Ariel has been announced for Disney's live-action Little Mermaid remake. Halle Bailey, a singer/actress I'm not so sure I'm too familiar with. She had a song in A Wrinkle in Time. That would probably be familiar. Other than that? Nothing. Zero way to form an opinion going in as of right now on my end. Sometimes that works out for the best though. I can at least say that. I got all this from THR. Which had also mentioned Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, & Melissa McCarthy being in early talks to join the Rob Marshall (“Mary Poppins Returns”) directed adaptation. McCarthy being up for Ursula if all goes through. Who I think i’d actually like in that role. I say actually because I haven't really liked any of the films she’s led. For some reason, I think a villain turn would really work for her though. Definitely some left field casting choices. That totally paid off for Aladdin though. If they can keep this fresh face thing up that’d be awesome to me. Makes it even easier to separate the actress or actor form the whole thing. What's y’alls thoughts though? Put ‘em in the comments, like, & share.
Out of all the trailers so far for Disney's upcoming live-action remake The Lion King, I've been waiting for one thing. Talking animals! Finally, someone has heard me, & though it's quick, it's there nonetheless.Read More
So, we've known Tim Burton was directing next year's live action Dumbo . The cast is just as unique as that statement with Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny Devito, & Michael Keaton taking up the role of the villain. I feel like that last part needed a question mark. I still can't really get my head around a villain. The stranger this lineup got, I couldn't wait for them to finally address the elephant in the room. Yup, I went there. Anyway, the day has come WDW News Today just released this pic taken during a sneak peek at CinemaCon. Now before I go on, this is a sneak peek. There is a chance it still needs some touchup. Final effects may not be put in. This is also just a still shot. That said, look at that creepy, little, bastard. If I was terrified of elephants, it would be because I see them like that. He looks like he's plotting something evil. The pink elephant scene is going to be absolutely horrifying. In his defense, I thought Paddington looked pretty terrifying as well until I saw the movie. He just wasn't as creepy when brought to life. I hope this goes the same way. What do y'all think? Am I wrong? Cute? Creepy? The saddest thing is the more I look at him the cuter he gets. Still disturbing for some reason, but cuter. Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I learned yesterday that Donnie Yen scored a role in the upcoming live-action Mulan, but apparently that’s not the only thing that went down. Collider reported that according to THR, Jet Li and Gong Li are on board as well. Gong Li is set to play the villain. No, not that one, a powerful witch. Definitely a big change from the 1998 animated film. They've been saying that this will also follow the source material. Which, in all honesty, I know nothing about. A bold move for sure. Fans can be rabid, & the animated classic is loved by a lot of people. The addition of Jet Li is everything for me though. I've been a fan of Jet Li since his early films in Japan before the States even knew his name. This also doubles down on the whole martial arts epic thing. We've still gotta wait until March 27th, 2020. I'm sure there will be plenty of developments by then. Until that what do you think of the new additions to the cast? For that matter, what do you think of the villain toss up? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
If you noticed the exclamation marks in the title, you already have an idea of how excited I am about this. Disney's upcoming Mulan has been promised to be a martial arts epic, & adding Rogue One's Donnie Yen to play Comander Tung is definitely a step in the that direction. According to Variety, Yen has just been tapped to play the role opposite Liu Yifei in the live-action remake, as a mentor to Mulan. I absolutely love this guy, he was my favorite part of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . I've honestly never been the biggest fan of Mulan , but the more I hear about this live-action version, it's becoming my most anticipated of the bunch. What do y'all think? Isn't this awesome?!? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I wasn't going to mention this yet, as though Deadline mentioned it, it'll be after the holidays before the decision is made. It appeared on Collider as well today though, so I'm going to have to guess there is some weight to it. Apparently Rob Marshall is on the top of the list to direct The Little Mermaid. As if he hasn't screwed up mermaids enough with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the "Pirates" film I wish I could erase. Also responsible for Into the Woods, if I didn't know he also had Chicago & Memoirs of a Geisha under his belt, I would doubt his abilities all together. He must have something to him if they're also trusting him with Mary Poppins Returns though. That or he has some dirt on someone he's using as leverage. I'm not freaking out yet, but I'm definitely concerned. I really want this to be good. We're already a good portion of the way there with original composer Alan Menken teaming up with Lin-Manuel Miranda for the music. Let's just hope we're getting the guy that did Memoirs of a Geisha & not the guy that did Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. What do y'all think about this consideration though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Disney's upcoming live-action take on Mulan has found it's title character. Yifei Liu has picked up the role. A Chinese actress with a pretty long resume according to IMDB. Mostly Chinese movies, I've actually only seen one thing she was in, & to say I remember her in The Forbidden Kingdom would be a lie. Though I remember being fond of the movie, I've probably seen it twice at most. I'm actually very curious to see if this works out. I'm sure it will do great abroad, but here in the U.S. we've judged our movies for a long time by who was featured in the films. We are starting to shy away from that, but not by far. Having a cast of actors that are unfamiliar may have an effect on the financial outcome. I'm in though. I don't care who's in a good film, & we already know the story works from it's animated predecessor. Hell, sometimes a big name actor can pull me right out of a story just upon recognition. I'm really curious to see how this one unfolds. Mulan was never one of my favorites, I'm hoping this can change that. What are y'all's thoughts on this casting call? Are y'all ready to see a movie that you don't recognize anyone in? Put it in the comments, like, & share.