By Courtney Potter
Mark your calendars for several brand-new Marvel Studios adventures, and check out the new music video from ZOMBIES 2 costar Baby Ariel… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!
Mark Your Calendars for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision on Disney+
Big news, friends and fans: Two of the most highly anticipated Disney+ original series have received their official premiere dates! Just this week, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, revealed that Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will debut in August 2020, followed by WandaVision in December 2020. As previously announced, a third Marvel Studios series, Loki, will debut the following year.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier follows the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) teaming up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Meanwhile, WandaVision blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
In case you missed the incredible first look at all three of these sure-to-be-awesome series, click here to check out D23.com’s rundown of Disney’s additions to the recent “Big Game”—with sneak peeks of all three shows, plus new trailers for Mulan and Black Widow.
Save the Date!
Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:
|D23 and Walt Disney Archives
February 8, 2020
D23 Magical Screening Series: The Three Caballeros 75th on The Walt Disney Studios Lot
February 12, 2020
D23 at Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Night!
February 13, 2020
Attend The Call of the Wild Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood!
February 15, 2020
D23 Magical Screening Series: The Three Caballeros 75th at Walt Disney World
February 16, 2020
D23 Magical Screening Series: The Three Caballeros 75th Near Washington, D.C.
March 4, 2020
D23 Member Preview of Inside the Walt Disney Archives at the Bowers Museum
March 11, 2020
D23 Member Mixer in Raleigh, N.C.!
March 14, 2020
Mickey’s of Glendale – March 2020
August 9, 2020
Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise Presented by D23
January 17—February 9, 2020
Lunar New Year returns to Disney California Adventure park
January 17—February 24, 2020
Epcot International Festival of the Arts
February 28—April 21, 2020
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to Disneyland Resort
March 4—June 1, 2020
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort
March 4, 2020
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
March 6, 2020
Onward opens in U.S. theaters
March 27, 2020
Mulan opens in U.S. theaters
May 1, 2020
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow opens in U.S. theaters
May 29, 2020
Artemis Fowl opens in U.S. theaters
February 9, 2020 (8:00 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT)
The Oscars® air live on ABC.
February 14, 2020 (8 p.m. EST/PST)
ZOMBIES 2 premieres on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
February 16, 2020 (8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m CST)
American Idol returns to ABC
February 7, 2020
Timmy Failure premieres
February 14, 2020
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings premieres
February 21, 2020
Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres
March 13, 2020
Disney Descendants’ Booboo Stewart Celebrates ZOMBIES 2 with Baby Ariel
It’s the crossover we didn’t know we needed until it happened, and now we can’t imagine life without it… This week, in celebration of the upcoming, highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie ZOMBIES 2, Baby Ariel—otherwise known as Ariel Martin, who’s costarring in ZOMBIES 2 as Wynter—released her brand-new music video, “The New Kid in Town,” and it features a very special surprise appearance by none other than Disney Descendants star Booboo Stewart! Check it out, above…
The “The New Kid in Town” video will also be shown during the big Valentine’s Day premiere of ZOMBIES 2—Friday, February 14, at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. This monstrous-ly cool comedy features the original cast (including Milo Manheim as Zed and Meg Donnelly as Addison), some exciting newcomers, a ton of new songs, and some killer choreography. Don’t miss it!
Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Wants You to “Be Our Guest”!
“It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you” to the following news: Not only is Disney+’s breakout hit High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returning for a second season, but they just announced what production the triple-threats of East High’s theater department will be taking on… the Disney Theatricals classic Beauty and the Beast! Find out more by clicking here.
Written In the Stars: New Tour of Aida to Launch on 2021
Speaking of Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), they had some of their own amazing news to announce this week… a brand-new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Tony®-winning Broadway smash Aida will head out on the road in 2021, following its premiere engagement at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse from February 4 to March 7 of that year.
The production will play Charlotte, Chicago, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., among other cities to be announced. Updated and re-imagined, this new production—directed by Schele Williams, a member of the original Broadway cast, and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown—retains the beloved Tony and Grammy®-winning score and features a book revised by David Henry Hwang, who co-authored the acclaimed original production with Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls. Additionally, the original Tony-winning design team of Bob Crowley (scenery and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting) will reinterpret their designs in the retelling of this passionate and timeless story.
For more information, visit AidaOnTour.com!
ICYMI: Disney Bringing Hamilton Movie to Theaters
And there’s one more piece of Broadway-related news this week, that may or may not have made us positively elated (spoiler alert: it did)—Hamilton is coming to the big screen in 2021, courtesy The Walt Disney Studios! We’ll get to be in “the room where it happened” like never before; read up on what you can expect, and hear from creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, by clicking here.