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Comic-Con Preview: 4 Big Trends to Watch Out For

19 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicks off July 19, with thousands of eager fans descending on the San Diego Convention Center for five straight days of panels, collectibles, costumes and major pop culture reveals. As the festivities begin, Variety offers a primer on what to watch for at this year’s convention.

Cosplay All Day

One of the most celebrated aspects of Comic-Con is the attention to detail fans put into costumes of their favorite pop culture figures. Cosplayers, as they are known, circulate throughout the convention taking pictures with eager onlookers.

“I think we’re definitely going to see a lot of Wonder Woman cosplay this year, but what I think will surprise people is I think we’re going to see a lot of Steve Trevor costumes as well,” says Andy Behbakht, podcaster and entertainment journalist for fanboy site Heroic Hollywood, who also predicts plenty of Logans in bloody bodysuits and scruffy beards. With »

- Joe Otterson

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Comic-Con Preview: 4 Big Trends to Watch Out For

19 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicks off July 19, with thousands of eager fans descending on the San Diego Convention Center for five straight days of panels, collectibles, costumes and major pop culture reveals. As the festivities begin, Variety offers a primer on what to watch for at this year’s convention.

Cosplay All Day

One of the most celebrated aspects of Comic-Con is the attention to detail fans put into costumes of their favorite pop culture figures. Cosplayers, as they are known, circulate throughout the convention taking pictures with eager onlookers.

“I think we’re definitely going to see a lot of Wonder Woman cosplay this year, but what I think will surprise people is I think we’re going to see a lot of Steve Trevor costumes as well,” says Andy Behbakht, podcaster and entertainment journalist for fanboy site Heroic Hollywood, who also predicts plenty of Logans in bloody bodysuits and scruffy beards. With »

- Joe Otterson

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Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!

17 July 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Tanner Zipchen7/17/2017 12:08:00 Pm

Another D23, a massive Disney fan event, is now behind us. Over the weekend, the Anaheim convention centre was transformed into the ultimate Disney fan HQ with autograph signings by stars, fan photo ops, and all kinds of exclusive merch. It also turns into the hub of entertainment news, with 3 days of big, star-filled panels. While that was happening, I was busy covering the red carpet behind the stage, talking with all the filmmakers and stars, while a crowd of thousands of fans erupted at the big announcements being made on the other side of the wall. I did run into a few Canadian fans on the convention floor over the weekend, but in case you weren’t there, »

- Tanner Zipchen

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We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns (Including the Teaser!)

16 July 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

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Disney, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm present at D23

15 July 2017 9:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi here.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson showed behind-the-scenes footage from his upcoming December tentpole and brought some of his stars on to the stage at D23 in Anaheim, California, on Saturday.

Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro joined the director and Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.

Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman are producing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The film is set to open in Us on December 15.

Horn brought Kevin Feige to the stage for a sequence on Marvel StudiosAvengers: Infinity War, which opens on 4, 2018, and is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

The release will mark Marvel Studios’ tenth anniversary and Feige unveiled the official 10th anniversary logo before ushering on to the stage Robert Downey Jr., [link »

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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

15 July 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.

On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.

However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ And ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Thrill With Impressive New Footage

15 July 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Anaheim — The big headlines out of Walt Disney Studios film presentation at D23 today were surrounding the behind-the-scenes footage from Rain Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” and the jaw-dropping preview of the Russo Brothers’ “Avengers: Infinity War.” What can’t be overlooked, however, were the equally enlightening sneaks of Jon Favreau‘s live action “The Lion King” and Rob Marshall’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”

The latter was the one film everyone expected would have a presence at the event.

Continue reading Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ And ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Thrill With Impressive New Footage at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Emily Blunt Shares Teaser Trailer, Motion Poster Of The Practically Perfect Nanny — D23

15 July 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Emily Blunt took the stage for the presentation of Mary Poppins Returns at D23 with director/producer Rob Marshall today, sharing a new motion poster for the much anticipated sequel to the 1964 Mary Poppins. Watch it below. The clip showcases a fresh sensibility while celebrating the spirit of the original. A teaser trailer was also unveiled, though it hasn’t been publicly released yet. "I needed to try to pay homage to Julie Andrews but carve out a new space for myself… »

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Emily Blunt Describes Her Mary Poppins As More 'Acerbic' At D23 Expo

15 July 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Mary Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt and director Rob Marshall took to the D23 Expo stage in Anaheim to talk about the Disney film for the first time. Blunt describes her character as more "acerbic" and closer to the book version of Mary Poppins. She recognizes she can never outdo or compete with Julie Andrews portrayal so she wants to make it her own.  Disney also presented exclusive footage from the sequel accompanied by a live orchestra. The studio also released a motion poster. See it belwo.

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D23 Expo Roundup: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Video, Mary Poppins Motion Poster, Plus Dumbo Info!

15 July 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

D23 is always a fountain of information, and this year’s was no different. In addition to all the great animation stuff, Disney, of course, pulled out the big guns with Star Wars, Mary Poppins Returns, and the new live-action Dumbo.

Star Wars

At today’s D23 Expo, Disney showed behind-the-scenes footage for the latest entry in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. On the heels of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a lot of anticipation. Of course, the big question is whether or not the new film will live up to the previous entry, but everything we’ve seen so far seems to indicate another great film.

However, given the constant comparisons this movie will have to The Empire Strikes Back, it’s certainly a film that will have quite the shadow from which to emerge. 

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- Joseph Medina

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Disney Announces 'Aladdin' Casting, Previews Live-Action 'Lion King,' 'Dumbo,' 'A Wrinkle in Time' and More at D23

15 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Walt Disney Studios used a portion of their live action panel during their fan expo, D23, to set the record straight on some recent rumors. "Some of which are true and some of which are not," president Sean Bailey explained.

What's not true? Rumors that the studio is having troubles casting the live-action Aladdin. Mena Massoud will play the titular prince of thieves, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) is playing Jasmine and Will Smith indeed has been cast as the Genie. This new iteration will pull from the animated classic, as well as folk tales of The One Thousand and One Nights.

Related: Disney & Pixar Animation Reveal New Details on 'Frozen 2,' 'The Incredibles 2,' 'Toy Story 4' and More During D23!

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Disney is also in pre-production on Mulan, while Dwayne Johnson will front a Jungle Cruise movie. Meanwhile, Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo recently began production in London, with a cast »

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Teaser: Watch Emily Blunt in Action

15 July 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The most action-packed teaser for “Mary Poppins Returns” is here, and it’s certainly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Director Rob Marshall and Emily Blunt took the D23 stage together to present the sequel on Saturday.

Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews embodied in the 1964 original. The long-awaited sequel reunites Poppins with Jane and Michael Banks, who are now adults. Following a family tragedy, Michael’s three children – Annabel, Georgie, and John — are left joyless and in need of a spoonful of sugar.

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The latest version also boasts a supporting cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a street lamplighter who could well be an updated version of Dick van Dyke’s “chim chimney” sweep from the 1964 original film, Meryl Streep as Poppins’ cousin Topsy, who wasn’t in the earlier film, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, and Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins. Angela Lansbury »

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Motion Poster: Emily Blunt is Going to Take You on an Adventure…in a Year and a Half

15 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Emily Blunt – she’s the new Mary Poppins, ya’ll. If anyone could capture that character’s sense of joy and kindness, it’s Blunt. Director Rob Marshall and Disney hired a remarkable actress to play a remarkable character. During D23, footage was screened for an audience of Disney fanatics and the crowd liked what they saw of the film, […]

The post ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Motion Poster: Emily Blunt is Going to Take You on an Adventure…in a Year and a Half appeared first on /Film. »

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ First Footage: Kite-Flying Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt and Umbrella (Video)

15 July 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Emily Blunt, the woman chosen to carry Julie Andrews’ umbrella in “Mary Poppins Returns,” joined director Rob Marshall at the D23 Expo to present a roaring crowd with a sneak peek of the upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 musical. Marshall and Blunt presented a montage of never-before-seen footage from the film, with music provided by a live orchestra. Instead of full musical numbers, the scenes included Lin-Manuel Miranda flying a kite with two children on a cloudy day as Blunt’s Poppins descends from the sky on her umbrella. Other shots included some tap-dancing and Poppins making objects float in the. »

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'Mary Poppins Returns': Emily Blunt Brings Charming First Footage to D23

15 July 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fans at D23 got a magical first look at Mary Poppins Returns.

The film takes place 25 years after the 1964 original. The children of Michael and Jane Banks are now adults, and have just experienced a personal loss. Poppins (Emily Blunt) and her lamplighter pal Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) must step in to help.

Director Rob Marshall and Blunt came out to show off the first teaser for the film, whch is both a sequel to the Julie Andrews classic and draws on the books of P.L. Travers' as well. The Disney Orchestra was onhand to play music from the film, »

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Movie News: See Henry Cavill in 'Mission: Impossible 6'; Watch New 'Cars 3' Trailer

12 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

    ... A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:47am Pdt   Mission: Impossible 6: Henry Cavill appears in a new photo shared by director Christopher McQuarrie from the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise. Precious few details have been released so far, though we've heard that Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames are all returning to the series. Look for it in theaters on July 27, 2018. [Instagram via Collider]    Mary Poppins Returns: Julie Andrews won an Academy Award for her performance in Mary Poppins, but will not be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Director Rob Marshall...

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Mary Poppins Returns director reveals why Julie Andrews isn’t making a cameo appearance

10 June 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although it was reported back in August of last year that Julie Andrews was in talks to join Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel, the Oscar-winning actress opted against a cameo in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns, with director Rob Marshall revealing to EW that Andrews was concerned that by making an appearance she could take the spotlight away from her successor Emily Blunt.

“[Julie] had known it was in the works, then we said, ‘We’re doing it,’ and she said, ‘Oh, thank God,’” said Marshall. “Then we said, ‘And we’re thinking of Emily Blunt,’ and she just threw her hands up in the air and said yes. I think a lot of people feel that way about Emily’s work. Julie will always be, for me and for everybody, the most astonishing performance as Mary Poppins, winning the Oscar and bursting onto the scene so brilliantly. But Emily is the »

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Mary Poppins Returns’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals His Character’s Link To The Original

9 June 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Due to Disney’s current mood for embracing the past, the House of Mouse will soon give us a (very) belated sequel to the 1964 beloved classic Mary Poppins. Titled Mary Poppins Returns, it’ll feature Emily Blunt taking over from Julie Andrews as the practically perfect magical nanny. In place of her cockney chimney sweep pal Bert (Dick Van Dyke) is Jack, a street lamp-lighter played by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, Miranda revealed that Jack isn’t just inspired by the character of Bert, but has a connection to him within the storyline of the film. That’s because Jack was an apprentice chimney sweep to Bert when he was a boy. Miranda went on to explain that he’ll also share Bert’s love of »

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Julie Andrews Won't Return in Mary Poppins 2

9 June 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly revealed new photos from the highly-anticipated Mary Poppins sequel entitled Mary Poppins Returns. That report also confirmed a rumor that original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo appearance, but not as his original character Bert. However, that report didn't mention anything about the original Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews, returning to put in an appearance. But director Rob Marshall has now confirmed that Julie Andrews won't appear in Mary Poppins 2, although she does fully support the project.

Director Rob Marshall was best known for his work as a director and choreographer on Broadway before making his feature directorial debut with the Best Picture-winning musical Chicago. In 1995, he had actually choreographed Julie Andrews in the Broadway play Victor/Victoria, and had remained close friends with the actress ever since. Entertainment Weekly reports that the director and producer John DeLuca approached Julie Andrews »

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The Cast Of Mary Poppins Returns Explain The Premise Of The Sequel

9 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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How do you make a sequel to a beloved film musical that’s over 50 years old, and have it appeal to both fans of the original, and new audiences? By infusing it with the spirit of the source material, and tying it closely to the plot, of course. That seems to be the idea for Mary Poppins Returns, anyway, as the principle cast members have now confirmed.

Stars Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw have been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about their characters and the scenarios that they find themselves in. Specifically, it seems that Whishaw’s Michael is integral to the action of the story, as he tries to function after unexpectedly becoming a widower.

“He’s struggling to cope with looking after three children on his own, so he’s trying to »

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