So this just happened. For all you Young Justice Fans out there, one of the original showrunners, Greg Weisman, has some positive news for us. Previously, our own Mick Joest wrote about Netflix taking a look at the viewing numbers for a potential Young Justice Season 3, and now we have some additional pieces of info on how you can help make this a reality. On a recent episode of Kirblog, Weisman let us know that while he does work for Nickelodeon now and no longer Warner Brothers, he has had conversations with both parties (Warner Brothers and Netflix) and has a better understanding of where they are with reviving the show. The podcast is worth listening to and can be found here.
Weisman explains that in order to understand how we can make this happen, we have to understand why the show was cancelled in the first place. The actual budget of the show was paid for by Mattel in return for the toy licensing. The issue is that with the toy line failing, Mattel pulled their funding, and the show was left dead in the water. If we are able to generate revenue through different ways, then we can make this happen. As Weisman puts it, it would take a push from a few major organizations — Netflix, DC Comics, and Warner Brothers. He even provided us with a few different things we can do as fans to help make the movement happen:
A.Binging on Netflix - This shows Netflix the series is wanted and if a 3rd season were released fans would eagerly watch.
B.Buying newYoung Justice DVDs/Blu-ray/on iTunes - This shows Warner Brothers and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment that financially, this is a viable product. Used copies would not go to Warner Brothers, so only purchasing new helps.
C.Buying the E-Comics either on iTunes or Comixology – This shows DC Comics that there is an interest in this product and will help in conversations with Warner Brothers.
Even taking to Twitter, Weisman advises fans to use hashtags #KeepBingingYJ and #BuyYJBluRaysDVDs. We are closer than we have ever been before to a Young Justice Season 3. There are already plans and a story for the third season, they just need our support! I don’t know about you guys, but I could use another “Hello, Megan!” and I want to find out what happens to Wally after that finale! I just wonder if fans of the series will go out of their way to purchase it when they can stream it on Netflix for free. Only time will tell. #KeepBingingYJ
Genndy Tartakovsky is bringing Samurai Jack back to life on Adult Swim. We got our first bloody look at the character recently, and now the network has released a must watch behind-the-scenes video that focuses on the return of the series, which is currently in production in Los Angeles.
The story follows Jack, a samurai who travelled through time with the quest to head back to where he came from and defeat the demon Aku. In a previous interview, Tartakovsky talked about the return of the series:
“I think through the years, after we finished Jack, almost every year it seems like Samurai Jack has gotten more and more popular and more and more people have seen it. I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost. I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story."
We learn from the featurette that a lot has changed since the series finale. It’s explained that the new series does pick up elements from the original story, but it takes place many years later and a lot has changed. He wouldn't give any details, but he said the first episode would be a cool reveal. Tartakovsky also talked about making the series for Adult Swim vs. Cartoon Network:
"Making [Samurai Jack] for Adult Swim versus Cartoon Network, it's been a really big challenge. I didn't want to go full-on heads getting chopped off and blood spurting everywhere, but at the same time I wanted to...take advantage of some of those [opportunities.]"
The show is set to premiere later this year during Adult Swim's Toonami block. I can't wait to see Jack back in action and to finally see where the story goes from where the series left off back in 2004.
Disney’s upcoming remake of their 1977 film Pete’s Dragon looks like an absolutely wonderful film, and today we have a new extended TV spot for you to check out. It includes a charming song being sung by Oakes Fegley, who plays Pete in the film, and it also features some great new footage from the film that includes Elliot the dragon. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing this movie. It looks like it’s going to be great.
David Lowery directed the film and it also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
As far as I know, no official action figures have been released for the classic animated series The Legend of Korra, which is a bloody shame. I wonder why that is, you’d think they would just fly off the shelves. There have been a couple of statuettes, but that’s it.
Well, the first Legend of Korra figure is here. It features the main character Nendoroid Korra, and it comes from Good Smile Company. It’s a cool little figurine that has a cuteness factor, but I would much rather have a more traditional style action figure as this one only has only two kinds of poses. Maybe one day there will be a “real” Legend of Korra action figure line, but until that happens, this will have to tide you over. With the way the figure is proportioned, they should have given her a little baby belly like the kid version of the character in the animated series. I’ve included a video as a little reminder of what I'm talking about below the photos.
From Nickelodeon's "The Legend of Korra", the sequel to "Avatar: The Last Airbender" comes a Nendoroid of the main character, Korra! She has been shrunk down into cute Nendoroid size with a tough, confident expression that captures her personality and charm!
Korra can be displayed with her feet firmly grounded preparing herself for a battle, or instead jumping through the air with special bending effect parts! Her hair is fitted with joints and the effect parts each have their own stands that can be moved around to suit various different poses!
You can currently pre-order the item at Good Smile’s online store for 4,444 yen, which is around $43.35 in the US.
Attack on Titan season two has finally gotten a premiere date! During the "Shingeki Matsuri" event that took place over the weekend, it was announced that season two of Attack on Titan will premiere in the spring 2017. They also released an Attack on Titan promo image, along with a list of the cast and crew who will be involved with the second season.
Fans have been waiting for this series for way too long. I’m still bummed that we have to continue to wait until 2017. and all I have to say is that season two better be worth the wait and the patience. The series was supposed to premiere this year, but it was postponed.
Below you'll find a list of the cast and crew. Hopefully, they will deliver a second season that will be absolutely mind-blowing.
Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki (director of first season) Director: Masashi Koizuka (storyboard, episode director for first season) Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi Character Design: Kyoji Asano Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano, Satoshi Kadowaki, Ayumi Yamada Animation Production: WIT STUDIO Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka Action Animation Director: Yasuyuki Ebara, Arifumi Imai, Takuma Ebisu Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi Titan Setting: Takaaki Chiba Prop Design: Takuma Ebisu Color Key: Ken Hashimoto Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara 3DCG Director: Shigenori Hirozumi 3DCG Producer: Shuhei Yabuta Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada Editing: Aya Hida Sound Director: Masafumi Mima Music: Hiroyuki Sawano Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi Sound Production: Techno Sound
Yuuki Kaji as Eren Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa Marina Inoue as Armin Kishō Taniyama as Jean Yu Shimamura as Annie Yu Kobayashi as Sasha Shiori Mikami as Christa Hiro Shimono as Conny Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertholt Saki Fujita as Ymir Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi Daisuke Ono as Erwin Romi Park as Hanji Keiji Fujiwara as Hannes
Painter and makeup artist Lucia Pittalis has some seriously impressive skills, and she puts them to use transforming herself into anyone she damn well pleases. Below you’ll find a video and a collection of photos showing some of the movie characters and celebrities she’s turned herself into. They include characters like Gene Wilder’s Dr. Frankenstein, Iggy Pop, Al Pacino from Scarface, Sylvester Stallone from Rambo, Hulk Hogan, and more. Oh! And she doesn’t use any kind of prosthetics! It’s madness!
Hot Topic has revealed a new fashion line of clothing that revolves around the upcoming DC Entertainment film Suicide Squad. Most of the clothes that they’ve designed centers around the three characters Harley Quinn, Joker, and Katana. So if you like the look of these characters, now you can dress up like them whenever you want!
The clothes range from $10 (Harley Quinn's "Puddin'" choker) to $89 (The Joker's trench coat). Most of the products will be available to purchase in Hot Topic stores while a few of them are online exclusives. If you like anything you see and you want to order anything, click here.
LEGO artist and enthusiast The Deathly Halliwell has created his own LEGO-version of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet that the Mad Titan wields. The master builder used LifeLites to give the stones their cosmic glow as well as Thanos’ burning red villainous eyes. LEGO Thanos has the power to bring down the fury of LEGO on the world and bury it in bricks.
Couch Tomato is back with another fun movie comparison video. His latest episode points out 24 similarities between Training Day and Zootopia, two movies that seemingly couldn't be more different from each other.