Nintendo Switch Lite: A Close-Up Look at the Smaller Switch

At Gamescom 2019, Nintendo had the Grey, Turquoise, and Yellow models of the Nintendo Switch Lite available for attendees to get up close and check out the newest hardware from Nintendo.

IGN’s Brian Altano and Max Scoville were able to see the new Nintendo Switch Lite in person and were even able to compare the new model to the base Nintendo Switch.

We’ve gathered 14 new photos of each model of the Nintendo Switch Lite that you can see below, which will hopefully help with the wait until Nintendo is ready to release this new Switch on September 20, 2019.

The Nintendo Switch Lite was revealed last month and arrives over two years after the release of the original Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.

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WandaVision Adds More Returning MCU Characters To Cast

WandaVision, the enigmatic Disney+ MCU streaming TV show, got even more bizarre today at Disney’s D23 Expo with the announcement of new and returning cast members. Kat Dennings will return to the MCU as Darcy Lewis from the Thor films and Randall Park will reprise his role as Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man & The Wasp. Kathryn Hahn will join the shared universe as the “nosy neighbor” of Wanda and Vision’s happy home life.

Details of the show are still sparse, and the sizzle reel shown at the expo featured clips of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Endgame intercut with clips from the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show to give fans a sense for the tone. Writer Jac Schaefer teased that they have been “very inspired by Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke,” while star Elizabeth Olsen said the show will be “very wacky and fun.”

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige repeatedly called the show a “sitcom” set within the MCU, but the team has yet to officially begin shooting so actual footage was not ready to be shown at the panel.

Lewis, Park, and Hahn are joining the cast that was confirmed for the show back at Marvel Studio’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation: Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Teyonah Parris who will play the grown-up Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel.

WandaVision hits Disney+ in Spring 2021.

Disney Announces Marvel She-Hulk Series For Disney Plus

Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July was an insane hurricane of completely bonkers reveals and announcements, but somehow, Disney still had some surprises up its sleeves for the company’s big Friday presentation at the D23 expo in Anaheim, California. Among those surprises: a new She-Hulk show heading to Disney Plus.

The show will be part of the MCU’s phase four–alongside previously announced series including The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye, not to mention the also-newly-announced Disney Plus Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight shows. The full slate can be seen in the graphic below, shown onstage during the D23 presentation.

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Created by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, She-Hulk–AKA high-powered lawyer Jennifer Walters–was first introduced in comics in 1980. Bruce Banner’s cousin, Walters gained Hulk-like powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from him.

During the D23 presentation, MCU head Kevin Feige confirmed that the MCU phase four She-Hulk show will hew at least somewhat closely to the source material–the She-Hulk in the Disney+ show will be Walters, and she’s still a lawyer. Other than that, we don’t know much about the She-Hulk show.

In the comics, Walters has a more controlled form of Hulkism, and she retains more of her personality and intelligence when she transforms, which could make for an interesting dynamic with her cousin Bruce, should Mark Ruffalo actually appear in the show.

Then again, the last time we saw Hulk in the MCU, he had fully solved that problem. So who knows?

The D23 announcements so far have also included more returning MCU characters in WandaVision’s cast, the reveal of Disney Plus’s Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight shows, more details about the Loki and Falcon and Winter Soldier shows, and more.

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Marvel Is Making A Moon Knight TV Show For Disney+

During Marvel’s section of the Disney+ panel at D23, the company announced three brand-new TV shows that will be coming to the subscription service. One of these was Moon Knight, a niche but much-loved hero from Marvel’s comics.

In the comics, Moon Knight has a somewhat troubling story. Originally introduced back in 1975 in the horror series Werewolf By Night, by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Rabbi’s son turned professional boxer turned Marine Marc Spector’s life was eventful, even before he decided to give it up and become an adventurer. It was during one such adventure where he found himself in trouble during an archeological dig in Egypt. After losing a brutal fight, Marc was left for dead but rescued by locals who brought him to the temple of Khonshu, the moon god, offering him a second chance a life if he would agree to become Khonshu’s earthly avatar.

Marc accepted this bargain and was transformed into Moon Knight, a mystically empowered hero to enact Khonshu’s will.

Or, so he thought. Over the years, it was revealed that Marc’s origin may not have been as clear cut as originally thought and the character struggled with mental health and identity issues, causing him to question which parts of his own story were real–if any of them. Since then, a hazy, surreal grasp on the truth has become a staple of Marc’s stories, often bringing him into conflict with his own fractured self as frequently as his “powers” (if they really are powers) pit him against actual supervillains.

Details about Marc’s role in the MCU are unsurprisingly vague, so as it stands right now we can’t tell which incarnation of the character will come to life in the shared universe. However, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige did make a passing reference to Marc’s mental instability during the presentation at D23, so we that is something we can definitely expect.

Falcon And Winter Soldier Take The Stage At D23’s Disney+ Panel

At D23, both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan took the stage during the Disney+ panel. Respectively, the actors play Sam “Falcon” Wilson and Bucky “Winter Soldier” Barnes in the MCU and are reprising their roles in the upcoming exclusive Disney+ TV series Falcon & Winter Soldier. The panel confirmed another MCU actor, Emily Van Camp, would be reprising her role during the series as well.

Daniel Brühl has already been confirmed to return as the villainous Helmut Zemo, the main antagonist of Captain America: Civil War. Prior to today, rumors circulated that Emily Van Camp would be reprising her role as Sharon Carter in the TV series–another character we haven’t seen in the MCU since the third Captain America movie. Van Camp joining Mackie and Stan onstage during the Disney+ panel seems to be a confirmation that the rumors are true.

Falcon & Winter Soldier is currently scheduled to be the first live-action MCU TV series to premiere on Disney+, coming to the streaming service in Fall 2020. That would put the show’s release in-between the theatrical debuts of the upcoming Black Widow and The Eternals movies. Falcon & Winter Soldier won’t be the last MCU series to show up on Disney+. It will be followed by WandaVision in Spring 2021.

Taking place just after the events of Avengers Endgame, Falcon & Winter Soldier sees the two titular characters team up to continue the good fight that Steve “Captain America” Rogers left behind. Though Sam now possesses Steve’s vibranium shield, the title of the upcoming MCU show suggests he’s not quite ready to forgo his Falcon identity for the responsibilities that the Captain America role implies.

Also during the D23 Disney+ panel, Marvel announced a Ms. Marvel series that will premiere during Phase 4 in-between Hawkeye and Moon Knight–the latter of which was also announced during the panel. Moon Knight will be followed by She-Hulk, a series that focuses on Bruce Banner’s lawyer cousin, Jennifer Walters, after she receives a blood transfusion from Bruce and gains the same abilities that he does.