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Mulan Release Causes Disney+ Downloads To Spike By 68%

Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan caused Disney+ downloads to spike by 68% this weekend when it debuted on the streaming service. Mulan, which was originally intended to hit theaters in March 2020, was previously announced to be released on Disney+ in September, skipping a theatrical run entirely. The film has been met with a warm reception from critics, currently resting at a 77 percent fresh critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Mulan tells the story of a young Chinese woman who decides to disguise herself as a man in order to protect her father from serving in a war that could put his life in danger, harnessing her true potential and strength in the process.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Moving To Christmas Day Release On Disney+

Thanksgiving Week just got a lot more grim at the box office as Disney on Thursday moved its bit Pixar movie Soul to Disney+, where it will now be released on December 25. It had been set for a November 20 release in domestic theaters. Disney will not charge its streaming subscribers an extra $29.99 to see Soul, rather the movie will simply become available on the service to its 60 million subscribers, just like the studio did with Artemis Fowl and Hamilton over the summer. The Soul release date move was expected following the departure of MGM’s No Time to Die from that same November day. However, Disney wasn’t certain that it was moving the film to Disney+. This now leaves Universal and Dreamworks Animation’s Croods: A New Age as the sole Thanksgiving theatrical wide entry on Nov. 25. That animated feature is expected to have a short theatrical window, heading into PVOD by Christmas.

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Adds Sylvester Stallone To Its Lineup, Confirmed By James Gunn On Instagram

Sylvester Stallone has joined the second Suicide Squad, according to an Instagram post by writer-director James Gunn. Not everyone is returning from the original 2016 film. Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney are back as Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, as are Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg). Gunn will be including some new supervillians with big names attached. Nathan Fillion (T.D.K.), Idris Elba (Bloodsport), and John Cena (Peacemaker) are known, with Stallone now joining. There is some speculation that he will be the voice of King Shark. Stallone himself confirmed his participation by posting a video to Instagram acknowledging he was on his way to go film a scene.

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‘Space Force’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Netflix has ordered a second season of Space Force, its workplace comedy which may have drawn inspiration from President Donald Trump’s Space Force initiative. Production is slated to begin in Vancouver in 2021. Co-created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels and starring Carell, the series centers on a decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Carell) who’s thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.

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Chris Pratt, Wu Jing to Star in ‘Saigon Bodyguards’ Remake Produced by Russos

Chris Pratt and Wu Jing (“Wolf Warriors”) will star in Universal Pictures’ remake of “Saigon Bodyguards,” based on the Vietnamese action comedy of the same name. The original 2016 film centered on two professional bodyguards who let their most important asset slip away. Pratt will produce through his Indivisible Productions alongside Anthony and Joe Russo, and Mike Larocca, who will produce through their AGBO production banner.

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Doctor Who season 13: Cast, release date, plot, trailer and everything you need to know

Given that Doctor Who has been wowing fans on TV since 1963, it’s safe to assume that the TARDIS isn’t flying off for good any time soon. Still, the Whovian fandom couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief when show runner Chris Chibnall confirmed the Thirteenth Doctor will return in a thirteenth season. When asked if he was leaving the show, Chibnall told Radio Times: “It’s categorically untrue [that I’m leaving]. We’re already planning the next series after this series.”

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DARKWING DUCK Returns to DUCKTALES for a Special Episode

DuckTales is about to get very dangerous: the terror that flaps in the night will return to the animated series to make evildoers suck on gas. Darkwing Duck is getting an hour-long special during the show’s third season. DuckTales‘s co-executive producer, writer, and story editor Frank Angones tweeted the dates and titles for new episodes when the show returns to Disney XD on September 21 (which we first heard about at That includes an hour-long episode titled “Let’s Get Dangerous” on October 19. There’s not much ambiguity with that title. But just in case, Angones confirmed the episode will be about the masked vigilante. He describes it as a “special Darkwing Duck event.”

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