Marvel and "Star Wars" sucked up much of the oxygen in the coverage of Disney's Saturday panel at the D23 fan expo, but superheroes and droids represented only part of the two-hour presentation.
Disney also offered peeks at the rest of its slate of upcoming live action films, including "The Jungle Book," "Beauty and the Beast," and the next installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
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Here were some highlights:
The Jungle Book
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"We strive to both honor what's come before while saying something new," said Disney president of production Sean Bailey. "And with this title, the bar is very, very high."
Introduced by Favreau, who took the stage along with stars
After the reel was finished, Sethi spoke for everyone when he said, "That was neat!"
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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"With the introduction of Time, there's quite a bit of time travel in this film," said Wasikowska, whose Alice goes on a journey to rescue the Mad Hatter in the film. "We get to see the characters at different times in their lives."
"Like many great boy and his dog — or boy and his dragon — stories, this one will make you laugh and make you cry," Bailey said of the studio's remake of its 1977 family film.
Disney showed off a brief sizzle reel from the film — which stars Oakes Fegley as Pete opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and
Beauty and the Beast
Bailey said the film will include two new songs from composer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Bailey's announcement that Orlando Bloom's Will Turner will return for the fifth installment in the "Pirates" franchise drew a huge ovation from the crowd. But when Johnny Depp emerged from the wings in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow get-up, the place truly erupted.
Slurring and swaying, Depp asked if anyone in the crowd was allergic to grapes and then began tossing grapes into the crowd, grumbling that he "hates the rotten little things."
"Where are we?" he asked confusedly.
"Disneyland!" Bailey said.
Depp frowned. "Never heard of it."
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