It’s been a crazy weekend of news out of Anaheim, California as Disney rolled into town for D23, giving us updates on everything from theme parks, to animated movies, to a galaxy far, far away. But the craziest of all was the sheer amount of bodies the company put on stage to hype up Avengers: Infinity War.
Anyone who is a fan of the Toy Story films was skeptical when Pixar announced they were making number four. One of the things that made it digestible, though, was that John Lasseter himself, was directing. He did not just the first two films, but was the current head of both Pixar and Disney Animation.
There’s no shortage of cool stuff to see walking around a Disney convention. A huge percentage of the people there are strictly for to buy merchandise. Unfortunately, some of the coolest merchandise in the entire convention was not for sale.
Disney loves a good surprise, and fans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim got plenty of those over the weekend. One of the more subtle ones featured a brand new droid, rolling around the display for the new theme park additions called Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
Marvel Powers United VR makes one of your wildest dreams come true. You and three friends can all team up and fight the forces of evil, in real time, as your favorite superheroes. If you and three friends all have an Oculus Rift of course.
D23 is upon us this weekend, and with it, a new behind-the-scenes glimpse at the next chapter in the Star Wars saga. But although the movie didn’t offer us a full trailer, what we did get was still jam-packed with little hints and clues as to what’s to come for Luke, Leia, Rey, Finn, and Poe.
Here’s one more nugget of theme park news from the D23 Expo. Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim will build off the success of the new Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout ride with an immersive Marvel superhero universe at the park, including the Avengers and Spider-Man.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is getting a bunch of brand-name upgrades in the next few years leading up to the 50th anniversary in 2021.
Disney just announced that the Star Wars areas of their theme parks will be called Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The studio also gave a few more teases of how this highly interactive land will work. Also opening: the world’s first totally immersive Star Wars hotel.
Soon after showing an incredible Avengers: Infinity War clip, Marvel unveiled who was lurking under those black sheets next to Thanos at their booth on the floor at the D23 Expo: it’s the Black Order. But first, as an added bonus, the Infinity Gauntlet itself also made an appearance.
Marvel Studios just showed a huge chunk of footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo and there almost aren’t words for it. But we’re going to try.
After years of speculation and anticipation, The Incredibles 2 was finally unveiled to the world at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. We found out the sequel will take place right after the original film—and a full, brand-new scene was shown, featuring baby Jack-Jack.
Disney’s D23 Expo kicked off tonight and io9's Germain Lussier was among the first to lay eyes on a detailed diorama—which attendees could only observe from a distance of three feet away—revealing what the Star Wars Land theme parks will look like when they open in 2019.