After the box office flop that was Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney essentially shelved all future spin-off films, instead choosing to focus on the main Skywalker saga and Star Wars: Episode IX. However, the addition of Disney+ seems to have shaken things up, as it’s being rumored that the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film could find life as a streaming series on the service with as many as six episodes.
While still just a rumor, the script is said to be great, with Disney high on developing the property. If The Mandalorian and Cassian have success on the platform we could see quite the influx of mini-series in our future.
It looks like we have some of our first details on the upcoming Disney+ streaming series, Loki. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has recruited Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty, HarmonQuest) to write the pilot, and serve as showrunner.
Additionally, it’s said that the series will follow a younger Loki as he traverse across time on Midgard, manipulating events across human history for his own amusement. Marvel is supposedly looking for a very Doctor Who vibe for the series.
Netflix has revealed that they have partnered with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth for an all-new Transformers animated series to set to premiere in 2020. Transformers: War for Cybertron will be an origin story featuring unique animation by Polygon Pictures. FJ DeSanto, a franchise veteran who has worked on the Transformers animated web series Titans Return and Power of the Primes, has been brought on as series showrunner.
“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”
A new rumor from HN Entertainment is reporting that Ridley Scott still has plenty more plans for the Alien franchise, with new series in development for Hulu. The report suggests that the series could adopt an anthology format, with each individual season covering a different region or era of the Alien universe.
The second series currently has no details, but as this is all speculation, take it with a grain of salt. However, with the Disney/Fox merger going through in a month, it makes sense.
It would seem that Marvel Studios and Hulu’s partnership for The Runaways isn’t quite finished yet, as the two have announced a partnership for four new animated series, and a standalone special. The streaming service has ordered animated series adaptations for M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, The Tigra & Dazzler Show and Howard the Duck, as well as the special The Offenders,which will bring all of these heroes together for a team-up mission in the same vein as The Avengers.
Quite the ridiculous premise seems to be ahead for these four, but with a fun twist on the characters and the eventual team-up to be had in the future, this is a promising endeavor. There is currently no release date for any of the specials.
While the reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise is still up and running, it would seem that it has a little more up its sleeve. According to Deadline, Netflix is working with Constantin Film to bring the survival horror franchise to the streaming service in a live-action television series.
The project is in the early stages of development, and is expected to “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”
Netflix has shared the first full trailer for their upcoming adaptation to the cult-classic Gerard Way comic series, The Umbrella Academy. It looks like it’s going to be quite the faithful adaptation, with Netflix really putting in some serious budget for the series.
The series stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh. The Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15th.
According to a report from Discussing Film, Marvel Studios is potentially developing a Lady Sif TV series for the Disney+ streaming service. Kevin Feige is said to be producing the show, with Jaimie Alexander potentially reprising her titular role as Lady Sif.
It’s placement in the timeline is still very much unknown, and Alexander’s busy schedule with Blindspot is sure to make things difficult. Given that each series of Disney+ has been a mini-series, though, it’s not entirely off the table for the actress.
Netflix has released the first full look at what is certain to be Frank Castle’s last go-around on the streaming service, with Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2. After being given a second chance at the end of the first season, Frank comes across Amy Bendix, an obscure character from the comics in need of his help, giving him reason to pick up his guns once again.
The trailer is great, and packed to the brim with ultraviolence that the character is already known for. Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 hits Netflix on January 18th.
It would appear the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl, is certainly going to have quite the star-studded cast with The Wrap confirming that Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket) has been cast as Pat Dugan, aka S.T.R.I.P.E., the stepfather of Stargirl. Dugan was a hero as a teenager, with the codename Stripesy. Dugan is the pilot of the S.T.R.I.P.E. armor, which stands for Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer. In the comics, Courtney became Stargirl after learning about her stepfather’s heroic legacy, and he donned the armor to look after her, and help her grow.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” said Geoff Johns. “And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion — his presence and professionalism — and his creative collaboration, his ideas — we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”
Netflix kicked off the New Year with a teaser trailer, poster, and premiere date reveal for the highly anticipated Stranger Things 3. The teaser and poster don’t reveal much about the upcoming season, outside of its Summer 1985 setting, which should give us a nice change of pace.
Stranger Things 3 will hit Netflix on July 4th, making for quite the binge-worthy addition on a national holiday here in America. You can hit the jump to check out the first poster for the upcoming season.
DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.
Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.
The cast of Stargirl continues to grow, with the focus now on the Injustice Society and its group of villains, according to Deadline. Neil Hopkins (LOST) will play Lawrence “Crusher” Crock, aka Sportsmaster. Joy Mosmanski (The Following) will play his partner-in-crime, Tigress. Lastly, Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series) will portray the mastermind behind the Injustice Society, Dragon King.
The cast for Stargirl has filled out nicely, with several characters seeing their live-action debut on the series. That alone should make it quite the can’t-miss series when it debuts in late 2019.
After adding Joel McHale as Starman yesterday, TVLine has confirmed that Lou Ferrigo Jr. (S.W.A.T.) has been cast as Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. In the series, Hourman will be his golden age counterpart, a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability manifest super strength for an hour a day.
Ferrigno Jr. will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
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.