D23 Marvel Movie Nooz: First Look at Black Widow, Taika Talks Thor, Disney+ Reveals

The recent D23 Expo that took place at the Anaheim Convention Center released a wealth of new information about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both on the big screen and the small screen via the new Disney+ streaming service that launches on November 12th.

Black Widow

The art of Andy ParkVisual Development Supervisor & Concept Artist at Marvel Studios, is usually only appreciated for the contributions made in Marvel movies after the fact, but he got to showcase his talents at D23 by creating the Expo’s official poster for Black Widow. The image gives us a great look at Natasha’s (Scarlett Johansson) new/old costume and our first glimpse of David Harbour as the Red Guardian, the Soviet Union’s answer to Captain America.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Taika Waititi revitalized the Thor franchise with a lighter, zanier adventure in Thor: Ragnarok and he is expected to defy expectations again in its follow-up by turning Jane Foster into the Mighty Thor. Natalie Portman has been pursuing smaller projects and hasn’t been back to the MCU since Thor: The Dark World in 2013, but Waititi explained to Variety that a fresh take was all it took to convince her.

I just said to her, ‘Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?’ Because no one wants to keep repeating themselves, no one wants to play the same characters all the time — and I think for her, just coming back — reprising that character, but in a whole new, fresh way, is really what would interest anyone.

Taika also revealed that, no, he has not, in fact, completed the script for the movie. In fact, he’s barely begun…


Another reveal from Andy Park is a piece of concept art for the upcoming WandaVision streaming series reuniting Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision.

And, a poster for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier streaming series gives us our first look at Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in their new costumes as they are about to embark on a mysterious adventure. Wilson sports a new red-white-and-blue color scheme and his right arm looks as if it is supposed to be holding a shield, but the official reveal that he will become the new Captain America is still forthcoming.


Images courtesy of Disney and Marvel Studios; Edits by Movie Nooz

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