‘Hamilton’ Movie Hitting Disney+ This July, More Than a Year Earlier Than Originally Planned

You won’t have to wait for the Hamilton movie as long as you thought. Disney is fast-tracking the streaming premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical, setting the Disney+ premiere for this July. That’s more than a year before its original intended theatrical release in October 2021. The world has […] The post ‘Hamilton’ Movie Hitting Disney+ This July, More Than a Year Earlier Than Originally Planned appeared first on /Film.

‘Hamilton’ Movie Hitting Disney+ This July, More Than a Year Earlier Than Originally Planned

You won’t have to wait for the Hamilton movie as long as you thought. Disney is fast-tracking the streaming premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical, setting the Disney+ premiere for this July. That’s more than a year before its original intended theatrical release in October 2021.

The world has turned upside down, but one thing that remains consistent is how everyone wants to see Hamilton. The hugely popular Tony Award-winning musical was virtually impossible to see due to high ticket demand even when we weren’t all in lockdown. But Disney is changing that by bringing Hamilton to millions of screens this July.

The filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamilton will debut on Disney+ on July 3, 2020, a day before Independence Day and more than a year before the “live capture” of the performance was set to hit theaters on October 15, 2021.

“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought Hamilton to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” Tony-winning creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda said in a press release. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

Miranda also tweeted his excitement over the announcement of the early Disney+ release of Hamilton, quoting the musical, “It’s only a matter of time…”

The Independence Day release of Hamilton on Disney+ is fitting, as the award-winning play chronicles the story of the American Revolution and beyond through the journey of one of America’s “forgotten” Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton — forgotten, at least, before this musical became a pop culture phenomenon in 2015, catapulting Hamilton to become one of the most popular U.S. historical figures. But this summer release on Disney+ is interesting for another reason: it suggests that Disney may not be confident that theaters will open by July this year, despite the .

Disney had made waves when it first announced its upcoming theatrical release of the “live capture” of the musical with the original Broadway cast, which includes creator Lin-Manuel MirandaDaveed DiggsRenée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Jr., Christopher Jackson, Jonathan GroffPhillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas JonesOkieriete Onaodowan, and Anthony Ramos. The footage had originally been shot at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York City, and Disney’s acquisition of the film for theatrical release meant that millions more could see the infamously exclusive musical (though some worried that the family-friendly company might censor the curse-laden musical). The “live capture” technology would allow for viewers to experience the musical as it was seen on stage “combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance.”

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Ryan Reynolds Should Do Green Lantern 2 Before Deadpool 3, Says Liefeld

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld says he would rather see Ryan Reynolds star in another Green Lantern movie than play Wade Wilson again in Deadpool 3.

Ryan Reynolds Should Do Green Lantern 2 Before Deadpool 3, Says Liefeld

Rob Liefeld said Ryan Reynolds should do again before reprising Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool 3. After the actor's disappointing initial outing as Wade Wilson in Hugh Jackman's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he attempted to move to DC by playing Hal Jordan in the 2011 Warner Bros. movie. The film was poorly received by both critics and viewers. Despite this, Liefeld is pushing for Reynolds to play the character again - so much so that he wants it to be prioritized over Deadpool 3.

Over the years, Reynolds have used his stint as Hal in Green Lantern as the butt of his jokes. He even snuck in one or two in his Deadpool films. More recently, he and Taika Waititi - who was also in the film as Thomas Kalmaku - poked fun at their shared experience, pretending they don't remember the project at all while promoting their upcoming film, . Regardless, Liefeld is floating the idea that Reynolds could revisit the role sometime soon.

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Speaking with ComicBook, the veteran comic book writer reveals that he would love to see Reynolds don the magical green ring and reprise his previous role as Green Lantern. While he's been open about wanting this possibility to come to fruition, he takes it up a notch saying that the actor should do a Green Lantern film again before Deadpool 3.

"Isn't that the truth? You know what I would love? You know what I would love, I would love for Ryan Reynolds to be Green Lantern again. More than him to do Deadpool 3. I would love to see him (do that).

"Look, Deadpool 1 and 2 are like two halves of a perfect whole... You can see them as video game characters and toys and Heroclix and all that. But when actors like Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz are Domino and Cable with Ryan. It's mindblowing (to see your creations on screen). But I also, I feel like that was a moment in time. After all this fighting, Ryan got his vision. And followed up with a sequel so fast."

Liefeld's comments regarding Reynolds starring in another Green Lantern movie come on the heels of his . The writer blamed Kevin Feige and his team for supposedly sidestepping the project despite clamor for it because it doesn't fit their "master plan." Thus far, only MCU's Phase 4 has been officially confirmed with locked dates until summer of 2022. Feige has yet to announce any specific plans for any of their newly-acquired characters from Fox Marvel including the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, but that's not to say that they don't have any idea with regard to how they're going to creatively handle them. If anything, is in development at Marvel Studios with the actor having met the producers to talk about it.

With all things considered, what are the chances that Reynolds will reprises his role as Hal Jordan in another Green Lantern film? At this point, very slim to none. While a Green Lantern project is currently in the works with Geoff Johns producing the upcoming HBO Max show, it's more likely going to establish a separate continuity from Reynolds' movie. As for Deadpool 3, it's only a matter of time before any plans are revealed.

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