Six New Character Posters for Disney’s “Maleficent”

Mere weeks away from the much anticipated live action prequel to the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, Disney has released five stunning new Maleficent character posters.

The film, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley, is a look into Maleficent’s origin.

See the new posters below!

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The film premiers on May 30. Will you see the movie when it comes out?

Source: Page to Premiere and Entertainment Weekly

Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson in Talks for Roles in Disney’s Live-Action Version of “The Jungle Book”

Disney’s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic is looking to add the two actresses to the cast.

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Johansson and Nyong’o are currently in negotiations, but are looking to join Idris Elba in the cast of the live-action/CG hybrid, directed by Jon Favreau, with the script written by Justin Marks.

Nyong’o will play Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli at the beginning of the film.

Johansson, if cast, will play CG animated Kaa, the python who eats other beings by hypnotizing them. Kaa is a secondary villain to Shere Khan, who is man-eating tiger voice by Idris Elba.

Idris Elba, who will be the voice of Shere Khan in Disney's adaptation.
Idris Elba, who will be the voice of Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action/CG adaptation of The Jungle Book.

Mowgli has not yet been cast.

Warner Bros. is also adapting the Jungle Book material, with Andy Serkis set to direct.

Are you going to see the Disney version when it comes out in October 2015? Which studio do you think will adapt the material better?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Extended Trailer and Official Premiere Date for “Girl Meets World”

BuzzFeed is reporting that Disney has officially announced a premiere date for the highly anticipated spin-off series Girl Meets World.

A Disney Channel representative revealed that the series debut will air on Friday, June 27 at 9:45 p.m. after the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Zapped! There will then be a week long hiatus and cast members will be hosting an event as the show takes over it’s official time slot of Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on July 11.

Girl Meets World will introduce fans to Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga’s (Danielle Fishel) children Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and Auggie (August Maturo) and it picks up ten years after Boy Meets World left off. The main narrative will follow Riley and her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter) as they try to navigate New York City and school life. 

(Photo via Entertainment Weekly)
(Photo via Entertainment Weekly)

According to Colliderthe first episode will be available as a free download on iTunes starting June 13 and the Disney Channel will be airing a Boy Meets World marathon starting on June 15.

There was also an extended trailer released:

Will you be watching Girl Meets World when it officially premieres?

Casting News – Kristin Chenoweth Cast as Maleficent in Disney’s “Descendants”

Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Glee) has been added to the cast list of Disney’s original movie Descendants, according to Entertainment Weekly. Chenoweth has been cast as Maleficent, the villain from Sleeping Beauty.

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Descendants focuses on the children of classic Disney villains and heroes. Maleficent and her daughter, Mal, played by Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie), will be hashing it out on screen in 2015.

Directed by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega, the movie is Disney’s latest venture with taking iconic animated characters and bringing them on-screen as live action figures. The cast also includes Twilight star Booboo Stewart as Jay, son of Jafar; Sofia Carson as Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen; Mitchell Hope as Ben, son of Belle and Beast; and Cameron Boyce as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil.

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The film is set at a prestigious prep school, where the children of other classic Disney characters already attend. The children of our classic villains are faced with the predicament of nature vs. nurture. Have their parents’ evil ways made them evil as well, or do they have good in them? We’ll have to watch to find out!

Casting News – “Star Wars: Episode VII” Cast Members Officially Announced

Some exciting news for Star Wars fans has come to light this morning! We finally got our much awaited list of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII.

According to the official website (StarWars.com) actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will be in the new instalment. Original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will also be joining the cast.

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(Photo via StarWars.com)

What do you think of the new cast members joining this classic franchise? Are you glad that they are also bringing back original cast members as well?

Source: StarWars.com

First Official Poster for Disney’s “Girl Meets World”

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively shared the first official poster for the highly awaited Disney series, Girl Meets World. This new poster showcases the cast very nicely and reveals the official Girl Meets World logo.

The poster features Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are standing with their son Auggie (August Maturo) and Riley’s best friend, Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Of course, the poster would be incomplete without the girl herself, Riley (Rowan Blanchard) is standing below them holding a globe at her fingertips.

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Currently, there is still no set premiere date for the series, but it is expected to premiere sometime in the late summer or early fall. Watch the first teaser here and stay tuned for an official premiere date!

What do you think of this new poster? Are you looking forward to watching Girl Meets World? Do you think it will reach the success of Boy Meets World?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Disney to Film New Movie Based on Classic Villains’ Children

Vancouver, be on the look out; Disney’s bringing the action to you.

Disney is expected to begin the shooting of a TV movie based on your favourite villains’ children on May 29. The movie, directed by Kenny Ortega of High School Musical fame, features the children of villains such as Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar.

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Kenny Ortega, Director/Choreographer 

 The film, being produced by North Shore Studios, will star Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Sofia Carson, and Mitchell Hope, and will be released sometime next year. The project has been titled Descendants, working title Off The Island, as reported by Global News.

There are more expected casting announcements in the near future.

Global gives a succinct synopsis of what the film is about:

Descendants is set in a present-day kingdom where the son of Beauty And The Beast‘s royal couple is set to take the throne. He offers redemption to the imprisoned offspring of villains from 101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Aladdin.

Enrolled in prep school with the offspring of Disney heroes like the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan, the trouble-making teens must decide if they want to follow in their villainous parents’ footsteps.”

If that doesn’t get the inner Disney-fanatic in you excited, nothing will!