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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release
Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced the release date of the much-anticipated follow-up film at D23 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday.

Black Panther 2” will hit theaters May 6, 2022.

“We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right,” Coogler said of the production schedule.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Coogler has delivered a treatment, complete with a villain and new title, though neither would give up those details.

The date will place “Black Panther 2” as the furthest out announced Marvel film, between “Thor: Love and Thunder” and an unannounced film slated for July 29, 2022 — although whether Marvel will keep that date, just two months after “Black Panther 2,” is up in the air.

Other upcoming Phase 4 Marvel films include “Black Widow”; “The Eternals”; “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”; and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.

Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero,
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Kit Harington Joins Cast Of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

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Kit Harington Joins Cast Of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been confirmed to star in Marvel’s The Eternals, a day after Deadline broke the news he was headed for the MCU. Sources said it is his next film.

The news came during Marvel’s movie portion of the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. The studio’s Gods vs. Gods movie has a November 6, 2020 release date.

Harington, who played Jon Snow on GoT for eight seasons, now joins an Eternals cast that includes Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Gemma Chan.

The Rider director Chloe Zhao is directing the feature adaptation of the Jack Kirby-created comic, which debuted in July 1976 and centers on the superpowered near-god beings The Celestials and their villainous adversaries The Deviants in a war set millions of years ago. The Celestials experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spinoffs.
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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Ewan McGregor Disney+ Series Shooting Next Year, All Scripts Ready – D23

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Ewan McGregor Disney+ Series Shooting Next Year, All Scripts Ready – D23
Lucusfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy made it official to fans today that an Obi-Wan series is coming to Disney+. She brought Ewan McGregor on stage, who begged the question to the room: “Ask me if I’m going to play Obi-Wan,” a question he has received backstage at awards shows and from reporter phone calls.

“We have all the scripts written, and we’re ready to go next year, we can’t wait to start production,” said Kennedy.

McGregor was the surprise (not-so?) appearance at the end of Disney+’s D23 Star Wars streaming presentation today.

Prior to Solo: A Star Wars Story bombing at the box office, the first of what was going to be a number of classic Star Wars character spin-off movies, there was buzz of an Obi-Wan movie, with three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry attached. No word if he’s still involved here. There was news that
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Marvel Announces New Spider-Man Animated Series For Disney Junior Amid Rift With Sony Over Film Franchise

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Well, this is awkward timing.

During Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment’s panel at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday evening, the company announced a new original preschool animated series for Disney Junior, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Set to debut in 2021, it marks the first full-length Marvel series for Disney Junior.

The news comes at the end of a tumultuous week for the Spider-Man live-action movie franchise. As Deadline first reported, a standoff between Sony and Marvel/Disney has led to Marvel chief Kevin Feige exiting the Sony’s Spider-Man franchise and a looming exit of Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series” Cort Lane, Svp, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, said in the announcement of the new series.

In Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, Peter Parker,
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Disney+ Unveils ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Sequel, ‘Muppets’ Short-Form, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ At D23 – Full List Of Streaming Service’s Programming

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Updated: Disney+ unveiled a slew of new content and talent at the D23 Expo Friday, including a Lizzie McGuire sequel with original series star Hilary Duff, a Muppets short-form series, along with three new Marvel projects in development, live-action series Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight, all derived from the Marvel comics. The streamer also released a new demo video that previews its roster of programming. Watch that above.

Disney+ confirmed an Obi-Wan series is coming to the streaming service with Ewan McGregor reprising his title role. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy revealed “We have all the scripts written, and we’re ready to go into production next year.”

The upcoming streaming service also revealed casting details for several previously announced series. Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings and Randall Park will be joining the cast of Scarlet Witch and Vision series WandaVision. The previously announced The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Barreling To $550M+ WW Through Saturday As ‘Furious’ Franchise Heads Past $5.6B

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Barreling To $550M+ WW Through Saturday As ‘Furious’ Franchise Heads Past $5.6B
Saturday Update: After taking the act to China on Friday, Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is crossing $500M worldwide today, and will close in on $600M through the end of Sunday, landing just south of that next milestone. With Saturday estimates, the split through today is expected to hit $144.5M domestic and $408M at the international box office for a running global tally of $552.5M. The Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham brawn-and-banter spinoff will also have bragging rights to pushing the international F&f franchise total past $4B, while the worldwide gross tops $5.6B through this weekend.

When it opened earlier this month, H&s was No. 1 at the domestic and global box office for two consecutive weekends and is now on track for a No. 1 bow in China this frame. The Middle Kingdom debuted with muscle on Friday (see below) and is estimated at over $73M through today per local reporting.
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‘Muppets Now’ Short-Form Series to Debut on Disney+ in 2020

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‘Muppets Now’ Short-Form Series to Debut on Disney+ in 2020
Disney+ has ordered a new short-form Muppets series titled “Muppets Now,” the streamer announced at the D23 expo on Friday.

The “unscripted” series is set to premiere on the service in 2020 and will feature celebrity guests. No other details were shared.

The project is just the latest entry in the “Muppets” franchise, which most recently included the 2012 film “The Muppets” and its sequel “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as a short-lived ABC series also titled “The Muppets.”

Also Read: Kermit Actor Was Fired Over 'Unacceptable' Conduct, Says Muppets Studio

ABC’s take on “The Muppets” was a mockumentary-style series with a more adult-oriented slant on the Jim Henson characters. The premise of the show was that Kermit the Frog split from longtime love interest Miss Piggy, and the pair was forced to continue to work together on the fictional late-night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.”

Bill Prady and Bob Kushell co-created the series,
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‘The Clone Wars': Revival of ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Gets 2020 Release on Disney+

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‘The Clone Wars': Revival of ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Gets 2020 Release on Disney+
The revival of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” has a premiere date: The animated series about the adventures of young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will launch on Disney+ in February 2020.

The news was announced Friday during Disney’s biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

Originally running for 6 seasons from 2008-2014, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” filled in the gaps of what happened to the characters of the “Star Wars” prequels between “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” It heavily featured the exploits of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), his Padawan apprentice Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), as well as a group of the Republic clone troopers fighting in the war against the Separatists.

Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Disney+ Goes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in First Trailer for 'Star Wars' TV Show (Video)

The series
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Disney Confirms Ewan McGregor Back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Streaming Series

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Disney Confirms Ewan McGregor Back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Streaming Series
Disney is expanding its “Star Wars” presence on Disney+ with the addition of Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series.

At the end of its Disney+ showcase Friday during D23 Expo, McGregor was brought out on stage and asked LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy to ask him if he’s playing the Jedi Master again. She asked him, and he finally answered, “Yes.”

The series will star shooting next year.

More to come…

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Ms. Marvel Confirmed For Disney+ Series & Will Join The McU Says Kevin Feige [D23]

Ms. Marvel Confirmed For Disney+ Series & Will Join The McU Says Kevin Feige [D23]
If Marvel was hurting for a minute publicly following the news they had lost “Spider-Man” to a financial turf war with Sony, they’re feeling really damn confident tonight in Anaheim at the D23 Expo. The “Ms. Marvel” show, announced a few hours ago in the trades was confirmed by Marvel onstage tonight. What’s more is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that Ms. Marvel will eventually join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen.

Continue reading Ms. Marvel Confirmed For Disney+ Series & Will Join The McU Says Kevin Feige [D23] at The Playlist.
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Wyatt Russell Joins Marvel’s ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Series as John Walker

Wyatt Russell Joins Marvel’s ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Series as John Walker
Rising star Wyatt Russell has signed on to join Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, it was announced today at Disney's D23 Expo. Emily VanCamp is set to return as Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13, while Captain America: Civil War star Daniel Brühl will reprise his villainous role as Baron Zemo. Sources say that Russell will be playing John Walker, who's otherwise known as U.S. Agent, who in the comics was apparently part of the group known as the West Coast Avengers.
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Hilary Duff to Reprise 'Lizzie McGuire' Role for New Disney+ Series

Hilary Duff to Reprise 'Lizzie McGuire' Role for New Disney+ Series
Disney continues to mine its library for its forthcoming streaming service.

The company on Friday announced that Hilary Duff will reprise her role in a new update of her beloved Lizzie McGuire for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service. Original series creator Terri Minsky is attached to serve as showrunner on the live-action scripted comedy.

The new Lizzie McGuire will revolve around Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. Duff made the announcement during a surprise appearance Friday at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Additional details — including an episode count and premiere date — were not ...
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Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed

Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed
Great news for Breaking Bad fans! Recently, star Bob Odenkirk told The Hollywood Reporter the sequel movie has already been filmed.

The AMC series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins cooking meth to pay for his cancer treatment. The cast also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Rj Mitte, Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 2013.

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‘The Oa’ Star And Co-Creator Brit Marling Thanks The Fans For Support, Says The Story Lives On

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‘The Oa’ Star And Co-Creator Brit Marling Thanks The Fans For Support, Says The Story Lives On
The cancellation of The Oa by Netflix has created uproar among the series fans. Today, series co-creator Brit Marling took to social media to thank the faithful for their outpouring of support.

In a long post that showed up on Instagram and Twitter, Marling said she was “floored” by the fan reactions, which included dozens of videos, artwork eulogies, moving threads and essays.

Marling used the occasion to raise the question of modern storytelling and its place in capitalism’s “push toward consolidation and economies of scale.”

She alluded to the young woman who is staging a hunger strike outside Netflix headquarters to protest the cancellation. Marling and co-creator Zal Batmanglij visited her to offer a bottle of water and food. The woman said she was protesting “late capitalism” and said that “algorithms aren’t as smart as we are. They cannot account for love.”

Marling said The Oa story lives on despite its cancellation,
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Strip Mining Could Come to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Under President Donald Trump, the United States has seen the largest reduction of nationally protected lands in the country’s history. One of the victims of the administration is Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which will soon be open to strip mining and gas extraction, according to a Bureau of Land Management document released on Friday.

This version of the plan is the final draft environmental impact statement that outlines the administration’s plans for the land and potential drawbacks.

“We really focused on the recreation needs and the changes in recreation.
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David Byrne Launches Online Magazine ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’

David Byrne Launches Online Magazine ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’
Nearly two years after first announcing the project, David Byrne has launched an online magazine named Reasons to Be Cheerful that aims to be a “tonic for tumultuous times.”

As the former Talking Heads singer explains in the introductory video, he founded the website – “part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world” – where he can share “smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.”

“What if we started a project and brought some of those reasons to be cheerful into sharper focus,” Byrne said
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Disney+ TV Shows to Stream Episodes Weekly – Won’t Be Dropped All at Once

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Disney+ TV Shows to Stream Episodes Weekly – Won’t Be Dropped All at Once
If you were hoping to binge Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” straight through — or any of the other Disney+ TV series that will be available when the streaming service launches Nov. 12 — then you are out of luck, because Disney plans to drop episodes weekly on the forthcoming platform.

During D23Expo in Anaheim, Calif. on Friday, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” creator/co-showrunner Tim Federle told TheWrap his super-meta show would release its 10 episodes on a weekly basis. And a Disney+ spokesperson confirmed to us Saturday that all the streaming service’s series will follow this same format.

Along with Favreau’s live-action “Star Wars” series and “Hsmtmts,” other original shows that will have their first episodes available at launch on Disney+ include “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” the Kristen Bell-produced “Encore” and short-form Pixar collection “Forky Asks a Question.”

Also Read: Disney+: All the
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Laurence Fishburne to Produce ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Series for Disney Channel

Laurence Fishburne to Produce ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Series for Disney Channel
Laurence Fishburne is stepping into the animation game.

The “Matrix” star is set to executive produce “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” an animated series which has been given the greenlight at Disney Channel.

Based on Marvel’s comic book series, the show hails from from Disney Television Animation and follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

Fishburne announced the series at Disney
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‘Frozen II’ Finally Gets Some Plot Details…And a New Song

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Disney has kept their trailers for “Frozen II” very light on plot details, but directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee finally explained to an eager crowd at the D23 Expo just where Elsa and Anna are going in a new quest that, by the looks of a sneak peek clip, promises to be more intense than their first adventure.

The two said that the question the film’s crew was regularly asked after “Frozen” came out was where Elsa’s powers came from. That led to new ideas between Lee and Buck about both Arendelle and Elsa & Anna’s past. Key to that past are the sisters’ parents, and the directors announced that Evan Rachel Wood, who was previously reported to star in the film in an unknown role, will play Anna & Elsa’s mother. Sterling K. Brown will also appear in the film as a new character, Lieutenant Matthias.
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Awkwafina to Star in Disney’s Animated ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Co-Writer

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Disney treated fans at D23 Expo Saturday to their first look at “Raya and the Last Dragon,” a new animated film starring Awkwafina and written by Adele Lim, co-writer of “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Onstage at the expo in Anaheim, California, Awkwafuna, co-star Cassie Steele (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), producer Osnat Shurer and Lim, explained that the film is inspired by Hong Kong action films with a setting inspired by Southeast Asia.

Set in Kumandra, a fantasy world with five lands and a sea shaped like a dragon, the film follows Raya (Steele), a lone warrior on a quest to find the last dragon, whom she believes can save Kumandra from a so-far unrevealed evil force. Awkwafina, meanwhile, plays Sisu, the last dragon, who has become trapped in a human body and needs Raya’s help to find the power to return to her dragon form.

Also Read: All 15 Disney Live-Action Remakes of Animated Classics,
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