The Important News
Franchise Fever: Disney is making a Mary Poppins sequel. And they might want Emily Blunt for the lead. Transformers is getting another sequel and an animated spinoff. Victor Salva is making Jeepers Creepers 3. London Has Fallen was pushed back. Guillermo del Toro claims Pacific Rim 2 is delayed but still happening. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are joining the DC Extended Universe.
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Jungle Cruise: Recently we heard that Dwayne Johnson will be starring in a big-screen version of the Disney attraction Jungle Cruise, drawing inspiration from 1951’s The African Queen, which was set during the first World War. Johnson has now met with writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Focus), and clarifies that the movie will be set a bit later, in… Continue reading Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Teases 'Jungle Cruise'; Plus: 'Trainspotting 2' and 'The Lobster' Trailer
Jungle Cruise: Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, above) is ready to take Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The theme park ride, which debuted with the opening of Disneyland in 1955, heads to the big screen in an adventure that will be written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Focus). Long in development, the new idea is to drew upon the ride’s original inspirations… Continue reading Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Joins Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'; 'Masters of the Universe' Nabs 'Thor' Writer
The Jungle Book: Disney’s new version of The Jungle Book has found its Mowgli, a 10-year-old boy named Neel Sethi. The live-action/animation hybrid will be directed by Jon Favreau, and we have now learned young Sethi will be the only actor to appear on screen. Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley have been cast to voice the tiger Shere Khan and… Continue reading Movie News: First Look at Mowgli in Disney's New 'Jungle Book;' Latest 'Gotham' Trailer Lines Up Villains
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Hmm, we’re sensing a trend here. One day after Robert Downey Jr. shared a photo from the set of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, his Hulk co-star Mark Ruffalo shared two photos via social media, one featuring himself and Downey, and the other a mysterious shot of Scarlett “Black Widow” Johansson. The movie opens on May 1, 2015. [Tumblr]