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Disney Hated Johnny Depp’s Performance In Pirates Of The Caribbean At First

What a difference 15 years can make.

In 2003, Disney released Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a mega blockbuster in which Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow stole the hearts of audiences worldwide. It’s long been known that during production of the movie, Disney executives were intensely worried about Depp’s performance, considering him a liability who might sink the entire film. Now, we know one of the major reasons they were so worried: they thought he was playing the character as gay.

Depp explained all in an interview with GQ recently, saying the following:

“Disney hated me. [They were] thinking of every way they could to get rid of me, to fire me. ‘Oh, we’re going to have to subtitle him.’ ‘We don’t understand Captain Jack Sparrow. What’s wrong with him?’ ‘What’s wrong with his arms?’ ‘Is he drunk?’ ‘Is he mentally fucking stupefied?
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Gambit Will Be A Romantic Comedy, Shoots In Early 2019

No, your eyes do not deceive you; Fox’s long-gestating Gambit spinoff is finally starting to put the wheels into motion.

From what we understand, the Powers That Be want to fast-track Remy LeBeau’s origin story before the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated next summer, by which point the House of Mouse – and, more specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige – will take ownership of the X-Men and Fox’s band of merry mutants from 2019 onwards.

That would make Gambit the final film in the X-Universe to release before 20th Century Fox cedes control of its precious entertainment assets, and according to producer Simon Kinberg, they’re hoping to kick things off early next year. Following up on a report just the other week which told us as much, the Dark Phoenix director spoke to IGN recently and confirmed the following:

Gambit has a great script and we’re
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All 5 ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movies Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 5 ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movies Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies may be coming at a slow pace these days, but they still are coming. How does the Javier Bardem-starring fifth flick stack up among the other entries in the mixed-bag franchise?

5. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

At some point, “from the Academy Award-winning director of ‘Chicago'” meant something. But Rob Marshall was woefully ill-suited to make a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, and that, combined with whoever’s terrible idea it was to have Jack Sparrow as the sole lead, spelled doom for this horrifically awful experience.

4. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pretty much just an attempt to rehash the original movie, though it’s less satisfying in every way. Not horrible, and it does have the decency to be the shortest of the five movies. But its incoherence undoes most of the goodwill granted by the occasional clever dialogue.
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In Defense Of: “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006)

After 15 years, it’s almost too easy to forget that not many people were optimistic about the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003. At best, it seemed as if it would coast by on curiosity around how Disney could turn one of their most beloved theme park rides into a full-blown film, and instead it surprised everyone by being an absolute blast.

It scratched an itch for the type of swashbuckling adventures that simply didn’t exist on the big screen anymore by then, fueled by a compelling story, fun action set pieces and a whole handful of great characters – the standout, of course, being Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, a performance that famously worried and angered Disney executives during production only to prove them all wrong by immediately breaking into the pop culture zeitgeist.

Thanks to the surprise success of Black Pearl,
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The Full List of Films and Shows Coming To Netflix in September Includes Black Panther and Bleach

Netflix has released their full list of films and Tv shows that will be coming to Netflix in September. Black Panther is among them and will arrive Tuesday, September 4! Now we'll all be able to return to Wakanda as often as our heart desires, or until Disney decides to pull it for its own streaming service in 2019. Either way, I'm excited to see the film again. The live-action Bleach film is also coming to the streaming service!

Some of the other notable films and shows include Groundhog Day, King King, Scarface, Pearl Harbor, The Breakfast Club, Unforgiven, Atypical Season 2, Bojack Horseman Season 5, Iron Fist Season 2, Next Gen, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Witch and more. Check out the full list below and let us know what you're excited about!

September 1

10,000 B.C.

Another Cinderella Story

Assassins

August Rush

Bruce Almighty

Delirium

Fair Game

Groundhog Day

King Kong

La Catedral
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Film News Roundup: Alien-Abduction Thriller ‘Beyond the Sky’ Set for September (Exclusive)

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Film News Roundup: Alien-Abduction Thriller ‘Beyond the Sky’ Set for September (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, “Beyond the Sky” and “Hotel Mumbai” are acquired for distribution and seven-time Oscar nominee Lee Orloff is set for a career achievement award.

Aquisitions

Rlje Films has bought North American rights to sci-fi thriller “Beyond The Sky,” starring Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson, Martin Sensmeier, Don Stark and Peter Stormare, Variety has learned exclusively.

Fulvio Sestito directed from a story he wrote with Rebecca Berrih and Warren Thomas. The script was written by Thomas and Marc Porterfield. Rlje plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on Sept. 21, 2018.

“The question of if we are alone in the universe is still talked about today,” said chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward for Rlje Films. “With its unique approach to the story of alien abduction and its great special effects, we are thrilled to be able to bring ‘Beyond The Sky’ to audiences.
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Here’s What’s New to Netflix in September 2018

Netflix has released the list of films and TV series that are being added to the streaming service in September 2018, and it’s a pretty great list. At the top of the pile is Marvel’s Black Panther, which folks can now enjoy over and over again on Netflix. Elsewhere as part of Disney’s pact with Netflix, A Wrinkle in Time is also being added to the streaming service, as well as Lilo & Stitch, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and The Emperor’s New Groove. For more adult fare, the incredible horror …
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New to Netflix in September: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’

Ah, movies. Remember those, Netflix viewers? Because why binge every episode of “Queer Eye” when you could do a “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man 3,” and “The Breakfast Club” triple-header? It would take just as much time and be much more educational.

All three are heading to the streaming giant next month, along with “The Cider House Rules,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Groundhog Day.” Netflix gets into the comedy game with originals, including Sanaa Lathan in “Nappily Ever After” and “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser,” starring Shannon Purser of “Stranger Things” and “Riverdale” fame. Rashida Jones makes her directorial debut next month with “Quincy,” the definitive documentary about her legendary father, Quincy Jones.

Who needs TV?

Peep the full list of movies heading to Netflix in September below.

September 1

10,000 B.C.

Another Cinderella Story

Assassins

August Rush

Bruce Almighty

Delirium

Fair Game

Groundhog Day

King Kong

Martian Child

Nacho Libre

Pearl Harbor
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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Is a Reminder That Bad Buzz Doesn’t Always Mean It’s a Bad Movie

The moviegoing landscape is absolutely awash in “buzz.” Good buzz, bad buzz, Oscar buzz, career-ending buzz. It’s a beehive out there, and while the advent of the internet and social media has made the “Did you hear this?” conversation absolutely never-ending, the industry has pretty much never not been flooded with early word-of-mouth. Indeed, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opened in theaters 15 years ago today, and the conversation surrounding Disney’s theme park adaptation was anything but hopeful. But the first Pirates of the Caribbean film also stands as …
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Turns 15: Revisit the Red Carpet Premiere at Disneyland

It's no secret that Pirates of the Caribbean is a global phenomenon. But, when the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures movie had its world premiere at Disneyland on June 28, 2003, few could have predicted it would be the success it is today. Pirates is the ninth highest grossing film franchise in history, earning $4,524,358,182 at the global box office after last year's fifth film: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl premiered in theaters nationwide 11 days later, on July 9, 2003. The original film's world premiere shut down the theme park. A red carpet was rolled out on Main Street so Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom could sign autographs and take...
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Fox Shows Their Commitment To Gambit During CineEurope Presentation

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their list of future X-Men installments the other month at CinemaCon, many thought that perhaps Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. You can’t blame them, either, given how many setbacks it’s suffered over the years.

If you’ll recall, during the early days of production, Gambit went through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Not to mention that the titular role bounced back and forth between several actors – Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch were all linked with the part – before Tatum took up the mantle and made it his goal to get the project off the ground.

That said, it seems as if Fox still intends on moving forward with it.
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Simon Kinberg Hopes To Begin Production On Gambit This Summer

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their future X-Men installments list at CinemaCon last month, fueling rumors that Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead, producer Simon Kinberg came to the rescue and assured fans that the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie was still alive and kicking.

Today, at the premiere of Deadpool 2, Kinberg once again displayed his commitment to a solo Gambit movie. While speaking to Variety, the producer disclosed that he and Tatum have “met with a bunch of directors” over the past couple of weeks and even hope to begin shooting Gambit by summer’s end.

“We have a script that we love — that Channing loves. We’ve met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks, and we’re hoping to actually pick one in the next couple of weeks and shoot the movie maybe the end of this summer.
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Zoe Saldana Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Zoe Saldana Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Shortly after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, actress Zoe Saldana has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actress is best known for playing the assassin Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Avengers: Infinity War, in addition to having lead and supporting roles in other science fiction movies like the Star Trek franchise and Avatar.

Saldana began her acting career in 1999 when she appeared in two episodes of the popular TV series Law & Order. Saldana's break-out role came in 2003, when she appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as the female pirate Anamaria. After that, she went on to land a number of other significant roles, including Uhura in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and Neytiri in Avatar. Saldana is set to return as Neytiri in the next four slated Avatar movies.

When receiving her Hollywood Walk of Fame star,
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X-Men Dark Phoenix Producer Confirms Gambit’s Still Moving Forward

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their future X-Men installments list at CinemaCon last month, it fueled rumors that Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. According to producer Simon Kinberg, however, the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie is still alive and kicking.

By now, Gambit supporters know better than to be presumptive whenever a bit of news regarding their beloved bō staff wielding mutant surfaces, having seen the role bounce back and forth between several actors, including Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch before dreamboat Channing Tatum took up the mantle.

Rumored to begin production on June 19th in Remy LeBeau’s hometown of New Orleans, the project, which has been in pre-production limbo since 2014, has yet to secure a director, despite having gone through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity
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Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey to star in Saboteur Media's Cannes-bound 'Danger Close' (exclusive)

Saboteur Media handles sales. Australian production to commence principal photography this month.

Travis Fimmel and Luke Bracey will star in Vietnam War film Danger Close, one of the marquee titles on a New York-based Saboteur Media slate that president of distribution Mark Lindsay will introduce in Cannes next week.

Richard Roxburgh and Daniel Webber also star in the Australian production that Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) will direct from a screenplay by Stuart Beattie.

Danger Close chronicles the events of August 18 1966 in south Vietnam, where for three-and-a-half hours in torrential rain a largely inexperienced company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers
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Quote of the Day: Zoe Saldana Doesn’t Want to Be a Muse

Saldana in “I Kill Giants”

Zoe Saldana’s first blockbuster grossed over $654 million worldwide, but filming 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” was far from a Hollywood dream come true for the “Star Trek” actress.

“I left that experience feeling a little bitter,” she told Cosmopolitan. Referring to the “super elitist” set, she described “dealing with a lot of people who were great and a lot of people who were not so great,” and feeling that her time and contributions weren’t valued. “If I’m like, ‘I could have been with my family, in school learning, or travelling, but instead I’m here being treated like an extra but in a very despicable way by people who don’t even speak properly…,’ my time is being wasted,” she revealed.

Saldana was “dangerously close to quitting the industry” before her next gig, Steven Spielberg’s “The Terminal,
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‘Jungle Cruise’ Cast Adds British Comedian Jack Whitehall as Emily Blunt’s Brother

Disney’s Jungle Cruise just added another passenger. British comedian Jack Whitehall will play Emily Blunt‘s brother in the adventure from director Jaume Collet-Serra. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars. Ever since Disney struck box office gold with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, they’ve realized there’s money in turning their theme park rides into feature […]

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A Wrinkle In Business: Disney’s Blind Spot When It Comes to Science Fiction

Henry Bevan on Disney’s sci-fi efforts…

Those who have read James Stewart’s The Disney War will know that the company creates its most ambitious work when it shies away from filmmaking formulas. The Neo-Disney period (or the post-renaissance or second dark age or whatever) that followed the fabled Disney Renaissance, and contained animated wonders like Lilo and Stitch and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, was marked out by expensive and ambitious flops. Many believe this fruitless period led to the dismissal of Michael Eisner as CEO, the man who along with Jeffrey Katzenberg revitalised company in the late ‘80s and the ‘90s by going back to formula. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King were modernised versions of Walt Disney’s magic that captivated audiences in the company’s Golden Age.

When Bob Iger replaced Eisner, he immediately stopped the experimentation that occurred during early-
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Hans Zimmer Thought Pirates of the Caribbean Was a Bad Idea

Hans Zimmer wasn’t on board with scoring Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl until he saw the first batch of footage. Zimmer is an iconic film composer who’s scored major productions such as The Lion King and Gladiator. And he followed up his success with those movies by composing the theme song and soundtrack for Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean film in 2003, which helped launch Disney’s most commercially successful live-action franchise outside Marvel and Star Wars.
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Which Country Binged on Netflix the Most This Year?

Which Country Binged on Netflix the Most This Year?
If you’ve ever felt guilty for watching too much Stranger Things at once, or felt judged when “Are you still watching?” popped onto your television screen, Netflix’s newly released — and somewhat shocking — global streaming stats for 2017 may relieve you of your shame.

One consumer of the streaming service in Mexico watched the animated movie Monsters, Inc. 364 times this year! A streamer in Colombia watched the 2001 kid-friendly hit Shrek 311 times while a Netflix user in Peru viewed the flick 226 times.

Mexico topped the chart for the most daily consumption of content on the service. Latin America had a particularly strong showing,
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