From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Aladdin,’ here are four key announcements from this year’s D23 event.
D23, the annual Disney convention is currently taking place in California. D23 is where all of the updates and news about Disney and its affiliated companies are announced. Here is a quick summary of the biggest announcements so far:
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Posters and New Behind The Scenes Video
The official individual posters for all of the main characters were release on the first day. With the posters, a behind-the-scenes clip that shows the actors playing around the set. The most significant moment is of the eternal Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, talking about the franchise.
2. The Updated Disney Timeline
The studio added the live action Mulan, Lion King, and Dumbo.
3. Cast Revealed for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’
One of the biggest surprise was the casting of Aladdin. The studio was reportedly having trouble with the casting of the live action of the Disney classic, over 2000 actors were tested for the main role. Names like Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed were brought up as possible candidates, but direcot Guy Riche wanted a fresh face. Hollywood veteran Will Smith was chosen as Genie, Mena Massoud will play Aladdin and Naomi Scott will be Jasmin.
4. A Wrinkle In Time Trailer Revealed
Based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the sci-fi adventure will be directed by Ava DuVernay. The casting has names like Oprah, Chris Pine and Mindy Kaling.
The movie will premier on March 9th 2018.