Disney Parks hinted its revamped Marvel offering would include new rides inspired by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man & the Wasp, and the Avengers in a blog post last year. Image: Disney

Marvel’s D23 Expo 2019 plans unveiled

Marvel Logo / BannerWith only one month left until Disney’s highly anticipated D23 Expo in Anaheim in the United States (23rd – 25th August), Marvel has announced its show floor lineup, which includes guest appearances and panels, stage events, exclusive merchandise. More will also be revealed about Disney Parks revamped Marvel offering in California, Paris and Hong Kong.

Inside the Marvel Studios Pavilion on the show floor, fans can step inside the action of Avengers: Endgame via a D23 Expo-exclusive video experience, and tour the costume gallery to see costumes worn by characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Throughout the weekend, Marvel Studios will host panel conversations with filmmakers and artists, as well as special talent signings inside the Pavilion. Fans can test their encyclopaedic knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with daily trivia games for prizes.

Disney Parks hinted its revamped Marvel offering would include new rides inspired by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man & the Wasp, and the Avengers in a blog post last year. Image: Disney
Disney Parks hinted its revamped Marvel offering would include new rides inspired by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man & the Wasp, and the Avengers in a blog post last year. Image: Disney

Showcasing an array of new experiences for guests around the world to enjoy for years to come, the Disney ParksImagining Tomorrow, Today” Pavilion will give fans a unique look at Tony Stark’s latest plans to recruit guests to join alongside the Avengers, hinted at last year in a Disney Park blog post, in fully immersive areas filled with action and adventure in Hong Kong, Paris, and California.

Outside of the Pavilion, fans won’t want to miss Marvel’s exciting film, television, animation, and comic book panels and stage events. These include (more panel info here):

How to Draw the Marvel Way
Friday, August 23, 3:30 p.m. PT, and Saturday, August 24, 3 p.m. PT, Center Stage

Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Creative Director of Themed Entertainment Brian Crosby, and some of Marvel’s top artists take you step by step through a creative tutorial on how to draw your favourite Marvel characters

Marvel Animation’s Venom Invasion and a World Premiere!
Friday, August 23, 6 – 7 p.m. PT, Stage 28

Join Marvel Animation for an exciting panel full of sneak peeks, special guests, and big announcements, including scoop on fan-favourite series Marvel’s Spider-Man and the world premiere of the new Marvel Rising special Battle of the Bands!

The Walt Disney Studios Hall D23 Presentation
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Hall D23

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films, including a peek at exciting projects from Marvel Studios. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

MARVEL COMICS: Marvel 80th Anniversary
Saturday, August 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT, Stage 28

Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort take you through the amazing, incredible, and uncanny history of Marvel Comics! Get the inside scoop on the House of Ideas — from Captain America to Captain Marvel!

As part of Marvel’s 80th anniversary celebration this year, this commemorative panel looks back at the history of the Marvel Universe, honouring the iconic characters and timeless stories that have inspired fans all around the world. Marvel will continue celebrating this milestone with its characters and fans in exciting ways all year — from comics and games, to digital shows, toys, collectibles, and more.

There’s more panel information here on the official Marvel web site – and additional panel details will be released in the coming days and made available on the D23 Expo app.

• D23 Expo Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $79 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children ages 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out.

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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