoff… ohhhhh I love him so!
The whole cast is on stage singing to us. DEAD.
I’m dead. Find my body in Hall D23.
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.