Friday, 2 March 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Week

This weeks stories that I didn't post up, and all of them are pretty important!

Avengers: Infinity War Moved Forward By A Week!

In a strange but welcome move, using Robert Downey Jr. and Twitter, Marvel announced that Avengers: Infinity War has been moved forward by a week to April the 27th 2018. Great news for all of us chewing at the bit to see it asap!

Kristen Wiig Playing Cheetah In Wonder Woman 2?

Numerous news outlets including reported this week that actress Kristen Wiig was being pursued for the role of the famous Wonder Woman villain "Cheetah" in the WW sequel which will be based in a 1980's cold war setting. I admit that when I first read this I thought it may have been a joke or fake news but it seems to be real. I couldn't quite see the comedy actress playing Cheetah, but I'm hoping once we see some artwork or set photos in the future I'll be proven wrong!

Disney Jr. Announces The Rocketeer Animated Series For 2019

Disney Junior has begun production on The Rocketeer, a new animated adventure TV series for young kids and their families slated to debut in 2019.

Inspired by Dave Stevens’ popular comic book series, The Rocketeer follows Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise package on her birthday revealing she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who has the ability to fly with the help of a rocket-powered jet pack. Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit is ready to take flight and save the day with her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose, who join her on her epic adventures.

The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Junior. D’Ambrosia said, “We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience. The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.”

Geared towards kids 2-7 and their families, each episode of The Rocketeer will feature two 11-minute stories and include an original song. Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots) is executive producer. The series will be produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 74 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.


Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game - Official Teaser Trailer

A new mobile-based game set in the world of Harry Potter was announced this week and it actually looks quite good. One for my kids for sure! Here's the teaser trailer.

Cobra Kai - Teaser Trailer#2

The second teaser trailer for the Karate Kid spin off series "Cobra Kai" is here!

The Witcher Netflix TV Series: Character Breakdowns Revealed

The Netflix showrunners for the upcoming The Witcher show (yay!) have released character breakdowns, and I can't wait! :D

Stoic. Circumspect. Balanced. Fierce. Soft and squishy in a tiny place in his heart that he’ll never reveal until maybe the end and even then it will just be a hint

Fiery. Proud. Shrewd. Contradictory. Seeking to fill a family sized hole in her heart even though she resents it and swears she’s just fine on her own but she is not and we love her for being both independent and vulnerable.

Resilient. Relentless. Brazen. Growing. She’s going to change the world and what the hell is she supposed to do except be scared and be bold and learn and adapt and find a family who can walk by her side no matter what and maybe just maybe teach her the meaning of love.

Ladylike. Faithful. Extrasensory. Steady. Really annoyed with this game because we can’t pretend all Roaches are the same so she’d prefer some singularity and individual recognition instead of all being lumped together by blatantly horsist people.

Extravagant. Caddish. Loose-lipped. Loyal. Hides behind the exterior of an idiot when in actuality he is the keeper of Geralt’s realities (even if he exaggerates his own heroics) AND the truths of the world which means he’s far more important than we realize…

Spunky. Idealistic. Insecure. Conflicted. Young and naive and lacking the confidence of sorceresses which means she is ripe for manipulation but when she finally transcends the crap she has a chance to be loved as herself and not as “the third wheel with Yen”

Conflicted. Charismatic. Haunted. Pure of heart. Despite being young he’s like a relic of a simpler time when knights in shining armor always won the girl but now in the face of harsh reality he must learn what it means to actually be heroic and brave for others.

Eloquent. Ensconced. Worldly. Haunted. The worst of the worst who transforms into the best of the best or at least he strives to be and it’s the most incredible journey to watch as an evil addicted monster becomes the essence of “humanity personified” in the hansa.

Mercenary. Conspiratorial. Power hungry. Ruthless. Handsome as all get out which is important because (as Geralt says “one could expect anything from a man looking like this”) he is the essence of evil hidden behind beauty which makes him very very dangerous.

Imperialistic. Ruthless. Monarchical. Masquerader. Above all he’s a survivor having spent most his life running and pretending so it’s no wonder he craves power because what’s more stable than being on top (and what’s better than a villain whose head you kinda get.)

Saucy. Savage. Conciliatory. Commonsense. The epitome of the novels’ shades of grey who embodies unrequited romance and also unbelievable strength and also the skills to kill and also the ability to crusade for peace and also and also and also.

Sadistic. Ghoulish. Ruthlessly efficient. Hedonistic. His depth lies in his lack of depth because we keep searching for reason or redemption and in fact there is none just a cold brutal soul who desires to be colder and what’s more terrifying than that?

Perceptive. Protective. Merciful.The most beautiful. An observer/ philosopher/ seeker of freedom which means he didn’t kill just because he could but rather sought to understand why others wanted to kill him which is EVERYTHING.

Sharp. (Anything but) Simple. A phoenix from the flames. The missing piece. Determined to survive the shit despite never being given the tools to do so and found a family where she least expected but also found what it meant to be loyal to someone other than herself

Fiesty. Fierce. Wise. A diplomat of the highest order. His gruff demeanor and crude language belies an intelligent soul who has his finger on the pulse of the Continent’s complicated landscape and who’s well on his way to a life in politics VOTE FOR YARPEN!

Iron Man's Mark L Suit Revealed For Infinity War Via Hot Toys Figure

Iron man needs an upgrade to battle Thanos and his hordes in Infinity War, so here's the Mark L as shown by the new Hot Toys figure!

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