Disney held its 2020 Investor Day occasion on Thursday, and naturally the Home of Mouse’s excessive profile franchises have grabbed all of the preliminary headlines. Yada, yada, Fantastic Four MCU film and Loki series. Blah, blah, seven new Star Wars issues.
However Lucasfilm and Marvel have been removed from the one Disney-owned entities making traders tingle with anticipation on account of thrilling upcoming initiatives. With the total challenge rundown is now accessible to peruse, a number of bulletins particularly caught our eye on first move.
For FX on Hulu, the lengthy anticipated adaptation of Y: The Final Man will lastly debut in 2021. Brian Okay. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s famed DC Comics title facilities on a post-apocalyptic world the place just one mammal with a Y chromosome survived: a cisgender man who roams this new actuality together with his pet monkey. The story has been rumored for a movie or TV adaptation mainly because the comedian neared its ending (Disturbia director D.J. Caruso was as soon as hooked up again in 2007), however Diane Lane and relative newcomer Ben Schnetzer will in the end headline the solid bringing it to life.
These essential darlings at FX may also notably deliver the Alien franchise to TV for the primary time (the present is in improvement with no agency time-frame, although). Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley will function the creator, however Disney famous FX is negotiating with Sir Ridley Scott to have him function Govt Producer. As for the plot? “Set not too far into our future, it’s the primary Alien story set on Earth—and by mixing each the timeless horror of the primary Alien movie with the continuous motion of the second, it’s going to be a scary thrill trip that can blow individuals again of their seats.”
Elsewhere within the Hulu/FXverse, Disney additionally introduced a fifth season for maybe the scariest present on TV, The Handmaid’s Story, earlier than its fourth season begins. Counterpart showrunner Justin Marks will adapt the feudal Japan epic Shōgun (“some of the sweeping, refined and grownup collection FX has ever created,” says the discharge). And SNL star Kate McKinnon will play Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes in an eight episode adaptation of the ABC Information podcast, The Dropout. Disney expects that to debut on Hulu in 2021.
For Nationwide Geographic, Disney revealed a brand new Jacques Cousteau documentary, referred to as Cousteau, is coming from filmmakers behind such latest hit docs like What Occurred Miss Simone?, Free Solo, and Icarus. No time-frame was introduced, however Disney continues to be planning a theatrical and pageant launch for the documentary earlier than it hits Disney+. The movie has been made by leveraging, “a treasure trove of beforehand unseen archival materials… that includes never-before-seen 4K footage from the Cousteau Society’s archives.” (Elsewhere, no joke, Will Smith will helm a docuseries referred to as, Welcome to Earth).
Lastly, there have been a number of different Disney+/Marvel improvement linear notes value shouting out, equivalent to:
- Oscar winner Mahershala Ali shall be taking the title position of Blade in a brand new characteristic for everybody’s favourite vampire.
- New Marvel Disney+ collection bulletins included: Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion, Ironheart with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor, and Armor Wars with Don Cheadle as Conflict Machine.
- Upcoming Disney animated characteristic, Raya and the Final Dragon, will get the Mulan remedy by concurrently debuting on Disney+ Premier Entry and in theaters in March 2021.
- John Mulaney and Andy Samberg (Chip and Dale), Tom Hanks (presumably Gepetto), and Jude Regulation (Captain Hook) are all reprising iconic Disney characters within the close to future. And in 2022, Captain America himself will take over the House Command headgear from Tim Allen, as Chris Evans voices Buzz Lightyear within the Buzz origin story, Lightyear (srsly).
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