Star Wars isn’t the only big thing taking shape at the Disneyland Resort. This summer we get our first Marvel attraction in a domestic Disney Park in the form of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout. And we are getting word of a Marvel Street Party moving into the Hollywood Backlot as well as news about a new coaster. Let’s take a look…
|Mission Breakout Showing Its Colors
Earlier this year, the Twilight Zone: Tower Of Tower went to Yesterland at Disney California Adventure. It had already been wrapped in tarps and work had begun on changing the attraction to Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout.
Concept art released last summer shows what we can expect from the re-imagined exterior.
Through the tarps, we can see some of that new exterior peeking out.
With the rumor that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 could have a premier at the Hyperion Theater next door, we may see those tarps down by that May 5th opening. How do you think that will look in the neighborhood?
|Marvel Daytime Street Party
Plans appear to be in the works to revive the Hollywood Studios Backlot area, that formerly hosted the Mad T Party, with a Marvel-Themed daytime event. The area is pretty quiet these days and could use a new dance party. What do you think?
Going along with that plan, we may be seeing Marvel Character Meets expand as well. Right now we have Captain America and Spiderman meeting across from the Hyperion.
Word has it that WDI is working on a new Marvel Coaster to go in behind G.O.G.:M.B. This area is currently being used as a backstage area and could accommodate a new E-Ticket nicely.
This attraction is being discussed for a 2020 opening. One year after Star Wars Land.
Lots of changes are coming to the east side of Disney California Adventure. Here’s how it looks today:
And the current Transit Hub:
Currently, G.O.G.:M.B is underway and work is beginning on the new Transit Hub and Security Check across Harbor Blvd. Here’s how the landscape could change:
When the new East Gateway opens, with a new parking structure and walkway over Harbor, the space that the current Transit Hub occupies could become an expansion of the park. This space, along with the current Hollywood Studios Backlot, could be the new Marvel Land. What do you think of a Marvel Land taking this spot?
|What Ties The Marvel Cinematic Universe Together?
The New Year brought the start of filming for TWO new Marvel movies, both at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. Black Panther is shooting for a February 16, 2018 release and Avengers: Infinity War is underway for a May 4, 2018 arrival.
It’s going to be the biggest year ever for Disney’s Marvel Movies. Here’s what’s coming in 2017.
May 5, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
July 7, 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming (co-produced with Sony)
November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
So what’s tying all of this together? Infinity Stones. Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve been introduced to five (out of six) of the mysterious stones that will eventually rest on Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet.
The latest Infinity Stone was found by Dr. Strange. If you didn’t catch it in the theater, it’s being released February 14 on home video. You can pre-order it here.
There is one stone that has not been found, the soul stone. We should see that in Thor: Ragnarok this fall.
Each of the stones is supposedly in a safe location. But the plot of Infinity Wars has Thanos bringing together all the gems to destroy the universe. The film will bring together almost every character introduced in the MCU so far to battle Thanos. Sounds like it will be a busy movie.
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