It’s one of those 80’s animation reboot days. Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at the new ThunderCats Roar animated series from Warner Bros. Animation set to debut on Cartoon Network in 2019. The new series stays true to the original as the ThunderCats barely escape their home plant of Thundera, only to crash land on the planet Third Earth, and encounter a bizarre host of creatures and villains, including the evil Mumm-Ra.
You can hit the jump to check out the first official poster in full, as well as a full voice cast, and behind the scenes look at the opening of the series.
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Netflix has revealed the first official poster, and cast for its upcoming She-Ra reboot, officially titled She-Ra and the Princess of Power. Revealed by Entertainment Weekly today, the series is helmed by Lumberjanes co-creator Noelle Stevenson. It’s also revealed that the show will initially do away with Adora’s relation to He-Man, describing her as an orphan who finds the mystical sword that grants her the power to turn into the legendary hero She-Ra.
You can hit the jump to see the poster in full, as well as the full voice cast for the series.
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Arrow star, Stephen Amell, confirmed in a press conference today that The CW is taking the next step forward with its “Arrowverse” and introducing Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, to the universe, as well as her home city, Gotham City. Kate Kane was re-introduced to the DC Universe in the New 52, and has gone on to become one of the leading LGBTQ characters in all of comics.
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character. For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.
Greg Berlanti is a man on a mission. He now has 13 series greenlit at once, giving him the record for most active television series in production at once, and he’s added an adaptation of Doom Patrol set to debut in 2019 on The DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol will pick up after the events of Titans, where the group will make their debut, with Cyborg appearing to the group with a warning.
Doom Patrol is an adaptation of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast heroes. Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief. Members of the Doom Patrol each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities – but left them scarred, and traumatized. Afterwards, the team found purpose with Chief, who brought them together and helped form the family they know today.
According to Polygon, Adult Swim has announced that one of its early flagship cartoons that helped put it on the map, Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, is returning for a half-hour special, Harvey Birdman, Attorney General. In the special, supervillain President Phil Seben (voiced by a returning Stephen Colbert) appoints Harvey the nation’s Attorney General. Harvey then attempts to use the judicial system to remove Phil from office.
The show’s deadpan humor has been missing from Adult Swim for several years, so it will be nice to see these characters return to glory with the original voice cast intact. The first promo art, seen above, is a clear nod to President Trump and the current political climate in America.
Netflix and Marvel Studios has released the first full trailer for Luke Cage season 2, set to drop on June 22nd. After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a hero to Harlem, and a cultural icon in his community. He’s become untouchable, and feared on the streets, but the sudden appearance of Bushmaster, the only man who seems to be able to break the Unbreakable Man, puts all the security Luke has built in jeopardy.
Mike Colter returns as Luke Cage, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist. Newcomers to the series include Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce) as John McIver, aka Bushmaster; and Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) as Tilda Johnson.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DC Universe, it’s been revealed that James Wan will be producing a live-action Swamp Thing series for the streaming service, as well. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.
The story will follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane as she returns to her home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she meets Alec Holland, who is quickly taken from her, but morphs into the elemental Swamp Thing after his resurrection.
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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have finally officially announced their newest streaming service. Titled DC Universe, the service will play host to a number of exclusive series including the live-action Titans, the animated Harley Quinn, and the highly anticipated third season of Young Justice: Outsiders.
Not much is currently known about the service aside from its exclusives, but you can sign up to learn more when it’s available over on the official announcement page, or you can hit the jump to take a look at the official title-cards for those 3 exclusive series.
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Netflix has shared a cool teaser trailer to announce the start of production on Stranger Things 3. The trailer shows glimpses of the returning cast, as well as a newcomers Maya Hawke, Jake Busey, and Cary Elwes.
Details on the third season are scarce, but we know that a time jump will take place to 1985 with relationships “going strong,” and plenty of new characters being introduced as Hawkins comes under fire from a new threat.
We knew that after the end of Star Wars: Rebels earlier this year, it wouldn’t be long before we knew the future of the animated Star Wars universe. Now, it seems the newest chapter in Lucasfilm’s world is leaving behind the past to tell a new story set in the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The new story, produced by Dave Filoni of Star Wars: Rebels will follow a young pilot named Kazuda Xiono, recruited by General Leia Organa’s Resistance for a top-secret mission to survey the growing power of the First Order. The series will focus on Kazuda and a cast of ace pilots, but will also feature plenty of familiar faces from the new trilogy in the form of BB-8, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma, with both Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their respective roles for the series.
Amazon has debuted the first official trailer for its upcoming animated series, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. The new trailer shows off the series’ fancy new hand-drawn aesthetic, that is meant to evoke the original, iconic series.
The new series has Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!) doing the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, and Brad Norman (America’s Most Haunted) as Bullwinkle J. Moose. It’s executive produced by Scott Fellows (The Fairly OddParents) and Tiffany Ward, daughter of original series creator Jay Ward. The series hits Amazon Prime on May 11th.
At this year’s Awesome-Con, a Smallville panel was hosted with stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum that played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively. The series lasted for an impressive 10 seasons and paved the way for superhero television as we know it.
During a half-hour Q&A session with the stars, a question was brought up about potentially bringing the series to the DC streaming service in animated form, and the actors attention was piqued. Michael Reosenbaum’s response is below, and the full panel can be found after the jump. Do you think Smallville could return in animated form on DC’s upcoming streaming service? That would be amazing!
“I said to Al [Gough, one of Smallville’s creators], we should do an animated Smallville. That would be huge! I mean, Smallville: The Animated Series, with all the real voices? And I wouldn’t have to shave my head! We’ve got to do that. Can you imagine us on mics doing the same dialogue?”
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It’s been a rough go of things between Donald Glover and FX after the company cancelled plans the creator’s upcoming Deadpool animated series. After the announcement was made, the actor leaked a 15-page script for the series, which has been called fantastic. Now, Titmouse, one of the animation studios originally hoping to get the series (Floyd County of Archer fame won the contract) has released their reel of test footage for the world to see.
The test footage utilizes dialogue from Ryan Reynolds’ live-action adaptation, with animation going back and forth between finished and unfinished. It’s everything you’d expect from Deadpool, and works surprisingly well. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Nickelodeon has released the first official trailer for their newest animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is a return to 2D form for the turtles in a prequel series that sees them learning about their abilities and the mystical underbelly of New York City.
The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an evil warrior attempting to turn all of humanity into mutants.
FX has shared the first full official trailer for the second season of Legion, and it seems to be just as strange as the first, which is absolutely a good thing. At the end of the first season, David was taken by a mysterious item and transported away, but he seems to have returned, albeit a little different.
On top of that, the mutants have joined forces with Division 3 to combat the growing threat of the Shadow King. Season 2 of Legion debuts on FX on April 13th.