Want to be in ‘The Room Where It Happens’? The ‘Hamilton’ movie will do just that

Remember when Lin-Manuel Miranda told us to “Wait for It” because his “Hamilton” news was going to “Blow Us All Away“?

Well, guys. He was right.

On Monday (Feb. 3), the Jack-of-All-Trades announced that the “Hamilton” film was, in fact, happening in conjunction with Disney and gave us all an official release date.

“Disney presents: Hamilton. With the original Broadway cast. Filmed on stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In a theater near you. October 15, 2021,” Miranda posted on social media.

But before you assume that this just going to be Hollywood’s take on the Tony-Award winning show, you will be wrong.

As per Miranda and a press release for the upcoming flick states, “This movie transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater and film, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.”

Filmed right before the original cast left the production, this will give fans the chance to see the original actors “One Last Time.”

The original cast of “Hamilton” featured Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, and Anthony Ramos.

Odom, Jr., Diggs, and Goldsberry all won Tony Awards for their performances in the show.

Last month during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, Miranda was once again asked about the musical making its way to the big screen. He teased that it will invade theaters “hopefully sooner than later.”

And he was right.

In case you didn’t read everything above and are thinking “What’d I Miss?,” “Disney Presents: Hamilton” is due out Oct. 15, 2021.

Brand new ‘The New Mutants’ trailer surfaces online

Rewrites.

Reshoots.

Rescheduling.

To say that 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off “The New Mutants” had hit some roadblocks may be one of the biggest understatements we have ever heard. Years after back-to-back issues plagued the film, it looks like it may finally see the light of day (and we’re using the word may very lightly).

On Monday (Jan. 6), the studio behind the long-awaited film (note, it’s still under 20th Century Fox, not Disney) finally unleashed another trailer for the flick. Described as ““an original horror thriller,” the trailer definitely doubles down on that as we watch our protagonists inside of an isolated and nightmarish hospital as they try to figure out what exactly they got themselves into.

If you’re expecting any X-Men/superhero troupes in the trailer, then you’re going to be let down as it feels more like a horror film than a superhero flick.

Watch the two-and-half-minute trailer above.

Directed by Josh Boone, “The New Mutants” stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga.

“The New Mutants” will reportedly hit theaters on April 2, but knowing its history, we’re going to remain skeptical about that.

Watch Peter Parker try to navigate a post-‘Endgame’ world in the latest ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailer

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen “Avengers: Endgame” (we know there are people out there who haven’t), then we’re going to advise you to turn around and leave because we don’t want to ruin anything for you. If you don’t believe us, check out Tom Holland’s warning at the beginning of the video above.

Okay. Are we good? Great. Let’s continue.

On Monday (May 6), the second official trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was released. The trailer for the final Marvel Cinematic Universe phase three film begins with our favorite friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man feeling the blowback from the final scenes of “Endgame.”

“Everywhere I go, I see his face. I just really miss him,” Peter Parker admits to Tony Stark’s longtime friend/bodyguard/driver Happy Hogan.

“Yeah, I miss him too. I don’t think Tony would have done what he did if he didn’t know you were going to be here after he was gone,” Happy replies.

After stopping a bunch of crooks inside of a restaurant decked out in his Iron-Spider gear, one of the police officers joke “You going to be the next Iron Man now?” a call back to the fact that the original Iron Man is now gone.

But don’t expect the almost-three-minute trailer to be full of doom and gloom.

We’re finally introduced to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio who, according to Nick Fury, is “from Earth, just not our Earth.” That small line about a “multiverse” may have just signaled that we may get to see Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales in the future (who knows, right?).

One of the biggest takes from the trailer is that NO ONE wants to talk to Nick Fury if they don’t have to. Happy notices Fury is calling Peter’s phone and neither of them wants to answer it. They end up playing hot potato with the device before Peter sends the eye-patch-wearing former director of SHIELD to voicemail.

“You sent Nick Fury to voicemail?!” Happy says as Peter makes his way out the door.

As with most action movie trailers, we watch as Peter is set on saving his friends as the Elementals cause havoc around them with MJ revealing that she does, in fact, know his secret identity.

As the trailer comes to an end, Fury does leave Peter with one final thought: “Are you going to step up or not?”

Watch the trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” above.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” swings into theaters on July 2. Tickets are now available.

The latest ‘Lion King’ trailer introduces us to Scar, Timon and Pumbaa

The upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King” is 100 days away from hitting theaters and Disney is celebrating it by giving fans another look at the flick. On Wednesday (April 10), the House of Mouse unleashed the second official trailer for the Jon Favreau-directed film.

The almost-two-minute clip begins with lion cubs Simba and Nala wandering into the elephant graveyard after Mufasa gave Simba specific orders not to go into that area. As the footage plays, the viewer hears Simba’s uncle Scar begin his speech about “life not being fair.” As the voiceover plays, we finally get to see Scar (who was missing from the first trailer) in all his dark glory as well as his somewhat loyal but overall idiotic hyena henchmen.

As if seeing Scar and the hyenas weren’t enough, we finally get to see Timon, Pumbaa, and that heart-wrenching stampede scene that resulted in Mufasa’s death and gallons of tears (yeah, we still get choked up about it).

But it’s not all sad and depressing scenes. The clip also includes Simba’s growing up sequence while in the care of Timon and Pumbaa and Nala and Simba meeting for the first time as adult lions.

There’s also a special little treat at the end of the trailer with Timon and Pumbaa giving us a snippet of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

Classic.

Watch the latest trailer for “The Lion King” above.

Disney’s “The Lion King” will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, and Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyenas. Beyoncé, Elton John, and Hans Zimmer will reportedly contribute to the film’s soundtrack.

“The Lion King” will roar its way to theaters on July 19.

Watch: Disney releases first live action ‘Lion King’ trailer

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”

If that opening line did not send chills down, your spine, then the first look at Disney’s upcoming live action remake of “The Lion King” may do the trick. On Thursday (Nov. 22), the House of Mouse unleashed the first trailer for their upcoming Jon Favreau-directed film.

Making its debut during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins football game, the minute-and-a-half teaser introduces the viewer to several important characters from the film including Simba, Rafiki, and of course Mufasa.

The newly released clip is a shot-by-shot recreation of the animated film’s 1994 trailer and even includes the movie’s iconic Elton John and Tim Rice-penned song, “The Circle of Life.”

If watching all the animals from the Pride Lands gather to witness lion cub Simba’s debut wasn’t enough to get you to say “aw,” wait until Mufasa’s spirit returns to adult lion Simba, urging him to “remember.”

Missing from the clip is the film’s protagonist and worst uncle ever, Scar, but we’re sure we’ll be seeing a lot of him as more trailers make their way online.

Watch the trailer for the live action remake of “The Lion King” above.

Disney’s “The Lion King” will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, and Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyenas. Beyoncé, Elton John, and Hans Zimmer will reportedly contribute to the film’s soundtrack.

“The Lion King” will roar its way to theaters on July 19, 2019.

“The Lion King” live action remake comes on the heels of Disney’s other successful live action remakes including “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and the yet-to-be-released “Aladdin” remake which will hit theaters in May of 2019.

Watch: Dumbo takes flight in first official trailer

Get the tissues ready because the first official trailer for the live-action “Dumbo” remake has made its way onto the internet. Watch the two-and-a-half-minute clip above and try not to get teary-eyes around the one-and-a-half minute mark.

The upcoming Tim Burton-directed film stars Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Michael Keatonas V. A. Vandemere, Danny DeVito as Max Medici, Eva Green as Colette Marchant, and Alan Arkin as J. Griffin Remington.

“Dumbo” will fly into theaters on March 29, 2019.

Watch: Woody and Buzz return in first ‘Toy Story 4’ teaser

If you were having a good morning, then Disney and Pixar have come to change that. On Monday (Nov. 12), the media giants unleashed the first teaser trailer for their “Toy Story” sequel, “Toy Story 4.” Eight years after crying our eyes out as Woody said good-bye to Andy in “Toy Story 3,” the House of Mouse and its partner-in-animation-crime have released the one-and-a-half-minute clip for the forthcoming film.

The teaser includes the return of some of our favorite characters like Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead, Rex, Hamm, Slinky Dog, and yes, even the little green aliens. The video finds the group of toys in what looks to be some kind of a dreamy state as they’re holding hands in a peace circle. Each character has a brief moment in front of the camera before it moves along to the next toy.

After announcing that the film will see a summer release date via Slinky Dog’s body, we are introduced to a brand new character named Forky. As if becoming suddenly self-aware, Forky lets go of the circle while screaming “I don’t belong here! I’m not a toy!” Cue the insanity.

Watch the teaser trailer for “Toy Story 4” above.

In addition to the trailer, the official synopsis for the upcoming movie was released.  The synopsis reads: “Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But, when Bonnie add a reluctant new toy called ‘Forky’ to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”

“Toy Story 4” is due June 21, 2019.

Watch Mary Poppins and company swim with dolphins in new teaser

Mary Poppins Returns is due out Dec. 19.

The all-star cast also includes: Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Angela Lansbury as a balloon vendor; Colin Firth as banker William Weatherall Wilkins; Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy; Julie Walters as Ellen the housekeeper; and Dick Van Dyke will play the role Mr. Dawes Jr, the retired chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.