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Peyton Reed will return to helm “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” which sees not just the return of all the regulars but also the inclusion of “Freaky” star Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang and “Lovecraft Country” breakout Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
Rachel McAdams will return for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” which now arrives March 25th 2022.
“Captain Marvel 2” is set for November 11th 2022 with Nia DaCosta directing and Brie Larson returning as Carol Danvers. Joining them will be Teyonah Parris as the grown up Monica Rambeau reprising her role from “WandaVision,” and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel reprising her role from the in the works “Ms. Marvel” series.
Finally “Black Panther II” will arrive July 8th 2022 and they confirm they will not re-cast the T’Challa character. Ryan Coogler returns as director.
Three new series for the Disney+ service were announced, the first being “Secret Invasion” which sees Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos.
Next is “Armor Wars” with Don Cheadle reprising the James Rhodes/War Machine role exploring what happens when Tony Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands.
Then there’s “Ironheart” starring Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams. That series follows the creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
There’s also two one-offs. “I Am Groot” is a series of shorts featuring Baby Groot and several new and unusual characters. Meanwhile James Gunn will write and direct “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” which will hit the service in 2022.
Other reveals include confirmation that Christian Bale is playing Gorr the God Butcher in “Thor: Love and Thunder” arriving May 6th 2022, Tim Roth will return as Abomination and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk in the “She-Hulk” series starring Tatiana Maslany, and the “Shang-Chi” production has fully wrapped.
The trailers aren’t half-assed either, all of them (bar “Ms. Marvel”) are full on trailers with plenty of footage and reveals including a few shots that seem like potential spoilers.
It was Lucasfilm’s turn at the Disney investor day conference and there was more news and reveals than you could throw a lightsaber at.
Next up, two new series were announced with both taking place in around the same time period as “The Mandalorian” (several years after “Return of the Jedi”). One is “Ahsoka,” a series starring Rosario Dawson as fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano which Dawson brought into live-action form recently on “The Mandalorian”. The other is “Rangers of the New Republic” – an original series but specifics there are unknown. Both new series will be overseen by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.
That’s not all though. Another new series announcement was “Lando,” a series about Lando Calrissian with “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien in early development of the show.
Then there’s the new series “The Acolyte,” a female led mystery-thriller that will “take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” That hails from “Russian Doll” creator Leslye Headland.
There’s also “Star Wars: Visions,” an original series of animated short films celebrating this universe through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators with that coming in 2021.
Next comes “A Droid Story”, an adventure film with Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic teaming to create that. The “epic journey will introduce us to a new hero guided by R2-D2 and C-3PO”.
Finally two clips were shown with first looks at the animated “The Bad Batch” series and “Andor,” and a featurette on the Cassian Andor TV series on the way.
The second season premiere of “The Mandalorian” last week ended on a surprise appearance, not unlike the series premiere with its first Baby Yoda appearance.
Today, Deadline reports that no matter what happens across the rest of this season, a “Boba Fett” TV series may not only be in the works but could be coming sooner than you think – in fact it might be shooting as early as next week.
The trade claims there’s confusion over shooting dates on the third season of “The Mandalorian” due to the level of secrecy in the Lucasfilm camp. One explanation is another Mandalorian-related project like a possible Boba Fett miniseries, is coming first with a late November/early December start while the third season of “Mandalorian” will begin filming early next year.
It’s not clear how Fett’s involvement will play out on the second season of “The Mandalorian” as yet so what the series could cover is not clear.