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‘Loki’ Disney Plus Series Adds Richard E. Grant

Tom Hiddleston is of course set to lead the show, reprising his role from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Loki” will reportedly feature the master of magic popping up at different times in human history and influencing major events. He was last seen absconding with one of the Infinity Stones during “Avengers: Endgame.” – Will Thorne, Variety » https://ift.tt/2W5ybuM

Disney Unveils More Than 850 Titles Landing on Disney+ U.K. Upon Launch

The launch package for Disney+ U.K. is set to include more than 500 films and 350 series, plus a slate of 26 exclusive Disney+ Originals. Like the U.S. offering, it includes titles from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic stables, including the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Star Wars episodes 1-8 (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be arriving at a later date), Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, Science Fair and Jane. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2VPKeMP [photo: Disney+]

Hilary Duff Asks Disney to Move ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival to Hulu

Duff’s comments come after Variety exclusively reported on the behind-the-scenes issues that saw “Lizzie McGuire” creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky be removed from that role on the show. Duff and Minsky wanted to do a more adult version of Lizzie for the revival, while Disney wants a show that would appeal to kids and families, something more akin to the original series. Sources say Disney was initially on board with Minsky and Duff’s take, but the company decided to move in a different direction with the series after the first two episodes were completed. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2I5IAhY

‘Black Panther’ Is Leaving Netflix to Come to Disney Plus

The migration of “Black Panther,” one of the top-grossing superhero films to date, from Netflix to Disney Plus comes as Disney winds down its output deal with Netflix for the U.S. and Canada. Starting with 2019 new releases, Disney Plus is the exclusive home for subscription VOD access to new releases from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney has been steadily reclaiming streaming rights to library titles like “Black Panther.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/4Vax865

‘The Mighty Ducks’: Emilio Estevez To Reprise Role As Coach Gordon Bombay In Disney+ Sequel Series

Emilio Estevez has closed a deal to reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay in the Disney+’original series The Mighty Ducks, based on the hit ‘90s Disney movie franchise. On the series, Estevez will star opposite lead Lauren Graham and young lead Brady Noon. Estevez also will serve as an executive producer. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2wfpSSo

Mandalorian season 2 coming to Disney Plus in October

The Mandalorian, starring Pedro Pascal and a certain oh-so-adorable Baby Yoda, aka The Child, will return to Disney Plus for an all new second season in October. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the show’s return month — though not an exact date — during Disney’s earnings call on Tuesday. – Gael Fashingbauer Cooper & Joan E. Solsman, CNET » https://cnet.co/36UWHk5

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