May
17
2020
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The Mouse Rolls the Bones: NEW MUTANTS gets August release date.

Whaddya know? Disney’s going for it: “Walt Disney Studios has revealed that The New Mutants has once again received a new release date, this time set for August 28, 2020. The movie is set to open against Lionsgate’s The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan.”

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May
07
2020
3

Embarrassment of riches: NATIONAL TREASURE sequel AND Disney+ series.

Aww, you shouldn’t have: “Collider got Jerry Bruckheimer to open up his book of secrets and give a new update on the National Treasure franchise, which we learned not only includes National Treasure 3, but a Disney+ TV series now in development.” (Via GeekTyrant) I doubt they’ll get Cage for the National Treasure series, although if you pressed me as to why I couldn’t really give you a reason for that particular bout of skepticism. You never know with Nick Cage.

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Apr
04
2020
3

ONWARD now at Disney+.

They’re gonna be arguing for years whether ONWARD got destroyed or saved by the coronavirus; I’m going to go with ‘saved,’ probably. I enjoyed the movie, mind you! Heck, it may be the last film I ever see in theaters, the way things are going. But if you’re not a Second Edition AD&D sort of person, I dunno how much you loved ONWARD.

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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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