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Krypton Season 2 Trailer Now Online

The first trailer for SyFy’s Krypton season 2 is now online, giving us our first look at Lobo, as well as Doomsday, and the return of Brainiac and Zod. There are plenty of Superman villains in play here, but if the show’s wildly successful first season was any indicator, they seem to be in good hands.

The second season of Krypton premieres on June 12th, whereas the first season is now available to stream in its entirely on the DC Universe streaming service.

First Teaser for Swamp Thing Now Online

DC Entertainment has revealed the first teaser trailer for Swamp Thing, set to debut on the DC Universe streaming service on May 31st. The trailer is brief, but gives our first look at the Earth elemental in his incredible glory, red eyes and all. The trailer also comes amid a report that the series had ceased production early, having its run of 13 episodes cut to 10 episodes.

Swamp Thing is set to be the next series to debut on the platform after Doom Patrol wraps up.

Showtime’s Halo Finds its Master Chief

After years of development hell, a live-action Halo is moving forward, as Showtime’s series continues chugging along. According to The Hollywood ReporterAmerican Gods’ Pablo Schreiber has signed on to play Master Chief for Showtime’s Halo. Given the unnatural physique of Spartans, this casting makes sense, with Schreiber clocking in at 6’5″. Schreiber’s UNSC spartan super soldier is joined by original character Quan Ah (portrayed by Yerin Ha), a girl from the Outer Colonies that crosses paths with Chief, changing both of their lives.

While no release date is currently set, the series is set to start filming in Budapest, Hungary, later this year.  

Knights of the Old Republic Project in the Works for Disney+

In what is sure to be fantastic news for fans, LucasFilm head, Kathleen Kennedy, confirmed that the studio is working on a project based on the massive video game and subsequent tie-in, Knights of the Old Republic. Beginning life as a video game in 2003, KOTOR has since gone on to inspire countless novels and comic books. This will mark its first foray into live-action territory.

Unfortunately, Kennedy remained tight-lipped on further details, so we’re unsure if the property will be a film, or television series, though it’s certain it will debut on Disney+ in the future.

First Photos from The Mandalorian Now Online

The final piece of the puzzle from Star Wars Celebration in Chicago was the full unveiling of the upcoming Star Wars live-action series, the first ever created, titled The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian in the outer reaches of the galaxy, joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society, and Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.

The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. The live-action series will debut exclusively on Disney+ on November 12. Hit the jump to check out the first official photos from the series.

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New Details on Disney+ and its Original Programming

Disney Investor Day 2019 was last night, and the house of mouse decided to go big with news for its upcoming Disney+ streaming service. First off, Disney+ will launch on November 12th, with a price of $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually, putting them in contention for the best value in streaming, right off the bat.

Secondly, Disney confirmed several Marvel Studios shows, including Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision (previously The Vision & Scarlet Witch), and Loki, as well as the What If? animated series. There was also confirmation that the first episode of What If? will feature Peggy Carter if she had become Captain America, though there’s no official word on Hayley Atwell reprising the role.

Additionally, it was also revealed that, thanks to the Fox merger, The Simpsons and National Geographic programming will be available for streaming exclusively on Disney+, bolstering an already hearty lineup.

You can hit the jump to check out logos for Falcon & Winter Soldier, The Mandalorian, and Lady and the Tramp, as well as our first look at the interface for Disney+.

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Iain Glen Cast as Bruce Wayne in Titans Season 2

In the final episode of the first season of Titans, Batman went on a rampage, with Bruce Wayne only being seen in the shadows, in what was revealed to be a nightmare from Dick Grayson. Now, the second season of Titans is set to show the man himself, albeit a bit older than we’re used to. According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has been cast as an older take on Bruce Wayne.

“After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”

Hawkeye Series In the Works for Disney+

At this point, it seems like we’re talking about a new Disney+ series every day. Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is working on a six-to-eight episode miniseries that will focus on Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, as well as his comic book protege, Kate Bishop. The series will see Barton pass the torch to the younger archer.

Currently there is no creative team attached, but Kevin Feige will be producing, so expect news after the release of Avengers: Endgame later this month. Kate Bishop was a member of the Young Avengers, who took on the codename Hawkeye after the death of Clint Barton. After his return, the two shared the title, even co-headlining a book together.

Disney+ Series Monsters At Work Revealed

The original programming lineup for Disney+ just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The Hollywood Reporter a new animated series, Monsters at Work, will debut on the service in 2020. The series is set six months after the original Monsters, Inc. and will follow a new monster named Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), who is described as “an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.”

It’s also been confirmed that Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson will return to voice their characters from the original film. Additionally, several newcomers have been confirmed, including Tylor’s best friend Val Little (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), the new boss Fritz (voiced by Henry Winkler), fellow plumbers Smitty and Needleman (voiced by Stephen Stanton), and Tylor’s mom Millie (voiced by Aisha Tyler).

Netflix’ Cowboy Bebop Finds Its Cast

The oft-criticized Netflix live-action adaptation of the anime classic, Cowboy Bebop, seems to be getting the last laugh this morning with the unveiling of its shockingly diverse cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Cho (Star Trek) has been cast as bounty hunter, Spike Spiegel. He is described as “an impossibly cool ‘cowboy’ (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare.”

Additionally, Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) has been cast as Spike’s partner-in-crime, Jet Black. He serves as “one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.”

Next, Danielle Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) has been cast as femme fatale, Faye Valentine, and British actor Alex Hassell has been cast as Spike’s former partner, Vicious. That rounds out a surprisingly diverse, and incredibly strong cast for the upcoming series, which seems to be getting quite the approval from fans and critics alike.

Watch The First Episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone Now

In celebration of the release of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot, CBS All Access has released the first one-hour episode, completely free, on YouTube, which you can see above. The first episode stars Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan, titled “The Comedian” as a stand-up comic makes a Faustian bargain to be funny at all costs.

The first two episodes, “The Comedian” and “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” are available now for CBS All Access subscribers.

New Details for Upcoming DC Universe Projects

Continuing the massive weekend for the DC Universe streaming service, DC Entertainment announced that it would be adding the entire DC Comics Digital Library, beginning today (April 1st), and adding new issues consistently throughout the next year until the entire library has been added. That totals out to over 20,000 single issue comics and graphic novels!

The catch? New issue comics, beginning today, will not be added to the service until 12 months after their initial release, ensuring long-time readers will still have to subscribe or visit their local comic book shop each week. Despite that, $7.99 per month is looking nicer every day.

In addition, we’ve also learned that the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2nd, after the first 13 episodes aired earlier this year on the service. Lastly, the much anticipated Swamp Thing series will premiere on DC Universe on May 31st, exactly one week after the conclusion to the 15-episode first season of Doom Patrol. It’s an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan with so much fantastic content debuting consistently throughout the next 12 months.

First Look at Brec Bassinger as Stargirl

WonderCon was quite the boon for the DC Universe streaming service this weekend. Capped off with the wonderful first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. With a star-studded cast and what looks like fantastic design, Stargirl is already among the most anticipated new series on the service, though its debut has reportedly been delayed.

Showrun by Stargirl creator, Geoff Johns, Stargirl will follow Courtney Whitmore and her family after they move to Blue Valley, Nebraska, and her Stepfather’s past as a superhero is brought to light, encouraging her to become her own hero. You can hit the jump for a full look at Stargirl.

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First Teaser Trailer for Epix’ Pennyworth Series Online

DC Entertainment and Epix have shared the first teaser trailer for their inexplicable Batman prequel series, Pennyworth, which spotlights the past of Batman’s most loyal friend and confidant during his time with the British Special Forces. While the reasoning behind it is strange, it’s a beautiful looking series, with fantastic cinematography clearly running amok.

The 10-episode series stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) as Alfred Pennyworth, with Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Lord Harwood and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes. The series debuts this summer.