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Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 Schedule

The D23 Expo 2022 takes place September 9-11, 2023 discussing Marvel, Disney, Star Wars and more!

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This weekend Disney’s D23 Expo will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. from September 9-11, 2023. News from the wonderful world of Disney and Marvel will be announced.

Panels and presentations, live interviews, celebrity moments, and special announcements will all livestream September 9, 10, and 11 starting at 10 a.m. PST. Here is a schedule of D23 Expo events worth keeping an eye on this weekend.

D23 Expo: Friday, September 9

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Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

10:30 am PT // Hall D23

Disney CEO Bob Chapek will give fans an early look at Disney 100 Years of Wonder—an extraordinary celebration 100 years in the making—during the incredible opening event, which will also feature musical performances, special guests, and surprises for the audience, including a special performance by cast members from Disney On Broadway’s productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, and the North American Tour of Frozen. The Disney Legends Award is given to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the Disney legacy, and this year’s honorees include Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Rob’t Coltrin, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Price “Bob” Foster, Jonathan Groff, Don Hahn, Josh Gad, Doris Hardoon, Idina Menzel, Chris Montan, Ellen Pompeo, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Disney and Marvel Games Showcase

1:00 pm PT // Premiere Stage

Tune in to the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase for announcements, trailers, and reveals for new and upcoming games from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios.

Disney For Scores Podcast Live Celebrates Marvel Music

2:30 pm PT // Backlot Stage

Celebrate the powerful music of Marvel storytelling when Variety’s Jon Burlingame hosts Disney For Scores Podcast live. Jon will bring the format of the popular Disney For Scores Podcast to life as he interviews composers of some of your favorite Marvel series and films. Listen in as they fill us in on the secrets of creating the amazing music that helps build the Marvel Universe!

Studio Showcase, Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar

4:00 pm PT // Hall D23

Join Disney Studios for an all-star look at what’s coming up in theaters and on Disney+ from Disney’s iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, as well as its namesake motion picture group behind such recent Disney hits as Cruella, Jungle Cruise, and Chip ’N Dale: Rescue Rangers.

D23 Expo: Saturday, September 10

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Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios

10:00 am PT // Hall D23

Welcome all multiversal, intergalactic, and world-spanning adventurers as Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios preview upcoming titles, including sneak peeks and special guests.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

11:45 am PT // Hyperion Stage

Join the Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur team as they share a sneak of the series before its debut on Disney Channel and Disney+. Moderated by Pilar Flynn (producer), the panelists include Diamond White (Moon Girl), Fred Tatasciore (Devil Dinosaur), Libe Barer (Casey) and Steve Loter (EP).

Bob’s Burgers: A Conversation with the Cast and Creative Team

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT

The Emmy Award-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers joins D23 hot off the critically-acclaimed release of The Bob’s Burgers Movie! The cast and creators will break news and have you howling with laughter during a lively panel discussion.

Marvel Comics: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT

Celebrate 60 spectacular, sensational, web-slinging years of Spider-Man! From his humble debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, he wall-crawled his way to international super-stardom. Now, join Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski as they team up to trace the comics history of the web-head across six decades—and beyond! Tantalizing trivia about the webbed wonder will be shared in this can’t-miss panel, so be sure to swing by!

The Santa Clauses: Conversation with Cast & Creators

6:00 pm PT // Premiere Stage

Join The Santa Clauses cast and creatives for a lively chat.

The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm PT

Producers from Walt Disney Archives, Semmel Exhibitions, and Studio TK reveal illuminating details about the all-new exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Disney Wonder, scheduled to premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in February 2023.

D23 Expo: Sunday, September 11

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Back to the Grid: 40 Years of TRON

12:00 pm PT // Backlot Stage

Lightcycles, recognizers, and solar sails, oh my! Join us for a look back at Tron, featuring, artwork, footage, and photographs of the digital frontier. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of how the film came to life with talent, artists, and filmmakers, and the continuous impact of this groundbreaking film.

Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible

1:00 pm PT // Premiere Stage

For 70 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has blended imagination with cutting-edge technology to create groundbreaking experiences. Join Imagineers past and present as they discuss the core elements of storytelling and innovation that bring dreams to life for guests from all around the world.

For the complete D23 Expo 2022 schedule, visit d23expo.com/schedule

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Werewolf By Night Special Presentation Preview

The Werewolf By Night special presentation will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 7  just in time for the Halloween season.

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The Werewolf By Night special presentation will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 7 just in time for the Halloween season.

A secret group of monster hunters gather at Bloodstone Castle following the death of their leader and engage in a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic, which will bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.

Werewolf By Night, also known as A Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night, was co-directed by Michael Giacchino and Jaycob Maya. Giacchino is widely known for composing music for The Batman, Thor: Love and Thunder, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jojo Rabbit, and so many more.

Gael García Bernal (Station Eleven, Old) stars in the title role of Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night along with Laura Donnelly (Tolkien, The Nevers) as Elsa Bloodstone and Harriet Sansom Harris (Licorice Pizza, Memento) as Verusa. Additional monster hunters include Al Hamacher as Billy Swan, Eugenie Bondurant as Linda, and Kirk Thatcher as Jovan, while Jaycob Maya, Daniel J. Watts, and Leonardo Nam appear in undisclosed roles. Also slated to appear in the special are Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa’s monster-hunting father.

Members of the Time Variance Authority are expected to appear in the Werewolf By Night special presentation connecting it to another Disney+ series, Loki.

The Werewolf By Night special presentation will last 60 minutes and will share continuity with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the debut trailer we got our first glimpse of Man-Thing joining the MCU. Man-Thing previously made a Marvel appearance in the 2005 film, prior to the release of Iron Man in 2008 and the MCU.

The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation is based on the Marvel Comics character by the same name. Werewolf By Night was created by Roy Thomas, Jeanie Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Mike Ploog. He first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #2 (February 1972).

Set those spooky calendars for October 7, 2022 as we get our first special from the minds of Marvel Studios on Disney+.

Werewolf By Night Special Presentation Trailer

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2024 Fantastic Four Film Grabs Writing Team

The 2024 Fantastic Four Marvel Cinematic Universe film has found its writing team with the hiring of up-and-coming screenwriters.

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The 2024 Fantastic Four Marvel Cinematic Universe film has found its writing team with the hiring of up-and-coming screenwriters Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer.

The duo will join director Matt Shakman on the film to start forming what the movie will look like when it’s released as part of the sixth phase of the MCU slate of films. The relatively unknown writers penned the in-development film Disaster Wedding from director Max Barbakow. Deadline’s report suggests Kaplan and Springer have been working on the film for a moment, even before the hiring of Shakman as director.

Fantastic Four‘s creative team have a big challenge ahead of them as the first few attempts at the film with the super team have all fallen short. The Fantastic Four are some of the oldest and most beloved teams in Marvel Comics history and deserve a film that lives up to the teams lore. The 2005 film was dreadful and the sequel in 2007 also failing. Josh Trank, Jeremy Slater, and Simon Kinberg attempted a reboot in 2015, when 20th Century Fox still owned the rights, which was one of the worst rated comic book movies of all-time.

The MCU reboot will hit theaters as the first film in phase six on November 8, 2024 setting up what will end up being one of the greatest years in MCU history. At least that is the hope for Marvel and comic book movie fans around the world.

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28 Worst Rated Comic Book Movies Of All-Time

Some movies are not only the worst rated comic book movies of all-time, but are also some of the worst overall movies.

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Some movies over the past number of years are not only the worst rated comic book movies of all-time, but are also some of the worst overall movies.

Movies on our list include movies which have source material based in a comic book. Some movies didn’t fit our bill, but are still bad movies. Most of the films on this list are from the big-two Marvel and DC Comics.

We base the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list on Rotten Tomatoes critic scores and some rankings include multiple movies as they tied for critic scores at the time of this list.

#18 – Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score: 29%

Worst Rated Comic Book Movies of All-Time

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Released: March 25, 2016

It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.

You would think Batman and Superman in the same film would not let the flick end up on the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list. Guess not.

The Punisher

Released: April 16, 2014

This dark action film, based on the comic book series, follows FBI agent Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) as he transforms into the vengeful Punisher after criminals murder his family, including his wife and son. Castle is gravely injured in the attack and believed to be dead by Howard Saint (John Travolta), the crime lord who ordered the hit. Following his recovery, Castle becomes a heavily armed vigilante who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on Saint and dismantle his underworld empire.

Punisher: War Zone

Released: December 5, 2008

Frank Castle, aka The Punisher (Ray Stevenson), turns the streets of New York City red as he wages a one man war against the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. Aided by his trusted sidekick, Microchip (Wayne Knight), he almost kills Billy Russoti (Dominic West) and leaves him horribly disfigured. Billy renames himself Jigsaw and with the help of his crazed brother Loony Bin Jim, recruits criminals from every corner of the city to do battle with Frank.

Both punisher films end up on the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list. Luckily the saved the character with the Netflix series.

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