After wrapping up what looks on track to become the biggest movie in box office history, The Russo Brothers are moving on to their next project: a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix. Netflix announced the series as part of a new partnership between the streaming giant and Hasbro’s Allspark Studios. While details are scarce as of right now, we know the series will follow the Planeswalkers, legendary spellcasting heroes and villains that traverse the multiverse doing battle.
Hopefully we’ll learn more soon as this could easily become something massive for Netflix if handled well. Magic still has quite a fan-base and in the right hands could be great.
According to Revenge of the Fans, Joel McHale (Community) has landed a secret role in what will presumably be a direct to home video release for an upcoming Mortal Kombat animated movie. There have been rumblings of a live-action movie for years, particularly after the release of the successful web-series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Nothing is known about the story, but we do presumably already have a voice cast for the film that includes Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Darin DePaul (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV), Fred Tatasciore (Tangled), Grey Griffin (The Fairly Oddparents), Ike Amadi (Avengers Assemble), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman), Patrick Seitz (Redline), Robin Atkin Downes (Suicide Squad), Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop), and Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird). Any guesses as to their roles? Though still unknown, Seitz voiced Scorpion in more recent games, with Blum often voicing Sub-Zero. Maybe McHale is Johnny Cage?
IGN is reporting that Castlevania producer, Adi Shankar, whose plate is getting quite full lately is officially working on a new animated series for Devil May Cry. Additionally, Shankar’s universe of animated series is now part of a shared universe, being officially dubbed the “Bootleg Multiverse.”
Interesting word choice for a potential shared universe of franchises from different video game companies. Maybe we’re seeing the beginnings of a new Smash Bros.-style crossover happen over at Netflix?
Last night, DC Entertainment hosted the first edition of their DC Daily News show that will air on their upcoming DC Universe streaming service, featuring Kevin Smith, and alongside it came plenty of news about the service and its upcoming features. The biggest of which came with the official release date of September 15th for the service to begin.
DC Universe will give fans access to a bevy of past comic books, animated series, films, television shows, and more – all featuring fan-favorite DC heroes. Hit the jump for more of the news revealed during the service.
Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving many of their classic NickToon properties, and Rugrats is considered by many to be the gold standard. One of the greatest animated series ever made. Now, the show is returning with a new 26-episode series, and live-action/animated CG hybrid movie.
“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”
The cast of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to grow and become more and more exciting, as reports are saying that veteran genre actor, Nicolas Cage, has been cast as the mysterious Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming animated film. Cage joins Shamiek Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, and Jake Johnson as Peter Parker.
We should expect to hear more later this month as the film should have a fairly large presence at this year’s SDCC.
Bovi and Andy return to celebrate the release of The Incredibles 2 after a long, 14-year wait, by chatting about the family’s nemesis: Syndrome!
The guys chat about his origins, as well as in depth details on Syndrome’s diabolical plan to both restore, and destroy the world of superheroes, not to mention all his crazy tech! Be sure to check out the links below to listen, and rate & review on iTunes!
MGM has released a first look at the upcoming Addams Family animated film set to hit theaters on October 11th, 2019. In addition, they’ve also released the full voice cast, and synopsis for the film. Joining the previously announced Oscar Isaac as patriarch Gomez Addams will be Charlize Theron as Morticia, Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, with Bette Midler as Grandmama and Academy Award winner Allison Janney as the family’s arch nemesis Margaux Needler.
Morticia, devilishly devoted to her husband and children, is the pale glue that holds her clan together. Gomez, debonair, sinister and passionately in love with his wife, is enthusiastic about whatever dreadful scheme he’s cooked up. Wednesday is a brilliant and sinister teenage girl with long braids and dead-pan wit. Pugsley, a menacing 10 year old on over-drive, enjoys getting into any kind of dreadful mischief he can find. Mad Uncle Fester is good natured, merry and likes to create mayhem any way he can. Grandmama is smitten with her grandchildren who enjoy her cookies shaped like bats and skulls. Margaux Needler, the reality TV makeover queen, is consumed with a desire for absolute suburban, pastel perfection.
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network have unveiled a first look at the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls animated series. The series boasts “fresh character designs” from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust, whose previous work includes the likes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Super Best Friends Forever, from the old DC Nation block.
What started as a series of webisodes for DC Animation has grown to become a wildly successful toy franchise, and direct-to-DVD animated movie series, and now has the chance to grow beyond even that. Proving that there’s absolutely a market for superheroes with young girls. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis.
Warner Bros. Animation has officially announced The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part for release in theaters February 2019. Tiffany Haddish will be voicing a new lead character in the movie, joining returning voice cast members Chris Pratt as Master Builder Emmet Brickowoski, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldsyde, Will Arnett as Batman, Channing Tatum as Superman, and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The LEGO Movie, wrote the first draft of the sequel script based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. It was most recently re-written by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Mike Mitchell will be directing.
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.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and IGN have released the first full trailer for the upcoming The Death of Superman animated film, which will act as more of an adaptation of the original comic, releasing in two parts, with key differences. This adaptation will hew much closer than the original, Superman: Doomsday, did. Hit the jump to watch the official trailer.
When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever.
The Death of Superman stars Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, and Rainn Wilson, as well as Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, and Jason O’Mara.
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.
A series of hilarious character posters for the upcoming Teen Titans GO! To The Movies have been released that poke fun at the live-action Justice League. The posters feature the titans offering a bit of critique against their live-action adult counterparts, continuing the sarcastic marketing of the animated film.
The animated film will feature the voice cast of the series, including Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. Additionally, Will Arnett will voice Slade Wilson, Kristen Bell is Jade Wilson, James Corden is Balloon Man, Halsey is Wonder Woman, Lil Yachty is Green Lantern, and Nicolas Cage will voice Superman. Hit the jump to check out all 5 posters in full.
Arguably the biggest trailer release during my hiatus was the surprising unveiling of the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the long-awaited animated film featuring the feature-debut of Miles Morales as Spider-Man.
The film looks visually stunning with an artistic style none were expecting from a large-scale film such as this. It’s absolutely worth checking out, and already one of my most anticipated films of 2018.