Disney showcased its highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ to the D23 Expo crowd during a panel on Friday, August 23.Highlighting movies and shows coming to the service based on Disney's biggest properties, here's everything Disney announced, showcased, and teased at its Disney+ D23 panel.This story is being updated as the panel continues, so keep refreshing for more information! The article now includes Marvel Disney live-action, and other announcements.
Lizzie McGuire Sequel Series
Hillary Duff appeared on stage at D23 Expo to confirm she is returning as her iconic Disney Channel character Lizzie McGuire for a sequel series. It will focus on Duff-as=McGuire as the character is now 30 and living in New York. The animated Lizzie, who offered asides throughout the show, will return to commentate on modern-day Lizzie's life as she works as the apprentice to a decorator. The show will also see the return of Lizzie McGuire' original creator Terri Minsky.No release date was announced
High School Musical: The Musical - The Series First Trailer
Disney debuted the first trailer to the D23 Expo hall for High School Musical: The Musical - The Series, its meta-take on one of the most popular Disney Channel Original Movie franchises, High School Musical.The previously announced High School Musical Disney+ series focuses on the students at East High, where the movies were shot, who end up as the stars of that school’s production of High School Musical: The Musical.
Forky Asks a Question
After starring in this summer's Toy Story 4, the Pixar breakout character Forky, voiced by Arrested Development's Tony Hale, is getting its own Disney+ series.Though previously announced, Disney gave fans at the expo a look at the upcoming series, with Hale on stage to introduce the first look.
Monsters at Work
Monsters at Work Key ArtDisney brought out Ben Feldman and Aisha Tyler to introduce the upcoming Disney+ series set in the world of Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Feldman plays the lead of the workplace comedy, while Tyler plays his mother. On the first day of work for Feldman's character, the monster factory switches to laugh power after he spent all his time in school training to scare.
Marvel's What If...?
Marvel debuted the first footage for its animated Disney+ series What If...? to the D23 Expo crowd. Kevin Feige, on stage for the presentation, confirmed that "almost the entire cast" of the MCU will be lending their voices to the animated show.The footage included the first lines from Jeffrey Wright's The Watcher, as will as snippets of the storylines, including Bucky/Winter Soldier facing off against a creepy zombie, Peggy Carter getting the super-soldier serum, with Steve Rogers taking on a more bulky, Mark I Iron Man suit.Peggy Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, appeared on stage following the trailer.
While Tom Hiddleston couldn't be on hand for D23, he appeared to the D23 Expo crowd via a video message expressing his thanks for continuing to play the beloved MCU character.Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow: Loki's lead writer and director also appeared on stage to discuss how the show will follow Loki following the events of Avengers: Endgame, seeing where he went with the Tesseract, whether he'll ever make a friend, and whether "the sun will shine" on Loki again — aka if redemption is ever in his future.
Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Following the confirmation at San Diego Comic-Con that Daniel Bruhl is returning as Baron Zemo, Marvel and Disney confirmed that Emily VanCamp is set to return as Sharon Carter, the character she first appeared as in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.Additionally, a new character to the MCU - John Walker - will be played by Wyatt Russell in the series.
Though WandaVision hasn't started shooting yet, Marvel brought a tone piece to the D23 Expo hall, showing off shots from Avengers: Infinity War intercut with The Dick van Dyke Show.The series is intended to be "half classic sitcom, half full MCU spectacular," and the series is set to begin shooting shortly. Ahead of filming, several new WandaVision cast members were announced — Kat Dennings will return as her Thor character Darcy Lewis, Randall Park will be returning as Jimmy Woo, and Kathryn Hahn plays a "Nosey Neighbor"
Three New Marvel Disney+ Shows - Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight
Marvel confirmed it has three new shows coming to Disney+ alongside everything already announced for the platform. Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight will all individually headline their own shows.She-Hulk will follow lawyer Jennifer Walters, Moon Knight is a new action-adventure series focusing on Marc Spector, a mercenary left for dead, and Ms. Marvel will follow Kamala Khan.
Live-Action Disney Movies
Though many were announced already, Disney used the D23 Expo Disney+ panel to highlight a number of its upcoming live-action Disney movies.Among those films highlighted were:
- Stargirl, the coming-of-age story based on a novel
- Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, the story of Timmy and his "world-class" detective agency
- the live-action Lady and the Tramp, featuring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the main romantic duo's voices and a new take on "He's a Tramp" by Janelle Monae
- Togo, based on the true story of "how a man and his dog embark on a life-saving mission"
- Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick as Santa's daughter who finds herself needing to save the holidays with the help of her brother, played by Bill Hader
The Muppets will be starring in an unscripted short-form series called Muppets Now. A teaser video shown to the D23 Expo crowd featured Kermit excited to tell the crowd about what The Muppets have planned, but "legal" prevents them from describing what will be the focus of the show, what celebrity guests might appear, and more.The series is planned for 2020.
Diary of a Female President
Diary of a Female President is the story of a 12-year-old girl who's trying to make her way through school before eventually becoming President of the United States. The series feature's Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez as the adult version of the character.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, previously confirmed for a return to Disney+, has been confirmed for a February 2020 debut on the streaming service. Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the return window on stage at Disney's D23 Expo, but did not show new footage.
Rogue One Series
As previously announced, Disney+ will be home to a new series based on the Rogue One characters Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and K2S0 (Alan Tudyk). The two stars appeared on stage, discussing in vague terms their spy series, which is currently in preproduction and scheduled to shoot next year.Despite Luna and Tudyk wanting to reveal it, Kathleen Kennedy would not let them unveil the title.
Disney brought out Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss the process of making the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian for Disney+. With a planned launch on November 12, Favreau brought out the cast of Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito and Taika Waititi.Waititi confirmed he's playing IG-11, while some new photos showed someone frozen in Carbonite and fight scenes. A trailer for The Mandalorian was also shown to the crowd and simultaneously released online.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series
After rumors and reported deals, Ewan McGregor appeared on stage to confirm he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney+ series.According to Kathleen Kennedy, all the scripts have been written for the series, and it will begin filming in 2020. No other plot or release details were confirmed, however.Developing...关注无极荣耀官网（www.laicachina.com.cn）。