‘Men In Black: International’ Almost Lost Director F. Gary Gray During Production

A new report sheds some light on problems that occurred on the Men in Black: International set that almost resulted in director F. Gary Gray leaving the project.

Men in Black: International bombed over the weekend with $30 million and currently holds a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s failure might have to do with what happened during filming. Numerous rewrites and disagreements occurred between director F. Gary Gray and longtime producer Walter Parkes. The report goes on to say the original vision of the film was:

“Edgier and more timely, tying the story to the current debate surrounding immigration. At one point, a music group a la The Beatles were to be the bad guys, with four people merging into one villain.”

F. Gary Gray almost exited the project, but was convinced by Sony to stay. However, Walter Parkes had final cut on Men in Black: International and even directed parts of it. Post production was reportedly smooth with Walter Parkes’ cut chosen over F. Gary Gray’s. The report adds that Sony still has plans for the Men in Black franchise.

Did you see Men in Black: International? What did you think? Sound off in the comments below!

The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H and determined rookie M join forces — an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, H and M embark on a globe-trotting adventure to save the agency — and ultimately the world — from their mischievous plans.

Directed by F. Gary Gray from a script written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Men in Black: International stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.

Men In Black: International will be released in theaters on June 14, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.