At this year’s D23 Expo Japan, Square Enix and Disney unveiled a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, that reveals a new Monsters Inc. themed world for the long-awaited game, as well as more from the worlds of Toy Story, and Tangled.
Kingdom Hearts III is expected to release sometime this year, with a final release date most likely announced at this year’s E3. You can hit the jump to listen to the new theme songs by Utada Hikaru, as well.
While we can’t honestly expect Marvel to put the D23 Infinity War footage online, as it’s likely to show next weekend at SDCC, as well. Descriptions of the footage have been running rampant, and it seems Marvel is pulling no punches in crafting an awe-inspiring finale to this massive 22-film arc they’ve crafted.
You can hit the jump for a full description of the incredible footage shown for Avengers: Infinity War at D23.
To say the road to Kingdom Hearts III has been long and bumpy would be quite the understatement. Our last main saga Kingdom Hearts title was Kingdom Hearts II in 2005, and since then we’ve been given a slew of spin-offs and remasters, now, we can put our fears to rest: Kingdom Hearts III is releasing in 2018.
There’s also a new trailer, seen above, that spotlights a brand new world: Toy Story! It’s the first Pixar world to be included in a Kingdom Hearts game, and it looks fantastic, with Sora and friends taking on Lego-like forms, fighting in toy stores, and even changing gameplay styles when they jump into mech-toys. It looks wonderful.
It’s no secret that Disney has been working on getting a live-action Aladdin film off the ground for quite some time, with casting issues being the prime onus on the film. However, it would seem that Disney has worked out the kinks, with a few rumors coming to fruition in this case.
Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) has been cast as the lead role of Aladdin, with Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) taking the role of Jasmine. The Genie is the surprise here, as Will Smith has been cast in the role of wise-cracking magical being. The film is also said to take inspiration from the animated film, as well as 1,001 Arabian Nights, so it should be a fun adventure film.
The Disney live-action panel is garnering a lot of awesome news, with one of the biggest being the above first teaser trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay. The star-studded cast looks fantastic, with newcomer Storm Reid taking the lead role, accompanied by Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and more.
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9th, 2018.
During tonight’s Marvel Animation panel at the D23 Expo, the focus of the show was on Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man animated series, which premieres on Saturday, August 19th, at 7:00am EST on Disney XD with a special one-hour premiere. The show will follow Peter in his first years as Spider-Man and his attempts at juggling his personal life, and life as Spider-Man.
The voice cast was also introduced, as well! With Robbie Draymond as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Max Mittelman as Harry Osborn, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon/Spider-Girl, and Joe Quesada as Joe.
While the title is still preliminary, Disney Animation Studios unveiled a new project set in the Cars Universe, tentatively titled Space. The footage opens to a desert, with a photo-realistic render of a crashed plane. Just afterwards, two experimental jet plants blow by, shaking the camera, and racing each other out of the atmosphere, showing a gorgeously rendered Earth (seen above).
Space still has a long way to go, but the film has a release date of April 12th, 2019. NOTE: Once again, that logo isn’t mine, it’s just something I whipped up real quick.
Last night at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Concert in Los Angeles, Square Enix unveiled a surprise trailer for the third and final installment in the saga, and has since put the trailer, with Japanese dialogue, up online.
The new trailer shows action from Sora, Goofy and Donald, and some cutscenes with Hades, Pete, and Maleficent. They also reveal that a completely new trailer with debut on July 15th at the D23 Expo, giving us something fantastic to look forward to on top of all the inevitably amazing news to come out of that show.