BURBANK, Calif. — April 5, 2018 — Summer is always a time for incredible films, and this year, Disney’s slate is both incredible and Incredibles. The new issue of Disney twenty-three goes behind the scenes of some of the year’s biggest films. The summer edition is so big, in fact, that every reader will get to enjoy five stunning covers, each featuring one of the new movies: Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
The issue is filled with exclusive interviews with the casts and creative teams behind this season’s films. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo–along with Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, and Sebastian Stan–take readers inside the thrilling ride that will be Avengers: Infinity War. And just for Disney twenty-three, Marvel’s Ryan Meinerding has created a spectacular piece of artwork, “The Road to Infinity War–10 Years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” featuring 14 characters heading into a battle. Director Ron Howard and star Alden Ehrenreich talk about filling the big boots and capturing the swagger of the galaxy’s greatest smuggler in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) takes off on his character’s greatest adventure yet: being a stay-at-home dad in Incredibles 2. Plus, Edna Mode gives her list of the best-dressed Disney characters. Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed reveals he had a special visit from exterminators after finishing the first Ant-Man, while the hilarious Evangeline Lilly talks about playing it cool with co-star Paul Rudd. Rounding out the summer, Christopher Robin promises to charm us, and Ewan McGregor, who plays the title character, talks about relating to the challenges of the now-grown-up Christopher, as he meets up once again with Winnie the Pooh and his childhood friends.
The issue also takes readers down the aisle for a first-look at Freeform’s Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. Disney twenty-three spoke to some of the happy couples–and happy hosts Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker–about tying the knot at the happiest places on earth: Disney theme parks and resorts.
Plus, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Mulan, actress Ming-Na Wen shares some of her memories of making the beloved film–and the traits she thinks the animated warrior shares with Wen’s current role as Agent Melinda May on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Also included in the summer issue of Disney twenty-three:
“From the Desk of” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige
A celebration of all things tiki at Disney parks and resorts around the world
A look at the groundbreaking short Three Little Pigs
The rich history–and vibrant present–of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
Regular features including Character Analysis, D Society, and Ask Dave
Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in mid-April.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at shopDisney.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.