Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the announcement that Jenkins could be the primary girl to direct a “Star Wars” movie at The Walt Disney Firm’s Investor Day 2020 Thursday.
Few particulars for the brand new movie have been made accessible past the discharge date, Christmas 2023. However Jenkins, the daughter of an Air Pressure pilot, vowed to make the “best fighter pilot film of all time” in a clip shared on Twitter the place she was seen boarding an X-wing fighter.
“The legend of ‘Rogue Squadron’ ” has been “lengthy beloved ‘Star Wars’ followers,” Kennedy stated within the presentation. The storied insurgent alliance group of X-wing fighters have been fashioned Luke Skywalker within the saga. Kennedy promised to maneuver the franchise to “a future period of the galaxy.”
Jenkins has made Disney historical past earlier than. She was the primary girl to direct a Marvel film with 2017’s “Marvel Girl”
Disney revealed through the investor presentation it’s going to launch 10 “Star Wars” sequence on Disney+, in addition to 10 Marvel sequence on the streaming service.
Chris Evans heads to Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’
In Pixar information, Pete Docter, chief artistic officer, introduced “Lightyear,” the “definitive origin story” for the beloved “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear (to this point voiced Tim Allen).
Docter vowed the movie could be “an motion movie” in contrast to something completed Pixar studios up to now, promising “a brand new twist to an iconic character.”
The brand new Buzz Lightyear will probably be voiced Captain America, Chris Evans. The movie will come to theaters summer season 2022. Evans was removed from the bombastic Lightyear on Twitter reacting to the information
“I do not even have the phrases,” Evans wrote.
Tom Hanks is heading to ‘Pinocchio’
In different movie information, Disney confirmed experiences that Tom Hanks will star as wooden carver Geppetto in a live-action remake of “Pinocchio” for streaming service Disney+.
The mission will reunite director Robert Zemeckis and longtime collaborator Hanks. The 2 have beforehand labored collectively on 1994’s “Forrest Gump,” 2000’s “Solid Away” and 2004’s “The Polar Specific.”
Sean Bailey, president of movie manufacturing for Disney, stated the movie will incorporate “cutting-edge CGI.”
Bailey introduced that “Peter Pan & Wendy” may even fly to Disney+ with Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell and Jude Regulation as Captain Hook.
‘Raya’ will hit Disney+ and theaters on the identical time
Disney Animation Studios introduced it’s going to launch “Raya and the Final Dragon” on Disney+ – with a premier entry cost of $30 – the identical day it arrives in theaters in March.
The transfer follows Warner Bros. studios’ Dec. three announcement that its whole slate of 2021 motion pictures would stream on HBO Max simultaneous to the theatrical launch. On Thursday, there was important consideration on Walt Disney Studios to see how the movie big would deal with a potential shift of theatrical releases to Disney+.
Disney launched “Mulan” on Disney+ with a premier entry payment in September after the motion movie’s theatrical launch was delayed repeatedly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However “Raya” was the principle, current movie to make the transfer to Disney+at Thursday’s buyers assembly. The animated movie options Kelly Marie Tran because the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon Sisu.
Disney had already positioned Pixar’s “Soul,” on Disney+ (with no additional cost) for a Dec. 25 streaming launch – eradicating the theatrical launch because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regardless of rumors that Marvel’s “Black Widow” could be headed to Disney+ subsequent 12 months, Marvel president Kevin Feige confirmed that Scarlett Johansson’s long-delayed Avengers prequel could be launched in theaters on Might 7, 2021.
The streaming service will nonetheless see a boon of latest movies.Disney CEO Bob Chapek stated through the buyers assembly that, of 100 film titles deliberate, 80% are going straight to Disney+ or Hulu. However “for us it is about stability,” he stated.