Today, D23 Expo 2019 invited guests to go behind the scenes with Walt Disney Studios and get a peek at all of the upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Among the big announcements was a highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther and an addition to the cast of The Eternals.
- Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was joined on stage by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to announce Black Panther 2, which will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
- Black Panther was a massive hit for Marvel Studios when it roared into theaters in February, 2018.
- In fact, the film earned more than $1.3 billion and is the only Marvel film to date to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
- In addition to the Black Panther news, we learned some exciting information on Marvel’s upcoming movie The Eternals.
- Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who was announced to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe yesterday, will be playing Dane Whitman aka the Black Knight in The Eternals.
- This casting reunites Harington with Richard Madden, another former star of Game of Thrones.
- Whitman is a medieval knight with magical abilities and at one point in his comic history he had a relationship with Sersi of the Eternals.
- The role won’t be all that new to Harington, who portrayed the fan-favorite character Jon Snow in the hit HBO series.
- The rest of the cast of the upcoming film took the stage in front of some art of their characters.
- Marvel’s The Eternals will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.
ICYMI – More Marvel news:
- During the Disney+ Showcase at D23 Expo, three exciting new Marvel series were announced, joining the already impressive slate of Marvel content planned for the streaming service. Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk will all be joining the MCU.
- The Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is now offering guests a chance to peek into the history of Marvel Comics. Guests can see some of Disney Legend Jack Kirby’s artwork for the characters known as The Eternals.
- Hasbro announced their new Marvel Legends Series Six-Inch Alpha Flight 6-Pack at the Fan Expo Canada.
- At the D23 Expo, Disney announced the name of the Marvel-based expansion coming to Disney California Adventure will be called Avengers Campus.
Be sure to check out our guide for D23 Expo 2019, including the complete schedule of panels and character meet-and-greets.