D23 2019 Expo: 'Frozen 2' cast announcement and other news on this Second Exciting Day!
We are here on Day Two of D23 in Anaheim, California and the news is coming faster than this livestreamer can even stream, more less post. Here’s a look at what has happened so far at D23:
Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown join ‘Frozen 2’ cast
Big news, “Frozen” fans! Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown have joined the cast of the highly anticipated “Frozen 2.” Wood will play Anna and Elsa’s mother Queen Iduna, while Brown will play Lieutenant Matthias.
Disney also dropped a new poster for “Frozen 2,” which is slated for a November 22, 2019, domestic release.
Disney announces ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’
Cassandra Steele and Awkwafina are set to star in “Raya and the Last Dragon,” which Disney said is “inspired by the culture of Southeast Asia.” Steele voice Raya, and Awkwafina voices Sisu the dragon.
MALIFICENT; MISTRESS OF EVIL
During the Walt Disney Studios panel, Sean Bailey, a film and television producer and who currently serves as President of Production at Walt Disney Studios, came out on stage and discussed even more details around the highly anticipated Maleficent sequel: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil“.
“We can’t wait to share some wicked fun with all of you just in time for Halloween”, said Bailey.
Not long into the presentation did the one and only, Angelina Jolie surprised the crowd and walked out on stage.
“I missed her, and I love playing her. In the first film, we brought two people, two creatures, who were very different, historic enemies in many ways, and said just because they’re very very different, they’re a family and they have love for each other” – Jolie on Maleficent and Aurora.
Throughout this upcoming film, they are encouraged to not be a family. Aurora and Maleficent are being pulled apart because of their differences and in this film, “we really fight for the belief that what is different makes you stronger,” said Jolie. The main focus of this sequel will be family connections.
Soon enough, the remainder of the cast walked out on stage, including Elle Fanning.
“This movie’s very special for me because in the first film, when I filmed it, I was 14. Now we’ve filmed the second one and now I’m 21. I feel as though as Aurora and I have grown as a young woman…this movie has really marked very special moments in my life,” explained Fanning.