The Return of the Disney Round-Up: New Star Wars Series, Fox Searchlight to Stay, and Christopher Robin
Cultjer's Disney Reporter Zach Perilstein is back to discuss the latest Disney news. — So today The Walt Disney Company held their annual shareholder's meeting. Nothing truly groundbreaking was announced. See my good friend Ryan O'Reilly's take on the meeting on The Boardwalks Times.
Christopher Robin Teaser Trailer Will Melt Your Heart
Disney Executive James Pitaro Named President of ESPN and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that James Pitaro who has served as Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media since 2016 will become ESPN's 8th President. Pitaro will report directly to Bob Iger.
'Black Panther' Review: A Bold Statement for The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The eighteenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't disappoint. This is Black Panther. — The Black Panther character first appeared back in 1966 in Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016 during Captain America: Civil War. T'Challa must come home to Wakanda and take his rightful place as king. When comes power, then comes controversy. Chadwick Boseman stars as the titular character Black Panther.
'Jurassic World 3' Coming in 2021
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22. Universal Pictures already has their eyes set on a 2021 release date for the third installment. — Jurassic World 3 will be written by Colin Trevorrow, the director of 2015's Jurassic World and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom, and Pacific Rim Uprising writer Emily Carmichael. The studio has set a June 11, 2021 release date for the movie.
Disney Rebooting 'The Muppets' for Its Streaming Service
Disney's new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be arriving in 2019. Filled with classics, reboots, and original shows. — Deadline has already learned that the streaming service would have eight original feature films to start. Don Quixote, Lady and the Tramp, The Paper Magician, Stargirl, Togo, 3 Men and a Baby, Sword and the Stone, and Timmy Failure. This all depending on production schedules.
'Black Panther' Tracking A $200M Opening Weekend
As I struggle to get a ticket for Black Panther... — The critically acclaimed superhero film Black Panther is currently tracking a $200 million opening weekend over the four day Presidents Day weekend. Right now Disney is only suggesting the film will make $172 million to $198 million in its opening weekend. Still a very impressive feat. Black Panther generated $25.2 million during the Thursday previews.
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'Flashpoint' Finds Its Directors in This 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Duo
Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are going to direct the upcoming The Flash solo outing. — Warner Bros. decided not to comment but the studio pursued Ben Affleck to return to the director's chair for Flashpoint. Affleck's Batman will play a big role in the film's storyline. By tapping Daley and Goldstein the film may play into a more comedic tone. The duo has directed Vacation and the upcoming Game Night.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Will Exit Disney's Board of Directors
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not be renominated to their positions on the Disney board. — "Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters and they are not standing for re-election" A Disney spokesman said in a statement. Disney's SEC filing mentioned they wouldn't be up for renomination.
'The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head' Releases Its First Full Trailer
After building excitement through its hilarious parody account@WaltsFrzenHead on Twitter. Finally, the first full trailer for The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head has arrived.
'The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head' Full Trailer
Disney's 'Mulan' Starts Filming This Month
Disney's live action version of Mulan is slated to start production this month. — Mulan was one of the first Disney princess movies to breakaway from the fairy tale theme. Yifei Liu will star as Mulan. The film was originally suppose to hit theaters in 2018 and was delayed due to other projects. The film will now come out in 2019.