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Love, Simon Sequel Series Moves From Disney+ to Hulu; Now Titled Love, Victor

According to multiple reports, the move was a result of Love, Victor‘s mature themes, from drinking to sexual exploration, none of which felt family friendly enough for Disney+. – Andy Swift, TVLine » https://ift.tt/3c72SVV


‘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

Disney Plus Debuts First Look at Marvel Shows During Super Bowl

“WandaVision,” also debuting in 2020, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and the Vision. The 1950s-inspired series sees the two superheroes attempting to live the simple life in the suburbs. But, like all things surrounding magic and powerful robot beings, the setting is entirely not what it seems. The footage features both characters jumping in and out of various timelines, even pausing to put Wanda in her classic Scarlet Witch ensemble. Other cast members include Kathryn Hahn and Marvel alums Randall Park and Kat Dennings. Matt Shakman is directing, while Jac Schaeffer serves as head writer. – Rebecca Rubin, Variety » https://trib.al/AZNUMsf [photo: Disney+]

Disney Plus Expected to Reveal More Than 25 Million Subscribers, Dazzling the Industry

Disney is expected to reveal that the service has racked up 25 million to 30 million subscribers since its Nov. 12 debut. If so, Disney Plus will mark a stunning entry in the annals of consumer entertainment product launches. It’s testament to the drawing power of Disney’s gold-plated brands and the decision in 2017 by chairman-CEO Bob Iger to go full-throttle on realigning the company to support the radical transition into direct-to-consumer distribution for its most prized content assets. – Cynthia Littleton & Elaine Low, Variety » https://trib.al/lKezThe

Hulu CEO Exits After More Disney Restructuring

Randy Freer is out at Hulu. Freer and Disney announced the once-chief executive officer of the biggest Netflix rival is leaving the company amidst wider restructuring at the House of Mouse. Expected to stay in his current position for a few more weeks to help guide the company through a transition, Hulu executives that once reported to Freer will instead report directly to those who lead Disney’s direct-to-consumer offerings. – Adam Barnhardt, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/2OjFnih

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