Mar
26
2020
2

THE NEW MUTANTS: release on Disney+, or Hulu?

I mean, I agree with CBR’s argument: THE NEW MUTANTS is a cursed production. Everything in the universe has seemingly conspired to cause it to explode on the eventual cinematic launch pad, up to and including a global pandemic. If there was ever a movie that could benefit from a direct-to-streaming release, it’s this one. Everybody would understand. They’d all nod, and make sympathetic noises. Nobody would blame THE NEW MUTANTS for this.

I just dunno whether it should be on Disney+. Horror-superhero flick, remember? Hulu sounds like a better fit. And, heck, the Mouse owns that one too, right?

Mar
17
2020
4

BLACK WIDOW (perhaps) begins the transition to a primarily digital release.

At least, that’s my guess. BLACK WIDOW definitely won’t be released in theaters on May 1st, at least. And, contra GeekTyrant: I don’t think that they’re just going to delay theatrical release. There’s too much potential money on the table: this is the first MCU movie of the post-Endgame era. And it’s likely that Disney would like getting that money, too.

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Mar
02
2020
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Marvel-Disney talking to Mark Ruffalo for SHE-HULK.

This is, of course, unsurprising. Marvel would like somebody from the movies to anchor the upcoming live-action Disney+ series, and Mark Ruffalo would like to work. Don’t get me wrong: Ruffalo’s not poor. But he’s in serious danger of getting typecast, so why not lean into it and cash those sweet, sweet TV checks? God knows the Mouse isn’t going broke any time soon.

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Feb
11
2020
1

20th Century Disney to remake AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.

Cool. But: a “fresh take?”

Seberg screenwriters and husband-and-wife writing partners Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel have been set by 20th Century Studios to adapt the Agatha Christie classic And Then There Were None. Disney will keep the film in its pre-World War II period in which Christie wrote the novel, but with a fresh take.

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Feb
04
2020
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Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN dropping in October 2020.

Nobody reading this will probably be all that surprised, of course. Disney was about as likely to not renew THE MANDALORIAN as they would be to suddenly declare everything in their catalog before 2000 AD to be public domain. But, you know, it’s nice to have a date. Certainly the people in charge of making sure that there are BABY YODAS FOR CHRISTMAS THIS TIME, BOB* will be thrilled for the heads-up.

Moe Lane

*To be fair: toy marketing is a complicated profession.

Feb
03
2020
6

The final Live-Action MULAN trailer.

The live-action MULAN lies on the knife-edge with me. The appeal of the character to me is not if she can fight as a man does; it is that Mulan is smart. She’s easily the smartest Disney princess, with an instinctive tactical awareness of her surroundings and a commendable ability to effectively improvise under difficult conditions.

I won’t get all of that, because I don’t own Disney. Whether I get a version that I’ll like remains to be seen. They’re leaving a lot of stuff out of these trailers, I know that much.

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Feb
02
2020
1

The Marvel/Disney+ Big Game MCU TV spot.

I figured eventually somebody would put it up. And lo! Somebody did.

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Jan
06
2020
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The official THE NEW MUTANTS trailer.

(Via Geeks Are Sexy): Straight-up Marvel mutant horror. I’m down with it. As mentioned earlier, the Mouse apparently said “Let the director have his cut,” so suddenly it was out of Development Hell and back on the glidepath for an April release. I find their lack of lack of faith… disturbing.

Jan
02
2020
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NEW MUTANTS is back, and …unspoiled.

NEW MUTANTS is coming out in April of this year, after all. Some day I want to hear what happened with this movie. I get the impression that stuff went down:

The development of this film has been on a long journey and while it was still at Fox, there were plans for some heavy reshoots and the release of the film kept getting delayed. As far as I know, those reshoots never happened and once the film ended up at Disney we were waiting to see if any of the planned reshoots would happen under their watch. Well, it looks like Disney won’t be doing any reshoots.

Director Josh Boone recently confirmed in a conversation on Twitter that this movie will be the original version of the film that he always intended on making. Boone was asked if this would be the OG version of the movie that he shot. The director responded with, “I wouldn’t be promoting it here if it wasn’t.”

I must say: the Mouse has a much lighter hand than I expected. At least in some cases. I’m still astounded that they let ROGUE ONE end… appropriately. Go figure, huh?

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