Since being a music legend and a recent Broadway star isn’t enough for Bruce Springsteen, the Boss is also going to go ahead and add film directing to his resume. Springsteen’s latest album, the melancholy Western Stars, now has a film to go along with it – a film Springsteen co-directed. Western Stars will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and Warner Bros. pictures just snapped up the rights. Check out the first Western Stars trailer below.
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Disney/Pixar is pumping the brakes on sequels, and its next movie is a totally original animated fantasy adventure called Onward. As usual, the cast is wildly impressive: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer star, and Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is the writer/director behind the new feature.
We learned a bit more about this elf-centric adventure film during today’s D23 presentation – here’s what we know so far.
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Though Disney has had plenty of success with their live-action remakes like Aladdin and The Lion King this year, not everything will be carbon copies of their original animated movies. Following in the footsteps of Maleficent, there’s also the upcoming live-action spin-off Cruella, featuring Emma Stone as the fashionista villain from Disney’s animated classic (and previous live-action remake) 101 Dalmatians. The D23 Expo brought a Cruella first look photo, showing Emma Stone looking deliciously evil. Read More »
Disney+ is positioning itself as a major competitor to Netflix, but one question we’ve had for months is how the new streaming service will make its episodes available for consumption. Will they copy the Netflix model, releasing entire seasons at once for maximum bingeability? Or will they choose a method more akin to something like Hulu, where only one episode of a series is released per week?
Now we have the answer. Here’s what we know so far. Read More »
Just when you thought you’d gotten jaded with the slew of Disney live-action remakes, the House of Mouse rolls out Mulan, which sets itself apart from the crowd of shot-for-shot nostalgia grabs by giving us a stylish, non-musical adaptation of the famous Chinese legend. Liu Yifei stars in the film as Hua Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father’s place in the Imperial Army.
The first trailer for Mulan teased a brooding, beautiful take on the 1998 animated classic, but new footage from D23 gives us a longer look at the highly anticipated remake directed by Niki Caro. Read our Mulan footage reaction below.
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Are you ready to watch Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt go on a quest for a mystical healing tree? That’s the ultra-simplified plot of Jungle Cruise, Disney’s upcoming movie adaptation of the classic Disneyland theme park ride, which features skippers making purposefully terrible jokes and puns. In the film, Johnson plays a captain tasked with delivering a woman (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) to a tree with magic healing powers, but we learned a bit more about the film during its presentation at today’s D23 Expo. Buckle up, keep your arms and legs inside the boat, and read on to find out the latest about this film. Read More »
A TV series based on John Carpenter‘s Tales for a Halloween Night comic book series was originally in development at SYFY, but earlier this year word arrived that the adaptation was dead. But anyone who has ever watched a horror movie can tell you that what’s dead doesn’t always stay dead. Sure enough, Carpenter himself has confirmed the Tales for a Halloween Night TV series is alive again, now at Paramount.
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Every Star Wars film – yes, even the Star Wars Holiday Special – has been leading to this moment. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will usher in the end of the Skywalker Saga, concluding what George Lucas started in 1977. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams returns to close things out, with new generation stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac all bringing their characters’ stories to a close. Also back: the late Carrie Fisher, who will appear here through unused footage from the previous two Star Wars films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage was revealed at D23, and our own Peter Sciretta was there. Needless to say, what they showed to the audience was pretty mind-blowing. Here’s what you need to know.
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This morning’s D23 Expo presentation featured lots of new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but while it doesn’t seem as if that footage is going to make its way online any time soon, here’s one new look at the movie that is online: a brand new poster, featuring a lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren. Check it out in full below. Read More »
The Eternals will continue to expand the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it arrives in theaters in the fall of 2020. The Marvel Studios movie will dig into the history of the universe by following super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals as they try to keep Earth save from a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants, both sects of powerful warriors created by the cosmic beings known as Celestials. But we learned a bit more about the project at The D23 Expo, including the confirmation of three new cast members. Read More »