Disney Could Be Making Giannis’ Story into a Movie
Sports Illustrated did a feature with Giannis Antetokounmpo for their magazine this week. Parts of it have to do with how Mike Budenholzer reigns him when he wants to do something out of the ordinary as well as the overall day-to-day. In the piece, there is a small note about how Disney would be coming to see Antetokounmpo to talk about a potential movie about his year. Obviously, the Giannis story does sound like a sports movie that the Mouse would like to make, so, it’s not surprising to hear about a potential movie pitch.
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Sports Illustrated edited out the line about Disney which tells me two things – One, they’re trying to make it happen, and they do not want people to know just yet. Two – This changed their mind, and this is something that isn’t happening for the time being. My guess is the former. Hollywood does not have a ton of original ideas left. They need to get some new ones, and the story of Giannis fits that profile. Another thing to consider is Disney might want to see him and the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff series before they commit to a movie.
If they do end up doing a movie with Giannis, Brook Lopez HAS to be in it. Like no question about it considering Lopez is one of the biggest Disney fans in the world. Not sure what they would do for the final scenes, but there would need to be some screen time for the Disney-loving Bucks player.
I’m looking forward to seeing Antetokounmpo rock the Mickey Mouse ears later this year.