I love Zoids. I never saw Fuzors or Genesis, but Chaotic Century and New Century Zero were awesome! My favorite zoid is the Zaber Fang, but of course, the most famous one is the whole Liger family. All of the Zoids series feature the protagonist using a Liger of some kind and Wild looks to be no different. We first heard about this series a couple months ago, and we’ve gotten a new teaser trailer that points to a release on July 7, 2018, in Japan. I have not seen any word of a western release, but I imagine we will get one eventually.
I do find it interesting how the zoids appear to be smaller than in other series, and people appear to ride on their backs rather than in cockpits. This definitely adds to the more of the wild aspect of the title as wild animals would not have cockpits either. I am excited for this anime and hope that it’s good. What’s your favorite zoid?
We didn’t ask for them, but we’re getting them. The CW has been talking about rebooting Charmed and Roswell, and it appears that during this season of cancellations and renewals, they have decided to green light these reboots as well as 3 other dramas, including a second spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. Here are the details of each series that we currently have.
Originally planned to be a prequel to the original series, Charmed has been reworked by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman to take place in the present day. Jessica O’Toole (Jane the Virgin) and Amy Rardin (Jane the Virgin) will write the script as well as executive produce alongside Urman. Brad Silberling (Jane the Virgin) will direct the show as well as executive produce with Ben Silverman. Madeleine Mantock (Into the Badlands), Melonie Diaz (The Belko Experiment), and Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) will star as the three sisters who discover their witch powers after the death of their mother. Based solely on who is working on the project, if you like Jane the Virgin, you may enjoy this one.
The second adaptation of the young adult book series by Melinda Metz, Roswell will star Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) and Nathan Parsons (The Originals). The reboot is being developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie from The Originals. Here’s a synopsis:
The Vampire Diaries already has one spin-off, The Originals, so why not give it a second. The second spin-off is called Legacies and will star Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis who will be reprising their roles from The Originals. Here’s the synopsis for Legacies.
Greg Berlanti from Arrow and April Blair from Jane By Design will be teaming up for All American. This will be a drama inspired by the life of Spencer Paysinger, a pro football player.
If you’re more into Comedy-dramas (or Dramedies), you may be interested in watching the TV movie In the Dark. Perry Mattfield (Shameless) will star with Austin Nichols (Bates Motel) and Derek Webster (NCIS: New Orleans). Ben Stiller (Zoolander 2) will act as executive producer alongside Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer). This TV movie was created by Corinne Kingsbury.
I think it’s safe to assume that it will be a while before we hear any official announcements about this movie. That being said, McKay only denied that Efron was confirmed as Grayson. It is possible that he is still in the running to play the character. Who do you want to play Dick Grayson? Efron and Dacre Montgomery seem to be at the top of everyone’s minds for the role, but is there someone else that you’d love to see in the role?
He’s got just under a year to get the post-production done, and I’m genuinely excited. Maybe it’s just my love for Zachary Levi, but I think the film has a lot of potential. Hopefully, DC and Warner Bros have gotten their acts together to create great movies. In addition to the filming coming to a close, Levi took to Instagram to announce that all of the toys from the movie will be donated to non-profit organizations around Toronto (where the film was shot).
DC does not have the best track record, but between Aquaman (December 21, 2018) and Shazam! I hope that they can become more consistent. Do you think DC will ever get to the point of making consistently good films or are they stuck with one good film every now and then?
Shazam! Will be released to theaters April 5, 2019.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is due out in roughly two months, so let’s steal some time from Avengers: Infinity War posts to talk about the upcoming film. We know that Ant-Man and the Wasp will deal with the fallout from Captain America: Civil War where Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) became a fugitive as he was on Team Cap. We also know that Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) will finally suit up as the Wasp who is Ant-Man’s partner. We also know that Ghost will be the villain and the Quantum Realm will be explored in more detail in this film. What struggle will Hope have in the film though? Turns out she has a case of I-don’t-need-a-partner-itis.
We saw this a little in Ant-Man. She was training to take over for her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) before he decided to hand the shrinking suit to Scott. She was resentful for a good part of the movie, going on about how she should be the one in the suit and she should be the hero. It sounds like once she suits up as Wasp, she may start seeing no point in teaming up with Scott. CinemaBlend spoke with director Peyton Reed who said this:
It’s not a terribly original story, but it’s understandable since we’ve seen the character deal with similar feelings before. It’s also an interesting twist since the “new” hero is usually not the one not wanting a partner. I’m excited to see this film!
Ant-Man and the Wasp will hit theaters July 6, 2018.
While hyping up Avengers: Infinity War, one of the big things was that this film would be the first Hollywood film to be shot exclusively on IMAX cameras. This meant that you would get an incredible experience if you saw the movie at an IMAX theater. This has drawn praise from self-proclaimed videophiles who appreciate all the work put into the movie and the differences that the IMAX experience gives when taken advantage of. Sadly, in the past, when movies have IMAX sequences, they are cropped to fit the rest of the film during the home releases. This means that you watch your film in your home theater and there’s no trace of that IMAX experience anywhere. Some fans want that to change, especially since the whole film was done using IMAX cameras.
A man by the name of Nathan Lanier started a petition a couple weeks ago on Change.org asking Marvel to include the IMAX resolution version more available. In the past, it was included in the 3D Blu-ray releases of some films, but those are becoming more and rarer as the 3D trend is dying. The petition mentions that it would be great even if it’s only available on the UHD Blu-ray release. Here’s the TLDR of the petition and you can sign it as well if you’d like to get the IMAX experience at home (or come closer to it).
Fans of the Sharknado movies will have to wait about an extra month before the “final” (let’s face it, they’ll revive or reboot it in the not too distant future) film is released on SYFY. Instead of being released July 25, 2018, the film will be released August 19, 2018. I have yet to see the 5th one, but apparently, it leaves the world destroyed with Fin Shepherd being the only one left. This of course, launches us into the sixth film synopsis:
Yup, they’ve brought in time travel. It almost sounds like they wanted to do a mash-up of Sharknado and Kung Fury. I know I’m ready for these movies to be done so we can get to the next ridiculous SYFY original movie.
Many know Simon Pegg from movies like Hot Fuzz, Star Trek Beyond, and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He has yet to be in a Marvel movie though, which feels like it’s becoming rarer as time goes by. However, he has a hero in mind of who he’d want to play if asked by Kevin Feige or someone else at Marvel. Captain Britain. In a recent interview with JoBlo, Pegg was asked what hero he’d like to play and here’s his explanation for why he chose Captain Britain:
As far as I’m aware there’s no Captain Britain film in the works, but Marvel does have plenty of films scheduled that haven’t been announced. Maybe they’ll surprise everyone with that after Avengers 4. Pegg’s next adventure is in Mission: Impossible Fallout which will be in theaters July 27, 2018.
Netflix is seeing more and more value in anime which is great for fans. Deadline reports that Netflix has ordered a new, original anime from Viz Media and Powerhouse Animations (the guys who produced the Castlevania anime) called Seis Manos. The anime will be set in Mexico in the 1970’s.
Both Viz and Netflix have released statements regarding the project. Brad Woods from Viz Media said:
Meanwhile, Director of Japan & Anime for Netflix, John Dederian took the time to mention the passion for anime that many people in Latin America have.
The series was co-created by Brad Graeber, CEO of Powerhouse Animations, and writer Alvaro Rodriguez. Dan Dominguez is another writer of the show and Willis Bulliner will direct. No release date has been given, but the report indicates a global launch of the anime some time in 2019.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt always has some great guest stars and it looks like season 4 will be no different. ComingSoon has unveiled a list of guest stars and it looks like it is going to be amazing!
Busy Phillips will play the daughter of Artie Goodman, Sheba Goodman. She is an heiress who is trying to prove to her family that she is stable enough to be in control of her own money.
Greg Kinnear will be himself (more or less) who gets caught up in Titus’ quest to get back with Mikey Politano.
Bobby Moynihan will play Fran Dodd who is a men’s rights activist. As founder and “C.F.Bro” of The Innocence Broject, he is trying to clear the Reverend’s name as part of his resistance on “the war on men.”
Aidy Bryant will be the willfully ignorant ex-girlfriend of the Reverend, Tabby Bobatti. She lived with the Reverend while he kept the mole women in the bunker and that does not sit well with Kimmy when she finds out.
Jon Hamm will return as the Reverend, Amy Sedaris will reprise her role as Jacqueline’s friend and new assistant Mimi Kanassis, Mike Carlsen will be back as Mikey Politano, Zosia Mamet will return as Sue Thompsteen who gets led into a scam run by Jacqueline and Lillian, and Derek Klena will reprise his role as DJ Fingablast.
The first part of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s season 4 will be on Netflix on May 30, 2018 with the latter half arriving later this year.