“It will have the entire output of the studio, animation, live action at Disney, including Pixar, Star Wars and all the Marvel films,” Iger said. The Disney-branded app will also include around four to five original TV series, and the studio will produce three to four TV movies for the direct-to-consumer offering.
The James Bond sweepstakes has taken an unexpected turn. While Warner Bros. remains in the lead to land film distribution rights to the megafranchise — whose deal with Sony expired after 2015’s Spectre — a couple of unlikely suitors have emerged that also are in hot pursuit: Apple and Amazon. The tech giants are willing […]
Ed Skrein is leaving the Hellboy reboot after an outcry over his casting. Skrein, who is known for playing the villain in last year’s Deadpool, joined the cast of the Hellboy reboot last week, and he was to play rugged military member Major Ben Daimio, who in the comic books is Asian. Some on social […]
“Comedy is something we really want to go into,” Zreik said, highlighting the success of Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel on the big screen. “It took us time to dip our foot in the comedy pool.” However, Zreik joked that Marvel would “never do an office comedy.”
Ed Skrein, who played the villain in Deadpool, has joined the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot. Skrein will play Major Ben Daimio, a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain.
Stephen Daldry is Star Wars’ new hope. The Oscar-nominated director behind Billy Elliot and The Hours is in early talks to direct a Star Wars standalone movie centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal […]
Star Wars: Episode IX is getting a rewrite. Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote the most recent draft of the script […]
John Cena has nabbed a lead role in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. Hailee Steinfeld is leading the cast of Paramount’s new film, which will center on the yellow and black bot Bumblebee. The film will feature a young cast including Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
Backstage at Comic-Con, THR captured Cate Blanchett, Michael B. Jordan, Mark Ruffalo and more in the first-ever star-studded portrait of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe About 30 minutes before the stars of Disney’s and Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con on Saturday, the worlds of Asgard and Wakanda […]
007 is back for 2019. The next installment in the James Bond franchise has set a release date of Nov. 8, 2019. This will be the 25th installment in the long-running franchise.
Pfeiffer will play original Wasp Janet Van Dyne, while Fishburne is portraying Bill Foster, the comic book hero Giant Man.
Three months after being picked up straight to series by Freeform, Marvel’s New Warriors has found its cast. Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) has landed the breakout role of Squirrel Girl, while Baby Daddy grad Derek Theler will stay in business with Freeform after landing the role of Mister Immortal in Marvel’s first live-action scripted […]
Joan Lee, the wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 93. “I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family,” a spokesperson for Stan Lee and his family said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “The family […]
Alice Braga has joined the cast of Josh Boone’s X-Men spinoff, New Mutants. Braga, who stars in USA’s Queen of the South, is stepping into the role initially inhabited by Rosario Dawson, who has exited the project. The reason for the departure is unclear.
The Millennium Falcon has a new pilot. Ron Howard has been named as the new director of Lucasfilm and Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. The official announcement is expected Thursday morning.
After an international search, the final New Mutant has been found. Blu Hunt, a relative newcomer who appeared in a handful of episodes of The Originals, has nabbed the lead role of Danielle Moonstar, the Native American telepath, in Josh Boone’s X-Men spinoff, New Mutants.