Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Sets 2021 Release Date

After years of development and teases, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam finally has a release date. The New Line film based on the DC villain will open on Dec. 22, 2021, Johnson announced Thursday. That puts it just days after Avatar 2‘s Dec. 17, 2021 release date. Fox and Disney’s Avatar 2 is the sequel to the second highest-grossing film of all time, but DC has had luck in … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Sets 2021 Release Date

Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

Since I don’t plan to buy any more streaming services, I guess I’d better make sure I see this one in the theaters. ~ Vida Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Colm Meaney also star in the drama. Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson try to outsmart the banking system to help African Americans in the trailer for Apple’s The Banker. Based on … Continue reading Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

How Will Smith Cracked the Code on Making Real Money in Hollywood

Once in decline, the ‘Gemini Man’ star has quietly become one of the most diversified (and wealthy) talents thanks to everything from working with Netflix to maintain his quote, investing in eco-friendly water and growing his digital footprint: “He’s unbelievably methodical.” In March 2016, Will Smith was at a crossroads. After three decades in show business, he was coming off the coldest streak of an … Continue reading How Will Smith Cracked the Code on Making Real Money in Hollywood

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced the release date of the much-anticipated follow-up film at D23 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday. “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters May 6, 2022. “We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right,” Coogler said of the production schedule. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Coogler has delivered a treatment, complete with a villain and new title, … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

HARRIET – Official Trailer

Can’t wait to see this! Synopsis & Video: ~ via Focus Features Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Director: Kasi Lemmons | Writers: Gregory … Continue reading HARRIET – Official Trailer

‘Lion King’ Director Jon Favreau Talks Virtual Production and Working With Beyonce in ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

I love hearing the behind the scene conversations! The film’s inventive virtual production process is now in use on ‘The Mandalorian.’ The Lion King director Jon Favreau is featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen series. In a conversation with THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina, Favreau discusses a wide range of topics including the Disney film’s groundbreaking virtual production process; new music from Beyonce, Elton … Continue reading ‘Lion King’ Director Jon Favreau Talks Virtual Production and Working With Beyonce in ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

Beyoncé – SPIRIT from Disney’s The Lion King (Official Video)

Wow! What a beautiful video. Just fabulous. This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa . . . the album uses “a lot” … Continue reading Beyoncé – SPIRIT from Disney’s The Lion King (Official Video)

Disney Finds ‘Little Mermaid’ Star in Singer Halle Bailey

Rob Marshall will direct the live-action musical. Singer-actress Halle Bailey will be part of Disney’s world. Bailey, who with her sister forms R&B duo Chloe x Halle, has nabbed the starring role in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and will play the role of Ariel, the rebellious daughter of King Triton who longs to live on dry land.The decision was made today, with … Continue reading Disney Finds ‘Little Mermaid’ Star in Singer Halle Bailey

The Lion King – Cast & Characters

I cannot wait!! James Earl Jones … Mufasa (voice) [How dare they not create one for him!] Donald Glover … Simba (voice) Beyoncé … Nala (voice) JD McCrary … Young Simba (voice) Shahadi Wright Joseph … Young Nala (voice) Alfre Woodard … Sarabi (voice) Chiwetel Ejiofor … Scar (voice) Seth Rogen … Pumbaa (voice) | Billy Eichner … Timon (voice)   John Oliver … Zazu … Continue reading The Lion King – Cast & Characters

How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production

‘Just Mercy’ was staffed and filmed under WarnerMedia’s company-wide drive for more diverse hiring. In 1988, Patrice Coleman became the first African American makeup artist in her union in Georgia, and she has worked steadily since on Georgia-based film and TV shoots, including Lionsgate’s Insurgent, multiple projects for Tyler Perry and HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Nevertheless, she was surprised last year when … Continue reading How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production