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Brie Larson broke out with a raw performance in Short Term 12 and has been firmly on the rise ever since. She won an Oscar for her devastating work in Room, appeared as the female lead in Kong: Skull Island and last weekend’s Free Fire, and is making her directorial debut with Unicorn Store. Not bad for a 27-year-old.

Oh yeah – and she’s also been cast as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero and the first female character to lead her own solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No big deal.

In a new interview, Larson explains why she accepted the role and what it means to her. Plus, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige sounds off about why she was the right choice for the role. Read the Brie Larson Captain Marvel comments below.
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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

Marvel Studios changed the game when they signed Samuel L. Jackson to an unprecedented nine movie deal back in 2009. Since then, keeping track of how many Marvel movies different actors have left on their contracts has become a minor hobby for some fans.

Last week, I sat down with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt, and while our full conversation is still forthcoming, I wanted to share a couple of his comments about whether or not he’ll appear in Captain Marvel, whether he’ll renew his contract with the studio, and Star-Lord’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the Chris Pratt Marvel contract details below.
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star wars episode 9 release date

One side effect of announcing a schedule of movies years in advance is that, sometimes, you have to completely shift that schedule to accommodate reality. Today, Disney announced new and changed release dates for a number of its movies, including Star Wars: Episode 9, Indiana Jones 5, Frozen 2, Gigantic, The Lion King, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Cast

Hollywood is sorta-kinda starting to introduce gay characters into family films (even though the results can sometimes be pretty half-assed). Last month, Power Rangers introduced a gay team member and Beauty and the Beast introduced Walt Disney Studio’s first gay character. Now it seems that Marvel might be joining in with an LGBT character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here’s what we know about a possible gay Guardians of the Galaxy team member.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the press junket for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in West Hollywood. Peter Sciretta and I will be publishing individual interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, writer/director James Gunn, and actors Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell here on the site in the days leading up to the film’s release next week. In the meantime, I collected ten pieces of info we gleaned at the junket’s two press conferences, which featured key members of the creative team and nearly every major member of the movie’s cast.

In addition to the folks mentioned above, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillain, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone were all in attendance. Read on to discover what we learned from the spirited group interviews.
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star wars rebels season 4

In today’s edition of Star Wars Rebels Bits, voice actor Ashley Eckstein teases Ahsoka Tano’s possible return to Star Wars Rebels and talks about her hopes for the future of the characters, Rosario Dawson continues to campaign to play Ahsoka in a live-action movie, the final season of the DisneyXD animated series will have a reduced episode count but a more serialized story, how the final season may tie into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, showrunner Dave Filoni talks about his aspirations to direct a live-action Star Wars standalone movie, and promises that the final season will have a more serialized continuous story arc than anything he’s done so far. Hit the jump to hyperspace.
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born in china

DisneyNature has been continuing the tradition Walt Disney started many years ago of producing animal documentaries filled with story, excitement, adventure, and fun. Their latest release, Born in China, ventures into the wilds of China to capture intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Whenever I’m watching a DisneyNature film, I sit there wondering how they create these films. The subjects are not as predictable and are much harder to photograph than the subjects of a traditional documentary. Are the stories crafted before the filmmakers head out into the wilds? Or is a narrative constructed in the editing room?

Last month, I talked with Born in China producer Roy Conli to find out the answers to these questions. Conli also serves on the Walt Disney Animation Studios Story Trust and has also produced films ranging from Treasure Planet to Frozen to Big Hero 6. As you’d expect, the nature documentary process is fascinating. Did you know that it took them 90 days to even get the first shot of the cubs in this movie? We discuss that and more in our Born in China interview.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review

Next week will bring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to theaters. The advanced test screening scores were more than promising (they received the highest audience scores of any Marvel Studios film), and the brief reactions from the first press screenings had plenty of positive things to say. Now we have a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 review round-up that gives us a little more insight into what works in James Gunn‘s cosmic comic book sequel and what doesn’t. In general, it sounds like the movie is still wholly entertaining, but it’s not quite as good as the franchise starter that came before it.

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the lion king remake

Jon Favreau has a lot to live up to with his The Lion King remake. The 1994 original is one of the crown jewels of the Disney Renaissance of the late ’80s and ’90s and one of the most successful Disney animated movies of all time.

And Favreau is aware of that pressure to adapt a popular story still fresh in people’s minds — it was one of the pitfalls that Beauty and the Beast had to navigate with Bill Condon’s 2017 adaptation. But he has a method for making sure he does right by the original The Lion King.

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Sam Esmail Writing Star Wars

As of now, there are Star Wars movies scheduled through the summer of 2019. Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo spin-off starring Alden Ehrenreich takes Star Wars back to summer on May 25, 2018, and then Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters on May 23, 2019. Anything after that is unknown, and it’s anyone’s guess as to what Disney and Lucasfilm have in mind. But now we may have a line on who will be writing one of the movies coming after 2019.

A new rumor says that Lucasfilm has been meeting with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to write an upcoming installment of the Star Wars Story spin-off movies that tell standalone stories in the Star Wars universe like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In addition, there is even word on what the project might be. Find out more about the Mr Robot creator writing Star Wars after the jump. Read More »

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