I saw a variant of this on Facebook – ironically, the video seems to be a recycling of the two videos found below (which is why there’s no link) – but i’m not entirely certain what the point is. (more…)
Given that Rogue One is busily racking up the numbers for Disney, to the point where the Mouse can now feel reassured that the Star Wars gravy train is indeed up and running, it is time that they start thinking about the next non-episode movie after the Han Solo flick. It is my suggestion that they pick a definitely modified version of Alan Dean Foster’s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. Which means, yes, no Luke or Leia.
Why? Permit me to point out the following: (more…)
Although they haven’t, yet. Just saw a non-embeddable version this on Facebook, though, so maybe nobody at the Mouse noticed. Or maybe somebody figures that it’s sometimes smarter to leave things be.
Alternate title: Film Studio Plans to Lovingly Cultivate Money Tree.
In a move that should come as no surprise to anyone, The New York Daily News reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are in talks to produce more Han Solo movies. In what has become the norm in Hollywood, Alden Ehrenreich, the recently confirmed casting choice for young Han Solo, has been quietly signed on for a three film contract, which if it comes to fruition will no doubt make many fans giddy with happiness.
“From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive U.S. pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content, wrote on their company blog.
…Dannnnnnng. I mean, you can get a bunch of the old stuff from most of those shops at any given time; but exclusive first-look? That’s pretty neat-o, if you have Netflix. Which I do.
If so, then everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
Disney said that it is going to release on blue ray the original uncut version of Star Wars…with the mouse strong the force is…
— ZackJamesCole (@ZackJamesCole) March 13, 2015
But I’ve been burned before on this story, so we’ll have to wait if I’m foreseeing properly this time. Gotta get it right some time, surely? I mean, it’s not like they’re gonna wait until Lucas is dead before they sell us the thing that we all wish to buy.
The news in the first sentence may be normally problematic, but it’s made up for by the second one:
In the wake of its deal to co-produce Sony’s next “Spider-Man” movie, Disney has delayed the release of four upcoming Marvel superhero movies to make way for it.
Sony and Disney said Monday that they will co-produce the next “Spider-Man” film, marking a new creative direction for the character, which will be released by Sony on July 28, 2017.
Forgive me for saying this, but I’d delay the Ms. Marvel movie and Thor sequel in order to get Spidey in the rotation of a sensible Marvel Universe franchise as early as possible, too. …I’d make a sardonic comment about the new Spider-man movies right now, except that I haven’t seen them. No, I don’t know why that’s stopping me, either.
Missed this when it came out: apparently a State Department guy (Admiral Robert Papp, the Special Envoy to the Arctic*) asked a chief minion over at Disney to go do some global warming agitprop. The Mouth of Mouse’s response? “The Disney exec had a very “perplexed” reaction and apparently told Papp they’re in the business of “optimism and happy endings.””
Translation: …dude. Do some demographic research**. We’re not going to tick off the people who are still committed to producing replacements of our target audience. Notice how Disney largely*** stays out of this stuff? That’s precisely why. They like money. They don’t much like getting in grudge matches with the parents of said target audience.
Old, but this is pretty funny, especially given that it’s from the actual Mouse itself.