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‘Bridesmaids’ Director Paul Feig Moves First-Look Deal to Universal After Disney’s Fox Deal Closes

This week, the employees of 20th Century Fox are facing thousands of layoffs as Disney’s deal to purchase a bunch of assets from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has closed. But that’s only part of the big changes happening at the movie studio. Now that the family friendly studio has picked up 20th Century Fox, some filmmakers already knew their brand just wouldn’t sit well at the House of Mouse. One of them is Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call director Paul Feig, who has moved his Fei...
Tags: 20th Century Fox, Comedy, Disney/Pixar, Universal, 24-7, False Alarm, Last Christmas, Paul Feig


Cool Stuff: Star Wars Celebration 2019 Exclusives from Funko, LEGO, and Hasbro

Star Wars Celebration is right around the corner, which means we’ll be getting plenty of news about Star Wars Episode 9, The Mandalorian, and plenty more from a galaxy far, far away. But let’s not forget that this is also a Star Wars convention. And what’s a convention without some cool exclusives for fans to get their hands on? Some of the Star Wars Celebration 2019 exclusives from Hasbro, Funko and LEGO have been revealed, and you can check them out below. Hasbro’s The Phantom Menace Black...
Tags: Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Disney/Pixar, LucasFilm, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Toys, Funko, Hasbro, LEGO, Star Wars Celebration, Star-Wars


Interactive Spider-Man Attraction Teased at Disney Parks, New Spider-Man Suit Revealed

Disney has announced that a new Marvel-themed experience is coming to California Adventure and Disneyland Paris that includes a new attraction “where guests of all ages can join the heroes in action.” The news is relatively vague, but based on some existing patents, we have a good idea of what the attraction is going to be like. In addition to some more story details about this overall expansion of their universe, the company also unveiled concept art for a brand-new Spider-Man suit that was de...
Tags: Movies, California, New York City, Spider-Man, Disney, Earth, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Disneyland Paris, Disney Parks Blog, Tony Stark, Spidey, Disney Imagineers, Disney/Pixar


Fox Is Excited For the Future With a New Video (And Lots of Layoffs)

Remember when Ryan Reynolds posted a pic of Deadpool wearing mouse ears to celebrate the closing of the Disney-Fox deal? Pretty funny! Anyway, thousands of people are getting fired. Now that the Fox-Disney deal is over and done with, Fox Entertainment has released a video celebrating their bright new future. One thing they left out of the video, though: layoffs have already begun. FOX Entertainment’s New Chapter I don’t want to rain on your parade – if you’re excited for the Fox-Disney ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Linkedin, Fox, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, LA Times, Alan Horn, Disney Fox, Elizabeth Gabler, Disney/Pixar, Alan Bergman, Fox Disney


‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Director Drew Goddard Signs Deal with Disney-Owned 20th Century Fox TV

Drew Goddard, the director of films like The Cabin in the Woods and Bad Times at the El Royale, is one of the sharpest minds working in entertainment right now. So it’s no surprise that he’s just signed a new four-year deal to “write, create, direct and develop new projects” for 20th Century Fox TV. Learn more about the Drew Goddard deal below. The ink is just barely dry on the Disney/Fox contracts since that acquisition just became 100% official in the early hours of yesterday morning, but i...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Disney, Fox, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Drew, Hollywood Reporter, Drew-Goddard, Goddard, Disney Fox, Dana Walden, 20th Century Fox TV


Sony Animation Is Picking Up Hair Love After Kickstarter Campaign

Update: Since we first reported on Hair Love, an animated short film about a Black father trying to do his daughter's hair, the project's creators had raised $27,757 of their $75,000 goal and were hoping to partner with a major studio to bring it to the masses. Now, two years and $280,000 in pledges later, that dream is finally becoming a reality.Today, director Mathew A. Cherry,Cherry announced that he has teamed up with Sony Pictures Animation to release the film, which is set to hit theaters...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, NFL, Sony, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Stephen, Cherry, Dave East, Angela, Disney Pixar, Matthew A Cherry, Peter Ramsey, Zuri, Sony Animation


‘Avengers: Endgame’ TV Spot Honors Those We Lost in The Snappening

The full trailer for Avengers: Endgame is keeping all sorts of secrets to make sure this theatrical experience is an absolute thrill. Marvel Studios even went so far as to fill nearly a minute of the trailer’s runtime with flashbacks to the previous movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, honoring the legacies of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. But the superheroes we lost after the mighty snap of Thanos were also highlighted as they turned to dust, and now a new Avengers Endgame TV spot ho...
Tags: Movies, America, Sequels, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Video Clips, Kevin Feige, Steve Rogers, Scott Lang, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, TV Spots, Bucky Barnes, Dyne, Avengers: Endgame, Berhert


Lucasfilm Games Has Been Resurrected Six Years After It Was Left For Dead

Lucasfilm Games, the video game company that later became known as LucasArts and developed numerous classic adventure games and published major titles like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has come back from the dead. A new report points us to several job listings on Disney’s website (which is Lucasfilm’s parent company) searching for producers, coordinators, and more under the Lucasfilm Games banner. What could they have up their sleeve? George Lucas founded Lucasfilm Games in the ea...
Tags: Movies, Disney, EA, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Old Republic, LucasArts, Disney/Pixar, Electronic Arts EA, Monkey Island, Business and Industry News, Lucasfilm Games, Labyrinth Zak McKracken, Alien Mindbenders Indiana Jones, X Wing Rebel Assault


Disney/Fox Deal is Done, But Don’t Expect to See X-Men in the MCU Anytime Soon

Well, it happened. Disney’s acquisition of key 21st Century Fox entertainment assets has officially gone through, and we are now living in a post-Fox world. One of Hollywood’s long-standing studios has just been swallowed whole. Thousands of jobs are at risk. It’s a dark day. Some will claim that this is a necessary step in these tumultuous times, and a certain section of fandom will take a bizarre solace in the fact that at least this acquisition means that they’ll get to see the Fantastic Fou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Hulu, X-men, 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don, Hollywood Reporter, Simon Kinberg, Kinberg, MCU, Josh Boone, Comic Book/Superhero


Rumor: ‘Star Wars’ Movies from ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators May Head to The Old Republic

After Star Wars Episode 9 hits theaters this winter, we don’t know what’s coming next on the big screen from the galaxy far, far away. Director Rian Johnson has a new Star Wars trilogy he’s working on, and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have another (supposed) trilogy that will be completely separate from the primary saga and the aforementioned developing trilogy. But now we might have an idea of what Benioff and Weiss will give us, and if this rumor is true, it’s right u...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Weiss, David-Benioff, Galactic Empire, Old Republic, Benioff, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars News Net, D.b. Weiss, Star Wars: The Old Republic


The ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Raises Some Terrifying Questions About the Nature of This Universe

When the first teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 arrived, we were introduced to Forky, the latest addition to the roster of characters in the franchise from Pixar Animation. However, unlike the rest of the toys that Bonnie inherited from Andy at the end of Toy Story 3, Forky wasn’t really a toy. He’s a spork that Bonnie made into a toy by adding some googly eyes, wonky pipe cleaner arms, eyebrows and a mouth made from clay, and feet made from a popsicle stick split in two. At first, the introducti...
Tags: Movies, Features, Animation, Sequels, Pixar, Andy, Don, Bonnie, Woody, Sid, Potato Head, Woody Buzz, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Toy-Story, Featured Stories Sidebar


Get to Know the New Characters in Toy Story 4

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Get to know the new characters in Toy Story 4 The brand new trailer for Toy Story 4 was released this morning, and it included glimpses of a bunch of new characters, including toy stuntman, talking dolls, and ventriloquist dummies. Now, Disney/Pixar has given a rundown of some of these new characters. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Canada, Christina Hendricks, Duke, Keanu Reeves, Andy, Benson, Bonnie, Bo, Gabby, Woody, Tony Hale, Disney Pixar, Maki, ComingSoon


Lost Again in New Full-Length Trailer for Pixar's Sequel 'Toy Story 4'

"Awww, Sheriff Woody always coming to the rescue…" Disney + Pixar have finally revealed the first full-length official trailer for Toy Story 4, following a number of fun teasers released over the past few months this year. Now we know exactly what this is about. When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy… Pixar's latest sequel looks like it builds on the emotions in Toy Story 3, taking us on ano...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Pixar, Woody, Tony Hale, Disney Pixar, To Watch, Bonnie Hunt, Forky, Tom Hanks Tim Allen Joan Cusack Kristen Schaal, Keegan Michael Key Jordan Peele Keanu Reeves, Forky Bo Peep


The Disney-Fox Acquisition Has Been Completed, Announces 21st Century Fox

Nearly two years after Disney’s multi-billion dollar deal to acquire key entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox was announced, the Disney-Fox acquisition has been completed to the tune of $71.3 billion. The acquisition wil become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time March 20, 2019. 21st Century Fox announced that the long-standing deal for the Walt Disney Company to acquire its key assets, including the 20th Century Fox film and TV studio, Fox’s entertainment cable networks, and its inte...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, Disney, Fox, Comcast, Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Nasdaq, 20th Century Fox, Justice Department, Pixar Marvel, Twenty First Century Fox Inc, Disney Fox, Disney/Pixar, Business and Industry News


Meet the New ‘Toy Story 4’ Characters Voiced by Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks & Ally Maki

A new Toy Story 4 trailer just arrived, finally keying us into the story that Woody, Buzz and the whole gang find themselves in when Bonnie takes them all on a family road trip. This adventure mostly belongs to Woody (Tom Hanks) as he tries to convince Bonnie’s new makeshift toy Forky (a spork with googly eyes, pipecleaner arms, popsicle stick feet and a clay mouth, voiced by Tony Hale) to accept his life as a toy. After falling out of the moving RV, Woody and Forky try to find their way back t...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Tom Hanks, Canada, Animation, Sequels, Pixar, Christina Hendricks, Duke, Keanu-Reeves, Jiminy Cricket, Andy, Benson, Christina, Bonnie, Bo


‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer: Woody and Buzz Hit the Road for a New Adventure with Some New Toys

Even though Toy Story 3 brought the Pixar Animation franchise to a wonderful, heartwarming conclusion, Andy’s toys are coming back to the big screen. Except they aren’t Andy’s toys anymore. Now Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang are in the playful hands of young Bonnie, and she’s about to show them a whole new world when they hit the road for a family vacation. And as the new Toy Story 4 trailer shows us, they’ll be encountering plenty of new toys, and even a...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Animation, Sequels, Movie Trailers, Andy, Bonnie, Bo, Woody, Tony Hale, Ducky, Jordan Peele, Pixar Animation, Keegan Michael Key, Disney/Pixar, Bo Peep


VOTD: ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX Featurette Showcases Goose the Cat, Skrull Transformation & Super Powers

Every single Marvel Studios movie is a blockbuster spectacle that is chock full of visual effects that bring the fantastical world of Marvel Comics to life on the big screen, and the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is no exception. A new Captain Marvel visual effects featurette from Marvel Entertainment dives into the post-production process for creating the titular superhero’s photon energy blasts and other superpowers, the transformation of Skrulls, and the scene-stealing ...
Tags: Movies, Visual Effects, Marvel Studios, Brie Larson, Nick Fury, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Captain Marvel, Christopher Townsend, Behind the Scenes Footage, Lorraine Cink, Skrulls, Flerken


Marvel’s Black Widow Movie Adds ‘Fighting with My Family’ Star Florence Pugh

With the exception of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’re still mostly in the dark about the plans Marvel Studios has after Avengers: Endgame. There have been rumblings about movies adapting lesser known Marvel Comics characters such as The Eternals and Shang Chi, and James Gunn was just brought back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Sequels have also been assumed for the likes of Black Panther and Doctor Strange, but we have no solid idea of when these movies will arrive. However, it sounds lik...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Black Widow, Scarlett-Johansson, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Pugh, Eleanor Rigby, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Natasha Romanoff, Galaxy Vol, Hawkeye Jeremy Renner, Florence Pugh, Shang Chi


First Look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge App For Disney Parks

Disney wants guests to have a truly immersive experience when they step into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. One way they’re looking to facilitate that is through the use of an app, which through your interactions will  ultimately decide whether you support the Resistance, the First Order, or roam around as an independent scoundrel. Now we have a first look at the design of the app, and you can read more about this “vital tool” and how it will be used in the park below. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Ap...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Delos, Orlando Florida, Disney Parks Blog, Anaheim California, Disney Parks, Star-Wars, Tech Stuff, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Cool Stuff: Disney’s Classic ‘Steamboat Willie’ Mickey Mouse Short is Becoming a LEGO Set

Last year, Mickey Mouse celebrated his 90th anniversary. The cartoon rodent debuted in the black and white animated short Steamboat Willie all the way back in November of 1928, along with his lifelong companion Minnie Mouse. The short would kick off a legacy that still stands strong today as Disney has become a powerhouse not only in animation, but entertainment at large. Now fans can celebrate the debut of Mickey Mouse with an official new LEGO set that brings Steamboat Willie to life in build...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Disney, Lego, Animation, Cool Stuff, Mickey-Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Mickey, Willie, Steamboat Willie, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Willie Mickey Mouse Short


New ‘Toy Story 4’ Merchandise Confirms ‘Incredibles 2’ Easter Egg and More New Characters

Toy Story 4 is coming to theaters this summer, whether you like it or not. The sequel feels like it has a bit of up an uphill battle to justify its existence after the ending of Toy Story 3 provided such a prefect conclusion. But since they have a new kid to play with in the form of the adorable Bonnie, I suppose they have a whole new world of adventures open to them. As the trailers have shown, Toy Story 4 will introduce plenty of new characters to the toys that formerly belonged to Andy, incl...
Tags: Movies, Canada, Animation, Sequels, Keanu Reeves, Evel Knievel, Playmobil, Joe, Andy, Carl, Bonnie, Jessie, Tony Hale, Sid, Ducky, Jordan Peele


‘Captain Marvel’ Favorite Goose the Cat Gets the Purrfect Funko POP Figures

Captain Marvel is only in its second weekend at the box office (which added considerably more cash to the movie’s haul), but it’s already a certified hit. Even though Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn are the stars, there’s one breakout character that fans can’t get enough of, and they’re not human. It’s Goose the cat, and the little feline is getting a pair of new Funko POP figures that fans of Captain Marvel are going to love. But if you want to see them, beware of spoilers. ...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Marvel Comics, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Tesseract, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Captain Marvel, Brie Larson Samuel L Jackson, Funko Pop, Funko Pops


Emergency Podcast: Holy Crap, James Gunn Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy 3!!!!!!!!!!

On the March 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui , for an Emergency Episode to discuss the breaking news that James Gunn has been rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 , and to discuss a couple bits of latest film and tv news, including, Apple ’s streaming service and Game of Thrones season 8. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Ben, Ben Pearson, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Peter Sciretta, Galaxy Vol


Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular to Undergo Renovation, Should Be Updated In Time For ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Walt Disney World’s Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! opened in 1989, and it’s finally getting an overhaul. A new report says the attraction, which is based in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in their Florida theme park, is set to experience a renovation and should be completed by the time Disney and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5 arrives in theaters. Learn more below. Walt Disney World News Today reports that the new version of the show is set to debut in Summer 2021, in time to celebrate both t...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Indiana, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Indiana-Jones, Jones, Orlando, Disney World, Hollywood Studios, Marion Ravenwood, Disney/Pixar, Walt Disney World News Today, Mutt Williams


James Gunn Rehired to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ [Updated]

Whoa – here’s something totally unexpected. Disney has rehired James Gunn as Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director after firing him months ago due to offensive, years-old tweets. Deadline has the report, and they’ve confirmed with Marvel and with Gunn’s representatives that the filmmaker will indeed return to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after the studio fired him last July. The outlet says this decision “was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversati...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Dc, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Adam Mckay, Alan Horn, Gunn, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


Oscar Isaac Says the Poe/Leia Relationship “Gets Carried Over” Into ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hot-headed flyboy Poe Dameron learned some tough lessons about how to be a better leader from General Leia Organa and Vice Admiral Holdo. The Poe Leia relationship in particular, as brought to life by actors Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher, was a layered and fascinating one, and even though Fisher is no longer with us, Isaac says that relationship “gets carried over” into this year’s Star Wars: Episode 9. Read on for his full comments about that, and how his final day...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Reddit, John, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Leia, Leia Organa, Fisher, J J Abrams, Poe Dameron, Isaac, Anthony Daniels


‘Star Wars Resistance’ Art Director Amy Beth Christenson on Building Colossus [Interview]

From the first episode of Star Wars Resistance , I knew I was falling in love with the Colossus, one of the finest locations in the Star Wars universe. The Colossus is simple in concept: an isolated refueling station on a water planet, a speck from space. Yet it is inhabited by characters, an economy, colorful ships, a culture of racing, and a thriving community of humans, aliens, and droids. With an eye-catching light palette, Resistance offers something different from previous Lucas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Features, Ireland, Animation, Lucasfilm, Disney Channel, Tam, George, Yeager, Bill George, Christenson, Jim Moore


‘Star Wars Resistance’ Art Director Amy Beth Christenson on Building the Colossus [Interview]

From the first episode of Star Wars Resistance , I knew I was falling in love with the Colossus, one of the finest locations in the Star Wars universe. The Colossus is simple in concept: an isolated refueling station on a water planet, a speck from space. Yet it is inhabited by characters, an economy, colorful ships, a culture of racing, and a thriving community of humans, aliens, and droids. With an eye-catching light palette, Resistance offers something different from previous Lucas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Features, Ireland, Animation, Lucasfilm, Disney Channel, Tam, George, Yeager, Bill George, Christenson, Jim Moore


‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Breakdown: Whatever It Takes…to Keep the Secrets Intact

This morning, Marvel Studios shook up a normal Thursday with a surprise trailer drop for Avengers: Endgame. Since we’ve only had a short theatrical teaser trailer and a Super Bowl spot for the movie, fans were excited to finally get a good solid look at some brand spankin’ new footage. However, since Marvel is playing things so close to the vest, they cleverly utilized footage from the previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to pad it out. Even so, we still got a good minute and a half ...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Marvel, Disney, America, Earth, Lego, Sequels, Thor, Thanos, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Hawkeye, The Avengers, Voiceover


‘Splash’ at 35: This Tom Hanks Sex Comedy Was a Huge Turning Point for Disney

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises.) 1984 was a transitional period for Hollywood. You don’t have to be deep in the weeds of film history to know this is the year when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating, a response to frustrated parents who felt that the PG-rated films Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of D...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Tom-Hanks, Oliver Stone, Mpaa, Walt Disney Company, Lincoln, Shakespeare, Splash, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Tron