2019 is proving to be a bumper year for Disney with its impressive USD10 billion haul at the box-office. The house of mouse truly crushed it this year with six movies that broke the billion dollar barrier. This includes the impressive yields of Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, The Lion King and Avengers: Endgame. With Frozen 2 still playing in cinemas and with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker still yet to open, it solidifies Disney as the undisputed king of the box-office.
Star Joins Matrix 4
Jonathan Groff who portrays Agent Holden Ford on Netflix’s Mindhunter is joining the cast of The Matrix 4. The actor will join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss who are returning as Neo and Trinity. Also joining the cast is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick and Neil Patrick Harris. Lana Wachowski is returning to direct the sequel for Warner Bros, which should begin production early 2020. Not much is known about the new film, or how it ties into the original trilogy.
Flash Movie Gets Release Date
After several false starts and production issues, The Flash standalone movie is finally moving forward (for now at least). Ezra Miller is due to reprise his role as The Flash a.k.a. Barry Allen in the movie directed by Andy Muschietti (IT). Warner Bros has pencilled in a July 2022 premiere for the Scarlett Speedster’s first solo outing. Although being in development hell, The Flash’s fortunes may have turned recently due to the turnaround success of DC films such as Aquaman, Shazam! and Joker.
Spinoff In The Works
A series spinoff on Christmas Vacation is in the works at HBO Max. The streaming service will develop a TV show based on the Vacation series of films that starred Chevy Chase in the 80s and 90s. The new Grisswolds series will reportedly be a single-camera sitcom that follows the family, who resides in the Chicago suburbs. Franchise actor Johnny Galecki is executive producing the show for HBO Max. The Grisswolds will reportedly premiere sometime in 2020.
Look: Locke & Key
Netflix has provided the first look at the upcoming comic series adaption of Locke & Key. The show follows three siblings as they move with their disabled mother into their father’s ancestral home after he is brutally murdered. They soon discover that they house is littered with magic keys that can do everything from grant the user the ability to fly to open doors to other universes. But every door that opens also reveals something that tries to sneak into their world. Locke & Key is set to debut on Netflix in February 2020.