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Bob Iger Teases More FIlms Could Head Straight to Disney+
At the beginning of 2020, the news came that Bob Iger was retiring and Bob Chapek would be taking over That probably seemed like a good idea at the beginning of 2020, but a month later, the pandemic hit, and even the biggest company in the world has a hard time recovering from a thing like[...]
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Image courtesy of 20th Century Studiosv
All of this, even though as early as when the sale was finalized, Bob Iger himself said that the film would be rated R and that Deadpool would join the X-Men in the MCU They have to be tired of answering these questions by now, but that won't stop anyone from asking The latest is[...]
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Image courtesy of 20th Century Studiosv
The first two films were a huge success, and while Bob Iger has been quoted saying that they will continue to make R-rated Deadpool features with Ryan Reynolds, the truth is things change For what it is worth, Reynolds seems game for either. Could Deadpool join the MCU soon? Ryan Reynolds is game Credit Fox/Disney Deadpool Can[...]
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Was Supposed To Be Tatooine At The Start
That would have been a disaster, especially for those Disney park-goers who already felt Star Wars was infringing on their turf. As to why they abandoned the plans for a more OT focused park, Cockerell says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was the one who questioned that decision: "They said, 'Well, yesterday Bob Iger met with Kathleen[...]
Disney+ adds for May inlcude more Star Wars, Maleficent, and more.
Outgoing CEO Bob Iger has hinted in a new interview with Barron that they may not be done bypassing theaters with releases going forward Not big tentpole stuff like Mulan or MCU related films like Black Widow, but mid-range budget fare for sure. Bob Iger attends the premiere of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" at Alice[...]
Disney Shake-Up: Bob Iger Out, Bob Chapek in Effective Immediately
Disney has gone through a seismic corporate shake-up this afternoon, with long-time CEO Bob Iger leaving his position and naming Bob Chapek the new CEO effective immediately Iger will stay on the Disney board and guide them through the end of his contract on December 31st, 2021 Chapek has been head of Disney Parks, Experiences[...]
Bob Iger Teases More FIlms Could Head Straight to Disney+
Bob Iger is the most powerful man in Hollywood This is not up for debate He was recently named Time magazines Businessperson of the Year, and because the world is cruel, Iger was asked about the superhero film comments made by living legend Martin Scorsese For those who don't remember, or have been living under[...]
FX
If you thought for a second there was any way American Horror Story was going to end up anywhere near Disney+ then we need to send you back for another semester of "Streaming Services 101". Speaking with CNBC Closing Bell host Julia Boorstin on Thursday to discuss the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings, Disney CEO Bob[...]
Bob Iger Teases More FIlms Could Head Straight to Disney+
While that movie garnered some praise from fans it does leave an empty release date in 2022 and not a lot of time to fill it. Editorial credit: JStone / Shutterstock.com A new interview on the BBC Radio with Disney CEO Bob Iger might shed a little more light on the future of Star Wars under the[...]
Bob Iger Teases More FIlms Could Head Straight to Disney+
In the wake of Martin Scorsese's opinion that superhero movies are "not cinema" and Francis Ford Coppola's amplification of the point calling them "despicable," Disney CEO Bob Iger has responded with at least one example of the power behind his company's blockbuster Marvel movies His comments yesterday at a WSJ Tech Live event were featured in[...]
Gossip: So What Did Happen With Marvel and Sony Over Spider-Man Anyway?
Six weeks after the negotiations went to a halt on August 20th that saw the webhead make his unceremonious exit from the MCU to the dismay of fans, Holland stepped into action, according to the Hollywood Reporter. MJ (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Photo: JOJO WHILDEN) Holland made multiple[...]
George Lucas Felt Betrayed by Disney's Direction on Star Wars
With the release of Bob Iger's memoir today, some new comments from George Lucas about the direction of the Star Wars franchise have been made public. What we knew before the book's publication was that Lucas delivered some story ideas to Disney when they purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4 billion There's always the worries that[...]
Bob Iger on Disney, Star Wars, Marvel Studios Productions Leaving Georgia
Disney CEO Bob Iger just commented on the position of the House of Mouse and their numerous franchises continuing to film in Georgia if the state's recently passed hardline stance on abortion goes into effect in 2020. The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) Iger commented to Reuters during[...]
Bob Iger "Guesses" There Will be 3rd Disney+ 'Star Wars' Series
Now that we've finally gotten confirmation that the first Star Wars film coming after Rise of Skywalker (the end of the main saga of the cosmic conflict) will be whatever it is that Game of Thrones co-creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff are working on, what's next for the Disney+ lineup? The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (Photo by[...]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Gives 'Avengers: Endgame' A High Score
We could easily make the joke that maybe Disney CEO Bob Iger doesn't understand sliding scales as made apparent by his allotted score for the 22nd Marvel Studios superhero film Avengers: Endgame. The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) Iger took to Twitter Tuesday morning to offer his thoughts on[...]
Disney Pledges $5 Million for Notre Dame Rebuilding Efforts
Donations to aid in the efforts to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris are flooding in from across the globe following a fire which tore through the historic site earlier this week, with The Walt Disney Company the most recent large corporate entity to offer their support. A pledge of $5 million dollars from the House[...]
'Star Wars': Bob Iger Says "Hiatus", Kathleen Kennedy Says "10 More Years"
Before you Star Wars fans start to panic about all the other sites running a story where Disney CEO Bob Iger commented on the cosmic conflict franchise going on hiatus after The Rise of Skywalker, maybe reading the full quote would be a good idea. The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images[...]
loki
All kinds of fun news coming out of today's Disney quarterly earnings call thanks to Bob Iger, who just confirmed a bit of casting news for the future of the MCU tv series on Disney+, the House of Mouses' upcoming streaming service. It was rumored earlier this year that a tv series about Loki was in[...]
'Rogue One' Prequel Starring Diego Luna Coming to Disney+ Bob Iger Says
Today during the Disney quarterly earnings call, Bob Iger revealed a TON of planned films and series for the streaming service, now called Disney+. The one that surprised us the most (and also excited us the most) is the reveal of a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel SERIES starring Diego Luna as his R1 character, Cassian Andor[...]
Kevin Feige says Deadpool "Probably" Survived Thanos Snap
… We have ideas just from going back 18 years, but nothing specific." Did Deadpool survive "Infinity War"? Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige weighs in https://t.co/e1uhd6kWaS #Britannias pic.twitter.com/RBV1MjNVZp — Variety (@Variety) October 27, 2018 This of course brings up the possibilities of what will happen to those FOX-owned Marvel franchises if/when that merger happens. Bob Iger did confirm that[...]
trump Rupert Murdoch
When Disney announced the purchase of most of the assets of 20th Century Fox last December, most people were focused on what it meant for movie franchises like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, but Bleeding Cool was and remains always clever and click-hungry enough to ask the question… Original photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com For besides[...]
Fox Searchlight
Sure, there are several other issues (monopoly, anyone?) that can and will stem from such a large business deal, but Searchlight was the big one for the film division. The Fox Searchlight studio prides itself on finding special films with special storytelling, and obviously that pride was well rewarded at the Oscars this year. The Shape of[...]
Ryan Murphy
I am awash in genuine appreciation for Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings and Cindy Holland at Netflix for believing in me and the future of my company which will continue to champion women, minorities and LGBTQ heroes and heroines, and I am honored and grateful to continue my partnership with my friends and peers at Fox[...]
Bob Iger Confirms "A Few" Star Wars TV Shows For Disney Streaming Service
Hot on the heels of the other big Star Wars news today, we get additional information about even MORE Star Wars stuff in the works. On an earnings call today, Bob Iger said: "We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app[...]
trump Rupert Murdoch
Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger severed an already strained relationship with the President when he quit the President's advisory council in protest of Trump backing out of the Paris climate accords Iger had previously held out longer than some other business leaders Iger has also been long rumored to be considering a run[...]
Disney Officially Makes $52.4 Billion Deal to Acquire Fox
Disney will also now own FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox's interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group. "The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences[...]