This past week at the D23 Disney Exposition Event, a ton of news regarding the future of Disney franchises was unveiled including the announcement that a Big Hero 6 world will be featured in Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts III.
With the inclusion of Tangled and Big Hero 6 in Sora’s latest adventure, the speculation of which other Disney franchises could join in on the fun is running wild. Let’s take a look at some of the Disney films that would fit well in the universe of Kingdom Hearts.
We won’t be including acquired franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Studio Ghibli or the Muppets neither will we be including Pixar films or else the list would be never ending! Rather let’s focus on Disney films which have a big fanbase or a fitting aesthetic that have unfortunately been omitted in previous installments of Kingdom Hearts. »
- Ryan Espinoza
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
Tim Burton will have the honour of turning on this year's Blackpool Illuminations.
The Hollywood movie director, who has been a long-time fan of the seaside town, will turn on the light display after a concert next month, reports BBC News.
The event on September 4 will see performances from acts including Only The Young, Lawson, Jedward and Professor Green. The Vamps are headlining proceedings.
Councillor Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool's council, said: "Having one of the most famous film directors in the world turn on the Blackpool Illuminations is a major coup and shows the high regard the town is held in the hearts of our famous visitors.
"We know he is a huge fan of Blackpool and we are delighted that he has agreed to switch the Illuminations on for us on the biggest night of Blackpool's year.
"This is gearing up to be one of the best »
Like Tim Burton’s Superman Lives or James Cameron’s Spider-Man, we will never see the true version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. Among the many public problems the film has had in the last couple of weeks (see here, here, here, here, here and here), it was revealed by screenwriter Jeremy Slater that not much of his script was left in the final version. That version we eventually saw was re-written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) at the behest of Fox who worried Slater’s script was too expensive. Well, the chaps over at Birth.Movies.Death got a hold of Slater’s original script – which had Galactus, Mole Man, Herbie the Robot, Fantasticar and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator.
Here’s the breakdown:
As in the final film Reed goes to the Baxter Building as part of a science scholarship; there he meets Sue and Victor Von Doom. »
- Luke Owen
As we approach the two month anniversary of the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has offered up more details on the title’s upcoming Dlc. The unveiling coincides with the launch of two new sets of content for the critically acclaimed sequel.
Based around Tim Burton’s classic film, the 1989 Batmobile Pack gives gamers the complete Michael Keaton Batman experience. The Dark Knight’s costume has been outfitted to look like Keaton’s classic look, while the Batmobile is the iconic black ride from the film. In addition to the two costumes, the pack also comes with two new challenge tracks based around Batman Returns.
Launching alongside the 1989 Batmobile Pack is the Bat-Family Skin Pack. A purely cosmetic purchase, the set comes with six new costumes for the Bat Clan. These include the Original Arkham Knightwing costume, the Black and Grey Batman costume and four other fan favorites. »
- Eric Hall
Last week, an extremely cautious Winona Ryder confirmed on Late Night With Seth Myers that a sequel to Tim Burton's beloved 1988 haunted house comedy Beetlejuice was finally in the works. Ryder will be reprising her role as Lydia Deetz, with Burton back behind the megaphone and Michael Keaton, fresh from a career-resurrecting turn in Birdman (2014), again starring as 'the ghost with the most'.
Ryder's announcement was met with the inevitable woops and cheers from Myers' studio audience, but fans of Burton's breakthrough feature will be seeking reassurances that the forthcoming follow-up will remain true to the spirit of its predecessor.
For those who've never seen it, Beetlejuice tells the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a happily married couple living »
Ditched at the 11th hour, George Miller’s Justice League Mortal feature film held great promise. Marvel’s dominant multiplex presence governs the current comic book movie climate, yet we were so close to another studio leading the charge. Warner Bros. shut down Miller’s movie due to a complex web of reasons, and is in all likelihood kicking itself after the veteran director’s critical smash Mad Max: Fury Road. Nevertheless, director Ryan Unicomb intends to shed light on exactly what went down in his tell-all documentary Miller’s Justice League Mortal.
Announced in May 2015, the filmmaker intends to produce “an unbiased account of the project’s development, pre-production and cancellation, as well as the impact on the Australian film industry.” Much like Jon Schnepp’s account of Tim Burton’s Superman Lives, Unicomb plans to unveil what happened through exclusive interviews, never-before-seen artwork and possibly a batch of test footage. »
- Gem Seddon
Tim Burton fans rejoiced last week with news that a “Beetlejuice 2” is in the works nearly 27 years after the original film. Lovers of the 1988 flick are (dare we say) dying for more of Michael Keaton’s stripe-suited spirit, but we have to ask: What is taking the second film so long? Sometimes, in film franchises as in life, the good stuff is worth the wait. Here are 10 more movie sequels that took a decade (or longer) to arrive. “The Godfather: Part III”The third part of one of the most beloved trilogies of all time, “Part III” was released more than 15 years after its 1972 and 1974 predecessors. It picks up the story of Al Pacino’s (now aging) mafioso Michael Corleone, but received mix reviews in comparison to the first two “Godfather” films. Still, Francis Ford Coppola’s belated third installment earned seven Oscar nominations, and remains part of the classic film canon. »
Dark Knight's monstrous Tumbler will soon be driveable in Batman: Arkham Knight.
A video for the recently announced '1989' Dlc pack ends with a brief shot of Batman's formidable vehicle from the Dark Knight trilogy.
There's little information beyond the initial teaser, so Tumbler launch date and functionality remain a mystery.
We do know that the '1989' Dlc pack - which features the vintage Tim Burton Batmobile - is coming to Arkham Knight season pass holders on consoles later this week.
The 1989 Batmobile is longer and thinner than its tank-like counterpart in the game, with lighter handling so corners can be taken with greater ease.
There is no word on what downloadable content is coming to the ill-fated PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which has required extensive patching to stamp out the technical issues that marred its launch.
Our Batman Arkham Knight review: The game Gotham »
To coincide with its release today, Rocksteady has debuted a trailer for the 1989 Movie Batmobile Dlc pack, which brings the iconic car and Batsuit from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie to Batman: Arkham Knight…
1989 Movie Batmobile Pack: Battle through the streets of Gotham City with this pack that includes the Batman skin and Batmobile from the 1989 Batman film, as well as two tracks inspired by the film’s sequel.
- Gary Collinson
Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters on September 21, 2018.
The announcement was made jointly today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film reunites Oscar-nominated producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”), who previously produced the Studio’s hugely successful live-action features “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.”
- Michelle McCue
Alice Through The Looking Glass Poster Arrives. The Disney adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues, after the Tim Burton iteration a few years ago, we are getting a subsequent film. This time, director James Bobin is at the helm, and Johnny Depp will be back as the Mad Hatter, and Mia Wasikowska as the titular Alice. As I haven’t seen the […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
I’m not so sure about Alice Through the Looking Glass but The Jungle Book, at least in that poster, looks absolutely beautiful. It really does look like the classic animation brought to life. Get a better look at both below. Alice Through the Looking Glass is a direct sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in […]
Warner Bros. is gassing up the Mystery Machine, as the studio announced it will release an animated Scooby Doo movie on Sept. 21, 2018. Based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise, the new Scooby-Doo feature will be a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation under the Warner Animation Group banner. The film reunites Oscar-nominated producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”), who previously produced WB’s successful live-action features “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” Joining them is BAFTA-winning producer Allison Abbate, who produced the Oscar-nominated features “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” and “Frankenweenie.” Also Read: Mike Tyson Channels Scooby-Doo in Adult Swim's. »
- Jeff Sneider
In truth, in spite of the fact that it grossed over $1bn at the box office worldwide, we don't know very many people who liked Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland movie that much. It starred Mia Wasikowska in the title role, although the Mad Hatter had a beefed up part too, courtesy of the casting of Johnny Depp.
Tim Burton isn't back for the follow-up, Alice Through The Looking Glass, however. Instead, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted helmer James Bobin has stepped into his shoes. A first trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass was shown over the weekend at Disney's D23 event too, although it's not been released online yet. What we do have, though, are the first two teaser posters from the movie.
Which are here...
Alice Through The Looking Glass is scheduled »
It.s been more than five years since Tim Burton.s Alice in Wonderland took the global box office by storm, ultimately ranking as one of the few movies to make more than a billion dollars worldwide. It was inevitable that a sequel would be made, which is why Alice Through The Looking Glass is coming out next year, but only now do we know what the film is going to actually be about. Yesterday, Disney hosted its huge live-action presentation as part of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, and it was during Alice Through The Looking Glass. part of the show that the plot of the movie was revealed. We heard touches of the story as the project was making its way through development, but now it.s been made clear exactly what.s going on. The sequel will find Alice (Mia Wasikowska) return to the world of »
The newest incarnation of the amazing Spider-Man will make his cinematic debut on May 6th of next year in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. Many people are optimistic about an McU version of Spidey while others are leery of yet another reboot so soon after the previous two versions. Cinelinx looks at what we know so far about the newest wall crawler in town, regarding what seems promising and what looks troubling.
Ever since the Avengers hit the screen a few years back, people have been wanting to see Spider-Man join the McU and interact with Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and the other Marvel heroes currently owned by Marvel Studios and Disney. Wish granted, because the web-spinning hero will make his McU debut next year as part of the all-star, multi-hero epic Captain America: Civil War, and then will star in his first Marvel Studios solo »
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While the D23 Expo has several panels and events throughout the weekend, the one event most fans were looking forward to was the Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios panel. The studio's highly-anticipated Alice Through the Looking Glass was a part of this massive two-hour panel, along with The Finest Hours, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Marvel's Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and LucasFilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today we have a video featuring highlights from the panel presentation itself, along with a video interview with star Mia Wasikowska, who reprises her title role from 2010's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland.
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
Following the official announcement of the cast, which includes newcomer Oakes Fegley along with Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Karl Urban, we haven't seen or heard much from the Disney remake, Pete's Dragon. That all changed at D23, where the official logo was officially unveiled. And plenty more was announced at the event as well.
Bryce Dallas Howard took the stage to talk about her starring role in Pete's Dragon. The film is a reimagining of Disney's cherished family film from 1977. The heartwarming adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon, "Pete's Dragon" is directed by David Lowery, produced by Jim Whitaker, and executive-produced by Barrie Osborne. It opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, »
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