News - August 7, 2019

Disney announce plans for reboots of Home Alone, Night at the Museum and more...
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Disney announce plans for reboots of Home Alone, Night at the Museum and more...

Disney CEO Bob Iger has unveiled a series of revelations about Disney's plans to reboot a series of classic movies including Home Alone, Night at the Museum and Cheaper by the Dozen, the rights to which are all now owned by the company as a result of their purchase of 20th Century Fox.

Iger made the announcements at a Disney shareholder meeting and explained that the plan is create new versions to be made available on its new streaming service Disney+, due to launch later this year.

The Disney CEO also confirmed that Kevin Feige will be handed control of development for the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, which will be folded into the Marvel Studios slate, although it's too early to say how or when any resulting movies might emerge.

There also big changes happening to the Fox development schedule, although Iger gave few details on this besides making assurances that James Cameron's Avatar sequels will not be affected, and that there will be more films to come in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

It's not clear exactly what form the new versions of Home Alone or others such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid might take, but with Disney+ launching in November you can bet there will be plenty more updates on the streaming service's expanding roster in the coming months.

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