8/18/2019 0 Comments
Despite a pretty bad summer for movies at movie theaters, The Lion King was a huge success for Walt Disney Studios. Thanks to another very good weekend, the photorealistic remake has now become the highest-grossing cinema box office movie in history. The movie has now made huge profits of $ 1.33 billion worldwide, of which $ 473.10 million is worldwide. The first place to date was the movie Frozen, which ended its screening with earned $ 1.28 billion, of which $ 400.73 million is in America.
We must emphasize that The Lion King is technically an animated film! Although some call it a live-action remake, it is still a classic animated film because of the computer-generated nature of its characters.
That's just another win for The Walt Disney Company, which has already set a new record for three quarters of the year. Through July, Disney earned $ 7.67 billion worldwide, breaking last year's record of $ 7.61 billion five months earlier.
The Lion King is a huge money-maker for House of Mice, but it's still nowhere near overtaking Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame (which I thought would be a little closer). The Russo brothers took the Avatar off the throne, earning a whopping $ 2.79 billion.
The studio has more big hits this year - like Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker - which means the studio's earnings will only continue to grow. If these films earn close to their predecessors, that is an additional $ 2 billion for Disney by the end of this year.
The Lion King is still playing in theaters and it will be interesting to see how much more he will be able to earn by the end of his screening. Who knows, if they cast a deleted scene and release it again in theaters, it could be up to $ 2 billion.
Disney doesn't seem to have finished with the live-action version of Aladdin and the company is reportedly talking about putting the sequel to work. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Aladdin's producer Dan Lin talked about the possibility of a sequel to a Disney movie. He mentioned the positive reactions Aladdin had with fans and that they did not plan to shoot all the scenes the same as in the original animated version. But obviously, he and the other people behind the live-action adaptation feel there is more to tell here.
Lin didn't want to give anything away, but said they were watching what was done with Disney's home video sequels as soon as possible, and they were exploring which direction to go with the franchise:
"We have now. We, when we made the first movie, wanted to make as good a movie as possible and let the viewers tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would firmly say that the audience wants to see more. They have watched this movie more than once. We have a lot of fan letters where people say they go back and take their families and friends. So we think there's more to tell here. We will treat Tom the same way we treated the original Aladdin movie and we will not make the same sequel to anything that was made before. We are looking at what has been done in the past for home video and this is just more of a story subject to adaptation. Well, without revealing too much, we're definitely exploring where we can go with the franchise. ”
This live-action Disney movie was definitely a huge success with viewers, earning over $ 1 billion worldwide. And while critics were divided about the movie, mostly everyone agreed with the excellent Naomi Scott in the role of Princess Jasmine. So it's very possible that Disney doesn't want to release a potential franchise and a new star like Naomi Scott.
I do not doubt that the same situation will happen with their other successful live-action remake films, such as Lion King.
With Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood coming to theaters (soon to us), director Quentin Tarantino is free to work on a new project, which could be a Star Trek movie. The two stars of Once Upon a Time wish to embark on a new mission with him.
JOE.ie asked Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie if they wanted to join the Starfleet under Tarantino's directorial baton. They responded enthusiastically. "Good!" Pitt said. Robbie went on to say, "I would do anything, anything Tarantino does." Then they joked about not being able to share the scene, talking about Once Upon a Time is their second movie, after The Big Short, in which both, but they do not appear on the screen at the same time.
"Well, that was the idea and then we got together and talked, and we hired Mark Smith, who wrote the script for [The] Revenant," he told presenter Josh Horowitz. "I don't know how much I can say. The only thing I can say is that it will coincide with Chris Pine's timeline. Now, I still don't completely understand and JJ [Abrams] can't explain it to me and my editor tried to explain it to me and I still don't understand ... about something that happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the board. I don't accept that. I do not like it. I don't appreciate it. I don't know - Is ... what ... I want the whole series to happen, it just hasn't happened yet. No, Benedict Cumberbatch or whatever his name is not Khan, okay? Khan is Khan. And I said to JJ, like, 'I don't understand this, I don't like it.' And then he said, 'Ignore it! Nobody likes it. I don't understand that. Just do what you want. If you want it to happen exactly the way it happened on the series, you can. '”
"The reason I was intrigued by JJ Abrams' version of Star Trek is that I think Chris Pine did a fantastic job with not just Capt. Kirk, then William Shatner's Captain - he's William Shatner, ”Tarantino continued. "He's not just another guy, he's William Shatner's Capt. Kirk. And that's literally, Zachary Quinto is Leonard Nimoy - because they both have the same scene together - he's Spock. They ... hit her. They hit well. ”
What do you think of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie?
The Future of Phase 4 of Marvel's Film Space is currently underway after the Avengers: Endgame, but it seems that another movie could soon enter the production. According to a new report from Discussing Film, Doctor Strange 2 will reportedly begin recording in January 2020, and production should take place in the UK.
This is partly in line with the statements of the star of the franchise Benedict Wong, who teased us with the film being able to enter production in 2020.
"I know they now have a movie-related scriptwriter, whom I met at the premiere of the movie Endgame," Wong explained. "So I think it could happen sometime next year."
About the sequel is in one way or the other from the original Doctor Strange film from 2016, but very little news has come to us since then. Scott Derrickson and his screenwriter, C. Robert Cargill, are believed to be returning, with a date of release that is believed to be in May 2021. With the fact that we saw Strange in three MCU films after his solo adventure, it will be interesting to see where this continuation will take him.
Of course, there is always the question of the Doctor Strange 2 movie, with recent rumors that Brother Voodoo and Clea will appear in the movie. Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Eiyofor), who in post-loan scenes prepared for the bad guy of this sequel, is long believed to have some return to this film.
"For those who follow the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very special story, and that's something we talked to Chiwetel during the making of the first movie," Cargill said in a previous interview. "And part of the reason why Chiwetel wanted to play Mordoa is that he has the final end as a character and that's such a fascinating ending. And I know that whether we are connected or not, Marvel plans to work towards that region and make Mordoa much more than a normal villain, but actually, it will take him to Loki's level of fantastic. That's the goal with him. "
Are you excited about what Doctor Strange 2 might start shooting next year?
After the great success of the first two Jurassic World films, it seems that Netflix also decided to include in the production of prehistoric content. Thanks to a partnership with DreamWorks Animation, this streaming platform works on the animated Jurassic World spinoff series that comes to the platform in 2020, called Camp Cretaceous. The series will take place in the same universe as the two Jurassic World films, although it is not known if any of the franchisees will borrow voices.
DreamWorks confirmed this news today, which ended rumors about Netflix working on some type of Jurassic World Series.
Here's the official synopsis for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, along with the first picture in the series:
"Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers who have been selected for lifelong experience in a new adventure camp on the opposite side of the island of Nublara. But when the dinosaurs start destroying the island, the campers are stranded. If they can not reach the outside world, they will have to go from strangers to a friend to a family if they think they can survive. "
"Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Luers (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) are showcases and executive producers of the series. Apart from them, executive producers of this series are Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow. Zack Stentz serves as a consultant producer. "
There have been rumors about the Jurassic World project for Netflix since March of this year, although there have been very conflicting ideas about what this series will be. Some believed that a spinoff would be featured, which would follow the story of movie characters, while others assumed it would be another title from the LEGO series. There were even some who assumed the exact title of the series, Camp Cretaceous.
It turned out that the series will be animated and will be more family-oriented than movies, but will nevertheless add to original mythology and storytelling. It's more than enough to interest any Jurassic world's fans.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous comes to Netflix sometime in 2020.