Britney, Keith, and Dominic celebrate Batman Day! They also break down the latest She-Hulk and speculate about Daredevil’s forthcoming appearance. Then, Keith explains what a HasLab is and why toy collectors are freaking out about the latest offering.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 283: How Do You Celebrate Batman Day?”
In the excitement of everything going on with Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Disney Animation, and more, it was easy to miss one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of the D23 Expo: The immediate cancellation of the Simpsons Cinematic Universe! All kidding aside, The Simpsons returned to D23 and they featured a nice, casual conversation with the cast, creatives, and the fans.Continue reading “‘The Simpsons’ Invade D23”
Britney, Keith, and Dominic go over all of the best announcements from the D23 Expo. They also break down the importance of the Wong and Madisynn relationship on She-Hulk. The discussion goes in many different directions. But not where you think!Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 282: Madisynn, Wongers, and D23”
After a stellar showing at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the stage was set for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to follow up the epic presentation of astonishing announcements with an equally showy a presentation for Disney’s own fan convention, D23 Expo.Continue reading “D23Expo: Marvel Studios Brings Surprises, Shocks, and Lots of Footage”
The D23 Expo may be near its end, but that doesn’t mean the news cycle has stopped. While ot the press line, The Nerds of Color had the chance to talk to Ben Wang and Daniel Wu, the stars of the upcoming Disney+ original series, American Born Chinese.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘American Born Chinese’ Stars Ben Wang and Daniel Wu Talk Representation”
It’s no secret that The Mandalorian reignited the Star Wars fan base with its shiny gun-slinging attitude add very cute Grogu taking on a Lone Wolf and Cub vibe. Though the two were separated temporarily in hopes that Luke Skywalker could train Grogu in the ways of the force, the two eventually reunited. Now it’s time to see what new adventures they will embark on as they head to season 3. And series creator Jon Favreau shared brand new trailer at the D23 Expo.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Gets Ready For New Adventures”
The LucasFilm portion of the D23Expo wouldn’t be complete without a tease of the fifth untitled Indiana Jones film. While we can’t share any footage or reveal a title, we can provide you a small recap of what we heard and saw from the cast and crew of the film.Continue reading “D23Expo: Harrison Ford Promises ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Kick Your Ass”
Dave Filoni brought his love for all things Star Wars to the Clone Wars animated series. While he has made the jump to live-action, directing a handful of episodes of The Mandolorian, he found his way back to animation with shows like The Bad Batch — a series that focuses on a team of specialized clones who go on black-ops missions that no other Clone dare go on. But just in time for the D23 Expo celebration, Filoni announced a brand new series of shorts called Tales of the Jedi. And he revealed a first look at the upcoming six-episode series.Continue reading “D23Expo: Star Wars Animation Expands with ‘Tales of the Jedi’”
Disney is a household name. From the moment we learn to walk or talk, we are exposed to the most legendary stories and cinematic classics that the company has produced over the past 100 years; from Snow White to Encanto.Continue reading “D23Expo: The Future Classics of Disney Animation”
Though Jon Favreau’s The Lion King may have been a visual wonder, it didn’t do anything to differentiate itself from its animated predecessor. As such it was a poor telling of an animated classic. That being said, the photo-realistic technology what characters and world visual artists can create. And now, we will get to see that all over again as the D23 Expo teased Barry Jenkins‘ Mufasa: The Lion King, a prequel that will be told in two different time frames.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ To Explore How Title Lion Becomes A Great King”
It’s the D23Expo, so of course we are going to get to see some exclusive new footage from all kinds of films from their animation and live-action slate. While the studio’s film adaptations of their rides have been more or less a mixed bag, director Justin Simeon, who used to work at Disneyland, seems to embrace the true spirit of the Haunted Mansion.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘Haunted Mansion’ Brings New Scares and Happy Haunts”
One can’t go into the D23 Expo without seeing any exclusive new footage of their upcoming slate. And that’s what we got during the Walt Disney Studio, Walt Disney Studios Animation, and Pixar. For this portion, we will be covering the highly anticipated theatrical films from Elemental and Elio, to exciting sequels like Inside Out 2. And of course, their new Disney+ Original, Win or Lose.Continue reading “D23Expo: Pixar Teases Exciting Originals and Sequels”
David Lowery wowed us with these beautifully composed shots of the north western portion of North America in his live-action adaptation of Pete’s Dragon. But that film put a different twist on a familiar story. One that was quite refreshing. But it looks like his take on Peter Pan & Wendy intends to stay faithful to the original, while also adding some new content by expanding on the Peter Pan and Captain Hook dynamic.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ First Look Takes Flight”
“Four heroes. Two worlds. One War.”
The highlight of D23 Expo’s Disney and Marvel Games Showcase (no shade, ahem, to Midnight Suns) was the announcement trailer for an as-yet-untitled AAA video game featuring Black Panther and Captain America, set in World War II.Continue reading “D23Expo: Black Panther and Captain America Team-Up Game Announced”
D23Expo 2022 cast its latest spell of movie magic with its first look at the long-awaited sequel to their beloved live-action musical, Disenchanted. Released 15 years after the original, the sequel sees the return of Amy Adams as Giselle, who seems to having a hard time adjusting to her life as a mother of a teenager and infant in the real world.Continue reading “D23Expo: Disney Casting New Spells with ‘Disenchanted’”
It’s no secret that Disney has found some critical but much commercial success with their live-action adaptations of animated classics. But these film adaptations help introduce a new telling of an old story to a young generation. And in a way, it is a great way to introduce the animated original to them as well.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘Snow White’ Teases a New Telling of an Old Story”
Shawn Taylor makes his triumphant return to Hard NOC Life, joining Keith and Dominic as they break down the week in Nerd Pop.
Since Keith is no longer Far From Home, Hard NOC Life is officially back from hiatus! And boy did he miss a lot of news. Fortunately, Dominic fills him in on what happened the last three weeks.
The second day of D23 Expo kicked off with the Disney Studios presentation with new films coming from the studios of Disney, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Alan Horn, chief creative officer and co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios hosted the showcase and brought on Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Disney live action’s Sean Bailey, Pixar’s Pete Docter, and Disney Animation’s Jennifer Lee.
Disney+ made its D23 Expo debut this afternoon with a presentation filled with several classic movies and TV series and new original content for their new streaming service at the Anaheim Convention Center. The showcase was met with cheers as actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who stars in Disney+ live action film Lady and the Tramp, hosted presentation which included new series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
Even though the movie is more than a year away, we cannot contain our excitement for Moana, the newest addition to Disney’s iconic princesses. Set for a Thanksgiving 2016 release, the movie will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod Maui and 14-year old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho has been tapped to play the titular Princess Moana. That’s right, a Disney Princess movie about Hawaii starring actual Pacific Islander actors in the roles of Pacific Islander characters. And Emma Stone is nowhere to be found!
Over the weekend, Anaheim, CA was ground zero for the geek-o-sphere as pop culture junkies joined the throngs of Disneyphiles to experience the wonder that is D23 Expo. Now that the House of Mouse owns everyone’s fandoms, D23 rivals only San Diego Comic-Con in terms of hype-building. And this year’s Expo did not disappoint. In addition to teasing footage from Marvel Studios’ and Pixar’s 2016 (and beyond) slate of movies, the announcements that got our attention here at NOC HQ came from Lucasfilm on Saturday.