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CinemaCon 2023 Day 3, Disney, The BoogeyMan, The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Elemental, The Creator

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CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 recap: Disney’s panel shows The Marvels, 20 minutes of Pixar’s Elemental reaction, The BoogeyMan early positive buzz, The Little Mermaid, Gareth Edwards’ AI vs Human war movie The Creator & more

CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 recap: Disney’s panel shows The Marvels, 20 minutes of Pixar’s Elemental reaction, The BoogeyMan early positive buzz, The Little Mermaid, Gareth Edwards’ AI vs Human war movie The Creator & more

Disney’s panel at CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 commenced with a preview for Marvel Studios which showed teasing new footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 & The Marvels. But it wasn’t all MCU as Melissa McCarthy took the stage for the panel to talk about The Little Mermaid which was followed up with never-before-seen looks at upcoming line-ups such as Wish, Elemental, Gareth EdwardsThe Creator, Taika Waititi‘s Next Goal Wins & more. Here’s a recap of the exhibitor event from insiders and journalists – including social media reactions to The Boogeyman.

The mouse house certainly brought its A-game for CinemaCon 2023 Day 3, offering audiences a taste of what’s to come from Pixar, Marvel Studios, LucasFilm, 20th Century studios and Searchlight Pictures. Beginning the panel with a nod to its 100-year milestone, first off was promos for their upcoming MCU films for 2023 namely Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels.

After the preview, Melissa McCarthy discussed her Ursula role on stage and sang “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. Prior to playing an extended clip from The Little Mermaid during McCarthy’s presentation, Disney Animation also played exclusive footage for the Wish movie and a song by Ariana Debose too.

Chris Pine will play King Magnifico in Wish. Lucasfilm’s Star Wars universe was a no-show at CinemaCon 2023 but the studio offered a new clip from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 Critics are buzzing with positive reviews for The Boogeyman, The Creator trailer & more

Disney is the first presentation of CinemaCon 2023 to provide 3D glasses for the 20-minute screening of Pixar’s Elemental. Journalists present during the footage’s presentation such as DisccusingFilm’s Andrew J. Salazar compared it to Zootopia for its “prominent themes about race relations” while Gizmodo’s Germain Lussier called it “smart, inventive” and “could be Pixar returning back to form.”

Post the 20-minute footage showcased for Elemental, journalist Jeff Sneider revealed in his timely updates from CinemaCon that Disney’s British executives took the platform to show a trailer for Taika Waititi’s NEXT GOAL WINS. The promotional footage has been released for worldwide viewing which features Michael Fassbender and is set to release on November 17.

Next up on the schedule was Gareth Edwards’ giant sci-fi epic The Creator starring Tenet‘s John David Washington and Gemma Chan. The exclusive CinemaCon 2023 trailer for Edwards’ sci-fi feature has District 9 vibes and follows a plot that explores a love story during a battle between humans and AI. The reactions to The Creator are all positive with some exclaims like “wows” from audiences, notes THR’s Aaron Couch. Washington plays a character “who appears to be a bodyguard for an Android child, set in the far future post an AI war.

The last presentation before kicking off The Boogeyman movie screening was the first trailer for A Haunting in Venice featuring Kenneth Branagh. The first footage and a poster were released confirming its theatrical release for September 15.

Disney’s 20th Century studios’ The Boogeyman screening was well-received by CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 audiences. Critics have praised director Rob Savage’s Horror feature with some also supporting the decision to put the Stephen King-based movie for theatrical release instead of streaming. Readers can check out the early social media reactions to The Boogeyman below.

That’s it for the Disney presentation recap from CinemaCon 2023 Day 3 though with just one in-person guest (Melissa McCarthy) the buzz was not as exciting as their 2022 panel. Nonetheless, showcasing an extended car scene from LucasFilm’s Indiana Jones 5 seems to have been somewhat of a closure.

What did you think of the mouse house’s panel at CinemaCon 2023? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for updates.




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