With The Incredibles becoming the highest selling DVD in 2005 (17.38 million copies), a sequel must have been in everyone's minds from the beginning. Brad Bird, the ﬁlm's director, expressed an interest to do an Incredibles 2 back in 2007 but his fear of not living up to expectations held him back. Bird wanted a sequel that paralleled the likes of Toy Story 2.
A ﬁlm that nobody wants to see (apart from perhaps your 5-year-old cousin who has their own iPad, naturally), the Angry Birds Movie has been officially confirmed by Sony, who have acquired the distribution rights to the movie-version of the hugely successful mobile game. Rovio, the developers of the game, will be ﬁnancing, developing and producing the movie themselves.
Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark in Game of Thrones has signed on to play the Prince in Disney's new live-action version of Cinderella.
You would think that two months before the release of a film that everything would be tied up and might at most just need some tinkering before it's sent out to cinemas.
Robert Downey Jr has found time in between promoting Iron Man 3 to talk about other projects, revealing that one such project, a retelling of Pinocchio, has had a director switch with Ben Stiller replacing Tim Burton.
Visualise this: Breaking Bad's Heisenberg joins the latest incarnation of Hannibal Lecter and Matt Lucas' bizarre twin from Bridesmaids in a film wherein they play animated martial-arts characters defending the honour of a big, fat Panda.
Disney-Pixar has this week confirmed that they are working on a sequel to the immensely popular Finding Nemo and it shall be entitled, Finding Dory.
Tom Hiddleston, he who came sort-of close to beating Earth's Mightiest Heroes, is now set to appear alongside one of the other great supergroups of modern popular culture in the upcoming sequel, The Muppets… Again.
Peter Serafinowicz is a British comic gem. His Twitter-based self-description reads "Male actress and comedienne", his impressions and comedic characters blur the line between ridiculousness and inspiration, and he's featured in some outstanding TV and films over the years (and The Phantom Menace). At the time of writing, in a typically novel move, he's promising to record a personalised voice-mail message for anyone who donates £50 or over to Comic Relief. Tempting.
Some big news came this week as the 40-year-old revealed his involvement in the Muppets sequel - The Muppets...Again!
Wreck-It Ralph succeeded where many potential franchise-starters fail, it successfully created an interesting and unique universe with clearly established rules and only scraped the surface of its potential. This left audience members like me satisfied but still eager to return for more.
The possibilities Wreck-It Ralph's world opens are seemingly endless and original director, Rich Moore, discussed some of the ideas he would like to explore in a sequel during a chat with Hypable.