DISNEY DIGS IN ON JAMES GUNN FIRING: It has been two months since James Gunn’s ouster from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over decade-old tweets that made light of pedophilia, and Disney CEO Bob Iger is standing his ground. He tells The Hollywood Reporter that despite pleas from the cast (including Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista), he stands by the decision. "The James Gunn decision was brought to me as a unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio," he said, "and I supported it."
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK TRAILER DROPS: Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight is headed our way. In the new trailer, Regina King says: "Remember, love is what brought you here, and if you trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way." The film is based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name. It stars Stephan James as Fonny and Kiki Layne as Tis (along with King and Colman Domingo). Beale Street drops November 30th.
CONDE NAST LAUNCHES WOMEN’S VIDEO NETWORK: Conde Nast has founded a Women’s Video Network, anchored by Glamour, in an effort to expand its reach. The network will also feature projects from Allure, Self and Iris.
WONDER WOMAN SCRIBE SETS MARVEL DRAMA FOR ABC: Allan Heinberg, showrunner on ABC’s The Catch and Wonder Woman scribe, is set to pen a top-secret drama featuring female superheroes. Details on the new Marvel project are being kept under lock and key, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If it moves forward, it will join several other Marvel projects in the works, including Netflix series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders), Hulu's The Runaways, FX's Legion and Fox's The Gifted.