Disney Streaming Service
Whilst they may be slowing their output on the big screen, Disney has big plans for their franchises with their new streaming service which aims to take on the likes of Amazon and Netflix. Over recent weeks more shows have been announced for the service, now known as Disney +.
In the Star Wars camp, there’s two prequel series in the works. First up is The Mandalorian, from showrunner Jon Favreux, set between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. The series focuses on a mysterious bounty hunter that actually isn’t Boba Fett. With a $100m budget, Favreux in charge and guest directors like Taika Watiti (Thor Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) lined up to direct episodes, it’s looking interesting. Today it was also announced Diego Luna will be returning as Cassian Andor in a prequel series to Rogue One. Not much else is known at this stage, but we’ll keep you posted.
In the Marvel corner, everyone’s favourite villain, Tom Hiddleston, will be headlining a Loki series. It’s also rumoured there will be other series focusing on Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) as well as a team-up series with Captain America’s male love interests, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
The service will launch late in 2019.
Comedy Comebacks For American Mid-Terms
Naturally, there’s been a lot of focus on the American mid-term elections this week and as such, late night TV saw the return of not one, but two comedy characters to our screens.
Whilst doing press for the recent release of Bohemian Rhapsody, Mike Myers mentioned they were working on Austin Powers 4, at the same time teasing we’d get to see Dr Evil a lot sooner. The good Doctor appeared on Jimmy Fallon to announce he was running for Congress, apparently. He outlined his Five Point Evil Plan, where he took great glee dropping in some topical references.
A day later, on Jimmy Kimmel, saw the return of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat, who was gauging the public opinion in Florida.
I would say Borat is the funnier of the two, but it’s great to see them both back in some capacity.
Dancing in The Movies
For any London-based film fans, we urge you to check out the fiendishly difficult You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Film Quiz. As part of the quiz, the talented team produce some amazing film mashups. This video, to celebrate their recent 150th quiz, certainly brought a smile to our faces. Enjoy.