So there was kind of a big story the other day that there was some difficulty in casting Guy Ritchie‘s live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The difficulty was that Disney was having a hard time finding a young man and woman of Middle Eastern or Indian descent to play the lead roles, even after a worldwide casting search of some 2,000 potentials. Remember that? Well, forget it! As revealed at D23 today, Disney and Ritchie have found their Aladdin and Jasmine. (more…)
If it wasn’t for Star Wars, Avengers: Infinity War would probably be the biggest thing at D23 today. The third Avengers movie is not only the next chapter in the highly lucrative series, but its the culmination of 10 years and nearly 20 Marvel Studios movies. That fact was gently reinforced at D23 today, and then they rolled the first footage anyone has ever seen anywhere as Thanos finally does it himself. (more…)
If you’re waiting on news for a third (and possibly good) Incredible Hulk standalone movie inside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you may be waiting a long… long time. Speaking with Variety at D23, current Bruce Banner/Hulk star Mark Ruffalo rather bluntly laid out the bad news of the less than jolly green giant getting his own movie again any time soon: (more…)
Oh yes, there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out later this year, and in case you aren’t excited enough yet, here comes some buzz courtesy of D23. It was perhaps unreasonable to expect a new trailer, although it has been about three months since we got that first one, so in lieu of any completed footage, we got a three-minute, behind-the-scenes sneak peak into what might be expected in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (more…)
The first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, Queen Sugar) and based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle has hit the Internet and promises to deliver on the beloved tale. The cast is packed with talent, Oprah Winfrey plays Mrs. Which, with Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine play Meg’s parents, who is played by Storm Reid. Check it out below. (more…)
It’s tough to name a successful video game movie, but there’s been at least a couple of good movies that are about video games, and one of them is Wreck-It Ralph. Among the slate of upcoming releases being teased and talked about at D23 is the sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, an adventure that promises to be as big as the internet itself. New details about the film were revealed at the expo, as well a scene that may represent the biggest cartoon character crossover since Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (more…)
More news from D23 as Pixar announced a new project that is set to take place in a “suburban fantasy world,” according to the report. No humans exist in this world, however, there are plenty of elves, trolls, and sprites. This will be the first time that Pixar will fully dive into a world of fantasy. For more information as well as a small description of new movie will be, keep reading after the jump.
John Lasseter, the man behind the hugely successful series of Toy Story films has decided to step down from his position as director of Toy Story 4 to make room for some new blood. Josh Cooley has taken over the direction of the fourth film in the series though Lasseter will remain on board as an executive producer.