We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”
Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).
Last seen taking over for Davy Jones, and only allowed to see his love Elizabeth Swan once every 10 years, Will Turner disappeared at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Part 3). Confirmed today at D23 Expo 2015, Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as the blacksmith turned pirate for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment of the franchise.
More on this and catch Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in the image gallery here below.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom
Release Date: December 17, 2014
In what I like to call a “see it while you still can” style of reviewing movies before they leave theaters, I finally got around to catching Peter Jackson‘s final film in the The Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
And honestly, I can say that if you loved the Lord of the Rings movies of Jackson’s, then you might indeed wanna catch this before it leaves theaters. And you need not worry if you skipped the second movie in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, or even the first movie, An Unexpected Journey, at this point. But I would never recommend a fan of the original book to ever see this particular film. The first two…sure…but this one, not so much. It’s complicated. Let me explain.
Skyfall and The Counselor star Javier Bardem, who won an Academy Award for his work in the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men, has entered into early negotiations for the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
If things work out Bardem will play the villain of the next movie, which is officially titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a ghost named Captain Brand who thinks Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is responsible for the death of his brother and wants revenge.
The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King: Extended Edition Blu-ray Directed by Peter Jackson Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, and Sean Astin New Line Home Video Release Date: August 28, 2012
You can read Dr. Geek, Ph.D’s review of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition from July 2011 here.
“The battle of Helm’s Deep is over; the battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.”
In Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou the late filmmaking giant Samuel Fuller, a legendary purveyor of uncompromising dramas and adventures that were not afraid of journeying into the darkest realms of the human soul, said, “Film is like a battleground. Love. Hate. Action. Violence. In one word…emotion.” Though he was making a cameo in a movie instead of granting an interview that brief speech perfectly summed up Fuller’s philosophy of cinema, a philosophy that is alive and well in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the third and final installment in one of the most thrilling epic trilogies in motion picture history.