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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista responds to Disney firing James Gunn

Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'Image: marvel/disney Guardians of the Galaxy actors have responded to Disney’s decision to fire series director James Gunn on Friday. The firing came after conservative personalities online resurfaced old tweets in which Gunn joked about pedophilia and molestation. Gunn himself apologized Thursday night in a series of tweets, and again Friday with an official statement after the firing went public. SEE ALSO: At Comic-Con, mixed feelings on James Gunn’s firing from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Of the core cast, only…

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James Gunn fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ director following resurfaced old tweets

Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn’s statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn’s tweets, other users have screenshots that may point…

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7 things most people don’t know about the early animation success of ‘Toy Story’

Image: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Some theaters are adding health warnings to their ticket counters in the wake of a Twitter thread about strobe light effects in Incredibles 2.  Blogger and advocate Veronica Lewis tweeted the thread on Friday, writing that the film’s liberal use of flashing light — in one scene, for 90 seconds straight — could cause issues for viewers with epilepsy, migraines, or chronic illness. SEE ALSO: A complete ranking of every Pixar movie ever – up to and including ‘Incredibles 2’ “I am not…

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After The 500th Time Watching Disney Movies With My Daughters, I Decided To Ruin Their Favorite Disney Princesses

After about the 500th time watching the Little Mermaid I decided I would redraw a series of them in my Inktober illness dark style. Kind of passive aggressive but whatever. I love my girls, but I also love ruining their favorite movies with my creepy versions. reply reply reply reply reply reply

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Drag Queen Elsa single-handedly pushes stuck police wagon

Leave it to Queen Elsa to step in during a blizzard. Drag Queen Elsa, that is. This Elsa was spotted outside a south Boston bar, The Gallows, pushing a police wagon that was stuck in the snow. Chants of “Go Elsa!” are heard in the background, as he single-handedly managed to free the truck, all while wearing a flowing gown and heels.  And because Elsa is a queen, after this feat of strength, he takes an elegant curtsy, to remind us that we are in the presence of Frozen royalty.…

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Flyover video reveals jaw-dropping Star Wars park construction

Construction has started on Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park and the first videos of its progress look amazing. What did the worlds we love in that faraway galaxy look like before they came into our lives, fully formed?  SEE ALSO: John Williams says 10 ‘Star Wars’ movies is ‘quite enough for me’ If the constructed land looks unfamiliar – as does the concept art at the end – it’s because this isn’t anywhere we’ve been before. Disney revealed that this park is going to look like a planet…

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What did the first-ever ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ audience think of the movie?

Image: disney Cheers, chills, and Chewbacca, too. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a movie of massive moments, jaw-dropping decisions, and megatons of involuntary audience participation. There is no fighting it: Every crowd — not just the first to see it — is going to devolve. Loudly. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ first premiere reactions are here and – you guessed it – the Force is strong “You guys are the first audience ever to see this,” director Rian Johnson said from the stage, where the entire cast — even…

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Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ finds its leading lady

Liu Yifei at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival in 2017.Image: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images Meet the next new Disney heroine. The studio’s making progress on its live-action remake of Mulan, and it’s finally found a star to fill the title role: Chinese actress Liu Yifei. SEE ALSO: ‘The Lion King’ just cast its lion queen and she’s basically royalty already The Hollywood Reporter writes that Liu won the role after an epic search that involved almost a thousand candidates from five continents.  Liu (who is also known as…

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Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline

Heres what we know so far: All of the employees (or cast members, in Disney Park lingo) will be in costume and in character Each guest will get a storyline, which Disney specifically says will touch every single minute of your day Its meant to take place on a space ship; windows will only show space. The thought is that guests will get to travel on a spaceship and have an adventure that lasts the whole stay every minute was the phrase Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) July 15, 2017 In other…

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Netflix in talks to retain Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019

Netflix is still in active talks with Marvel over potentially retaining streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019, which is the date Disney has set for when itll remove Disney and Pixar movies from the subscription service in favor of its own in-house Disney streaming offering. We already knew the fate of Disneys Marvel co-production TV shows, including Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders was not subject to the new arrangement Disney announced earlier this week. These ongoing talks around feature-length…

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Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

Apples super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. Content is one of Clips key selling points, along with its simple-to-a-fault UI, and Apples promised to continue adding new stuff to the app, in order to keep things fresh. The addition of…

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