I am suss*.
Disney is about to find out whether or not a concept that didn’t work as a movie will do better as a streaming show. Our trusted and proven sources tell us the House of Mouse is working on a John Carter reboot series for Disney+.
This seems like a strange move for Disney, particularly in light of recent months. Disney, like all of the other major studios who now own and operate major streaming platforms, has been canceling and cutting content as it struggles to figure out how to make its streaming service profitable.
I apparently am one of the few people in the world who liked JOHN CARTER, and I wouldn’t have quite believed this story even before the SAG-AFTRA strike. Now that we actually have the writers and the actors on strike, I’m more suspicious. I just don’t see where they’ve got the money to put together such a marginal project. …Which is a shame, but I can’t have everything. I deserve everything, but I can’t have it.
*My kids don’t play Among Us so much as they watch stuff about Among Us. I find this confusing, but it’s their lives. It’s not like they’re viewing things that would give them bad habits, like smoking or espousing Communism.