Disney is taking no prisoners in 2019 as they are looking to make this their year. They have Marvel releasing Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. We are getting the final Star Wars movie in the saga, as well as the first ever live action show, The Mandalorian on their Disney+ streaming service. It seems like they will be acquiring the rights to 20th Century Fox and on top of that they are releasing not one, not two, but three live action remakes of Disney classics. The first movie of the three live-action films is the 1941 classic, Dumbo.
This version will be directed by none other than Tim Burton, who of course has given us classics such as Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands just to name a few. Burton of course is know for using actors and actresses that he is familiar with and for his version of Dumbo it seems no different. This time we will be seeing the return of actors Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito who stared in his 1992 movie Batman Returns where Keaton played Bruce Wayne/Batman and Danny DeVito played Penguin. Also returning to work for Burton is Eva Green. She of course worked for Burton as the lead role of Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Rounding out Burton’s cast is Colin Farrell, who has never previously worked with Burton but needs no introduction.
While the movie will still keep the same principles of Dumbo, there will of course be the added human character development added to the movie. In this we will see Colin Farrell playing the role of Holt Farrier a one-armed war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by Medici to care for the newborn elephant. Danny DeVito will be playing Max Medici, the ringmaster and circus owner and Vandevere’s apprentice who runs a small circus that gets acquired by Vandevere. Michael Keaton is playing V.A. Vandevere, a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires a circus to exploit the titular elephant and Medici’s mentor. Finally Eva Green is playing Colette Marchant, a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus.
With the release coming quick, Disney has released character posters for the four main characters as well as our best clear cut look at Dumbo. As with what we have seen in the trailers, the posters are bright and colorful while still looking like an old timey movie. The movie looks great and the posters look fantastic as well. Look for Dumbo in theaters March 29th.