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Comic Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Diving Onto Your Bookshelf!

Swim into this news, Disney fans! A comic adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, has been announced a week after the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel the upcoming live action remake of the Disney film. The comic will retell the story of the animated film with the classic designs that you doubtlessly remember from childhood. According to The Hollywood Reporter  the series will be released by Dark Horse Comics. The series will be adapting the animated film’s story, which is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, very closely but through Ariel’s eyes, allowing us a more intimate look at the events strictly from her POV. The aim of the series will be to truly see what Ariel was thinking as she deals with finding true love, grappling with her father King Triton, and fighting against the evil sea-witch Ursula.

 

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The comic will be entitled Disney: The Little Mermaid and will be launching as a three issue limited series. The series will be written by Cecil Castelluci, with artwork by Zulema Scotto Lavina. Castelucci’s previous writing credits include the critically acclaimed Soupy Leaves Home, as well as other comics such as The P.L.A.I.N. Janes, Female Furiesand Shade: The Changing GirlShe has previous experience working on a Disney adaptation comic, having written Snow White and The Seven Dwarfswhich also told the classic animated film’s story from Snow White’s point of view.

 

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The comic will be launching October 16th, doubtlessly building hype for the upcoming live action film in the future. Are you excited to revisit the sea and all the denizens within in comic form? Tell us in the comments! In the meantime, you can revisit the original animated film or even better, read the story it was based on! But be warned, it’s a little darker.

 

 

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Beyoncé Just Dropped a Single From ‘The Lion King’ Remake!

‘Be Prepared’ didn’t make the cut in Jon Favreau’s live action rendition, but we can get a taste of the new soundtrack with what the Queen Bey just dropped.

 

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In case you’re living under a rock, Disney is remaking all their animation classics. Beauty and the Beast hit theaters in 2017 (as well as 1991) and Lady and the Tramp will be available in live action form on their newest streaming service, Disney Plus, but The Lion King will come out in eight days on July 18th.

Stirring up the soup bowl of hype is Beyoncé!

Not only will she grace our ears by being the voice of Nala, but she’s also producing and curating the album for the film. Are you wondering how that will turn out? Well, wait no longer!

 

 

The song is titled ‘Spirit’ and “is said to be featured during a pivotal scene in the film involving Queen Bey’s character, Nala,” Deadline reports.

 

 

You can listen to the song below:

 

Are you excited for this movie? It’ll be the second live-action Disney remake that Jon Favreau (the first was The Jungle Book).

 

 

Right now it seems that Disney isn’t stopped with their live action remakes. The Mulan teaser trailer dropped only three days ago….

 

 

….and Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil‘s second trailer dropped two days ago…

 

 

…and the cast for Little Mermaid has been growing.

 

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So the train is going, but are you along for the ride?

 

 

 

 

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Canceled Film ‘Mouse Guard’ Posts Demo Reel, Showing Us What Could Have Been

 

 

The Mouse Guard movie is officially dead. Disney has scrapped Fox’s planned adaptation of the popular graphic novel series by David Petersen. There were hopes the project was just delayed or finding a new home, but alas, the project has officially been canceled. Director Wes Bell confirmed this sad news via Twitter:

 

 

 

While it’s a pity Mouse Guard won’t see the light of day, Petersen also shared some cool stuff that might have represented what the final movie could have looked like. Petersen celebrated the enormous effort the pre-production team had done for the movie in an i09 article in which he showcased sculptures, pre-production art, and the studio that would have been used. The demo reel made for the film was posted by Wes Ball on his YouTube channel, and it showcased what could have been.

While obviously incomplete and lacking any audio, the demo reel captures the feeling of the books excellently. Notable scenes from the demo reel include a showcase of the Mouse Guard society; multiple clashes between mice that feature cool, flashy choreography; and giant creatures such as turtles, crows, and snakes that almost function as dragons to the minuscule mice.

The screenwriter also lamented the project’s death and said so in a Tweet, in which he attached the ENTIRE SCREENPLAY online for anyone to read:

 

 

This is an incredible level of insight for a project that’s been canned. We can tell everyone attached to this was extremely passionate about Mouse Guard, and hopefully, someday, it can begin life again as a film adaptation. In the meantime, check out the demo reel below and see what could have been.

 

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Marvel Really Wants Keanu Reeves to Star in the MCU

Marvel wants to call of the dibs on Keanu Reeves’s next film credits. Everyone on the internet may want to claim ownership of the beloved Keanu, who has become a true man of the people, but none more than Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.

 

 

“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about, I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

 

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Marvel still has yet to announce its official slate of new films, as well. Huffpost reports that Reeves is rumored to star in The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie, but Feige won’t be making any confirmations about future films until Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres.

 

I will say all of the post Comic-Con, post Spider-Man: Far From Home stuff. … Here’s an exclusive. We’re gonna keep making movies. We’re gonna still keep making movies after these two. And we will talk about them soon after Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out.

 

After the still devastating loss of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, we the people are in dire need of some amazing casting news. However, Reeves is still very busy with his most recent projects. He is currently promoting Toy Story 4, and is set to star in another John Wick film as the hit action series continues to gain popularity.

Reeves did recently express interest in playing Wolverine though.

 

 

During a puppy-playing interview that BuzzFeed hosted, Reeves was asked by fans which Marvel or DC superhero he would want to play in the future.

“I don’t know,” said Reeves. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So Wolverine.”

 

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Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine concluded with grace (and a lot of blood) in Logan. X-Men is now owned by Disney and Marvel. The stars are aligned. The Keanussance rages. Give Keanu his adamantium claws, please.

 

 

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Start Your Summer Binge Watching With Netflix’s Upcoming July Titles

The month of June is coming to a close, and with that is the start of Summer! What better way to spend the sunny season than indoors, binge-watching Netflix.

We’ve broken everything down by genre and release date, so skim for your favorites or get lost in Netflix’s July offerings.

 

 

 

 

Comedy

 

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1. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, a Netflix original inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (coming July 16th)

2. Orange Is The New Black Season 7, originally based on the novel by Piper Kerman (coming July 26th)

 

Drama

 

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1. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, based on the book by Robert Getchell (coming July 1st)

2. Sicilian Ghost Story, inspired by the Italian short story We Won’t Be Confused Forever by Marco Mancassola (coming July 6th)

 

Action

 

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1. The American, based off the novel A Very Private Gentleman, written by Martin Booth (coming July 1st)

2. The Son, based off the book by Philipp Meyer (coming July 26th)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy

 

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1. Inkheart, based on the book by Cornelia Funke (coming July 1st)

 

Anime

 

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1. Astro Boy, based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka (coming July 1st)

2. Kakegurui Season 2, based on the manga by Homura Kawamoto and Toru Naomura (coming July 4th)

3. Saint Seiya: Knights Of The Zodiac, based on the manga by Masami Kurumada (coming July 19th)

 

For Children

 

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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name (coming July 1st)

2. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, based on the book Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travers (coming July 9th)

3. Disney’s Race To Witch Mountain, based on the book Escape To Witch Mountain by Alexander Key (coming July 1st)

4. Disney’s The Princess And The Frog, based loosely on E. D. Baker’s The Frog Princess (coming July 16th)

5. The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants Season 3, based on the Dav Pilkey Comic Series

 

 

 

 

Netflix has a lot to offer children this July. Perfect for the start of Summer vacation!

With all the Disney films joining the roster, parents, especially new ones, can join in the fun as well! Since you can bring Netflix with you anywhere, why not have it for the family vacation?

Happy binge-watching!

 

 

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