Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda threw shade on a certain “great master of animation” for the portrayal of young women in films.
Not a fan: While Hosoda did not name who he was referring to, it sounded like he was criticizing famed director Hayao Miyazaki during his recent interview with the AFP.
Pixar has dropped a teaser trailer for Domee Shi’s “Turning Red,” the director’s first-ever feature film.
What you need to know: Set for release on March 11, 2022, “Turning Red” is also Pixar’s first feature film directed by a woman of color, according to The Wrap.
The writer behind “Crazy Rich Asians” film adaptation, Adele Lim, is making her directorial debut with a Lionsgate comedy starring actress Ashley Park.
About the movie: Adele Lim, the “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” writer, is directing a comedic film in collaboration with Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures, according to Variety.
MMA fighter and eight-time world champion Miriam Nakamoto, known as “The Queen of Mean,” is set to star in an action-romance movie.
About the film: The film, titled “Wildwood,” will feature Nakamoto as a young woman running from her mother and hitmen. She stumbles into a small town where she is mistaken for a local woman who mysteriously vanished years ago, according to Deadline.
“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character.
Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.
“China Captain,” a new film released on the Tencent Video streaming platform, is receiving heavy criticism from social media users for being too similar to Marvel’s “Avengers.”
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige now regrets whitewashing The Ancient One after casting Tilda Swinton instead of an Asian man in the 2016 movie “Doctor Strange.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista spoke out on his pride in being Asian American and condemned anti-Asian violence.
About the interview: Bautista, whose father is Filipino, said he was “very proud” and “vocal” about his Asian American heritage in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday.
About the film: The animation will feature humans and deep-water sea creatures, according to Deadline.
Actor Henry Golding will star alongside Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.”
About the adaptation: The film will be a modern take on Austen’s last completed novel, according to Deadline.
In a Tiktok video that went viral over the weekend, an Asian American filmmaker explains the connections between her original work and Netflix’s “Two Distant Strangers,” which won the Best Live Action Short Film in last week’s Academy Awards.
Filmmaker, producer and comedian Cynthia Kao shared in the video how NowThis News, a social media-focused news outlet, approached her last year with an interest in her 2016 short film “Groundhog Day for a Black Man.”
Marvel Studios recently released a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 sizzle reel that features new footage from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” as well as the world’s first sneak peek of “The Eternals.”
Marvel Studios shared the sizzle reel on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, on May 3.