19 items from 2015
Jurassic World: A new photo from Jurassic World gives a peek -- through smoke -- at a new dinosaur that will be featured in the movie, rumbling toward theaters on June 12. The beast is identified as Indominus Rex, described as "the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World." Concept art for its paddock is presented below. We may get a closer look when the next trailer debuts on Sunday during the Super Bowl. [Screen Crush] Star Wars: We know Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in theaters on December 18, to be followed by the first spin-off movie on December 16, 2016. Now we have confirmation from Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, that the second and third installments of the new trilogy will be released in 2017 and 2019. That's...
- Peter Martin
Almost a couple years ago, back in the spring of 2013, before Star Wars: The Force Awakens even had a title and the film was still slated rumored for a summer release in 2015, Disney revealed at CinemaCon that they were planning on releasing a new Star Wars film each year, alternating between episodes in the new trilogy and standalone films in between them. Now here we are in 2015, and Star Wars: Episode VII isn't arriving until December 18th this year, followed next year by the first standalone film (which is starting to find a cast already) from director Gareth Edwards. Now we have further confirmation for future plans. Disney CEO Bob Iger just addressed shareholders recently and talked about the progress of Star Wars and their plans for the future. Get Your Geek On (via SlashFilm) has the quote from Iger: "As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… »
- Ethan Anderton
Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed the release dates for the second and third chapters of the studio’s upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy, with Get Your Geek On (via THR) quoting Iger from an annual report sent to Disney stockholders:
“As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait,” states Iger. “And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019.”
Before we get to those movies, there is »
- Gary Collinson
Here's confirmation of something that had been widely assumed, but not inked in until this stage: Disney will be releasing the continuing Episodes of the Star Wars saga on an every other year basis.
This year, of course, we get Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which stands as Episode VII in the Star Wars saga. Disney CEO Bob Iger has now confirmed in his shareholder's report that Star Wars: Episode VIII will arrive in 2017, and "we'll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019".
Note his use there of the words "this trilogy". It would hardly be the biggest leap of logic to suggest that Disney and Lucasfilm will then get cracking on the next one once this one is done.
As we get closer to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December 18, we're still waiting ever so patiently to hear more about the first Star Wars spin-off film from Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards. Details are extremely limited, but a few actresses are said to be in contention for a leading role. As the plot for this and subsequent spin-offs are unknown, however, recent comments from Disney CEO Bob Iger have caused some to speculate that they might not be what Star Wars fans are expecting. During a recent shareholder.s meeting, Iger made the following statement, as quoted by Get Your Geek On: It.s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we.ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we.ll finish this trilogy with Episode »
When Disney first acquired Lucasfilm and all of its intellectual property back in 2012, people assumed that the company would breathe new life into the various properties, not to mention George Lucas’ beloved film franchise, with the release of a new installment. Fast forward to the present day and Disney’s plans for Star Wars have proven to be much, much greater, with The Force Awakens primed to kick off a new trilogy this December alongside the release of adjacent standalone pictures in the same universe every other year.
It’s a bold, Marvel-esque cinematic plan, and today the studio has attached dates to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode XI which will, as we expected, release in 2017 and 2019, respectively. If Disney’s current galactic slate is anything to go by, then we can expect these iterations to make their bow in December.
In a »
- Michael Briers
When Lucasfilm and Star Wars were acquired by Disney we heard rough plans for the upcoming Sequel Trilogy. Star Wars VII (The Force Awakens) would release in 2015 with the following films set to hit every other year after with spin-offs in between. During a recent investors report, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that this is still the plan while teasing a little bit more too. Come inside to see what he had to say regarding the future of Star Wars!
While some sites are reporting on this like it's brand new, it's important to remember that this was the basic plan we'd heard about a couple years ago. It is nice, however, to get confirmation that this is Still the plan and Star Wars Episode VIII will release in 2017, with Star Wars Episode IX closing out the trilogy in 2019 (both of which are being written and possibly directed by Rian Johnson »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Up until now, the only two release dates confirmed for new "Star Wars" films have been J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 18th this year along with Gareth Edwards' spin-off film on December 16th next year.
Talking with Disney shareholders this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that we will see the release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in 2017 and "Star Wars: Episode IX" in 2019 with the last being the "end of this trilogy" which suggests more sequel trilogies may happen down the line.
He interestingly enough did Not mention the second standalone film in the works as yet. Igor admits he's seen much of the rough version of 'The Force Awakens' as it exists at this point and believes the film is 'worth the wait'.
- Garth Franklin
As you know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the film that is going to launch a whole new set of Star Wars films. I couldn't be more excited about what is coming our way. I trust that Disney and Lucasfilm are going to deliver some incredible Star Wars movies that are going to make fans extremely happy.
The first Star Wars standalone film is set to open December 16th, 2016. That first standalone movie could be anything, and we're all patiently waiting to see what it is. We've previously heard that Lucasfilm will eventually get to the point of releasing two Star Wars films a year. In a recent shareholders report, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about seeing footage from The Force Awakens, and also confirmed the years that Rian Johnson's Episodes VIII and IX will be released. He also teases that this might not be the only »
- Joey Paur
Gygo’s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder, received an annual report from the company which included Iger’s statement about the “Star Wars” release dates.
“As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer »
- Jeff Sneider
We have long known that this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens kickstarts a whole new trilogy, to be followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, not to mention new spinoff movies. It has long been assumed that Disney is aiming for a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, but now we have confirmation from Disney CEO Bob Iger himself. David Gremillion from Get Your Geek On is a Disney stockholder, who received an annual report from the company that included this quote from Bob Iger, which confirms a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, and that the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off will hit theaters at some point in 2016. Here's what he had to say, adding that Star Wars: »
According to The Wrap [via Get Your Geek On], Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed to Disney investors that Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive in 2017 and Episode IX will arrive in 2019. Currently, Rian Johnson (Looper) is attached to direct. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Here's what Iger shared with Disney stockholders in a written statement: “As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of ‘Star Wars’ fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional ‘Star Wars’ storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in »
Between Marvel, sitcoms, and returning favourites, Netflix is producing more and more original content, here's what we can expect in 2015...
Not happy with being the undisputable king of subscription streaming TV and films, Netflix has spent the last few years finding its footing in creating original content. It's enjoyed some big hits with the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, but has also produced some less well-received properties such as Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development’s resurrection.
Marco Polo, the service's big budget drama following Mongolian leader Kublai Khan, was a sizeable risk for the network and one that didn't exactly lit the critical world alight (though a second season may well help with the teething problems).
Looking ahead, it seems that we’ll be seeing a new face of Netflix before the year is out. Netflix has more upcoming projects than ever before and »
The studio is reportedly eyeing Pratt to star in the project, taking over the role which Harrison Ford played in four previous films. While he may be the studio favorite, talks are said to be only in very early stages.
Both Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson were previously rumored for the film, reports which have since been debunked. Disney is planning to revive the franchise but CEO Bob Iger has claimed they intend to pace themselves with the project.
Pratt will next film "The Magnificent Seven" remake in April.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
We're living in a Chris Pratt world, which for Hollywood means throwing every possible franchise his way after he proved his leading man status last summer with "Guardians Of The Galaxy." In a few months, he'll be welcoming everyone back to "Jurassic World," he'll shoot the "Magnificent Seven" remake this year, and he's also the voice for "The Lego Movie" franchise. So why not give the charming everyman another bit tentpole to carry? That's the thinking at Disney, according to Deadline. The studio is eyeballing the actor to lead the inevitable reboot of "Indiana Jones." Let's pause a second here. We've been down this path before in the past, with Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson reportedly considered at various times. Meanwhile, it was only last month when mouse house CEO Bob Iger said "we'd love to make another Indiana Jones movie, but we're pacing ourselves right now," adding that their focus. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After starring in the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy last year with another potential hit in Jurassic World slated for release this year, Deadline reports that Disney is eyeing Chris Pratt to star in a new Indiana Jones reboot, with the actor taking over in the title role made famous by Harrison Ford. Nothing is set in stone yet, as talks are said to be in very early stages, but the actor is said to be the studio's favorite to take over the title role.
There have been plenty of Indiana Jones reboot rumors that have circulated throughout the past few years, with Bradley Cooper rumored to take over for Harrison Ford last year, although those reports were later debunked. A few months later, Robert Pattinson was said to be Disney's top choice, but we never heard anything about his involvement since then. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed just a »
Disney CEO made $34.3 million in 2013
Disney CEO Bob Iger hauled in $46,497,018 in 2014, an increase of 35.5 percent — not exactly mouse crumbs.
A year earlier, that total was $34,321,055 — apparently a down year for the top executive. In 2012, Iger made $40,227,848.
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Over the past 12 months, Iger’s salary remained unchanged at $2.5 million. But to that, add $8,943,204 in stock awards and $8,339,396 in option awards, which were also more or less stagnant.
Iger also received a performance-based bonus of $22.810 million — that was the big change. In 2013, Iger’s non-equity incentive plan compensation was $13,570,000.
“The Committee »
- Tony Maglio
ABC pulled off its best fall launch in years thanks to a mixture of old- and new-school programming strategies.
In his Q&A at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Wednesday, ABC Entertainment Group chief Paul Lee cited the network’s success in promoting Thursday as a must-watch live night on the back of Shonda Rhimes’ three sudsers and fortifying Wednesday as a night of domestic-themed comedies (“The Middle,” “The Goldbergs,” “Modern Family” and “Black-ish”).
Talk of scheduling victories and improved “audience flow” seems a little antiquated at a moment when network execs are emphasizing the irrelevance of overnight ratings as viewers watch more programs on a time-shifted basis.
But Lee made it clear that ABC is still focused on the meat-and-potatoes business of marketing “branded” nights to viewers looking for shows with common threads. Lee praised ABC’s scheduling and marketing gurus for exercising “the traditional skill of »
- Cynthia Littleton
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: I can’t think of another event in the long slog of awards season that is more fun and meaningful than the annual AFI Awards luncheon, held each year in a fairly intimate space at the Four Seasons. Well, it is about as intimate as you can get when you have to squeeze 10 tables for the top television programs of the year and 10 for the top movies. Actually make that 11 for motion pictures. This year, for the first time since its inception, AFI had a mathematical tie. AFI CEO and President Bob Gazzale, who hosted the afternoon, told me later they originally thought about breaking that tie, but the selection committee headed by Leonard Maltin said no. It’s indicative of the wide-open race this year that there would be more choices than ever, and in the expertly chosen »
- Pete Hammond
19 items from 2015
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