Follow along with updates from the 2017 D23 Live-Action Movies Panel
The fifth bi-annual D23 Expo is upon us and day two is kicking off with the The Walt Disney Studios Live-Action Films panel! As we saw yesterday with the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films panel, this one should be jam-packed with surprises from Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios. That’s why we’re offering up-to-the-minute reports with a live blog of the full festivities. Follow along below!
Located in Hall D23, the D23 live-action movies presentation has promised never-before-seen footage, surprise star appearances, and more. It will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an exciting array of spectacular films on the horizon from three world class studios.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, meanwhile, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth film, which are being filmed back-to-back in Atlanta and are written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Both films will also be shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a release in theaters on May 4, 2018. Then, the Avengers assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.
What are you most hoping to see from the D23 live-action movies panel? Which upcoming release are you most anticipating? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.