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  • 5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

    12/18/2020 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2020 | Joseph Shepherd
    When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways. In recent days, trading on Disney’s stock hit record highs, a short-term indicator the company succeeded with their much-hyped presentation of upcoming films and shows. But the long-term outcome is a more complex story. After all, over the past year, Disney laid off more than 30,000 employees (mostly related to still-closed theme parks) and streaming video platforms have not yet proven the profit potential of theatrical releases. Over a four-hour unveiling that resembled...
  • Everything We Know About Marvel’s New Disney Plus Shows

    12/13/2020 1:15:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | Dec 11, 2020 | Jordan Moreau
    Marvel fans are surely still reeling from the onslaught of superhero-sized announcements from Disney’s jam-packed investor day. To kick off the four-hour presentation, Disney’s distribution chief Kareem Daniel announced on Thursday that 10 new Marvel series would be coming to Disney Plus in the next few years, along with previously announced shows like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” that are debuting in just a few months. New series like “Armor Wars” and “Secret Invasion” are also joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing big-screen favorites like Don Cheadle’s War Machine and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury to the...
  • After Wiping Out Half The Universe, Thanos Calls For Unity

    11/14/2020 8:07:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 10, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a lengthy campaign to wipe out half of all life in the universe, controversial environmental activist Thanos has called for humanity to come together, end their divisions, and unify. The environmentalist activist gave a victory speech after accomplishing his plan to acquire the Infinity Stones, place them in a specially designed glove, and snap his fingers to end billions of lives. "Now that I have destroyed half of all life in existence, it is time for unity," Thanos said in a speech Tuesday. "I know I treated you all as enemies and called for your total destruction, making...
  • 5 Questions Disney Plus Needs To Answer On Its One-Year Anniversary

    11/12/2020 11:25:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 12, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    In a year devoid of blockbuster movies in theaters, Disney has sought to rival Netflix as the leader in on-demand streaming, but questions remain about its approach.

 Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, will later today deliver to investors the entertainment giant’s annual report. Even worse than the rest of Hollywood, Disney has been hit hard by the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. Most theme parks remain shuttered, tens of thousands of employees have been laid off, and revenue from theatrical film releases has gone from billions in 2019 to nearly zero this year. It’s no accident that today...
  • Chadwick Boseman, Star of Black Panther, Has Passed Away at 43

    08/28/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 08/28/2020 | Jill Pantozzi
    Associated Press has just revealed actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away from cancer at just 43 years old. Advertisement We’ve very sad to be sharing this news with you tonight. The AP says Boseman has died “after 4-year fight with colon cancer.” He had not spoken publicly about this diagnosis.Boseman is well known in our realm for playing T’Challa the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but famously also played Jackie Robinson in 42, along with roles in Draft Day, Gods of Egypt, Marshall, and more. This statement was just posted to his official Twitter: Advertisement “It is with...
  • 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43, representative tells AP.

    08/28/2020 7:14:48 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 56 replies
    BREAKING: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP. F
  • Jason Blum Predicts Marvel Movies and Studio Tentpoles Won’t Film Until 2021

    04/30/2020 2:27:22 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 30, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Jason Blum doesn’t think Hollywood tentpoles with currently suspended productions will resume filming until 2021. Every major studio movie that was in production went on hiatus in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, from Disney’s “Shang-Chi” to Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” and “The Matrix 4.” Blum told the Los Angeles Times things might be different for small-scale productions, but he maintained that getting studio productions up and running will be near impossible without widespread coronavirus testing. “I do think smaller productions will start sooner, but I don’t think we’re going to see Marvel movies shooting, or big expensive movies, until 2021,”...
  • Marvel’s New Warriors author previously wrote a children’s book featuring a gay "married" Santa

    03/25/2020 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | March 25th 2020 | Billy D
    One day there will be a dark unending abyss. One without beginning or end, without time or space. A mere black void, of intention and as I gaze upon it, peering into its endless depth I will realize it will have nothing more perverse than what I’ve seen during the great clown age. Make no mistake the headline is not an attempt to compete with the Babylon Bee for the most outrageous satirical piece. The book in question is very much real. Marvel’s recent attempt to cash in on the step-sibling trend on Pornhub has hilarious and massively backfired in...
  • New Marvel Comic Series Features ‘Nonbinary’ Superhero Named ‘Snowflake’

    03/18/2020 2:20:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    Of course, this means we are getting characters like “Snowflake” and “Safespace,” who are twins. Kibblesmith described how he came up with the names for this duo: “It’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory -- to take those words and wear them as badges of honor.” He then described “Snowflake” who in addition to being poorly named, is “nonbinary and goes by they/them.” The writer added, “Snowflake has the power to generate individual crystallized snowflake-shaped shurikens.
  • Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    02/25/2020 2:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced. Shares of Disney fell about 2.5% after hours. Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, according to the company. He has been instrumental in making Disney a media powerhouse with key acquisitions and content plays. He launched Disney+, immediately making Disney a popular streaming service provider. Disney said the service had 26.5...
  • New Marvel superhero film to feature ‘beautiful,’ ‘moving’ homosexual kiss

    02/18/2020 6:13:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 18th 2020 | Martin Bürger
    The next superhero movie made by Marvel, called The Eternals, will feature a kiss between two men. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” Sleiman, who came to the United States from Lebanon when he was 21, boasted of the kiss between two men: “It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set.” “I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and...
  • ‘The Eternals’ Actor Says Crew Cried on Set While Filming MCU’s First Gay Kiss

    02/13/2020 7:21:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    IndieWire ^ | February 13, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Marvel Studios has made no secret that its upcoming fall tentpole “The Eternals” will feature its first openly gay superhero. In a new interview with Logo, “Eternals” actor Haaz Sleiman reveals his character is one half of the gay couple that appears in the movie. Sleiman says his character is “married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by ‘Atlanta’s’ Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and have a child.” Marvel’s parent company Disney has promised significant gay moments in past tentpoles only for them to not be too explicit (who can forget the live-action “Beauty and the...
  • U.S. Government Recognizes Wakanda as a Trade Partner (by Accident)

    12/19/2019 8:01:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 56 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 12.19.19 | By Chris Arrant, Editor
    The United States' Department of Agriculture accidentally listed the the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda as a free-trade partner on an online resource... The department's online tariff tracker listed Wakanda as among its free-trade partners, even listing the types of goods commonly traded (Ducks, donkeys, and dairy cows, were among those listed). A spokesperson for the USDA said the fictional Marvel country was "added to the list by accident during a staff test" "The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down," USDA spokesperson Miek Illenberg said
  • How ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Fell From Grace At The Box Office With An $8M+ Opening

    11/16/2019 9:18:49 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 169 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 16, 2019 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the wake of Terminator: Dark Fate’s failure at the B.O., and Paramount’s recent decision to make Beverly Cops 4 for Netflix, we have the further breakdown of cinema IP in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, which is tanking with a God-awful $8.2M opening, 3 Stars on Screen Engine-Comscore’s PostTrak, and a B+ Cinemascore. The Elizabeth Banks-directed-written and produced pic is also opening in 27 offshore markets, China being one where it’s also bombing, with a $6M two-day take in second place behind local title Somewhere Winter ($8.8M). All of this is primed to further spur a WTF reaction and anxiety...
  • Elizabeth Banks Wants ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot to Send a Message: “Believe Women”

    07/06/2019 11:29:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Collider ^ | 1 week ago | By Sydney Bucksbaum
    In 2019, we can’t afford to not get political, even with escapist entertainment. So even though Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot is a high-stakes, globe-trotting spy thriller comedy, she still made sure to send a message with extreme real-world ties within the story about female spies: “Believe women.” Letting female rage express itself was one of the most important aspects of the new installment of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, Banks, who directed, wrote and co-stars, tells Collider along with a small group of journalists. “One of the ingredients of this movie was supporting and believing women,” she says. “We literally...
  • Elizabeth Banks suggests her 'Charlie's Angels' box office bomb is because men 'don't go see'...

    11/18/2019 6:48:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 140 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/18/2019
    Charlie's Angels" lost its wings over the weekend, earning just $8.6 million while the racing drama "Ford v Ferarri" topped the box office with a $31 million debut and the war film "Midway" came in second earning $8.75 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Banks -- who wrote, produced, directed, and starred as Bosley in the reboot -- hinted to the Herald Sun prior to the film's release that a form of sexism from a male-dominated audience may be to blame for its current lack of financial success. “Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie too. This movie...
  • Brie Larson Says Marvel Women Have ‘Passionately’ Told Kevin Feige They Want All-Female Movie

    10/09/2019 8:29:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | October 9, 2019 | Lorraine Wheat
    Long before the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe joined forces for the epic female scene in “Avengers: Endgame, Marvel had expressed interest in an all-women Marvel mashup movie. But after that scene in “Endgame,” fans have been asking when they’ll see the female movie hit theaters. Now, Brie Larson, one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, confirms to Variety that she, along with her Marvel co-stars, have had talks with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about making that film a reality. During a sit-down interview at her Power of Women cover shoot, Captain Marvel herself was asked if the...
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...

    09/09/2019 6:52:39 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Cosmic Book News ^ | September 8, 2019 | Matt McGloin
    Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have taken a drastic and different approach to the MCU when they released Captain Marvel and cast Brie Larson, as the films no longer care about telling a quality story, but instead, only care about pushing a politically correct agenda. That agenda came to a full realisation with the announcement of Marvel's Phase 4 plans at the recent San Diego Comic-Con which includes Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Eternals, Shang-Chi, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, What If?, Hawkeye, Thor: Love and Thunder, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight....
  • Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Introduce the MCU’s First Openly Gay Character

    08/27/2019 12:07:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2019 | Scott Baumgartner‍
    The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige states in a segment of the interview, which was shared online.