Walt Disney Studios announced Yesterday that it will debut its new live-action feature film ARTEMIS FOWL exclusively on Disney+. While the studio has yet to confirm when the film based on the young adult book series by author Eoin Colfer will premiere on the streaming service, we now know that the family-oriented fantasy adventure is no longer headed to cinemas.
Disney stated the following: In this fantastical, spellbinding adventure, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Shaw), a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, embarks on a journey to find his father (Farrell), who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler (Anozie), Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
ARTEMIS FOWL stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, along with Collin Farrell, and Judy Dench.
Also in an addition to moving ARTEMIS FOWL to Disney+, Disney has set new theatrical release dates for thier live-action version of MULAN as well as Marvel’s slate of Phase 4 superhero films. Furthermore, the studio’s JUNGLE CRUISE, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is being pushed back a year to July 30, 2021.
MULAN is now set to release in theaters on July 24, 2020, while Black Widow has been moved to a November 6, 2020theatrical release, thereby knocking ETERNALS from its original spot. Because of the shift, ETERNALS will now open on February 12, 2021, which displaces Marvel’s SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, which has since been dragon kicked back to a May 7, 2021 debut. Now, because Shang-Chi is being moved, that means that DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS must also be repositioned. Therefore, the Doctor Strange sequel now has a launch date of November 5, 2021. Hold up, we’re not done yet. Due to the COVID-19 kerfuffle, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER has been relocated to a February 28, 2022 premiere, with BLACK PANTHER 2 now pouncing on a May 6, 2022 launch, with CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 moving up two weeks to July 8, 2022.