- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Disney has long owned the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood as one of the government-approved exceptions to the rule.
I'm not sure there's much of a connection to HP, aside from a young boy dealing with a world of magical beings. Artemis is oozing with ego and confidence that HP never had. He's a prodigy/genius and views himself as a criminal mastermind, leading his family's criminal empire after his father disappears. His motivations, at least in the beginning of the story, are only selfishness and greed. To pull a quote from Wikipedia: "Artemis is cold, cynical, and often outright ruthless in his manipulation of people for his own ends." I guess he'd be more like Draco Malfoy.I have not read the books. Just watched the trailer and I found myself having a hard time believing a kid can save the world. But what about Harry Potter, I bought into that premise. Yeah, but Harry wasn’t ready at first. It took several novels and movies to get him ready. Artemis is jumping into the deep end of the pool right away, I presume.
Not only that, but Disney actually is the publisher of the books. The original editions, which I had, were published through Mirimax Books, back when Disney still owned that company. Harvey Weinstein was going to produce the film until...well, you know.The film has been in various stages of development since 2001, as Disney bought the film rights even before the first book was published.
It's not up yet. The recent announcement was only that it will be forgoing its theatrical release which was scheduled for May 29. They did not indicate when it will actually arrive on Disney+. It's not clear whether Disney+ will stick to the May 29 date that it would have gone out in theaters or if they will reschedule it.Has anybody watched this on Disney+?
I wouldn't view the "Maleficent" sequel as a box office "misfire".It seems like Disney has one misfire every year now (The Nutcracker in 2018 and Malificent last year) so pandemic or not, I think this was the one for this year.