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Ahead of D23 Expo kickoff, Saturday tickets sell out

"Big Hero 6" display at D23 Expo (courtesy of ComingSoon)

“Big Hero 6″ display at D23 Expo (courtesy of ComingSoon)

The doors open in just an hour on the D23 Expo, the official Disney fan gathering held through Sunday in Anaheim, California. Tickets for Saturday are sold out.

While much of the event, of course, caters to Disney devotees — theme-park fans, serious collectors and cinephiles alike — we should expect a decent amount of news that reaches beyond the Magic Kingdom. For instance, today there’s a presentation featuring many of the voice actors from Marvel’s animated television series, and a signing with the producer and director of Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Animation’s first adaptation of a Marvel comic. That movie, based on the characters created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau, is getting a promotional push at the event, which features a Big Hero 6 display (above, courtesy of ComingSoon).

Saturday sees a presentation on Disney’s live-action movie slate, with spotlights on Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. Previews of Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are on the agenda, but it wouldn’t be surprising if some more announcements are made about Guardians of the Galaxy.

There’s also the matter of that “Weird” project Disney and Marvel teased earlier this week. Keep an eye on Comic Book Resources today and throughout the weekend for news from D23.

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