Thanks to the new sneak peek, fans can get an exciting new look at Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake.
Disney has been having incredible success with its recent trend of adapting classic animated films into live-action stories. Remakes such as Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book took the box office by storm when they were released in their respective years. In 2019, three Disney live-action remakes are heading to theaters and one of them is being helmed by Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton, which is, of course, Dumbo.
The live-action remake of the beloved animated film, which premiered in 1941, is hitting theaters in March. The film features an eclectic cast of talented actors including Eva Green, Danny Devito, and Michael Keaton, all of which have worked with Tim Burton in the past. The new sneak peek for the film features a fresh look at the incredible cast of human characters, as well as its equally impressive cast of animal characters, including the titular protagonist. Check out the new sneak peek for Dumbo below.
Although most of Disney’s recent slate of live-action remakes have been major successes critically and financially, they haven’t all landed with audiences. The 2016 remake of Pete’s Dragon failed to reach the level of success as some of the aforementioned remakes, as did another 2016 Disney film, the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland titled Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Last year’s live-action Winnie the Pooh film Christopher Robin also failed to meet the success of many other live-action Disney remakes but that film was less of a remake and more of a continuation of the original story, much like last December’s Mary Poppins Returns. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Dumbo as soon as more information becomes available. Did you enjoy the sneak peek for Dumbo? What was your favorite moment from the new footage? Let us know your thoughts and concerns in the comments section below!
Here’s the synopsis for Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake.
“The owner of a struggling circus enlists a man and his two children to care for a newborn elephant that can fly.”
Directed by Tim Burton, Disney’s Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, DeObia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, Sharon Rooney. The film will fly into movie theaters on March 29, 2019.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.