Disney has announced some pretty big scheduling news surrounding the release of their Marvel Studios and Pixar films, as well as their reimagined live-action adaptations. Following the confirmation that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be pushing back Black Panther and Captain Marvel, comes word that The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are now officially set for release, and Toy Story 4 is getting pushed back an entire year. The studio has also reserved four dates for their live-action adaptations of their animated films.
Check out the all the release dates and the studio’s competition in the report below.
Disney will be developing another live-action adaptation of one of their animated line-up. With Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon currently in production, the studio has announced that they will be developing a live-action prequel of Aladdin, tentatively titled Genies. The announcement comes after the news that the studio is also developing live-action films based on Pinocchio, Dumbo, Mulan, Tinkerbell, Prince Charming, and Winnie the Pooh.
The film will focus on how the almighty wish-granting genie became trapped inside the lamp that Aladdin will eventually come in possession of. However, unlike the previous live-action adaptations, Genies will eventually lead into Aladdin’s own film.
“When you read, don’t just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think.”
So true are the words of John Keating, the character from the movie Dead Poets Society portrayed by Robin Williams in an Oscar-nominated performance. The actor’s death, tragic in that a man who gave the world so much joy could never appear to possess joy himself, continues to startle Hollywood. There are few performers we could call “genius,” but Williams was one of them, an irrefutably gifted comic-turned-actor who was as much a poetic dramatic actor as he was a comedic revelation.
While the world is still in shock over the death of Robin Williams, those who knew and loved the 63-year-old old actor are taking to social media to pay tribute to him. People like Edgar Wright, Conan O’Brien, John Travolta, Bill Cosby, and Ben Stiller, along with former co-stars, musicians, and many many more have been sharing their thoughts about the Academy Award-winning actor, who made so many people smile with his work on and off screen.
Robin Williams appeared in several projects for the Walt Disney Company, including TV’s Mork & Mindy, 1988’s Good Morning, Vietnam (for which he earned his first Oscar nod), and the 1992 animated feature Aladdin, in which he voiced the Genie. In tribute, the studio released an image of the Genie in the sky created from stars. See the image here below.