In the months leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens grand red carpet debut in Los Angeles, where most of Hollywood saw the movie for the first time, Daniel Fleetwood was treated to a special cut of the sequel at his home. The 32-year-old Texas man was dying from connective tissue cancer called spindle cell sarcoma. Thanks to his wife, word quickly spread on social media that Daniel's final wish was to see the movie, as he knew he wouldn't last long, and would perish before its home video release date. The hashtag #ForceForDaniel quickly spread across social media. While the studio and the filmmakers behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn't publicly announce they were showing Daniel Fleetwood the movie, word spread quick after he watched it. Shortly thereafter, the man passed away. … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shown to Dozens of Terminally Ill Fans Before Release
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RELATED: Captain Marvel 2 Gets Candyman Director Nia DaCosta "Marvel is a little bit of a house of cards in a sense that everything influences everything around it, even if it's very modular. Figuring out where the story fits in the MCU influences things as well. She an incredible character, but I will also say that since Marvel has done so many movies already, you really have to go out of your way to make sure her story is fresh, and doesn't borrow too heavily from the other films. She's an incredibly strong and wonderful hero, but all the Marvel characters are. So you just need to figure out how to bring her to life in a way that's unique to her story but in a way that honors the canon and also gearing out the roles that she needs to play with everything that's going on in the MCU. It's a little bit of a twister game whereas Guardians is very free, where it's like the sky is the limit, with Captain Marvel, it's been trying to really figure out who Carol Danvers is and how to just … [Read more...] about How Is Captain Marvel Being Affected by the Other MCU Movies?
We reported last fall Last month, a report surfaced that there are three female directors atop Marvel's short list for Captain Marvel, Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lesli Linka Glater (Homeland, Mad Men) and Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler). It isn't known when Marvel will make a final decision, but whoever takes the directing gig will be working from a script by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). Since we still have quite some time before Captain Marvel's March 8, 2019 release date, it remains to be seen when production may begin, or when the studio will select a director for this project. … [Read more...] about Brie Larson Wishes Captain Marvel Movies Existed When She Was Growing Up
Elsewhere, the first major swath of overseas Tenet openings on August 26 will include Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK, followed by Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates on Thursday August 27. Then on Friday, August 28 East Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Vietnam will go. Kuwait and Qatar are planning September 3; Azerbaijan, CIS Others, Kazakhstan, Russia on September 10 with Japan on September 18. … [Read more...] about ‘Tenet’ China Release Set For September 4; ‘Inception’ Reissue To Hit A Week Prior
Despite the current ire of mid-level exhibitors, there are some cooler heads prevailing out there about Disney’s Mulan pivot. There are some who believe CEO Bob Chapek when he said during the company’s earnings call where he made the announcement that the Mulan experiment is “a one-off as opposed trying to say that there’s a new business windowing model.” We’re in the middle of a pandemic, Disney released some pretty bad numbers today and Disney+ is the only thing that’s working for them. What’s appeasing Wall Street is when entertainment congloms adapt and make lemonade out of lemons in these currents times, i.e., creating revenue events out of finished movies instead of rolling the dice on a big event movie theatrically, which is risky right now. Also, some who’ve already seen Mulan say it’s OK, not great, which could factor against it at the box office in a marketplace that’s not completely restored. … [Read more...] about ‘Mulan’ Madness: With A Potential Disney+ Windfall, Will Studio Still Need Movie Theaters?