‘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

Sterling K. Brown to Star in True-Life Sports Drama ‘Rise’

Kevin Rodney Sullivan will direct the pic, which has been dated for an Easter 2020 release. Sterling K. Brown is in talks to star in the inspirational sports drama Rise. The Emmy winner will play Willie Davis, a janitor at a Louisiana middle school who took over the boys’ basketball program — which was in danger of being canceled due to lack of funds — … Continue reading Sterling K. Brown to Star in True-Life Sports Drama ‘Rise’

Reparations & White Privilege – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

THIS is the best explanation I have heard in a long time. If people don’t understand after listening to this, they don’t want to understand! Just brilliant! ~ Vida For anyone confused about reparations . . . Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the pictures. No copyright infringement intended. Continue reading Reparations & White Privilege – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

‘Us’ and Them: Why Jordan Peele Is the New Master of Suspense

Without much warning, the writer-director of ‘Get Out’ has taken on a key role in the Hollywood hierarchy. But the burden it brings is heavy. The ending of Us is twisty, unsettling, and oddly shaped. I won’t spoil the surprise, though it demands that viewers retrace and reconsider the film’s narrative structure. Like any worthy brain-bender, it insists upon a rewatch. It’s an audacious choice … Continue reading ‘Us’ and Them: Why Jordan Peele Is the New Master of Suspense