2:56 PM 5/20/2013 by Jeff Giles
Officially coming to terms with a reality that pretty much everyone else could see from 20,000 leagues away, Disney has reportedly postponed production on David Fincher's long hoped-for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake, acknowledging that due to its complete lack of a cast or an official greenlight from the studio, it was fairly unlikely to start filming next month.
5:14 PM 5/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Well, it isn't a Power Pack movie, but all that conjecture about Disney using its Marvel merger as a springboard for some animated magic is coming true -- and pretty quickly, too.
3:02 PM 4/30/2013 by Jeff Giles
It took awhile to find her, but Disney has finally settled on a princess for its upcoming live-action Cinderella: Downton Abbey star Lily James. James reportedly beat out a shortlist of prospective Cinderellas that included Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie; her casting affords director Kenneth Branagh with a suitable replacement for Emma Watson, who passed on the role after briefly being linked to it earlier this year.
9:41 AM 4/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Book your tickets to Beijing, folks: we already knew Marvel was preparing a special cut of Iron Man 3 for Chinese audiences, but according to recent comments made by director Shane Black, it sounds like it could contain more than just minor differences.
9:43 AM 4/25/2013 by Jeff Giles
With over a dozen box office-topping movies to its credit, Pixar probably doesn't need to worry about building buzz for its releases -- particularly ones with built-in audiences, like, say, the Monsters, Inc. sequel. But to the profound relief of trailer enthusiasts everywhere, the studio's doing it anyway, which is why we've got a new (and presumably final) promotional clip for Monsters University.
8:43 AM 4/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
Decades ago, Marvel staked its claim to comics readers' budgets by creating fully realized heroes -- characters whose messy personal lives often stood in marked contrast to the noble pictures their alter egos presented to the public -- and perhaps none were more painfully drawn than Tony Stark, the wealthy industrialist driven to a life of crimefighting after being physically crippled by bomb shards during a war his weapons helped wage.
12:22 PM 4/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
Disney has been pretty slow to release official information about its slate of upcoming Star Wars sequels, but nobody gets out of CinemaCon without making a few big announcements, and this one's sort of a doozy, albeit in classically circumspect Mouse House fashion: Episode VII is indeed coming to theaters in 2015, with a new Star Wars-related film to follow every summer.
8:15 AM 4/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Up 'til now, Marvel's been focusing on the grimmer aspects of Iron Man 3 -- including the epic whooping that Ol' Shell-Head's going to take from the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). But as the latest clip Marvel's doled out makes clear, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) can give as good as he gets.
9:53 AM 4/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
There's no denying that Tron: Legacy failed to live up to the years of expectations -- and expertly arranged Disney hype -- that preceded it. But then again, we're talking about decades of pent-up demand for more of a story that most people originally thought was over in 1982, so it's only fair to point out that pretty much any movie would have seemed like a letdown.
2:11 PM 3/29/2013 by Jeff Giles
Looks like Marvel had more than one reason to film portions of Iron Man 3 in Beijing last year: The studio has just announced that Chinese audiences will be getting a special cut of the movie. As Marvel's press release put it: