D23 Expo Reveals "Civil War," "Doctor Strange," and "Star Wars" News

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2015) — Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 EXPO.”

After welcoming the crowd to D23 EXPO 2015, Horn introduced Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, to present overviews of the Marvel Studios and Disney live action slates. Later Horn returned to the stage to present the Lucasfilm film slate to the enthusiastic audience.

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A recap of the presentation follows:

· Kevin Feige led off with a glimpse into the world of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” featuring a video greeting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the title character, followed by a pre-production piece that offered fans a taste of the look and feel of the upcoming film, opening in U.S. theaters on October 26, 2016.

· Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” marched into D23 EXPO with an introduction by its producer, Kevin Feige. To the delight of the audience, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie showed up on stage to help Feige show never-seen-before footage from the movie. Before the footage rolled, Feige revealed that there was a special “Easter egg” for fans to find: it was aptly a nod to D23 EXPO.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

The movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2016.

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· Alan Horn took the stage again to present the Lucasfilm slate and timeline to the D23 EXPO fans. Horn told the audience that there were only 124 days to the release of Episode VII, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” on December 18, 2015 and added that there have been record-breaking trailer views and fantastic fan response. Touching on “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” Horn reminded the audience that Rian Johnson will be directing the film slated for release on May 26, 2017. Then in a surprise announcement, Horn informed everyone that Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) has signed on to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is scheduled for release in 2019.

Moving on to the new Star Wars stories series, Horn touched on the “Untitled Han Solo” stand-alone film, slated for release on May 25, 2018 by reminding everyone that it will be directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord, with Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan writing the screenplay.

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· Horn then took the audience by surprise, announcing the cast for “Rogue One,” the first of the standalone Star Wars stories to hit the big screen, which has commenced principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

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The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award® for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar®-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy® for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning “Let the Bullets Fly” and “Devils on the Doorstep”; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and winner of an Academy Award® for his leading role in 2006’s “The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in “The Hunt” and was the memorable villain from 2006’s “Casino Royale”; Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in “Rogue One,” stars in the soon-to-be-released “Con Man” series and “Trumbo,” which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in “Nightcrawler” and starred in the BAFTA-winning film “Four Lions.”

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

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· “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ended the live-action presentation with a bang as J.J. Abrams introduced stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o. The crowd cheered when John Boyega announced that everyone there would get a Drew Struzan D23 EXPO commemorative poster to take home. Then, in a bringing-down-the house surprise moment, Harrison Ford, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, joined Abrams on stage to wild applause.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015.

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#1 Posted by the_stegman (40360 posts) - - Show Bio

So, we gonna see the Civil War footage or not, Disney?

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#2 Edited by Black_Arrow (10291 posts) - - Show Bio

So, we gonna see the Civil War footage or not, Disney?

here there is a description of the footage. http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/08/15/d23-2015-first-captain-america-civil-war-footage-shown?utm_source=IGN%20hub%20page&utm_medium=IGN%20%28front%20page%29&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=Coverstory

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#3 Posted by flameboy298 (2805 posts) - - Show Bio

So, we gonna see the Civil War footage or not, Disney?

We'll probably see it this year,but probably not for a couple of months.I wish they would stop this whole "Exclusive" Footage thing for people go see it.

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#4 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

@flameboy298: I'm not a fan of exclusive footage either but then what would be the point of going to these events? I could've gone to D23 myself but decided against it since it started the day after I got back from a ten hour plane ride from Scotland.

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#5 Posted by the_stegman (40360 posts) - - Show Bio

@flameboy298: The exclusive footage thing is crap. Not everyone has time and money to go to Florida or California.

@black_arrow: Yeah, I read those, I want to SEE it.

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#6 Posted by the_stegman (40360 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: I say do what WB did. Release trailers a day early for the event, then the next day, release it everywhere. Everyone wins.

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#7 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike the whole exclusive thing, but at the same time, it's a good treat for people that spend all that money to go to those events so I understand why they have them.

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#8 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3645 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish they'd put the trailers out, so I don't have to fish through all the fan-made trailers claiming to be the real one on You Tube.

Also, there are plenty of reviews and breakdowns of the trailers from users on You Tube. I don't want to see a review of breakdown of a trailer that I've yet to even see.

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#9 Edited by Mfundroid (2916 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen the Civil War trailer filmed on a cellphone (wasn't that bad) and it's so dramatic and powerful. I thought it was much better than the BVS: Dawn Of Justice trailer.

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#10 Edited by flameboy298 (2805 posts) - - Show Bio

@mfundroid said:

I've seen the Civil War trailer filmed on a cellphone (wasn't that bad) and it's so dramatic and powerful. I thought it was much better than the BVS: Dawn Of Justice trailer.

This is the part where you provide a link.But yeah we probably won't get a trailer until September or October which sucks.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-5d2b83d5a0d79 (12104 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike the whole exclusive thing, but at the same time, it's a good treat for people that spend all that money to go to those events so I understand why they have them.

i agree

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#12 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@flameboy298: The exclusive footage thing is crap. Not everyone has time and money to go to Florida or California.

@black_arrow: Yeah, I read those, I want to SEE it.

You know you aren't owed that footage, right? They're rewarding the people who did spend the time and money to be there. We'll have our turn to see the film in due time.

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#13 Posted by Black_Arrow (10291 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched the trailer but It was confusing on the cellphone so I will wait for the real one.

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#14 Posted by KritikalMassX (1510 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems unfair for exclusive people checking out exclusive footage of Civil War while the rest of us have to go to YouTube just to see that from someone's cellphone...And with poor definition, no less. I'd say we could give it a few weeks or a month until Marvel decides to put out the trailer so everyone will see it.

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#15 Edited by Larflizzle (10 posts) - - Show Bio

The entitlement people on the internet have has been expanding at a worrying rate recently.

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#16 Posted by laabitres (801 posts) - - Show Bio

im more excited about the star wars news tbh

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#17 Edited by kalorama (252 posts) - - Show Bio

@drellassassin said:
@the_stegman said:

@flameboy298: The exclusive footage thing is crap. Not everyone has time and money to go to Florida or California.

@black_arrow: Yeah, I read those, I want to SEE it.

You know you aren't owed that footage, right? They're rewarding the people who did spend the time and money to be there. We'll have our turn to see the film in due time.

Exactly! The culture of presumptive entitlement that permeates fandom is generally bemusing but is more and more often edging towards tiresome.

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#18 Edited by the_stegman (40360 posts) - - Show Bio

@drellassassin: Am I not owed the footage though? As someone who supports their films, as someone who helps them become the success they are, I say I am. Showing footage to a very small minority of people and making the majority wait is unfair.

It's like saying "I'm giving out candy, but only to red headed people"..

Not everyone can go to festivals, and even if they could, the things sell out fast, making it impossible.

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#19 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio
@mfundroid said:

I've seen the Civil War trailer filmed on a cellphone (wasn't that bad) and it's so dramatic and powerful. I thought it was much better than the BVS: Dawn Of Justice trailer.

This is the part where you provide a link.But yeah we probably won't get a trailer until September or October which sucks.

I might know which one you're talking about. It's fake if it's the same video I saw.

~MiB

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#20 Edited by kalorama (252 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

@drellassassin: It's like saying "I'm giving out candy, but only to red headed people"..

No, it's like saying "I'm giving out candy, but only to the kids who actually put on a costume, come to my front porch on October 31, ring the bell, and say "Trick or Treat!" If you're unwilling or unable to do that, then you can wait and hope that I decide to leave the leftover bowl out sometime after Halloween. But if and when that happens is at my discretion. Either way, I'm under no obligation to give anyone any candy.

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#21 Posted by Xrated48 (654 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney should just release it today i hate this stupid exclusive thing for big events such as comic con or d23. E3 puts the trailers and gameplay online and people still go. People would still go regardless even if there were no new footage. Btw to all the people who are saying the trailer is online in bad quality it's most likely fake

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#23 Posted by _Mongul (1855 posts) - - Show Bio

Who will the big villain in CW be? Honestly curious.

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#24 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@xrated48 said:

Disney should just release it today i hate this stupid exclusive thing for big events such as comic con or d23. E3 puts the trailers and gameplay online and people still go. People would still go regardless even if there were no new footage. Btw to all the people who are saying the trailer is online in bad quality it's most likely fake

At E3 you get to play the games, and attendees are almost all people within the industry. Very, very different.

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#25 Edited by Sad_Eyes (233 posts) - - Show Bio

@_mongul said:

Who will the big villain in CW be? Honestly curious.

General Ross, taking from the trailer's descrption

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#26 Edited by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@sad_eyes said:
@_mongul said:

Who will the big villain in CW be? Honestly curious.

General Ross, taking from the trailer's descrption

It's heavily rumored that Daniel Bruhl will be playing Baron Zemo.

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#27 Edited by Heatblaze (10401 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen the Civil War trailer filmed on a cellphone (wasn't that bad) and it's so dramatic and powerful. I thought it was much better than the BVS: Dawn Of Justice trailer.

Please,Please,please upload somewhere so I can see it.

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#29 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sold. Now if they just give us some trailers to wet that appetite.

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#30 Posted by Flumox56 (2301 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War,,,, Hoping for a small Charlie Cox / Daredevil Cameo.

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#31 Posted by Mfundroid (2916 posts) - - Show Bio

@heatblaze123: @madeinbangladesh: You were right, it was a fake. But to be honest it was kind of convincing. I was sort of on a Kingdom Hearts 3 high waiting anxiously for whatever they were gonna dish out. Sorry guys :D

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#32 Posted by strangetales (1759 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see the doctor strange concept art? Does anyone have links for it

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#33 Edited by saiyan_earthling (5902 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnie Yen!