Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige already has one of the most impressive resumes in Hollywood history, shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the ground up and becoming one of the most successful producers of all time in the process. But now he’s become even more powerful, because a new report says he will serve as Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, overseeing all of the company’s film, TV, and publishing. That’s a huge increase in responsibility for him, and now he has the power to cause even bigger ripple effects across the industry. Read More »
Alfonso Cuaron already jumped into the world of streaming last year with his Netflix Oscar winner Roma. Now the Children of Men director is moving from Netflix to Apple, having just inked a big deal with to develop new series for the upcoming streaming service Apple TV+. This aligns Cuaron with other major Apple TV+ talent, including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Damien Chazelle, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and of course, Oprah.
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Francis Ford Coppola, one of the titans of Hollywood cinema, is doing everything he can to get his long-delayed passion project Megalopolis up and running. The director, who previously wasn’t signed with any particular agency, has now officially joined the client list of one of the industry’s largest agencies, CAA, in the hopes that they can help him secure financing for what sounds like a mega-expensive futuristic movie. Read on to learn what we know about it so far. Read More »
In just over one month, Disney+ will join the streaming wars and The Walt Disney Company is not messing around when it comes to competing alongside Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. In fact, they’re paying special attention to undercutting Netflix, who is easily the top dog among streaming services, adding more and more content to their library every day. This includes yet another price reduction promotion that makes the services cost just under $5 per month, as well as actively keeping Netflix advertisements off of most Disney-owned networks. Read More »
Amazon and Disney are in the middle of a business dispute over ad revenue that might keep Disney+ from being available on Amazon’s Fire TV when the new streaming service launches in November. In the simplest terms, Amazon wants the ability to sell a good chunk of the advertising space on the rest of Disney’s ad-supported apps in order for Disney+ to be made available on Amazon’s Fire TV devices. But Disney isn’t too keen on giving up that advertising revenue to Amazon. Read More »
With all the remakes, reboots, reimaginings and whatnot coming to theaters all the time, you might be excited to hear that some movies studios are in danger of losing the rights to some of their most valuable franchises.
The rights to Terminator, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Predator, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Beetlejuice are all in danger of being snapped back by the original creators or those in charge of their estate. But why now? What has all these properties in line to possibly being snatched back? Read More »
After Get Out and Us, Universal wants more Jordan Peele movies – and I can’t say I blame them. Peele just inked a five-year first-look deal with Universal, which will result in two films that Peele plans to write, produce, and direct. Peele’s films with Universal have both been acclaimed and hauled in a total of $500 million at the box office, so the studio would be crazy to lose him at this point.
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While Netflix is still arguing with theater chains about the length of the theatrical window for some of their original movies, Apple is looking to take a route similar to Amazon Prime Video. The tech company’s new streaming service will release some of their forthcoming original films in theaters before sending them to their exclusive streaming home on Apple TV+, and they’ve already been talking with theater chains about making it happen. Read More »
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Walt Disney Animation is still enjoying a resurgence in popularity that began after Ed Catmull and John Lasseter were respectively named president and chief creative officer of the company. After starting off in a promising new direction with the movie Tangled, Disney Animation has churned out hits like Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. And it’s all thanks to one of Disney’s riskiest endeavors of the 2000s.
The hiring of John Lassester and Ed Catmull came as part of Disney’s deal to acquire Pixar Animation in 2006, which made Steve Jobs the largest shareholder in the company and a member of Disney’s board. However, if Jobs had gotten his way, the resurgence of Walt Disney Animation might have never happened, because he proposed the idea of shutting it down entirely. Read More »
It’s been one month since the disappointing news surfaced that Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures could not come to a new agreement on sharing the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. After negotiations for a new deal went stale, the two studios reached an impasse and Spider-Man was going to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe and continue the franchise without any help from Marvel Studios and their president and producer Kevin Feige. Thankfully, that all changed today.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios have reached a new agreement that will have Kevin Feige producing a third film in the new Spider-Man franchise, and it has been set for release on July 16, 2021 with Tom Holland back as the webslinger. Furthermore, Spider-Man will appear in a future Marvel Studios film. Whew! That was a close one. Read More »