Disney Plus Day 2022 live blog – all the big news as it happens


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We’re still waiting to see if Disney Plus Day brings us a new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We’re hopeful considering D23 Expo is also this weekend, but it’s still a waiting game. That said, if you love Wakanda’s first superhero, you’ll be happy to hear that a great Lego set has been announced. (opens in a new tab) this morning.

As you can see above, this is a bust of T’Challa from the first movie, complete with the Wakandan salute on the cross. It’s optional though, so you can display this bad boy with or without the claws. It’s certainly an improvement on Lego’s helmet collection, not that we’re complaining.

The set will arrive on October 1, giving you plenty of time to build it before the next movie. It costs $350, which is a lot, but the set is 19 inches tall and is made up of 2,961 pieces.

lisa simpson and ursula from the little mermaid pulling a thelma and louis for disney plus day

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It wouldn’t be a big Disney Plus event without another Simpsons short (opens in a new tab) to go with. This time, Lisa has her heart set on transforming into the ultimate Disney princess. Unfortunately, the princesses always find themselves in the way of the villains, who seek to corrupt Lisa and show her how much fun it is to be a villain.

Of course, they’re the Simpsons, and they don’t mind ridiculing their business owners. Combine that with an array of wicked cameos, and you have “Welcome to the Club.” Luckily, it’s way better than some of the other Simpsons shorts we’ve had since Disney Plus launched.

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Another surprise Disney Plus daytime release isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s always welcome. There’s a nine-minute preview of the next big Star Wars TV series, Andor, for you to check out. But only on Disney Plus (opens in a new tab)because after all, today is not the day of YouTube.

The special includes a behind-the-scenes look at the series, featuring creator Tony Gilroy and Cassian Andor actor Diego Luna, as well as an extended clip from what appears to be the first episode. It shows Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård) seemingly meeting Cassian for the very first time. Finally, in case you weren’t excited enough for the show, it ends with a trailer.

Andor is a prequel to Rogue One and shows who Cassian is and why he became such an ardent supporter of the rebellion. A subplot focuses on rebel leader and galactic senator, Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) as she navigates the perils of politics in the Age of Empire.

The show arrives on Disney Plus on September 21, premiering in three episodes.

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It looks like Disney Plus day is in full swing. We’ve already seen some expected, but not unexpected, titles come to the service, though Disney had a few surprises up its sleeve. The most important is the release of BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage — LA.

It’s a concert film from one of the biggest acts in the world, South Korean boy band BTS. The film was shot at Los Angeles Sci-Fi Stadium in late 2021 and features the band performing some of their biggest hits. That, of course, includes the Grammy-nominated Permission to Dance, which shares its name with the show.

If you, or someone you know, is a BTS fanatic, then those two hours will be well spent. And it’s available now, in its entirety, on Disney Plus.

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Maybe Marvel will release a full trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or footage from Star Wars: Ahsoka, Secret Invasion or Ant-Man 3.

We would also love to get more information on Loki Season 2 or if there will be a Ms. Marvel Season 2.

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What else can fans expect from Disney Plus Day 2022? If this year’s virtual party is anything like last year’s, the House of Mouse will be dropping a slew of trailers, teasers, and announcements about upcoming projects from Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar.

Last year brought an Obi-Wan Kenobi teaser, as well as new footage of Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight.

This year we’re hoping for a teaser or really anything on The Mandalorian season 3 (opens in a new tab). The drought has been long and the fans are thirsty!

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Want more? You got it. Other new Disney Plus additions include:

Cars on the road: Lightning McQueen and Mater embark on a journey to meet Mater’s sister.

Welcome to the club: Lisa Simpson wants to be a Disney Princess but finds she might like to kick ass more.

Assembled: Thor: Love and Thunder: The latest installment in the series goes behind the scenes of the MCU movie.

Tierra Incognita: The Argentinian horror series follows a teenager as he investigates the mystery of his parents’ disappearance at a run-down theme park.

Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances: A look back at 20 unforgettable dance routines from 30 seasons of the reality competition series.

Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory: The National Geographic documentary series sees the explorer immersed in the lives of wild animals.

Growing up: Each episode of the docu-series uses innovative filmmaking techniques to tell a teenager’s coming-of-age story.

Remember : The short follows an idea lost by a writer (Brie Larson) in the world of imagination.

Tom Hanks as Geppetto with Pinocchio in the Pinocchio live-action movie

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Other new Disney Plus Day releases include:

Pinochio: Director Robert Zemeckis mixes live action and animation in the latest adaptation of the classic tale, starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy.

She-Hulk: Disney Plus Day is also the release date for She-Hulk Episode 4.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Return of a Jedi: Go behind the scenes of the making of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Frozen and Frozen 2: No, Disney never “Let It Go”. Successful animated films are getting new sung versions.

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As expected, Disney Plus dropped a ton of content just at 3am ET / 8am BST.

The biggest title is Thor: Love and Thunder (opens in a new tab), which is making its streaming premiere. The MCU movie first hit theaters on July 8 and has grossed over $755 million worldwide. Now you can watch (or rewatch) from the comfort of your own home!

Welcome to our Disney Plus Day 2022 live blog! We’ll be updating this page regularly with all the news as it happens, so check back to see what’s been announced.