The Lion King remake writer

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Disney first announced its live-action remake of The Lion King, but they clearly aren’t wasting any time getting started. The studio has just hired Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) to write the screenplay, which as previously reported will be directed by Jon FavreauRead More »


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Black Widow Movie - Scarlett Johansson

Since Marvel Studios already has their roster set through 2019, we won’t be seeing a standalone Black Widow movie anytime soon. However, Kevin Feige did say after that line-up is finished, “I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.” There’s no indication as to what kind of movie we’d get featuring Black Widow, but Scarlett Johansson sees endless possibilities.

Find out what the actress thinks about the prospect of a Black Widow movie after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Rogue One Final Trailer

Disney has released one final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spinoff set in the Star Wars universe. Normally, this is the part of the post where we’d say some stuff about what the movie is and who’s in it and what the story’s about, but at this point you’re probably just skipping over all of this text anyway so you can jump right to the good stuff. So let’s get to it. Watch the Rogue One final trailer below.  Read More »

Star Wars The Old Republic Trailer

One of the chief concerns fans had about the direction of the Star Wars saga over at Disney and Lucasfilm was that the companies might not take advantage of how expansive the galaxy far, far away can be. While it makes sense that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would continue the legacy and story of the main characters from the previous two trilogies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still playing things rather safe by focusing on a plot tied directly to the events of the first movie.

We’re happy to cut Disney and Lucasfilm some slack for Rogue One since this spin-off is kind of a grand experiment to see if fans like these separate stories. But after that there’s a Han Solo spin-off, indicating that there’s not an immediate plan to branch out further away from the characters, events, and locations we’ve come to know. Sure, there’s plenty of new stuff in Rogue One, but fans want more.

It appears some of the best original stories are being told in the video game world with the MMORPG game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game has a new expansion pack coming out this December called Knights of the Eternal Throne, and the cinematic trailer they just released for it is a perfect example of the kind of the original, standalone stories that can exist in the Star Wars universe. Read More »

mulan director

With a 2018 release date already on the calendar, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan is out to find a director. But not just any director. A new report indicates the studio would “ideally” like to hire an Asian filmmaker for the job. In fact, they’ve already approached Ang Lee, although he has since turned them down. Meanwhile, the competition is on a similar mission: Sony also has a Mulan picture in the works, and is also looking to find an Asian director to take the reins. Read More »

Felicity Jones - Rogue One Reshoots

Over the summer there was a lot of drama regarding reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. At the end of May, the story of Rogue One reshoots first emerged, indicating that Disney was unhappy with the first cut of the Star Wars spin-off from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. A follow-up indicated that the reshoots were intended to lighten up the tone a bit, while another story made the situation sound more dire with reports that 40% of the movie needed to be reshot. Then clarification came detailing the extent of the reshoots and who was involved behind the scenes. This all unfolded over a single week.

Now a few months later, we have a little more perspective from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Rogue One lead actress Felicity Jones. It should come as no surprise that they’re each playing it off as business as usual, saying the reshoots were nothing out of the ordinary. Read More »

Luke Cage Family Matters

It’s been over a week since Marvel’s latest series hit Netflix in the form of Luke Cage. Originally Iron Fist was supposed to be the next superhero in the series line-up leading to The Defenders, but after Mike Colter proved to be popular with audiences after his introduction in Jessica Jones, the folks at Marvel decided to shift their plans and give the Hero for Hire his due diligence.

Reviews have been mostly positive on the show, though it’s not perfect. Of course, none of the Marvel shows are, though they do appear to be hitting their mark for the most part. But what if Luke Cage was something different entirely? No, we don’t mean what Quentin Tarantino wanted to do with the characters in a movie he considered making in the 90s. But what if Luke Cage took inspiration from another popular show from that decade. What if Luke Cage was more like Family Matters? Read More »

The Great Mouse Detective By Tom Whalen

To celebrate the release of Disney’s next animated feature film Moana, Cyclops Print Works is teaming up with Gallery Nucleus to present “An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements and John Musker” gallery show.

For those of you who don’t know, Moana filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker are responsible for some of the best Disney animated films of the 1980’s and 1990’s, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Hercules, in addition to The Great Mouse Detective, Treasure Planet, and Disney’s last hand-drawn animated feature film Princess and the Frog. The limited-time art show will open on November 19th, 2016 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, where the artwork will be on display until December 6th, 2016.

The show features some great artists like JC Richard, Tom Whalen, Mark Englert and more! Hit the jump to get a sneak preview of some of the excellent artwork which will be on display and available at the show.

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Aladdin Guy Ritchie

Another of Disney’s many, many, many live-action remakes is moving forward. Aladdin has conjured up a new director in Guy Ritchie, who’ll work from a script by John August. The news follows last week’s reveal of a Mulan release date and last month’s announcement of a Lion King remake. Read More »

Sana Starros

Last wek, we learned that Tessa ThompsonZoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott were among the actresses testing for the female lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, but it’s still unclear which character they could be playing. So now is as good a time as any to speculate and learn more about the most likely pre-existing option, Sana Starros.

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