Disney Moves Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Back to 2020

Disney has moved Dwayne Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” nine months back to the mid-summer of 2020. The studio announced Friday that “Jungle Cruise,” based on the Disneyland ride, would open on July 24, 2020. The previous date had been Oct. 11, 2019. Johnson also tweeted the news, with a... #disney

Variety | 19.10.2018 17:00:19

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” Delayed Nine Months

There have been postings of videos from the set for several months and according to all reports production on Disney’s live-action adaptation of their theme park ride “Jungle Cruise” went swimmingly and wrapped filming without issue in September. That makes the news today surprisin... #disney

Darkhorizons | 19.10.2018 16:58:21

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Won’t Set Out Until 2020

Disney's been doing a fair amount of marketing for Jungle Cruise, the live-action feature adaptation of the world-famous ride that stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, but now it seems the journey will be delayed a bit. Originally slated to open October 11, 2019--almost a year from today, for t... #disney

Collider | 19.10.2018 16:35:17

What’s Next for Fox Film CEO Stacey Snider After Disney Closes Deal?

The Walt Disney Co. has officially laid claim to the top-level executives at Fox that the company wants to keep once it finalizes its $71.3 billion acquisition for the majority of the Murdoch family’s entertainment assets — but Fox film chief Stacey Snider won’t be making the move.... #disney

Wrap | 19.10.2018 13:12:32

Marvel Movie Removed From Disney’s 2020 Release Schedule

As Disney and Fox rework their future release slates in light of their impending deal, the Mouse Househas removed an untitled Marvel Studios movie from their 2020 schedule. In addition to that move, Disney has also moved back Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s Jungle Cruise from 2019 to 2020. Fox also... #marvel #disney

Screenrant | 19.10.2018 12:10:45

Disney Cut A Kylo Ren 'Spoiled Child' Joke From Ralph Breaks The Internet

The filmmakers behindRalph Breaks the Internethave revealed that they chose to cut a joke in the upcoming movie that portrayed Kylo Ren as a spoiled child. Ren is, of course, theStar Warsvillain that first appeared inStar Wars: The Force Awakens. Ralph, on the other hand, is the "villain" ... #disney

Screenrant | 19.10.2018 7:10:43

Best Look Yet At Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

New aerial photos have been captured of Disney Parks' newest theme park Star War: Galaxy's Edge,and they're by far the best look we've gotten at the hotly anticipated project. It will open at the Orlando and Anaheim locations next year, with the latter opening first in the summer... #disney

Screenrant | 19.10.2018 6:10:40

Dark Phoenix Could Be Disney's First X-Men Movie

Simon Kinberg's Dark Phoenix could become Disney's first X-Men movie. It's been almost one year since the Mouse House made their first bid to acquire 21st Century Fox's movie and TV assets, which includes world-renowned Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox. Of course, they spent sev... #disney

Screenrant | 19.10.2018 5:10:29

Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lilly Reprising Ant-Man & Wasp Roles for Disney Ride

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their roles fromAnt-Man & The Wasp for a new Disneyland ride. Both of theAnt-Manfilms focused on Scott Lang, who became a superhero after he broke into Hank Pym's house and stole a suit that is powered by Pym Particles. The suit allows Lang to n... #disney

Screenrant | 19.10.2018 5:10:27

Disney and Fox Film Merger Could Be Heavy on Drama (Analysis)

Now comes the hard part. On Thursday, the Walt Disney Company unveiled the list of 20th Century Fox film executives who scored a visa to the Magic Kingdom. Once Disney wraps up its $71.3 billion acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, Fox film vice-chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000 h... #disney

Variety | 18.10.2018 20:33:47

Disney Finalizes Film Studio Brass Under Alan Horn: Emma Watts Confirmed To Run Fox

As expected, 20th Century Fox Vice Chairman Emma Watts will continue leading the studio once it is absorbed by The Walt Disney Company; she’ll report directly to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.Joining her too, as Deadline reported, is Fox Searchlight chiefs Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilu... #disney

Deadline | 18.10.2018 17:14:34

Fox Executives Emma Watts, Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula to Join Disney Studio After Merger

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced that Emma Watts, as well as several other Fox film executives, will make the move to Disney’s studio entertainment management team after the company’s deal to acquire a majority of Fox assets closes.“We’re pleased that these talented ... #disney

Wrap | 18.10.2018 17:12:46

Emma Watts, Elizabeth Gabler, Fox Searchlight Heads Joining Disney

The Walt Disney Co. has unveiled the team of film executives it expects to import from 20th Century Fox. Twentieth Century Fox Film vice chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler, and Fox Searchlight co-heads Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley will be making the move to the Mouse House. As expe... #disney

Variety | 18.10.2018 17:05:10

Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ Streaming Series Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role

Bassett will play Ricky, a rebooted version of Zac Efron's original HSM character. #disney

Decider | 18.10.2018 9:56:47

Star Wars Legends Did The Return Of Luke's Lightsaber Better Than Disney Canon

The classicStar WarsLegends - originally known as the Expanded Universe - handled Luke's lost lightsaber far better than the new Disney canon. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, they made the decision todesignate almost all of the old Expanded Universe - novels, tie-in comics, and so... #disney

Screenrant | 18.10.2018 7:10:26

‘High School Musical’: Joshua Bassett To Star In Disney Streaming Series Reboot

Joshua Bassett (Stuck in the Middle) has landed the lead role of Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical, a series for Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.Bassett’s Ricky is a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a... #disney

Deadline | 17.10.2018 21:00:16

Disney’s Very-Meta ‘High School Musical: The Musical’ Finds Its Star

Disney’s upcoming “High School Musical” series has found its new Troy Bolton. Well, its aspiring Troy Bolton.Disney alum Joshua Bassett has been cast in the series — itself a musical — asRicky, a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a bold plan to win ba... #disney

Wrap | 17.10.2018 21:00:06

‘High School Musical’ Disney Streaming Series Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role

The Disney streaming service series “High School Musical: The Musical” has found its lead. Joshua Bassett has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming series, which is slated to debut in late 2019.Bassett will play Ricky, a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a bold pl... #disney

Variety | 17.10.2018 21:00:02

Disney Can't Cancel Netflix Marvel TV Shows Confirms Executive

One of Netflix's executives confirms that only they have the authority to cancel any of their Marvel TV shows, not Disney. Shortly after launching their initial slate of original programs, Netflix opted to go big and attract new subscribers by partnering with Marvel Entertainment's then-ne... #netflix #marvel #disney

Screenrant | 17.10.2018 9:10:26

Disney Latin America Unveils ‘Cazadores de milagros,’ ‘Americana’ TV Series

Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA) has unveiled two new original TV series projects, teaming with high-profile producers on the Latino TV drama scene. “Cazadores de milagros,” a 13-episode TVseries, co-produced by Disney with Spain’s Mediapro Group, Mexico’s BTF ... #disney

Variety | 17.10.2018 6:27:51

Disney-Backed VR Startup Jaunt Lays Off Significant Portion of Staff, Refocuses on Augmented Reality

San Mateo, Calif.-based virtual reality startup Jaunt XR is laying off a significant portion of its staff as it shifts its focus to augmented reality, the company announced Monday. “Today we had to make some difficult decisions in an effort to realign Jaunt for continued success,” the co... #disney

Variety | 15.10.2018 19:39:25

Disney Offers Compromise To European Regulators In Bid For Fox Deal OK

Disney has offered concessions to European regulators in order to gain approval of its acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox.The European Commission confirmed the move today and said it was extending its deadline for reviewing the deal to November 11 from October 19. It did not provide details abo... #disney

Deadline | 15.10.2018 13:50:07

Disney Offers Concessions to Secure E.U. Approval of Fox Deal

The Walt Disney Company has offered antitrust concessions to help secure E.U. approval of its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21stCentury Fox’s entertainment assets. The move was announced Monday by the European Commission, which is reviewing competition concerns over the merger, with Disney having sub... #disney

Variety | 15.10.2018 11:01:27

‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright On Disney’s Juggernaut: “There Was A Need For It” – The Contenders London

It was an emotional start to the day for 24-year-old British actress Letitia Wright, who plays Wakandan princess Shuri in Disney's Afro-futurist superhero hit Black Panther. Catching sight of herself in a brief clip from the film, Wright laughingly wiped a tear from her eye, adding, "I can't... #disney

Deadline | 13.10.2018 14:21:31

Original Aladdin Writer Blasts Disney Over Live-Action Remake

Terry Rossio, one of the writers from the original animated Aladdin movie, isn't particularly thrilled with Disney's upcoming live-action remake. In recent years, the Mouse House's flagship Walt Disney Pictures production house has been busy remaking and reimagining iconic fairy-tale ... #disney

Screenrant | 13.10.2018 10:10:15

Why Warner Bros. is Okay with Gunn’s Twitter History But Not Disney

In a shocking turn of events, Warner Bros. and DC have hired James Gunn to write, and possibly direct, Suicide Squad 2, not finding the same problems with the former Guardians of the Galaxy Galaxy director's past behavior as Disney. Gunn was previously fired from his role at Marvel Studios afte... #disney

Screenrant | 13.10.2018 7:10:24

Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Wows Exhibitors With First Screening At NATO Conference

EXCLUSIVE:They were told not to say anything, and actually had to sign non-disclosure agreements, but that hasn’t stopped a number of the nation’s exhibitors from giving their opinions on Disney’s big Christmas release — and perhaps Oscar hopeful —Mary Poppins Returns.T... #disney

Deadline | 13.10.2018 1:31:36

Autism-Themed Comedy ‘The A Girl’ From Brenda Hampton Gets Disney Channel Pilot Order, Sets Cast

Disney Channel has greenlighted The A Girl, a single-camera comedy pilot about a teenage girl on the autism spectrum. It comes fromBrenda Hampton, creator of the very successful teen dramas7th Heavenand The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She had three consultants in writing the script: Autism... #disney

Deadline | 12.10.2018 16:00:54

Here Are All of Disney’s Upcoming Live-Action Remakes

You may have noticed that Disney, not content with the success of its Pixar releases, Marvel movies, or massive Star Wars universe thanks to the Lucasfilm purchase, has started remaking its classic animated films in live-action form. It sort of began with Maleficent, the pricey retelling of the Slee... #disney

Collider | 12.10.2018 14:59:25

Disney Donates $1 Million To Aid Disaster Relief In Hurricane Michael Areas

The Walt Disney Company will contribute $1 million to aid in relief efforts across Florida's Gulf Coast region and other areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.The donation will support disaster response and recovery efforts through the Florida Disaster Fund managed by the Volunteer Florida Foundat... #disney

Deadline | 12.10.2018 2:58:32

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Teaser Introduces Mena Massoud as Lamp-Grabbing Hero (Video)

Disney on Thursday offered its first look at next summer’s live-action “Aladdin” with a teaser introducing Mena Massoud as the lamp-grabbing hero who will encounter Will Smith’s genie.Based on the Oscar-winning 1992 animated hit, “Aladdin” stars Massoud as a charm... #disney

Wrap | 12.10.2018 2:25:58

‘Aladdin’ Trailer Reveals the Whole New World of Disney’s Live-Action Remake

At last, we have our first glimpse of Disney's live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic Aladdin.The upcoming feature is directed byGuy Ritchie, andwill feature a newrepertoire of songs byAlan MenkenandLa La LandsongwritersBenj PasekandJustin Paul(Menken,Howard Ashman, andTim Ricedid the m... #trailer #disney

Collider | 12.10.2018 1:53:53

Disney's Aladdin Teaser Trailer Reveals First Look At Live-Action Retelling

Disney's Aladdinmovie unveils a first look teaser trailer, offering fans of the animated classic theirinitial glimpse at the upcoming live-action retelling. Walt Disney Studios has truly leaned into the trend of adapting its animated classics to live-action, finding success with the likes of Ci... #trailer #disney

Screenrant | 11.10.2018 6:10:58

James Gunn At DC Proves Disney Made A Big Mistake

James Gunn moving to DC proves that Disney made a mistake in firing him. Gunn had spent the last six years dedicating most of his time to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He directed twoGuardians of the Galaxy movies and made Disney over $1.5 billion in doing so. But, any goodwill he'd built up w... #disney

Screenrant | 11.10.2018 6:10:39

Disney & Fox Deal To Close At New Year

Disney is reportedly set to close the massive deal to acquire 21st Century Fox earlier than expected. It was thought that due to certain regulatory approvals, the deal wouldn’t be officially done until mid-2019, but now current Fox president Peter Rice says the deal should be all wrapped up an... #disney

Darkhorizons | 11.10.2018 1:54:27

Movie Talk: First ‘Aladdin’ Poster Teases Disney’s Live-Action Remake

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, Dennis Tzengand Jeff Sneiderdiscuss the following: Indiewire is reporting that A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody won’t compete in the Comedy/Musicals category at the Golden Globes, but will instead be submitted for the Drama category.... #disney

Collider | 11.10.2018 0:00:11

First Poster: Disney’s Live-Action “Aladdin”

Will Smith has shared the first poster from the Guy Ritchie-directed live-action “Aladdin” film in which he stars as the Genie. The film also stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as handmaiden D... #disney

Darkhorizons | 10.10.2018 23:55:49

Disney-Fox Deal Will Close Sooner Than Expected, According to Peter Rice

21st Century Fox president Peter Rice addressed employees today in a meeting to discuss how the upcoming Disney merger would affect them, and also revealed that it will take place sooner than some expected. According to Variety, the deal is set to close January 1st, and will lead to employee layoffs... #disney

Collider | 10.10.2018 21:10:20

Disney-Fox Deal: Peter Rice On Target Date, Layoffs, Culture Clash & Pay Discrepancy; John Nallen Talks New Fox

Two days after the announcement of the new Disney-ABC leadership made the prospect of the pending Disney acquisition of Fox assets very real, Fox leaders Peter Rice and John Nallen held a Town Hall meeting to reassure the company rank and file.Rice, President of 21st Century Fox and Chairman and CEO... #disney

Deadline | 10.10.2018 20:37:02

Fox Will be Ready to Close Disney Deal Jan. 1, Says Peter Rice (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox will be logistically ready for its pending mega-deal with the Walt Disney Co. to close Jan. 1, top exec Peter Rice told employees Wednesday. According to sources present at a town hall meeting on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, Rice reiterated that the deal is still on track to close sometime in the... #disney

Variety | 10.10.2018 20:08:06