Disney is mining a different kind of nostalgia to fuel its shift toward streaming. The company has revealed plans for a Willow sequel series for Disney+ that should start production in 2021. While much of the plot is still a mystery, the show will take place “years” after the events of the movie and will mark the return of farmer-turned-hero Willow Ufgood. And yes, Warwick Davis will reprise his role.
When Jon Favreau said that The Mandalorian’s second season wouldn’t be stopped by the covid-19 pandemic that’s effectively brought Hollywood to its knees, he meant it. Continue reading The Mandalorian Season 2 Will Arrive Just in Time for Halloween
Yes, Marvel movies are still coming. Yes, work is happening behind the scenes. And yes, Captain Marvel 2 is about to get a talented new director. Continue reading Captain Marvel 2 Will Be Directed by Candyman’s Nia DaCosta
The cast of Disney’s live-action(ish) reboot of The Little Mermaid has been filling out as of late, with speculation that Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay are attached to star. Now Variety reports Disney has a lead for the Rob Marshall-directed film, as Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle and Grown-ish fame is set to take the role of the titular mermaid, Ariel. Marshall confirmed the news himself. Continue reading Disney Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’
Now that Comcast has withdrawn from the bidding war, Disney is free to proceed with acquiring most of 21st Century Fox’s assets. Shareholders for both companies just approved a $71.3 billion buyout, a larger figure than either of the suitor companies’ earlier offers. They must still divest 22 regional sports networks per the Justice Department’s demands, but should everything go smoothly, the merger is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.