Sony and Disney agreed on terms for the third Spider-Man
movie – Disney will finance 25% of the film for 25% equity stake. This deal also
include that Spider-Man will make an appearance in another film besides the
This is a great deal for both sides – Sony will probably add
another 1-billion-dollar movie to its collection (Spider-Man: Far From Home is
the biggest film Sony has with $1.13 billion passing Skyfall) while Marvel can
continue the storyline of Spider-Man in the MCU.
After the 2 first movies grossed more than $2 billion worldwide,
the third movie is expected to arrive in theaters on July 16th,
Amy Pascal will produce the next film, she said –
“This is terrific. Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn
in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as
we see where his journey goes This has been a winning partnership for the
studios, the franchise and the fans, and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”
Sony announced – “We have had a great collaboration over the
last four years, and our mutual desire to continue was equal to that of the
many fans. We are delighted to be moving forward together”.
Kevin Feige from Marvel announced at Comic-Con panel that
Marvel’s biggest hit, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, is about to become the most grossing
movie of all time, passing Avatar’s record of $2.7897 billion global box office
that was set 9 years ago.
There is still a small gap of 500k USD but it should be closed
in a day or two.
Kevin announced in the Marvel panel – “Thanks to you,
Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time”.
Marvel (powered by Disney) add few deleted scenes on June 28th
– a post-credit scene, Hulk sequence and a Stan Lee tribute. All of these came
when ‘EndGame’ was trailing by 37 million dollars behind Avatar and even people
at Disney couldn’t believe that adding those scenes will get them past Avater,
but it eventually did.
The directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, shared their thoughts
about beating Avatar and they said – “The fact that people have responded to
Endgame this way and they’ve been following these characters for so long, it’s
cathartic for us to see in that the storytelling has played out globally. James
Cameron is an idol for us, and he’s fed our passion for filmmaking from the
It’s really surprising to find out that there were only 5 movies that have been past the 2 billion marks at the global box office, and 4 of them are shared by Cameron (the director of Avatar) and the Russo brothers (the directors of The Avengers) –
Avengers: Endgame – Joe and
Avatar – James Cameron
Titanic – James Cameron
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
– J.J. Abrams
Avengers: Infinity War – Joe
and Anthony Russo
The Walt Disney Studios’ co-chairman and chief creative
officer, Alan Horn said: “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt
Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted
Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. Of course, even with the passage
of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever,
and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of
the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared
experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in
store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe
But it’s not the real endgame – Disney will release Avatar 2,
directed by Cameron of course, on December 2021.
After his unforgettable roles in Epic movies such as The Matrix,
John Wick and Bill and Ted, and his unique sad life story, it’s safe to say
that Reeve is one of the most lovable guys is Hollywood.
Moreover, apparently Reeves is also donating millions of
dollars secretly for good causes, he is willing to take less money for his role
in order to let other actors to shine, and he also owns a foundation for cancer
research (his sister was fighting leukemia).
His fans all over the world already signed a petition online
to name him Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.
One artist took it a step forward and published
illustrations of Reeves as Disney Prince from some of the unforgettable Disney
After a strong push by thousands of fans and cast members including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the third film in the series because some offensive tweets from his past resurfaced, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment.
Gunn was let go from the project when dozens of Gunn’s tweets from nearly a decade ago came to light. You can find more information HERE!
The decision came following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn. Gunn and his UTA (United Talent Agency) reps pushed hard for him to be given a second chance. Horn decided to take the meeting but only as a courtesy for clearing the air with Gunn. The meeting was described as civil and professional, but sources say that Horn stood by his decision – not reinstate Gunn as director.
Feige was out of town and unable to attend. Once Feige is back in town, Disney and Marvel will continue the search for a new director. The film was expected to go into production at the start of 2019, and while sources have stressed that Gunn’s original script will be used for the next film, it is still very likely that whoever is brought in will still need to put a polish on it in order to add their stamp to the project, so It is still unknown if the production schedule will be affected by the change in the director’s seat.
Spokespeople for Disney and Marvel declined to comment.
Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, Tim Burton’s live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ will hit theatres March next year.
Disney’s first teaser trailer of ‘Dumbo’ has done well to assuage the fears of the fans who thought that the live-action remake of the Disney Classic will leave it looking bizarre.
The teaser trailer, which stars Norwegian popstar Aurora singing Baby Mine, features Dreamland clips and ends with Dumbo taking flight for the first time in his life.
It was last year that Disney unveiled its first look of the live-action remake of Dumbo. Its unveiling of the dummy of the titular elephant back then had received mix responses from the audience, with one newspaper calling it ‘’nightmare inducing’’.
To be fair to Disney, it wasn’t easy for it to transform a 2D elephant – with ears twice the size of its body – into something photogenic. Still, it put doubts in the minds of Disney fans who feared that the production house might ruin the Disney classic.
Luckily, as the abovementioned teaser trailer shows, the character of Dumbo now looks more palatable than it did a year ago. Therefore, Disney fans can rest easy as the production house has done well to transform a literary classic into a live-action figure.
Apart from unveiling the teaser trailer of the movie which stars Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, Disney has also unveiled an official synopsis.
‘’Dumbo’’ introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who returns from war to find his life turned upside down. He is employed by the circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) to take care of a newborn elephant.
That elephant is none other than ‘’Dumbo’’ whose oversized ears make matters difficult for him at the circus. To make matters worse, the circus is already struggling, so Dumbo becomes a laughing stock due to his ears.
Luckily, Holt’s children come to discover that Dumbo can fly, and with that Dumbo’s fortunes change. A team consisting of persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Green) chime in to make a previously outlier Dumbo a star of the circus.
These personalities have left a big mark in our history, and for this, we look to them with admiration and respect. However, once we set aside that lens of reverence, cracks began to appear in their personas.
Want to know more about such personalities? This article will help.
Ask Black Americans, and you’d hear what they think about Woodrow Wilson, the American President at the time of World War 1. While the rest of world sees him as the champion of democracy, human rights, and liberal International Institutions, the Black Americans remember Wilson as a bigot, racist, and chauvinist.
It was during his tenure that the Ku Klux Klan was re-born, segregation policy of the Government reached its epitome, and Black Americans were disenfranchised – both in and outside the White House.
Such diverging views about Woodrow Wilson prove the veracity of one point: some historical figures, despite all their achievements in public life, weren’t good human beings. And unlike that scoundrel in your neighborhood whose bad actions cannot cause much damage at a large scale, the actions of such personalities damaged generations.
Revered as the “Mahatma” by more than 1 billion Indians, Gandhi continues to divide opinions outside subcontinent to this day. One area where the life of Gandhi is still scrutinized is the divergence between his words and actions when it comes to sex.
Throughout his life, Gandhi preached asceticism – he even advised the newlywed couples to stay celibate for the entirety of their lives so that they can purify their souls. In his own life, however, it becomes apparent that as far as this topic was concerned, Gandhi was not a man of his words.
For instance, at the time when his father was dying, Gandhi left him to have sex with his wife. During that time, his father died. What’s more, according to his biographer Jad Adams, the Mahatma also had an inclination of sleeping right next to naked girls, with the biographer calling him “Sex Mad”.
In today’s world, it has become borderline illegal to harangue Mother Teresa. News articles want us to believe that when it comes to helping the poor, no one did more than her. So much is the pull of her achievements that the Catholic Church calls him “Saint Teresa”.
In India, however – the country where he “served” the most, the true motives of Mother Teresa have started to become appear. As reported by Times of India, the true purpose of her charitable behavior was not piety. Rather, what she wanted was to boost the number of Christians inside India.
What’s more, in a study published in Journal of Studies in Religion, it has been noted that she didn’t make full use of the charitable donations that were at her disposal.
Just like Woodrow Wilson, most people remember Winston Churchill as a war-hero. Some with a knack for history also take delight in his oratory skills. Still, there is one dark side of the former English Prime Minister which hasn’t been explored sufficiently to this date.
For example, according to a book titled Churchill’s Empire, Churchill during her youth took part in “expeditions” against the Africans. Later on, when he became a member of the Parliament, Churchill urged it to wage a war against the minorities.
These actions of his weren’t limited to Great Britain as his tenure saw the zenith of British Empire, Churchill. Regarding the Kurds, who were under British dominion at that time and wanted independence, Churchill advocated for the use of “poisoned gas” to spread a “lively terror”.
Don’t tell the children, but Walt Disney couldn’t have been farther from the comic characters due to which he became famous, and wealthy at the same time.
According to one of her associates, Ward Kimball, Walt didn’t trust cats or “women”. In one letter – which she sent to a woman who wanted to work for the Disney Corp as an animator, Disney rejected her out rightly. And the reason for her rejection? In his own words, Disney stated that women “cannot do creative work”.