A Simple Explanation of Everything Disney Just Announced!

WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES

On December 10th, Disney had their Investor Day event where they revealed some HUGE things to get everyone excited for what is to come. It’s super easy to get overwhelmed with everything that is being thrown around online, so here is a very simple (but long) list of everything Disney announced!

This list is broken up into two parts. Marvel Announcements and Disney Announcements.

marvel announcements:

wanda vision trailer

The new trailer that they released looks super dope, and has me personally very excited for this show. This is the first of many things that Disney talked about, that shows how much money and effort is being put into their new shows. This show looks like it has a Marvel Movie budget, and it has been confirmed that this show will directly connect with the events in Doctor Strange 2.

Disney and Marvel are focusing on making their MCU shows very important in the main film continuity. This is a smart move on Disney’s part, since their Disney+ streaming service has been lackluster so far.

DOCTOR STRANGE 2: MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

The hype has been unreal for the new Spider-Man 3 movie, with the idea of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning. However, that is a Sony property and was not touched on by Disney at this event.

What WAS touched on was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This movie will continue where Spider-Man 3 leaves off, and I imagine this film is going to dive deeper into the multiple Spider-Men and other comic book universes.

The film is being directed by Sam Raimi (Director of the original Spider-Man trilogy) and is said to have tons of awesome cameos from all sorts of Marvel characters. It was also revealed that Rachel McAdams will be returning for this film. McAdams played Christine Palmer, Strange’s love interest in the first film.

THe falcon and winter soldier trailer

A super dope trailer that shows us what to expect from this show. Nothing crazy to really look into, just be ready for a fun action packed show!

loki trailer

This show is going to be so awesome. If you aren’t super up to date on all of your MCU movies, this is going to be one that you might want to watch Avengers Endgame before. Just to understand how Loki ends up here.

The trailer gives us a look at what we can expect from the show. Loki is going to be working for Marvel’s resident time police, and I can’t wait to see all of the shenanigans that can come from the god of mischief traveling all through time.

We even see Loki as the infamous D.B Cooper, who if you have no idea who that is. Click here.

“what if…?” series

We get a first look at the new animated “What If…?” series. This will be taking an animated look at what if the MCU that we know was different. For example what if T’challa became Star Lord instead of Black Panther?

Looks like a ton of fun, and just another awesome addition to Disney+ in the near future!

ms. marvel

Not only did we get to see a first look of the new Ms. Marvel show coming to Disney+ but we also found out that Ms. Marvel will be showing up in Captain Marvel 2. This is big news, because this is our first big example of the MCU shows directly interacting with the MCU films.

So if you plan on seeing Captain Marvel 2 in theatres, you will need to pay for that Disney+ subscription and watch all of Ms. Marvel!

hawkeye on disney+

Disney confirmed that their Hawkeye series on Disney+ will be live on the streaming service next fall. Set photos have been all over the internet lately so this came as no surprise.

People are really looking forward to seeing the actress Hailee Steinfeld play the character Kate Bishop in the new show. Set photos have been going viral of the actress suited up.

she-hulk news

She Hulk is going to be having a lot of MCU film vets in the show. As they confirmed that Mark Ruffalo will be reprising his role as the Hulk. As well as letting us know that the character Abomination from the Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton will be showing up as well!

Not many people were a fan of the Norton leading Hulk film, but everyone is super excited to see Abomination return to the MCU! They also told us what to expect from the show, saying that it will be a lot of “court room drama.” They then teased Marvel’s favorite lawyer Matt Murdock aka Daredevil making an appearance.

secret invasion

Secret Invasion is a popular comic book crossover event in Marvel comics. This show will be centered around Nick Fury and will be about the hunting down of the shape shifting villains The Skrulls.

In the comics, The Skrulls have replaced several Marvel heroes and we have to figure out who to trust. It should be a really fun show, and I am curious on who we may see make an appearance. Iron Man is a big deal in the comic version, but as he is dead in the MCU we will have to find some other big hero names to come to play.

iron heart series

Iron Heart is the next step in Marvels Young Avengers plan. This show will center around the teenage, female Iron Man named Riri Williams played by Dominique Thorne.

I imagine all of these young heroes are going to come together in the near future for a huge Avengers style team up film. Hopefully these shows are tremendous and gets everyone hyped for it!

armor wars series

Don Cheadle’s War Machine character will be getting his own Disney+ show. Fans are very excited to see this, as his character kind of fell from relevancy after the second Iron Man film.

This show will center around the fact that Stark Technology has spread to the bad guys, and it’s up to good ol’ War Machine to save the day!

guardians of the galaxy holiday special

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be filming next year, and while they are filming it they are also going to film a Disney+ Holiday special to be released around Christmas.

This is going to be a lot of fun and it’s the kind of thing that hopefully we will see more of in the future!

i am groot shorts

Along with the holiday special, Guardians fans can look forward to a series of I Am Groot shorts centered around the fan favorite Baby Groot character.

thor love and thunder

Although we were well aware of this movie, Disney did reveal one giant thing to us. Christian Bale will be joining the cast as Gore the God Butcher.

In the comics, this character blames the loss of his family on the God’s. So he hunts them down and kills them. I imagine we will see a lot of Thor’s friends and family die in this movie…

black panther 2

Marvel confirmed that they will be continuing with Black Panther 2, and they will NOT be recasting Chadwick Boseman’s character. We don’t know what that means, or who will take up the mantle of the Black Panther, but we know that his legacy will be honored.

fantastic 4 movie

This is the big news from the entire event. Marvel announced that they are going to be making a Fantastic Four film directed by Jon Watts (Director of the MCU Spider-Man films.)

The Fantastic Four are called ‘Marvel’s First Family” for a reason. Considered the top of the top of Marvel heroes, and yet they have not had an impressive track record for movies.

Fox had the rights to this team of Marvel Royalty, but when Disney bought Fox; it was time for the First Family to take their spot in the MCU. Fans are over the moon excited to see the most popular Marvel characters make their mark.

ant man 3 quantumania

Ant Man will be getting a third film! From the looks of the title it appears that Paul Rudd will be going into the Quantum Relm and shenanigans will ensue!

disney announcements

alien tv show – fx

For fans of the classic Alien films, get excited!! Or disappointed! We shall see in due time!

Disney will be making an Alien show for FX and it will supposedly be set on earth… so do with that information what you will!

ice age spin off

Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild will be coming to Disney+ and will be a spin off of the popular animated films.

The spin off will focus around the funny little possums and their leader Buck Wild. This is something that is going to be a lot of fun for the kids, and for fans of the Ice Age movies.

beauty and the beast prequel series

Disney announced that they are going to be making a prequel series for their live action Beauty and the Beast film. The show will center around Gaston and Lefou who are the antagonist of the classic story.

I’m not sure how interesting this series will be… but they have the creators of the show “Once Upon A Time” working on it, so I have faith that it will be good!

diary of a wimpy kid

This is something I think is really awesome. Disney is making a CGI animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid film for Disney+. As a huge fan of the book series growing up, I was disappointed by the live action films.

I think this CGI world that looks a ton like the illustrations in the books, will be a lot better version that can stay super true to the books. I see this being a big success, and we will probably get a film for every book!

chip and dale rescue rangers

This is going to be awesome. The team behind the Lonely Island are working on a Rescue Ranger show for Disney+. Not only is this show going to be hilarious, but the cast for Chip and Dale is tremendous.

John Mulaney and Andy Samberg (SNL Veterans) are going to be voicing the iconic characters for the show. If you don’t know anything about these two, I highly recommend you watching John Mulaney’s Netflix specials, and Andy Samberg has a collection of movies, as well as being the lead in the Brooklyn 99 show.

pinocchio live action film

Disney is working on their live action Pinocchio film! Starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto and a CG Pinocchio character that looks just like the original animation version of the character.

This is going to be a really good movie, and Disney announced that you will be able to watch right at home, on Disney+.

peter pan and wendy

We didn’t get much about the new live action Peter Pan & Wendy film. But we do know that it is starring Jude Law, and it will be available on Disney+.

Disney is really doubling down on their streaming service. These films would do tremendous only in theatres, but they are trying to get their subscribers numbers way way up.

disenchanted film

A sequel to the Disney film ‘Enchanted’ is getting a sequel! Disenchanted will be having the star Amy Adams return for her role! The first film was really funny, let’s hope the sequel is just as good, if not better!

hocus pocus 2

Enchanted isn’t the only film getting a sequel. The beloved halloween classic Hocus Pocus will be getting a new movie very soon!

Fans are overjoyed about this, and I don’t blame them. This past halloween season, I was seeing a ton of people talking about the first film, and wishing there were more. Wish granted!

Lightyear

Oh man! Disney and Pixar are making a Buzz Lightyear movie. But let’s be very clear, this is not Buzz Lightyear the toy, that we saw in all of the Toy Story films. This is about Buzz Lightyear the character in which the toy was created.

I know this is a bit complicated, but this movie is going to be an action movie starring Buzz Lightyear. This is the movie that created a whole line of action figures, and one of those action figures ended in Andy’s room sparking Toy Story. So there will be no Woody guys.

Chris Evans will be voicing Buzz Lightyear in this movie, and before you get upset saying “But Tim Allen!” just remember, this is not the toy that we see in Toy Story, this the character that the toy is based on.

When I was a kid, there was a show called Buzz Lightyear and Star Command. This show was very similar, as it was showing us the adventures of Buzz Lightyear the character, not the toy.

The show was absolutely awesome, so I am very excited to see this new movie. I hope it starts it’s own animated universe where we can dive deep into the world of Buzz Lightyear!

So are you excited for everything that Disney is releasing over the next few years? I know I am! Be sure to follow us on instagram to keep up with news as it comes out, and other fun movie and show related fun!

A Simple Explanation of Johnny Depp’s Situation

written by chase bridges

Johnny Depp posted on instagram this morning that Warner Bros has asked him to resign from the new Fantastic Beasts movie. Depp was set to play Gellert Grindelwald and had even began filming this month in Australia.

This resignation comes just a few days after the ruling of his libel trial against the UK publication ‘The Sun.’ The Sun had called Depp a “wife-beater” in one of their articles, and Depp sued them for it. However, after a summer long trial the results were not in Depp’s favor. The trial was held in the UK and the judge found The Sun not guilty of libel.

Personally, I read every transcript of the court case over the summer. Sitting on the edge of my seat as I watched the truth come out in front of the entire world. It was very apparent through all of the evidence provided that not only was Johnny Depp innocent, but he was the actual victim of abuse.

From pictures of Johnny Depp’s beaten face, to audio recordings of his ex-wife Amber Heard admitting that she abused him; the entire world realized how wrong they had been about Depp. Amber Heard had falsely accused him of abuse, and everyone believed it.

I can only imagine how hard it was for Depp to be abused (both physically and mentally) over a very long time, and then have everyone turn their backs on him. He lost his role of Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, along with a lot of other work.

One bright light in the darkness however, was that Warner Bros and JK Rowling defended him through it all and kept him in their Fantastic Beasts franchise. Even though everyone persecuted all of them for keeping him in the films.

So why is he getting fired now? All that the court case ruled, was that ‘The Sun’ didn’t commit libel. It does not mean that Johnny Depp is guilty of domestic abuse, all that it means is The Sun is no longer being sued by Johnny Depp.

So why would Warner Bros ask him to resign? After defending him the entire time, why stop now? Perhaps they just want to cut ties with anyone involved in that kind of thing all together. However, Amber Heard is still set in the Warner Bros. ‘Aquaman 2’ movie. Why does she get to keep her job after all of this evidence against her?

What about Ezra Miller, who plays along side Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts films? He was filmed earlier this year choking a female fan outside of a bar. Warner Bros. didn’t ask him to resign from the films.

Johnny Depp had his finger sliced off due to Heard, had a cigarette put out on his face by Heard, along with so many other terrifying incidents. It is absolutely ridiculous for him to be treated like the bad guy when he is 100% the victim in this situation.

To listen to the recording where Heard admits to abusing him: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7947733/Amber-Heard-admits-hitting-ex-husband-Johnny-Depp-pelting-pots-pans-tape.html

To read the court transcripts from the entire libel case: https://www.nickwallis.com/depp-trial-court-transcripts

New Static Shock Movie Produced By Michael B. Jordan

WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES

Static Shock was an animated series that aired from 2000-2004 based on the superhero comic book of the same name. It originally aired on The WB but in 2009 it started airing reruns on the new channel Disney XD.

That is where I fell in love with the show. I remember being about ten years old and seeing all of the commercials for the brand new Disney XD, and the first show that I saw on the channel was Static Shock. After I watched that first episode I was absolutely obsessed with this new superhero that I had never heard of.

The show is about Virgil Hawkins, a young African American teenager who is being raised by his father (a police officer) and his older sister. Virgil is a smart kid who stays out of trouble, until one day he gets beat up by Francis Stone, a gang leader with fire like hair and way too many muscles.

In order to be protected against anymore beat downs by Francis and his gang, Virgil is forced to join a rival gang. After joining the gang, Virgil finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time and is involved in a giant gang fight at a chemical plant.

The police arrive to the gang war and accidentally cause an explosion with the chemicals. The chemicals spread across the area, infecting all of the people in the vicinity with super powers.

This event is later known as “The Big Bang” and it gave Virgil the ability to create, control, and manipulate electricity. After telling his best friend Richie about his new powers, they work together to help turn Virgil into Static Shock, a super hero who fights off other mutants effected the night of The Big Bang.

This character and show is so important, being one of the first mainstream animated series that starred an African American superhero. Giving tons of kids someone to look up to and love watching.

Michael B Jordan announcing that he is producing a Static Shock film is super exciting for fans of the comic books, animated series, and DC. Producing a mainstream super hero film starring an African American hero hasn’t been done since Marvel’s Black Panther. (2018)

After the death of Chadwick Boseman this year, the Static Shock film is something that is needed in the genre. Everyone deserves to have a hero to look up to, and Static Shock is the perfect hero to step up and do that.

A ton of people online are calling for Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas from Stranger Things) to play the role of Virgil/Static Shock in the film. Which I think would be an awesome choice. Jaden Smith has also been tied to the role in the past, and could possibly show interest in the role again.

No matter who plays the role, the idea of seeing this super fun story come to life on the big screen is something I can’t wait to see. In the comics, Static has become something of a fan favorite, even seeing him cross over with huge heroes like Batman, and the Teen Titans.

He is written as a DC version of Spider-Man, with his quick witted jokes and fun teenage shenanigans. The character has one of my favorite origin stories of any hero, and I can’t wait to see what they can do with a big budget.

Are you excited for a Static Shock movie? Do you think he will be introduced into the DCEU or have his own separate universe? Who do you want to see in the role of Static? Tell us about it!

GRACE BENNETT’S HALLOWEEN-A-THON | WATCH ALONG THIS MONTH

WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES

It’s October 1st, which means that it is officially Halloween. Right? Every year our resident horror fanatic, Grace Bennett, creates her Halloween-a-thon schedule! Every night of October is paired with a horror or halloween film to really make the most of the spookiest time of the year.

If you want to participate in the Halloween-a-thon this year, here’s what we are watching every night! If you do end up watching along, be sure to tell us about it on Twitter or Instagram!

OCTOBER 1ST – hocus pocus

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OCTOBER 2ND- escape room

OCTOBER 3RD – the creature from the black lagoon

OCTOBER 4TH – haunted mansion

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OCTOBER 5TH – scooby doo

OCTOBER 6TH – sweeney todd

OCTOBER 7TH – halloweentown

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OCTOBER 8TH – the thing

OCTOBER 9TH – clue

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OCTOBER 10TH – get out

OCTOBER 11TH – corpse bride

OCTOBER 12TH – it

OCTOBER 13TH – friday the 13th

OCTOBER 14TH – pet semetary

OCTOBER 15TH – what we do in the shadows

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OCTOBER 16TH – poltergeist

OCTOBER 17TH – the shining

OCTOBER 18TH – night of the living dead

OCTOBER 19TH – ghostbusters

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OCTOBER 20TH – ready or not

OCTOBER 21ST – beetlejuice

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OCTOBER 22ND – scream

OCTOBER 23RD – candyman

OCTOBER 24TH – the nightmare before christmas

OCTOBER 25TH – the ring

OCTOBER 26TH – house on haunted hill

OCTOBER 27TH – nightmare on elm street

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OCTOBER 28TH – silence of the lambs

OCTOBER 29TH – hereditary

OCTOBER 30TH – cabin in the woods

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OCTOBER 31ST – halloween

Have fun watching this collection of horror classics, and fun family films! We know we will be having a blast!

Vince Vaughn’s ‘Freaky’ Return To The Big Screen

written by grace bennett

I know.  You’ve all been wondering the same thing I have. Where the heck is Vince Vaughn? The actor known for comedic roles in films such as Dodgeball (2004) and Wedding Crashers (2005) has been missing from pop culture as of late.

Well, luckily, God has answered our prayers and brought our favorite tall funnyman back to screens, but not how you’d think.

Early this September, the trailer for Blumhouse’s new horror feature, FREAKY, appeared on the internet featuring Vince Vaughn as a killer that trades bodies with a high school nobody. Vaughn seems to be taking on a Jack Black Jumanji-type role, in which he is tasked with playing a high school girl trapped inside of a grown man’s body. 

After switching bodies under mysterious circumstances, Vince Vaughn’s character is tasked with making things right while her killer is waltzing around in her female body and killing her fellow students left and right. 

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From the trailer, one can see that Vince wears this character well. Even Stephen King was praising the actor stating that Vaughn “has GOT to get nominated for an Academy Award.”

The new Universal and Blumhouse film is set to hit the theaters Friday, November 13, 2020. Our expectations are high, Vince. Please do not disappoint us. We doubt that you will.

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 Are you excited for the movie? Do you have reservations? Tell us about it!