On Saturday, the live-action films from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were showcased at Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The presentation was hosted by Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production), Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), and Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios).
The films being showcased on Saturday included Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Mary Poppins Returns, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War, and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the still untitled A Star Wars Story focusing on Han Solo’s adventures before A New Hope.
The biggest news came with the official announcement the cast of the live-action Aladdin movie. After the news this week of the trouble with finding a suitable actor who could act and sing, Disney has announced that the film will star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith. Nobody has been announced for the role of Jafar. Scott was previously announced as one of the few actresses being considered to play Jasmine. Massoud was one of the newcomers being considered for Aladdin.
The presentation today featured never-before-seen footage, star appearances (including surprises), and behind-the-scenes footage.
The following tweet pretty much sums up the panel:
Ever wonder what $100 billion looks like? pic.twitter.com/tnr6jy7C8G
— Colin M. (@duckisgod) July 15, 2017