'Captain America,' 'Thor' strike at Disney expo

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FILE - This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Natalie Portman, left, as Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, in Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World." Disney is previewing several of the studio's upcoming live-action films for fans at the D23 Expo, Aug. 9-11, 2013, a three-day Disney extravaganza at the Anaheim Convention Center. "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: Winter Soldier," "Muppets Most Wanted," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "Tomorrowland" are just some of the movies that will be teased at a Saturday morning presentation. (AP Photo/Walt Disney Studios/Copyright Marvel, Jay Maidment, File)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A few friends of "The Avengers" touched down at the D23 Expo.

Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins from "Thor: The Dark World" and Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" appeared on stage Saturday at the celebration of all things Disney.

Hiddleston apologized for not donning his Loki costume, which he wore earlier this summer at Comic-Con.

"I'm not gonna get this crowd to kneel," he said. "We're at Disneyland."

Later, when the "Captain America" crew came on stage, Evans jokingly invited the crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center to join him at Disneyland across the street.

"Anyone wanna go?" the Captain America actor teased. "Let's go!"

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige showed footage from both the sequels, including two never-before-seen clips, and teasers for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."

"The Dark World" is set for release Nov. 8, while "The Winter Soldier" will hit April 4, 2014.

Patterned after San Diego's wildly popular Comic-Con, the biannual D23 Expo, which Disney launched in 2009, isn't just about movies. On the show floor, attendees can snap up exclusive merchandise, trade collectible pins and meet stars from Disney Channel shows.





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