Marvel Names Kevin Feige as its Chief Creative Officer
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is gaining more responsibilities. — Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been named Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. The move will put the overall creative direction under Feige. Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment, which produces animation, will move under the Marvel Studios banner. Feige will also oversee publishing. Which could have major effects on Marvel Comics.
Director Deborah Chow and Writer Hossein Amini Join Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ has found its director and writer. Although it is unclear if Deborah Chow will direct the whole series. — Deborah Chow directed a couple of episodes of The Mandalorian for Disney+. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will feature the return of Ewan McGregor in the iconic role. The series is expected to be between six to eight episodes. Deborah Chow will be at least directing some of it.
Disney Reaches Expanded Distribution Deal With Playstation Vue
It seems like it was a good day for the Disney/Sony corporate relationship. — Coming off the conclusion of the Disney/Sony feud. It looks like Disney and Sony Pictures' parent organization were hard at another new deal. The newly-acquired FX and National Geographic will join Playstation Vue. Playstation Vue is Sony's OTT streaming service that launched in 2014.
James Gunn Reveals 'The Suicide Squad' Cast
James Gunn tweeted out the cast for his upcoming film The Suicide Squad. The photo featured 24 stars. — The casting rumors for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad have been bonkers. Now we finally have confirmation on what the cast will officially look like and it's incredible.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Departs Apple's Board of Directors
Bob Iger has resigned from the Apple board as the company shifts into becoming a player in Hollywood. — Iger's resignation is coming just a couple of months before both companies launch their own streaming services. Iger actually resigned on September 10 according to an SEC filing. That was the same day Apple announced the launch date and price for AppleTV Plus. Apple TV Plus will launch on November 1 and cost $5 a month.
Walt Disney Studios Teams with Microsoft to Make Movies in the Cloud
Walt Disney Studios and Microsoft are teaming up to develop a ‘scene-to-screen’ content workflows. Disney will be using the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft will be a Disney Studios StudioLAB (an innovation incubator) innovation partner.
'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Inks $10 Million TV Deal at Netflix
Patty Jenkins is the latest high-profile creator to join the streaming giant. — Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has signed a three-year pact worth $10 million with Netflix. The pact is an overall TV deal. Under the new pact, Jenkins will create, develop, and produce new series that are exclusively for Netflix.
Disney Channel Orders Marvel's 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur'
Disney Television Animation and Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment are partnering with Laurence Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Productions for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
'The Simpsons' Producers Talk Joining Disney and The Future
The Simpsons were notorious for their digs at The Walt Disney Company. Now they are a part of the company they once mocked. The Simpsons even predicted their fate. What do The Simpsons producers think about having the series at Disney now?
Walt Disney Animation Announces 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
Raya and the Last Dragon will arrive on Thanksgiving 2020. — Raya and the Last Dragon will be written by Adele Lim, who wrote Crazy Rich Asians. The film is inspired by the culture of Southeast Asia. It will be an epic fantasy adventure for all ages. The film stars Cassie Steele as the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as the voice of Sisu the dragon.
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': New Details on Keri Russell's Character, Princess Leia, and New Poster
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and director JJ Abrams have shared more on the final episode of the Skywalker Saga. — The entire cast of The Rise of Skywalker was on stage except for Adam Driver. It was revealed during the presentation that Keri Russell's character will be a friend of Poe Dameron. Her character is being described as "cool and shady" and "a criminal and an old friend of Poe."
Marvel Officially Announces 'Black Panther 2' Coming Out May 6, 2022
The world returns to Wakanda on May 6, 2022. — Kevin Feige announced at the Walt Disney Studios panel that Black Panther 2 written and directed by Ryan Coogler is coming out on May 6, 2022. The screenplay is finished but the title of the film hasn't been revealed.
Gemma Chan and Kit Harrington join Marvel's 'Eternals'
Gemma Chan will play Sersi. Kit Harrington will be playing Dane Whitman also known as Black Knight. Marvel is rounding out The Eternals cast. — On top of Gemma Chan and Kit Harrington joining the cast of The Eternals. The rest of the cast includes Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. Barry Keoghan will also play Druig, who is a villain. Druig is part of the plans for the Eternals franchise.
The Rock and Emily Blunt Reveal More About 'Jungle Cruise'
Jungle Cruise starring The Rock and Emily Blunt arrives July 2020. — The Rock plays a guy named Frank who gives boat tours. Emily Blunt's Lilly hires Frank to take her on to dangerous waters. The Rock says he drew inspiration from Harrison Ford and Humphrey Bogart for his character.
Disney Announces 'Cruella' with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson
Cruella will be set in 1970s London. Emma Stone is confirmed to be playing the iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil. — Cruella will have a punk rock feel. This will be a different take than the animated counterpart. The film is a prequel story to Cruella's time in 101 Dalmatians.
Pixar's 'Onward' Debuts New Poster and Still, Tom Holland Addresses D23 Crowd
Disney-Pixar's Suburban Fantasy film Onward got a new poster and a brand-new film still today. — Onward stars Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer in a world where magic has existed for a long time. Pratt and Holland will be playing elf brothers. Holland will voice Ian Lightfoot and Pratt will voice Barley Lightfoot.