It’s almost 2023, and Disney+ is reminding everyone of the series and movies coming to the streamer with a sizzle reel featuring fan favorites, as well as new programming.
Here is the sizzle reel video for you to watch, and I’ll break down the series and films shown after:
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
The massive hit for Marvel is in this sizzle reel due to the fact it’s expected to debut on Disney+ in either January or February 2023.
If you can’t wait to see it again before then, it’s still in theaters.
The highly anticipated third season of “The Mandalorian” will debut on Disney+ on March 1, 2023.
When we last saw Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) at the end of “The Book of Boba Fett,” the Armorer (Emily Swallow) told him that he “is a Mandalorian no more,” because he had removed his helmet and shown his face to others.
He has Grogu in tow, but is now facing other challenges, including Bo-Katan Kryze (Katie Sackhoff), as he attempts to reclaim his status as a Mandalorian.
Pixar’s “Win or Lose”
Pixar’s Pete Docter highlighted this new animated series during D23 Expo 2023.
This first-ever long-form series from the studio follows the Pickles, a co-ed middle school softball team, in the week leading up to their championship game. It’s a comedy about love, rivalry, and the challenges of both.
Actor Will Forte (Disney’s “Lab Rats,” “The Last Man on Earth”) will voice Coach Dan in the series, which will air on Disney+ in Fall 2023.
“Star Wars: Ahsoka”
The live action “Star Wars: Ahsoka” limited series stars actress Rosario Dawson as the titular character.
Set after the fall of the Empire, the series follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
The character was first introduced in the 2008 animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” and made her live-action debut in “The Mandalorian” season 2.
The show will see Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker, along with Natasha Liu Bordizzo playing the live action character Sabine Wren from the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch”
Months have passed since the events on Kamino at the end of season one, and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic.
Marvel’s “Secret Invasion”
The series continues the Skrulls storyline first introduced in “Captain Marvel,” and last seen at the end of the “WandaVision” series.
The Marvel series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, Emilia Clarke as Abigaile Brand, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull called Talos.
A teaser trailer was shown at D23 Expo 2023, but no debut date on Disney+ has been given.
There are a couple of clips from season two of Marvel’s hit series, “Loki,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson.
Season one kicked off the multiverse plot line that will continue throughout Phase Five of Marvel’s films and series. Can’t wait to see what trouble the “God of Mischief” gets into in the new season!
“American Born Chinese”
This new Disney+ series from filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) focuses on American teen Jin Wang (played by Ben Wang), whose parents immigrated from Taiwan. He is struggling to carve out exactly who he’s supposed to be, socially and culturally.
This is complicated by his aunt Guanyin (Michelle Yeoh, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), who is actually the all-powerful Buddhist bodhisattva of Compassion. Ke Huy Quan (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) co-stars.
No airdate has been given for the series, but I hope to hear of one during next month’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press events.
“Peter Pan and Wendy”
This is a new reimagining of the classic story from Wendy’s point of view, and was part of the Walt Disney Studios presentation at D23 Expo 2023.
It stars Alexander Molony (Peter Pan), Ever Anderson (Wendy), Alyssa Wapanâtahk (Tiger Lily), and Jude Law (Captain Hook).
No date was given for the film’s debut on Disney+.
Pixar’s “Dug Days: Carl’s Date”
This is the first time this series has been mentioned, but it appears to be a continuation of the “Dug Day” series that aired in 2021.
Whether this is a season two or just a separate story, is unknown, but hopefully I’ll learn more next month at the TCA press events.
Are any of these series or movies on your list to watch on Disney+ in 2023? Let us know in the comments.