Disney Investor Day 2020 Recap


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 Disney has finally hosted its annual Investor Day event. The company has been muted for the majority of the year about its plans for Disney Plus outside of 2020. Today we finally have all the answers we were looking for and more. Here are the major reveals that occurred during Disney investor Day 2020. You can find the rest of the announcements from our friends over at comicbook.com

Direct to Consumer

  • Raya and the Last Dragon will be released both in theaters and through Disney+ Premium Access.

Black Widow is still set for a theaters only release on May 7, 2021

Lucasfilm Announcements

Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic

Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, this new live-action series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.

Star Wars: Ahsoka

After making her long awaited live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.

Star Wars: Andor

Andor, a tense nail-biting spy thriller created by Tony Gilroy, is set to arrive on Disney+ in 2022. Diego Luna, reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One, will be joined by a fantastic new cast that includes Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Production kicked off three weeks ago in London.

Andor, an Original Series set in the Star Wars universe, is streaming in 2022 on Disney+.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Last August at D23 Expo, Lucasfilm announced the return of Ewan McGregor in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a special event series on Disney+. Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series is directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed memorable episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1.

This will truly be a day long remembered, as it was confirmed that Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader. “This will be the rematch of the century,” Kennedy said.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Sizzle Trailer

Star Wars: Visions

Presenting all-new, creative takes on the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators. The anthology collection will bring 10 fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.

Star Wars: Lando

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new event series for Disney+. Justin Simien, creator of the critically-acclaimed Dear White People and a huge Star Wars fan, is developing the story.

Star Wars: The Acolyte

Leslye Headland, Emmy Award-nominated creator of the mind-bending series Russian Doll, brings a new Star Wars series to Disney+ with The Acolyte. The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

The next Star Wars feature film will be Rogue Squadron — directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman franchise). The story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.

“It’s been a lifelong dream as a filmmaker to one day make a great fighter pilot film,” said Jenkins. “As the daughter of a great fighter pilot myself, some of the best memories of my life are of seeing my father’s squadron take off in their F4s every morning, and hearing and feeling the awe-inspiring power and grace. When he passed away in service to this country it ignited a burning desire to one day channel all of those emotions into one great film. When the perfect story arrived in combination with another true love of mine, the incomparable world of Star Wars, I knew I’d finally found my next film. I’m extremely honored and excited to take it on, and grateful to Lucasfilm, Disney, and the fans for extending that thrill to me.”

“Patty has established herself as one of the top directors working in the film industry today,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “She’s a visionary who knows how to strike the balance between action and heart, and I can’t wait to see what she does in the Star Wars galaxy.”

Star Wars: A Droid Story

As Lucasfilm continues to develop new stories, the intersection of animation and visual effects offers new opportunities to explore. Lucasfilm Animation will be teaming up with Lucasfilm’s visual effects team, Industrial Light & Magic, to develop a special Star Wars adventure for Disney+, A Droid Story. This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Marvel Trailer Announcements

  • Official Trailer 2 | WandaVision

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | Trailer Coming to Disney+ on March 19

Exclusive Trailer | Loki

Ms. Marvel | First Look

Exclusive First Look | What If…?

Other Marvel Announcements:

  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, coming March 25, 2022
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” coming to theaters in July 9, 2021
  • Ms. Marvel an original series starring Iman Vellani coming to Disney+ in 2021
  • Captain Marvel 2 featuring Brie Larson and Iman Vellani
  • Eternals with an ensemble cast, coming to theaters in November 2021
  • Hawkeye a series coming to Disney+
  • She-Hulk with Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo, coming to Disney+
  • Secret Invasion coming to Disney+
  • Iron heart an original series “about the creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man,” coming to Disney+
  • Armor Wars, a “classic Marvel story about Tony Stark’s worst fear coming true,” coming to Disney+
  • Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special coming to Disney+ in 2022
  • I Am Groot an original series of Baby Groot shorts coming to Disney+
  • Black Panther II is coming to theaters July 8, 2022; Marvel will not re-cast Chadwick Boseman
  • A Jon Watts-directed Fantastic Four film

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