Disney This Week: Spider-Man, Wreck-It Ralph 2 & more!
We’re back with another edition of our regular weekly feature Disney This Week here at ComingSoon.net, rounding up the latest news on all things Disney, including news on movies, TV, Blu-ray/DVD, Marvel Studios, theme parks and more. Let us know what excited you most about Disney This Week in the comments below!
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have released the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer! The web-slinger returned to the big screen in Captain America: Civil War and in the earlier trailer, we got a look at the issues inherent in being a superhero in high school and a secret friend of Tony Stark.
We’ve posted 100 trailer screenshots where you can look for all the Easter eggs, including the Captain America cameo and our first look at Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr’s characters. Check out the trailer screenshots in the gallery below!
Michael Keaton and director Jon Watts have spoken to USA Today about his Keaton’s portrayal of the villain Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe,” said Watts. “We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god. We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”
“Some people see themselves as victims — he sees himself a little bit like that,” Keaton added. “He probably would have a strong argument that he never got a fair shot — a lot of ‘Why not me? Where’s mine?’”
In the film, Adrian Toomes (Keaton) runs a New York salvaging company that cleans up messes such as the ones left by big superhero battles. He becomes irked, however, when a new government organization founded by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) steps in to take over after one altercation. Toomes and his crew — including the Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) — use scavenged alien artifacts and stolen advanced tech to put together weaponry to sell to other criminals.
Watts said he gets to use “this neat junk from all the other movies. It’s a really great starting point for the villains to have the Vulture picking over the stuff and finding the valuable exotic elements and having the Tinkerer assemble into something that could be used.”
The first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 billboard just went up in Los Angeles, CA and director James Gunn posted a picture of it on his Instagram account. On the billboard, which you can see below, Star-Lord is posing in an action shot. Gunn is known for being very active on social media, so it’s no surprise that the first glimpse we’re getting came from him. (He also tweeted today about an adorable little puppy named Groot with some physical difficulties that is up for adoption.) Check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 billboard below.
Regal Entertainment Group announced the latest Regal Ultimate Ticket for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2014 smash hit. With the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ultimate Ticket, you can see the movie every day while it’s in theatres with this exclusive offer available only at Regal. Only 1,000 of the Ultimate Tickets are available to purchase. Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, will be released in theatres on May 5.
“We are truly excited to have ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ as the first Marvel movie to receive the Ultimate Ticket treatment,” said Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer at Regal Entertainment Group. “Wear out your Ultimate Ticket for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 like your old mixtapes by seeing the movie every day in any format at Regal.”
Guests can purchase the one-of-a-kind collectible ticket featuring the movie’s iconic “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” laser cut and etched into anodized steel for $100, while supplies last. Each card is personalized with the cardholder’s name inscribed permanently on the back. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ultimate Ticket will only be available for sale online at RegalMovies.com.
Marvel Studios released several new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 international posters, WHICH YOU CAN CHECK OUT AT THE LINK ABOVE! The lone domestic poster in the batch is meant to coincide with Fandango’s double feature screenings in RealD 3D on Thursday, May 4 at 4:30pm, where guests receive an exclusive poster and souvenir collectible button set. Get tickets to the Guardians double feature by clicking here!
Want to be in a superhero film? You might just have a chance. The upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel are filming in New York City this May, according to MovieCastingCall.org. They’re currently hiring extras for the job, though they have to have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in New York. The movies are filming under the working title of “Mary Lou.” There are extra roles available as well as some speaking roles. If you want to take part in the battle for the world, here is the info for the Avengers: Infinity Wars filming:
Central Casting is now accepting submissions for the Marvel feature film “Infinity War” in New York. To be considered, all actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the New York and in the United States. That information is published in the 2017 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook. The film’s directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, will be personally hand-picking the talent from the photos submitted. The following are the current casting needs:
• MALES & FEMALES – Any ethnicity, who appear 18 – 50’s, all types. Especially needed are people with New York looks, and also people with good character faces. Filming is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2017. A wardrobe fitting could possibly be required in the beginning of May. You must have an open and flexible schedule, as the dates are very tentative at the moment. If you have previously worked on this film in any area, your are NOT eligible to be considered for these new roles. This is for NEW TALENT only, who have not worked on the film.
Grammy Award-winning artist and actress Beyonce (Dreamgirls) is the frontrunner to voice the role of Nala in Disney‘s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. Though she hasn’t accepted the role yet, she is reportedly director Jon Favreau’s first choice to play the lion, first voiced by Moira Kelly (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) in the 1994 animated classic, with Sally Dworsky (The Prince of Egypt) providing the singing voice.
Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits the big screen. Dave Hollis, head of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, revealed the much-anticipated sequel’s title and told CinemaCon attendees that Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer would be returning to the roster with John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.
Also returning are the team behind the original Wreck-It Ralph, who won an Oscar last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ billion-dollar-box-office-blockbuster Zootopia. Directors Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons) and Phil Johnston (writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, Cedar Rapids), and producer Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt) are hard at work on the movie. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”
Disney•Pixar has released the short Dante’s Lunch — A Short Tail, which introduces the dog from Disney•Pixar’s Coco, opening in November. Check it out below! Meanwhile, ESPN has posted a new Cars 3 image featuring cars inspired by NASCAR legends, which you can check out below.
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales TV spot featuring Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner, which you can watch below!
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales behind-the-scenes clip, which you can watch below!
Walt Disney Pictures has released new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales preview, which you can watch below!
Beauty and the Beast added an estimated $88.3 million domestically and $119.2 million internationally this weekend to push its global total to $690.3 million ($317 million domestic, $373.3 million international) after two weeks. Now the #1 movie of 2017 domestically and globally, this is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600 million mark globally, following Doctor Strange, Moana, and Rogue One. Domestically, Beauty and the Beast dropped just -49% from its substantial opening weekend ($174.8 million), bringing the 10-day total to $317 million. That’s the fourth-largest 10-day total for any film, as well as the fourth-largest second weekend of all-time.
Internationally, Beauty and the Beast opened strongly in France, Australia and Argentina this week, especially Argentina where it was the second-highest live-action admissions opening in industry history. In the UK/Ireland, Beauty and the Beast delivered the third-biggest second weekend ever (behind only Skyfall and SPECTRE) and March’s biggest ever second weekend. The film has yet to open in Japan (April 21). In IMAX, Beauty and the Beast had another fairy tale weekend, delivering $8.1 million globally on 617 screens. The worldwide total in IMAX is now $33.6 million after only 10 days.
Telltale Games has revealed the first trailer for their upcoming Marvel video game, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series! The first of five episodes, titled “Tangled Up in Blue,” will be available to download beginning April 18th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android-based devices for $4.99 USD or equivalent.