Classic film series like Home Alone are being rebooted for Disney+.
Well I say classic, I’m not sure anyone is hugely in love with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, but nonetheless those films are being put under the knife for the new streaming service too.
Announced during Disney’s Q3 Earnings Call dangerously recently, Disney chief Bob Iger – cleverly avoiding the “reboot” word – revealed that certain franchises would be getting a “reimagining”.
So what does that mean? It means reboot, honestly.
That’s right, Disney+ will herald the arrival of new versions of the likes of Home Alone, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
At this point I’ve more or less come to terms with the fact that Hollywood have essentially run out of ideas, and I never cared too much for Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or even Home Alone, so I’m not one of these people who’s disgusted to hear the news.
I do have one request though…
Don’t make the kid in Home Alone a hacker. Just don’t do it. No one wants to see that and it’s no fun to watch some nerd “breaking into the mainframe” to ward off nasty burglars, coding his way out of danger.
I say “his”, the kid’s definitely going to be a girl, which is obviously fine and good, but will inexplicably attract some angry comments on Twitter from a pack of virgins.
I also strongly suspect Macaulay Culkin will show up in some capacity, but I will cringe if there’s a shot to a newspaper clipping or something like that referencing the original films.
As for the other two properties, I couldn’t care less and I doubt anyone else does. As I understand, the Night at the Museum films were reasonably well received, so just do that again?
Disney+ will also bring with it plenty of Marvel TV shows, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige saying:
“WandaVision will be unlike anything we’ve done before, and I’m excited to talk to people more about it, eventually. And you see Daniel Bruhl coming back to Zemo and having more time to spend with these beloved characters in Falcon and Winter Soldier. Loki returning — it’s an embarrassment of riches, all of it extremely thought out by the team Marvel Studios, to do it in ways that I hope will satisfy fans who are anticipating it, but in a way they are absolutely not expecting it.”
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