Beyoncé’s Upcoming Film And Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Will Be Released On Disney+

Disney gives us a glimpse of a trailer for Beyoncé‘s upcoming film and visual album Black Is King. This project draws inspiration from 2019’s The Lion King, also starting Beyoncé.

Black Is King, based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” will premiere two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney’s global phenomenon, The Lion King. The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.

Official description of the project

In addition to headlining this venture, Beyoncé will also get writer and producer credits as well.

Black Is King will arrive on Disney+ July 31.

Walt Disney Co. Announces Partnership With Colin Kaepernick

As part of a first deal look with Disney, Colin Kaepernick will be the focal point for an upcoming docuseries via ESPN Films.

This project will center around Colin’s journey over the last 5 years which will include interviews and exclusive footage. Kaepernick’s company, Ra Vision Media, will work cohesively with The Walt Disney Co. to produce compelling content focused on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” Content from the deal will span across all Disney platforms, including Walt Disney Television, Pixar, ESPN, The Undefeated and Hulu.

With the first-look deal, Disney will have the right of first refusal over whatever Kaepernick and his company, Ra Vision Media, creates. Jemele Hill, who previously worked for ESPN in 2018, will produce the series. This news follows Kaepernick’s other project with film maker Ava DuVernay announced earlier this week.

Disney Reschedules Marvel’s Phase 4 Lineup

As the whole entertainment industry tries to find some form of normalcy despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic making it extremely hard to, Disney has determined the rescheduling of its Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 release lineup. Judging by the Marvel Studios‘ calendar, it seems as though the upcoming films have been pushed back a few months.

Black Widow is all set to be released on November 6th, 2020, which will be replacing The Eternals. The Eternals will now drop on February 12th, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes out on May 7th, 2021, Doctor Strange 2 will release on November 5th, 2021 and Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to release on February 18, 2022. Black Panther 2’s schedule remains the same and releases on May 8th, 2022, while Captain Marvel 2 is set for July 8, 2022.

Rosario Dawson’s Role In ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Confirmed

Rosario Dawson will be playing Ahsoka Tano in the upcoming 2nd season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. If you’ve ever seen Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano is one of main characters in the series and the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker.

This news is confirmed by Variety and states that Dawson’s role as Ahsoka will be the first live-action appearance of the character after normally being voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated series. The Mandalorian takes place between the end of the Empire’s demise and the introduction of the First Order.

Season 1 of The Mandalorian left a lot on the table including a mystery character, Moff Gideon surviving and the search for Baby Yoda‘s home planet. Creator Jon Favreau announced that season 2 is scheduled to hit Disney+ this October 2020.

New Trailer For Marvel Studios’ Black Widow

Marvel Studios has just released the final trailer for their upcoming Black Widow film and it’s full of new action-packed footage. There’s also more info on Natasha Romanoff’s back story as well as her original family. We also get more Taskmaster action sequences including an aerial fight scene.

Check it out below. Marvel Studios’ Black Widow hits theaters on may 1, 2020.

Disney CEO Bob Iger To Step Down

There’s been a major shake up in the “House of Mouse” As the Walt Disney Company has released a press release confirming CEO Bob Iger is stepping down, effective immediately. As of February 25, Bob Chapek, Disney’s Parks, Consumer Products and Studio Businesses leader is the company’s CEO.

“With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of 21st Century Fox well under way, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO,” Iger said in the statement. “I have the utmost confidence in Bob [Chapek] and look forward to working closely with him over the next 22 months.”

Iger’s new position will be directing Disney’s Creative Endeavors and leading its board of directors before his contract expires on December 31, 2021.

‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Is The Next Saga In The Works

The Skywalker family have pretty much been the focal point of the majority of the Star Wars films in some way or another. It seems that the latest film, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker concluded the iconic Skywalker Saga which left many fans wondering what’s after that.

Disney and LucasFilm have now given us a glimpse of what’s after which, ironically, takes place hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga in Star Wars: The High Republic. The High Republic is set 200 years before the first prequel film The Phantom Menace, and focuses on how the Jedi Order is in control of the Galactic Empire, ushering in peace and justice.

Hasbro Reveals Animatronic Baby Yoda Plush

Ever since the debut of the Disney+ season of The Mandalorian, it has been clear that the breakout star is Baby Yoda. Ahead of the New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has revealed that an animatronic version of the little green guy will be made available for $60 USD.

The lifelike toy is a plush figure that will include over 25 sounds and motions and will even raise it’s arm as if it’s using the force just like on the show. The bassinet that it hovers in will not be included, however, it will take a “force nap” whenever you lay it down.

Shop The DISNEY x GUCCI Chinese New Year Collection

Disney and Gucci have partnered together on a Mickey Mouse-themed fashion line that’s available online and in stores. This collection honors the Chinese Year of the Mouse that began on Jan. 25. Customers will get a chance to explore the world of high-end fashion mixed with the iconic images of the legendary animation studio.

The collection includes ready to wear items, sneakers, bags, and accessories for men and women with all themed around Disney’s iconic Mickey Mouse.

Checkout some of the collection below and buy now from Gucci.