Disney Backs the Hollywood Swamp!

Disney Backs the Hollywood Swamp!

The Hollywood Swamp creatures are dancing in the street tonight. Disney has come through for them.

Mostly because Bob Chapek is an accountant with the soul of an accountant.  There isn’t the slightest gram of creativity in the man.

Disney made some major announcements at the investor’s meeting today.  

They are going to be making ten Star Wars series and ten Marvel series for Disney+.   Kathleen Kennedy is firmly in the saddle at Lucasfilm.  Star Wars is going to be very, very feminist from now on. One of the upcoming series is unsurprisingly the Asoka thing starring Rosario Dawson. The unwanted High Republic will be getting an animated series.  And the next Star Wars movie is going to be directed by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

That being the real news here.  Unlike Warner Media, Disney is going to STAY in the movie business. 

Black Widow is being pushed back to 2022.  Which means Mickey the Great and Terrible has decided to gamble on the theaters being able to stay in business and that they will be able to go back to hauling in billion-dollar box office movies. 

Although some of their upcoming titles, (that I am willing to bet aren’t testing well), will be moved to Disney+; the live-action Pinocchio and Pixar’s Raya and the Last Dragon among others.

I retain some fairly serious reservations about the future of theatrical exhibition under the current model.  And truthfully, I have nothing but doubts about Marvel’s Phase IV. I honestly think the superhero cycle is running out of steam. 

And if it wasn’t Woke Marvel will have no audience.

Developing.

UPDATE: My bad. Its eleven Star Wars projects. I forgot to include Mando season 3. Disney is milking this poor cash cow inside out.

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  • douglas Whiddon Reply

    I don’t know what blackmail info KK has, but it must be good. (the real D+ numbers is a good guess) But, if they keep letting her screw up Star Wars it’s Disney’s problem.

    December 11, 2020 at 5:09 am
    • The Dark Herald Reply

      Oh, they will. So far as Chapek is concerned, making Star Wars Woke AF is definitely more of a plus than a minus. It’s as close as he can come to being “creative.” All of the “creatives” he knows are Woke so if you are Woke you are a “creative” (QED). And Disney’s corporate culture (what little remains of it) requires that it’s CEO be a “creative.”

      What was funny here was that after Rise of Skywalker came out, Bob Iger said, we put too much Star Wars out there, too fast. We are going to have to dial it back a little.

      One plague later and it’s, fuck dialing it back! We need Star Wars everywhere. EVERYWHERE I TELL YOU! SO MUCH STAR W-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-R-S!!!!!!!

      December 11, 2020 at 1:21 pm
  • TroperA Reply

    They don’t care about the money at this point. Why should they? It’s all smoke and mirrors anyway. With Hollywood Accounting, they can cook the books however they like. They care more about spreading the gospel of social justice and getting Biden elected than they care about putting out a good product. F ’em.

    December 11, 2020 at 9:06 am
  • KMS Reply

    If you look at Disney’s board, it’s super woke—that tells you all you really need to know. Has anyone checked to see if they’re one of the companies supporting inclusive capitalism? As for Chapek, he’s a vicious cost-cutter with an absolute disregard for entertainment. Orlando-area cast dislikes him immensely.

    Disney World is currently a shadow of what it was—the cast is immensely demoralized given the number of firings and guest experience is currently a joke.

    They’re throwing everything into streaming and Wall Street is pumping their stock like crazy despite the absolute carnage the plandemic caused for them financially.

    Pretty sure that woke Star Wars and woke Marvel will not be profitable—the viewing public continually rejects preachy programming in all forms.

    December 11, 2020 at 1:25 pm
  • EXALT Reply

    “Black Widow is being pushed back to 2022”

    Where does this info come from? I can’t find anywhere else.

    December 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm
  • Blume Reply

    Ya at the park today. It’s a Sunday and it’s packed. Covid lines sprawl across the park crushing everything around the popular rides and all the interactive stuff for little kids is gone. Can’t go to Tom Swayer island and let the kid play instead you get a 40 minute wait for a carousel.

    December 13, 2020 at 11:01 pm

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