It’s that time of year when enthusiastic fans honour the Star Wars franchise. TRT World talks to philosopher and instructor Dr Umut Eldem about significant themes and threads in the series.
The "Star Wars"-inspired "Mandalorian" series and Pixar's animated "Soul" movie helped position the one-year-old Disney+ as a credible threat to the dominance of Netflix in the streaming video wars.
The streaming television leader added some 8.5 million paid subscribers in the quarter to reach 203 million, topping 200 million despite recent price hikes, its quarterly earning update showed.
Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will reunite for a third film in the franchise, a sign that it believes the Amazonian warrior is a vital part of Warner Bros. plans for growing its DC cinematic universe.
The creator of Disney's hit TV series, Jon Favreau, announces the "The Book of Boba Fett" will be a standalone spinoff series starring the clone bounty hunter.
While previous disclaimers on the streaming platform already acknowledged "outdated cultural depictions," the new warning says certain Disney film stereotypes "were wrong then and are wrong now."
Disney said that advisories were part of a review of its library content that include negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.
Disney+ has seen astronomical growth during the coronavirus pandemic as drew in around 60.5 million new members by the end of June.
Disneyland and other US Disney parks will be furloughing thousands of employees due to Covid-19 restrictions and limited attendance.
The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing.
The Hollywood Reporter said the movie was a separate project from a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie that was announced as in development last year.
The delays have been prompted by concerns that a field consisting only of films released in 2020 would not be as broad or competitive as in previous years.
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