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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Prequel Series Announced for Disney Streaming Service

Yet another brand new live-action Star Wars series is coming to Disney's streaming service and will serve as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney Chairman Bob Iger revealed the new series on the fourth quarter earnings call for investors. The series will feature Diego Luna's Cassian Andor in the early formation of the Rebel Alliance, ...

‘Star Wars:’ First Photo, Synopsis and Directors Revealed for Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’

Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun! After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the ...

Disney Announces ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Remake in the Works

A live-action remake of the cult favorite animated film Lilo & Stitch is in the works at Walt Disney Pictures. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are already working on the project according to The Hollywood Reporter. The production will be a blend of live-action and CG similar to how Disney is approaching its live-action remake of Aladdin. The Hawaii-centric ...

Tessa Thompson Cast as Lady in Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Live-Action Remake

Disney has found its "live-action" Lady. Tessa Thomspon has been cast as the voice of the upscale Cocker Spaniel, Lady,  opposite Justin Theroux's Tramp in Disney's remake of Lady and the Tramp. The Lego Ninjago Movie filmmaker Charlie Bean is directing the remake, expected to debut on Disney's upcoming digital streaming service (rumored to be titled DISNEY DIRECT), ...

Uncertainty Looms at Fox’s Movie Studio as Disney Deal Draws to a Close

Because movies take so long to complete and release, running a Hollywood studio typically means planning two to three years into the future. But just one year from now, Twentieth Century Fox may no longer exist. There is a massive amount of uncertainty looming at 20th Century Fox as 2,300 employees of the 83-year-old studio behind Deadpool ...

Disney Outlines Plans for Streaming Service; Eyes Late 2019 Launch

The composition of the Walt Disney Company’s streaming service became clearer on Tuesday as the entertainment giant walked the investment community through its rollout strategy for its proposed rival to Netflix. Bolstered by its acquisition of much of Fox’s film and television assets, as well as the end of several licensing deals, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he expects the service will ...

Disney Q3 Earnings Call: Disney Reports Rare Earnings Miss; Tease Plans For ‘X-Men,’ ‘Avatar’ & More

On the heels of a disappointing box office haul for Solo: A Star Wars Story and in the midst of trying to close a blockbuster deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday posted earnings per share of $1.87 on revenue of $15.2 billion, which disappointed Wall Street. Disney was expected ...

Jon Favreau’s Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series Will Reportedly Cost $100 Million for 10-Episode First Season

Disney's Streaming Service, rumored to be titled DISNEY DIRECT, is slowly but surely coming to fruition and now, we may have our first info regarding Jon Favreau's highly anticipated live-action Star Wars series. The New York Times has some interesting figures for Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars series reporting that the ten episodes will cost Disney/Lucasfilm about $100 million. The ...

Comcast Officially Drops its Bid Against Disney for 21st Century Fox

The House of Mouse wins again. Comcast announced Thursday that it will drop its pursuit of the 21st Century Fox assets that it was fighting over with Disney. "Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky," the company ...

Disney Increases Bid For Fox To $71.3 Billion, 10% Higher Than Comcast’s

Brace yourselves. A bidding war is here. Disney has increased its offer to purchase 21st Century Fox, once again taking the reigns from Comcast and becoming the highest bidder. According to a new report from Deadline, Disney has increased its bid to $71.3 billion, significantly higher than the $65 billion offer from Comcast last week. Disney's new offer comes down to ...

Comcast Makes $65 Billion Bid For Fox, Topping Disney’s Offer

The battle for Fox is officially on. Comcast today submitted a competing bid for 21st Century Fox's film and television assets, initiating what could well result in a high-stakes bidding war with its biggest media rival, The Walt Disney Company. The U.S. cable conglomerate made an all-cash bid of $65 billion for much of Fox’s film ...

Disney-Fox Deal Likely To Close By Summer 2019

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos The planned acquisition of 20th Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company is expected to close by summer of next year, according to Fox President Peter Rice. The merger, which will bring together two of Hollywood's most historic brands and reunite the vast majority of the Star Wars and Marvel Comics film rights, was ...

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