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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Release Date, Title and Plot Revealed

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Release Date, Title and Plot Revealed
The “Breaking Bad” movie is coming to Netflix sooner than you might think.

The film, titled “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” is now set to be released on Netflix on Oct. 11, according to a report from the New York Times, with Aaron Paul returning as the series’ popular meth cook Jesse Pinkman. Jesse was last seen leaving a Nazi compound while driving off to an unknown location.

Details for the film were also spotted by a Reddit user after Netflix posted a short description for the film online. The brief synopsis reads, “Fugitive Jesse Pinkman runs from his captors, the law, and his past.”

As previously reported, the film was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” and will air on AMC following its Netflix premiere. During its initial run, the series aired on the cable network from 2008 to 2013.

It is unclear whether Bryan Cranston,
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Disney’s New ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ To Star Awkwafina & Cassie Steele – D23

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has taken the wraps off its next project, unveiling at the D23 Expo on Saturday Raya and the Last Dragon, which will star Cassie Steele and Crazy Rich Asians standout Awkwafina. A November 25, 2020 release date has been set.

Awkwafina adds to her Disney credits that soon will include Shang-Chi and the live-action The Little Mermaid. Steele is best know for starring on Degrassi: The Next Generation and also voices Tammy on Rick & Morty.

Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins are directing with Moana‘s Osnat Shurer producing. Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians) penned the script. The plot: a lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon and bring light and unity back to their world.

Judging by the three-minute clip shown in the room, the epic fantasy is informed
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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release
Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced the release date of the much-anticipated follow-up film at D23 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday.

Black Panther 2” will hit theaters May 6, 2022.

“We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right,” Coogler said of the production schedule.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Coogler has delivered a treatment, complete with a villain and new title, though neither would give up those details.

The date will place “Black Panther 2” as the furthest out announced Marvel film, between “Thor: Love and Thunder” and an unannounced film slated for July 29, 2022 — although whether Marvel will keep that date, just two months after “Black Panther 2,” is up in the air.

Other upcoming Phase 4 Marvel films include “Black Widow”; “The Eternals”; “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”; and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.

Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero,
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Kit Harington Joins Cast Of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

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Kit Harington Joins Cast Of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been confirmed to star in Marvel’s The Eternals, a day after Deadline broke the news he was headed for the MCU. Sources said it is his next film.

The news came during Marvel’s movie portion of the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. The studio’s Gods vs. Gods movie has a November 6, 2020 release date.

Harington, who played Jon Snow on GoT for eight seasons, now joins an Eternals cast that includes Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Gemma Chan.

The Rider director Chloe Zhao is directing the feature adaptation of the Jack Kirby-created comic, which debuted in July 1976 and centers on the superpowered near-god beings The Celestials and their villainous adversaries The Deviants in a war set millions of years ago. The Celestials experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spinoffs.
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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Ewan McGregor Disney+ Series Shooting Next Year, All Scripts Ready – D23

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Ewan McGregor Disney+ Series Shooting Next Year, All Scripts Ready – D23
Lucusfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy made it official to fans today that an Obi-Wan series is coming to Disney+. She brought Ewan McGregor on stage, who begged the question to the room: “Ask me if I’m going to play Obi-Wan,” a question he has received backstage at awards shows and from reporter phone calls.

“We have all the scripts written, and we’re ready to go next year, we can’t wait to start production,” said Kennedy.

McGregor was the surprise (not-so?) appearance at the end of Disney+’s D23 Star Wars streaming presentation today.

Prior to Solo: A Star Wars Story bombing at the box office, the first of what was going to be a number of classic Star Wars character spin-off movies, there was buzz of an Obi-Wan movie, with three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry attached. No word if he’s still involved here. There was news that
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Marvel Announces New Spider-Man Animated Series For Disney Junior Amid Rift With Sony Over Film Franchise

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Well, this is awkward timing.

During Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment’s panel at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday evening, the company announced a new original preschool animated series for Disney Junior, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Set to debut in 2021, it marks the first full-length Marvel series for Disney Junior.

The news comes at the end of a tumultuous week for the Spider-Man live-action movie franchise. As Deadline first reported, a standoff between Sony and Marvel/Disney has led to Marvel chief Kevin Feige exiting the Sony’s Spider-Man franchise and a looming exit of Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series” Cort Lane, Svp, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, said in the announcement of the new series.

In Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, Peter Parker,
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Disney+ Unveils ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Sequel, ‘Muppets’ Short-Form, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ At D23 – Full List Of Streaming Service’s Programming

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Updated: Disney+ unveiled a slew of new content and talent at the D23 Expo Friday, including a Lizzie McGuire sequel with original series star Hilary Duff, a Muppets short-form series, along with three new Marvel projects in development, live-action series Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight, all derived from the Marvel comics. The streamer also released a new demo video that previews its roster of programming. Watch that above.

Disney+ confirmed an Obi-Wan series is coming to the streaming service with Ewan McGregor reprising his title role. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy revealed “We have all the scripts written, and we’re ready to go into production next year.”

The upcoming streaming service also revealed casting details for several previously announced series. Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings and Randall Park will be joining the cast of Scarlet Witch and Vision series WandaVision. The previously announced The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Barreling To $550M+ WW Through Saturday As ‘Furious’ Franchise Heads Past $5.6B

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Barreling To $550M+ WW Through Saturday As ‘Furious’ Franchise Heads Past $5.6B
Saturday Update: After taking the act to China on Friday, Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is crossing $500M worldwide today, and will close in on $600M through the end of Sunday, landing just south of that next milestone. With Saturday estimates, the split through today is expected to hit $144.5M domestic and $408M at the international box office for a running global tally of $552.5M. The Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham brawn-and-banter spinoff will also have bragging rights to pushing the international F&f franchise total past $4B, while the worldwide gross tops $5.6B through this weekend.

When it opened earlier this month, H&s was No. 1 at the domestic and global box office for two consecutive weekends and is now on track for a No. 1 bow in China this frame. The Middle Kingdom debuted with muscle on Friday (see below) and is estimated at over $73M through today per local reporting.
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‘Muppets Now’ Short-Form Series to Debut on Disney+ in 2020

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‘Muppets Now’ Short-Form Series to Debut on Disney+ in 2020
Disney+ has ordered a new short-form Muppets series titled “Muppets Now,” the streamer announced at the D23 expo on Friday.

The “unscripted” series is set to premiere on the service in 2020 and will feature celebrity guests. No other details were shared.

The project is just the latest entry in the “Muppets” franchise, which most recently included the 2012 film “The Muppets” and its sequel “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as a short-lived ABC series also titled “The Muppets.”

Also Read: Kermit Actor Was Fired Over 'Unacceptable' Conduct, Says Muppets Studio

ABC’s take on “The Muppets” was a mockumentary-style series with a more adult-oriented slant on the Jim Henson characters. The premise of the show was that Kermit the Frog split from longtime love interest Miss Piggy, and the pair was forced to continue to work together on the fictional late-night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.”

Bill Prady and Bob Kushell co-created the series,
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‘The Clone Wars': Revival of ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Gets 2020 Release on Disney+

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‘The Clone Wars': Revival of ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Gets 2020 Release on Disney+
The revival of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” has a premiere date: The animated series about the adventures of young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will launch on Disney+ in February 2020.

The news was announced Friday during Disney’s biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

Originally running for 6 seasons from 2008-2014, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” filled in the gaps of what happened to the characters of the “Star Wars” prequels between “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” It heavily featured the exploits of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), his Padawan apprentice Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), as well as a group of the Republic clone troopers fighting in the war against the Separatists.

Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Disney+ Goes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in First Trailer for 'Star Wars' TV Show (Video)

The series
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‘The Oa’ Star And Co-Creator Brit Marling Thanks The Fans For Support, Says The Story Lives On

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‘The Oa’ Star And Co-Creator Brit Marling Thanks The Fans For Support, Says The Story Lives On
The cancellation of The Oa by Netflix has created uproar among the series fans. Today, series co-creator Brit Marling took to social media to thank the faithful for their outpouring of support.

In a long post that showed up on Instagram and Twitter, Marling said she was “floored” by the fan reactions, which included dozens of videos, artwork eulogies, moving threads and essays.

Marling used the occasion to raise the question of modern storytelling and its place in capitalism’s “push toward consolidation and economies of scale.”

She alluded to the young woman who is staging a hunger strike outside Netflix headquarters to protest the cancellation. Marling and co-creator Zal Batmanglij visited her to offer a bottle of water and food. The woman said she was protesting “late capitalism” and said that “algorithms aren’t as smart as we are. They cannot account for love.”

Marling said The Oa story lives on despite its cancellation,
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‘Amanda’ Takes Home Best Int’l Film at 15th Sanfic

Santiago, Chile French director Mikhael Hers’ “Amanda” scooped up the Best Int’l Film award Saturday (Aug. 24) at the 15th Santiago Int’l Film Fest (Sanfic), which reported a 20% audience uptick in the past two years and continues to grow its reputation as the most vibrant and prominent film festival in Latin America’s Southern cone.

Hailed by Variety critic Guy Lodge as a “nourishingly classical tear-jerker as well as a glowing valentine to Paris’s endurance in the age of modern terrorism,” Hers’ third feature has been collecting a raft of trophies since its world premiere at Venice last year, including Venice’s Golden Lantern Award as well as the Grand Prix and Best Screenplay awards at Tokyo.

Colombia’s Alejandro Landes, best known for his career-launching drama, “Porfirio,” snagged the best director prize for “Monos,” his apocalyptic vision of a rebel group of teenagers in the jungle, while
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Cruella, Kit Harington and Black Panther’s Return: Everything We Learned at D23 Day Two

Not to be outdone by the avalanche of series orders and casting announcements bolstering the new streaming series Disney Plus, Walt Disney Studios showed off its film wares in a marathon presentation at D23 on Saturday.

The Anaheim, Calif. expo brought star power, if perhaps fewer surprises than Friday’s presentation, as fans in princess and villain cosplay lined the halls and clamored for glimpses at everyone from Angelina Jolie to Dwayne Johnson.

“We mean it when we say you’re not fans, you’re family,” said studio chief creative officer and co-chair Alan Horn, in introducing the lineup.

Here are some key takeaways:

Star Wars Comes in For a Landing

We’ve heard before that “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” would end the saga kicked off in 2015 by “The Force Awakens.” The former’s director J.J. Abrams, flanked by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, went as far as to
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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Starring Aaron Paul Is Coming to Netflix

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Starring Aaron Paul Is Coming to Netflix
After years of rumors, Aaron Paul is set to play Jesse Pinkman once again. Netflix announced that it will be releasing El Camino, a new film that will pick up where Breaking Bad left off, on October 11th.

The film, which is subtitled A Breaking Bad Movie, will be written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the show’s creator and showrunner. According to the brief synopsis released, it will follow in the tradition of Breaking Bad seasons picking up exactly where the preceding season ended (Pinkman ended his journey on
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Disney Releases First Look Pic of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday, Disney revealed a first look at Emma Stone in character as Cruella de Vil in Cruella, a live-action interpretation of the villain from 1961's 101 Dalmations.

The film, helmed by I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie, also stars Emma Thompson. In Disney's tweet sharing the photo, Stone appears with Cruella's signature two-shade hair color, accompanied by several Dalmation dogs. Her henchmen stand in the background.

Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s Cruella. The film, also starring Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and ...
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Taylor Swift Downplays Association With Harvey Weinstein

Taylor Swift Downplays Association With Harvey Weinstein
Taylor Swift’s association with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was among the topics the singer addressed in a revealing new interview with The Guardian. Weinstein held producer credits for the movies “One Chance” and “The Giver,” both of which featured Swift — in the former, a song, and in the latter, a supporting role. She also attended the premiere for “The Giver” (pictured above with Weinstein and Katie Holmes) in 2014.

Asked if she ever spent time with Weinstein alone, Swift said no and downplayed her interactions with him. Swift is described as “dispassionately” recounting: “He’d call my management and be like, ‘Does she have a song for this film?’ And I’d be like, ‘Here it is.’” Swift added that she would “get a vibe” from Weinstein and “would never vouch for him” and described his conduct as “a power thing.”

Seeing as she wasn’t in a subservient position to Weinstein,
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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: Watch the First Teaser for ‘El Camino’

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: Watch the First Teaser for ‘El Camino’
In case you hadn’t heard, Emmy-winning drama “Breaking Bad” is cooking up a movie sequel.

On Saturday, after details of Netflix’s project quietly leaked online, the streaming giant issued the first teaser for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which will be released on October 11.

Starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, the “Breaking Bad” film follows Jesse after his dramatic escape from captivity at a Nazi compound.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” wrote and directed “El Camino.”

No other cast members have been announced.

El Camino” is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul,
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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: Watch the First Teaser for ‘El Camino’

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: Watch the First Teaser for ‘El Camino’
In case you hadn’t heard, Emmy-winning drama “Breaking Bad” is cooking up a movie sequel.

On Saturday, after details of Netflix’s project quietly leaked online, the streaming giant issued the first teaser for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which will be released on October 11.

Starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, the “Breaking Bad” film follows Jesse after his dramatic escape from captivity at a Nazi compound.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” wrote and directed “El Camino.”

No other cast members have been announced.

El Camino” is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie About Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman to Stream on Netflix in October

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie About Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman to Stream on Netflix in October
Finally. The much-anticipated “Breaking Bad” movie is nearly here.

The film, titled “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” is expected to hit Netflix on Oct. 11, the streaming giant announced on Saturday.

The synopsis of the film reads: In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad.”

Fans have been clamoring for any information they could get about the film (and when it would come), even believing that a cryptic social media photo from series stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in July was a prelude to an announcement. It was… but for their new tequila company.

Also Read: Bryan Cranston Is Game for 'Breaking Bad' Movie But Says Walter White Is Definitely Dead (Video)

But now there
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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Release Date, Title and Plot Revealed

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Release Date, Title and Plot Revealed
The “Breaking Bad” movie is coming to Netflix sooner than you might think.

The film, titled “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” is now set to be released on Netflix on Oct. 11, according to a report from the New York Times, with Aaron Paul returning as the series’ popular meth cook Jesse Pinkman. Jesse was last seen leaving a Nazi compound while driving off to an unknown location.

Details for the film were also spotted by a Reddit user after Netflix posted a short description for the film online. The brief synopsis reads, “Fugitive Jesse Pinkman runs from his captors,
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