2019 Disney 23 Expo Kicked Off With New MCU Reveals

This weekend is a great day for Disney and Marvel fan attendees at the annual Disney 23 expo. Other than surprising reveals from the galaxy far, far away, MCU top brass Kevin Feige also offered another glimpse on what’s in store in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what it hopefully means to future LEGO Marvel sets. A lot has been revealed about the future of MCU during last month’s SDCC 2019, with more announcements made during the weekend’s 2019 Disney 23 Expo.

First off, we have the entire main cast of the Eternals announced on stage and the roles that each of them will play.  The film is slated to be released in theaters in November next year, and we expect to see a couple of LEGO sets centered on this film.

MCU is also set to offer another prequel based on the character of Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow. Played by Scarlett Johansson, the Black Widow spin-off is set to be released earlier on May 2020. New footage was shown to D23 attendees regarding this first MCU Phase 4 film and I can’t wait to see it officially released online.

Black Panther 2 was also mentioned during the 2019 Disney 23 Expo, but details about the story behind this sequel from Wakanda are still under wraps. It is understandable considering the film is still set to be released 3 years from now in May 2022.

The highlight of the Marvel D23 presentation focused mainly on the list of shows that will be included in the new Disney+ streaming service. As a counterpart to some of the most popular streaming services out there, Disney+ will also include a bunch of MCU-inspired series that has a direct tie-up with all 23 previously released MCU films. Some of these were born out of the events of  Endgame, while some are an entirely new series to watch out for. We can expect a series entirely dedicated to Jessica Walker’s She-Hulk, millionaire turned mercenary Moon Knight, and Kamala Khan’s shape-shifting persona, Ms. Marvel. There are also familiar MCU characters that will have their screen time in the MCU streaming service as well: we have WandaVision where we see Vision surviving somehow the catastrophic events of Infinity War and Endgame; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier where actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles  in a world without Steve Roger’s Captain America; and Loki which features the events that follow after the alter version of the Norse god of mischief managed to steal the Space Stone during a failed time heist in Endgame. Lastly, MCU is also excited to offer its first animated series entitled What If…? based on the Marvel comic book series of the same title. It explores the myriad of possibilities that may happen if a particular story element in the MCU is changed or altered.

Moving forward, MCU’s Phase 4 is set to carve its own path and headed towards an exciting new territory that fans are eagerly looking forward to. With LEGO and Disney’s partnership still going strong, we can also expect a lot of interesting LEGO Marvel sets in the works. It is not far-fetch to consider a new subtheme of sorts for LEGO Marvel Superheroes focusing on the Disney+ series. I see the What If…? animated series as having a great source of potential for new and out-of-the-box ideas for future LEGO sets. We just have to wait and see a couple of years from now once the new streaming service from the House of Mouse finally kicks off.

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LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) Official Images Released

The latest trailer of Captain Marvel has now landed on the web, and you may or may not like how Brie Larson sounded off when she declared that she’ll end the Kree-Skrull war, but I have to say that this does not dampen my enthusiasm in seeing this next MCU instalment when it lands in theaters in March next year. In case you missed it, here’s the 2nd trailer of Disney and Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Now at around the 1:15 mark, you’ll immediately notice the SHIELD Quinjet that eventually made its way to become a LEGO set, revealed to have been spotted in TRU stores in Canada. The snapped image by an eagle-eyed LEGO Marvel fan shows a sizeable brick-built version of what could be SHIELD’s early version of the famed Quinjet. It also shows Captain Marvel of course and a younger version of Nick Fury together with a Skrull minifigure. This time, thanks to Yahoo News, we now have a better look at this new MCU-inspired LEGO playset in the form of the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127), including its official product description. Take a look.

LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127)

307 pieces; $29.99

Minifigures include Captain Marvel, Nick Furry, Talos and a cat figure.

Fly with Captain Marvel and Nick Fury to rescue Goose the cat from Talos the Skrull! Zoom over the desert with Fury in his awesome Quinjet. Watch out for the Talos’s stud shooter. Fire 4 missiles at once with each of the jet’s flick-missile shooters and attack with Captain Marvel’s power energy. Then grab Goose, place her in the back of the jet and fly away!

Since the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) set has already found its way in toy shelves in TRU Canada, then we can expect this to appear anytime soon in the US, hopefully in the first weeks of January. The rumor mill also tells that there might be five LEGO tie-in sets that bear the Avengers logo, though it is unclear if LEGO opted to add another set dedicated to the Kree superhero. From the looks of it, it seems that LEGO intends to bring together all upcoming MCU-related building sets under the banner of the Marvel Avengers. I guess this is great considering how well these upcoming LEGO Marvel sets can be brought together for a massive Marvel universe showdown. We’ll soon find out soon enough.

Disney’s Captain Marvel will land in theaters March 8, 2019.

Captain Marvel’s Official Trailer Finally Revealed!

Another MCU trailer has broken the internet. Currently trending at #3 over at YouTube with more than 14 million views as of this posting, Captain Marvel’s official trailer has taken the online world by storm in less than 12 hours. In this official trailer, we see the Kree heroine being thrown from space and landing on an all-too-familiar 90s pop culture symbol. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer once again.

We don’t need the power of the Mind Stone to be certain that LEGO has something in the works for MCU 9th Phase 3 film. Since March early this year when Marvel Entertainment released its official press release about MCU’s cosmic powered heroine, I made a wishlist of LEGO tie-in sets that I would like to see before the film debuts on March 8, 2019. And this month when official set images of Captain Marvel were revealed, we had a better look at Starforce, the Kree’s elite military group whom Captain Marvel is affiliated, and the Skrulls which is the film’s supposedly main antagonists.

Similar to LEGO Marvel Superheroes Guardian of Galaxy Vol. 2 and Black Panther subthemes, we can expect that Captain Marvel will also have two or three LEGO tie-in sets under her name. Some of the things that I definitely expect are sets where we can find Captain Marvel in her various minifigure renditions which included her predominantly green Starforce uniform, another uniform iteration with the signature mask and helmet on, and the upgraded red and blue uniform as seen in the comic books.

As I mentioned before, another LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel set will most likely include Nick Fury in his younger years as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and the Kree hero Captain Mar-vell (played by Jude Law). Another candidate will be a set that includes the shape-shifting Skrulls – something similar perhaps to that beachfront scene where the Skrulls have supposedly arrived.

It is somehow established that most of MCU’s recent movie trailers turn out to be teasers as well for future LEGO sets. Some of these are GOTG’s battle with the Abilisk as depicted in The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081), Black Panther’s Royal Talon Fighter Attack (76100), and Thor Ragnarok’s Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash (76088). It is not therefore, a long shot to consider that any of the scenes that we saw in Captain Marvel’s official trailer will find its way as an official LEGO Marvel Superheroes set early next year.

Which particular scene from Captain Marvel’s official trailer do you think will become an official LEGO set? Let me know about your wish list and share them in the comments below.