ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – The massive three-day D23 Expo began Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center, a biennial celebration for Disney.

Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim. (Getty Images)

Among the major announcements Friday was a new Avengers Campus which will open at California Adventure in 2020. Details were not immediately confirmed.

The D23 Expo will feature about 50 shows, presentations and panel discussions, including the Disney Legends Ceremony which celebrates Disney creators and business leaders.

A rendering of a new Avengers Campus which will open at California Adventure in 2020. The news was announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Aug. 23, 2019. (CBS2)

Disney Legends to be honored at D23 include Robert Downey Jr., who starred in three Iron Man films, singer-actress Bette Midler, actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau, Darth Vader voice James Earl Jones, “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and singer Christina Aguilera.

Other attractions will include autograph sessions with composers Randy Newman and Tyler Bates.

Fans will also get a chance to meet “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening at a panel discussion Saturday featuring producers and directors from the long-running Fox animated comedy as well as voice actors Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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