2019 D23 Expo Day 2: Walt Disney Studios

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Our update for day 2 of the 2019 D23 Expo will be a shorter one with no news on Walt Disney World revealed today.

The highlight of the day was the Walt Disney Studios presentation in Hall D23. The presentation saw discussions of the following upcoming Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar movies:

  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker – Most of the cast was in attendance along with Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams. Some touching words were shared about Carrie Fisher as well as general discussion on how excited the cast is for the movie.
  • The Eternals – Most of the cast was in attendance for this as well. Marvel head Kevin Feige also revealed that Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) will be in the movie in a non-Eternal role.
  • Black Widow – Footage of the movie was presented as was a pre-recorded clip of Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour and Florence Pugh
  • Black Panther II – Director Ryan Coogler came out to officially announced that Black Panther II (not the actual title) will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
  • Jungle Cruise – Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt shared competing “trailers” where each star was featured more prominently in their own trailer.
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfieffer and Elle Fanning took the stage to share an extended clip.
  • Mulan – An extended clip was presented by Director Niki Caro.
  • Cruella – A pre-taped clip of Emma Watson was followed by a still photo of her as Cruella.
  • Soul – Upcoming Pixar movie with a cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad and Daveed Digs. The jazz pieces will be written by Jon Batiste and the score will be done by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
  • Onward – Upcoming Pixar movie with cast that includes Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, all of whom were in attendance. Holland took the stage to the largest ovation of the night due to the recent news that Disney and Sony’s negotiations surrounding Spider-Man have stalled. As Holland left the stage he said, “It’s been a crazy week, but I wanted to say I love you 3,000!”
  • Raya and the Last Dragon – Upcoming Disney Animation Studios a short clip was shared and actresses Cassandra Steele and Awkwafina joined the filmmakers on stage.
  • Frozen 2 – The cast appeared in different segments starting Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K Brown. Short clips were played for each of their characters before Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad performed songs from the movie. Multiple extended clips were also shown.

We will have regular updates from the D23 Expo on our Twitter page as well as our D23 News page. The Parks and Resorts Presentation is at 1:30 PM (10:30 AM PST) on Sunday August 25th.

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