In addition to new costume designs for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios has also provided some new looks at What If?, the studio’s first animated series for Disney+ which will explore alternate realities inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out several new clips from the upcoming series below, including Bucky Barnes facing off against a zombified Captain America, Peggy Carter as a shield-wielding super soldier known as Captain Carter, T’Challa as Star-Lord, and more.
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks is about to unveil her newest documentary. The Imagineering Story is a six-part documentary series which tracks the history and evolution of Imagineering in Walt Disney theme parks, and it serves as a sort of spiritual follow-up to her 2007 film The Pixar Story, which chronicled the genesis of that company and its eventual rise to creative dominance. But this series has a special resonance for Iwerks.
Leslie is the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney’s original business partner and the co-creator of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Her father was Don Iwerks, a former Disney executive and Oscar winner for his technical contributions to the film industry. Because of her family connections, Leslie was taken behind the scenes of Disney parks as a child and got to see behind the curtain as these engineers were creating new additions to “The Happiest Place on Earth.” I sat down with Iwerks a couple of weeks ago to talk to her about her new documentary, how she’s trying to share some of the wonder she felt as a kid, the definitive Disney theme park attraction, and more. Read More »
Get Out may seem like yesterday’s news, but when you think back over the biggest horror films of the past decade, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut looms large. Now fans of the film can explore it in even more detail with Inventory Press’s Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay, a 224-page book which features the screenplay along with Peele’s in-depth notes, more than 150 stills from the movie, and behind-the-scenes information about how this modern classic came to be. Sounds like it’d be a great holiday gift for the horror movie fan in your life. Get the details below.
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On the November 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the fourth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own.” Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- New photo from Hulu’s female-fronted spin on High Fidelity
- The Forever House, a new anthology series from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola
- Amazon’s Jack Ryan gets a new showrunner for its third season
- The original cast of Lizzie McGuire is returning for the Disney+ sequel series
- Pennyworth has been renewed for a second season on Epix
- And more!
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As we continue to barrel through Peak TV and into a realm of Far Too Much TV, one thing has remained crystal clear: Michael Giacchino‘s score for the ABC drama Lost is the best television score of all time. I’m glad we all agree on this.
To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, Mondo is teaming up with Hollywood Records for a Lost vinyl recording of Giacchino’s live performance of the show’s music during a concert in Ireland earlier this year. Get the details below, including the price and which tracks from the series will be included.
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Earlier this year at Disney’s D23 Expo, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage and revealed that several new MCU shows were heading to Disney+. Among them were She-Hulk and Moon Knight, which will bring some relatively obscure Marvel characters to the forefront. We hadn’t heard any updates about either of those projects since August, but that changed today: new reports reveal that Marvel has hired writers to develop and lead the writing teams for each of those shows. Jessica Gao and Jeremy Slater have been hired to oversee She-Hulk and Moon Knight, respectively. Read more about these writers and their MCU shows below. Read More »
On the November 8, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, who presents an interview with Doctor Sleep writer/director Mike Flanagan. Read More »
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Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has lined up his next directing gig – and no, it’s not the Spider-Verse sequel. Instead, he’ll make the jump to live action for the first time and direct a film called Love in Vain, an “unconventional biopic” about famed blues musician Robert Johnson. Johnson, a 1930s guitar player who has become legendary in the blues community, is arguably most famous for being the subject of a story that he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to master the instrument.
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Since the initial announcement of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ shows, it was clear they would tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a way that previous Marvel TV shows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., etc.) never did. Series like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, and WandaVision will bring movie stars to the world of streaming and serve as a storytelling bridge between MCU films.
We knew about some of those connections already, but in a new interview, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has revealed another pairing to look out for – and he explained how one of them transitioned from a film project into a streaming series. Read about the Loki Doctor Strange connection below, and how Hawkeye was planned as a movie.
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