Remember all the whining and bitching when from it was revealed Marvel, in this case their films, would have little to no presence at San Diego Comic-Con? It turns out this was all part of a business-y type move by Marvel and their now parent company, Disney.
See, a few weeks after Comic-Con, Disney likes to hold this little shindig of their own down in Anaheim, CA. It’s called D23, and it’s like Comic-Con, but everything comes from Disney. Actually, it sounds completely awesome, because, whatever with what you might think, I will always freakin’ love Disney. They’re classic, and hopefully they’ll continue to stay afloat with a few more of those Pixar movies. But to keep away all The Avengers goodies from your key demographic and fanbase (SDCC, duh.) seems like a cold move.
But, as of now, who cares. We’re about to find out all the awesome shit Marvel has planned for us over the next year. The D23 Expo kicks of August 21st and I’d expect any and all news about The Avengers or other unannounced Marvel projects to be making headlines. So stay tuned.
Below the cut read the official press release detailing the kind of Marvel programming we can expect from D23.
source: Geek Tyrant
On Sunday, August 21, at 10:15 a.m. in the Arena, join us for Marvel: The House of Ideas, an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, you will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and one of the most respected and sought-after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the one-of-a-kind show that is Disney’s D23,” said Quesada. “Whether attendees are new to the world of Marvel or longtime fans, they’re going to love what we’ve planned for them!”
Also, be sure not to miss Marvel’s own President of Production Kevin Feige as he joins some of the top names in film on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walt Disney Studios panel to discuss Marvel Studios’ plans for 2012, including the hotly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers!
Tickets to D23 Expo 2011 are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo and can be purchased for single days or for three full days of festivities. Admission is $42 for a one-day adult ticket and $32 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $121 for adults and $91 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on admission as well as early entry to each day of the D23 Expo for themselves and their guests. More details about D23 Expo entertainment, events and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all the news by visiting www.D23Expo.com, as well as by following “Disney D23” on Twitter and Facebook.