D23 Reveals Plenty for Disney Diehards, But ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy Remains Dim
Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
Well, you're right.
It's not that today's stuff wasn't good – we did get alluring first looks at "Maleficent" and "Tomorrowland" and gritty new clips from "Thor 2" and "Cap 2" – but the biggest news of the day may just be the lack of news.
While Mouse House fans may be fully satiated with today's presentation, LucasFilms fans looking for any "Star Wars" reboot scraps shall remain hungry.
"It's gonna be great," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, and honestly, that's about the juiciest tidbit we got, except for confirmation that it will open in the summer of 2015.
Add to that the lack of "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" news, no Vin Diesel announcement, and nothing new about Marvel's "The Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron," and it's safe to say that the lack of news outshined some really great stuff that Disney did present.
Oh well, such is the world of expectations we live in.
That said, the worlds that Disney did present give us plenty to chew on. So here's the Five things were most hungry for:
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Marvel Studios' 'Thor: The Dark World'.
1. Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013)
At this point, no news is good news, since "Thor 2" is due out this fall. But since it's Marvel, any new footage tends to be good news as well.
Aside from showing recycled Comic-con footage and bringing out stars Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins (who garnered a standing ovation), Marvel Studios also showed off a never-seen clip featuring Jane Foster's (Portman) first day in Asgard.
As Thor (Chris Hemsworth) looks on, Jane lays atop an Asgardian operating table. Doctors are prodding her, concerned about whether she can survive an energy that's consuming her. Thor is obviously worried, but Jane seems fascinated by the physics of it all.
Odin (Hopkins) comes in, and he's not happy about Asgard's new human guest.
"She's ill," says Thor.
"She's mortal," responds Odin, before he compares her to a goat.