'TOY STORY 4' DIRECTOR JOSH COOLEY TACKLING 'LITTLE MONSTERS' FOR UNIVERSAL 07/12/20 @ 8:43 pm EST
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'TEEN TITANS GO!': MARV WOLFMAN & GEORGE PEREZ TO APPEAR 05/13/21 @ 11:29 am EST
reports that Universal’s monsters movie projects are hitting the next generation.
Josh Cooley, who helmed the Oscar-winning Toy Story 4
, is set to write and direct Little Monsters
, a live-action hybrid monster feature that will be produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films.
The project is based on the artistic outlines and character designs of concept artist Crash McCreery, who has worked on such movies as Jurassic World, Kong: Skull Island
and also takes cues from the studio’s rich nearly-100-year history of monster movies. McCreery will executive produce.Little Monsters
’ logline is being kept caged, but sources have described it as a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multigenerational approach to the monsters.
Developing the studio’s monsters movie legacy, which famously includes indelible takes on Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, is one of the top priorities for the studio. It is basking in the afterglow of the success, both financial and critical, from a modern retelling of The Invisible Man
, which was released earlier this year. Leigh Whannell, the writer and director of the movie, is now working on a sequel as well as tackling a new Wolfman
re-imagining that will star Ryan Gosling.
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HE-MAN, TEELA MAKEOVERS REVEALED IN FIRST LOOK AT NETFLIX'S 'MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION'05/13/21 @ 11:18 am EST
The Teen Titans have become a unique cornerstone of the DC Comics world, with the ensemble of superheroes being adapted in countless ways across comics, television, and movies. One of the most popular among those is easily Teen Titans Go!
, the Cartoon Network mainstay that provides a lighthearted and often surreal take on the team.
As the Teen Titans prepare for their latest major crossover, which will see them joining forces with DC's Super-Hero Girls
, another upcoming episode of their series is set to pay homage to their comic roots in a pretty epic way.
Late last month, Cartoon Network released a trailer for the Teen Titans Go!
and DC's Super-Hero Girls
crossover, as well as some other details regarding their May programming. Hidden among that was confirmation of an upcoming Teen Titans Go!
episode titled "Marv Wolfman and George Perez," which will feature appearances of some kind from comic greats and The New Teen Titans
creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez.
Airing on Saturday, May 29th at 9 a.m. ET/PT, the Teen Titans Go!
episode sees Marv Wolfman and George Perez in a situation in which they must pitch an idea for the new Teen Titans in 24 hours, so they brainstorm different concepts for the team. (via ComicBook
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'THAT TEXAS BLOOD' KICKS OFF HARROWING NEW STORY ARC05/13/21 @ 11:07 am EST
Mattel Television and Netflix released the first look Masters of the Universe: Revelation
, and it turns out the characters — including He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and Orko — look a lot like they did on the beloved 1980s animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
, just a bit glowed up.
They also announced the show will premiere globally on July 23.
Since the series was announced in 2019, fans have been speculating just what executive producer and showrunner Kevin Smith — writer-director of Clerks, Chasing Amy
— would be doing with the property. As the images make clear, Smith and the team at Powerhouse Animation (also the animation studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania
series) are paying homage not just to the look of the original series, but its storylines as well. (via Variety
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‘THE WITCHER’ DIRECTOR CHARLOTTE BRäNDSTRöM JOINS AMAZON’S ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ SERIES‘05/13/21 @ 11:03 am EST
Fan-favorite writer Chris Condon and artist Jacob Phillips return to the popular crime series That Texas Blood
for an all new story arc this June from Image Comics. That Texas Blood #7
will pick up the story after volume one’s traumatic and bloody conclusion and drop readers straight into a harrowing new chapter.
"Returning to Ambrose County and these characters is like going home in many ways. They feel like old friends more than old creations and none more so than Sheriff Joe Bob Coates. I'm beyond excited to explore a bit of Joe's past in this next story arc as we travel back in time to 1981. We'll see new places, meet new people, and explore ideas we haven't before. I've always believed that the beginning years of any decade are the hangover of the previous one, and I am absolutely thrilled that we are allowed to dissect this over the next six issues with our merry band of Ambrose Countians,” said Condon. “But don't be fooled, we aren't viewing the past through rose-colored glasses. I've said before that Texas is America's mystical land, but every fantasy world has a minotaur lurking in the dark or a dragon breathing through smoking nostrils over armor-clad corpses. Our Texas is no different. The shadows there stretch to the horizon, devouring all light. But there are some who see the darkness and strike a match to light the way. I hope that you'll join us on our trip down Highway 90, into the heart of Ambrose County and into the dark depths of the past. But don't you fret, we're not out of matches yet."
In That Texas Blood #7
, Joe Bob reminisces about one of his first cases: a haunting and bizarre evening that left a boy dead, a girl missing, a cult on the loose, and introduced a mysterious man called Harlan Eversaul.
Phillips added: “We are taking a deeper dive into the world of Ambrose County, blowing off some of that desert dust and seeing what lurks beneath.”That Texas Blood #7
Cover A by Phillips (Diamond Code APR210194) and That Texas Blood #7
Cover by Marc Aspinall (Diamond Code APR210195) will be available at comic book shops
on Wednesday, June 30. That Texas Blood
is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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Deadline'THE FLASH': "FAMILY MATTERS, PART 1" PHOTOS RELEASED05/13/21 @ 10:58 am EST
reports that Charlotte Brändström, whose credits include episodes of The Witcher
and the upcoming Jupiter’s Legacy
, has signed to direct two episodes of Amazon Studios’ The Lord Of The Rings
Brändström joins JA Bayona and British Chinese Director Wayne Che Yip in helming the show, which is now filming in New Zealand. Set thousands of years before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
and The Lord Of The Rings
, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
Swedish-French director Brändström is an International Emmy nominee for Julie, chevalier de Maupin
. Her credits also include The Man In The High Castle
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'ANNIE LIVE!' MUSICAL EVENT GETS 2021 HOLIDAY SEASON BROADCAST ON NBC05/12/21 @ 3:44 pm EST
We're gradually getting closer to the release of Disney+'s Loki
, a new original series that will take Tom Hiddleston's take on the trickster god to new heights. After treating fans to a slew of trailers and teasers, Marvel recently unveiled a new promo poster for the series, which features Loki surrounded by a number of new characters. In addition to previously-identified characters like Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the poster provides the best look yet at a character dubbed Miss Minutes, a cartoon clock who appears to be the mascot of the Time Variance Authority.
There's currently no indication of just how prominently Miss Minutes is going to fit into the show, outside of her briefly being featured in the series' trailers and merchandising. Still, the idea of a cartoon mascot canonically having a role in the MCU has definitely intrigued some Marvel fans, who quickly took to Twitter to discuss the character. Some are comparing Miss Minutes to other handy cartoon mascots from popular culture, while others are speculating if she could have a larger role in the Loki
series than meets the eye. Here are just a few of those responses. (via ComicBook
is expected to debut on June 9 on Disney+. The poster is below.
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NBC will broadcast the holiday musical event Annie Live!, with Robert Greenblatt as executive producer along with Neil Meron, who has served as executive producer on such NBC’s live musicals The Sound of Music Live! and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Deadline reports.ADULT SWIM ANNOUNCES NEW VENTURE BROS, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, AND METALOCALYPSE FILMS05/12/21 @ 3:37 pm EST
Annie Live! will be directed by Lear deBessonet, Artistic Director for New York’s revival series Encores and creator of the Public Works program at the Public Theatre, which produces community-engaged productions with as many as 200 performers.
Sergio Trujillo (Ain’t Too Proud, Memphis) will choreograph the production, Paul Tazewell will design the costumes and Jason Sherwood the scenery. Tazewell is a veteran of two NBC live musicals, The Wiz Live! and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He recently designed costumes for film Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.
The live event is being produced by Chloe Productions, and will be available to stream on Peacock following the broadcast.
Casting was not announced.
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Over the span of its history, Adult Swim has produced some of the biggest animated series in television history, and it seems as if the Cartoon Network programming block is bringing back some fan favorites.New movies have been announced for The Venture Bros, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Metalocalypse. While each of these series ended following a number of seasons hitting Adult Swim, fans have been waiting to see them return in some form or fashion, and it seems as if the new films will continue the oddball journeys of the Aqua Teens, Venture family, and Dethklok.'KNIVES OUT 2': JANELLE MONáE LATEST TO JOIN CAST05/12/21 @ 3:26 pm EST
Adult Swim released official descriptions for the three films, breaking down what fans can expect from each:
"The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly "Falconback Project" as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation? The new movie is created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha. The movie soundtrack will be released on WaterTower Music."
"Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. The Venture Bros. is created, written and executive produced by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer."
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
"A continuation of the hit animated series, fans will find out what happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis and follows the strange everyday lives of three human-sized food products living in New Jersey."
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JOHN ROMITA JR. JOINS 'FANTASTIC FOUR' FOR GIANT-SIZED 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE05/12/21 @ 3:20 pm EST
Rian Johnson’s upcoming sequel to Knives Out
just added another huge addition to its ensemble as sources tell Deadline
Janelle Monáe is set to join Daniel Craig in the next installment, to which Netflix recently landed the rights.
Dave Bautista and Edward Norton were also recently added to the cast.
Deadline first reported in March that Netflix was closing a deal north of $400 million for the next two installments, an historic deal for streamers. Johnson is back to write and direct the pic and will produce with his partner Ram Bergman with Craig reprising the role of super sleuth Benoit Blanc.
Plot details are unknown at this time other than Craig returning to solve another mystery revolving around a large cast of suspects. It is also unknown who Monae will be playing in the pic.
Production is set to start this summer in Greece.
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This year, Marvel Comics is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! Home to concepts and characters that revolutionized comic book storytelling, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s beloved creations have enjoyed one of the most memorable sagas in comic book history and this year will see some of greatest adventures yet! Following the highly anticipated BRIDE OF DOOM storyline, August’s FANTASTIC FOUR #35 will be a special giant-sized spectacular that will see series writer Dan Slott teaming up with legendary artist John Romita Jr.
Recently returned to the House of Ideas, Romita Jr. is back to bringing his incredible artwork to Marvel’s biggest heroes, starting with this celebratory 60th anniversary issue for Marvel’s First Family. FANTASTIC FOUR #35 will launch a brand-new storyline that will see every iteration of the iconic villain Kang teaming up for a devious plot that will unravel across Fantastic Four history!
The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang’s final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Still dealing with the repercussions of Doctor Doom’s climactic wedding, the groundbreaking changes to the Fantastic Four’s status quo are just beginning. Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale and a third story written and drawn by Jason Loo in his Marvel Comics debut!
“I’ve read, and been told by much smarter people, that ‘luck is the residue of design’ so I won’t even attempt to claim I designed the events of these last few months, but I will take this kind of luck any day any time,” Romita Jr. said. “I was lucky to begin my career with Marvel and now am extremely lucky to re-connect with Marvel. That’s an enormous amount of good fortune. I sincerely thank all the folks up at Marvel, and Disney, who worked for this fortunate re-connection to happen.
“To add to all this, and I hate to add a third section to my good fortune, is the opportunity to start off with a huge project, which is the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! It is an honor and extreme privilege to be asked to work on this along with a friend and former collaborator, Dan Slott! Along with ink artist JP Mayer, I am looking forward to this being up for viewing in August!”
Check out Mark Brooks’ cover below, spotlighting FF members past and present, interior art from John Romita Jr., and be on the lookout for more exciting news about the Fantastic Four’s fabulous 60th anniversary celebration!