With the exception of The Jungle Book, I haven’t enjoyed any of the Disney live-action remakes. It’s not that I’ve thought any of them were terrible, it’s just that none of them hit me the same way. However, I was genuinely interested in Mulan. It’s packed, with a cast full of martial artists experts and on paper is arguably, the only Disney film that could really work as live-action.

This version of Mulan vastly deviates from the 1998 source material. There are no musical numbers and the romantic subplot, is nowhere to be seen. It also replaces the wisecracking dragon, Mushu, with a soaring phoenix whose presence beats you over the head, with obvious metaphors.

With a cast consisting mostly of Chinese actors, with costumes and sets so impeccably designed. It seemed like a sure-fire hit. The film does look genuinely beautiful in places, the blend of New Zealand and China’s locations is seamless. However, the film doesn’t really have a lot going for it. There’s some really dodgy CGI and green screen work and, as great as her performance is, Liu Yifei never convinces as a man. She’s recognisably a woman throughout, it’s difficult to suspend your disbelief when the film isn’t even pulling off its central promise.

The film has many promising parts but fails to bring them together in a satisfying way. The action set pieces, that should be spectacular are either bad or mediocre, which is a shame considering the film boasts a cast that includes Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, and Gong Li. These are all actors renowned for their martial arts expertise. This could have been so good.

Mulan 2020 is just Mulan 1998, with the fun taken out. My advice would be to wait until it’s free to stream on Disney+.

Olivia Wilde to direct a Silk movie?

Olivia Wilde has reportedly signed a deal to direct a new Marvel film for Sony Pictures.

The ’Booksmart’ director will make a movie about a female superhero, but neither Disney or Sony has officially commented.

When Marvel were in financial trouble in the 1990s, they sold off the film rights to their superheroes. Sony bought the rights to Spider-Man. Which also grants them use of any Spider-Man related characters.

Wilde posted a spider emoji on Twitter, leading most people to assume she’s making a Spider-Woman movie. But, my money is on Silk.

Silk AKA Cindy Moon made her debut in 2014, in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 1. She’s a Korean-American, who was bitten by the same spider on the same day as Peter Parker.

Cindy gained similar abilities to Peter when she was bitten, though her spider-sense (dubbed by her as “Silk Sense”) is far stronger than Peter’s. On their first meeting, Peter observed that she was even faster than him, though not quite as strong. She also has the ability to shoot webs out of her fingertips, and she has an eidetic memory.

Finding Dory clips

Below are two new clips for Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo.

In Finding Nemo, a clown fish named Marlin (Albert Brooks), paired up with forgettful-Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to find his missing son, Nemo (Alexander Gould). The new film is set a few months after the events of the first, and sees Dory on a mission to find her long-lost family.

When Finding Nemo was released in 2003, it became Pixar’s highest grossing hit, making over $900 million at the world wide box office.

Finding Dory is released in UK cinemas on July 29 2016.

Disney remove Inhumans from schedule 

Disney have officially removed Inhumans from their schedule. It had been due for release on 12th July, 2019. It currently has no release date.
This isn’t the first time the film’s release date has been changed. It was originally slated for release on 2nd November, 2018 before it was moved to the July. 

It’s entirely possible that Inhumans was removed because of the recently announced Indiana Jones 5. That’s scheduled for release on 19th July, 2019, which is just a week after Inhumans. It would make any business sense to put two Disney movies up against each other. 
Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige said the recent Spider-Man deal with Sony, also plays a factor in the re-shuffle. When asked about the Inhumans movie, he said:

“Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big, joyous coup for us. We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big, fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time. So I think it will shuffle off the current date that it’s on right now. How far down it shuffles, I’m not sure yet.”

Speculation has been rife online, that Fox and Marvel may be about to make a deal, to incorporate either the X-Men, or Fantastic Four into the MCU. Personally, I think a deal with the Fantastic Four is more likely. Fox just don’t need Marvel’s help with the X-Men and Marvel don’t need the X-Men, when they have Inhumans. The past three X-Men based films have been received well critically and, have done well at the Box Office. Deadpool is currently the highest grossing movie of all time.  

With the Fantastic Four, Fox find themselves in a similar position to Sony with Spider-Man. Do they push a head with a sequel to a film, that was poorly received. Independently reboot it for a third time, or accept a co-production deal with Marvel and reboot it into the MCU?
These posts were taken off Faceboook. They seem to be between a fan and an employee at Marvel. 

Relationships between Fox and Marvel are historically bad. Fox haven’t been allowed to sell X-Men toys since 2003 and, Marvel have mostly reduced the X-Men to background characters in the comics. 

Whatever happens, I’m sure Marvel will release a Inhumans movie at some point.  

Marvel Universe Live is coming to the UK

Marvel superfans, unite! For the first time ever, the iconic Marvel Super Heroes and villains will be brought to life in a spectacular live action family arena show, when Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble touches down in the UK this September.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 4 March at 9am, and are available from or by calling 08448 24 48 24.

This show is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with an epic show unlike anything seen before. Bringing together the largest assembly of Marvel characters in a live production, audiences will be able to watch some of their favourite Marvel Super Heroes step out of the silver screen and onto the stage – bringing the action to life right before their eyes.

Everyone will be able to cheer for their favourite Marvel Super Heroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more, as they battle Loki and Marvel’s most sinister villains in a live, action-packed arena performance for the whole family. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever, with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.

Vice President of Europe North at Feld Entertainment, Inc. Steven Armstrong said:

“We are delighted to bring Marvel Universe LIVE! to the UK, giving families an opportunity to enjoy this spectacular live show for the very first time. The audience will feel like they’ve been transported into a jaw-dropping Marvel blockbuster film, with an engrossing storyline and non-stop stunts”.

Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada added:

“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible. The technology utilised in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing British families have ever seen before.”

Join Marvel families for this monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

Rumour:Rogue one post-credit scene

Our friends over at Schmoes Know (Well, we wish they were our friends) are speculating that LucasFilm, will be pulling a Marvel and giving us some end credit goodness after Star Wars:The Force Awakens.

According to their source, we’ll see some footage from Gareth Edwards Rogue One:A Star Wars story. I trust schmoes know, they’re normally pretty spot-on when it comes to this type of stuff. Click on the above link to read more.


The Force Awakens arrives in the UK on December 17th.

Star Wars news


After nearly two years of speculation we have finally been teased with a little info about the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII.
The film will be set 30-years after the events in return of the Jedi and will focus on a new trio of heroes, with some yet unconfirmed cameos from the original stars.
Lucasfilm also confirmed today that filming will begin in London, in May.
I am ridiculously excited about this film, I grew up on Star Wars and I can’t wait to take my kids to their first official Star Wars experience. May the force be with all of us.

Boba Fett movie confirmed


The movie universe was surprised last year, when Disney bought Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars franchise. They announced they would be producing five new films, three would be a continuation of the saga, but there would also be two stand alone spin-off’s based on established characters in the Star Wars universe.

A Yoda movie was the first rumored prospect for spin-off; but yesterday it was confirmed that Bounty Hunter Boba Fett would be getting his own movie.
It’s a safe choice to make, Bobba is a beloved character amongst Star Wars fans.
Lawrence Kasdan has apparently been hired to write and Jon Schnepp to direct.

Another rumour floating around is that Disney are interested in a Han Solo movie, set between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope. This rumour may actually hold a little weight, a teenage Han was cast for Revenge of the Sith but the character was cut before filming began, due to running time.

Also this week came the news that Marvel (also owned by Disney) would be producing a new range of Star Wars comics.

The Defenders


Netflix and Disney have struck a deal
with ABC to co-produce four Marvel superheroes TV series, to be streamed exclusively on Netflix.
The first series’ will be Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
The four serialised storyline’s will culminate in an Avengers-style superhero team-up, which will take place in a Netflix original film called The Defenders.
As ABC is involved there is always the possibility of an agents of shield cross-over.

I’m excited by this news, Netflix has a fairly great track record and producing original content.
However the series I most want to see is The Punisher, let’s just hope that happens.