The first official trailer for James Franco’s new film Oz: The Great and the Powerful has been released by Disney during Comic-Con 2012. Besides James Franco Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams are expected to play key roles in the movie.
Sources in the Disney informed that the movie will soon start filming so that it is released early next year in 2013. Directed by Sam Riami ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is a prequel to the events of the classic 1939 movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
The names for the sequels of ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America’ have been announced by Marvel at the Comic-Con in San Diego. In addition to revealing the titles — ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ — Marvel announced two new films in the works during what was ostensibly a panel devoted to Iron Man 3 at the event.
Warner Brothers released its first teaser poster of ‘Godzilla . The poster shows a red Japanese word behind the film’s title which becomes the highlight of the poster. The Disney announced that Guardians of the Galaxy—featuring Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Draxx the Destroyer, Groot and Gamora is on tap for August 1, 2014 and that an Ant-Man movie was also in pipeline.
“I’m taking the Terrence Malick approach when it comes to superheroes,” a website has quoted Edgar Wright as saying. He had been referring to the lengthy period of time that he’s been supposedly working on the script and name-checking a director who takes a notoriously long time between his films.
“I did shoot a test, this is true. You guys wouldn’t want to see the unfinished test, would you?” Wright said. The footage screened featuring a fully costumed Ant-Man lasted for about 30 seconds with the character going from big to small, big to small, big to small while simultaneously battling two apparently nefarious security guards.
“Ant-Man will kick your ass, one inch at a time,” Wright added.
Stunning collections registered by “The Avengers” movie has prompted the Walt Disney Co. to plan out a sequel of the movie and make sure that the crime-fighting Marvel superhero team gets a return date to theaters soon.
Although no release date is fixed yet but the Disney Executive Bob Iger has informed the media that the second “Avengers” movie will follow a previously announced “Thor” and “Iron Man” sequels coming in 2013 and a new “Captain America” movie in 2014.
‘The Avengers’ opened in the US last week and made a whopping $207.4 million from U.S. and Canadian theaters over the weekend, the biggest opening in film history. The film was released a week prior to North America release and as per the last reports came in the movie has already amassed $702.2 million at the box office.
The success of “The Avengers” is rewriting the history of movie merchandise sales in the US. The products are already sold out and the Disney marketing team is pulling out all stops to ensure smooth supply of merchandise at the stores.
“We expect, given the interest in this film, that demand for its product is going continue to be strong pretty much throughout the year,” Iger said.
Iger also highlighted Disney’s plan to make parks and resorts to incorporate Marvel into the company’s theme parks, beyond Walt Disney World in Orlando where Universal Studios holds the rights to the characters.
Analysts believe that the success of ‘ The Avengers’ has not only created box office history but also saved Disney’s stock on the Wall Street. Disney went through a series of downgrades when its ambitious project ‘John Carter’ which bombed at the box office unsettling the finances of the company. Now the success of ‘Avengers’ has brought back the Disney stock in reckoning.
World’s largest movie making company the Walt Disney Corporation is going to post a colossal loss of 200 million USD on its recent movie release ‘John Carter’. The experts believe that this could the world’s biggest money-losing movie ever.
Directed by Andrew Stanton, the sci-fi movie about a Civil War veteran expedition to Mars has earned only about $184 million in ticket sales worldwide so far and half of the revenues were shared with the theater owners. The estimated budget of ‘John Carter’ was 250 million and nearly $100 million spent on promotions.
‘John Carter’ could not generate much enthusiasm among cine goers after its release and even those who love sci-fi fiction did not like it much. The company had pinned its hope on ‘John Carter’s success and if that had happened it was almost ready to make sequels of the movie. Now those plans have been put on the backburner.