Bob Iger hints more Disney movies might skip cinemas

Disney boss Bob Iger has hinted more movies will skip cinemas and go straight to Disney+ as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With cinemas being closed in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, studio executives have been forced to postpone the rel…

Disney boss Bob Iger has hinted more movies will skip cinemas and go straight to Disney+ as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

With cinemas being closed in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, studio executives have been forced to postpone the releases of their spring-summer 2020 movies and reshuffle the schedule accordingly.

Last week, Disney bosses unveiled their revised calendar and announced that sci-fi adventure film Artemis Fowl, which was due to debut in cinemas in May, would be skipping a theatrical run altogether and be made available on Disney+ at an undisclosed date, making it the studio’s first film to lose its cinema release.

And in a new interview with Barron’s magazine, Iger, who is the executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, hinted that other movies could be following the same route.

“In terms of movies going ahead after Artemis, there may be a few more that we end up putting directly onto Disney+, but for the most part a lot of the big tentpole Disney films, we’ll simply wait for slots. In some cases, we’ve announced new ones already, but later on in the calendar,” he said. “In some cases, we’ve moved things onto Disney+ faster than we would have. Frozen 2 was one of them, but Onward would be the biggest example. It was in theatres when this happened. We moved to a pay-per-view period for a couple of weeks where people could buy it and own it. And then we ended up putting it on Disney+.”

While Iger didn’t name any of the films that may jump directly to Disney+, it has long been rumoured that X-Men spin-off The New Mutants, which has been delayed multiple times since its original April 2018 release date, will go to Hulu, a streaming service majority-owned by Disney. The superhero movie, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Charlie Heaton, is currently without a release date.

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Charlie Heaton wants to emulate Robert Pattinson’s career

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth ser…

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.

The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth series of the show. Looking ahead to his career once the series is finished, Heaton hopes he can mirror the path Pattinson carved out for himself once he finished the Twilight franchise.

“Not in an aspect where it’s like, ‘Wow, I want to be Robert Pattinson,’” he told GQ magazine. “But having seen him come off this huge show, he’s made these really interesting choices. He’s done The Lighthouse, and he did Good Time. Obviously now he’s doing Batman, but I think he’s chosen to work with interesting directors, and I feel a lot of respect for him.”

The 26-year-old has already got some movie projects under his belt, including upcoming X-Men instalment, The New Mutants, and the sequel to Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir. And although his New Mutants character Cannonball is an outsider like Byers, Heaton hopes he can show off his range in the future.

“They see you as one thing, and you continue to do that,” the star shared of the industry. “Do you want to play this really awkward, offbeat outsider? Yeah. I can – but I can do other things. It’s having people trust that you can do other things or proving it to them.”

He was initially scared to take on the part, as he was concerned about signing away years of his life, while he was also “absolutely terrified” on The Souvenir: Part II, because Hogg likes to completely improvise her scenes, except for a few notes about character description.

“You start in the morning and you’d be absolutely terrified,” he confessed. “And then you shoot, and then every day you go home with this buzz. You’re like, ‘Wow, it was so alive. I can’t believe I did that.’ And then it would start again every morning, where you’re dreading going to work.”

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Charlie Heaton tapped to star in Loewe campaign

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steve…

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.

Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steven Meisel.

In anticipation of the upcoming third season of Stranger Things debuting on 4 July, Anderson tapped Heaton to front the campaign, collaborating with stylist Benjamin Bruno and design agency M/M Paris for the images.

The first shot shows the British star looking into a mirror and gazing at his own reflection, with his hair messy and lips smeared with Pat McGrath lipstick, with Anderson explaining that the snap is meant to evoke “a moment of introspection before going on stage”.

Wearing an ankle-length white tank top and cotton poplin shorts, the designer also hinted that the image references the “ambiguity” of Heaton’s character.

The second photo shot by Meisel showcases the 25-year-old’s tattoo-covered hand, holding a pile of dirt in an image from the photographer’s upcoming showcase, A Show of Hands.

According to Loewe’s Instagram post, which shared all three shots, it is “a symbol of protest for today’s turbulent times.”

The third and final shot is a still life photograph of Loewe’s new spring/summer 2020 Grand Puzzle Bag, which features rugby stripes as a sweet tribute to Anderson’s family background in the sport.

Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series, will next be seen wearing pieces from the show’s new collaboration with high-street label, H&M.

The Swedish retailer enlisted Heaton’s co-star, actor Dacre Montgomery, to model some of the new garments in images released earlier this month.

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H&M unveils Stranger Things capsule collection

H&M has teamed with Netflix mega hit Stranger Things on a fun new collection – just in time for season three.The Swedish retailer, which is known for joining forces with high-end designers like Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeremy Scott for Mosc…

H&M has teamed with Netflix mega hit Stranger Things on a fun new collection – just in time for season three.

The Swedish retailer, which is known for joining forces with high-end designers like Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeremy Scott for Moschino, has tapped the fashions seen in the fantasy series, which is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Hawkins in the 1980s.

Unveiling the designs on Wednesday, the high street label has tapped Stranger Things actor Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy Hargrove, to model some of the new garments.

“The capsule collection centres around the Hawkins Community Pool and features a Stranger Things inspired range of clothing, swimwear and accessories for both women and men,” a brand representative shared in a statement.

“In the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, new locations in the fictional town of Hawkins are introduced. H&M have exclusivity to carry the show’s storytelling into the realm of fashion, with a summer capsule collection based around the community pool. With graphic T-shirts and tank tops, shorts, playsuits, swimwear and a range of poolside accessories, the Stranger Things collection is both a homage to the iconic 1980s styles of the show and lazy summer days by the pool.”

Some of the clothes will even be seen on screen when the show, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Charlie Heaton and Winona Ryder, returns in July.

Designed by H&M´s in-house team in collaboration with Netflix, the silhouettes are retro modern in the Stranger Things colour palette of black, red and white alongside fuchsia pink and teal for some of the women’s garments.

The new line will be available in H&M stores worldwide, as well as online at hm.com, from 23 May.

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Paris Jackson ‘stormed out’ of Dior’s cruise 2019 show

Paris Jackson promptly left Dior’s cruise 2019 show, allegedly taking offence at the brand’s use of horses during the display.The 20-year-old was one of famous the guests at the fashion house’s event at the Chantilly Stables in France on Friday (25May1…

Paris Jackson promptly left Dior’s cruise 2019 show, allegedly taking offence at the brand’s use of horses during the display.

The 20-year-old was one of famous the guests at the fashion house’s event at the Chantilly Stables in France on Friday (25May18), where creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri served up a bold collection inspired by Mexican female rodeo riders called escaramuza.

The riders were invited to open and close the show on horseback, and sources claimed that Paris may have ditched the event out of support for animal rights – or possibly due to the heavy rain which plagued the event.

According to WWD’s review of the show, the model: “Huffed out barefoot, having earlier asked two assistants to help her out of her high-heeled sandals. Whether the issue was animal welfare, or simply an extreme aversion to rain, was not clear.”

While the New York Times claimed she “pranced in puddles barefoot for the photographers before the show, but stalked out in a rage as the first model made her way down the runway”.

The Gringo actress took to Instagram on Monday to confirm that she had indeed cut the show short, and posted a photo of her looking up at the sky while standing barefoot in the mud.

“left early n did this (rain emoji),” she wrote.

Paris reportedly follows a cruelty-free diet and has previously asserted that she’s “always cared about the wellness of animals and the environment,” while her profile on IMG Models describes her as “both an activist and actor” who uses her social media presence to campaign for animal welfare.

Before her swift departure from the Parisian fashion spectacle, she posed for photos wearing a multi-coloured printed dress and black leather bag with a rainbow-striped strap.

The show was also attended by Alexa Chung and Stranger Things star, and real-life couple, Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer.

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