The D23 Expo is finally here! Our bags packed and are ready to head down to Anaheim for this weekends long awaited D23 Expo. This year’s schedule is jammed packed with exciting panels, presentations, discussions, artist and celebrity signings, and performances by some of Disney Channels biggest stars!
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had a super charged event at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California to reveal the direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As fans gear up for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man to finish off phase two, phase three promises to be epic. Confirming the additions of the Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel films shows Marvel’s commitment to their most passionate fans. Here are the proposed release dates for the Marvel Studios slate:
Don’t miss the pilot and first episodes of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD or Disney Channel on Demand.
With a classic score, Rebels introduces a team of original characters sure to compliment the fan favorites of episodes 4-6 (no clones). Continue reading
Based on a Marvel Comics team of superheroes, Big Hero 6 opens November 7 and comic book fans will not be disappointed. From the beginning of this project, Marvel told Disney to make this team their own and deviate from the original source material. The result? A tech savvy squad of youngsters righting the wrongs of San Fransokyo. I caught an early D23 screening of the 3D movie in Winter Park Florida. Here’s a spoonful. Continue reading
The creative team for Figment tied up loose ends with an inspiring final issue. By the end of this story, the audience is encouraged to explore, create and believe in their dreams. It saddens me that we have to say goodbye to these characters. How do you take a story of epic proportions and tell it in 5 issues? You leave a lot of the story untold. The Figment series gave us a small taste of the adventurous feast by staying true to its mission of revealing the origin of this special piece of Disney history. In five issues there was enough success, failure and redemption to make me want more. Continue reading
James Gunn has reported Star Lord’s paternal heritage will not follow the comic book source material of J’son of Spartax. Does this mean we will see a surprise new character in up coming Marvel movies? I will go on record now saying it is not Agent, I’m sorry, Director Colson, but Peter Quill’s father should be played by my hero Bruce Campbell from Sky High. Here are some of my fan boy favorite picks for dear old dad (to be played by Bruce Campbell). Continue reading
I picked up my copy of Figment 4 this week and discovered Marvel is killing off Wolverine again. That is a story for another time. Figment 3 and 4 chronicles our heroes adventures in a dimension of dreams, on the path to self discovery. Along the way Blair and Figment are captured by the indigenous Sound Sprites and make friends with a new social outcast. Unbeknownst to them, an alien invasion of conformity is unleashed on London. When their journey drops them into the heart of a nightmare, Blairion Mercurial discovers the true strength of imagination, embraces the power of the dream and becomes the Dream Finder complete with a majestic beard. Will the team find their way back to London in time to stop a mechanical siege of Whovian proportions? Continue reading
Oscar worthy? We will see. I shed tears before the opening Marvel Studios title card and enjoyed the adventure from that moment on. Early skeptics were discounting the choice to use the Guardians and doubted they would work with the continuity of the new cinematic universe. Some Star Wars fans are worried Disney will not be able to pull off an intergalactic epic. As I play catch up with countless Infinity titles, I am excited to say they nailed it and if this is an indicator of the resources at their disposal, Star Wars is in good hands. Applause to the writers for including a back story on the characters without creating an “Origin” story. Continue reading
SDCC 2014 is over, but its revelations carry over into all areas of popular entertainment for years to come. I am thankful for the crowd and navigation training I received from Disney Park attendance. How else would I have survived the tight quarters with thousands of my closest strangers? I am not new to the, “get in line for a ticket to get in line for a ride ending in a line for a cash register” model, but I was surprised that many toy vendors were unwilling to take my money when I had time to spend it due to Con requirements to limit daily inventories in an attempt to spread the LE Exclusives over the course of the Convention. I saved a lot of money, but Christmas will be Comic-Con light this year.
Our team is packing up and getting ready to head south to San Diego! We have been to WonderCon and D23 Expo in Anaheim, Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles, but this will be our first experience attending the giant that is San Diego Comic-Con. We’ve printed out schedules, made spread sheets and have snacks prepared for the next 5 days of pop culture overload. We highlighted special preview screenings and interesting panels from Marvel to Star Wars, ABC, Pixar and beyond! We’ll Instagram photos of Disney-inspired cosplay and share updates through Facebook.
Below is a schedule of Disney related events. Continue reading