The official website for the upcoming adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo’s classic manga, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes has debuted a new full trailer for the film, with plenty of new footage and surprises. The trailer even reveals that the titular trio of sisters from Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga will appear in the film.
The film sees the return of much of the original cast and crew from previous adaptations, including director Kenji Kodama. You can hit the jump to check out the full cast of returning, and new characters. City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes hits theaters in Japan on February 8th.
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?
After making a joke about its existence in the film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is getting its own Christmas album. A Very Spidey Christmas is available to purchase digitally and stream today, December 21st, with performances from the cast of the film including Chris Pine, Jake Johnson, and Shameik Moore.
Joy to the World – Shameik Moore (1:40)
Spidey-Bells (A Hero’s Lament) – Chris Pine (2:41)
Deck the Halls – Jake Johnson (2:05)
Up on the House Top – Chris Pine (1:45)
The Night Before Christmas 1967 (Spoken Word) – Jorma Taccone (2:45)
You can hit the jump to listen to the first two songs from the album.
SEGA has decided to give us a small Christmas gift a little early, with Sonic Mania Adventures Part 6, the Holiday Special, starring Amy Rose. The episode follows Amy, who finds Metal Sonic down on his luck during the Christmas season and tries to help him win back the affection of Doctor Eggman. Or so she thinks.
Disney has revealed a new, upcoming project from powerhouse animation studio, Pixar, with Onward, set for release on March 6th, 2020. Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer have all been announced for the film, with the first description coming in alongside the casting.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said [director Dan] Scanlon (Monsters University). “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”
The first single from the surprisingly deep soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a relaxing track that will get you nodding along with it, as well as excited for the film. The soundtrack itself hits theaters the same day as the film, this Friday. On top of that, we’re also finally getting that unreleased Vince Staples track from the very first teaser trailer released almost a year ago.
MAX LVL is a curated selection of single songs currently available on the official Ph LEVEL Spotify playlist.
Warner Bros. has released a new short for the upcoming The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The new short is holiday-themed with Emmet (Chris Pratt) planning a massive holiday party that can ominously be seen “from space.”
In the end, the lovable builder brings together all of Apocalypsburg. The short features plenty of the humor that made the first film so fantastic, and does a great job of building hype for its sequel, which hits theaters on February 8th, 2019.
After what seems like ages since its initial reveal, Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at the upcoming animated series for Carmen Sandiego, starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) as the voice of the titular criminal. According to the reveal, the 20-episode series will be split between the present, and Carmen’s past into shaping her into the master thief she’s known as.
It’s nice to see that the interesting visual style presented in the teaser image has carried through to the show, as it was unique and looks incredibly fun. Hit the jump to check out a few additional images from the series. Carmen Sandiego hits Netflix on January 18th, 2019.
Netflix is in the midst of a busy time, with announcements coming left and right, including the new addition of The World of Roald Dahl. The announcement reveals a new animated series featuring many of Roald Dahl’s most iconic works, with the intent to bring their messages to as many children across the world as possible.
“Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories,” Felicity Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow, said in a press release. “This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”
Included works are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hasn’t even been released and Sony is confident that the film will be received well. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has tapped the showrunners behind Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, to expand the animated corner of the Spider-hero world.
Dos Santos has been picked up to direct the sequel to Into The Spider-Verse, which is being penned by Wonder Woman 1984 scribe David Callaham. Montgomery, on the other hand, is now working on a spin-off film for fan-favorite character Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen. With that kind of commitment, Sony must certainly be proud of the film that’s being released in a few short weeks.
Disney has given us a gift this Thanksgiving with a new teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic, The Lion King. With a heart-wrenching updated narration by Mufasa himself, James Earl Jones, we get our first look at the gorgeous hyper-realistic animation at work in the film.
Directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man), The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Lion King is out in theaters July 2019. You can hit the jump to check out the first official poster for the film, as well.
DC Universe has revealed a new teaser trailer for the much-anticipated new season of Young Justice: Outsiders, and with it comes our official premiere date of January 4th, 2019. The teaser trailer also reveals that Darkseid will play a role in the upcoming season, but what to end, we’ll have to wait to find out.
This will mark the first new episode of Young Justice in several years, and to say fans are excited would be quite the understatement.
Disney and Pixar have followed us yesterday’s Toy Story 4 teaser trailer with a second, very meta clip introducing two more new characters, Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele), who are very excited about the first look at Toy Story 4, despite not knowing the film’s longtime quotes. We even get a bit of back-story for the new characters:
“Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.”
Disney and Pixar Studios have unveiled the first official teaser trailer for the long-awaited upcoming sequel, Toy Story 4. The sequel will see the cast of Toy Story 3 returning, now belonging to Bonnie, whom they were left with at the end of the previous film as Andy left for college.
Director Josh Cooley introduced the trailer as such, “Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story. And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.“
According to The Wrap, Chris McKay (Lego Batman The Movie) has been chosen to man the director’s chair for an upcoming Jonny Quest film. Jonny Quest is also expected to launch a live-action Hanna Barbera-verse, which means we’ve officially mined nearly all of the shared universe ideas. Additionally, McKay is still attached to the live-action Nightwing film, which is still his top focus, as of this moment.
Jonny Quest debuted in 1964 and follows a young boy, Jonny, who travels the world with his adventurous scientist father, Benton Quest, his bodyguard, Race Bannon, and adopted brother, Hadji. It’s considered one of the most beloved animated series, and can still be found airing on Boomerang, today.