Devil May Cry Series Headed to Netflix

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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?

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Young Justice: Outsiders Gets Premiere Date

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.

Second Toy Story 4 Clip Drops

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.”

First Official Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer

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.

Lego Batman Director to Helm Jonny Quest

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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.

Universal is Rebooting Shrek

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After years of attempting to revive the franchise, Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures has plans to reboot the Shrek franchise, including spin-offs such as Puss in Boots. The report states that Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri has been tasked with overseeing the reboot, saying that he’s excited to explore the world of Shrek and ideally wants to work with the original cast—instead of bringing in new voice talent.

“There’s a tremendous amount of fun to be had in that world, but it’s a high bar to find a story that’s truly world,” Meledandri said. “You want to find something in the narrative that really feels like a departure.”

The Legend of Zelda TV Series In The Works

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According to The Wrap, producer Adi Shankar (Castlevania) is working on his next major project with Nintendo, with the two partnering to create a series based on the popular Legend of Zelda franchise. While it hasn’t been confirmed whether the project will be animated or live-action, but we should learn more on November 16th when the project is officially announced.

Adi Shankar’s Castlevania animated series launched its second season last week to much acclaim with plenty other projects in the pipeline, as well.

The Teen Titans are Returning

In what is sure to be great news for many fans, the original Teen Titans are returning, but not exactly in the form you’d expect. While it’s still unclear of the capacity of the announcement, be it a new series, movie, or mini-series, Teen Titans vs. Teen Titans GO! is a real thing, as confirmed by Warner Bros. Animation.

The above trailer is said to be from next week’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Teen Titans GO! To the Movies, leaking online ahead of its release. What do you think of this idea? A good way to ease a new audience into the old team maybe?

New How to Train Your Dragon 3 Trailer

Dreamworks Animation has shared the latest trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World, which will serve as the end of Hiccup’s trilogy with Toothless. Exploring the themes of acceptance and moving on, the film sees Toothless finding a new “light fury” and becoming a leader among the hidden world of dragons.

The How to Train Your Dragon series has been one of the most fantastic animation series outside of Pixar, and it will be sad to see it come to an end. How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World hits theaters on February 22nd, 2019.

Scooby-Doo Animated Film Coming from Chris Columbus

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Variety is reporting that Christopher Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) will begin production on a new Scooby-Doo animated movie, currently titled Scooby, upon completing his Gremlins reboot. Warner Bros. and Warner Animation Group (WAG) expect to release the movie in the first quarter of 2020, after learning of Columbus’ love for their animated properties.

Columbus will be working with director Tony Cervone (The Looney Tunes Show). Kelly Fremon Craig wrote the screenplay, which is based on a draft from Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliot.

Live Action Tom & Jerry Film in the Works

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The live-action hybrid adaptations continue, with the announcement that Warner Bros. is working on a new adaptation of the classic animated series, Tom & Jerry, with director Tim Story (Fantastic Four). The film will feature the classic cat and mouse duo getting into trouble, but will focus on physical comedy, rather than the animals talking to each other.

Additionally, it’s being reported that Warner Bros. plans to focus on the animated/live-action adaptations much in the same way of the Wizarding World, and the DC Universe, moving forward.

First Look at Harley Quinn Animated Series

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DC Entertainment has revealed the first footage for the upcoming DC Universe animated series, Harley Quinn, at New York Comic-Con. The first footage pokes some serious fun at both Marvel and DC, and seems like it could be a pretty fun series for fans of the characters.

Additionally, the full voice cast was revealed as well, with Kaley Cuoco voicing Harley Quinn herself, as well as Lake Bell (Childrens Hospital), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ron Funches (Powerless), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Wanda Sykes (Black-ish), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Natalie Morales (Bojack Horseman), Jim Rash (Mike Tyson Mysteries), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Tony Hale (Veep), and Chris Meloni (Happy!).

New Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation has debuted a fantastic, new trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse giving us our first look at Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham, as well as a peek into what the story of the film is set to be. After the Kingpin uses a super-collider to open the door to other dimensions, reality begins to collapse, and only Spider-Man(s) can save it.

Shameik Moore (The Get Down), voices Miles Morales in the film. He is joined by Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson,  Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, with Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.

Diablo Animated Series in the Works From Netflix

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According to Variety, Netflix is working on an animated series based on the Blizzard hit action RPG, Diablo, with Hellboy screenwriter, Andrew Cosby, on board to helm the show. This falls in line with the success of their recent Castlevania adaptation, as well as rumors of Netflix’ interest in the franchise.

While the announcement hasn’t been officially confirmed as of yet, we should expect to hear more when BlizzCon hails from the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2nd.

New Trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet Debuts

Disney Animation has debuted a new trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet (I guess they dropped the Wreck It Ralph 2 part, finally), and it gives us a much better view into the plot of the film, and many of its new characters. After Sugar Rush is damaged, and unplugged, Ralph and Vanellope travel to the internet to find the part and restore the arcade.

The film looks like it could hit just as well as the first, with plenty of memes, jokes, and video game references to be found. Ralph Breaks The Internet hits theaters on November 21st.