Thursday, 23 August 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Month

I haven't been able to post in well over a month (regular posting should resume soon!) so here's a quick look at the entertainment news I've missed:

Wonder Woman 1984 cast and director photo copying The Breakfast Club.

First BTS photo of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth on the set of the new Men In Black reboot movie.

The first official image of Isabella Moner as Dora the Explorer in the new live-action movie.

First official image of Yifei Liu as Mulan in the live-action remake of the Disney film.

Gal Gadot announced her role as "Shank" in Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, a racer not unlike her Fast and Furious character.

Both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have dropped out of the 4th Star Trek reboot movie, so it will probably now be cancelled... How can you have Star Trek without Kirk?

Tom Cruise is said to be the front-runner to play Green Lantern in the new DC movie, but only if they re-write the script which had his character (Hal Jordan?) die at the end...

Fox is developing new movies based on it's biggest animated franchises!

The new DC animated movies have been announced (I can't wait!).

The Flash's new season suit has been shown to us and there are mixed feelings online from Fans. Actor Grant Gustin says it's favourite whilst others hate the new helmet and skinny neck look.

The dates for the highly anticipated CW Arrowverse crossover episodes have been released and this is the one where we'll finally meet one of the Bat-Family - Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose. Superman will also return and will be bringing Lois Lane with him.

LazyTown's Robbie Rotten actor Stefan Karl Stefansson has passed away from cancer at only 43 years old. A huge part of my two daughters' TV upbringing. R.I.P

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Patrick Stewart Returning As Jean-Luc Picard In New Star Trek Show

In a surprise appearance on stage at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention this week actor Patrick Stewart shocked the crowd by announcing that he would be returning to the Star Trek universe as his most beloved character "Jean-Luc Picard". The new CBS show (which has nothing to do with the new Discovery series) has no scripts, no name, and no other cast members yet, but we know that Stewart made absolutely clear that Picard may no longer be a Captain and the version we will see on screen will be very different from the one we know. I'm presuming he means this is a retired character, not the adventurous, space-travelling one we're used to.

Either way, Star Trek fans should be happy for his return to the role. I wonder what cameos we'll see from The Next Generation?!

Charlie's Angels Reboot - Cast Announced

So the main cast for the Charlie's Angels reboot has been announced and we now know that Elizabeth Banks will not only be directing and producing the film but will also portray Bosley. We then have Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and Kristen Stewart as the Angels themselves, although I'm not sure which character each actress is playing yet.

Pretty sure this'll be less tongue-in-cheek and more kick-ass than the previous couple of films with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu!

Birds Of Prey Movie - Characters Revealed

I've held back on the Birds of Prey movie news as I wanted to know who the main villain would be, and now we know, as yesterday it was announced that it'll be none other than Black Mask.

We've never seen a live-action version of Black Mask before, only video game and cartoon iterations, so this should be pretty cool. Add that to Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and it should be fun too.

We also know that the Birds of Prey team will consist of Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya, but no casting news has been released yet. I have my hopes for a couple of actresses here, but we'll see what happens. :)

Ruby Rose Cast As Batwoman

Now before you get too worked up it should be made clear that this is for the CW network in conjunction with their DC TV shows like Arrow, Flash etc and Ruby will be portraying Ms. Kane/Batwoman on the new crossover episode that's coming up soon. It's not for anything like the Birds of Prey movie etc.

Ruby stated on Instagram: "The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different.
Thank you everyone. Thank you god."

I, for one, am ecstatic. I love Ruby Rose and I love all Batman/Gotham characters. Can't wait!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

New Terminator Movie - First Official Image

Here's the first 'official' pic from the upcoming Terminator 2: Judgement Day sequel featuring Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis, and the return of the OG - Linda Hamilton (reprising her iconic role as Sarah Connor).

The movie is produced by James Cameron but directed this time by Tim Miller and this film purposefully dismisses all sequels following the second movie by Cameron. There are no plot details yet, or even a confirmed movie title, but the movie will reunite Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as introducing a new Terminator in the guise of Gabriel Luna (best known for portraying Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D).

Pretty sure the amount of people dreading this film are equal to those who are happy it's being made, but I'm in the latter. :)

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Timeless - New 2 Hour Finale Replaces A 3rd Season After Cancellation

In bonus news for Timeless fans like me we've just heard that a deal has been struck to create a 2 hour finale/mini movie that will finish off the cliffhanger story-line at the end of season 2 after NBC cancelled the show (for a second time!) and scuppered any chances for a 3rd season. It's not the news us fans wanted, but it's good news nonetheless. Loved this show! :D

Disenchantment - Introducing: Dreamland, Bean, Elfo, & Luci - Videos + Pics

Matt Groening, of Simpsons and Futurama fame, has a new show coming out on Netflix soon called 'Disenchantment'. I've posted up stuff about it before but now you have a few introductory videos via Youtube to start you off and whet your appetites for a new cartoon to binge-watch while we all wait for Rick and Morty to return!

VENOM - 2nd Trailer

Well then... This looks a hell of a lot better than the first trailer and dispels all of those internet rumours and worries about us not seeing much of the Venom symbiote in the film. Wow.


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Christopher Robin - Final Trailer

The final trailer for Disney's Christopher Robin film is here, and it still looks adorable.

I'm not ashamed to say that the first trailer, where we first heard Pooh's instantly recognisable voice, brought a tear to my eye, and now that we've seen and heard almost all the classic characters this looks to be an unmissable cinema outing for any Winnie the Pooh fan and their children. Love it.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Alita: Battle Angel - Trailer 2

The 2nd trailer for the strange yet wonderful looking Alita: Battle Angel movie is here.

I know nothing about this film apart from what's been in the trailer (I don't watch anime or read manga which this live-action outing is based on) but it seems to be very much like the 2017 Ghost in the Shell release...


Sunday, 22 July 2018

New Season Trailers For The Orville, The Gifted, Arrow, The Flash, Legends, Supergirl, And Disenchantment

SDCC trailers here for The Orville season 2, The Gifted season 2, Arrow season 7, The Flash season 5, Legends season 4, Supergirl season 4, And Disenchantment season 1.

Some of the trailers re-hash a lot of old season footage, Supergirl, I'm looking at you, but others give us a whole bunch of new stuff to look upon and look forward to as well.

I personally can't wait for The Orville season 2 as this was one of my favourite new shows from the last few years. The others I just carry on with regardless. The last trailer here, 'Disenchantment', is Matt Groeing's (of Simpsons and Futurama fame) new animated series and may be one to look forward to this year.


Saturday, 21 July 2018

New, Full Trailers For Aquaman, Shazam!, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, And Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Well, holy crap. I might just have had some serious goosebumps for a couple of these new SDCC trailers released within the last few hours!

We have below Aquaman, Shazam!, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!

Enjoy! :D

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 - Trailer

I absolutely loved the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and those last few seconds when we heard that The Enterprise with Captain Pike had arrived was spine-tingling for a Trekker like me!

So now the season 2 trailer shows us that Pike isn't just a cameo, but he's taking over as Captain of Discovery and to be honest I think actor Anson Mount (Black Bolt from Marvel's unsuccessful Inhumans series) looks and sounds perfect in the role. Previously seen in both the old 60's series and the 2009 reboot movies they've chosen someone who we instantly recognise as Captain Pike and I can't wait to see what weird changes they'll make to the Star Trek universe and timeline this season.

Glass - First Full Trailer

We finally have the trailer, aired at SDCC today, from the upcoming Unbreakable/Split universe movie 'Glass' starring Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, and of course Samuel L. Jackson.

Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Walking Dead - Season 9 Trailer

The Walking Dead season 9 trailer from SDCC is here! And it's going to be Andrew Lincoln's (Rick Grimes') last season, which he confirmed at the panel... :O

New SDCC Trailers For Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, Young Justice: Outsiders, Iron Fist Season 2, And Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

San Diego Comic Con is in full swing and entertainment news is flowing daily. Below are the new trailers and teasers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (sneak peek), Young Justice: Outsiders (half of this is a season 2 catch-up), Iron Fist season 2 (date announcement teaser), and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (trailer & sneak peek).


Rugrats Cartoon Reboot And CG Movie News

Yes, it's true 90's fans, Rugrats is getting the cartoon reboot treatment along with a new hybrid live-action/CGI movie...

The new cartoon is reported to be 26 episodes with the original creators coming back as executive producers, but no word yet on the voice cast. The movie, set for 2020, will feature computer-generated characters, but no other news on that yet.

New Images From Shazam, Aquaman, And Doctor Who

A few images here from the Shazam and Aquaman movie and then a few from the new Doctor Who series, along with her new, rather tongue-in-cheek, sonic screwdriver from Character Toys.

New Pics From Netflix's She-Ra Animated TV Show

If you grew up in the 80's like me then He-Man and She-Ra were cartoons that you no doubt loved and collected many an action figure from. He-Man had some animated reboots and new figures have done the rounds but now Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have decided to reboot the She-Ra cartoon, with a very different animation style.

It's been heavily criticised online so far in the way it looks (very anime?), especially The Princess of Power herself, and I'm pretty sure it won't be a massive hit, but hey, I'm all for it.

And the 1980's original... 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Revived For One Last Season - Trailer

Amazing news for Star Wars fans as it was announced at San Diego Comic Con yesterday that the CG animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was cancelled to make way for Star Wars: Rebels back in 2013, has been given life once more and will be back for one final season.

The new season will cover The Siege of Mandalore, a story arc that focuses on Ahsoka Tano and her relationship with the Jedi Order in addition to concluding the series’ eighth season. Unfortunately it may not be available to everyone as it'll be on the new Disney streaming service, which has no launch date as of now. Still, it's great news.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who - First Trailer

The new Doctor is in the house!

TITANS - Official First Trailer

I'm a huge DC Comics fan, but I really don't know about this new Titans TV show. This first trailer that just dropped via San Diego Comic Con doesn't give me much hope that it'll be worth watching. :/

Monday, 16 July 2018

UNCHARTED - The New Live Action Fan Film Starring Nathan Fillion!

Yes, this is indeed the legendary Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake in this live action Uncharted short film by Director Allan Ungar and based on the video game series by Naughty Dog.


Nathan Fillion as Drake
Stephen Lang as Sully
Geno Segers as Diego
Mircea Monroe as Elena
Ernie Reyes Jr as El Tigre


Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Month - SUPER-MEGAPOST!!!!

Yet again I've been too busy to be able to post all the stuff below before today. But better late than never!


Invincible Animated Series Coming To Amazon!

As it's one of my favourite comic series' ever made I was super-happy to find out last month that Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, & Ryan Ottley's Invincible (from Image Comics) will be adapted into an animated series by Amazon as part of Kirkman's overall development deal with them, according to Deadline.

Teen Titans' Simon Racioppa will serve as Invincible's showrunner, while Kirkman himself will act as one of the show's executive producers.

A film adaptation of Invincible from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg was announced in April 2017, but nothing has been heard since.

Lucifer Revived By Netflix After Cancellation By Fox

A few shows that didn't deserve to be cancelled got the revive treatment recently (Timeless for a second season before being terminated again being one I am devastated about!) and one of these was Fox's 'Lucifer'. Lickily Netflix listened to the fan outrage and picked it up for themselves with a 4th season. Netflix has done this a few times now and truly seems to be giving TV fans an extra season or two to finish storylines and character arcs, just a shame they weren't around in the Firefly days!

Leaked Avengers 4 Artwork?

Below are a slew of photos that popped up online last month showing characters and costumes for the upcoming 4th Avengers movie (and the Captain Marvel movie it seems). Looks pretty real to me!

Sarah Connor Is Back In New Terminator Movie

As you can see from the pic above Linda Hamilton was on the set of the new James Cameron Terminator move reprising her iconic role as Sarah Connor from the first two films. The new outing is said to totally ignore all other Terminator movies after Terminator 2: Judgement Day to create a real sequel to the Cameron versions, not the terrible sequels we got.

Teen Titans, Venom, Shazam, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984, & Glass, First Official Images

A few pics here from the upcoming Teen Titans TV show (Robin), two from Venom, one of Shazam with his buddy Freddy Freeman, then two from the Godzilla sequel King of the Monsters, an image of the Fisherman King from Aquaman, along with the new poster, two more from Wonder Woman 1984 with Diana and then Cheetah (in human form) and then finally some images from Glass, the next movie in the Unbreakable/Split movie universe... Phew.

First Image Of Black Manta From Aquaman Via New Statue

The title says it all...

New Trailers

I won't say what each video is as it's been a long post and you can see the name of each one on the embedded video anyway! :P

And an added bonus... Just watch, this is cool! - Batman Dance Party By Monster Truck Ninja!