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Artemis Fowl movie plans changed: Disney+ tapped for premiere

Artemis Fowl movie plans changed: Disney+ tapped for premiere

If you were planning to catch the upcoming feature film Artemis Fowl in theaters, think again. In light of widespread theater closures, Disney has made the decision to bring the movie directly to the small screen on its Disney+ streaming service. This is a deviation from some of Disney's recent plan changes, which have included postponing the theatrical release of movies until a later time.

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Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Colin Trevorrow wrote a script for Star Wars 9, aka Star Wars IX, that never happened. This movie script was abandoned and a new script was written, that script became Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The abandoned, rumored, mythical script was meant to be used by Trevorrow to direct a film that would have been called Star Wars Duel of the Fates. This was lovingly interpreted, translated, and compacted into a 10-minute animated clip for your consumption.

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Netflix reveals Dragon’s Lair original, possibly with Ryan Reynolds

Netflix reveals Dragon’s Lair original, possibly with Ryan Reynolds

Classic video franchise Dragon's Lair will be returning to the small screen, this time as an original Netflix creation. The video streaming company announced its new project on Friday, stating that it is currently in talks with actor Ryan Reynolds to play the game's main character Dirk the Daring. A number of people are on board the project to serve as producers.

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All Star Trek Picard episodes stream free for a month

All Star Trek Picard episodes stream free for a month

CBS just made all episodes of Picard (the Star Trek series) free for the viewing for a month. They've done this for at least two reasons. One, basically everyone in the world is under some form of quarantine due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Two, the best way to get people to join your subscription payment service is to get them to sign up with a "free" offer that keeps them signed up once it's expired.

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Google Play Movies may soon offer hundreds of free movies with ads

Google Play Movies may soon offer hundreds of free movies with ads

There have been quite a number of streaming services voicing their support to promote the stability of the Internet by throttling the quality of videos or offering more content to help keep people inside longer. One name that is noticeably missing is, of course, Google Play Movies. It may not have enough users to bring the Internet down but, more importantly, it doesn't have that much free content to entice them in the first place. That could, however, be changing soon based on clues found in Play Movies' Android app.

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Wonder Woman 1984 movie’s theatrical release delayed until August

Wonder Woman 1984 movie’s theatrical release delayed until August

The next installment in the cinematic DC Universe, Wonder Woman 1984, won't be appearing on the big screen until late this summer, the team behind the film has announced. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere in theaters on June 5, but Warner Bros. has made the decision to postpone the sequel until August 14. Malignant, the movie previously scheduled to debut on August 14, has been bumped to a later date to accommodate the new WW84 premiere.

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The Lovebirds theatrical premiere scrapped, movie moves to Netflix

The Lovebirds theatrical premiere scrapped, movie moves to Netflix

In light of movie theater closures, Paramount Pictures has made the decision to scrap its The Lovebirds theatrical premiere entirely and instead to make the movie available to stream on Netflix. This is a deviation from the ongoing trend this month, which is to postpone theatrical releases indefinitely, the goal being to make them happen once the social distancing quarantines are over.

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie digital release will arrive very early

Sonic the Hedgehog movie digital release will arrive very early

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie that finally hit theaters in mid-February following a redesign of its animated star, will be arriving on digital video much earlier than anticipated. According to Paramount Pictures, the movie will be available to purchase as digital video platforms like Prime Video and iTunes the end of this month. This is the latest movie to get an early digital release.

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How is the coronavirus affecting the movie industry?

How is the coronavirus affecting the movie industry?

The coronavirus has dealt a blow to the entire entertainment industry. From sporting events, Broadway and stage performances, any business that requires an audience is feeling the crunch. While these impacts are nothing in comparison with the real lives at stake in the fight against COVID-19, it is having a big effect on studios and people around the world whose livelihood rests on these the film projects. One industry with plenty to lose is the movie industry with many studios scrambling for new release dates and a desperate Plan B.

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Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano for Mandalorian S2 live action Star Wars

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano for Mandalorian S2 live action Star Wars

One of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe was, until now, relegated to the animated universe. That is Asoka Tano, the once-apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, who began her journey in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She's been confirmed to appear in Season 2 of the live action Disney+ streaming series The Mandalorian. What's more: She's been confirmed to be played by Rosario Dawson.

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Movies Anywhere beta Screen Pass feature lets users share content

Movies Anywhere beta Screen Pass feature lets users share content

Movies Anywhere, the service that allows consumers to watch the movies they've purchased on a variety of different services, is adding a new Screen Pass feature for sharing content. With this, consumers will be able to share their movies with friends, enabling them to enjoy more content during their long days stuck at home. There will be some limitations to the sharing option, however, including which titles can be passed on.

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AMC scraps capacity cap plan and will close all theaters across US

AMC scraps capacity cap plan and will close all theaters across US

On Friday, AMC Theatres said that it would start capping auditorium capacity in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The initial plan was for AMC to reduce auditorium capacity by at least 50-percent, which would enable moviegoers to keep an empty seat on each side of them. The change went into effect on March 14 -- this past weekend -- and was scheduled to run through April 30. That has changed.

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