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30 Major Disney Movies That Won’t Be On Disney+ Day One

The Mighty Ducks team and coach lineup in front of a brick wall

Disney+ has really outdone itself when it comes to promoting its platform through Twitter, as was seen today with the studios’ huge list of titles that will be available starting day one. And yet, if you read between the lines of this monumental library of titles that will be online from the start of the Disney+ journey, there are quite a few titles that surprisingly won’t be available.

Come to think of it, we’ve found 28 movies that range from recent big ticket films to long buried obscurities, and all the gems in-between, that have been omitted. If you’re planning on subscribing to Disney+, but have certain requirements as to materials you hope to see on the platform before doing so, you’re going to want to read this.

One last thing to keep in mind, Disney+ did mention after its Twitter binge that there are more announcements to come. So this list could change between now and November 12, and should be considered subject to change. Now, without further ado, here are the movies that seem oddly absent from the gigantic launch of Disney+:

Song Of The South Uncle Remus, the kids, and the animals stand on a hill

Song Of The South

Let’s just start where everyone and their family expects the Disney+ lineup to make its first omission, no questions asked. A history of racism and general disapproval has always clouded Song of the South, but even in the face of such pushback, the film has been highly sought after by viewers who haven’t been able to see it. Despite even Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg’s request that the film be allowed to be released from the vault, the film is not on the Disney+ opening roster, just as previously reported.

The Devil and Max Devlin Elliot Gould looks back at a creepy Bill Cosby

The Devil And Max Devlin

You can bet the big reason that The Devil and Max Devlin isn’t included in the Disney+ lineup is mostly because of the fact that Bill Cosby plays the headlining role of The Devil. As the recently tarnished funnyman’s legacy is a flashpoint for controversy, Disney more than likely doesn’t want anyone to start tweeting about how it’s seemingly profiting off of his career through sharing this film.

D2: The Mighty Ducks Coach Gordon and his players watch the action from the box

The Mighty Ducks Trilogy

How does a lineup that includes films like Rookie of the Year and The Sandlot omit The Mighty Ducks? Weirder still, how does Disney+ fail to even have the sequels, D2 and D3, in its roster? Emilio Estevez’s Coach Gordon Bombay, and his legendary team of kid hockey legends, is the stuff that ‘90s Disney nostalgia is made of. And yet, there’s no room for the Quack Attack, which if you ask us, is totally wack, Jack. Teach these movies to fly!

Cool Runnings a freezing bobsled team stands in front of their coach

Cool Runnings

Much like The Mighty Ducks series, Disney+ has also forgotten to bring the true life sports dramedy Cool Runnings onto its platform in time for the big debut. The story of the first Jamaican bobsled team in Olympic history, there are a lot of fond memories that fans have of seeing this film, back when anything with the clamshell VHS case meant Disney magic. Needless to say, the lack of this film is cold as ice.

National Treasure Nicolas Cage and his team lean on a railing

National Treasure

Here’s an interesting situation: National Treasure isn’t on the Disney+ launch lineup. However, National Treasure: Book Of Secrets totally is. Now, this isn’t meant to be a slam against Nicolas Cage’s second adventure involving secret treasure and American history lessons, but if you don’t have that first film on the platform, what good is the second? National Treasure is a package deal, and the only plausible explanation for not including the first film on Disney+ is that it gives fans something to distract them from asking when the hell National Treasure 3 is going to happen. Or is it?

John Carter stands in front of a bunch of Tharks

John Carter

We’re starting to get into a more modern era of Disney films, and John Carter is still currently available on Netflix, for those of you who want to watch it. But for the rest of you who want to see this underrated live-action epic join the Disney+ ranks, in hopes of perhaps consolidating your streaming obligations, you’ll have to wait a little longer.

Tomorrowland Frank stands in the wheat field with his younger self


Just like John Carter before it, Tomorrowland is another Disney live-action gamble with a vocal fanbase and a history of underperforming at the box office. However, unlike that film, this wide eyed adventure of optimism and futurism is not streaming on a major subscription platform in the streaming world. Sure, it’s not a mega hit, but if you can include Fuzzball and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen on your streaming lineup, then why not Tomorrowland?

Maleficent Angelina Jolie smiles with her raven on hand


Maybe Disney+ is saving its debut of the original Maleficent for when Maleficent: Mistress of Evil makes its way to the streaming side of the world at some point in the next year. But to not have the first film available, in case newbies want to check out whether Angelina Jolie’s reign of storybook terror is for them, is pure evil.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar in his war paint

The Planet Of The Apes Trilogy

Looking for the trilogy of films that started with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes to go to Disney+ seems weird on the outset. And yet, when you look at other Fox titles such as Miracle on 34th Street that now bear the Disney name on them, it seems less weird to expect that the recent trilogy centered around Caesar and his ape friends would be on Disney+.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales main character lineup in front of a parted sea

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

On day one, Disney+ is going to have every single Pirates of the Caribbean movie known to humanity. That is, every film except the most recent, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While it’s not as vital as the current live-action adaptations have been to the Disney theatrical ecosystem, the presumably final film in this current run belongs with the rest of the bunch.

The Jungle Book Mowgli and Baloo standing in the shade of some rocks

Disney’s The Jungle Book (Live Action)

Now we get to the really interesting movies that won’t be on Disney+ come launch day. With Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book not being available alongside its animated counterpart, it feels really weird that this film would go missing before the big launch. Without The Jungle Book, there’d be no Favreau-directed version of The Lion King; a movie that this very title could hype the eventual home video release of very easily.

Beauty and The Beast Belle and The Beast dance in the ballroom

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Live Action)

Also missing on the live-action side of the house is Disney’s big live-action remake of Beauty and The Beast. A megahit upon its theatrical release, the film would undoubtedly be one of the most sought after titles on the Disney+ channel. But you’re not going to see this tale as old as time on day one, so you’ll have to fall in love with some other tale of mystical romance when the day comes.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey and Kylo flank the rest of the cast

Star Wars: The Last Jedi And Solo

Again, Disney+ is the home for every single Star Wars movie, provided you aren’t looking for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Yet another title that’s still carrying over from Netflix’s previous agreement with the studio, director Rian Johnson’s controversial film is the only one you’ll have to switch apps for, should you be trying to run an entire Star Wars saga marathon. Well, that and the Ron Howard-directed Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, both those movies will eventually move to Disney+ on a later date.

Incredibles 2 the family runs into action with the logo and explosions behind them

Incredibles 2

The good news when it comes to Disney+’s Pixar output is that almost all of the legendary titles the computer animation powerhouse has put into the world will be available for your perusal. The bad news is that Incredibles 2 will not be one of them, seeing as it’s still under contract with Netflix. And if you thought any of these omissions have been particularly egregious, just wait until you see our final entry on the list.

Avengers: Infinity War the hero roster in front of glowing fires

A Bunch of MCU Movies

A LOT of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, be they on Netflix or not, are going to be unavailable on Disney+ come day one. With almost all of Phase 1’s films, aside from Iron Man, and the entire Captain America trilogy being firm examples of what’s not going to be online come launch day, future MCU marathons are going to need a little bit of work. Especially since Avengers: Endgame will be available on Disney+ as of December, and Avengers: Infinity War might not be.

And before anyone says, “Hey, what about Spider-Man?”, those movies are distributed by Sony, and are handled by their streaming obligations with Starz. At least, that’s what the arrangement is at this moment. So you’ll have to add another subscription service to the mix, should you want to get the full Marvel picture. Presumably that’s the same case with The Incredible Hulk, which belongs at Universal.

Right about now, you’re probably wondering what is going to be on Disney+. Well, if you’ve got three hours and change, you can watch the official lineup video that Disney put together that shows off every single launch title available on Day One.

Disney+ is an exciting prospect, which blends a legendary library with a new slate of exciting originals. But with the titles above not joining the party just yet, and plenty more sure to be discovered as time goes on, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to hold out a little longer in order to see how the streaming chips fall. We’ll see how extensive Disney+ gets in the future, but for the moment, the titles in the video above will be what’s available come November 12. You can pre-order your subscription here, should you want to be in on the ground floor of what’s to come.

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The Hilarious Reason Snoop Dogg Isn’t In Jay And Silent Bob Reboot

You truly never know what’s going happen when making a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Writer/director/co-star Kevin Smith certainly knows that lesson first hand after decades of making movies, and his latest story to that effect plays into the fact that Smith had a big cameo planned for the film that involved none other than Snoop Dogg himself. Though as it turns out, that cameo never happened, and for some pretty hilarious reasons.

I was given the honor to speak with Kevin Smith recently, on behalf of CinemaBlend, to discuss Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and all of the fun stories that went into how and why the movie was made. As this film is already stacked with cameos from folks like Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, I was curious about just which surprise guest was the hardest to land in the film’s litany of famous faces. Which opened the door to Smith telling the following story:

“The Ben thing” is, of course, a reference to the fact that ReelBlend co-host Kevin McCarthy kicked off the process of reuniting Kevin Smith with his longtime collaborator Ben Affleck, which in turn landed him a role in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Smith, sending a text inspired by Conan The Barbarian, asked his old friend to come back to the fold. And Affleck thankfully accepted.

Strangely enough, the big ticket cameo from Ben Affleck in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot looked like it almost didn’t happen itself. In fact one particular snag could have prevented the return of Holden McNeil, despite Affleck’s want to be in the film. Though, as Kevin Smith would explain in his continuing remarks, Snoop Dogg had inadvertently paved the way for this joyous occasion to take place.

Cameos are one of the most interesting “what might have been” scenarios when it comes to any film like Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Knowing that Snoop Dogg almost had a spot in the follow-up to 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is one of those instances, teases the audience to think about what a meeting of the minds between these two parties would have looked like.

Imagine: these colossuses of Chronic, these mastermind of Marijuana, mixing it up on the big screen. Surely, this would have been a scene for the ages, as Kevin Smith knows how to use a cameo to great effect in his films. However, if this “what if” scenario had to die in order to give us Ben Affleck’s return to the View Askewniverse, then it’s a sacrifice that’s more than acceptable.

The story about how Snoop Dogg’s cameo gave way to the return of Chasing Amy’s Holden McNeil is pretty hilarious; but it leads to an even bigger tale about how Smith was allowed to nail the ending to Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. However, that’s a story for another day, as it not only shows how one simple change can turn a good film into an even better one; it’s also a spoiler-heavy tale that talks about the more emotional side of the film’s plot.

Celebrity Flip Hairstyles Are Trending for 2019

Not sold on the throwback look? Scroll on for some of our favorite ways to wear the trend if you need convincing.

The style looked super glam on J-Lo for the Hustlers’ premier.

The flips are a bit more subtle on a high pony.

Inward flips have a softer, more classic look that’s still eye-catching.

Go full ’90s by pring a flipped-out half-up with some teeny tiny sunglasses.

Flips look just as cool when paired with a bob.

An flipped-in bob has a more modern feel when it’s shoulder length.

Another win for the half-up.

Fully embrace the ’90s vibe with some blingy clips (try these).

The style even made it to the Versace runway.

More proof that a flipped-out bob and sparkle pins make a killer combo.

A sleek flipped-in bob looks chic as hell with an all black outfit.

Ease into the trend with a gentle inward curl.

Go full video vixen with flipped pigtails.

A half pony looks just as cool with subtle flipped ends. To get a similar look, just start the curl lower.

The great thing about this look is that it can easily be dressed up or down.

Flip hairstyles look great on shorter hair as well.

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Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Kim Kardashian Is Not Here for Kanye West Calling Her Met Gala Look ‘Too Sexy’

Kim Kardashian West’s body-hugging Thierry Mugler dress was one of the fashion highlights from this year’s Met Gala. But it turns out someone very close to her wasn’t a fan of the look: her husband, Kanye West.

During Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we saw that Kanye confronted Kim about her buzzy ensemble the night before the Met Gala. Apparently, the rapper wasn’t fond of Kim’s choice in dress because it was “too sexy.”

“I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls, showing their body off.’ I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now…about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear; it’s hot. For who though?” you see Kanye tell Kim in the episode.

Kim Kardashian West at the 2019 Met Gala

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But she doesn’t skip a beat clapping back at him. “So the night before the Met, you’re going to come in here and say that you’re not into a corset vibe?” she says. “You’re giving me really bad anxiety. You knew last night I had really bad anxiety, and I don’t need any more negative energy and for you to say you’re now not into me wearing a tight dress.” (The look, according to Kim, took eight months to prepare.)

To this, Kanye says, “You are my wife, and it affects me when pictures are too sexy,” which Kim does not take well. “You built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this,” she responds, “and just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you.”

Watch this exchange go down for yourself in the video, below:

Obviously, everything turned out just fine. Kim ultimately did wear the Thierry Mugler outfit to the Met Gala, and Kanye was her date. If he was actually still upset, I’m not sure he would’ve attended the event with Kim.

The Sexiest Thing on TV Right Now: Women Ignoring Men

I argue that we can trace the reconsideration of this trope to Lena Dunham’s Girls, which opened with Hannah and Adam as the central romantic relationship. In the final two seasons, however, Adam starts dating Hannah’s best friend, Jessa. That relationship suddenly makes so much more sense than Hannah and Adam’s ever did. The show closed with Adam and Jessa together, and Hannah out of their story. Which makes Hannah—the protagonist of the show, mind you—most akin to The Office’s Roy, Friend’s Julie or Emily, or Grey Anatomy’s Nurse Rose.

This shift is even apparent on reality TV. The Bachelor franchise is essentially a will-they-won’t-they of one bachelor/bachelorette and the contestants vying for their heart. The basic premise of the series hasn’t changed over the years, but the latest season of The Bachelorette ultimately ended with Hannah Brown calling off her engagement and reveling in her singlehood. It even gave her the freedom to ask Tyler Cameron, a fan-favorite contestant she had previously sent home, out for a casual drink, no expectations.

On The Bachelorette Hannah rejected her final pick in favor of a casual drink with fan favorite Tyler Cameron.

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This shift away from the traditional execution of the will-they-won’t-they trope is fueled by our culture, of course. In particular, the #MeToo movement has put many relations under the microscope—and many of television’s most beloved couples are now seen as problematic. Ross Geller is misogynistic, Aidan Shaw controlling, and Chuck Bass a sexual predator. There’s also been a push for more diversity behind the camera, leading to more women in roles of creative authority. And shows led by female showrunners—Girls, Killing Eve, Fleabag, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Glow, and Broad City included—often subvert or reject altogether the will-they-won’t-they trope. Considering the sole purpose of the trope seemed to be enticing female viewership in the first place, it’s empowering to watch it be dismantled and reconstructed by creative female minds.

So, yes, gone are the days of, “We were on a break!” But in its place, we now have Laura Dern’s “I will not not be rich!” And that’s a fair, if not better, trade.

Veronica Walsingham is an arts and culture writer.

‘My Dad Had Just Died from Cancer—Then I Got Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Too’

When Homa Sadat’s father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010, her family, including her mother and seven siblings, watched him shrink from 187 pounds to 118. Every day after work she would put on a brave face and visit her dad to lift his spirits. Then she’d head to the bathroom, close the door, and cry from feeling so helpless. “With pancreatic cancer, you usually find out at the last stage,” says Sadat, a 33-year-old former property manager who lives in Los Angeles. “There was nothing we could do.”

Her dad passed away in 2011. “Seeing him go through that was really hard on me—we were really close,” says Sadat. “I saw what cancer and chemotherapy could do to someone.”

Because of her father’s illness, Sadat was persistent about checking her own body for signs anything was off, including her breasts. About six months after her father died, she felt a lump.

Her gynecologist decided to take a watch-and-wait approach. “I put it out of my mind,” she says. “I was so busy with my life with work and school. I didn’t think that it would be anything serious.” By the time a shooting pain in her breast brought her back to the doctor, it had been another six months. Testing eventually revealed she had triple negative breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes.

Homa did a lot of research on where she could get the best treatment, eventually deciding to participate in a clinical trial at City of Hope, a cancer treatment and research center in Los Angeles. “I felt really comfortable there,” says Sadat, who went through 16 weeks of chemotherapy followed by surgery and radiation.

Homa Sadat in Los Angeles

“I was pretty strong about it because I witnessed my dad go through it. I was like, ’OK, I can do it too,’” she says. But she also knew that her mother and siblings had just faced the loss of an integral part of their family to the same disease, and that made her want to shield them from her treatment at times. While her family was an incredibly strong support system, Sadat felt inclined to stay away from them at times and relied heavily on friends, living across the street from her mother’s house after recovering from surgery.

“I didn’t want to be in their face going through the same thing again. My mom was just trying to deal with the loss of my dad. It had only been a year since we lost him. I didn’t want to be a reminder,” she says. “But no matter how strong I acted around my family, they knew my pain and what I was going through. I couldn’t hide it from them.”

Part of trying to stay strong meant normalizing her life as much as possible and not looking like a “sick person”—especially after her little brother broke into tears one day when she took off her wig in front of him. As a part of this, working was incredibly important to her. “Just because I had cancer didn’t mean my life stopped,” says Sadat, who continued to try to work throughout her treatment. “I’d go out, have dinner—keep living my life.” In the end Sadat, who is now cancer-free, says this approach helped her. “Fighting and acting like I didn’t have cancer really got me through it,” she says.

The First Trailer For Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot Is Coming With Terminator: Dark Fate

Just like this year, 2020 is chock full of huge comic book movies, from the start of the MCU’s Phase 4 to the expansion of Sony’s Spider-Verse to a couple of DC films that will hopefully keep the company’s hot streak going. But a new player is entering the fray in the form of Valiant ComicsBloodshot starring Vin Diesel. Bloodshot arrives in theaters in February, but you won’t have to wait that long to get a look at it, because the first trailer is coming with Terminator: Dark Fate.

As if fans of action didn’t already have enough reason to check out Terminator: Dark Fate this November, they now have the Bloodshot trailer to look forward to. This is according to ScreenGeek, who spoke to Bloodshot director Dave Wilson and producer Dinesh Shamdasani. When the question of the trailer’s debut came up, Shamdasani intimated that the trailer is arriving very soon and fans should buy a ticket to Terminator: Dark Fate.

That’s about as obvious a hint as you can get short of formally tweeting out a mini-trailer announcing the release date for the first trailer. That means that barring any changes, we will get our first look at Vin Diesel in Bloodshot alongside Terminator: Dark Fate on November 1. So although Terminator: Dark Fate clocks in at over two hours, you’re going to want to show up on time and sit through all fifty trailers to be sure you don’t miss it, bladder management be damned.

Pairing a trailer for a movie about a super-soldier with nanites in his blood who can be programmed as a weapon with a movie about humanity’s fight against machines feels appropriate. There will be a lot of crossover audiences in the theater for Dark Fate who will probably be interested to see this new comic book movie.

What we don’t know is what we will see in this trailer or if the first Bloodshot trailer will drop online at the beginning of next month as well, or the day after. Tenet and Birds of Prey both played around with theater-only trailers, and while they are both Warner Bros. films, it’s not impossible that Sony could do the same with Bloodshot. Although Christopher Nolan and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are both known quantities, and Valiant’s Bloodshot is not to mainstream audiences, so the more eyes on it, the better.

You can see the first trailer for Bloodshot with Terminator: Dark Fate when it opens in theaters on November 1. Bloodshot arrives on February 21, 2020. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to see all the movies you can look forward to next year.

Titanic: How Historically Accurate Was The 1997 Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Titanic (1997)

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen James Cameron’s monumental Titanic. The 1997 blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet wasn’t a sure bet when it went through its enormous, hectic production. Nevertheless, Cameron proved his critics wrong by producing a widely acclaimed, multi-award-winning and extremely lucrative movie that continues to stand as one of the crowning filmmaking achievements of the ’90s.

The movie is highly praised for its incredible mix of practical and CG effects, its rousing emotional tenders and its singing romance at the center, but how much is it celebrated for its accuracy? James Cameron went to painstaking lengths to make it extremely accurate to real life. Did those efforts pay off? Let’s find out.

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Only A Few Details Can Be Confirmed About The Titanic Voyage

It should be noted right off the bat that, ultimately, only so much is known about what exactly happened that night. Since most of the ship’s crew and passengers unfortunately sunk to their demise on that cold, devastating night, there are only a few confirmed details about what exactly happened. Meaning it was going to be difficult for the movie adaptation to convey accuracy regarding what it felt like to be on that terrible sea voyage. There are a lot of theories and an endless stream of speculation to be made about the trip, but we’ll try to stick to the fact whenever we can in here. But this should be noted at the top.

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Jack And Rose (And Their Tragic Love) Were Fictional

It should also be noted early that Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) weren’t, in fact, actual passengers on the Titanic. Instead, they were characters created by James Cameron to connect us to the real-life story, in order to get a passionate, emotional connection to this historical account. There was no steamy love affair between them, nor was there the love triangle involving Billy Zane’s vindictive supporting character. It was a fabrication to give us something that will let us know what it was like to be on this ship and to suffer its grave consequences.

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Largely Speaking, The Supporting Characters In Titanic Were Historically Accurate

While the main characters in Titanic were concocted by the filmmaker, James Cameron’s attention to accuracy can definitely be seen in some of the prominent supporting characters, many of whom follow what we know about these perished people’s shortened lives. For instance, Thomas Andrews (Victor Garber), i.e. the Chief Designer for the Titanic, is seen in the First Class smoking room staring at a painting of the Titanic on the wall. By many accounts, this is accurate to how he died on the ship. Similarly, Molly Brown (Kathy Bates) did help people board lifeboats, worked to keep them calm and tried to get the lifeboats to retrieve as many passengers as possible as the historic ship kept plunging deeper into the dark recesses of the sea.

There is also a scene in Titanic where an elderly couple hold each other’s hands on their beds and cry while their room fills with water. This is based on a real-life couple, Isidor Straus (i.e. the owner of Macy’s) and Ida Straus, who, according to reports, refused special treatment. His wife did not want to leave him, so they went to their room together, which was their final resting place. It’s a touching, quietly humane detail that James Cameron rightfully thought would add emotional tenderness to his gigantic cinematic experience. While we’re primarily focused on the tale of Jack and Rose as the ship sinks into the bottom of the sea, Cameron’s added touches in these moving moments help bring a fine sense of authenticity.

Titanic (1997)

Some Details In Titanic Were Based More On Theory Than Fact

While James Cameron strived to tell a realistic account, there are some details that appear to be based more on theories pertaining to the Titanic than anything that can be confirmed as accurate and/or official. For instance, there’s a noteworthy sequence where many of the third-class passengers are barricaded against their will below the deck, preventing them from reaching the lifeboats and upper deck, in a stark bit of socioeconomic commentary. However, there’s very little evidence to support this claim — at least, according to historian Richard Howells (as reported by The Culture Trip). Howells claims that these gates seen in the blockbuster weren’t meant for shipwreck necessarily, but rather the prevention of diseases from spreading above.

Additionally, while there were class tensions, it was highly exaggerated when James Cameron depicts a scene where passengers are shot and killed while trying not to lose their luggage during the ship’s sinking. Additionally, when it came to depicting the truth or picking something more emotionally impactful, James Cameron opted for something that plucked at the viewer’s heartstrings rather than stayed true to how events had actually unfolded.

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The Band Didn’t Play “Nearer, My God, To Thee”

One of the most famous scenes in Titanic is when the band decides to play “Nearer, My God, To Thee” as the musicians see their final moments before sinking into the depths of the unforgiving sea. It’s a sweet, tender moment that depicts a beauty amid chaos, hoping to find something that captures a sense of calm around the calamity. It’s a lovely scene; alas, it’s not fully accurate. It’s actually copied from 1958’s A Night to Remember.

In the moment, there is a similar moment when the band members decide to play one final heartfelt tune, to hopefully allow themselves and their doomed passengers to find some sort of peace before the end is due. According to one survivor on the ship, though, this isn’t entirely true to what actually happened in real-life. Instead, the band reportedly played popular ragtime music, but it obviously wouldn’t capture the same emotional tone. While James Cameron consulted with historical experts throughout the writing, pre-production and filming process, he opted for a creative touch here.

Titanic (1997)

The Titanic Didn’t Exactly Sink The Way It Did In The Movie

This is something that has recently been contested, notably with the movie’s 3D re-release back in 2012. In Titanic, the ship splits in half, which is true to what happened to the boat. Then, the bow of the ship starts to sink, while the sterns bobs from about a 90-degree angle before it plunges right into the dark icy cold water below. This sequence famously sees Jack and Rose holding the railing for their dear lives as the ship sinks further into the sea.

While this is mostly true to what is believed to have happened, it’s not entirely accurate. By James Cameron’s own admission, there was quite likely a moment where this piece of the ship was standing “quite proud” on the water, but it wouldn’t be quite as dramatic or suspenseful as it was inside the movie. Ultimately, in this scene, while James Cameron mostly relied on the truth, he opted for a choice that was more emotionally fulfilling than true.

There are other examples to be addressed, but we don’t want to get all Neil deGrasse Tyson here and be sticklers for the truth. Suffice to say that when it comes to the realism and accuracy of Titanic, a large part of it is mostly true. Outside of the fabricated romance, the movie does actually capture a lot of real details and subtle touches which should be admired. But there are also some big choices made that don’t exactly hold water when scrutinized.

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16 Times Kate Middleton’s Fashion Has Reminded Us of Princess Diana’s

Rarely does a week go by without a Kate Middleton outfit sighting the world instantly wants to copy. And while we now scramble to pick up her exact Zara coats or a close imitation of her best dresses, Middleton’s fashion choices themselves appear to be inspired by another member of the royal family: the late Princess Diana. Over the years many have inferred that the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe has paid homage to her late mother-in-law, with some instances being more obvious than others. Whether it be a single similar item or a piece-for-piece re-creation, some of Middleton’s best looks make us reminisce about Princess Diana’s iconic stylebook. The two women favored different designers—Kate is partial to Alexander McQueen and Erdem, while Princess Diana leaned into David Sassoon and Bruce Oldfield—yet both women’s tastes include crisp coats, pastel suits, and dazzling formal wear. Here we gathered the 16 instances of straight-up fashion twinning, courtesy of Kate Middleton and Princess Diana.

Venom Director Ruben Fleischer Confirms That Spider-Man Will Eventually Cross Over

Just because Marvel and Sony came up with a new arrangement to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t mean the latter studio, which still holds the film rights to the Web-Slinger’s mythology, doesn’t have its own plans for the character. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that Spidey is “the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes,” leading to speculation that Sony will somehow incorporate Tom Holland’s iteration of the hero into its own shared Marvel universe.

According to Venom director Ruben Fleischer, that’s exactly what’s on the horizon. As he put it:

When Marvel and Sony started collaborating on Spider-Man, that means that while Sony was establishing its own franchise filled with Spider-Man characters, they couldn’t include the hero who’s responsible for all these other characters existing, hence why Venom’s origin story was drastically altered. Now, however, in the wake of Marvel and Disney coming back together on Spider-Man following nearly a month-long split, Ruben Fleischer has heard that eventually the current cinematic versions of Spidey and Venom will clash someday.

Ruben Fleischer didn’t get into any specifics about how this will happen while speaking with Fandom, but presumably it has something to do with whatever new deal Marvel and Sony agreed on. Although Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is set to lead another MCU-set standalone movie and appear in a separate Marvel Studios movie, perhaps there’s a new stipulation allowing for Sony to eventually include Holland’s Spidey into its own Marvel universe affairs.

Considering that Doctor Strange and Avengers: Endgame have already established the multiverse and parallel realities (plus Mysterio lying about being from another Earth in Spider-Man: Far From Home), enough comic book-y groundwork has been laid that Spider-Man could be thrown into another universe. There’s also the possibility that Sony’s Marvel universe could be retroactively made to exist within the main MCU continuity, but considering Kevin Feige’s wording about Spidey crossing cinematic universes, I suspect that won’t be the case.

We’ll just have to wait and see when Spider-Man will be dropped into the Sony Marvel universe, or at least get official confirmation straight from Sony on the matter. Fortunately for that franchise, there’s enough on its plate to keep busy for the near future.

Next up is the Jared Leto-led Morbius, marking the first time the vampiric anti-hero is being adapted for live action. Then Venom 2 will see Ediie Brock fighting Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, who will transform into Carnage. Other Sony Marvel universe projects in development include Nightwatch, Black Cat, Silver Sable and Madame Web. Plus, Sony has the animated front covered through its Spider-Verse franchise.

For now, the next live action Spider-Man movie is set for release on July 16, 2021, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates on its development. Don’t forget to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is coming up in Phase 4 and beyond.