Hulu Orders A Bunch of Marvel Series, Gabriel Luna to star in 'Ghost Rider'
Gabriel Luna who played Ghost Rider on ABC's Agents of SHIELD will return to the role for his own Hulu series based off the character. — According to Variety, the new Ghost Rider series and character will not be connected to the one Luna played on Agents of SHIELD. It will be a completely new story.
Hulu Hits 28 Million Subscribers
Hulu has gotten 28 million subscribers in the United States. — Hulu is continuing to keep up in a crowded streaming field. The now Disney owned streaming service revealed that they grew their base by 40%. Gaining 8 million over last year. Hulu's gain is in part due to its $6 a month ad-supported tier and its recent deal with Spotify where Spotify members get Hulu for free within the bundle.
Robert Downey Jr. Leads The Way for Massive Paydays for 'Avengers: Endgame', Other Marvel Contract Details for Stars
Robert Downey Jr. is a really smart man. Downey Jr. receives the backend for his Avengers films and other Marvel films he appears in. He negotiated the deal with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Warner Bros. Eyeing Daniela Melchior for Ratcatcher in 'The Suicide Squad'
Newcomer Daniela Melchior is being looked at to join James Gunn's unique roster of villains. — Melchior would join Idris Elba, John Cena, and David Dastmalchian as newcomers to the franchise. Jai Courtney is returning as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis will reprise her role as Amanda Waller.
Liz Meriwether Inks Overall Deal with Disney's 20th Century Fox Television
Liz Meriwether, the creator of New Girl and Single Parents, is staying at 20th Century Fox Television with an overall deal. — According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meriwether inked a four-year, high eight-figure deal with Disney's 20th Century Fox television division. She will continue create and develop new projects. While overseeing other writers at the studio.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Responds to the Idea of The Russo Brothers Doing Star Wars
Disney CEO Bob Iger responded to a fan on Twitter after they suggested the Avengers: Endgame directors take up Star Wars. — The Russo Brothers directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. After doing an excellent job continuing Steve Rogers/Captain America's story the duo got to helm Captain America: Civil War which featured more prominent MCU players and would lay the groundwork for bigger Marvel ensemble casts. The Russo Brothers would get to direct Infinity War and Endgame to round out the Infinity Saga.
Can 'Avengers: Endgame' Top 'Avatar' to become the highest grossing film of all time?
The 2009 3D epic Avatar from James Cameron currently holds the record with $2.8 billion. For years it seemed safe at the top after being threatened by Star Wars. Then Avengers: Endgame went on to have a billion dollar global opening weekend.
James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' Adds 'Ant-Man' Actor David Dastmalchian
David Dastmalchian is hopping from the MCU to the DCEU. — The Ant-Man actor has closed a deal to star in The Suicide Squad. Sources are saying David Dastmalchian will play the role of villain Polka-Dot Man.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Sign Nine Figure Deals with Sony Television, Will Develop Spider-Man Universe TV Series
Two of the creative masterminds behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have signed overall deals with Sony Pictures Television. — Phil Lord and Chris Miller have landed nine figure, five-year deals at Sony Pictures Television.
All The Box Office Records 'Avengers: Endgame' Has Broken
Avengers: Endgame shattered records. The film's weekend haul shows the box office can still make a record-amount of money in the era of streaming. The film just has to be a worthy cinematic event.
Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot Renewed for a Season Two at CBS All Access
Jordan Peele will continue to tell more tales from the Twilight Zone. — CBS All Access has picked up the revival for a second season. The renewal coming only five episodes in. The anthology series episodes come every Thursday.
John Cena joins 'Fast & Furious 9'
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters this summer. Vin Diesel and the rest of the Fast & Furious crew are continuing on with Fast & Furious 9. The upcoming ninth installment will be without Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham.
Hulu Buys AT&T's 10% Stake for $1.43 Billion
AT&T has sold back its 10% minority stake in Hulu back to Disney. Leaving Hulu owned by Disney and NBCUniversal. — Hulu buying back AT&T's stake cost them $1.43 billion. Valuing the streaming service at $15 billion.
Star Wars Series 'The Mandalorian' Has Reportedly Been Renewed for a Season Two
The brand-new Star Wars series with a feature-film length budget has reportedly already been renewed for a season two at Disney+. — Well, we can put this one in the "not shocked" column. As, Disney+ reportedly has already ordered a season two of Jon Favreau's Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
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'Dumbo' Hoping to Reach $46M-$48M Debut
Tim Burton's Dumbo, the latest of Disney's live-action remakes was originally tracking a $50 million opening weekend. — Dumbo grossed $15.3 million on Friday according to early returns. The Friday gross also includes the $2.6 million it made in Thursday previews. Audiences are currently liking the film more than critics. Burton's films have overcame Rotten Tomatoes scores before.
Disney shuttering the Fox 2000 Label
This is going against Disney's original plans. Fox 2000 championed mid-budget films. It is unclear if Elizabeth Gabler, the head of Fox 2000, will stay with Disney. She was in Disney's original plans.