The third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to a climactic conclusion with Avengers: Endgame, which set up what’s sure to be an exciting fourth chapter of the series. As of now, little is known about the upcoming stage. There’s certainly been plenty of gossip, but nothing for fans to fully sink their teeth into. That’s all expected to change on August 24th at the D23 expo, though.
Disney recently released a full schedule of what’ll happen at the event each day and the aforementioned Saturday will be dedicated solely to the company’s film division. That includes Pixar, Star Wars, live-action movies and, of course, Marvel Studios.
The official statement on the matter is as follows:
“The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the exciting slate of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!”
While moviegoers throughout the nation should be excited by this news, it’s also a bit of a bummer to those attending San Diego Comic Con a month earlier. It was thought that Disney may release some information about the franchise there, but that now seems unlikely. Then again, it makes more sense for the studio to break the news at their own event than anywhere else.
There’s a chance that some MCU announcements could be made on Friday, August 23rd as well. If there are any superhero releases headed to the upcoming Disney Plus streaming platform, that would be the day when they’re advertised for the first time to those in attendance. Ther’ve already been rumors circulating about potential Marvel projects headed to the new service, so this day will certainly be interesting to see if anything gets confirmed.
Even if you can’t get to D23 this year though, fear not, for We Got This Covered will have all the updates for you as and when they arise.