On this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the crew reports on a ton of news regarding many projects, generating some really fascination discussions including the future of Pixar, minorities in film, and altering canon. Hit the jump for more, or play above to listen now.
First, Disney and Pixar have announced the sequels Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. From there, the hosts discuss the role of women in live-action fairy tales, specifically the news that Rooney Mara will play Princess Tiger Lily in Pan and Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Of course, no news reporting would be complete without a check-in on Star Wars: Episode VII, and the GeekScholars have some updates on casting and the time frame when the first sequel takes place. To round things out, the hosts talk about the impending reboot of Fletch, which will star Jason Sudeikis
This week’s episode concludes with the GeekScholars discussing the first footage from Peanuts and The Giver, as well quickies regarding Jurassic World, Captain America 3, and Ghostbusters 3.