R-Rated Harley Quinn Animated Series in the Works

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It appears Warner Bros. has placed the success of Deadpool squarely in its sights, with the announcement of an R-Rated Harley Quinn series on the way from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. The adult-oriented show will debut on Warner Bros’ upcoming DC streaming service, with 26 half-hour episodes already ordered. Margot Robbie is set to be approached to voice the character. Check out the first piece of promo art for the film above, and the synopsis below.

Harley Quinn who has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.

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First Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer

Disney has posted the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel to one of Disney Pixar’s best films, The Incredibles 2. The trailer is absolutely a tease, with only a single scene of actual footage, but a strong focus on baby Jack Jack, and his newfound powers.

Very little is known about the film currently, but it’s set to hit theaters on June 18th, 2018.

Super Mario Bros. Animated Movie in The Works

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-owned animation studio behind the likes of Despicable Me, and Minions has secured a deal to develop an animated film based on the iconic plumber himself, Super Mario. Illumination has had incredible success the last couple of years, with their series of animated movies setting box office records worldwide.

However, the film could be a ways off, as the studio is currently focusing all of its efforts on the upcoming Minions 2, giving them plenty of time to flesh out a great story.

First Gotham by Gaslight Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming DC Universe animated film, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, is now online, giving us our first look at the crisp animation and stellar voice-acting of the steampunk thriller. In the film, Batman is created in a Victorian-era Gotham City to combat the rising threat of Jack The Ripper as he stalks the city at night.

The film features Bruce Greenwood reprising his role as Batman from Batman: Under the Red Hood and Young JusticeBatman: Gotham by Gaslight is set to release next year.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Voice Cast Announced

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The incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is coming to an end, and with it, beginning in 2018, Nickelodeon plans to launch a new series. The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will star the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.

The 2D-animated series will star the voice talents 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, and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil. The series is set to debut in 2018, on Nickelodeon.

 

Full Lion King Cast Unveiled by Disney

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At long last, the full cast for Disney’s upcoming live adaptation of The Lion King has its full cast. The all-star ensemble stars Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls) as Nala, with James Earl Jones (Everything that is Awesome) reprising his role as Mufasa, Chiewtel Ejiofor as Scar, and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

Disney has also cast John Kani (Captain America: Civil War) as the voice of Rafiki, John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) as Zazu, Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist) as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation) as Timon. The film is being directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), with Hans Zimmer, who won an Academy Award for his work on the 1994 original, returning to score. Hit the jump for a look at the full voice cast.

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Latest Trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet

Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures have shared the latest trailer for the upcoming Netflix anime film starring the world-famous Kaiju, Godzilla: Monster Planet. The newest trailer gives us plenty more footage of the new Godzilla, said to be plant-based this time, along with a ton of explosions, and epic battles.

That all of this happens while some fantastic J-POP bumps in the background makes it all the more… Japan. This is definitely high on my excitement list, and can’t wait.

The Addams Family Getting an Animated Film

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The cult-classic Spooky family is making a return to Hollywood, with an animated film on the way from the co-director of Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon. He is joined by screenwriter Pamela Pettler, whose credits include Corpse BrideMonster House, and 9, clearly a fan of the spooky genre.

Currently, there are no details on release date or story possibilities, but given the family’s rich history from a classic animated series, movies, and years of comic strips, there’s plenty of good stuff to choose from.

Batman: The Animated Series Heads to Blu-Ray

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At this weekend’s New York Comic-Con, Warner Bros. has announced that the legendary Batman: The Animated Series is headed to Blu-Ray in late 2018. There are currently no details on the set, but it’s expected to take on many of the same processes of the recent Mask of the Phantasm re-release.

The biggest question remaining will be whether or not the Blu-ray release will follow the strategy of coming out in a series of volumes, or as a complete series box-set.

Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Cast and Poster

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Will Arnett (The LEGO Batman Movie) and Kristen Bell (Frozen) have joined the voice cast of the upcoming Teen Titans GO! animated feature film, which is now officially titled Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.

The animated feature will also play host to 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. In the film, the group will reprise their roles from the Cartoon Network series. Hit the jump to check out the first poster for the upcoming film.

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First Look at Constantine The Animated Series

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Warner Bros. Animation and CW Seed have posted a first look at the Constantine Animated Series announced this weekend at New York Comic-Con, and it looks fantastic. The first clip features Matt Ryan returning to voice his occult counterpart, and making a deal with an ancient demon to keep the peace.

The clip is gory, action-packed, and animated in a way that very much resembles his Justice League Dark incarnation. Perhaps this will be set in that world? Though, it’s more likely that this will continue to follow in the trend of being set in the CW-Verse.

First Poster for Constantine Animated Series

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Fans of the NBC live-action Constantine were more than a little perturbed when the show was cancelled right as it started to find its footing. However, The CW has announced that Matt Ryan will return to the role in animated form for a new CW Seed series. You can hit the jump for a look at the full first poster, and below for a complete synopsis.

This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

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Bob’s Burgers Film in the Works

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It looks like FOX is going all in on Bob’s Burgers, after the animated series has become a massive cult success. Deadline is reporting that the series is getting the feature film treatment, with release set for July 17th, 2020. Nothing is known about the film of course, but series creator Loren Bouchard had to say about the announcement:

We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!

Paramount Working on Sonic The Hedgehog Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog that’s set to be a blend of live-action and CGI characters. What’s more interesting, though, is that Deadpool director Tim Miller is now attached as producer.

The video game adaptation also has a director in the form of Jeff Fowler. “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” Miller said in a statement addressing the directorial announcement. “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.” The screenplay was written by Patrick Casey, and Josh Miller.

Madhouse Not Returning for One Punch Man Season 2

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Startling revelation this morning as it has been revealed that Madhouse, the mega-popular animation studio behind the first season of One Punch Man, as well as Death Note, Paprika, and so many more, will not be returning for the second season of our favorite hero’s exploits.

Season two, will be helmed by animation house J.C. Staff. On top of that, season one’s original director Shingo Natsume won’t be returning, and Chikara Sakurai will instead be taking the chair. One Punch Man season 2 premieres next year.