The Hollywood Reporter has learned that multiple sources believe that Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger is preparing to move on from Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter.
Last year, Pixar CCO John Lasseter took a leave of absence following accusations of sexual misconduct and now insiders reportedly believe that Bob Iger is preparing to name a new head of Pixar and Disney Animation, according to THR. One Disney veteran explained why many think Iger will bid farewell to Lasseter, whose six-month leave of absence finishes in May:
“Bob is about keeping peace in the family. He’s not anxious to take on defending somebody with that kind of reputation.”
With John Lasseter being accused of inappropriate touching and comments about women, a former Pixar insider commented on the message that would be sent if returned:
“If John goes back, it will kill women in animation. The message will be so clear: Shut up and take it.”
Potential candidates to succeed John Lasseter reportedly include Pete Docter (Inside Out) for Pixar and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Jennifer Lee (Frozen) at Disney Animation.
Pixar’s next project, Incredibles 2, arrives in theaters this summer.
Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini.
The Incredibles 2 will be released in theaters on June 15, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Top 10 Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Films
Like any other film genre superhero films are varied and they range in quality from extremely well received all the way down to critically panned. With this in mind there are certain films that the critics have lauded over. While the genre doesn’t often receive awards under its belt there are a few films that have been praised. Even to the point where they have been nominated for multiple awards, which is an incredible feat. Recently Deadpool has been nominated for Golden Globe and Writers Guild Awards, which while critically praised is a surprising move. With all this in mind it is a good time to look back at some of the most critically acclaimed superhero films of all time. So without further ado onto the list.