During Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, this past weekend, Disney and Marvel brought its biggest stars and announcements for thousands of fans and audience members.
Moana directors Ron Clements and John Musker, producer Osnat Shurer, co-writer Jared Bush, and co-head of animation Amy Smeed participated in a panel discussion and introduced the young woman voicing Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, to a full house. The team talked about the story, showcased animation tests, and then screened two scenes and the first three minutes of the movie. Moana hits theaters November 23, 2016.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage in Hall H for a panel to showcase the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The panel kicked off with surprise guests from Black Panther, including cast members Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye) and director Ryan Coogler, making their first official appearance as a cast.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok sent a video highlighting what Thor has been up to since the last Avengers. An in-production sizzle reel gave the audience in attendance a sense of what’s to come with the story.
For the first time, fans were introduced to the cast of Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One), Rachel McAdams (Doctor Christine Palmer), Mads Mikkelsen (Kaecilius) and Benedict Wong (Master Wong) along with director Scott Derrickson and treated to brand new never-before-seen footage from the film plus a new trailer.
Making his first appearance at Comic-Con was the star of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland (Peter Parker), who was joined by cast members including Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori and director Jon Watts as they showed in-production footage for fans. The Marvel Studios team is co-producing Spider-Man: Homecoming with Sony.
The panel was taken over by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and Feige announced the brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction at Disney California Adventure, followed by a surprise appearance from returning cast members Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and new additions Kurt Russell (Ego), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha) alongside director James Gunn. They treated fans to exclusive footage from the film.
As a final surprise, Feige introduced the brand-new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, who will be playing Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in Captain Marvel.