Walt Disney Studios was out in full force on Saturday at the Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in São Paulo, Brazil. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios teased convention attendees with exclusive looks at their upcoming film and streaming slates.
Coming off of an unsurprisingly strong year with both global critical acclaim and box office success for Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige worked up fans with exclusive images from Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, set to premiere in 2020.
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp and Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), who has already been donned by fans as perfect casting after getting a look at him in his U.S. Agent costume.
Fans also got to see the first image from Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, which premieres on Disney+ in 2021:
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Feige continued the panel with raw footage from the Eternals, which stars an ensemble cast including Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel).
Per Deadline, the footage was as follows:
The footage starts with Keoghan’s Druig welcoming Sersi (Chan), Ikaris (Madden), Kingo (Nanjiani), Makkari (Ridloff), Sprite (McHugh) and Thena (Jolie) to some sort of ranch. “Make yourselves at home,” he tells them.
From there, it cuts to various scenes which are woven together in an epic tapestry that Feige said will “redefine and change” the MCU. We see various members of the group in different parts of the globe, showing the film’s diversity. We see brief glimpses of the characters using their power as well as what seems to be a romance developing between Chan’s Sersi and Madden’s Ikaris; Nanjiani’s Kingo in some sort of Bollywood scene; McHugh’s Sprite clearing dust and, of course, Jolie’s Thena (as a blonde) kicking some major ass.
We get more glimpses of the other character with no defining narrative, but close to the end Hayek’s Ajak says, “This world has changed us. We must protect it.”
Feige ended the panel with even more new footage of Black Widow (the first official trailer just released on Monday), featuring the family reunion between Natasha (Scarlett Johansson), Yelena (Florence Pugh), Melina (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei (David Harbour) that we see in the publicized trailer. (We dive into the CCXP Black Widow footage on our Red Room Podcast’s inaugural episode, tomorrow!)
There was even a CCXP-exclusive Black Widow poster:
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J. J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega were present for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker panel, where they shared an exclusive clip from the film, as well as a special look at the “Friendship Featurette” that’s guaranteed to make you cry.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the conclusion to the seminal Skywalker saga, will be in theaters in two weeks, on December 20.
Twentieth Century Fox
Shawn Levy introduced Ryan Reynolds and Joe Keery on stage for the global debut of the trailer for Free Guy, produced by the studio that brought Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King…twice. *cue laugh track*.
In this Twentieth Century Fox film, which also stars Thor: Ragnarok’s Taiki Waititi, a bank teller (Reynolds) discovers that he is actually a non-player character in an open world video game.
Pixar Animation Studios
Director Dan Scanlon of Pixar’s Onward treated the audience with footage from the upcoming animated film (previously shown during the D23 Expo), which is set to release in theaters on March 6, 2020.
Onward stars Marvel Cinematic Universe actors Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Avengers: Endgame) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame), alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Blue Sky Studios
Directors Troy Quane and Nick Bruno from Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise were welcomed on stage to discuss the film and share exclusive footage.
Spies in Disguise stars Holland and fellow MCU actors Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Endgame), alongside Will Smith (Aladdin) and Rashida Jones (The Muppets, Inside Out). It is to be released on Christmas Day (December 25).
Walt Disney Animation Studios
In conclusion of Disney’s CCXP panel, attendees were treated with the entire 103 minutes (!) of Frozen II.
Frozen II, which stars Kristen Bell (When In Rome and Zootopia), Idina Menzel (Enchanted), Jonathan Groff (Glee), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen), premiered in U.S. theaters on November 22 and, as of Sunday, has already grossed a worldwide box office total of $919.7 million.