What Disney Touches Turns To Gold
What Disney Touches Turns To Gold
It’s official. Disney is taking over the world of entertainment. After securing 20th Century Fox, Disney has officially revealed that its streaming service, Disney+, will launch on November 12th, 2019 for only $6.99 a month. As if owning what feels like everything isn’t enough, they’re topping the box office with every hit they release. Whether it is a remake of an old classic or the latest Marvel movie, Disney is ruling the market. The list below consists of 5 movies Disney has coming out this summer that are projected to keep them on top. You won’t want to miss the buzz on these.Dark Phoenix
Release Date: June 7th
Cast: James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain
Directed by: Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Synopsis: Dark Phoenix is the story of one of X-Men’s most cherished characters. This installment of the X-Men saga follows Jean Grey as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. While Jean is in space on a life-threatening rescue mission, she is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one the most powerful mutants on the planet. Between her own personal demons and the increasingly unstable power that is growing inside of her, Jean spirals out of control. This, in turn, begins tearing the X-Men family apart and threatens to destroy the very fabric of our planet. Reviews have said that this is the most emotionally intense X-Men movie made, thus far and the visual effect (VFX) are some of the best to come out this year. Click here to see how Marvel brought this movie and the other installments to life.
Toy Story 4
Release Date: June 21st
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Madeleine McGraw
Directed by: Josh Cooley
Synopsis: In the 4th and most successful installment of everyone’s favorite childhood movie, Toy Story 4, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and their newest toy, Forky. Bonnie makes Forky on her first day of Kindergarten and brings him home to meet the rest of her beloved toys. On the road trip, the adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion for Woody and Bo Peep. They are quick to start discussing the good old days with Andy and they begin to see that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. Click here to view the full trailer.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release Date: July 5th
Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya
Directed by: John Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Synopsis: In Spider-Man: Far From Home we will see how the world dealt with what happened after Avengers: Endgame. It will also focus on how Peter Parker navigates the loss of his mentor and father figure, Tony Stark as he continues to work with the Avengers team. Already dubbed the next big hit for Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home sets up the next wave of Marvel movies. *Spoiler alert – There are 2 after credits scenes that will give us all a clue as to what is coming after Far From Home. Click here to see the official trailer.The Lion King
Release Date: July 19th
Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones
Directed by: Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)
Synopsis: We all know the story line of The Lion King- it’s a Disney classic. In the film, we follow Simba, a young lion, who flees his kingdom after his Uncle kills his father by luring them into a stampede of wildebeests. Simba returns to the kingdom as an adult with plans to take back his homeland from his evil uncle, Scar. In the remake that hits theaters on July 19th, Disney far surpassed everyone’s expectations, making it, as Wired states, the VR-fueled future of cinema.
“The Lion King was filmed entirely in virtual reality (well, save a single photographed shot). All the locations you know from the original—Pride Rock, the elephant graveyard, Rafiki’s Ancient Tree—exist, but not as practical sets or files confined to an animator’s computer. They live inside a kind of filmmaking videogame as 360-degree virtual environments, full of digitized animals, around which Favreau and his crew could roam.” – Peter Rubin, Wired
The New Mutants
Release Date: August 2nd
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga
Directed by: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars)
Synopsis: With an all-star cast, including Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, The New Mutants is a horror-tinged spin-off from the X-Men series. It will follow young mutants around as they begin to learn about their new abilities and how to use them. While the storyline is promising, it is currently stuck in limbo because of the recent sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney. While we know that the August release date could be pushed, we also know that everything Disney touches turns to gold- so any changes will only enhance what should already be a great movie.
Click here to see a complete list of everything Disney has coming out in 2019.