First Trailer for Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Debuts

Netflix has released the first official teaser trailer for Matt Groening’s latest animated series, Disenchantment. The trailer references his other famous projects, Futurama and The Simpsons, before introducing us to the King and his daughter, with little much else to go off of. Netflix also released an official synopsis, giving us a better idea of what to expect.

From the mind of Matt Groening, comes the 10-episode adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, launching on Netflix, August 17, 2018. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

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First Trailer for Mandy Debuts

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Mandy is the title of the second film director Panos Cosmatos, who directed Beyond the Black Rainbow, an incredibly trippy sci-fi film. Now, he’s partnered with Nicolas Cage to create a blood-soaked action romp about a man whose wife is kidnapped by an evil cult looking to possess her.

Reviews for the film out of Sundance have been incredibly positive, with the film sporting a 97% Fresh rating, after 30 reviews. This will definitely be one to keep an eye on for the future. Hit the jump to check out the first, insane official trailer.

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Aeon Flux Live Action Series in the Works

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that MTV is giving Aeon Flux another go with a live-action adaptation TV series in the works from Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis, and The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Aeon Flux tells the story of an assassin from the anarchist nation of Monica in ongoing conflict with rival country Bregna. Set in a dystopian future where the two cities are the last remaining vestiges of humanity, Aeon goes out on missions to fight for her side’s cause.

Toho Planning Godzilla Shared Universe, Shin 2 Cancelled

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A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.

The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.

New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Disney and Lucasfilm have finally shared a new full trailer for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, and it is a vast improvement over the last footage we saw of the film. The new trailer gives us plenty of new footage, and does a much better job at spotlighting the star-studded supporting cast, which includes Woody Harrelson (Venom), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War), among others.

The Ron Howard-directed film premieres at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, before making its debut on May 25th.

Neil Gaiman Adapting Gormenghast

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Neil Gaiman is set to achieve a life-long dream with his adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s classic fantasy series Gormenghast alongside Akiva Goldsman of FreemantleMedia which is currently working with Gaiman on American Gods. Considered to be one of the finest works of fantasy in the last century alongside J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, it follows the inhabitants of a castle as vast as a city cut off from the rest of the world.

Two of the books were turned into a four-part BBC miniseries in 2000, that starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Christopher Lee. Since then, Gaiman has expressed interest in adapting the property with the support of Fabian Peake, the author’s son.

First Look at Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Warner Bros. has released a first look at the newly titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and aside from giving us looks at returning characters Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), Jacob (Dan Fogler) and Credence (Ezra Miller), we also get some new faces.

There’s Newt’s brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), and his fiance Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz). Between Kravitz and Miller is Claudia Kim, a new character afflicted by Maledictus, or the ailment of turning into a wild beast. Lastly, we also get our first look at Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to hit theaters November 16, 2018.

Binging with Babish: Harry Potter Special

The latest episode of wonderful YouTube cooking series, Binging with Babish, is celebrating the release of his book in the United Kingdom with a special Harry Potter episode. In the episode, Babish creates delicious seasonal-appropriate Pumpkin Pasties, as well as an incredible looking Treacle Tart, which looks like the next dessert I’ll be making.

To cap it all off, he finishes with the iconic Butterbeer from the series, adding a bit of schnapps to the mixture to make it a bit more satisfying for us adult-folk.

Lord of the Rings TV Series in the Works

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Amazon Studios has announced a multi-season commitment for a massive-scale Lord of the Rings television series that will focus on lesser-known Middle Earth stories such as The Silmarillion, and more. The show will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.

Here’s the press release in full:

“‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be takingThe Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”

“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” added Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

First Look at Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor

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Earlier this year, the BBC announced our very first female doctor, as Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block, Broadchurch) was cast in the role. Now, after months of waiting, we finally have our first look at her official Time Lord get-up in the series, standing in front of the iconic TARDIS.

Whittaker is set to debut as The Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, airing next month on the BBC. Hit the jump to check out the full image.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Awake” Trailer

The official Star Wars Twitter account has posted a new trailer featuring a load of new footage from the hotly anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the trailer, it appears as if Rey is taking on Luke, with the legendary Jedi seemingly outclassed. We also get a glimpse of Finn getting in on some action in a land-based ship battle.

The most goosebump-inducing shot, however, is most certainly of Luke entering the Millennium Falcon for the first time in years.

New Trailer for David Ayer’s Bright

Netflix has debuted the latest red-band trailer for the upcoming Fantasy Cop Drama film, Bright, by director David Ayer, and starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The film is set to premiere on Netflix on December 22nd, marking the streaming service’s first legitimate attempt at threatening the Holiday box office.

The newest trailer looks fantastic, and Netflix has clearly put a lot of care and effort into making a beautiful film. Let’s hope it can live up to that hype.

Han Solo Spin-Off Film Gets a Title

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We’ve speculated for the longest time what the Untitled Han Solo Film will be officially titled, and with so many options to choose from, it only makes sense that my choice was right. Director Ron Howard took to his Twitter to announce that the film will be officially titled Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The official logo for the film can be seen above, with what somewhat seems like the most bland branding, ever.

Final Stranger Things 2 Trailer

Netflix has posted the final trailer for Stranger Things Season 2, and it is quite possibly one of the best trailers we’ve seen all year. With more clues about what to expect from the new, supposedly scarier season, and plenty of new footage.

Details on the second season have been incredibly scarce, but we won’t have to wait much longer. Stranger Things Season 2 hits on Netflix on October 27th.

Beetlejuice 2 Has a Writer

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Another shocking piece of news this afternoon as Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has tapped Marvel’s Runaways and Rememory scribe Mike Vukadinovich to re-write the screenplay for Beetlejuice 2.

Currently, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are working together on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo, but both are said to be excited at the prospect of working together again, as attempts to get the project off the ground have been on and off for several years.