I tried playing a mental game last week, where charted the companies that own DC Comics upwards to the top. It went DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Time Warner, and possibly AT&T in the future. Of course I got all this wrong without the help of the internet, but I did it to illustrate how hard its become to track where our media is coming from. That becomes important because increasingly, its changing in absurd ways and everyone wants your web cookies so they can predict what you will buy next week or even next month. Take that same game that I started with, and do it with Marvel Entertainment/Lucas Films/Pixar/ and Disney. Now add 21st Century Fox to that list. It’s not a linear thread, its a spider web. One which is about to become twice as big… Continue reading Is Disney becoming Alchemax?
Steaming giant Netflix and corporate powerhouse Disney are ending their business together as Netflix acquires Mark Millar’s company Millarworld. Will more options equal more competition, and thus better options for folks looking to binge-watch their entertainment? Continue reading Splitting Hairs, and Revenue Streams
As part of today’s The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Disney released the first trailer for Episode VIII. As with most initial views it is mostly teaser, but still, it’ll give fans shivers . . .
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, opens December 15th.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Fans know these words by heart, as they’re usually the mood setting for a story involving good vs evil, space ships, lovable rogues, and easily familiar archetypes. Star Wars is one one those IPs that has become a cultural mainstay. Despite thematic blunders, it exists as this expansive and ever evolving universe to visit and explore. If there’s one downside to it now, or even 10 years ago, its a universe obsessed with the past. Continue reading The Spectre Looming Over Star Wars
For those needing a little more excitement in their Thursday, Disney released the latest and final trailer for December’s Star Wars film. New footage includes the first good look at Mads Mikkelsen’s character, some family background for Felicity Jones’ heroine, Ben Mendelsohn pontificating before a certain Sith Lord and sweeping panoramic shots. Oh and a bit of action as well . . .
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards opens December 16th.
We’ve seen Peter Parker in high-school and in love, fighting his greatest enemies, twice in live-action (soon to be a third retelling) and many more in animation. It’s a familiar story that we all know by heart but tolerate so we can see how far it gets taken. One spin that I’ve always found inspired and unappreciated is the 1999 series, Spider-Man Unlimited… Continue reading Counter-Intuitive: Spider-Man Unlimited was the Coolest Spin on the Character
Lord Vader has returned. Fleetingly for now, but damn . . .
Last night, during the Olympics, Disney premiered the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One. Like the first it emphasizes the gritty, war style which director Gareth Edwards has said was his intention. Also it gives viewers a better taste for the other Rebels which will be making up Jyn’s squad, including a first look at the new droid.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens December 16th.
The Inhumans movie that was being setup in ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been taken off Disney’s film schedule and will not be coming out July 12, 2017.
At this time, no other changes have been set for the Marvel Cinematic Universe so Ant-Man and the Wasp is still happening.
More details at Deadline.com Continue reading Bulletin Bites: Inhumans Movie Has Been Unscheduled
Writer Joshua Williamson of Illuminati, Birthright & Nailbiter will team with artist Jorge Coelho of Siege, John Flood & Zero for a comic based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion property at Marvel. More details at Entertainment Weekly