Fantastic Four reboot director Josh Trank (Chronicle) has been named as director of one of Disney/Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Star Wars movies. Details from starwars.com follow the jump.
Disney has just released three clips to tease its epic new take on the sleeping beauty tale, Maleficent. The first sets up a scary misunderstanding; the second gives us a glimpse into Maleficent’s past, and the third takes us on location for a peek at how a massive battle scene was staged. Check out all three after the jump.
Maleficent opens on May 30th.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy poster (above) took a classic (some might say clichéd) layout and made it fresh by virtue of a combination of attitude (‘You’re welcome’) and having two of the main characters be a raccoon and a tree. Now they’ve done it again – taking a rather standard action pose and infusing it with the same nonchalant irreverence. Check it out after the jump.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1st.
For their next trick, Disney will attempt to turn classic animated film Cinderella into a real live-action movie – as the teaser making crystal clear. Will it work? Well, they got the iconic footwear right, so that’s a start.
Check out the teaser after the jump. Cinderella will be in theaters in March 13, 2015.
Disney’s Million Dollar Arm is the true story of a sports agent who, down to his last shot, decides to bring a couple of Indian cricketeers to the U.S. to pitch in major league baseball. The studio has released a clip of a quiet but pivotal moment. Check it out after the jump.
The film stars John Hamm and Lake Bell. Million Dollar Arm winds up in theaters on May 16th.
Disney has released several spiffy new character posters to support its other-side-of-the-story fairytale, Maleficent – and a new clip featuring Maleficent’s uninvited crashing of Princess Aurora’s Christening. Awkward!
Check them out after the jump. Maleficent swoops into theaters May 30th.
After months of speculation, Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams have announced the cast of Star Wars VII. It’s a mix of new and familiar faces. So, who joins the original stars – Mark Hammill, Carrie fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker? Follow the jump for the complete list.
We don’t usually cover executive changes at Eclipse, but today’s announcement that Anne Sweeney – current co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group – is leaving is a bit different in a couple ways. First, the movie is her decision – made to follow her passion of becoming a TV director, and secondly, because she has accomplished a very great deal in her career: growing the global Disney Channel, revamping ABC Family and leading television into the digital era, putting ABC shows online in 2005 – to name but three of her achievements.
Sweeney plans to step down in January, 2015. First a more complete list of her accomplishments, check out the press release following the jump.
Yes, he wasn’t wearing a parachute! Check out an action-packed extended clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier after the jump and be prepared for Black Widow: Matchmaker! (What? she’s multi-tasking!)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier premieres on April 4th.
There’s a new TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with plenty of new footage featuring Nick Fury, Black Widow, The Falcon and, of course, everyone’s favorite star-spangled hero, Captain America.
Check it out after the jump. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4th.
Now that we’ve seen the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, Marvel has released a series of videos introducing each of the Guardians.It’s quite the collections of misfits and ne’er-do-wells. See for yourself after the jump.