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Disney ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Pinocchio’ remakes may skip theaters in favor of streaming

Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Disney’s shift toward streaming could have a dramatic effect on some of its highest-profile releases. Deadline sources understand the company is considering releasing live-action remakes Cruella, Peter Pan and Wendy and Pinocchio on Disney+ rather than in theaters. It’s not certain if Disney would make them free to subscribers or …

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Wonder Woman 1984 will reach theaters, HBO Max the same day: December 25

Enlarge / Wonder Woman 1984, now coming to HBO Max the same day it hits theaters. Warner Bros. Pictures After weeks of rumors, a leaked trailer has let the golden lasso out of the bag: Warner Bros. Pictures’ oft-delayed film Wonder Woman 1984 has finally conceded to the pandemic with a massive digital launch plan. The …

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Microsoft’s ‘Mandalorian’ Xbox controller will set you back $160

Microsoft Just in time for the start of season two of The Mandalorian on October 30th, Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One controller bundle perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life. It comes with a single gamepad and a charging stand inspired by the armor protagonist Din Djarin acquires partway through the …

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Everyone loves the new couple on the block in first Wandavision trailer

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively, in Marvel’s spinoff series WandaVision. If you were watching the virtual 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards last night, you no doubt caught the debut of a new trailer for WandaVision, the first standalone series to be released in Phase Four of …

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“This is the way”: Disney drops first trailer for The Mandalorian S2

Pedro Pascal is back as the titular bounty hunter who befriends a mysterious Child in The Mandalorian S2. Disney has dropped the first trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian, the Emmy-nominated first live-action Star Wars TV series created by Jon Favreau. Starring Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, the titular Mandalorian, the series takes place a few …

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Disney+ is getting a watch party mode

Chesnot via Getty Images Remote watch parties have become increasingly popular this year, with many of us staying at home more often than not amid the pandemic. Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Movies Anywhere and even Twitch have at least tried baking a watch party feature into their platforms, and now Disney+ is getting in on …

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Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images Streaming services are keen to prevent regulators from censoring their content, and they’re willing to police themselves to ensure that artistic freedom. Variety reports that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies have signed a self-regulatory code to stay on the good side of India’s regulators. This …

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Review: Sumptuously reimagined Mulan turns Disney princess into a true warrior

Liu Yifei stars as Hua Mulan in Disney’s live action remake of Mulan. I’m on record as not being a huge fan of Disney’s live-action remakes, but Mulan, the studio’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated film, is a welcome exception to that personal sentiment. This isn’t just a lazy frame-by-frame copy cat of the original (looking at …

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Disney+ confirms subscribers will get ‘Mulan’ on December 4th

Disney On Friday, the live-action Mulan flick will be available via a “premium VOD” offer on Disney+ where subscribers can pay $30 to stream the flick at the same time it debuts in theaters worldwide. Current CEO Bob Chapek called the even a “one off” as the company gets this tentpole movie out, but it …

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Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out, it will split the $30 price with some platform …

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