Disney and Beyoncé In Talks Over $100 Million Deal for Collaboration on 3 New Films. After the wild success of The Lion King (2019) it seems Disney and Beyoncé are in negotiations to collaborate on 3 new films together, including some work on the Black Panther 2 soundtrack.
An inside source spoke with U.K.’s The Sun and claims, “Beyonce’s deal with Disney for The Lion King was one of the biggest it has done to date. Now they want to expand it by giving her free reign to create her own movies under the Disney umbrella.” The insider added: ‘The conversations are ongoing but it’s an exciting proposition.”
Another source shared with The Sun, “Beyoncé has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand. She’s worked on a number of projects for them, including voicing Nala in the reboot of The Lion King, and now they’re keen to secure her for more projects. Disney have put forward a deal worth around [$100 Million], which will secure Beyoncé for three major projects, including the Black Panther sequel. As part of the deal they are also trying to get her team to agree to have Beyoncé voicing some of the new documentaries coming to Disney Plus. After the success of having Meghan Markle voicing the film Elephant on the platform, they have projects coming up which align perfectly with Beyoncé’s brand. The negotiations are still ongoing but it’s the final details that are being thrashed out now.”
In the past, Disney had offered an audition to Beyoncé for the role of Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog, but reports stated that the award winning singer/songwriter/director believed Disney would offer her the part without a formal audition. When she did not show, Disney continued with casting for the film and offered the role to Anika Noni Rose. It seems both the studio and Beyoncé agree with the mantra “Hakuna Matata” and have no worries about partnering together going forward.
With the combined knowledge and talent of both the studio and the multifaceted entertainer there is no doubting Disney and Beyoncé will make a great pair and could create some truly amazing work together. We can’t wait to see Black Panther 2 when it hits theaters May 6, 2022 and the mysterious future titles featuring Beyoncé’s work.
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Source: The Sun
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