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Black Panther 2 Has an Official Release Date - Here's When We'll Return to Wakanda

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Black Panther completely obliterated box office records when it was released in February 2018, and we've been yearning for a sequel ever since. Well, good news: we know when the crowned hero is returning for the follow-up to the first film. On Aug. 24, Ryan Coogler - who is returning to direct the sequel - announced that Black Panther 2 will hit the big screen on May 6, 2022. Yes, it's quite the wait, but we're also expecting it to be another gem for the culture.

There aren't many details about the second installment's plot, but we do know that it will be part of Marvel's fifth phase, presumably with the confirmed Avengers 5. In March 2018, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sat down with Entertainment Weekly and teased a few possibilities that have us pumped about the movie's potential. Feige shared that we would likely see more of the two breakout stars of Black Panther : Shuri,
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Black Panther 2 Has an Official Release Date - Here's When We'll Return to Wakanda

Black Panther completely obliterated box office records when it was released in February 2018, and we've been yearning for a sequel ever since. Well, good news: we know when the crowned hero is returning for the follow-up to the first film. On Aug. 24, Ryan Coogler - who is returning to direct the sequel - announced that Black Panther 2 will hit the big screen on May 6, 2022. Yes, it's quite the wait, but we're also expecting it to be another gem for the culture.

There aren't many details about the second installment's plot, but we do know that it will be part of Marvel's fifth phase, presumably with the confirmed Avengers 5. In March 2018, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sat down with Entertainment Weekly and teased a few possibilities that have us pumped about the movie's potential. Feige shared that we would likely see more of the two breakout stars of Black Panther : Shuri,
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Will Take Place In Same Period As Solo: A Star Wars Story

At yesterday’s D23 panel, Disney officially confirmed that an Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show is headed for Disney Plus, and while we still have much to learn about the series, we can at least tell you where Ewan McGregor’s small screen adventure lies in the chronology of the Star Wars franchise.

During the recent expo panel, Disney unveiled an updated timeline for the Star Wars property, complete with names for each of the three main eras. And while the timeline offers few surprises for any dedicated fan of the franchise, one noteworthy takeaway is that the Obi-Wan Kenobi show takes place at the same time as last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

This implies that we’ll be following the Jedi during the early years of the Empire, before the so-called Age of Rebellion has truly begun. With that in mind, we surely can’t rule out
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'The Lion King' (2019) Movie Review

  The Plot If you saw the original Lion King then you should already be familiar with the plot. A young cub lion named Simba (played by Jd McCrary as young Simba and Donald Glover as adult Simba) gets tricked by his uncle into thinking that he caused his father's death, so he gets banished from the kingdom where he learns about responsibility and what his true destiny is. This movie is pretty much a shot for shot remake of the original but there were a few short scenes thrown in to pad the movie out. If you ever wanted to see an extended version of Simba's hair blowing in the wind then you won't be disappointed here. And if you ever wondered how...

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Donald Glover Reportedly Returning For Lando Calrissian Disney Plus Series

Up until Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Star Wars franchise had been virtually bulletproof at the box office, with each installment dating back to A New Hope in 1977 turning a huge profit. Solo failed to even crack $400 million worldwide though, becoming the lowest-grossing live-action entry in the series in the process, and after losing Disney and Lucasfilm so much money, the studio were forced to abandon their plan of releasing a new Star Wars movie on an annual basis.

Solo is by no means a bad film, it just feels like an entirely unnecessary one that’s of very little importance to the Star Wars mythology as a whole. Ron Howard did a decent enough job for a replacement director hired with shooting well underway, but the pic ultimately just feels incredibly safe and workmanlike.

What can’t be denied though is that Donald Glover is the highlight of
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Ultimate Emmy nerds predictions slugfest: Joyce Eng vs. Riley Chow on their contrarian comedy picks [Video & Audio Podcast]

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Ultimate Emmy nerds predictions slugfest: Joyce Eng vs. Riley Chow on their contrarian comedy picks [Video & Audio Podcast]
Most of our punditsphere has “Veep” winning the Best Comedy Series Emmy for the fourth and final time, with reigning champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in second place, but there are a few dissenters in there. I have “Fleabag” winning, while Gold Derby contributor and my fellow stats geek Riley Chow has “Barry” claiming the top prize. But as we discussed in a new slugfest with Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil (watch above or listen below), our thought processes are actually not that different.

“In general, I feel like Joyce and I think along the same lines, so comedy series is a great example of that, where neither of us has the top two in the odds, which are ‘Veep’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ but our top two is the same. We both have ‘Fleabag’ and we both have ‘Barry’ in our top two,” Chow noted. “Even
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The Lion King Beats Frozen's Record of Being the Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All Time

Disney's remake of The Lion King, which dropped on July 19, made the box office its kingdom during its opening weekend. With a cast full of major celebrities - including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner - we expected the movie to do well, but its growing ticket sales have officially sunk their claws into record-breaking grounds. The film has now managed to surpass the long-standing record held by Frozen, raking in $1.334 billion (as of Aug. 11) at the global box office after opening in Japan, knocking Anna and Elsa and their $1.276 billion out of the top spot, according to Box Office Mojo.

Within the first three days of its release, the Jon Favreau-directed visual masterpiece raked in a whopping $185 million from 4,756 North American theaters. This made it the best domestic launch for a PG-rated film as well as the highest grossing film in the month of July.
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How ‘Shameless,’ ‘Superstore,’ ‘The Bold Type’ Tackle Tough Socioeconomic Situations with Humor

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In an economic climate in which 40% of Americans say they would struggle to come up with $400 for an unexpected expense — according to a report from the Federal Reserve — it’s tough to mine humor within hardship. But that hasn’t stopped television producers and network execs from trying.

A number of today’s comedies, from ABC’s “The Conners,” to Showtime’s “Shameless” and NBC’s “Superstore,” center on the working class. Meanwhile the upcoming “Broke” (CBS) and “Indebted” (NBC) focus on those who once had money but lost it and are now humbly learning how the other side has been living. The key for these series’ writers and producers, though, is to infuse a complicated reality with dialogue and scenarios that can make a tough socioeconomic situation more palatable — without pandering or being used as too much of a punchline.

“Everyone, no matter their circumstances, looks for the humor in life — gallows humor,
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Harry Styles Has Reportedly Turned Down Prince Eric Role In The Little Mermaid

After a rather hectic day, Disney fans can go to sleep with the knowledge that teen-heartthrob Harry Styles will not be a part of The Little Mermaid.

Following a series of stories that claimed the former One Direction singer would be playing Ariel’s love interest, a new report from The Wrap suggests that Styles, though a fan of the project, has “respectfully declined” the role. And while Disney itself hasn’t exactly said anything about today’s whole fiasco, sources close to the film have divulged this information to the site.

What set off this rumor were a pair of tweets from two of the country’s biggest theater chains: AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas. While both tweets have now been deleted, both of the companies’ Twitter pages inaccurately and mysteriously reported the “breaking news” earlier today.

Here's How Halle Bailey Could Look As Ariel In The Little Mermaid
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The Biggest Movie Releases Of 2019

2019 has been a remarkable year for film, with many looking at record-breaking numbers. This does not come as a surprise as a number of films were well supported for success by punters using sports betting codes at the start of the year. Here we cover the biggest movie releases of 2019.

Toy Story 4 – Out Now

Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Tony Hale and Keanu Reeves to name just a few. This was the fourth instalment in Pixar’s Toy Story series and the sequel to 2010’s Toy Story 3. The movie was directed by Josh Cooley and has been in major success. The film has grossed over $990 million worldwide, which meant it became the sixth highest grossing movie of the year and ninth highest grossing animated film of all time.

Yesterday – Out Now

This romantic comedy film was directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. It was based
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The Lion King Beats Frozen's Record of Being the Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All Time

Disney's remake of The Lion King, which dropped on July 19, made the box office its kingdom during its opening weekend. With a cast full of major celebrities - including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner - we expected the movie to do well, but its growing ticket sales have officially sunk their claws into record-breaking grounds. The film has now managed to surpass the long-standing record held by Frozen, raking in $1.334 billion (as of Aug. 11) at the global box office after opening in Japan, knocking Anna and Elsa and their $1.276 billion out of the top spot, according to Box Office Mojo.

Within the first three days of its release, the Jon Favreau-directed visual masterpiece raked in a whopping $185 million from 4,756 North American theaters. This made it the best domestic launch for a PG-rated film as well as the highest grossing film in the month of July.
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The Lion King tops Beauty and the Beast and Frozen to become Walt Disney Pictures’ highest-grossing movie

Another weekend, another box office record for entertainment titan The Walt Disney Company, with Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King pushing its worldwide box office haul to $1.334 billion, making it the highest grossing release from the conglomerate’s Walt Disney Pictures division.

Disney’s previous biggest live-action release was Beauty and the Beast with $1.263 billion, while Frozen held the all-time Disney crown on $1.276 billion. With that in mind, The Lion King can now also claim to be the highest-grossing animated film in history, although Disney itself has marketed it as live-action, despite the fact its actually photorealistic CGI and – unlike Favreau’s The Jungle Book – doesn’t actually feature any live-action actors or sets.

Despite coming in under projections with its Q3 earnings thanks to Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix absolutely tanking at the box office, Disney has already broken the record for the highest annual box office
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How Photo-Realism Redefined the Idea of Character Animation on Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’

How Photo-Realism Redefined the Idea of Character Animation on Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’
As a result of “The Lion King’s” innovative photo-realism, Jon Favreau intentionally put his Disney remake squarely in the crosshairs of live action and animation. Thus, while the Technicolor-owned Mpc Film team stunningly upped its keyframe character work to meet the requirements of the director’s narrative nature-doc aesthetic, it had to basically rewrite the playbook for performance by dialing down facial expressions and lip syncing. To many, this seemed counter-intuitive to what we normally expect from CG-animated character performance, which relies on exaggeration or more caricatured anthropomorphic behavior to express thought and emotion.

Yet Favreau was determined to avoid conventional character performance to stay within the life-like parameters of his aesthetic. He introduced distinct yet nuanced physicality along with an ensemble of new vocal performers, and relied on us to fill in the blanks with the familiar story, songs, and score. Still, the instant the animals began talking and singing,
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The Original ‘Lion King’ Soundtrack Was Perfect. How Do You Update It?

One of the most iconic musical moments in cinematic history was a spur-of-the-moment freestyle, recorded for a demo for a movie that many thought would be overshadowed by a beautiful cartoon from Disney: Pocahontas. In 1994, though, The Lion King began with an animated sun rising against a crimson sky, a now-legendary voice booming “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba.” Nothing would eclipse it.

“As I was leaving the studio I saw the image of Mufasa, and I asked what’s that about, and I was told that’s the king arriving.
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Atlanta Has Been Renewed For Season 4 By FX

The third season for the hit FX drama Atlanta hasn’t even come out yet, but we now have confirmation that the series has been renewed for a fourth season. FX announced the new yesterday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Variety reports that production is set to begin on both the third and fourth seasons in the spring of 2020. Each season will consist of 8 one hour-long episodes.

The series was created by the star of the series, Donald Glover who produces alongside his brother, Stephen Glover. The series also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, and Lakeith Stanfield. The series is executive produced by Glover and his brother, Stephen, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, and Hiro Murai.

The series has been nominated for 22 Emmys over the first two seasons and has won 5. It is critically acclaimed, as well as a favorite among fans. I am not caught up yet,
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Donald Glover’s ‘Never Seen Anything’ Like ‘Lion King’s’ Animation

When Donald Glover got the role of Adult Simba in the remake of The Lion King, he wanted to get more involved in the film than just showing up for his voiceover sessions. So he took an active interest in watching the film’s animators as they were building the scenes. When we spoke to Glover, [...]

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FX renews Atlanta for a fourth season

FX has announced that it has granted an early season four renewal to the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta, with plans to shoot the fourth season back to back with the third beginning in the spring of 2020.

“What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald [and executive producers Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai] have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television,” said by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. “This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners.”

Atlanta sees Donald Glover starring alongside Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Standfield and Zazie Beetz and follows two cousins looking to make their mark in the Atlanta rap scene. Critically acclaimed, with a 97% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, the
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FX Orders A Fourth Season Of ‘Atlanta’

FX has ordered a fourth season of its Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit comedy series Atlanta, it was announced today by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. Production of seasons three (previously ordered on 6/7/18) and four – both eight episodes each – are scheduled to begin next spring. “What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald, Paul, Dianne, Stephen, and Hiro have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television,” said Schrier. “This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners.” Created by Donald Glover, Atlanta is executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions. Through its first two seasons, Atlanta has won five Emmy® Awards as well as two Golden Globe® Awards,
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FX Chief Says It’s Donald Glover’s Call Whether or Not ‘Atlanta’ Will Continue to Film in Atlanta

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FX CEO John Landgraf said it’s up to Donald Glover on if his comedy “Atlanta,” which returns to production next spring, will shoot in its namesake city.

“That would be Donald’s call. He hasn’t opined on that yet,” Landgraf told TheWrap. Glover and FX have not addressed how Georgia’s anti-abortion law may or may not affect the show’s decision to continue to film in that state. On Tuesday, FX renewed “Atlanta” for a fourth season, and said that production on both Season 3 and 4 will begin next spring.

When asked by TheWrap if he was aware of a backup plan for “Atlanta,” which filmed the first two seasons in the state, he said he wasn’t. “The artist makes the decision on that. We’ll support Donald in whatever he decides.”

Also Read: 'Atlanta' Renewed for Season 4 at FX, Production on Seasons 3 and 4 to
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FX News from TCAs: American Crime Story Topic Announced, Atlanta Renewed & More

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FX dropped a lot of news from the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today.

From new series to renewals, there was action across the board.

Read on to discover what got renewed, scheduled, and more!

FX is jumping into the documentaries game with a slate of originals as part of their ongoing expansion into non-fiction programming.

Building on the success of The Weekly, FX's new narrative docuseries with The New York Times, Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment made the announcement.

“FX has long sought to give artists a platform to showcase their individual, uncompromising vision and its new docuseries and features are an opportunity to extend that ambition in our collaboration with non-fiction talent,” said Grad.

“It’s been tremendously rewarding to partner with The New York Times and Hulu on The Weekly, which has excelled creatively and is hitting series-high ratings.

"Under the
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