Have you been living under a rock this week?
You probably weren’t actually living under a rock, but if you’ve been out of touch with Disney and movie news in the past few days, then you probably missed a bunch of big announcements! So today, we’re catching you up on all the Disney+, Hulu, movie, and TV series news from the past week.
Ads Are Coming to Disney+
Disney announced that they will begin offering an ad-supported subscription to Disney+ in late 2022. The option will first launch in the U.S. this year and will then expand internationally sometime in 2023.
Disney will announce an official launch date, pricing, and additional details at a later date.
First, let’s talk about the casting and hiring updates for new shows and movies! Two actors have been added to the cast of Under Wraps 2, coming to Disney+ and Disney Channel. According to Deadline, Claude Knowlton and Antonio Cayonne will both have supporting roles in the film.
And if you’ve been getting excited for The Santa Clause series starring Tim Allen, then you’ll be happy to know that the show now has an executive producer and director! According to Deadline, Jason Winer has taken on the role.
And speaking of The Santa Clause, Variety reports that Kal Penn has joined the cast of the show. Penn will be playing the role of Simon Choksi, an “ambitious game inventor and product developer, and a devoted single father.” He dreams of being a tech mogul, but he falls short of his goals. However, all that changes with a visit to the North Pole!
We got a couple of new trailers for upcoming movies this week as well! First of all, Disney released the trailer for Better Nate Than Ever. It’s coming to Disney+ on April 1st, 2022.
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) February 27, 2022
And Marvel fans will be excited to watch the final trailer for Morbius, which comes to theaters on April 1st. We can’t wait to check this movie out in just a few weeks!
Behind the Scenes
We’ve shared details in the past about the new show American Born Chinese that’s coming to Disney+. It’s directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who also directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. And this week, executive producer Melvin Mar shared a photo on Instagram announcing the start of production. We can’t wait to check out this show soon!
That’s everything new from the media world this week! Stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney+, Hulu, and media news from around the internet.
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