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James Whitbrook
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James is a News Editor at io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!
12/10/20 7:28PM
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Iwájú sounds absolutely amazing, but it was hilarious for Disney to frame it as having seen a headline about how the series had the potential to kick its butts so...they just opened their wallets? Good for the creative team!   Read more

12/10/20 7:04PM
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So much has just happened—confirmations of the Little Mermaid live action cast, including new musical material from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, reminders that Jungle Cruise exists and is coming next year—but we also just got word that JOHN MULANEY AND ANDY SAMBERG ARE VOICING CHIP AND DALE IN A NEW RESCUE Read more

12/10/20 6:08PM
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A trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian is playing, but don’t get too excited—it’s all footage from episodes seen so far. Don’t expect a peek at tonight’s episode!

12/10/20 6:05PM
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Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, is now here to tell us about Star Wars, hopefully.

12/10/20 5:55PM
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Here’s a brief announcement video from the Handmaid’s Tale cast celebrating a fifth season of the show.

12/10/20 5:46PM
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Gonna be really funny if we get to the Marvel and Star Wars reveals and they all just look like this:

12/10/20 5:40PM
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“And since you’re all watching from home, it’s not like you have anything better to do” is both...very accurate and deeply dark from Bob Iger.

12/10/20 5:37PM
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Shout out to the SECOND Bob we’ve got today, Disney’s diversity in leadership is on full display.

12/10/20 5:27PM
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Right folks, we’re heading into a 10 minute break on the livestream here before we get to the good stuff: Content Lineups. Read more

12/10/20 5:25PM
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Tell you what though, this Peyton Manning fella does show have a lot of TV shows on EPSN. Good for him. Maybe he’ll get as many as Marvel and Star Wars are getting? 

12/10/20 5:08PM
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The arrival of Star as a place for mature content in Disney+ means that adult series and movies—Logan, Legion, Deadpool 2, Helstrom, and Agents of SHIELD were all shown—will have a new home within the Disney+ app. That means there may be a place for new Star Wars and Marvel content that is not as strictly family Read more

12/10/20 5:04PM
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Looks like we’re all going to be paying a little more for Disney+ next year and beyond: in continental Europe, the new price is going up from €6.99 to €8.99, with Disney using that shift to gauge just how much prices will increase across the world (I bet here in the UK it will be £8.99, for example).

12/10/20 4:52PM
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Whoa: the first big news of the night? Raya and the Last Dragon, the next animated movie from Disney Animation and starring The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran, will release on Disney+ day-and-date with its March 2021 theatrical release. It seems like it’s going to follow a similar path as Mulan, being offered as a Read more

12/10/20 4:48PM
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I’m sorry, did he just say TEN Marvel and TEN Star Wars shows in the next few years? Oh god. Oh god, we’re going to be so busy. Oh no.

12/10/20 4:42PM
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While we’re here for a while to mostly avoid talking about Disney’s actual investor information—and make jokes, mostly—what do we all think we can actually expect out of tonight’s announcements? Read more

12/10/20 4:39PM
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Oh we love it when people identify themselves as true fans, don’t we, my fellow true fans? Let’s get it going in the chat for some true fans!