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I was down in the trenches with the rest of the Marvel, Star Wars, and all around Disney fans as we camped overnight for the Saturday morning panel of “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios.” The panel was, by far, the main attraction for D23 attendees and, let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

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Knowing how long we had waited, approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes (but, hey, who’s counting?), Disney wasted no time and jumped right into the good stuff. Marvel revealed footage of the extremely anticipated Captain America: Civil War film, which surprise guests Chris Evans and Sam Wilson claimed was “soooo good.”

Yes, yes it was.

We also got a glimpse of Doctor Strange production art and a pre-recorded message from leading man Benedict Cumberbatch, who regretfully couldn’t attend due to prior obligations.Both clips had hidden easter eggs such as a millisecond look at Black Panther and a fan favorite web slinger...

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Walt Disney Studios premiered early footage of The Jungle Book, The Finest Hour, QUeen of Katwe, Alice Through The Looking Glass, and Pete’s Dragon with special appearances by Chris Pine, Lupita Nyong'o, Ben Kingsley,Jon Favreau, Dallas Bryce Howard, and Mia Wasikowska.

Attendees got a chance to see behind the scenes of the live action Beauty and the Beast remake; plus a special musical clip from Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad. And guess who decided to crash the panel and throw grapes at the crowd? None other than Johnny Depp who’d come dressed up as Jack Sparrow to confirm the making of POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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Unfortunately there was no new Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage, although the main cast did show up. They did verify that they would be making Star Wars Ep. 8 and Ep. 9 along with an untitled Star Wars Story, which would center around a young Han Solo.

But the surprise of the morning, even with all the rumors going around, was Bob Iger confirming that an immersive Star Wars Land was coming to the Anaheim and Orlando Disney Resorts.

While we left without getting a further look at the Millennium Falcon, Disney did appease us with exclusive Star Wars and Jungle Book posters.

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So now that you know what Disney is currently working on, which movies are you most excited for?



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