Broadway's Reneé Rapp makes TV debut
Reneé Rapp, former star in Broadway’s “Mean Girls” as Regina George, makes her TV debut in Mindy Kaling's new series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” on HBO Max. Rapp gets emotional when she thinks about how Tina Fey and Kaling have each given her big opportunities with little to no professional experience. (Dec. 2)news.yahoo.com
Meg Oliver pens personal essay on challenges of remote learning during pandemic
CBS News’ Meg Oliver pens a personal essay on the challenges her own family faced during the pandemic and online schooling. She discusses the isolation and heavy toll on her kids from being out of school and away from friends. As students enter this new school year, she shares renewed hope and optimism that comes with finding a piece of normalcy.news.yahoo.com
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear
This image provided by Marvel Studios shows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision." (Marvel Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES – When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. Feige wouldn’t say whether “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, has a future after its March 5 season finale. Asked if Marvel Studios might be able to regain them, Feige said he believes it could happen, but added that “rumors online about things reverting” to Marvel aren't always true.
What that 'WandaVision' cameo means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff in "WandaVision" on Disney+. DisneyKevin Feige warned us that the Marvel series on Disney+ would have implications for the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Standing on the front door is Pietro Maximoff, just not that Pietro Maximoff. Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff in "WandaVision" on Disney+ with special guest Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff. For those unfamiliar, the Marvel multiverse is just a fancy way of saying a collection of alternate universes.cnbc.com
Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman
In this combination photo, Alan Bergman, left, and Alan F. Horn, attend the premiere of "The Mandalorian" in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, 2019. The Walt Disney Company announced Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 that Bergman has been named Chairman, Disney Studios Content, effective January 1, and Horn will continue to serve as the divisions Chief Creative Officer. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, file)Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. “The Walt Disney Studios’ achievements under the leadership of Alan Horn and Alan Bergman have been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Co. CEO, in a statement. Bergman has worked at Disney for 24 years and served as president of Walt Disney Studios from 2005 to 2019, helping to integrate Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Twenty-First Century Fox into the Disney stable of brands.
Disney unveils new content featuring Marvel and Star Wars series
Streaming plans at Walt Disney shifted into hyper speed as the studio unveiled a galaxy's worth of new streaming offerings including plans for 10 "Star Wars" series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney+. Over the next few years, Disney plans to premiere directly on Disney+ not just an armada of "Star Wars" and Marvel series but live-action movies and shows along with Pixar animated content. Among the "Star Wars" series are two spinoffs of "The Mandalorian." Other "Star Wars" stars are returning, including Hayden Christensen who will reprise his role as Death Vader in "Obi-Wan Kenobi." Kevin Feige, who leads Disney's Marvel content, said a pair of new Marvel series will tie directly to future films.cbsnews.com
New writer/director duo tapped to develop 'Star Wars' film or TV project
are developing a "Star Wars" project for Lucasfilm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dillard directed the 2016 horror film "Sleight," and followed that up in 2019 with "Sweetheart." He recently directed an episode of the upcoming Amazon series "Utopia," and is in pre-production on the Korean war film "Devotion." Related: Baby Yoda 'Star Wars' toys launch unstoppable campaign of cutenessOwens served as a writer and story editor on Marvel Television's "The Defenders," "Luke Cage," and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." THR does say specifically that although Owens has a connection to Marvel, this project is unrelated to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige's "Star Wars" film, as well as "The Last Jedi" writer/director Rian Johnson's promised trilogy.space.com
'Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reportedly no longer working on 'Star Wars' trilogy
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss attend the "Game Of Thrones" season 8 premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. "We love Star Wars," Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement to Deadline. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything." It was also recently announced that Marvel's Kevin Feige would also be throwing his hat into the Star Wars ring. "We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars."cnbc.com
Kevin Feige named chief creative officer at Marvel
The man behind Disney's expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe now has creative control of Marvel's storytelling beyond the big screen. On Tuesday, Variety reported that Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, was named chief creative officer of Marvel. Both Marvel Television and Marvel Family Entertainment will now be part of Marvel Studios. Feige will continue to report to Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studio's co-chairman and chief creative officer, as well as Alan Bergman, its co-chairman. The announcement comes just weeks after Variety reported that there were murmurings Marvel Television under Jeph Loeb was being phased out of live-action television projects.cnbc.com
Spider-Man will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland as Spider-Man. After months of tension, the two studios announced Spider-Man will return to theaters in 2021. Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios jointly announced Friday a partnership to release a third film in the "Spider-Man Homecoming" franchise under Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Tom Holland will return to the iconic role in the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 16, 2021. A deal between Marvel and Sony brought Tom Holland into the "Avengers" franchise, but the deal expired after "Spider-Man: Far From Home" Sony's highest-grossing movie of all time.cbsnews.com
'Spider-Man' swings on as Marvel, Sony mend split
On Friday, the parties announced that Marvel would again have a hand in producing the next sequel, and that Spider-Man would appear in another upcoming Marvel feature. In a statement, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said he is "thrilled that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue." The result benefited both sides, with Sony releasing the hits "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home," and the character appearing in several Marvel movies, including the "Avengers" saga. In August, however, the relationship broke down, with the announcement that Feige would no longer oversee the production of the Spider-Man movies. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" has grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the third most lucrative movie released in 2019, behind "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King."
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige to develop Star Wars film for Disney
Kevin Feige is developing a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Kevin Feige, the president of Disney's Marvel Studios, is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history. Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history. Disney will conclude the Skywalker saga this December with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." "And knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together."
Marvel's Kevin Feige to develop 'Star Wars' movie
The man behind Disney's expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a chance to develop his own Star Wars film. On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter said Kevin Feige, who is a massive Star Wars fan, will be lending his producing talents to a project set in a galaxy far, far away. Additionally, Disney is ramping up its Star Wars offerings on Disney+. Executive producer Jon Favreau ("Iron Man") partnered with Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: Clone Wars") on a live-action Star Wars space Western called "The Mandalorian." The Star Wars franchise would be in good hands with Feige.cnbc.com
'Black Panther' sequel release date announced
Eight movies were nominated for best picture on Tuesday, but there are two that couldn't be more different -- "Black Panther," the Marvel blockbuster; and "Roma," Alfonso Cuarn's black-and-white Netflix film -- might be the most significantANAHEIM, California (CNN) - "Black Panther" fans can finally mark their calendars for the highly-anticipated sequel. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, along with film director Ryan Coogler, to announce that the second movie of the "Black Panther" saga will debut in theaters on May 6, 2022. The Disney-Marvel movie won three Oscars for original score and production as well as costume design. After hitting theaters in February 2018, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $700 million, according to Box Office Mojo. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Kevin Feige reveals thinking behind Marvel's Phase Four
We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don't expect." "We wanted to do our big ensemble like we did in Phase Two with 'Guardians,' and that's what 'Eternals is," said Feige. 3" and sequels to "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel." Diversity has clearly reverberated deeply with audiences embracing superheroes that look and feel like they do, with Captain Marvel and Black Panther as cases in point. "We love the story -- it's one of the best comic runs recently," said Feige.
Simu Liu, Marvel's latest leading man, will soon be a 'household name'
Simu Liu of Marvel Studios' 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)(CNN) - Say hello to Simu Liu. "He'll be a household name soon enough," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told CNN after an announcement-packed panel. "All I've ever wanted to do when I was growing was make [my parents] proud," Liu said on stage at Comic-Con. "Our films play around the world and we want the films to reflect that world," he said.
'The Lion King' rules and 'Endgame' scores all-time record
"We really did know we had something special with ("The Lion King") given its popularity with fans of all ages." Industry experts had pegged "The Lion King" for a $150 million opening, which turned out to be far too modest a projection. And, having opened in China a week early, "The Lion King" has amassed over $531 million in just 10 days. And then there is "Avengers: Endgame," which didn't make the top 10, but that hardly matters. "The Lion King," $185 million ($269.4 million international).chicagotribune.com
'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever
The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. "Avatar" held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion. The title comes with a few caveats, however, including the fact that "Avatar's" grosses are not adjusted for inflation. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave a shout-out to "Avatar" director James Cameron Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con for holding the record for so long.chicagotribune.com
'Avengers: Endgame' to be the highest-grossing film of all time
"Avengers: Endgame" is poised to outpace "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time in a matter of days, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios announced Saturday to a crowd of thousands in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. As of Friday, "Endgame" had reached $2.7892 billion, just $500,000 behind "Avatar's" record of $2.7897 billion. "A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted 'Avengers: Endgame' to these historic heights," Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement Saturday. In its opening weekend, the film hauled in more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, becoming the first film to ever cross the billion-dollar mark in its opening weekend. In its opening day in North America, "Endgame" took in $156.7 million, including $60 million from Thursday night previews.cnbc.com