On Saturday, August 20th, at the Walt Disney Studios panel, which starts at 10:30 am. Marvel Studios President of Production, Kevin Feige , will share the stage with the rest of the Disney studio heads to talk about what we can expect from them over the next few years. Feige will be talking about the future of Marvel Studios and will also bring us look at next year’s incredibly anticipated crossover film, The Avengers. On top of that, the cast of The Avengers (pictured above), including Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Steven Rogers/Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) will be in attendance as well to talk about the movie, which is currently filming! That already adds onto the excitement of the fact that The Avengers has a presence at the convention.
Of particular note, Marvel didn’t hold a presentation at Comic-Con for The Avengers this year, which makes this a very big deal. To take such a big movie and make it a D23 exclusive will put this convention on the map, and even get them some serious business in the years to come. It was a great move on Disney’s part to hold back on the big reveal for their own convention. This, for me, adds on to excitement I’m already feeling for this weekend.
Also, on Sunday 21st at at 10:15 am, Marvel will be front and center in the Arena with a panel that will span from the beginning of Marvel’s first published comic in 1939 until now, while featuring an interactive Q&A. The panel will be hosted by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, who was quoted saying “We’re thrilled to be a part of the one-of-a-kind show that is Disney’s D23. Whether attendees are new to the world of Marvel or longtime fans, they’re going to love what we’ve planned for them!” Don’t miss it!
Long time Marvel fans should have a lot to look forward to this weekend, while Marvel should be gaining quite a few new fans as well. As a huge Marvel fan, I know I’m greatly looking forward to it, and I can’t wait to see what Marvel and Disney have in store for the future.
I’ll be at D23 this weekend covering all things Marvel, so stay tuned for more!
- Marvel Studios Makes Appearance at D23 Expo (chipandco.com)