Disney are at it again moving Pixar's Soul from June 19th to November 20th and their own Raya And The Last Dragon to March 12th 2021.
This first move, Soul, is an interesting one, Disney recently moved their tentpole picture Mulan to 24th July, I guess they are presuming cinemas will be open again by then, but by moving Soul they seem to be suggesting that things will still be on lockdown in mid June?
The move also puts the film in direct competition with Godzilla Vs. Kong, and since that film has been moved once already I suspect unfortunately that the film may well go direct to streaming, a lot depends how long the lockdown lasts though.
Raya And The Last Dragon was due for a late November release and it makes sense to move the film to 2021.
The scheduling issue are starting to get a bit of a nightmare mind as this move to Raya puts it in loose competition with many tentpole films from various studios, and means that early 2021 is starting to get very crowded.
Expect more re-scheduling from studios as there is still no sign of cinemas opening in the coming weeks.
Raya and the Last Dragon in theaters March 12, 2021. pic.twitter.com/9S1Sm9Qniu— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) April 13, 2020
A new poster has been released for upcoming movie Soul which you can see to the right.
The movies release date is 19th June 2020 and it stars among others Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey and is directed by Pete Docter
A middle school music teacher has long dreamed of performing jazz music onstage. However, an untimely accident causes his soul to be separated from his body and transported to the "You Seminar", a centre in which souls develop before being placed in newborn children. He must work with souls in training in order to return to Earth before it"s too late.
Check out the movie page for more information on this film.
8th November 2019
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 8th November 2019, there are 8 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Joker from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Midway, an Action movie directed by Roland Emmerich who also directed White House Down in 2013 which grossed £4.2 Million.
It stars Ed Skrein who last starred in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019).
The film also stars Patrick Wilson who last appeared in Annabelle Comes Home (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is The Irishman.
This new movie stars Robert De Niro who's last film was Joker (2019)
It also stars Al Pacino who appeared in Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood (2019).
The film is brought to us by veteran director Martin Scorsese.
Next up this week is Better Days which is directed by Derek Tsang who directed Soulmate in 2016.
It stars Dongyu Zhou and Jackson Yee.
Also this week there is The Good Liar from director Bill Condon who also directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in 2011.
The film features Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in starring roles.
The long list of new releases continues with Luce which is directed by Julius Onah who directed The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018.
It stars Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer.
Finally there is Arctic Dogs from director Aaron Woodley who also directed The Entitled in 2011, the film stars Jeremy Renner and Heidi Klum.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 4 new releases.
7th November 2019
Directed by Pixar veteran Pete Docter Soul has been surrounded with a bit of mystery, but the first trailer sheds a little light on the movie which is released today.
First of all Pixar have their off world movie Onwards coming on 6th March 2020, but a few months later they have this curious little movie coming out.
The story of an everyday Joe living in New York, fed up with his life then rediscovers his passion for music, doesn't sound too revolutionary until he has an out of body experience.
The film stars the voice talents of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey and is released in the UK on 19th June 2020.
Being held in Anaheim California August 23rd - 25th the Ultimate Disney Fan Event is held by the company on a bi-annual basis and gives the fans news on the latest movies, TV shows and theme parks.
What can we expect for this years event? With a new Star Wars movie around the corner, the end of the phase 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new Frozen movie on the horizons and an area of the Disney theme parks dedicated to Star Wars!
There may not be a new trailer coming out of the D23 expo for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker but we can expect a behind the scenes reel, as we did with the last 2 films, with new footage and most likely, and just maybe we'll get an official movie poster.
There may also be some news on the new trilogy of films that are set for release every other year from December 2023.
There has been a feeling that we have had too much Star Wars in recent years so after this years movie expect the whole franchise to go quiet until the promotion starts for he 2023 movie.
Disney are releasing their own streaming service this year, Disney+, and the Star Wars Universe ig going to feed into this a lot over the years between The Rise Of Skywalker and the next cinematic adventure including the much anticipated The Mandalorian for which there will likely be a trailer.
Lets not also forget that other Lucasfilms franchise, Indianan Jones. The next movie has already been delayed but is going ahead with Harrison Ford, little is known but with a whole area dedicated to the film studio there could well be some mention of the original tomb raider.
The MCU phase 3 went out with a massive bang and Avengers: Engame became the top grossing movie of all time and Spider-Man: Far from home grossed over a Billion at the box office, so the phase 4 has a lot to live up to.
The first spanner in the works is the breakdown of the Disney and Sony (who own Spider-Man) partnership so don't expect to hear anything from the Spidey franchise, but with the acquisition of Fox by Disney every other Marvel character can now be used by Disney so expect to see the likes of X-Men and Fantastic 4 cropping up, not that we'll hear anything at D23.
There should be more news on the confirmed project like Shang-Chi, Black Widow and Thor: Love And Thunder, maybe there will even be a trailer for the Scarlett Johansson starring movie which is the first of these movie out the door next March.
Again the Disney+ streaming service, due for launch this year, will be a major part of the MCU going forward with the prospect of TV series adding to the Universe as well as movies.
One of the properties that Disney aquired when it bought Fox was James Camerons former highest grossing movie Avatar and all planed sequels.
They have been a long time coming but with the opening of the Pandora area (the planet in the movie) in Animal Kingdom in Orlando Disney are keen to get the sequels made and have announced they will be released bi-yearly fron 2022.
There will be an Avatar area as the expo and the possibility of more information of the sequels which are being made back to back.
Lets not forget the animated Disney Movies! On the horizon is Frozen II, which is kind of a big deal, the original film is still the true highest grossing animated movie of all time (not counting the new The Lion King movie) and became a cultural phenomenon back in 2013.
The trailers have promised much and we could see more footage from the film which is set for release at the end of 2019.
It has been announced that there will be a Moana area coming to Epcot in the revamp of the Walt Disney World park, this could be a sign that there is a sequel to the 2016 animated movie.
Pixar will also be showing off its future movies Onwards and Soul at a presentation during the weekend.
Little has beed seen from these movies from the digital animated arm of the company except for a trailer for Onwards, so fans are excited to see more and this is the perfect platform.
There is of course much more that will come out of the Expo so come back regularly to get all the latest news.