Disney+ Officially Announced

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After months of rumors and announcements, we finally have a name and official confirmation for Disney’s long-awaited streaming service, now titled Disney+. The service will launch in the United States in late 2019, with the previously announced Mandalorian from Jon Favreau, as well as official confirmation of the Loki series, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his fan-favorite role.

Additionally, we also have the reveal of a new series showcasing the early life of Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Diego Luna reprising his role. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.” Currently no release date has been set for that series.

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First Look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher

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Netflix has revealed a first look at Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as silver-haired Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming adaptation series of The Witcher, by way of a costume and makeup test. Based on the best-selling fantasy novel series that has gone to inspire a trilogy of award-winning video games, The Witcher follows a lone monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a vicious and dangerous world.

Also starring alongside Cavill is 17-year-old Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as the knight Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy. Hit the jump to check out the makeup test in full.

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Falcon and Winter Soldier Series On The Way

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Variety is reporting that another Marvel mini-series is being worked on for the upcoming Disney streaming service, with this one gaining more traction a little quicker than the others. The Falcon & Winter Soldier are getting a team-up series for the service, with Malcolm Spellman (Empire) on board to write the series. This makes it the only Marvel streaming series to have a writer attached.

Additionally, it’s also being reported that the previously announced Scarlet Witch series will co-star Paul Bettany’s Vision, and be more about the couple themselves, than just Wanda Maximoff.

Brec Bassinger to Play Stargirl!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”

Marvel Developing Limited Series for Streaming Service

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It seems that DC Entertainment isn’t the only name in the streaming service game anymore, as Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel Studios are developing two limited event series, focusing on Loki, and Scarlet Witch. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their respective roles, with large budgets to ensure the series are done right.

It’s speculated that the shows will be 6 episodes each, with Kevin Feige in charge of production, ensuring that they fall in line completely with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, unlike current television counterparts. Additionally, no creative teams have been attached as of yet, but expect to hear more, soon.

Kelsey Grammer In Talks for Doom Patrol

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That Hashtag Show is reporting that Frasier and Transformers: The Last Knight star, Kelsey Grammer, is being eyed to take on the role of The Chief for the DC Universe upcoming adaptation of Doom Patrol. The casting is still in early talks, but that would certainly be some fantastic casting for a very deep character.

Eccentric, brilliant, paternal, and mysterious. The Chief is a noted scientist, wealthy investor and, of course, leader of The Doom Patrol. The Chief rescued each member of his team from horrific accidents, nurtured them to health, resuscitated their self-esteem and sent them into the world to defend a populace that sees them as little more than freaks. His disarming manner does little to conceal a steely determination and unwavering devotion to defending Earth from Evil’s oddest entities.

Swamp Thing Character Breakdowns Revealed

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That Hashtag Show has revealed character breakdowns for Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing, and Abby Arcane from the upcoming live-action adaptation streaming on the DC Universe. The character breakdowns reveal a pretty accurate portrayal of the two main characters of the series, which is absolutely re-assuring.

It seems we should expect a very Shape of Water-inspired adaptation, as the film is even name-dropped in the breakdowns. Hit the jump to read them, and let us know what you think about the surprise series’ chances at being a hit.

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Live-Action Swamp Thing Announced for DC Universe

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DC Universe, it’s been revealed that James Wan will be producing a live-action Swamp Thing series for the streaming service, as well. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.

The story will follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane as she returns to her home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she meets Alec Holland, who is quickly taken from her, but morphs into the elemental Swamp Thing after his resurrection.

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DC Universe Streaming Service Announced

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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.

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Streaming Live on Twitch This Sunday!

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If you’re interested, I’ll be streaming some design work this Sunday! I’m not exactly sure of the time just yet, but head over to my Twitch by clicking the banner above and give me a follow to get updated when I go live!

This will be my first stream, so I’m pretty excited to give it a try and look forward to chatting with everyone while also getting some much-needed work done!

Stranger Things 3 Confirmed by Netflix

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Just in case there was any doubt, Netflix has confirmed that Stranger Things will be getting a third season, possibly as soon as Fall 2018. The company made the announcement on Twitter after submitting a poll asking fans whether or not the show should be renewed. “For the love of Steve, duh,” the tweet reads. “So hold tight baby darts — season three is officially happening.

Stranger Things’ second season debuted October 28th to massive critical acclaim, and record streaming numbers. Ross Duffer stated that they envisioned the second season as a movie sequel rather than a traditional followup. “I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel,’” Ross said. “If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.

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.

Spotify Headed to Xbox One

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After what seems like an eternity for Xbox users, it appears that Spotify is headed to Xbox One with an upcoming app. Pictures of Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) testing a Spotify app for Xbox One were spotted on Reddit earlier this week, and sources confirm that the app is set to release soon, as it is currently being tested internally.

The new Spotify app for Xbox will finally give users of Microsoft’s console access to the popular music streaming service, several years after the service became available on Sony’s family of PlayStation consoles.