亚博体彩app采用百度引擎5（Baidu 7）Updating their long-term release schedule on Tuesday, The Walt Disney Company revealed one key detail about the future of Star Wars: a trio of films will arrive across the decade. The release dates slot untitled Star Wars films for the Christmases of 2022, 2024 and 2026. And unlike their ambitious plan to release a new Star Wars film every year in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens success, a bi-annual cycle appears to be the amount of Star Wars moviegoers will accept.But at the same time, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker claims to be the end of the Skywalker Saga began in 1977’s Star Wars. If that is the case, what will the 2020 story cycle be and who are the creative participants behind it? We have some guesses gleaned together from various announcements. We also have one or two ideas we have to call “wishful thinking.” But let’s take a look at the places Star Wars could go in the 2020s.Rian Johnson Makes His Trilogy(Photo by David James/ © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Lucasfilm Ltd. /Courtesy Everett Collection)Shortly after the departure of The Rise of Skywalker’s original director, Colin Trevorrow, many speculated Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson could pick up the slack and make Episode IX. He quickly dispelled this notion, stating he had no interest in making that film. Looking back on it now, we bet this was because he was thinking about the trilogy of films he and Lucasfilm were already discussing. In November 2017, the plan was formally announced. Johnson would write and direct the first film and then hand off the heavy-lifting to a new group. The initial press release also stated the trilogy will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.” That could mean anything from a story about droid manufacturing to a nature documentary about Porgs.Very few details about his plans have emerged in the time since. The only significant rumor to surface centered on whether or not it is still happening at all. In February, Johnson took to Twitter ( I m still working on the trilogy ) to dispel the rumor, dashing the hopes of Last Jedi haters everywhere.Nonetheless, the lack of any other updates indicates the trilogy may be further off in the distance than anyone wants to admit. Johnson is still hard at work on Knives Out, his Daniel Craig-starring Last Jedi follow-up set for a November 27th release. Presumably he will return to the galaxy far, far away after that.David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Launch Their Own Fleet(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)First announced in February of last year, a series of Star Wars films from Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is on the way. It is unclear if they will claim the 2020s release dates, but after completing Thrones, Star Wars is their next job. The series will be separate from both the Skywalker Saga and the Johnson Trilogy. In fact Lucasfilm avoids the word “trilogy” when discussing their plans, indicating Benioff and Weiss will supervise more than three films.Rumors also indicate their story will take viewers back to an ancient time in the Old Republic before the Sith clouded the judgment of the Jedi and the government was stable. Sure, it sounds tranquil and dull, but even the most peaceful eras of the Republic still featured wars, unrest with certain planets, and ambitious Darths hoping to seize control of everything. Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) was not the first Sith Lord to scheme on that scale – just the most successful.And while it might seem a more primitive version of the Star Wars galaxy would be a good fit for the Game of Thrones boys, it should be noted the universe of Star Wars is oddly stagnant in terms of technology and fashions. Maybe “DnD” as some GoT fans call them will shake up that perception and redefine the look and feel of the Old Republic era.The rumors also suggest the first film in their series will be ready to shoot soon, making this the most likely the project to claim the 2022 release date.A Mixture of Those TwoConsidering Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy’s comments about “the next ten years of Star Wars,” it is possible the Johnson and DnD plans will run concurrently with the first Benioff/Weiss film claiming the 2022 slot, and Johnson s debuting in 2024. The two story cycles would then leap-frog the bi-annual release dates until 2032 when Johnson’s trilogy would presumably end. Such a schedule would prevent the audience fatigue which plagued Solo: A Star Wars Story from seeping in, but will viewers want to wait four years between chapters?Continuing the Story in Episode X and Beyond(Photo by Bantam Books)Yes, we’ve been told repeatedly that The Rise of Skywalker will be the end of the saga pictures. But we were also told Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was the final production, making Return of the Jedi the final episode of the story. The precise placement of “the end” has been a topic of debate since creator George Lucas first began discussing his plans for the series in the late 1970s. The 9-episode cycle was the most talked about version of the idea – at least until Lucas started making the Prequels and said the Saga would only be 6 episodes – but some of the earliest interviews indicated a 12-episode plan. That bare shred of an idea could justify a continuation of the mainline series.And, to be honest, it’s not hard to imagine another trilogy set 30 some years after The Rise of Skywalker. It is a time with no Jedi and no Sith. An age of smaller republics (and empires) coexisting in an uneasy detente while Force-sensitive people continue to help where they can. Some may form tight-knit, Jedi-like cells while others operate independently. But with the old hierarchies gone, people throughout the galaxy try to live their lives without the worry of another pan-galactic war. Throw into this scenario a new menace and you have something familiar and new because all of the old terminology and symbols are gone. While we’re at it, make the new menace something not in tune with the Force at all. Sure, we’re reaching back to the role Admiral Thrawn had in Timothy Zahn’s 1990s novel cycle, but there’s a reason that character remains an enduring figure.While unlikely, Disney and Lucasfilm can always find a way to do this. And if not in the 2020s, then in the fullness of time.Adapting Knights of the Old Republic(Photo by LucasArts)File this one under wishful thinking, but we would love to see a proper film adaptation of Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic video game series. With strong characters like Darth Revan, Bastila Shan, Canderous Ordo, and G0-T0 – to say nothing of the beloved assassin droid HK-47 – there’s plenty to work with. And, as it happens, a KOTOR film trilogy could do something the video games never did: end. A potential KOTOR III teased the return of Revan as he faced off against “The True Sith.” But as Bioware became more invested in its home-grown series Mass Effect and Dragon Age, Revan’s fate became material for the company’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, a different style of game which could never replace a real KOTOR III.And as all of the Star Wars video games sit outside of official Lucasfilm continuity, the characters and situations could be molded to fit the needs of the right filmmakers.Considering Benioff and Weiss’s familiarity with adapting established material, this could be the backbone of their planned film series. But then considering how the concluding chapters of Game of Thrones are being received, maybe its best they avoid this story for another tale of the Old Republic.Keeping The Anthology Series Alive(Photo by 2002 Lucasfilm Ltd., courtesy Everett Collection)Plans for A Star Wars Story films based around Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi seemingly evaporated after Solo underperformed. But Lucasfilm never throws an idea away and it is always possible for the Star Wars anthology format to return in some form. Even before the concept had a name and the company joined the Disney stable, there were plans to develop a feature film centered on Yoda and whatever incident left Palpatine and Darth Maul looking for revenge in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. These sorts of side stories are clearly of on-going interest to Lucasfilm.If paced properly – say every two years – films centering on established characters or briefly mentioned incidents in mainline Star Wars films could find an audience. And who wouldn’t want to see Ewan McGregor back in his Jedi robes and having a solo adventure sometime before he rescues Luke (Mark Hamill) from Tusken Raiders?At the same time, the response of Solo is also a key indication the fans want these stories to remain in the purview of comics, novels and animated series. It is a fair compromise, indicating the return of A Star Wars Story is the least likely way Disney will use its Star Wars release dates through the next decade.
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Catch up on the supernatural with iZombie and Lucifer, the character-driven with Deadwood and Fleabag, and the crime-ridden with Line of Duty and Elementary before new episodes drop in the coming weeks. iZombie 90% (The CW)What it is: A wonderfully original spin on the TV zombie craze started by The Walking Dead, iZombie stars Rose McIver as Olivia Moore, a med student-turned-zombie who helps the Seattle police solve homicides by eating victims’ brains and reliving their memories.Why you should watch it: There’s no limit to the creative turns TV writers can take the simple premise of “zombies exist” — hat tip to the dearly departed Santa Clarita Diet — but as iZombie heads into its fifth and final season, it remains one of the genre s best, most off-kilter examples. Season 5 premieres May 2 on The CW.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 42 hours (for the first four seasons)Lucifer 88% (Netflix)What it is: Most people escape their locale to vacation where it’s warm, but where do you vacation when your home is in Hell? Los Angeles, apparently. That’s where our titular antihero Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) sets his sights, at least, after resigning his post as ruler of the underworld and wanting to spice up his life. Once in LA, he opens up a nightclub and stumbles into becoming a civilian consultant for the LAPD.Why you should watch it: Based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, Lucifer Morningstar is a protagonist like we haven’t seen before. Ruler of Hell, sure, but also charismatic as hell (and charming, witty, and handsome), proving himself to be the perfect right-hand man for homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). (Over the course of three seasons, their beguiling relationship is one of the reasons to stick around, too.) Lucifer was cancelled by Fox last year, but revived by Netflix, which will premiere its fourth season on May 8.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 42 hours (for the first three seasons)Easy 90% (Netflix)What it is: With Netflix’s romantic comedy series, it’s all in the name. That’s because there’s nothing, well, easy about modern love. Easy’s first two seasons follow an intertwining group of friends and couples living and loving in Chicago.Why you should watch it: The best of television is often character-driven, and Easy gives you plenty of characters to work with. While this Windy City–set series focuses on people and relationships that occasionally overlap, each episode largely stands on its own as a singular meditation on a given couple’s romantic dynamic and exploration of intimacy. And with Drinking Buddies writer-director Joe Swanberg at the helm, the whole thing goes down smoothly (you thought there was going to be another easy joke, didn t you?). Plus, it’s just a hoot to see some of our favorite talents (from Judy Greer to Aubrey Plaza to Dave Franco to Orlando Bloom) pop in for a quick half-hour installment.Where to watch it: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first two seasons)Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 95% (ABC)What it is: S.H.I.E.L.D. is the kind of agency you want at your back. Led by fan-favorite Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, who caused uproar upon his character’s death in 2012’s The Avengers), Marvel Comics’ fictional Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division fights the behind-the-scenes battles that the average human wouldn’t dare face (see: Project Centipede and more). It’s wild, it’s crazy, and it’s a heck of a fun time for Marvel superfans.Why you should watch it: Sure, this puzzle piece within the Marvel Cinematic Universe maintains the franchise call-backs and tonally checks all the boxes of what we look for in a Marvel romp, but you don’t have to be a die-hard lover of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and co. to fall for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s extraterrestrial adventures and the now-beloved ensemble of characters it has built throughout its 100-plus episodes. Season 6 premieres on ABC May 10. Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 82 hours (for the first five seasons)Sneaky Pete 96% (Amazon Prime Video)What it is: Longtime character actor and standout supporter Giovanni Ribisi gets top billing as conman Marius who, once out of prison, takes on the identity of his cellmate, Pete. On the run from a cold-blooded mobster, Marius holes up with Pete’s unsuspecting small-town family.Why you should watch it: This Amazon original series from creators David Shore and Bryan Cranston (who also co-stars as the aforementioned mobster, Vince) will sneak up and floor you — and we don’t say that simply as a play on words. Each ensemble member (but especially Ribisi and series breakout Marin Ireland) delivers lived-in and moving dramatic turns with fast-paced scripts that don’t skimp on nuance or character. In other words, Sneaky Pete doesn’t have to con its way onto your must-watch list. Season 3 premieres May 10 on Amazon Prime.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 18 hours (for the first two seasons)Line of Duty 96% (Acorn TV)What it is: Netflix’s Bodyguard may have taken the world by storm last year (along with a Golden Globe win for star Richard Madden), but it’s another cop thriller from creator Jed Mercurio that has us itching for more: Line of Duty. Five seasons in, the series remains one of the U.K.’s highest-rated dramas. Line of Duty follows D.S. Steve Arnott after he’s transferred to an anti-corruption unit and is partnered with a brilliant undercover investigator, D.C. Kate Fleming.Why you should watch it: While dry in summary, the performances and procedural dramas here are absolutely astounding — some of the best nail-biters TV has to offer. Season 5 is already acclaimed overseas, but premieres for U.S. audiences May 13 on Acorn TV.Where to watch it: Acorn TV, Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HuluCommitment: Approx. 23 hours (for the first four seasons)Fleabag 100% (Amazon Prime Video)What it is: Well it’s about time! Fleabag’s six-episode first season premiered to critical acclaim back in 2016 — which means we’ve been waiting for quite a while to reacquaint ourselves with creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her titular and adrift heroine, who is learning to cope with the death of her best friend in varying self-destructive ways while building a life in London. Why you should watch it: Few other creators are as exciting as Fleabag’s Waller-Bridge. The beloved and all-too-short first season of Amazon’s fuss-free comedy is based on the writer and actress’ hit one-woman play of the same name, which just wrapped a sold-out Off-Broadway run after its 2013 debut overseas. Crass, fearless, and heartbreaking in equal measure, the series trumpeted the arrival of a thrilling new creative voice. And now that Waller-Bridge has other hits with Killing Eve and an arc in Star Wars under her belt, she’s going into season 2 of Fleabag as a bonafide international superstar. Do yourself a favor and learn what the buzz is about. Season 2 premieres May 17 on Amazon Prime Video.Where to watch it: AmazonCommitment: Approx. 3 hours (for the first season)Elementary 95% (CBS)What it is: A contemporary (and gender-bending) update on the classic Sherlock Holmes, Elementary is a New York crime procedural starring Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson and Jonny Lee Miller as the iconic Holmes. Watson begins as Holmes’ sober companion (the ex-Scotland Yard consultant is also a recovering drug addict), but as the series progresses, she becomes his apprentice and partner in solving NYPD’s most chin-scratching mysteries.Why you should watch it: Liu is endlessly watchable in just about anything, so her involvement in this Robert Doherty series is reason enough to tune in. But Elementary is more than just a spellbinding leading lady: it s a solid, reliable procedural that puts a clever twist on an old classic. Season 7 premieres May 23 on CBS.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 103 hours (for the first six seasons)Vida 100% (Starz)What it is: Set in the rarely depicted neighborhood of East Los Angeles, Vida follows estranged Mexican-American sisters Lyn and Emma Hernandez, who are forced to revisit their childhood home and memories after the sudden death of their mother. Familial secrets and personal growth abounds.Why you should watch it: Shows don’t get much more refreshingly original than Vida, Starz’s half-hour dramedy from showrunner Tanya Saracho. Centering queer, Latinx voices both in front of and behind the camera is a feat in and of itself, but the fact that the series is compellingly alive (and bingeable) is what will keep you sticking around. It’s wonderfully grounded by Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada as the central reunited sisters. Season 2 premieres May 23 on Starz.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 3 hours (for the first season)She's Gotta Have It 78% (Netflix)What it is: Spike Lee updated his original 1986 film in series form. She’s Gotta Have It is the story of Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling and her three lovers — a love life she juggles while navigating her personal life in an ever-gentrifying Brooklyn and ever-shifting social and political climate. Why you should watch it: Talk about a star-making performance: you simply can’t take your eyes off the magnetic DeWanda Wise. While season 1 admittedly goes a bit off the rails with some of its sillier subplots, She s Gotta Have It is a series that packs a timely, sociopolitical punch while laying the drama (and sexiness) on thick. With Lee at the helm and Wise front and center, She’s Gotta Have It is a televisual update that’s an absolutely engrossing joy to watch. Season 2 premieres May 24 on Netflix. Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: About 5 hours (for the first season)Animal Kingdom (TNT)What it is: Based on the 2010 Australian feature film of the same name from writer-director David Michôd, Animal Kingdom reconfigures itself in Southern California and showcases the city’s grittier side through a crime family led by iron-fisted matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin). Our point of entry is Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), a 17-year-old who’s swept up into the family business after his mother dies of a heroin overdose.Why you should watch it: Ellen Barkin, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Barkin. The series’ thrilling writing and direction, led by creator Jonathan Lisco, is well worth the binge, but Barkin, a Tony and Emmy winner and two-time Golden Globe nominee, brings a conniving richness to Smurf that must be seen to be believed. Season 4 premieres May 28 on TNT.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 27 hours (for the first three seasons)Archer 90% (FXX)What it is: Even the sleekest of action-packed espionage thrillers have an air of cartoonish hyperbole to them, but FXX’s Archer does away with that suspension of disbelief by making the whole thing a cartoon to begin with. The half-hour comedy from creator Adam Reed can land a joke as deftly as its titular man-child spy can land a punch, so expect to be thrilled while laughing yourself silly.Why you should watch it: Over nine hit seasons, Archer has never shied away from genre experimentation. Season 8’s Dreamland and last season’s Danger Island were particularly high-concept highlights. Season 10 continues the genre-jumping trend of Archer’s coma-dream with 1999, which sees Archer not as the ass-kicking spy of ISIS we know from earlier incarnations, but a futuristic explorer of space on the M/V Seamus alongside our longstanding favorite characters and the voice actors behind them. While it’s a bottle season and therefore easily accessible to newcomers, we still recommend you catch up on all things Archer that have come before it. That’s where the payoff is! Archer: 1999 premieres May 29 on FXX.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 38 hours (for the first nine seasons)Deadwood 92% (HBO)What it is: In what is quickly proving to be one of the television events of the year, Deadwood’s long-awaited feature film finale is finally coming to HBO on May 31. The fan-favorite Western from creator David Milch reunites stars Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock and Ian McShane as Al Swearengen (along with the majority of the original ensemble) for a bookend installment set 10 years after the events of season 3’s unexpected ending. Why you should watch it: A fascinating, lurid, and original take on the classic Western genre, Deadwood built its devout fan base thanks to its ability to explore the human condition in tandem with the principles of early American society. With a smattering of scene-stealing performances from its expansive cast, it also has the writing, direction, and design to be one of the most gritty and authentic takes on America’s roots to ever hit the small screen. Deadwood: The Movie premieres May 31 on HBO.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HBO Now, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 36 hours (for all three seasons)Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Thumbnail image photo credit: Matthias Clamer/ABC; Warrick Page/HBO; David Lee/Netflix
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Pixar may be rethinking its strategy after releasing its first film ever in the month of March. The numbers for Pixar s latest work, Onward, were expected to be on the lower end of the scale for the company, but the million opening turned out to even be low for the month in comparison to other animated efforts. The figures come at a time when the industry is potentially facing a new phase where the international dollar cannot be counted on as a safety net if American audiences don’t show up.King of the Crop: Onward Takes the Win, But Numbers Aren t So Magical When Pixar burst onto the scene with Toy Story in 1995, the Thanksgiving release opened with .14 million. Three years later, the studio s follow-up, A Bug’s Life, opened to .52 million. The only other release Pixar has had to start with less than million was their troubled production, The Good Dinosaur (.15 million) – more on that in a bit. All three of those were November releases, a strategy that generally paid off over the years with Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles – each one with a higher opening than the previous film. It was 11 years before they came back to November with The Good Dinosaur and then two years until they did it again with Coco, which opened to .8 million. Only five of Pixar’s films have failed to reach 0 million. Two of them were their first two films, another two were sequels to Cars, and the other was The Good Dinosaur. Onward is looking like the sixth.It s not for lack of quality. Of the 21 previously released Pixar films, 15 have retained Tomatometer scores of 90 or above. Onward is close, Certified Fresh at 86%, and is actually the third-best–reviewed wide release of 2020 to date behind The Invisible Man and the other new opener this week. The movie s million opening weekend haul means it stacks up against other March animated releases like so:Zootopia (.11 million)Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (.21 million)Ice Age: The Meltdown (.03 million)Monsters vs. Aliens (.32 million)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (.02 million)Home (.1 million)The Boss Baby (.19 million)Ice Age (.31 million)Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (.01 million)How to Train Your Dragon (.73)The Croods (.63 million)Onward ( million)Rango (.07 million)Robots (.04 million)Mr. Peabody Sherman (.2 million)Meet the Robinsons (.12 million)TMNT (.25 million)Onward not even cracking that top 10 March animated openings has to be even more disappointing than being on the lower rung of the pretty elevated Pixar ladder. Every film from Peabody above passed 0 million eventually, and the average multiple from Robinsons up is a decent 3.61. That would give Onward a first estimate of 2 million, which would at least be higher than The Good Dinosaur’s 3 million but could end up on the rare red side of the Pixar ledger depending on the final budget, which no one is reporting right now. Onward’s tracking was in the mid-40s range, so we re showing some skepticism regarding the argument that panic over public health worries stopped people from hitting the cinemas. Whether that is the case overseas remains to be seen.The Top 10 And Beyond: Bad Boys Passed 0 Million, Emma Goes WideThere have been eight films – by our count – centered around basketball that have opened to million or more: Space Jam, Coach Carter, Uncle Drew, Semi-Pro, White Men Can’t Jump, Glory Road, Like Mike, Blue Chips. The Way Back does not join that list. The Ben Affleck basketball drama, which sees him reteaming with his The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor (who also did sports dramas, Miracle and Warrior), opened to .5 million, which is more in line with romantic hoops films like Just Wright (.28 million) and Love Basketball (.13 million). Those films ended up with .56 million and .45 million, respectively. (William Friedkin’s Blue Chips opened to .12 million and finished with just .07 million.) That is not great for a film budgeted somewhere between million and million, but not a disaster either. The film’s Certified Fresh 87% Tomatometer score is the second-best among 2020’s wide releases and is up there with Affleck’s best-reviewed starring efforts, such as Argo (96%), The Town (93%), Gone Girl (88%), and Chasing Amy (87%).Last week’s number 1 film, The Invisible Man, fell a decent 49% this weekend to .5 million. With million in the bank domestically, that puts it just ahead of The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy with a better second weekend than either Insidious: Chapter 2 or The Purge: Election Year. Last week we placed the film’s first estimate at million. We’re upping that to between million and million. It has grossed .2 million worldwide to date and it cost just million to make.(Photo by © Columbia Pictures)There are two other solid successes still in the top 10, with Sony’s Bad Boys for Life and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Bad Boys finally passed 0 million domestic, which is added into its 5 million haul worldwide. Sonic’s success is more…fine…as it approaches 0 million worldwide. It’s in profit, if a small one. But a profit is a profit, especially one delayed for touch-up work.Not doing so well but still hanging in there is DC’s Birds of Prey, which is up to million domestic and close to 0 million worldwide. That is going to amount to around a million loss for those invested. That is a drop in the bucket compared to The Call of the Wild. The film is still on the path for around million, but is only at .5 million worldwide right now and it is chasing down a production budget of 5 million. This film could lose anywhere between 5 million and 0 million when the final numbers are in.Finally, Focus expanded the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma into 1,565 theaters in its third week and it grossed million. How does that compare with Focus s release of 2005’s Pride and Prejudice?2005: Pride and Prejudice – Week 1 (.8 million / 215 theaters), Week 2 (.11 million / 221), Week 3 (.02 million / 1,299)2020: Emma – Week 1 (4,482 / 9), Week 2 (.15 million / 97), Week 3 ( million / 1,565)Pride had already grossed .9 million through its third weekend and finished with .4 million. Emma is up to .8 million. Impractical Jokers: The Movie is now up to .6 million after three weekends. Its launch was earlier and wider than Emma, which will eventually pass it. The 1996 version of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow, released a year after Clueless, never made it into more than 848 theaters and grossed .23 million.This Time Last Year: Captain Marvel Arrives With a BangCaptain Marvel opened to the third-best March weekend ever with 3.43 million. That made up 77.47% of the top 10 revenue for the weekend, with only How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and A Madea Family Funeral making more than million among the rest of the movies in theaters. They did do a bit better than that, with .68 million and .46 million, but it trailed off from there with The LEGO Movie 2 and Alita: Battle Angel doing just .86 million and .21 million in their respective fifth and fourth weekends of release. The documentary, Apollo 11, did break onto the list with .25 million in just 405 theaters. The top 10 films grossed a total of 8.06 million and averaged 72.7% on the Tomatometer. This year’s top 10 grossed .23 million and averaged 74.1% on the Tomatometer. This is just the ninth time since 2010 that the top 10 films on a March weekend came in with under 0 million.On the Vine: A Controversial Hunt Finally Lands in TheatersNext week audiences will finally have an opportunity to see Craig Zobel’s The Hunt, which was delayed last September in the aftermath of a mass shooting. Vin Diesel takes a stroll into comic-book land with Bloodshot and we have another film about a Christian rock star, I Still Believe, which is hoping to break out for Lionsgate the way Roadside’s I Can Only Imagine did back in 2018. Onward is likely to hold onto the number 1 spot for a second week, but this is the one film that could spring an upset. Look out in your area too for Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always. The drama, which premiered at Sundance, has maintained a perfect 100% with critics and is being called one of the year’s best films. For more films opening in limited release, check out what critics are saying about them HERE.The Full Top 10: March 6-8Onward (2020) 88% – million ( million total)The Invisible Man (2020) 91% – .15 million (.69 million total)The Way Back (2020) 84% – .5 million (.5 million total)Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) 63% – million (0.82 million total)The Call of the Wild (2020) 62% – million (.48 million total)EMMA. (2020) 87% – million (.89 million total)Bad Boys for Life (2020) 76% – .05 million (2.03 million total)Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) 79% – .16 million (.56 million total)Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) 35% – .85 million (.7 million total)My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) 90% – .53 million (.72 million total)
(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)Even superheros who battle impossibly powerful villains on a regular basis need to slow down every now and then, especially around the December holidays. That s why, beginning with Wonder Woman in the mid-1970s, superhero shows on television have a longstanding of tradition of celebrating the season with Christmas episodes.We ve compiled a list of our five favorite superhero Christmas episodes. These installments can revolve around Yuletide cheer, or simply provide a festive backdrop for general superhero action. We happen to think they are the best overall, but opinions can and will diverge. For instance: you may notice all but one of the episodes we love are from shows based on DC Comics characters. As it happens, those superhero shows put more of an emphasis on Christmas with only the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. representing the notion of a Marvel holiday season. Considering the trouble characters like Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Dagger (Olivia Holt) get up to on their programs (Marvel s Daredevil and Marvel s Cloak Dagger, respectively), it is probably no accident they never stop to dress a Christmas tree.With that out of the way, here are our five picks for the best superhero Christmas episodes ever.5. Smallville 78% — “Lexmas”(Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection)Television shows often lean on one of three stories for their Christmas episode inspirations: O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. In Smallville’s fifth season, it chose to mix up the latter two and give Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) the life he always wanted.After getting shot in the back, Lex awakens to find himself in a world where he gave up the Luthor ambitions — and wealth — for a happily ever after. Seven years later, he’s married to Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) and good friends with both Clark and Jonathan Kent (Tom Welling and John Schneider). He also has a son, with another child on the way. An image of his mother tells him this can all be his if he makes the right decision. Back in the real world, Lex’s father Lionel (John Glover) volunteers him for a dangerous operation to preserve his ability to walk. It s successful, but it ruptures the sanctity of Lex s dream state, leaving his Dream Lana dead after she gives birth to their daughter. Traumatized by watching another person he loves die, Lex devotes himself to the way of power.The episode, while also serving as a play on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Superman story “For the Man who has Everything,” uses It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol in the most twisted and wonderful way. The lights in Lex s Christmas future are omnipresent and just too bright, giving that dreamland a sickly sweetness despite Lex s fondest wish to be a man more like Clark. In the end, he learns the wrong lesson — or perhaps the right one if you are a Luthor — and awakens from his post-shooting trauma denying his desire to be a good man. It s a surprisingly dark Christmas story counterpointed by Clark s weird encounter with a drunken Santa (Kenneth Welsh) who believes the Christmas spirit has been lost. Lex would certainly agree with that sentiment.4. The Flash 89% – “The Man in the Yellow Suit”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)The Flash made it a tradition to counter the Christmas season with dark developments in its ongoing plotlines, but the concept never worked as well as it did during the show s first-season Christmas episode. Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) spots her presumed-dead fiancee, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), wandering the streets. It is also the first anniversary of the accelerator explosion, which seemingly has Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) down in the dumps when Barry (Grant Gustin) races to the lab full of Christmas cheer.The most important aspect of the episode is, of course, Team Flash’s first confrontation with the Reverse-Flash. Lured into a trap by Wells and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), the titular Man in the Yellow Suit exudes a rare menace he will not have again until he kills Cisco in an alternate timeline. And while cornered, his dialogue proves him to be the most worthy of the Flash s speedster foes. Then there comes the moment when he escapes, kills the anti-Flash task force, and yet spares Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), suggesting for a moment that Eddie may be under the mask.The sequence was genuinely thrilling the night it aired and continues to possess the kind of power and confidence the show often tries to reclaim, whether in big character reveals or Barry’s first confrontation with each season-long big bad. But none of the subsequent episodes contain a scene quite like the moment Wells reveals himself as the Reverse-Flash by offering the audience at home a terrifying “Merry Christmas” wish. The episode may not revolve around Christmas, but it uses the trappings of the season to give this key Flash character a proper introduction.3. The Tick – “The Tick Loves Santa”(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy Everett Collection)High on the Christmas spirit, the Tick (Townsend Coleman) mistakes a lowly hood (Jim Cummings) for jolly old St. Nick. When our hero interferes with the cops’ pursuit, the bank robber ends up electrocuted on a neon sign — leaving Arthur (Rob Paulsen) to explain to the Tick that there is, in fact, no Santa. The hood later awakens with a new ability to make duplicates of himself, and continues his crime spree with a new gang of Santa Clones. They inevitably interrupt the superhero community’s night of Christmas caroling, but the Tick finds he cannot fight any of the rogue Santas. He is admonished for his continued belief in Santa and almost comes to doubt Kris Kringle s existence when Santa’s Little Secret Service appear at the Tick and Arthur s apartment to prepare them for Santa’s arrival. He attempts to convince the Tick that it is okay to hit the false Santas in this particular instance.Like many of The Tick’s best episodes in its animated run from 1994 to 1996, the madness inherent in Coleman’s voice keeps the story electric. Serving as contrast, though, are Cummings’ no-nonsense Multiple Santas and a pair of deadpan security guards who openly question their holiday malaise while The City becomes the Santa Clones’ toy box. And just when you think the story is going in a conventional direction with the Tick learning the sad truth of St. Nicholas, the real Santa appears to offer gifts and serve as a hilarious deus ex machina. It all culminates with the Tick’s improbable Christmas speech, with Arthur joining in the madness as both have visions of sugarplums dancing around their heads.2. DC's Legends of Tomorrow 89% – “Beebo the God of War”(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)Still smarting from their recent losses, the Legends find a new time anomaly to keep their minds of their grief. They arrive in 1000 A.D. Newfoundland, where Leif Erikson (Thor Knai) and his sister Freydis Eriksdottir (Katia Winter) have made landfall. In the original history, Leif s convention to Christanity led to his group going back to Greenland. But in the altered timeline, the Erik siblings remained and conquered all of what would become New Valhalla — all thanks to the new god Freydis discovered just before the Yuletide: Cuddle Me Beebo, the number one holiday gift in 1992.When Legends finally catch up to the anomaly, they discover the Beebo doll was in the possession of the younger Dr. Martin Stein (Graeme McComb), whose 2017 self recently died in their timeline. Once they free the younger Stein, they discover Christmas is no more. It has been replaced with Beebo Day, and their attempts to fix the timeline only make things worse.Coming off the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover with Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow, the team faced their most serious blow in the loss of Victor Garber’s Stein and the impending departure of Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson, the other half of Firestorm. Understanding this, Legends secured the brief return of original cast member Wentworth Miller (as the Earth-X Leonard Snart) and for the silliest episode of the series to that point. It proved to be a defining episode for the show, as it couched the the characters trauma in a patently ridiculous predicament, tried tricks like Sara s (Caity Lotz) multiple plans for getting Beebo back from Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and offered an early indication that Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) would be a permanent fixture.And then there s Beebo. The throwaway parody of hot Christmas toys like Teddy Ruxpin, Tickle Me Elmo, and Furby proved to strike a chord with fans — many of whom are still waiting for official Beebo merchandise.1. Justice League 95% – “Comfort and Joy”(Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection)After saving a planet of crab-like aliens from certain destruction, the League takes a holiday recess. John Stewart (Phil LaMarr) convinces Shayera Hol (Maria Canals) to enjoy the snow on a nearby winter planet, but she suggests a subsequent celebration. The Flash’s (Michael Rosenbaum) plans to deliver a rapping and farting toy called Rubber Ducky to a group of orphans gets waylayed by the Ultra-Humanite (Ian Buchanan). Superman (George Newbern) convinces J’onn (Carl Lumbly) to come home with him to the Kent farm, where he observes Christmas in Smallville.As the Flash says late in the episode, it’s “kinda cheesy,” but it is also Justice League’s most experimental episode. While the rest of the series was built around two-part tales of high stakes action, “Comfort and Joy” is a single episode with no central villain or conflict. Even Wally’s tussle with the Ultra-Humanite is more of a joke that leads to an emotional end.Instead, the entire episode revolves around the characters as they navigate the holiday. J’onn silently confronts his isolation even as he discovers the magic of sandwich cookies — an in-joke from the Justice League International comic book — while Clark turns into a kid again with his insistence that Santa wrapped his presents in lead-lined paper. John enjoys the snow, while Shayera figures out a completely different way of expressing a similar joy. Then there’s Flash’s Christmas spirit speech, which inspires the Ultra-Humanite to fix the Rubber Ducky toy he destroyed. It should be as cheesy as the aluminum Christmas tree he gives the criminal genius when he returns him to prison, but the situation is just so absurd that it works.Of course, the whole thing is aided by top-notch vocal talent, like Buchanan’s erudite take on the Ultra-Humanite and Lumbly’s definitive performance as J’onn J’onzz. His curious Martian song reminds you that this is still Justice League, even if it is taking a holiday pause. It is heartfelt and kind of corny, but its dedication to the characters makes for a magical 21 minutes of heroes at the holidays.
So far, 2020 has been unpredictable, as movie studios and the film industry at large scramble to respond to an ever-changing global crisis. In early March, it was announced that the release date of the latest James Bond film (and Daniel Craig s final outing in the role), No Time to Die, was being postponed from April to November, and it was only a matter of time before others followed suit. Sure enough, a whole slew of films have now announced release date changes, and not all of them have pinned down exactly when they plan to open. Most recently, Walt Disney Studios pulled two of its 20th Century Studios releases from their December dates: Kenneth Branagh s Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile and the video game meta-comedy Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds.Read on for the full list of films that have postponed their opening weekends in 2020, and be sure to check back for updates as they are announced. [Updated on 11/5/20.]Delays A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021 The Climb (2019) Moved from March 20; new date unknown Radium Girls (2018) Moved from April 3; new date unknown No Time to Die (2021) Moved from November, 2020 to April 2, 2021 Saint Maud (2019) Moved from April 10; new date unknown Promising Young Woman (2020) Moved from April 17 to December 25 Antlers (2021) Moved from April 17, 2020 to February 19, 2021 Black Widow (2021) Moved from May 1, 2020 to November 6, 2020 to May 7, 2021 Run (2020) Pulled from May 8 theatrical release; premiering on Hulu on November 20 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Moved from May 15, 2020 to May 21, 2021 The Woman in the Window (2021) Moved from May 15; new date unknown The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Pulled from May 22 theatrical release; premiering on VOD in 2021 (date unknown) F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Moved from May 22, 2020 to April 2, 2021 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Moved from June 5 to October 2 to December 25; opening in theaters and streaming on HBO Max Candyman (2021) Moved from October 16, 2020 to August 27, 2021 Soul (2020) Pulled from November 20 theatrical release; premiering on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Moved from December 23, 2020 to July 2, 2021 In the Heights (2021) Moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021 Free Guy (2021) Moved from December 11; new date unknown Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) Moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021 to June 11, 2021 Jungle Cruise (2021) Moved from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021 Morbius (2022) Moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Moved from August 7, 2020 to January 15, 2021 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Moved from August 28,2020 to August 20, 2021 Monster Hunter (2020) Moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021 () Moved from September 4, 2020 to August 27, 2021 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021 The King's Man (2021) Moved from September 18, 2020 to February 26, 2021 to February 12, 2021 Last Night in Soho (2021) Moved from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021 The Many Saints of Newark (2021) Moved from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021 Finch (2021) Moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Moved from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Moved from October 9 to October 22 release on HBO Max in US, October 28 release in theaters worldwide Death on the Nile (2022) Moved from December 18; new date unknown The French Dispatch (2021) Moved from October 16; new date unknown Halloween Kills (2021) Moved from October 16, 2020 to October 15, 2021 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Moved from October 23, 2020 to October 22, 2021 Eternals (2021) Moved from November 6, 2020 to February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021 Deep Water (2022) Moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Moved from November 20, 2020 to May 21, 2021 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Moved from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021 The Empty Man (2020) Moved from December 4, 2020 to October 23, 2020 West Side Story (2021) Moved from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021 Dune (2021) Moved from December 18, 2020 to October 1, 2021 Tom & Jerry (2021) Moved from December 23, 2020 to March 5, 2021 The Last Duel (2021) Moved from December 25, 2020 to October 15, 2021Updates Trolls World Tour (2020) Available digitally now Onward (2020) Available digitally now The Invisible Man (2020) Available digitally now The Hunt (2020) Available digitally now EMMA. (2020) Available digitally now Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Available digitally now Bloodshot (2020) Available digitally now SCOOB! (2020) Available digitally now The Lovebirds (2020) Available on Netflix now Artemis Fowl (2020) Available on Disney+ now Blue Story (2019) Available digitally now First Cow (2019) Available digitally now My Spy (2020) Available on Amazon Prime now The Truth (2019) Available digitally now The Secret Garden (2020) Available digitally now The New Mutants (2020) In select theaters now The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) In select theaters now Greyhound (2020) Available on Apple TV+ now Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Available digitally and in select theaters now Mulan (2020) Available on Disney+ now Tenet (2020) In theaters now Antebellum (2020) Available digitally now250 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now | Best Netflix Series/TV Shows to Watch Right NowBest Movies/TV Shows on Amazon Prime | Best Original Disney+ Movies/TV ShowsBest Apple TV+ Movies/TV Shows | Best Hulu Shows to Watch NowThumbnail image by ©20th Century Studios
This Week s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Methuselah Man, Moonfall, Popeye, and Scarface. This WEEK S TOP STORYLUCA GUADAGNINO WILL DIRECT THE COEN BROTHERS SCARFACE(Photo by Sandro Kopp/© Amazon Studios)As with movies like A Star is Born and The Magnificent Seven, the fan-favorite drug lord drama Scarface (Certified Fresh at 81%) was itself a remake of a 1932 mobster movie starring Paul Muni. So when Hollywood starts talking about remaking (or rebooting) a movie like Scarface, they re really talking about remaking a remake. Universal Pictures has been trying to do just that with Scarface for several years now, including periods in when the setting might have shifted to take place within a Mexican or African-American crime world. We can now report that the latest director attached to Universal s Scarface is Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, Certified Fresh at 95%), who most recently directed another remake, Suspiria (Fresh at 65%), and who s also developing a remake of Lord of the Flies. It s unclear what Guadagnino s plans for Scarface are, exactly, except that the film will focus on an immigrant story and be set in Los Angeles, and that he ll be working off a screenplay recently rewritten by Joel and Ethan Coen.Other Top Headlines1. GEORGE MILLER EXPLAINS FURIOSA CASTING DECISION(Photo by Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. Pictures)Although Australian director George Miller has been directing feature films for over 30 years (since the first Mad Max in 1979), his most recent film, 2015 s Mad Max: Fury Road (Certified Fresh at 97%) was such an impressive breakthrough that, for the five years since, he s left the world wondering what he ll do next. We ve known for a while now that his next film will be an epic romance called Three Thousand Years of Longing, and that Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are attached to star. That film appeared to finally get close to a greenlight this week with the news that MGM has come aboard to distribute the project, which will be filmed on location in Australia, London, and Istanbul. As for the Fury Road prequel called Furiosa, this week Miller addressed his decision to cast the role with a younger actress instead of 44-year-old Charlize Theron, stating his concern that de-aging CGI hasn t yet escaped the uncanny valley and citing last year s The Irishman as an example of that. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Emma., The New Mutants) has been mentioned as a possible Furiosa star, but no official casting announcement has been made yet.2. DANNY BOYLE TO DIRECT MICHAEL B. JORDAN IN METHUSELAH MAN(Photo by JA/Everett Collection)A recurring theme in this week s news is that the directors of various 2019 movies are lining up their next films to be produced some time in the near future after the current COVID-19 crisis is somewhat alleviated. One of those directors is Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting), who last year gave us the Beatles-themed musical movie Yesterday (Fresh at 63%). Boyle s new project this week is the long-in-development Methuselah Man, which in some way tells the story of a man who is over 900 years old (like the Biblical character). At one point, Tom Cruise was going to star in Methuselah Man, but the part now will be played by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther). Danny Boyle s frequent screenwriting partner Simon Beaufoy is expected to rewrite the script, although it s still unknown what the premise exactly is. Whatever it is, Warner Bros. reportedly sees it as potentially the first film of a new franchise. Michael B. Jordan s next film is expected to be the Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse, which is working its way through post-production as people work on it remotely.3. CATE BLANCHETT ADDS TWO MORE PROJECTS TO HER SCHEDULE(Photo by Lisa Tomasetti/©Sony Pictures Classics)Just last week, we reported that Cate Blanchett was the first acting talent to sign on for the video game adaptation Borderlands, even as her ambitious mini-series Mrs. America continues to air its final episodes on FX this month. Blanchett looks to stay busy, though, as she became attached to two more projects this week. Let s start with Armageddon Times, which will be the next film from director James Gray, whose most recent film was last year s Ad Astra (Certified Fresh at 84%). Armageddon Time was reportedly inspired by Gray s time at the prestigious Kew-Forest School, where Fred Trump served on the school board, and which his son Donald Trump also attended. Cate Blanchett s role in Armageddon Time hasn t been confirmed yet. The other movie Blanchett signed on for this week is a Netflix sci-fi satire called Don t Look Up with director Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). Jennifer Lawrence will also co-star in the comedy about a team of astronomers on a media tour trying to warn the world that Earth is about to be hit by a world-destroying asteroid. We also don t really know what Blanchett s role Don t Look Up will be.4. A NEW POPEYE MOVIE IS BACK IN DEVELOPMENTRussian-born animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky made the transition to feature films in 2012 with the first Hotel Transylvania after already achieving success on TV with shows like Dexter s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack. It was also in 2012 that Tartakovsky came on board a Sony Pictures Animation adaptation of the long-running cartoon character Popeye (the Sailor Man). That led to test footage debuting online in 2014, but then Sony Pictures pulled the plug on the project in 2015, and it seemed like Tartakovsky s Popeye would never see the light of day. In a surprising (and rare) twist, the rights have reverted back from Sony to King Features, which has now greenlit the Popeye feature film, with Genndy Tartakovsky back on board to deliver his original vision from nearly 10 years ago. Sony Pictures is currently working on a Hotel Transylvania 4, but Tartakovsky won t be directing that one.
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at email@example.com.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博体彩app (Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)New Pirates of the Caribbean MovieDirector: TBDStarring: TBDThe ship that doesn t ever seem to sink will keep sailing with Disney s newest attempt to revive the franchise. Initially, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired for the project, but in October 2019 it was announced that franchise vet Ted Elliott and Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin were taking over writing duties. No word on cast and director or on whether Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) will be a part of the new story.New Pirates of the Caribbean MovieDirector: TBDStarring: Margot RobbieThe above Pirates film should not be confused with the one set to star Margot Robbie. This film, which The Hollywood Reporter says will be penned by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, will reportedly be female-fronted and be its own story that will introduce new characters beyond those already part of Jack Sparrow s orbit.29 DatesDirector: Richard WongStarring: TBDThis young adult rom-com, which is based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel, will appear on Disney+. While no cast or writer has been announced, we know that this story centers on a 16-year-old Korean exchange student who meets a host of eligible bachelors from around the globe. It has been compared to author Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I ve Loved Before series.© Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesHunchbackDirector: TBDStarring: TBDM. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang is writing the script for this live-action telling of author Victor Hugo s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music and lyrics for the 1996 animated film (among many, many other Disney projects) are also on board. So is actor Josh Gad but so far just as a producer, even though he did Tweet a fun image of himself outside of the famous French cathedral.© Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesJungle Book 2Director: Jon FavreauStarring: TBDJungle Book writer Justin Marks told Rotten Tomatoes that he and Favreau co-wrote the sequel to their blockbuster film in December 2017, but they had to wait until the director finished work on the revival of The Lion King before they started production. And while Neel Sethi, who starred as Mowgli in the 2016 film, has said that he s down to return, Marks stressed that the character has aged along with the young actor. Jon and I saw The Jungle Book story as a coming-of-age story and the second movie continues in that direction, Marks says. Really, if it’s done right, it should break some hearts with where it goes.” He added that the sequel will pull in more animal characters from author Rudyard Kipling s book because (duh) there’s such a wealth of characters in that world.” © Walt Disney PicturesLilo StitchDirector: Jon M. ChuStarring: TBDAnother fan-favorite Disney film to ride the waves of the live-action/CG trend, this upcoming adaptation of the Hawaiian-set film about friendship and family is being produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of the live-action Aladdin. No cast or has been announced, but rising star Mike Van Waes is reportedly writing the script and Variety reported in 2020 that Crazy Rich Asians Jon M. Chu was in talks to direct.Marvel StudiosCaptain America 4Director: TBDStarring: TBDThe Hollywood Reporter broke the news in 2021 that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series showrunner Malcolm Spellman was working with Dalan Musson to develop a script for a fourth Captain America movie. While no director or casting has been announced, it s to be assumed that Falcon co-star Anthony Mackie will appear in the film. Rick Famuyiwa SadéDirector: TBDStarring: TBDOne of the handful of original properties in the works for Disney, this live-action fairytale centers on an African princess who must accept her newly discovered magical powers and protect her kingdom when its threatened by a mysterious evil force. Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer are writing the script and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is one of the producers, but a director and cast have not been named. The film was announced a few months after Disney saw both massive success for its Marvel film, Black Panther, and allegations of whitewashing its The Princess and the Frog heroine, Princess Tiana, in a promo for its animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. (The character was redrawn for the film’s release). © Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett CollectionSister Act 3Director: TBDStarring: Whoopi GoldbergAnother classic IP that’s getting a modern rendition, the third chapter in the Sister Act franchise is written by Regina Hicks (HBO’s Insecure) and Karin Gist (Fox’s Star) and will air on streaming service Disney+. Plot and cast details are scarce, but it was confirmed during The Walt Disney Company s December 2020 investors day that original star Whoopi Goldberg would return to star and produce and that Tyler Perry was also producing.Starlight (20th Century Studios)Director: Joe CornishStarring: TBDDeadline reported in 2021 that Attack the Block s Joe Cornish would be writing and adapting a film based on the Mark Millar comic. The article explains that the plot centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. He married, had kids and settled into old age. But then his old rocket ship shows up and he is called back for one fantastic adventure. Haunted MansionDirector: Justin SimienStarring: LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Owen WilsonDeadline reported in 2021 that Dear White People s Justin Simien would be directing a film based on the iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World ride. According to the article, this film will be a completely different take on the project than the 2003 flop. It was later reported that Lakeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish would star in the film. It was recently announced Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson would be joining them.© Walt Disney PicturesThe Sword in the StoneDirector: Juan Carlos FresnadilloStarring: TBDAnother live-action version of an animated Disney favorite, this film is also awaiting a release date on the Disney+ streaming platform. Last we heard, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was directing the film based on Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman s script.© Walt Disney PicturesBlade Director: TBDStarring: Mahershala AliAt his 2019 Comic-Con presentation, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced that they would be rebooting the Blade franchise and that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali would star as the new version of the half-vampire superhero (Wesley Snipes played the character in the original three movies). Other details, such as a director or other cast members, have yet to be released, though it has been announced that Watchmen story editor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired to write the script.© Walt Disney PicturesNational Treasure 3Director: TBDStarring: TBDIn January 2020, it was announced that Disney and mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer were developing a third installment of the National Treasure movies and had hired Bad Boys for Life screenwriter Chris Bremner to pen the script. The first two films, which starred Nicolas Cage, premiered in 2004 and 2007.(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Pinocchio Live-Action MovieDirector: Robert ZemeckisStarring: Tom HanksContinuing Disney s trend of making live-action versions of fan-favorite films from its vault, it was announced in January 2020 that Robert Zemeckis had signed on to co-write and direct a version of Pinocchio in this format. It was announced during the December 2020 The Walt Disney Company investors day that Tom Hanks would star as woodworker Geppetto. In March 2021, it was announced that Benjamin Evan Ainsworth would play the title character, Cynthia Erivo would play the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key would play Honest John, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play Jiminy Cricket. The film will air on Disney+.© Walt Disney PicturesShrunkDirector: Joe JohnstonStarring: Josh Gad, Rick MoranisLooks like we re getting the gang back together again. In 2020, it was announced that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis will appear in the new chapter in the family favorite film series one that Joe Johnston, who had directed the original 1989 movie, was already on board to direct. Disney regular Josh Gad stars in this film as the grown-up version of Moranis son.© Walt Disney PicturesChip n Dale: Rescue RangersDirector: Akiva SchafferStarring: John Mulaney and Andy SambergIn 2019, we learned that Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer had been tapped to direct a version of this children s cartoon series and one that is described as a distinctly meta or self-referential take at that. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script. It was announced at the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg would star in the hybrid live-action/animated feature (and that Seth Rogen would cameo).(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Peter Pan WendyDirector: David LoweryStarring: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jude LawSomething to crow about? In March 2020, Variety reported that newcomer Ever Anderson would play Wendy and The Reluctant Landlord s Alexander Molony will play Peter in this live-action version of the 1953 Disney animated classic. It w