Day 2 of D23 was a little less full on for Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm but no less exciting. Here’s a recap of what was announced and shown off at the expo.
Black Panther 2
Kevin Feige and Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther, confirmed on stage that Black Panther 2 is indeed in the works. Coogler will be returning to direct the sequel and the film is set to release on 6 May 2022.
The Eternals Full Cast Revealed
Kevin Feige welcomed the full cast of Marvel’s The Eternals on stage, which revealed which actors will be playing which characters. Gemma Chan was confirmed to be playing the character of Sersi, while Barry Keoghan will play Druig.
It was also revealed that Kit Harrington would definitely be reuniting with his Game of Thrones co-star, Richard Madden, as the non-Eternal character, Dane Whitman, a.k.a Black Knight.
The Rise of Skywalker
A brand new poster, new footage and details on Keri Russell’s character have been revealed by Lucasfilm at D23 today.
The poster image depicts the looming threat of Emperor Palpatine, once thought to be long dead. While this had fans excited for the upcoming film, it was the new footage that had fans losing their minds.
According to reports the new footage included flashbacks from the previous films in the franchise as well as sounds of Darth Vader’s laboured breathing. What really excited fans and left them questioning was the depiction of Rey in a Sith robe wielding a dual-bladed red lightsaber. What could this mean?