Disney plans Disney + debut for live-action movies like Cruella
Following the official confirmation of Wonder Woman 1984simultaneous theatrical releases and HBO Max, fans wondered if Disney would follow in Warner Bros. ‘footsteps.’ decision potentially releasing Marvel Studios Black Widow at Disney +. However, it does not appear to be the case for the Scarlett Johansson-led superhero flick, with Deadline announcing that Disney is instead considering a Disney + release for their upcoming live-action family films such as Emma Stone’s. Cruel, Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio, and that of David Lowery Peter Pan and Wendy.
The outlet notes that it’s still unclear whether these potential streaming versions would be offered with an extra on Disney + or not. However, the possibility that the House of the Mouse could go that route is very likely, as Disney CEO Bob Chapek has previously confirmed that due to Mulanthe positive premiere access performance of, they seek to use it for future offers. As for Black WidowDisney is reportedly still determined to release the long-delayed MCU movie in theaters and currently has no discussions on a first streaming option.
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Cruel will explore the wickedness that originated in Dodie Smith’s 1956 book, “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians”. The role was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson in the 1961 Disney animated adaptation and played by Glenn Close in the 1996 live-action take (as well as the 2000 sequel to that film, 102 Dalmatians).
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The film will feature Oscar-winning actresses Emma Thompson (End Howards) and Emma Stone (La La Land), who will play the titular fur-obsessed antagonist. The upcoming prequel is set to take place in the 1970s, with Stone calling it his take on the character as “punk rock.”
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With Tom Hanks as Geppotto, the live-action Pinocchio will focus on the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a “real boy”, and the relationship between a father and his son, the ramifications of lying and creating stories and living in a fantasy world. The original animated film, based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, made his film debut in 1940 and won two Oscars.
The film will feature the reunion of longtime collaborators Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks, who have worked together on acclaimed films such as Forrest Gump and Castaway.
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First published in 1911, Peter Pan and Wendy tells the story of the boy who never grows up named Peter Pan when he meets Wendy Darling and takes her with his brothers John and Michael to the magical island of Neverland. There they meet the Lost Boys and the Tinkerbell, followed by many dangerous adventures against Peter’s nemesis, Captain Hook.
The live-action movie will star newcomers Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson as the lead roles, as well as Jude Law as Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell. This will be directed by David Lowery (Pete’s dragon, The green knight) with Toby Halbrooks having co-wrote the adaptation with Lowery.